Internet of things

Beware the smart toaster: 18 tips for surviving the surveillance age

We’ve come a long way since the web was just a fun place to share cat gifs – now it’s a place mostly dedicated to finding and selling your personal info. Here’s what you need to know in this new era

What is the Internet of Things and how can it grow my business?

The latest tech buzzword might sound elusive, but getting to grips with it is simpler than it looks

Five in-home robots that could change your life

Whether you want help with cooking, cleaning or even dating, there’s a droid for the job. Here are a handful of home assistants who would love to serve you

Samsung: use your TV as a remote control for your entire home

Announced at CES, Samsung’s new TV features a SmartThings hub that allows control of your lights, thermostat and door locks

Nudge theory: when your smart gadgets nag you

Are constant reminders from home and health gizmos effective in changing behaviours? Silicon Valley would like you to think so

The internet of food: why your steak might have come from a connected cow

Smart sensors are being used to improve agriculture from farming lettuce to producing beef – and even protecting bees

How to turn your old house into a smart home

Connected appliances, heating and more are making homes smarter. But what can you do if you live in a centuries-old dwelling?

From the archive, 19 May 1994: World wide web is the road to knowledge

The world’s computers are talking to each other. As the web spreads, calling someone a geek may yet become a compliment

What is the internet of things?

Google searches have been filled with questions about the internet of things. What is it and why does it matter? Is it safe? Is it even real? Here are some answers