10 smartphone-connected things that (probably) should not be
That sounds pretty awe-inspiring and all, but if one dares to throw away the rose-tinted glasses and take a sober look, the Internet of things is little else but a fancy umbrella term governing a reality in which tiny computers and sensors go into products and places where they may have little to no business in! Imagine a future where everything — your frying pan, your pair of smelly socks, your cutlery, or the cushion Bob's sitting on all day at the office — has become digitized, feeding all kinds of information about the way you use them into mobile apps that buzz with notifications about all the things you're doing wrong. Or could be doing much better.
Guess what... the future is here. But thankfully, not everything about it is bad. There are some potentially great ideas here, but we'd rather let you be the judge.