• 1001 Inventions That Changed the World
    1001 Inventions That Changed the World
    ISBN: 9781760523374
    Title: 1001 Inventions That Changed the World
    Author: CHALLONER JACK

    From the abacus to the zipper, 1001 Inventions That Changed The World is a fascinating catalog of scientific and technological breakthroughs that have had a formative and lasting impact on the human experience.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week
    24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week
    ISBN: 9781982143336
    Title: 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week
    Author: SHLAIN TIFFANY

    In 24/6, Tiffany Shlain explores how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul. Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for living in our 24/7 world: turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week. This practice, which she's done for nearly a decade with her husband and kids (sixteen and ten), has completely changed their lives, giving them more time, productivity, connection, and presence. She and her family call it “Technology Shabbat.” Drawn from the ancient ritual of Shabbat, living 24/6 can work for anyone from any background. With humor and wisdom, Shlain shares her story, offers lessons she has learned, and provides a blueprint for how to do it yourself. Along the way, she delves into the neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and history of a weekly day of rest across cultures, making the case for why we need to bring this ritual back. A compelling personal story and a fascinating, far-reaching examination of the complex world we've created, 24/6 is a call to rebalance ourselves and our society.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 30-Second AI & Robotics: 50 Key Notions, Fields, & Events in the Rise of Intelligent Machines
    30-Second AI & Robotics: 50 Key Notions, Fields, & Events in the Rise of Intelligent Machines
    ISBN: 9781782405474
    Title: 30-Second AI & Robotics: 50 Key Notions, Fields, & Events in the Rise of Intelligent Machines
    Author: DE MIRANDA LUIS

    This comprehensive presentation of the core concepts and historical landmarks in robotics and artificial intelligence is a must-read for those who want to understand the important changes happening now in our everyday lives, in the workplace, and in our minds and bodies. What is deep in "deep learning"? Can artificial intelligence really think? What will robots really look like in the near future? Is there a new class divide between those who understand technology and those who fear it? A clear and exhaustive introduction for non-specialists, 30-Second AI & Robotics will help the reader to navigate the world of ubiquitous computers, smart cities, and collaborative robots. At last, an optimistic and friendly book about our human possibilities in the time of automata.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Army of None: Autonomous Weapons & the Future of War
    Army of None: Autonomous Weapons & the Future of War
    ISBN: 9780393356588
    Title: Army of None: Autonomous Weapons & the Future of War
    Author: SCHARRE PAUL

    The era of autonomous weapons has arrived. Today around the globe, at least thirty nations have weapons that can search for and destroy enemy targets all on their own. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in next-generation warfare, describes these and other high tech weapons systems--from Israel's Harpy drone to the American submarine-hunting robot ship Sea Hunter--and examines the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. "A smart primer to what's to come in warfare" (Bruce Schneier), Army of None engages military history, global policy, and cutting-edge science to explore the implications of giving weapons the freedom to make life and death decisions. A former soldier himself, Scharre argues that we must embrace technology where it can make war more precise and humane, but when the choice is life or death, there is no replacement for the human heart.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Art of Innovation
    Art of Innovation
    ISBN: 9781861975836
    Title: Art of Innovation
    Author: KELLEY THOMAS


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    Price: $31.00
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  • Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans
    Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans
    ISBN: 9780241404829
    Title: Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans
    Author: MITCHELL MELANIE


    No recent scientific enterprise has proved as alluring, terrifying, and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence. The award-winning author Melanie Mitchell, a leading computer scientist, now reveals its turbulent history and the recent surge of apparent successes, grand hopes, and emerging fears that surround AI.


    In Artificial Intelligence, Mitchell turns to the most urgent questions concerning AI today: How intelligent--really--are the best AI programs? How do they work? What can they actually do, and when do they fail? How humanlike do we expect them to become, and how soon do we need to worry about them surpassing us? Along the way, she introduces the dominant methods of modern AI and machine learning, describing cutting-edge AI programs, their human inventors, and the historical lines of thought that led to recent achievements. She meets with fellow experts like Douglas Hofstadter, the cognitive scientist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the modern classic G del, Escher, Bach, who explains why he is "terrified" about the future of AI. She explores the profound disconnect between the hype and the actual achievements in AI, providing a clear sense of what the field has accomplished and how much farther it has to go.


    Interweaving stories about the science and the people behind it, Artificial Intelligence brims with clear-sighted, captivating, and approachable accounts of the most interesting and provocative modern work in AI, flavored with Mitchell's humor and personal observations. This frank, lively book will prove an indispensable guide to understanding today's AI, its quest for "human-level" intelligence, and its impacts on all of our futures.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Augmented Alice: The Future of Identity, Experience & Reality
    Augmented Alice: The Future of Identity, Experience & Reality
    ISBN: 9789063694708
    Title: Augmented Alice: The Future of Identity, Experience & Reality
    Author: ARIEL GALIT

    Augmented Reality is fast becoming one of the most important emerging technologies, with unprecedented investment growth and interest from big tech platforms and accelerator industries. The book introduces Augmented Reality's core concepts and potential to newbies and experts alike. It provides a 'wide lens' perspective of the potential, challenges and impact that the widespread implementation of Augmented Reality will bring. Augmented Reality will most certainly become THE new platform and standard for content creation and experience generation. Its use will make it an essential resource, with a societal impact that can only be compared to the World Wide Web's global influence. Looking at the impact of the technology as it matures into a ground-breaking platform, it goes beyond function to explore the context of the technology's implementation - through social, commercial, and behavioural lenses. It raises a discussion about the forefront of AugmentedReality development, and what its application, and eventual impact, might mean for society in the near future. The book explores current issues already arising in the digital age, due to the implementation of emerging technologies and Augmented Reality in particular - including changing behaviours and social etiquettes, identity in the digital age, privacy and ethical concerns. The book contains an augmented layer, which provides an interactive experience and additional information and will be updated periodically. However, the book is designed in a way that ensures a full [physical] experience without the need for anything extra.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Autopia: The Future of Cars
    Autopia: The Future of Cars
    ISBN: 9781786496348
    Title: Autopia: The Future of Cars
    Author: BENTLEY JON

    Cars are one of the most significant human creations. They changed our cities. They changed our lives. They changed everything. But in the next thirty years, this technology will itself change enormously. If Google get their way, are we all going to be ferried around in tiny electric bubble-cars? Or will we watch robots race a bionic Lewis Hamilton? And what about the future of classic cars? In Autopia, TV presenter and journalist Jon Bentley celebrates motoring's rich heritage and meets the engineers (and coders) who are transforming cars forever. From mobile hotel rooms to electric battery technology; from hydrogen-powered cars to jetpacks, Autopia is the essential guide to the future of our greatest invention. Fully designed with illustrations and photographs, this will be the perfect book for car and technology enthusiasts everywhere.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bad Blood: Secrets & Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    Bad Blood: Secrets & Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    ISBN: 9781509868087
    Title: Bad Blood: Secrets & Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    Author: CARREYROU JOHN

    Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2018"You will not want to put this riveting, masterfully reported book down. No matter how bad you think the Theranos story was, you'll learn that the reality was actually far worse." Bethany McLean, bestselling coauthor of The Smartest Guys in the Room and All the Devils Are Here A New York Times bestseller to be adapted into a film with Jennifer Lawrence to star. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup 'unicorn' promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: the technology didn't work.For years, Holmes had been misleading investors, FDA officials, and her own employees. When Carreyrou, working at the Wall Street Journal, got a tip from a former Theranos employee and started asking questions, both Carreyrou and the Journal were threatened with lawsuits. Undaunted, the newspaper ran the first of dozens of Theranos' articles in late 2015. By early 2017, the company's value was zero and Holmes faced potential legal action from the government and her investors.In Bad Blood John Carreyrou tells the story of Theranos, and encourages us to consider the possible repercussions of our blind faith in a small group of brilliant individuals. PRAISE FOR BAD BLOOD"A dazzling story of deception in Silicon Valley. . .It is a tale of heroic cupidity on a scale that made the very best and the very brightest look like the very, very foolish . . . You will not be able to put this book down." Washington Post"Chilling . . . Reads like a West Coast version of All the President's Men." New York Times Book Review"Carreyrou presents the scientific, human, legal and social sides of the story in full. Although some of it was previously reported in his extensive coverage, he unveils many dark secrets of Theranos that have not previously been laid bare." Nature"His [Carreyrou's] unmasking of Theranos is a tale of David and Goliath." Financial Times

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Becoming an Ethical Hacker
    Becoming an Ethical Hacker
    ISBN: 9781501167911
    Title: Becoming an Ethical Hacker
    Author: RIVLIN GARY

    An acclaimed investigative journalist explores ethical hacking and presents a reader-friendly, informative guide to everything there is to know about entering the field of cybersecurity.It's impossible to ignore the critical role cybersecurity plays within our society, politics, and the global order. In Becoming an Ethical Hacker, investigative reporter Gary Rivlin offers an easy-to-digest primer on what white hat hacking is, how it began, and where it's going, while providing vivid case studies illustrating how to become one of these "white hats" who specializes in ensuring the security of an organization's information systems. He shows how companies pay these specialists to break into their protected systems and networks to test and assess their security. Readers will learn how these white hats use their skills to improve security by exposing vulnerabilities before malicious hackers can detect and exploit them. Weaving practical how-to advice with inspiring case studies, Rivlin provides concrete, practical steps anyone can take to pursue a career in the growing field of cybersecurity.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $31.00
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  • Big Nine: How the Tech Titans & Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity
    Big Nine: How the Tech Titans & Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity
    ISBN: 9781541724419
    Title: Big Nine: How the Tech Titans & Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity
    Author: WEBB AMY


    We like to think that we are in control of the future of "artificial" intelligence. The reality, though, is that we--the everyday people whose data powers AI--aren't actually in control of anything. When, for example, we speak with Alexa, we contribute that data to a system we can't see and have no input into--one largely free from regulation or oversight. The big nine corporations--Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, IBM and Apple--are the new gods of AI and are short-changing our futures to reap immediate financial gain.


    In this book, Amy Webb reveals the pervasive, invisible ways in which the foundations of AI--the people working on the system, their motivations, the technology itself--are broken. Within our lifetimes, AI will, by design, begin to behave unpredictably, thinking and acting in ways which defy human logic. The big nine corporations may be inadvertently building and enabling vast arrays of intelligent systems that don't share our motivations, desires, or hopes for the future of humanity.


    Much more than a passionate, human-centered call-to-arms, this book delivers a strategy for changing course, and provides a path for liberating us from algorithmic decision-makers and powerful corporations.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter
    Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter
    ISBN: 9780190863845
    Title: Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter
    Author: MCILWAIN CHARLTON D.

    Activists, pundits, politicians, and the press frequently proclaim today's digitally mediated racial justice activism the new civil rights movement. As Charlton D. McIlwain shows in this book, the story of racial justice movement organizing online is much longer and varied than most peopleknow. In fact, it spans nearly five decades and involves a varied group of engineers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, journalists, and activists. But this is a history that is virtually unknown even in our current age of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Black Lives Matter.Beginning with the simultaneous rise of civil rights and computer revolutions in the 1960s, McIlwain, for the first time, chronicles the long relationship between African Americans, computing technology, and the Internet. In turn, he argues that the forgotten figures who worked to make blackpolitics central to the Internet's birth and evolution paved the way for today's explosion of racial justice activism. From the 1960s to present, the book examines how computing technology has been used to neutralize the threat that black people pose to the existing racial order, but also how blackpeople seized these new computing tools to build community, wealth, and wage a war for racial justice.Through archival sources and the voices of many of those who lived and made this history, Black Software centralizes African Americans' role in the Internet's creation and evolution, illuminating both the limits and possibilities for using digital technology to push for racial justice in the UnitedStates and across the globe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Blockchain Babel: The Crypto-Craze & the Challenge to Business
    Blockchain Babel: The Crypto-Craze & the Challenge to Business
    ISBN: 9780749484163
    Title: Blockchain Babel: The Crypto-Craze & the Challenge to Business
    Author: PEJIC IGOR


    Blockchain is the technology behind bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. According to Santander, it could save financial institutions $15-20bn a year from 2022 onward. Most experts see an unprecedented potential, but many banks, payment processors and credit card companies fret that bitcoin entrepreneurs could cast a pall over their core business. Whatever the position of blockchain, many voices are shouting from different angles, creating a cacophony of confusion including tech-evangelists, anarcho-libertarians, and industry experts. But while everybody in IT and banking seems to have an opinion on the blockchain, there is little systematic research, no strategic analysis. Blockchain Babel is the ultimate guide to the most disruptive technology to have entered the finance industry in recent years.


    Blockchain Babel looks at blockchain alongside innovation diffusion, competitive dynamics and management strategy. Shortlisted as one of the three best business book proposals by McKinsey and the Financial Times for the Bracken Bower Prize in 2016, this is a must-read for business leaders and aspiring leaders wanting to grasp blockchain and put it into context and understand the practical implications it may have.



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    Price: $42.00
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  • Brotopia: Breaking up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
    Brotopia: Breaking up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
    ISBN: 9780525540175
    Title: Brotopia: Breaking up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
    Author: CHANG EMILY

    Instant National Bestseller

    "Excellent." --San Francisco Chronicle

    "Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever utopia (or nightmare) might come next." --New York Times

    Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you're a woman.

    For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia," where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties.

    In this powerful expos , Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil Connect the World )--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back.

    Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao's high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they "won't lower their standards" just to hire women. Interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer--who got their start at Google, where just one in five engineers is a woman--reveal just how hard it is to crack the Silicon Ceiling. And Chang shows how women such as former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, entrepreneur Niniane Wang, and game developer Brianna Wu, have risked their careers and sometimes their lives to pave a way for other women.

    Silicon Valley's aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world. It's time to break up the boys' club. Emily Chang shows us how to fix this toxic culture--to bring down Brotopia, once and for all.

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  • Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
    Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
    ISBN: 9780765382597
    Title: Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
    Author: BRIN DAVID (ED)


    David Brin, Hugo award-winning author ofThe Uplift War, presentsChasing Shadows, a collection of short stories and essays by other science fiction luminaries. As we debate Internet privacy, revenge porn, the NSA, and Edward Snowden, cameras get smaller, faster, and more numerous. Has Orwell's Big Brother finally come to pass? Or have we become a global society of thousands of Little Brothers--watching, judging, and reporting on one another?


    Partnering with the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, and inspired by Brin's nonfiction bookThe Transparent Society, noted author and futurist David Brin and scholar Stephen Potts have compiled essays and short stories from writers such as Robert J. Sawyer, James Morrow, William Gibson, Damon Knight, Jack McDevitt, and many others to examine the benefits and pitfalls of technologic transparency in all its permutations.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Click Here To Kill Everybody: Security & Survival In A Hyper-Connected World
    Click Here To Kill Everybody: Security & Survival In A Hyper-Connected World
    ISBN: 9780393357448
    Title: Click Here To Kill Everybody: Security & Survival In A Hyper-Connected World
    Author: SCHNEIER BRUCE


    From driverless cars to smart thermostats, from autonomous stock-trading systems to drones equipped with their own behavioral algorithms, the Internet now has direct effects on the physical world. Forget data theft: cutting-edge digital attackers can now literally crash your car, pacemaker, and home security system, as well as everyone else's.


    In Click Here to Kill Everybody, best-selling author Bruce Schneier explores the risks and security implications of our new, hyper-connected era, and lays out common-sense policies that will allow us to enjoy the benefits of this omnipotent age without falling prey to the consequences of its insecurity.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • Creativity Code: How AI Is Learning to Write, Paint & Think
    Creativity Code: How AI Is Learning to Write, Paint & Think
    ISBN: 9780008296346
    Title: Creativity Code: How AI Is Learning to Write, Paint & Think
    Author: DU SAUTOY MARCUS

    As a species, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be human. The novels of Henry James can communicate the inner world of one human being to another. The music of Wagner or Schubert takes us on an emotional rollercoaster ride as we give ourselves up to their sublime sounds.
    These are the expressions of what Marcus du Sautoy calls 'the creativity code'. Yet some believe that the new developments in AI and machine learning are so sophisticated that they can learn what it means to be human - that they can crack the code.

    - Technology has always allowed us to extend our understanding of being human. But will the new tools of AI allow to us to create in different ways?

    - Could recent developments in AI and machine learning also mean that it is no longer just human beings who can create art?

    - And creativity, like consciousness, is one of those words that is hard to pin down: what is it that we are challenging these machines to do?

    In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines what these new developments might mean, for both the creative arts and his own subject, mathematics. From the Turing test to AlphaGo, are there limits to what algorithms can achieve, or might they be able to perfectly mimic human creativity? And what's more, could they help Marcus to see more deeply into the complex mathematical problems with which he so often wrestles?

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Cyber Sufis: Virtual Expressions of the American Muslim Experience
    Cyber Sufis: Virtual Expressions of the American Muslim Experience
    ISBN: 9781780747583
    Title: Cyber Sufis: Virtual Expressions of the American Muslim Experience
    Author: ROZEHNAL ROBERT

    In America today, online spaces serve as critical alternatives for tech-savvy Muslims seeking a place to root their faith, forge religious identity, and build communities. With a particular focus on the Inayati Order, a branch of the oldest Sufi community in the West, Robert Rozehnal explores the online revolution in internal communication, spiritual pedagogy, and public outreach - and looks ahead to the future of digital Islam in the age of Web 3.0.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • De/Cipher: Codes: The Science of Ciphers from Caesar Shift to Quantum Cryptography
    De/Cipher: Codes: The Science of Ciphers from Caesar Shift to Quantum Cryptography
    ISBN: 9781911130376
    Title: De/Cipher: Codes: The Science of Ciphers from Caesar Shift to Quantum Cryptography
    Author: FRARY MARK

    Codes win wars, conceal state secrets, protect privacy, secure banks and transmit messages. Through forty - five of the world's most influential codes and ciphers, Codes presents a compelling insight into the art and science of cryptography. Structured chronologically Codes uses scientific examples and provides practi cal tools for understanding and using these fascinating codes and ciphers. It features a diverse range of codes , inc luding the Caesar shift cipher , Easter Island's bewildering Rongorongo and the famous Enigma code . Codes also includes features on famous co debreakers of history such as Alan Turing, Jonas Nordby and August Kerckhoff , providing a comprehensive overview to this beguiling secretive world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Dear Machine
    Dear Machine
    ISBN: 9780578405964
    Title: Dear Machine


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    Price: $31.00
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  • Deep Learning Revolution
    Deep Learning Revolution
    ISBN: 9780262038034
    Title: Deep Learning Revolution
    Author: SEJNOWSKI TERRENCE J

    How deep learning-from Google Translate to driverless cars to personal cognitive assistants-is changing our lives and transforming every sector of the economy. The deep learning revolution has brought us driverless cars, the greatly improved Google Translate, fluent conversations with Siri and Alexa, and enormous profits from automated trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Deep learning networks can play poker better than professional poker players and defeat a world champion at Go. In this book, Terry Sejnowski explains how deep learning went from being an arcane academic field to a disruptive technology in the information economy. Sejnowski played an important role in the founding of deep learning, as one of a small group of researchers in the 1980s who challenged the prevailing logic-and-symbol based version of AI. The new version of AI Sejnowski and others developed, which became deep learning, is fueled instead by data. Deep networks learn from data in the same way that babies experience the world, starting with fresh eyes and gradually acquiring the skills needed to navigate novel environments. It took nature many millions of years to evolve human intelligence; AI is on a trajectory measured in decades. Sejnowski prepares us for a deep learning future.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology
    Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology
    ISBN: 9780241453575
    Title: Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology
    Author: NEWPORT CAL


    What a timely and useful book! It's neither hysterical nor complacent - a workable guide to being thoughtful about digital media. It's already made me rethink some of my media use in a considered way - Naomi Alderman, author of The Power

    Cut down on screen time and get your technology use in check


    The urge to pick up our phones every few minutes has become a nervous twitch that shatters our time into shards too small to be present. Our addiction to tech leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But it doesn't have to be that way.


    In this timely book, professor Cal Newport shows us how to pair back digital distractions and live better with less technology.


    Introducing us to digital minimalists -- the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones or obsessively document everything they eat -- Newport reveals how to live more intentionally in our tech-saturated world.


    By following a thirty-day 'digital declutter' process, you'll learn to:


    · Rethink your relationship with social media
    · Prioritize 'high bandwidth' conversations over low quality text chains
    · Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world


    Take back control from your devices and become a digital minimalist.


    ----------------


    'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of mobile phones' Evening Standard

    'An eloquent, powerful and enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time' The Times


    'An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life' Ryan Holiday

    'Cal's call for meaningful and engaged interactions is just what the world needs right now' Daniel Levitin, author of The Organised Mind



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    Price: $26.00
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  • Distributed Generation and Its Implications for the Utility Industry
    Distributed Generation and Its Implications for the Utility Industry
    ISBN: 9780128002407
    Title: Distributed Generation and Its Implications for the Utility Industry
    Author: SIOSHANSI FEREIDOON P

    "Distributed Generation and its Implications for the Utility Industry" examines the current state of the electric supply industry; the upstream and downstream of the meter; the various technological, business, and regulatory strategies; and case studies that look at a number of projects that put new models into practice.

    A number of powerful trends are beginning to affect the fundamentals of the electric utility business as we know it. Recent developments have led to a fundamental re-thinking of the electric supply industry and its traditional method of measuring consumption on a volumetric basis. These developments include decreasing electricity demand growth; the rising cost of fossil fuels and its impact on electricity costs; investment in energy efficiency; increasing numbers of prosumers who generate for some or all of their own needs; and market reforms.

    This book examines the implications of these trends in chapters focusing on distributed and decentralized generation, transactive energy, the role of electric vehicles, any much more.
    Discusses the technological, business, and policy trends most impacting the electric utility sectorProvides an assessment of how fast and how soon distributed energy resources may make an impact on utility sales/revenuesExplores, through a series of international case studies, the implementation of strategies that may help retain the viability of the utility industryFeatures contributions from a number of scholars, academics, experts and practitioners from different parts of the world focused on examining the future of the electric supply industry

    Format: e Book
    Price: $228.00

    $228.00
  • End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection
    End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection
    ISBN: 9781591847922
    Title: End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection
    Author: HARRIS MICHAEL

    Soon enough, nobody will remember life before the Internet. What does this unavoidable fact mean?For future generations, it won't mean anything very obvious. They will be so immersed in online life that questions about the Internet's basic purpose or meaning will vanish.But those of us who have lived both with and without the crowded connectivity of online life have a rare opportunity. We can still recognize the difference between Before and After. We catch ourselves idly reaching for our phones at the bus stop. Or we notice how, mid-conversation, a fumbling friend dives into the perfect recall of Google.In this eloquent and thought-provoking book, Michael Harris argues that amid all the changes we're experiencing, the most interesting is the one that future generations will find hardest to grasp. That is the end of absence-the loss of lack. The daydreaming silences in our lives are filled; the burning solitudes are extinguished. There's no true "free time" when you carry a smartphone. Today's rarest commodity is the chance to be alone with your own thoughts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Everybody Lies: What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are
    Everybody Lies: What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are
    ISBN: 9781408894736
    Title: Everybody Lies: What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are
    Author: STEPHENS-DAVIDOWITZ SETH

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEARA NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR'This book is about a whole new way of studying the mind ... Endlessly fascinating' Steven Pinker'A whirlwind tour of the modern human psyche' EconomistEverybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters - and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess the truth.Insightful, funny and always surprising, Everybody Lies explores how this huge collection of data, unprecedented in human history, could just be the most important ever collected. It offers astonishing insights into the human psyche, revealing the biases deeply embedded within us, the questions we're afraid to ask that might be essential to our well-being, and the information we can use to change our culture for the better.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Facebook
    Facebook
    ISBN: 9780241297940
    Title: Facebook
    Author: LEVY STEVEN

    In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. But the site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook.

    Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg's first, modest iteration. It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the world with over 2.23 billion global users.

    Love it or hate it, there is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in daily life. And in light of growing scandals surrounding election-influencing 'fake news' accounts, the mining of its users' personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the international conversation.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Fourth Age
    Fourth Age
    ISBN: 9781501191626
    Title: Fourth Age
    Author: REESE BYRON

    As we approach a great turning point in history when technology is poised to redefine what it means to be human, The Fourth Age offers fascinating insight into AI, robotics, and their extraordinary implications for our species. In The Fourth Age, Byron Reese makes the case that technology has reshaped humanity just three times in history: - 100,000 years ago, we harnessed fire, which led to language. - 10,000 years ago, we developed agriculture, which led to cities and warfare. - 5,000 years ago, we invented the wheel and writing, which lead to the nation state. We are now on the doorstep of a fourth change brought about by two technologies: AI and robotics. The Fourth Age provides extraordinary background information on how we got to this point, and how--rather than what--we should think about the topics we'll soon all be facing: machine consciousness, automation, employment, creative computers, radical life extension, artificial life, AI ethics, the future of warfare, superintelligence, and the implications of extreme prosperity. By asking questions like "Are you a machine?" and "Could a computer feel anything?", Reese leads you through a discussion along the cutting edge in robotics and AI, and, provides a framework by which we can all understand, discuss, and act on the issues of the Fourth Age, and how they'll transform humanity.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Freeloading: How Our Insatiable Appetite for Free Content Is Starving Creativity
    Freeloading: How Our Insatiable Appetite for Free Content Is Starving Creativity
    ISBN: 9781921844294
    Title: Freeloading: How Our Insatiable Appetite for Free Content Is Starving Creativity
    Author: RUEN CHRIS

    Internet piracy is an eternal battle that pits indies against corporations, free spirits against the money-grubbing Scrooge McDucks of the world - right? Sort of, sometimes. Maybe not. Internet piracy goes by many names - copyright infringement, file sharing, peer-to-peer lending - but in this lively narrative nonfiction account, author Chris Ruen argues that the practice of using unlicensed digital content should be called what it is: freeloading.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Fully Automated Luxury Communism
    Fully Automated Luxury Communism
    ISBN: 9781788732468
    Title: Fully Automated Luxury Communism
    Author: BASTANI AARON

    The first decade of the twenty-first century marked the demise of the current world order. Despite widespread acknowledgement of these disruptive crises, the proposed response from the mainstream remains the same. Against the confines of this increasingly limited politics, a new paradigm has emerged. Fully Automated Luxury Communism claims that new technologies will liberate us from work, providing the opportunity to build a society beyond both capitalism and scarcity. Automation, rather than undermining an economy built on full employment, is instead the path to a world of liberty, luxury and happiness. For everyone.
    In his first book, radical political commentator Aaron Bastani conjures a new politics- a vision of a world of unimaginable hope, highlighting how we move to energy abundance, feed a world of nine billion, overcome work, transcend the limits of biology and build meaningful freedom for everyone. Rather than a final destination, such a society heralds the beginning of history.
    Fully Automated Luxury Communism promises a radically new left future for everyone.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Games, Game Design, Game Studies: an Introduction
    Games, Game Design, Game Studies: an Introduction
    ISBN: 9783837629835
    Title: Games, Game Design, Game Studies: an Introduction
    Author: FREYERMUTH GUNDOLF S

    How did games rise to become the central audio-visual form of expression and storytelling in digital culture? How did the practices of their artistic production come into being? How did the academic analysis of the new medium's social effects and cultural meaning develop? Addressing these fundamental questions and aspects of digital game culture in a holistic way for the first time, Gundolf S Freyermuths introduction outlines the media-historical development phases of analogue and digital games, the history and artistic practices of game design, as well as the history, academic approaches, and most important research topics of game studies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics & the Future of Work
    Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics & the Future of Work
    ISBN: 9781474609029
    Title: Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics & the Future of Work
    Author: BALDWIN RICHARD


    Automation, AI and robotics are changing our lives quickly - but digital disruption goes much further than we realise. In The Globotics Upheaval, Richard Baldwin, one of the world's leading globalisation experts, explains that exponential growth in computing, transmission and storage capacities is also creating a new form of 'virtual' globalisation that could undermine the foundations of middle-class prosperity in the West.


    When technology enables talented people from around the world to be a virtual presence in any given office, the hundreds of millions of people who have hitherto been protected by their skills will no longer be quite so secure. What measures will people and governments take in response to such a tectonic economic and cultural shift?


    Looking back at previous industrial revolutions, and using modern technological developments as a lens through which to view the future, Richard Baldwin will examine these issues and more, issues which, sooner or later, will be important to each and every one of us.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Hamlets Blackberry a Practical Philosophy
    Hamlets Blackberry a Practical Philosophy
    ISBN: 9781921640780
    Title: Hamlets Blackberry a Practical Philosophy
    Author: POWERS WILLIAM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines
    How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines
    ISBN: 9780316445436
    Title: How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines
    Author: GRAY THEODORE


    Million-copy bestselling author of The Elements, Molecules, and Reactions Theodore Gray applies his trademark mix of engaging stories, real-time experiments, and stunning photography to the inner workings of machines, big and small, revealing the extraordinary science, beauty, and rich history of everyday things.


    Theodore Gray has become a household name among fans, both young and old, of popular science and mechanics. He's an incorrigible tinkerer with a constant curiosity for how things work. Gray's readers love how he always brings the perfect combination of know-how, humour and daring-do to every project or demonstration, be it scientific or mechanical.


    In How Things Work he explores the mechanical underpinnings of dozens of types of machines and mechanisms, from the cotton gin to the wristwatch to an industrial loom. Filled with stunning original photographs in Gray's inimitable style, How Things Work is a must-have exploration of stuff - large and small - for any builder, maker or lover of mechanical things.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Human Compatible: AI & the Problem of Control
    Human Compatible: AI & the Problem of Control
    ISBN: 9780241335208
    Title: Human Compatible: AI & the Problem of Control
    Author: RUSSELL STUART J


    Humans dream of super-intelligent machines. But what happens if we actually succeed?


    Creating superior intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, according to the world's pre-eminent AI expert, it could also be the last.


    In this groundbreaking book on the biggest question facing humanity, Stuart Russell explains why he has come to consider his own discipline an existential threat to our species, and lays out how we can change course before it's too late. There is no one better placed to assess the promise and perils of the dominant technology of the future than Russell, who has spent decades at the forefront of AI research. Through brilliant analogies and crisp, lucid prose, he explains how AI actually works, how it has an enormous capacity to improve our lives - but why we must ensure that we never lose control of machines more powerful than we are. Here Russell shows how we can avert the worst threats by reshaping the foundations of AI to guarantee that machines pursue our objectives, not theirs.


    Profound, urgent and visionary, Human Compatible is the one book everyone needs to read to understand a future that is coming sooner than we think.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives & How We Can Stay in Control
    Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives & How We Can Stay in Control
    ISBN: 9780525560906
    Title: Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives & How We Can Stay in Control
    Author: HOSANAGAR KARTIK

    A Wharton professor and tech entrepreneur examines how algorithms and artificial intelligence are starting to run every aspect of our lives, and how we can shape the way they impact us

    Through the technology embedded in almost every major tech platform and every web-enabled device, algorithms and the artificial intelligence that underlies them make a staggering number of everyday decisions for us, from what products we buy, to where we decide to eat, to how we consume our news, to whom we date, and how we find a job. We've even delegated life-and-death decisions to algorithms--decisions once made by doctors, pilots, and judges. In his new book, Kartik Hosanagar surveys the brave new world of algorithmic decision-making and reveals the potentially dangerous biases they can give rise to as they increasingly run our lives. He makes the compelling case that we need to arm ourselves with a better, deeper, more nuanced understanding of the phenomenon of algorithmic thinking. And he gives us a route in, pointing out that algorithms often think a lot like their creators--that is, like you and me.

    Hosanagar draws on his experiences designing algorithms professionally--as well as on history, computer science, and psychology--to explore how algorithms work and why they occasionally go rogue, what drives our trust in them, and the many ramifications of algorithmic decision-making. He examines episodes like Microsoft's chatbot Tay, which was designed to converse on social media like a teenage girl, but instead turned sexist and racist; the fatal accidents of self-driving cars; and even our own common, and often frustrating, experiences on services like Netflix and Amazon. A Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence is an entertaining and provocative look at one of the most important developments of our time and a practical user's guide to this first wave of practical artificial intelligence.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
  • Information Graphics
    Information Graphics
    ISBN: 9783836528795
    Title: Information Graphics
    Author: RENDGEN S & WIEDEMANN J

    Seeing is understanding. How complex ideas can be communicated via graphics. Einstein once said: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." The amount of data we deal with today is overwhelming for everyone, from newspaper readers to laboratory scientists.

    The good news is that there are professionals that dedicate their time and lives to helping people understand complex situations, data sets, or even simple schemes that can be communicated much easier via a drawing than with words. The book presents a historical perspective to the subject, highlighting the work of the masters of the profession who have created a number of breakthroughs that were eventually adopted as new visual ways to communicate. Advice from leading professionals such as Nigel Holmes, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Richard Saul Wurman, and Simon Rodgers is also included.

    Following an in-depth introduction are over 400 examples of works, each with a fact sheet and an explanation of methods and objectives.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00
    $105.00
  • Innovation Ultimatum: Six Strategic Technologies That Will Reshape Every Business in The 2020s
    Innovation Ultimatum: Six Strategic Technologies That Will Reshape Every Business in The 2020s
    ISBN: 9781119615422
    Title: Innovation Ultimatum: Six Strategic Technologies That Will Reshape Every Business in The 2020s
    Author: BROWN STEVE


    Prepares leaders for the 2020s--an accessible guide to the key technologies that will reshape business in the coming decade


    Most businesses identify six key digital technologies--artificial intelligence (AI), distributed ledgers and blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous machines, virtual and augmented reality, and 5G communication--as critical to their relevance and growth over the coming ten years. These new disruptive technologies present significant opportunity for businesses in every industry. The first businesses to understand automation and these transformative technologies will be the ones to reap the greatest rewards in the marketplace. The Innovation Ultimatum helps leaders understand the key technologies poised to reshape business in the next decade and prepare their organizations for technology-enabled change.


    Using straightforward, jargon-free language, this important resource provides a set of strategic questions every leader will need to ask and answer in order to prepare for the impending changes to the business landscape. Author Steve Brown shares his insights to help leaders take full advantage of the next wave of digital transformation and describes compelling examples of how businesses are already embracing new technologies to optimize operations, create new value, and serve customers in new ways. Written for anyone that wants to understand how automation and new technology will fundamentally restructure business, this book enables readers to:

    • Understand the implications of technology-driven change across industrial sectors
    • Apply important insights to their own business
    • Gain competitive advantage by implementing new technologies
    • Prepare for the future of work and understand the skills needed to thrive in a post-automation economy
    • Adopt critical digital technologies in any organization

    Providing invaluable cutting-edge content, The Innovation Ultimatum is a much-needed source of guidance and inspiration for business leaders, board members, C-suite executives, and senior managers who need to prepare their businesses for the future.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked An Electric Revolution To End The Age Of Oil
    Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked An Electric Revolution To End The Age Of Oil
    ISBN: 9780571327676
    Title: Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked An Electric Revolution To End The Age Of Oil
    Author: MCKENZIE HAMISH


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Intercept
    Intercept
    ISBN: 9781780227849
    Title: Intercept
    Author: CORERA GORDON

    From Bletchley Park to cyber-attacks in the twenty-first century, this is the untold story of computers and spies: past, present and future

    The computer was born to spy, and now computers are transforming espionage. But who are the spies and who is being spied on in today's interconnected world?

    This is the exhilarating secret history of the melding of technology and espionage. Gordon Corera's compelling narrative, rich with historical details and characters, takes us from the Second World War to the internet age, revealing the astonishing extent of cyberespionage carried out today. Drawing on unique access to intelligence agencies, heads of state, hackers and spies of all stripes, INTERCEPT is a ground-breaking exploration of the new space in which the worlds of espionage, geopolitics, diplomacy, international business, science and technology collide. Together, computers and spies are shaping the future. What was once the preserve of a few intelligence agencies now matters for us all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Ipad 2 Teach Yourself Visually
    Ipad 2 Teach Yourself Visually
    ISBN: 9781118054154
    Title: Ipad 2 Teach Yourself Visually
    Author: WATSON LONZELL

    See your iPad 2 in a whole new way! As the amazing iPad continues to evolve, so does this feature-rich book. As, colorful, and accessible as your new iPad 2, this book is the iPad′s perfect companion. Open it and find over a hundred tasks succinctly explained using easy-to-follow, side-by-side, full-color screenshots. Want to download books or apps or videos? Send photos or emails? Sync with your other devices? Learn how and much more in this practical, visual guide. Helps you get the most out of the new Apple iPad 2 Shows you how to download apps from the App Store, send photos or emails, access rich multimedia content and social media, use the multi-touch display, and more Uses easy-to-follow, full-color, two-page tutorials, so you can quickly get the information you need and see step by step how to do tasks Now that you′ve got the latest iPad, make sure you have the latest version of this practical, visual guide!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
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