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What exactly does the internet of things encompass? [duplicate]

When I think of the Internet of things, I think of fairly low bandwidth devices connected to the internet. That could be automotive telematics, medical devices, building monitoring, factory sensors,...
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What is the difference between IoT and a Smart Environment?

I have read through a number of papers with a focus on either Smart Environments or IoT. Another paper uses IoT and Smart Environments in the same context, almost interchangeably, which makes me ...
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Industrial Internet vs IoT

Wikipedia on my mother tongue Finnish about Internet of Things (sorry, in Finnish language, but I'll translate the essential) mentions IoT as a synonym or closely related to Industrial Internet. As ...
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Would interconnected spaceships be part of IoT? [duplicate]

Because mankind is probably going to become an interplanetary civilization during this century: Would a spaceship using quantum teleportation hardware that provides IPv6 connectivity between its ...
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Is TechCrunch's definition of “IoT 2.0” significantly different to current best practices?

TechCrunch recently ran an article on the "Internet of Things 2.0", and seem to say that it will be a major architectural change from what currently goes on. Some examples of what they consider "IoT ...
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What is the difference between a module and a chipset?

From this question comments I found out there is some drastical difference if we speak about a chipset or a module. I could not find a definition, that clearly would distinguish these terms to me, as ...
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Are wearables considered IoT? [duplicate]

With the advent of several devices that are now considered wearables (fitbits, snapchat spectacles, apple watch, etc) are these devices considered IoT? Does it depend on the type of connectivity? For ...
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What's the difference between the Internet of Things and the traditional Internet?

What is the difference between the Internet of Things and the traditional Internet? Without the IoT, previously we could communicate with components in various remote monitoring projects with ...
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Relevance of Industry 4.0 to Automotive software engineering [closed]

I have read through the Industry 4.0 reference architecture (RAMI) and I believe I have some understanding of I4.0. I was thinking how can this effect Automotive software engineering. How can I adapt ...
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Class of Wi-Fi connected home automation devices

I would like to know the term for the class of home automation devices that are Wi-Fi connected directly to an access point (not through a bridge like Z-Wave etc.). If I understood this class, then I ...
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What would a “fog node” consist of in OpenFog?

The OpenFog Consortium, a group that is working on an open fog computing specification, has published a white paper about their architecture. They define a fog node as: The physical and logical ...
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What is the difference between the Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything?

As the title says: What is the difference between the Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything and should I care? I came cross two concepts the Internet of Things and the Internet of ...
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Are drones considered part of the IoT by any officials?

To clarify what classifies a device as IoT on a specific example, are all flying drones (UAV) part of the Internet of Things? Or there is some minimum requirement to classify it as IoT? What's the ...
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What is an “Embedded Agent” in reference to a Low Powered IoT Edge Device?

Question: What is the underlining design behind an “Embedded Agent” in relationship to low powered Internet of Things (IoT) edge devices? Some of the IoT cloud service vendors keep referring to ...
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What classifies a device as IoT?

IoT stands for Internet of Things. Would a fitbit or device that connects to a mobile phone or computer through Bluetooth the be considered IoT? What about radio controlled devices? What classifies ...
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What is the difference between IoT and “Industry 4.0”?

When reading about IoT, I often stumble upon the phrase "Industry 4.0". But what is the exact definition of it? Is "Industry 4.0" just a phrase for an IoT application in an industrial environment?