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'The Internet of things'

As household items come online, experts look for ways to connect billions of people who do not have internet access.

Last updated: 25 Feb 2014 06:09
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Experts are looking to the internet to bring regular household items to life to increase productivity.

The maker of a new connected toothbrush says it makes people on average brush for twice as long.

But about 2.5 billion people around the world do not have access to the internet, so people like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are making it their goal to connect everyone.

Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports from Barcelona.

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