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11 Everyday Objects You Didn't Know Were On The Internet

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1. Cupcake ATMs

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Here's an ATM you wish you could overdraft. Now in 17 cities around the country, the Cupcake ATM delivers the goods in just 10 seconds, and what's more — the built-in technology is poised to instantly change prices based on weather and time of day.

2. Airport Restrooms

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While several bathrooms already use QR codes to file custodial requests, the restrooms at London's Heathrow Airport are the first to follow a cleaning cycle based on real-time data "instead of an arbitrary schedule" — thanks to cloud computing.

3. Beer Kegs

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In the olden days, like 2013, we guessed how much beer we had by knocking the keg, but the SteadyServ iKeg not only tells you consumption trends via a mobile app, it lets you know when you'll run out — avoiding the worst nightmare of all: no beer.

5. Soda Fountains

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Remember when you made those 12-part cocktails using every drink at the soda fountain? Now you know better — like how to personalize your beverage digitally with the Pepsi Spire, which tracks user habits to determine the perfect soda mix.

7. Health Scales


No, the newest Bluetooth-enabled smart scales won't auto-publish your weight to Facebook — they're smart, after all — but they will be able to log your progress in the cloud and sync with your favorite health apps, not to mention measure your body fat.

10. EMS Equipment

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In rural emergencies, response times are crucial. That's why one hospital in Virginia started routing ambulance defibrillator data to doctors waiting at nearby hospitals — via the Internet of Things — shaving minutes off wait times and, in turn, saving lives.

11. Entire Cities

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While the residents of San Jose, California, are well-acquainted with the web, the infrastructure is, well, not so much — till this year, when it became the first city to connect to the Internet of Things, making traffic, pollution, and more data accessible to city officials.

We're on track to reach 15 billion smart objects in 2015. See how Intel is powering the new Internet of Things at