Broadcom pushes WiFi to connect Internet of things | GigaOm
Chip giant Broadcom has launched a new WiFi chip module for  manufacturers to use to add connectivity to devices, appliances, energy  management gadgets and other things that less commonly have Internet  connections. The WiFi module, which the company is calling Wireless  Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED), contains a  processor, a WiFi radio, a connectivity API, and a software stack.
Broadcom’s move is an effort to use WiFi to tap into the “Internet of  Things,” movement, where every device will one day be able to talk to  each other, beyond just computers and cell phones — think everything  from your car, to sensors throughout your home and office, to your  electricity meter, and even down to tiny objects like the cap of your prescription pills, which could text you and tell you “hey, it’s time to take me now.”

Broadcom pushes WiFi to connect Internet of things | GigaOm

Chip giant Broadcom has launched a new WiFi chip module for manufacturers to use to add connectivity to devices, appliances, energy management gadgets and other things that less commonly have Internet connections. The WiFi module, which the company is calling Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED), contains a processor, a WiFi radio, a connectivity API, and a software stack.

Broadcom’s move is an effort to use WiFi to tap into the “Internet of Things,” movement, where every device will one day be able to talk to each other, beyond just computers and cell phones — think everything from your car, to sensors throughout your home and office, to your electricity meter, and even down to tiny objects like the cap of your prescription pills, which could text you and tell you “hey, it’s time to take me now.”

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  2. kevanboyles reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    WiFi …IT WILL BE EVERYWHERE…SOONER THAN YOU THINK!
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    #fb
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    (via imgTumble)
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    Do I smell Skynet?
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  13. edgeezy reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    Wow
  14. musingsofaneccentricgod reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    I came up with this years ago…
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  17. newmodelminority reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    @afrolicious It’s happening.
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  20. eastofthebay reblogged this from observedintoexistence and added:
    fahrenheit 451 much? pretty cool though, even so.
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  23. itprofessional reblogged this from smarterplanet and added:
    I guess that product-to-product connectivity standards for the consumer market are going to proliferate, as they become...
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