The idea that household appliances need Internet-connected capabilities has always seemed over the top. The products are finally becoming practical. However, before these technologies become mainstream the industry will need to address a major issue: Can they convince consumers that these devices are secure and non-invasive?
It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's wonderful not just because of the holidays and the snow and family gatherings, but it's also the lead-in to the annual International CES. That's where manufacturers from all over the world descend to show off the latest and greatest consumer technology products we'll be seeing in 2014.