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Chapter 16. The Internet of Things

In general, the primary way people interact with the Internet is by using a browser to view web pages. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the concept that other “things” can also have a presence on the Internet. For example, smart appliances for home automation are connected to the Internet and can provide useful information to homeowners and utility companies. In addition, users of wearable devices (such as smart watches and fitness trackers) might consider themselves to be part of the IoT, as personal information about their location and heart rate finds its way onto cloud services on the Internet. 

Controlling electronic devices takes on a whole new dimension if that control is over the Internet. In this ...

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