The coming Internet of Things wouldn't be possible without the hardware to connect devices to the Internet, and there is an emerging set of off-the-shelf devices and services to connect everyday objects to the cloud and to each other.
Here's a look at the crop of new hardware platforms and services created for the sole purpose of making communication with the Internet as easy as it can be.
Yes many of my undergrads will be happy to start making use of these nice piece of hardware's, this will start shrinking the world in terms of controlling electronics. This is making me wondering where these developments will take the electronics industry!!!