The Internet For Dummies

The Internet For Dummies

What the Internet is — get a handle on this amazing network of networks and see how to stay safe and protect your privacy Dive in — follow simple steps to load software, choose an Internet provider, get your device configured, and ...

Author: John R. Levine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118967690

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Get up and running on the Internet—the fast and easy way If you're an Internet newcomer and want to get up to speed without all the intimidating technical jargon, The Internet For Dummies has you covered. With over 5,000,000 copies sold*, The Internet For Dummies is the #1 choice for Internet newcomers. Inside, you'll discover how to make the most of the Internet, get accustomed to popular sites, find the information and items you need fast, and stay away from the bad stuff floating around online. Catches you up on the latest online trends, from social networking sites to blogs and more Includes the latest on Google Chrome, getting good search results, and sharing files Covers choosing and connecting to an Internet provider, establishing an e-mail account, getting on the web, and finding the sites that matter most Now in its 14th edition, The Internet For Dummies covers the latest social networking tools, browser features, connection options, safety features, and so much more. Starting out with the basics, it walks you through getting online, picking an Internet provider, getting to know the different web browsers, dealing with e-mail and connecting with friends, finding the hottest sites to share photos and videos—and everything in between. *Includes all formats and all editions
Categories: Computers

The Internet Book

The Internet Book

In each case, the text explains how the service operates and how it uses facilities in the underlying system.

Author: Douglas Comer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132335539

Category: Computers

Page: 380

View: 993

Comer, one of the architects of the Internet in the late 1970s, explains in clear, non-technical terms what the Internet is, how it works, how it came to be, and what's in store for the future. Part 1 covers fundamental concepts such as digital and analog communication, introduces packet switching, and explains the LAN technologies that are used in most businesses. Part 2 offers a short history of the Internet research project and how the Internet grew from the ARPANET backbone into today's global information infrastructure. Part 3 explains how the Internet works and discusses the two fundamental protocols used by all services: IP (Internet Protocol) and TCP (Transmission Control Protocol). Part 4 gives an overview of the many services available on the Internet such as browsers, search engines, email, bulletin boards, file transfer, remote desktops, wikis, blogs, and audio and video communication. In each case, the text explains how the service operates and how it uses facilities in the underlying system.
Categories: Computers

The Internet Book

The Internet Book

The first section of the book introduces communication system concepts and terminology. The second section reviews the history of the Internet and its incredible growth.

Author: Douglas E. Comer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429824449

Category: Computers

Page: 376

View: 708

The Internet Book, Fifth Edition explains how computers communicate, what the Internet is, how the Internet works, and what services the Internet offers. It is designed for readers who do not have a strong technical background — early chapters clearly explain the terminology and concepts needed to understand all the services. It helps the reader to understand the technology behind the Internet, appreciate how the Internet can be used, and discover why people find it so exciting. In addition, it explains the origins of the Internet and shows the reader how rapidly it has grown. It also provides information on how to avoid scams and exaggerated marketing claims. The first section of the book introduces communication system concepts and terminology. The second section reviews the history of the Internet and its incredible growth. It documents the rate at which the digital revolution occurred, and provides background that will help readers appreciate the significance of the underlying design. The third section describes basic Internet technology and capabilities. It examines how Internet hardware is organized and how software provides communication. This section provides the foundation for later chapters, and will help readers ask good questions and make better decisions when salespeople offer Internet products and services. The final section describes application services currently available on the Internet. For each service, the book explains both what the service offers and how the service works. About the Author Dr. Douglas Comer is a Distinguished Professor at Purdue University in the departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has created and enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on computer networks and Internets, operating systems, computer architecture, and computer software. One of the researchers who contributed to the Internet as it was being formed in the late 1970s and 1980s, he has served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board, the group responsible for guiding the Internet’s development. Prof. Comer is an internationally recognized expert on computer networking, the TCP/IP protocols, and the Internet, who presents lectures to a wide range of audiences. In addition to research articles, he has written a series of textbooks that describe the technical details of the Internet. Prof. Comer’s books have been translated into many languages, and are used in industry as well as computer science, engineering, and business departments around the world. Prof. Comer joined the Internet project in the late 1970s, and has had a high-speed Internet connection to his home since 1981. He wrote this book as a response to everyone who has asked him for an explanation of the Internet that is both technically correct and easily understood by anyone. An Internet enthusiast, Comer displays INTRNET on the license plate of his car.
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The Internet For Dummies

The Internet For Dummies

The Internet is an essential part of life for millions. Are you ready to join them? Let this book be your guide — it's been giving new Internet users confidence for 18 years!

Author: John R. Levine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118165027

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 620

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The Internet Is Not the Answer

The Internet Is Not the Answer

The book traces the technological and economic history of the Internet, from its founding in the 1960s through the rise of big data companies to the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity.

Author: Andrew Keen

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802192318

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 177

The renowned Internet commentator and author of How to Fix the Future“expos[es] the greed, egotism and narcissism that fuels the tech world” (Chicago Tribune). The digital revolution has contributed to the world in many positive ways, but we are less aware of the Internet’s deeply negative effects. The Internet Is Not the Answer, by longtime Internet skeptic Andrew Keen, offers a comprehensive look at what the Internet is doing to our lives. The book traces the technological and economic history of the Internet, from its founding in the 1960s through the rise of big data companies to the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity. In this sharp, witty narrative, informed by the work of other writers, reporters, and academics, as well as his own research and interviews, Keen shows us the tech world, warts and all. Startling and important, The Internet Is Not the Answer is a big-picture look at what the Internet is doing to our society and an investigation of what we can do to try to make sure the decisions we are making about the reconfiguring of our world do not lead to unpleasant, unforeseen aftershocks. “Andrew Keen has written a very powerful and daring manifesto questioning whether the Internet lives up to its own espoused values. He is not an opponent of Internet culture, he is its conscience, and must be heard.” —Po Bronson, #1 New York Times–bestselling author
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How the Internet Works

How the Internet Works

Chronicles the Internet explosion, explaining communication protocols, the World Wide Web, wireless computing, e-commerce, security, Web-based radio and television, and such online services as e-mail, newsgroups, and chat groups.

Author: Preston Gralla

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0789736268

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 419

This is a stunning four-colour illustrated title that demystifies the Internet and the technologies that make it work.
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THE INTERNET

THE INTERNET

This book attempts to answer and solve all the mysteries entangled with the Web world. Now in its second edition, the book discusses all the updated topics related to the Internet.

Author: K. L. JAMES

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120340299

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 799

In this new era, the Internet has changed the ways of doing business activities, learning methods, teaching strategy, communication styles and social networking. This book attempts to answer and solve all the mysteries entangled with the Web world. Now in its second edition, the book discusses all the updated topics related to the Internet. Beginning with an overview of the Internet, the book sails through the evolution and growth of the Internet, its working, hardware and software requirements, protocols used, e-mail techniques, various Internet security threats and the methods of using and configuring different security solutions, file transfer methods and several other Internet services with all the details illustrated through live screenshots. Presented in a simple yet engaging style and cogent language, this book will be useful for any course introducing students to the Internet or where the Internet is a part of the curriculum. It will also immensely benefit all those who are interested in developing the necessary skills to use the Internet. WHAT IS NEW TO THIS EDITION : Chapters on Internet Telephony and Web Conferencing, Blogs and Social Networking Inclusion of topics such as Web 2.0, Web 3.0 technologies, IPv6, VoIP, Wikis, SMS and Blogs Detailed features of the newest Internet tools and software applications including open-source, free and cross-platform types Comprehensive and updated Internet dictionary acquainting with the Web world terminologies
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The Smart Internet

The Smart Internet

This series not only captures the innovations resulting from the collaboration acrossIBM technical leaders,IBM CAS faculty members, as well as our network of distinguished academic partners, it also lays the foundation for ongoing c- ...

Author: Mark Chignell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642165986

Category: Computers

Page: 319

View: 523

I love the idea of a Smart Internet that lets users improve many parts of their lives, pulling together data and services from around the internet. This won’t happen with large unwieldy programming requirements. . . it will happen because we’re moving towards integrated, simple tasks that users can do on an every day basis. With services available on the cloud, with analytics available, with data that has meaning to the user and not just to some protocol parser - with all of these, users at all levels will be able to do a better job. The users may be small and large enterprises, local governments, individuals, etc. All of this means that as the world is becoming more intelligent, instrumented and more interconnected, we’ll be headed towards smarter health care, smarter cities, and smarter lives. ” — Gennaro A. Cuomo, IBM Software Group Vice President and IBM Fellow, WebSphere Chief Technology O?cer Congratulations to the team on the publication of this ?rst volume of the IBM CASResearchbookseries!Thisisasigni?cantmilestoneforIBMCASResearch. This series not only captures the innovations resulting from the collaboration acrossIBM technical leaders,IBM CAS faculty members, as well as our network of distinguished academic partners, it also lays the foundation for ongoing c- mercialization of future research initiatives.
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Data Networks IP and the Internet

Data Networks  IP and the Internet

This volume is intended not only for network designers and practitioners, who for too long have been baffled by the complex jargon of data networks, but also for the newcomer - eager to put the plethora of "protocols" into context.

Author: Martin P. Clark

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470848561

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 866

View: 415

Data Networking is a capability that allows users to combine separate data bases, telecommunication systems, and specialised computer operations into a single integrated system, so that data communication can be handled as easily as voice messages. Data communications is the problem of getting information from one place to another reliably (secure both from channel disruptions and deliberate interference) while conforming to user requirements. IP (Internet protocol) is the central pillar of the Internet and was designed primarily for internetworking as being a simple protocol almost any network could carry. The business world appears to increasingly revolve around data communications and the Internet and all modern data networks are based around either the Internet or at least around IP (Internet Protocol)-based networks. However, many people still remain baffled by multiprotocol networks - how do all the protocols fit together? How do I build a network? What sort of problems should I expect? This volume is intended not only for network designers and practitioners, who for too long have been baffled by the complex jargon of data networks, but also for the newcomer - eager to put the plethora of "protocols" into context. After the initial boom the rate of IP development is now beginning to stabilise, making a standard textbook and reference book worthwhile with a longer shelf life. Highly illustrated and written in an accessible style this book is intended to provide a complete foundation textbook and reference of modern IP-based data networking - avoiding explanation of defunct principles that litter other books. Network/IP engineers, Network operators, engineering managers and senior undergraduate students will all find this invaluable.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Hands on Networking with Internet Technologies

Hands on Networking with Internet Technologies

He wrote this book as an answer to the many people who have asked for guidance in how they can learn more about networking and internetworking.

Author: Douglas E. Comer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0130480037

Category: Computer networks

Page: 171

View: 378

This clearly written and logically organized book allows the reader to gain a deeper understanding of computer networks and internets by asserting that the best way to learn is by doing: it allows for hands-on experience with a real network. The book is organized into six sections that each consider a hardware platform, from the most basic (free-standing, single computer) to the most advanced (powerful and expensive facilities), and outlines experiments that can be carried out using these platforms. Through experiments, readers learn that interconnecting hardware, configuring software, measuring performance, observing protocols in action, and creating client-server programs over a network all help sharpen understanding.
Categories: Computer networks

The Internet and the Changing Information Environment

The Internet and the Changing Information Environment

For anyone with a deeper interest in the issue , there are newsgroup mailing ... The Internet was often seen as a llow - up source when others failed .

Author: Peter Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110831257

Category: Electronic information resource searching

Page: 117

View: 493

This strategic report, based on extensive research in the media industry, examines the nature of the Internet as an information source, its impact on the information landscape, and whether it will, in fact, be a major agent of change.
Categories: Electronic information resource searching

Understanding the Digital World

Understanding the Digital World

This book also touches on fundamental ideas from computer science and some of the inherent limitations of computers.

Author: Brian W. Kernighan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691176543

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 876

The basics of how computer hardware, software, and systems work, and the risks they create for our privacy and security Computers are everywhere. Some of them are highly visible, in laptops, tablets, cell phones, and smart watches. But most are invisible, like those in appliances, cars, medical equipment, transportation systems, power grids, and weapons. We never see the myriad computers that quietly collect, share, and sometimes leak vast amounts of personal data about us. Through computers, governments and companies increasingly monitor what we do. Social networks and advertisers know far more about us than we should be comfortable with, using information we freely give them. Criminals have all-too-easy access to our data. Do we truly understand the power of computers in our world? Understanding the Digital World explains how computer hardware, software, networks, and systems work. Topics include how computers are built and how they compute; what programming is and why it is difficult; how the Internet and the web operate; and how all of these affect our security, privacy, property, and other important social, political, and economic issues. This book also touches on fundamental ideas from computer science and some of the inherent limitations of computers. It includes numerous color illustrations, notes on sources for further exploration, and a glossary to explain technical terms and buzzwords. Understanding the Digital World is a must-read for all who want to know more about computers and communications. It explains, precisely and carefully, not only how they operate but also how they influence our daily lives, in terms anyone can understand, no matter what their experience and knowledge of technology.
Categories: Computers

The Art of Internet Cruising

The Art of Internet Cruising

You do have to take the first step and get a computer. If you already have a computer, then this book will help you to tap into the power of the Internet. The Internet is such an amazing place to meet people.

Author: Greg Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0738813680

Category: Computers

Page: 108

View: 983

Meeting anyone is hard, but by using the Internet, that process is made a lot easier. Gregory proves that you don't have to be an intellectual or have extreme computer knowledge to learn how to meet people on the Internet. You do have to take the first step and get a computer. If you already have a computer, then this book will help you to tap into the power of the Internet. The Internet is such an amazing place to meet people. A lot of people don't even realize that you can do practically everything from your computer by surfing the Internet. I've been working on the computer since I was in High School. Since I've been cruising the Internet for a while, people always ask me how I could pick up a lot of people. Most guys that I talk to seem to have bad luck at meeting people on the Internet. Problems with how to get started, where to go, and countless other issues lead quickly to frustration. I've solved these problems and made it easy for anyone to understand. When I decided to write my book to help a lot of my friends, I wanted to write the book so that anyone could use the power of the Internet. I've achieved this goal by documenting many of the features of the Internet that anyone can use to their own advantage. I've made some really good friends by using the Internet that I would never even have met under other circumstances. So why not let everyone enjoy the power of cruising the Internet? That's where my book comes into play. Instead of answering countless questions about computers and the Internet, I can tell my friends about my comprehensive book that explains the culture of the Internet. By learning from my years of experience on the computer, people will be able to read my book and learn how to cruise the Internet. There are many techniques for cruising the Internet that most people don't even know about. Working in the computer industry keeps me up to date on the latest technology. As I was writing the book, a lot of considerations came into my mind. The right computer, Internet access, and countless other issues to work out. I've outlined some really inexpensive ways to get access to the Internet. Not only will you be able to get free Internet access, but you can also learn how to talk on the Internet and save yourself a huge long distance phone bill. All of the knowledge I have gotten about the Internet has been from gathering information from years of experience. All of that knowledge will be shared with you in my book. The Art Of Internet Cruising talks about meeting people by using a computer. Its hard to meet partners in the real world. By looking at my experiences, you can see later how much the Internet has helped me develop a style of cruising that I like to refer to as "Cyber Cruising". I've shared so much knowledge with friends and people from work that I feel that everyone should know what the Internet can do for them. Image having the power to go to 10 bars all at once. You're chances for meeting a someone would be greatly improved. Well, in the real world, we can't be at more than one place at a time. But on the Internet, you can visit any number of chats at the same time. So you'll get the feel of really using your computer power. Speaking of computer power, the book will also lead you through the process of deciding what type of computer to buy. When you buy a computer, you will need to determine the amount of memory, hard drive space, hardware, software, modem, and a lot of other things to go along with the computer. We'll take a look at all of the requirements that you're personal computer should have for getting the most out of your Internet experience. Once you have a computer, the next step is to get an Internet Service Provider. Internet Service Providers
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The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

Some are already calling this controversial network the 'internet of things' describing it as either the ultimate convenience in supply-chain management, or the ultimate tool in our future surveillance.

Author: Rob van Kranenburg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9078146060

Category: Radio frequency identification systems

Page: 60

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Categories: Radio frequency identification systems

Future Internet Actual Function

Future Internet Actual Function

In due course, this essay emphasizes on details of advantages and disadvantages of the Internet in relation to research work.In conclusion, internet can bring searching information advantages and disadvantages to compare other channels as ...

Author: Johnny Ch Lok

Publisher:

ISBN: 1089610149

Category:

Page: 80

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What is internet for searching information functionThe Internet is important for a huge variety of reasons, and it affects and facilitates nearly every aspect of modern life. The Internet is extremely important in many fields, from education and healthcare to business and government. The Internet has had an enormous impact on education, streamlining access to information and making it easier for individuals to engage in online learning. Distance education programs make it easier for students from a variety of backgrounds to attend classes remotely, cutting down the need for travel and reducing the resources required for education.The Internet has also made access to information and communication far easier. Rather than searching the library, users can access vast amounts of information from home computers. Internet access has a huge impact on businesses, allowing employees to work remotely from home and communicate more efficiently. Healthcare is another field greatly affected by the advent of the Internet. Improvements in online connectivity and communication technology allow physicians much greater access to medical resources. Doctors in rural areas can also use the Internet to communicate with experts all over the world, improving the quality of patients' diagnoses and treatments. Politics and government are another area in which the Internet is important. Government organizations use the Internet to improve organization and communication, and voters can go online to gain more information about current issues. According to Web Junction, 54 percent of adults went online to get information about the 2010 U.S. midterm elections.Most information is found on the Internet by utilizing search engines. A search engine is a web service that uses web robots to query millions of pages on the Internet and creates an index of those web pages. Internet users can then use these services to find information on the Internet. When searching for information on the Internet, keep the below things in mind. If you are searching for multiple common words, such as computer and help, it is a good idea to place quotes around the full search to get better results. For example, type "computer help" as your search criteria. This trick can also be used in parts of your search query. For example, Microsoft "computer help" would search for anything containing 'Microsoft' and that also has "computer help" together. Finally, you can also do multiple words surrounded in quotes. For example, "Microsoft Windows" and "computer help" would refine your results even more. Many search engines will strip out common words they refer to as stop words for each search that is performed. For example, instead of searching for why does my computer not boot, the search engine would search for computer and boot. To help prevent these stop words from being stripped out, surround the search with quotes.The Internet is a very powerful worldwide instrument, which serves as a good source for research work and learning. It generates current information, facts-finding, and is the most outstanding invention in the area of communication in the history of human race. The Internet has been very useful to mankind in the aspect of learning and research development. In due course, this essay emphasizes on details of advantages and disadvantages of the Internet in relation to research work.In conclusion, internet can bring searching information advantages and disadvantages to compare other channels as below: Advantages
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Tubes

Tubes

A chronicle of the Internet's development explores behind the scenes to see the heart of the Internet itself, from the room in Los Angeles where the Internet came to life to the Pacific Northwest, where Google, Microsoft, and Facebook have ...

Author: Andrew Blum

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 0061994936

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 303

A chronicle of the Internet's development explores behind the scenes to see the heart of the Internet itself, from the room in Los Angeles where the Internet came to life to the Pacific Northwest, where Google, Microsoft, and Facebook have built huge data centers.
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Marketing on the Internet

Marketing on the Internet

These definitions of the Internet help to explain its current impact and ... The Internet (“Net”) is a network of computers reaching every country in the ...

Author: Judy Strauss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: CORNELL:31924085808453

Category: Internet marketing

Page: 383

View: 483

Discusses the tools and techniques being used today to harness the vast marketing potential of the Internet. The text presents the Internet as a strategic marketing tool.
Categories: Internet marketing

IOT Internet Of Things IOT Architecture Raspberry Pi Introduction Installation

IOT  Internet Of Things  IOT Architecture   Raspberry Pi   Introduction   Installation

How does the IoT work?The "things" that make up the IoT can be anything from a wearable fitness trackers to an autonomous vehicle.

Author: Pon Mahesh

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798683263737

Category:

Page: 200

View: 624

IOT (Internet Of Things) IOT Architecture - Raspberry Pi - Introduction & Installation Arduino vs Raspberry Pi - Raspberry Pi + Windows 10 IoT Core IOT kit.What is the IoT? Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things right nowThe Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, all collecting and sharing data. Thanks to the arrival of super-cheap computer chips and the ubiquity of wireless networks, it's possible to turn anything, from something as small as a pill to something as big as an aeroplane, into a part of the IoT. Connecting up all these different objects and adding sensors to them adds a level of digital intelligence to devices that would be otherwise dumb, enabling them to communicate real-time data without involving a human being. The Internet of Things is making the fabric of the world around us more smarter and more responsive, merging the digital and physical universes.What is the history of the Internet of Things?The idea of adding sensors and intelligence to basic objects was discussed throughout the 1980s and 1990s (and there are arguably some much earlier ancestors), but apart from some early projects -- including an internet-connected vending machine -- progress was slow simply because the technology wasn't ready. Chips were too big and bulky and there was no way for objects to communicate effectively.Processors that were cheap and power-frugal enough to be all but disposable were needed before it finally became cost-effective to connect up billions of devices. The adoption of RFID tags -- low-power chips that can communicate wirelessly solved some of this issue, along with the increasing availability of broadband internet and cellular and wireless networking. The adoption of IPv6 which, among other things, should provide enough IP addresses for every device the world (or indeed this galaxy) is ever likely to need was also a necessary step for the IoT to scale. Kevin Ashton coined the phrase 'Internet of Things' in 1999, although it took at least another decade for the technology to catch up with the vision.IoT makes once "dumb" devices "smarter" by giving them the ability to send data over the internet, allowing the device to communicate with people and other IoT-enabled things.The connected "smart home" is a good example of IoT in action. Internet-enabled thermostats, doorbells, smoke detectors and security alarms create a connected hub where data is shared between physical devices and users can remotely control the "things" in that hub (i.e., adjusting temperature settings, unlocking doors, etc.) via a mobile app or website. Far from being restricted to just the home, the Internet of Things can be found in an array of devices, industries and settings. From smart blackboards in school classrooms to medical devices that can detect signs of Parkinson's disease, IoT is rapidly making the world smarter by connecting the physical and the digital. How does the IoT work?The "things" that make up the IoT can be anything from a wearable fitness trackers to an autonomous vehicle. No matter what function they serve for users, these devices must have the following components for them to properly operate as parts of their respective IoT systems.Sensors. Data is first collected from the environment for the IoT system to begin processing. It is collected by sensors in devices that can measure observable occurrences or changes in the environment. The kind of data being measured by the device depends on its function: It can be a person's pulse in the case of a fitness tracker or the distance of the nearest object in that of an autonomous vehicle.
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Government Information on the Internet

Government Information on the Internet

Scope The intent of Government Information on the Internet is to enable users to access a significant portion of the U . S . , state , local , and ...

Author: Greg R. Notess

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111212143

Category: Electronic government information

Page: 833

View: 107

Categories: Electronic government information

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

This is the Internet of Things—a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people. In this book, Samuel Greengard offers a guided tour through this emerging world and how it will change the way we live and work.

Author: Samuel Greengard

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262527736

Category: Computers

Page: 210

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A guided tour through the Internet of Things, a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people that is changing the way we live and work. We turn on the lights in our house from a desk in an office miles away. Our refrigerator alerts us to buy milk on the way home. A package of cookies on the supermarket shelf suggests that we buy it, based on past purchases. The cookies themselves are on the shelf because of a “smart” supply chain. When we get home, the thermostat has already adjusted the temperature so that it's toasty or bracing, whichever we prefer. This is the Internet of Things—a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people. In this book, Samuel Greengard offers a guided tour through this emerging world and how it will change the way we live and work. Greengard explains that the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its early stages. Smart phones, cloud computing, RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, sensors, and miniaturization are converging to make possible a new generation of embedded and immersive technology. Greengard traces the origins of the IoT from the early days of personal computers and the Internet and examines how it creates the conceptual and practical framework for a connected world. He explores the industrial Internet and machine-to-machine communication, the basis for smart manufacturing and end-to-end supply chain visibility; the growing array of smart consumer devices and services—from Fitbit fitness wristbands to mobile apps for banking; the practical and technical challenges of building the IoT; and the risks of a connected world, including a widening digital divide and threats to privacy and security. Finally, he considers the long-term impact of the IoT on society, narrating an eye-opening “Day in the Life” of IoT connections circa 2025.
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