Self-charging everything: Battle for the high ground

When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. And, says IDTechEx chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, when Internet of Things (IoT) nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.

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The Internet of Cons

Take a lot of unrelated and minimally related things such as passive RFID, ZigBee, Wireless Sensor Networks and hobbyist micro-controllers and give them a grand new name such as the Internet of Things, says Dr Peter Harrop, chairman of IDTechEx. Instantly you can claim it is a substantial market already and set to be much

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