The Internet of Things has been around for a while. It includes gadgets like connected scales and the Nike+ shoe, as well as identifying technologies as simple as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. Over the last few years, however, the hardware involved in putting objects online has become more accessible — and The Internet of Things has made a beeline toward the mainstream.
Startups are creating hardware that makes it easy for anyone to connect an object.
You may think I'm joking [Author's note: I am joking... or am I?] but it's no accident at least one of the devices making this possible are described as 'Ninjas'. Taking over your home by stealth.