Moving up to something more complicated, he looks at some cheap knock-off chargers that are sold as Apple chargers. These can be serious hazards. Whatever phone, laptop or pad you have, stick with something approved by the device maker.
A good deal of the Internet of Things won't connect directly (or at all) with the Internet proper. It seems likely there will be millions - billions - of intranet ground fogs. Battery power, privacy and security are all issues.
Mr Leetaru began work on the project while researching communications technology at Georgetown University in Washington DC as part of a fellowship sponsored by Yahoo, the owner of photo-sharing service Flickr.
To achieve his goal, Mr Leetaru wrote his own software to work around the way the books had originally been digitised.
The Internet Archive had used an optical character recognition (OCR) program to analyse each of its 600 million scanned pages in order to convert the image of each word into searchable text.
As part of the process, the software recognised which parts of a page were pictures in order to discard them.
Mr Leetaru's code used this information to go back to the original scans, extract the regions the OCR program had ignored, and then save each one as a separate file in the Jpeg picture format.
The software also copied the caption for each image and the text from the paragraphs immediately preceding and following it in the book.
Each Jpeg and its associated text was then posted to a new Flickr page, allowing the public to hunt through the vast catalogue using the site's search tool.
MIT Technology Review notes a few serious issues with driverless cars - to date they have been used in very constrained environments. Problems tend to get solved, but not overnight. I would image they will first begin to appear in environements created for them - new megacities for example. It should also be noted that cars - with or without drivers - are not a very efficient way to move people around in urban areas.
Moleskine has a notebook made to use a Livescribe 3 pen that will link to your tablet. The idea isn't new, but Moleskine has a reputation for very nice, if somewhat spendy, notebooks. The pens are about $150, so this isn't an inexpensive approach.
Immersion circulators started at about $1,000 or were generally awful homemade contraptions until recently. Nomiku delivered a well thought-of unit funded by Kickstarter and now they have another project set to deliever an improved and less expensive version. I bit...