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What types of devices feature wireless connections?

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Televisions, computers, mobile phones, coffee machines, thermostats, fire alarms, burglar alarms and light switches are just some of the many modern devices that feature wireless connections. Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of devices that contain wireless chips that allow them to connect to other devices and to the Internet.

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Computers are no longer the only devices to feature wireless connections. Most modern smartphones feature wireless connectivity, and some can even broadcast wireless signals and act as a hotspots to allow other devices to connect to them. Some modern laptop computers only feature wireless connectivity and no longer include built-in options to connect to networks through Ethernet cables.

Household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines and coffee makers feature wireless connectivity. This allows a user to connect to the device from anywhere in the world and view details such as whether it's working properly and programmed temperature.

Household automation using wireless connectivity is an emerging market, and items such as thermostats, fire alarms and even light bulbs offer wireless connectivity. These devices connect to each other and to the Internet, allowing a user to control and monitor virtually every aspect of her home from anywhere she is able to connect to the Internet.

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