That Nest thermostat you just installed, that digital refrigerator you saw at your friend’s place, and that sleek Apple watch your spin instructor was wearing all has one thing in common. They are part of the Internet of Things – a network of physical devices all connected to the internet. If it sounds futuristic, it’s not. People have been tinkering with the idea of the Internet of Things since 1982 when engineers rigged up the first Coke machine to a computing network. Today, we see the IoT in application across a broad range of consumer products – from vehicles to home appliances. This blog explores the Internet of Things and other technological topics impacting the way we live, play, and work.