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Alec Sears

Alec Sears graduated from Brigham Young University in public relations and business management. He is a digital journalist who specializes in tech startups and the business applications of artificial intelligence and the internet of things. He now lives in the Silicon Slopes of Utah with his wife.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) has rolled in like a slow and steady wave since 1982. That’s the year Carnegie Mellon University modified a Coke machine so programmers could get updates on the machine and see if cold drinks were available. Today, the IoT is booming. For example, Walmart uses radio frequency identification (RFID) sensors to determine top-selling items in its stores, while governments use the technology to solve chronic community problems. IoT-enabled home automation…