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The Internet of intimate things

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Mark Hayes and Adam Jacobs

There is no shortage of household items that, either on their own or through mobile applications, can now connect to the Internet. Fridges, pillows, toilets and sex toys — each one of these connected devices offer consumers capabilities that were once scenes from science fiction (or other) films.

An Internet-connected refrigerator can notify its owner of food spoilage through a mobile application; an Internet-enabled pillow, through the use of a wristband and mobile app, allows couples in long distance relationships to transmit their heartbeats to one...