63- The world is a shop­ping in­ter­face

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which join Brother, Whirlpool and Brita on the pro­ject’s ros­ter of col­lab­o­ra­tors.

The crude but­ton is be­com­ing passé else­where—new devices will be to­tally in­tu­itive and con­nected to smart­phones, to mon­i­tor any­thing from pet food to prin­ter ink lev­els, and or­der when sup­plies at home or in the of­fice run low. Tar­get’s new Open House out­let, a cel­e­bra­tion of the In­ter­net of Things, in­vites vis­i­tors to ex­pe­ri­ence a world of con­nected devices, from light­bulbs and sprin­klers to baby mon­i­tors that au­to­mat­i­cally gen­er­ate sooth­ing sounds when the baby cries.

“The In­ter­net of Things has huge po­ten­tial for re­tail­ers like us—end- to-end re­tail­ers who of­fer elec­tri­cal goods, su­per­mar­ket goods, and ser­vices like the in­ter­net,” says in­no­va­tion man­ager at John Lewis in the UK. “There’s a huge op­por­tu­nity to con­nect prod­ucts with ser­vice.”

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