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The Internet of things needs a lot of work

Stephen Lawson | Nov. 14, 2013
Connected devices, homes, and cars may make life easier in the long run, but they currently are often a chore to live with, says a panel of mobile experts

Home tech also needs to be transformed, Frog's Rolston said. Using a phone to control devices in the home doesn't make sense, he said. The many connected appliances and control should together form a computer of their own.

"The computer is not this box in the corner, or box in your pocket, it's something you are surrounded by," Rolston said. "We have a difficult time with that right now. ... We built a whole industry marketing and developing around boxes."



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