write or debug code whilst realtime logging information is returned from the connected hardware.
Translated from cyber-crap, this means that manufacturers of products such as coffee-makers, dishwashers, and other appliances — who traditionally lack strong coding skills — will more easily be able to connect their appliances to the internet, where users will be able to do Nest-like things remotely: for example, start the coffee brewing before they get home via a few taps on their smartphone.
With all objects in the world equipped with minuscule identifying devices, daily life would undergo a transformation. Companies would not run out of stock or waste products, as involved parties would know which products are required and consumed.
Mislaid and stolen items would be easily tracked and located, as would the people who use them. And ability to interact with objects could be altered remotely based on your current status and existing user agreements.
Electric Imp says its cards will sell at around $25 apiece, but is offering discounts on bulk orders.
Developer previews are shipping late next month with Imp-enabled consumer products coming later in the year from "a variety of vendors."
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