Smart phones are old news. With recent technological developments, the Internet of Things has moved into consumers' kitchens, cars, and living rooms. Fridges, toasters, and TVs all have the capability to connect to the Internet, collect information, and share that data with third parties.
These devices are making our lives easier. LG's new fridge can sense when food is spoiled and will order more groceries. Smart meters help monitor homes' energy usage. But the possibilities don't just favor the consumer. Some smart TVs watch what you're watching and send that information to advertisers.