Safety First: Can “Smart” Appliances Reduce Hazards In The Home?

What’s the next big thing in the Internet of Things (IoT)? Connected appliances—think washing machines, refrigerators, and even outdoor grills. The Silicon Valley Business Journal predicts that the IoT market, which could reach $290 billion by 2017, will start in your own home. Imagine the possibilities! Your alarm clock picks up a traffic alert and tells your connected coffee maker to start brewing 10 minutes early, while your clothes dryer gives today’s outfit one last tumble. But when your appliances go on auto-pilot, how do […]