With big tech players like Cisco and Intel on the bandwagon, the Internet of Things was a major theme at CES 2014. Future advances could include headphones that measure your health and cities almost smart enough to run themselves. But the present-day tech is pretty compelling, too, such as 94Fifty's $295 smart basketball, which uses embedded sensors to track how a player is performing and provide real-time feedback to a smartphone or tablet app. Check out InformationWeek's visit to 94Fifty's CES booth to learn how IoT could help tech-savvy basketball players improve their skills.
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