Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
  1. 4K Camera Drone Amazon
    13:37 Deals

    This pro-grade 4K camera drone is $430 at Amazon, and it beats $800+ rivals

  2. Smart Lock Amazon
    10:32 Deals

    eufy’s Smart Lock Touch is stunning, and it has one feature you can’t get with…

  3. Disney Plus Free
    14:51 Deals

    Hidden Amazon deal gets you 6 months of Disney+ for free

  4. Instant Pot Accessories Amazon
    08:41 Deals

    This $27 Instant Pot accessory kit on Amazon will take your Instant Pot to the next level

  5. Amazon Deals
    09:51 Deals

    Today’s best deals: Alexa in your car for $19.99, surprise Fire TV Stick 4K sale, $6…




Your entire world will soon be connected

December 13th, 2013 at 2:25 PM
Internet of Things

Intelligent connected machines and services that surround us – effectively known as the “Internet of Things” (IoT) – will become a $309 billion business by 2020, new research from Gartner shows (via ZDNet). To use Samsung’s famous tag line for promoting mobile devices, IoT will become “the next big thing” in the years to come, as more and more devices will get Internet connectivity, smart features and some sort of awareness. The firm says that IoT devices in use will grow from 900 million units today to 26 billion units by 2020, at a significantly higher rate than smartphones, tablets and PCs, which will reach about 7.3 billion combined units by the same year.

Adding IoT connectivity features to more devices will be even cheaper in the future, to a point at which some devices may have built-in but unused Internet capabilities, as they wait for proper software to deliver smarter features. “A smart vending machine is not the IoT” Gartner analyst Jim Tully said. “But when that vending machine is smart enough to check if it is empty, place and order to be replenished, deliver the order, complete the order and get the finished order to the customer and all without needing an operator, then that is the IoT in action.”

IoT will grow predominantly in areas including medicine, factory automation sensors, industrial robotics, agriculture, automotive, transport monitoring but also water distribution and electrical transmission. Gartner believes that IoT growth will result in $1.9 trillion in global value.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.




Popular News