Estimates by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, in 2022 the average household with two teenage children will own roughly 50 Internet-connected devices. Conservative estimates put the number of connected devices currently at approximately 12 billion.
Fitness trackers collect reams of data, but that data not always used effectively. Fitbit's wearables are about to get a lot smarter. The company said it is collaborating with Google to push health data generated by its fitness trackers to the cloud where medical professionals can put it to work.
In just about every major Winter Olympics event, the difference between gold and some other color of medal usually comes down to a tenth of a second. Keeping track of all those results and then broadcasting them out to the world is a vast ecosystem of APIs that connect everything from video streams to mobile computing applications all over the globe.