The week of January 4, 2015

The Internet of Things

Cyberchondria and the downside of connected healthcare

By Mike Wehner

What if your fitness tracker is making you sick?

Quote of the week

“I don’t like seeing all the walled gardens being built, and I think that’s the biggest risk in this space.”

—Alex Hawkinson, SmartThings founder


A 100-year-old house plugs in

By Taylor Hatmaker

When DIY goes digital.

The one problem the Internet of Things hasn’t solved

By Aaron Sankin

Smart devices are going to change the world. Lawmakers can’t just bury their heads in the sand.

Inside Amsterdam’s efforts to become a smart city

By Selena Larson

The Dutch capital is quickly becoming a futuristic tech hub.

Me IRL: Alex Hawkinson

By Molly McHugh

The SmartThings founder warms up for Samsung’s CES keynote.

The missing piece of the smart home revolution

By Dylan Love

Home automation is still considered a feature, not a problem to be disrupted.

Hackers will soon be targeting your refrigerator

By Dylan Love

Thinking of getting a smart home appliance? Do your homework.


How ‘The Brave Little Toaster’ predicted our robot future

By Gillian Branstetter

Think you know this children’s classic? Think again.

Stop calling it the ‘Internet of Things’

By Mike Wehner

The only thing wrong with the Internet of Things is phrase itself.

The future is already here—if you can afford it

By Nico Lang

What the digital revolution means for America’s class divide.

The Internet of Things we don’t need

By Alex La Ferla

Don’t reinvent the wheel. Or the toilet.