The Internet of (your) Things: 7 smart products to connect your home

Dreaming of a smart home? UK retailers are stocking simple IoT products to make it a reality


25 billion things will be connected by 2020. By then, connected kitchen appliances could save food manufacturers 15 percent by monitoring demand to cut waste. The figures, from Gartner, are vague on what a "thing" is, but shouldn't be sniffed at. Our world is becoming increasingly connected, and your home will be no different. From energy saving thermostats to smartphone controlled lighting, here are some products fit for a smart home.