If you got a new iPad last week, you may not have set foot outside your home all weekend. You may also, as some users are reporting, have experienced an overheating issue following that extensive use.
Li-on batteries feature in most of the mobile electronics we use because they pack far higher energy density than their competitors. But until now there have been a whole heap of problems with those same batteries overheating, and even catching fire.
Jellyfish invaded the cooling water at a Scottish nuclear power plant this week. There were so many of these aquatic creatures floating around, the plant had to shut down.
I remember the first time my laptop overheated on me, and how thankful I was for not wearing synthetic trousers that day. Lifehacker has done a brilliant job explaining how to prevent your computer from overheating; check it out. [Lifehacker]