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Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things (IoT)

The network of physical objects that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet.
Connected Devices, Smart Devices
Connected Devices, Smart Devices


Smart thermostats that adjust room temperature based on your preferences are IoT devices.


Welcome to our FAQ! Get answers to common questions about modern technology.
What is an example of an IoT application in a home setting?

Smart lighting systems that can be controlled via smartphone.

What are the security challenges in IoT?

IoT faces challenges such as securing data privacy, preventing unauthorized access, and protecting connected devices from cyberattacks.

How does IoT benefit smart cities?

IoT benefits smart cities by improving traffic management, energy efficiency, waste management, and enhancing public safety.


Ashton, K. (2009). That 'Internet of Things' Thing, in the real world things matter more than ideas. RFID Journal.

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