• Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-up Bubble
    Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-up Bubble
    ISBN: 9781786491022
    Title: Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-up Bubble
    Author: LYONS DANIEL

    Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek Magazine for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the nebulous role of marketing fellow. What could possibly go wrong?

    What follows is a hilarious and excoriating account of Dan's time at the start-up and a revealing window onto the dysfunctional culture that prevails in a world flush with cash and devoid of experience. Filled with stories of meaningless jargon, teddy bears at meetings, push-up competitions and all-night parties, this uproarious tale is also a trenchant analysis of the dysfunctional start-up world, a de facto conspiracy between those who start companies and those who fund them. It is a world where bad ideas are rewarded with hefty investments, where companies blow money lavishing perks on their post-collegiate workforces, and where everybody is trying to hang on just long enough to cash out with a fortune.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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
  • Do Robots Make Love
    Do Robots Make Love
    ISBN: 9781788400701
    Title: Do Robots Make Love
    Author: ALEXANDRE LAURENT & BESNIER JEAN-MICHEL

    Through 12 thought-provoking questions, a philosopher and a scientist explore the real-world ramifications of transhumanism - the tech movement that seeks to improve the human condition through science.

    Should we enhance the human condition with technology?
    Does anyone really want to live for a thousand years?
    Could AI end up destroying mankind?

    Discover the incredible potential of mankind's near future as a Doctor and a Philosopher debate the big questions surrounding the incredible potential of transhumanism. This movement - that seeks to improve the human condition through science - has fast become one of the most controversial the scientific community have ever faced. As scientists in California make great strides in using advanced technology to enhance human intellect and physiology, the ethical and moral questions surrounding its possibilities have never been more pressing. Should we change the way we reproduce? Could we enhance the human body with technology to the point where we are all technically cyborgs? Is it possible to make love to a robot?

    Doctor and entrepreneur Laurent Alexandre and tech-philosopher Jean Michel Besnier go head to head on the big questions in an entertaining and thought-provoking debate on the fundamental principles of transhumanism.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
  • Dogfight: How Apple & Google Went to War & Started a Revolution
    Dogfight: How Apple & Google Went to War & Started a Revolution
    ISBN: 9780007524969
    Title: Dogfight: How Apple & Google Went to War & Started a Revolution
    Author: VOGELSTEIN FRED

    The rise of iPhones, smartphones and tablets has changed the world. At the centre of this are Apple and Google, two companies who have steamrolled the competition. In the age of the Android and the iPad, these corporations are locked in a battle that will play out beyond the marketplace, in the courts and on screens around the world. Fred Vogelstein has reported on this rivalry for more than decade and has rare access to the boardrooms where company dogma translates into ruthless business; to outsize personalities like Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt; and inside the deals, transactions, lawsuits and allegations.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web & Mobile Usability - Revisited
    Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web & Mobile Usability - Revisited
    ISBN: 9780321965516
    Title: Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web & Mobile Usability - Revisited
    Author: KRUG STEVE

    Since Don t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject.
    Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don t Make Me Think a classic with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it s still short, profusely illustrated and best of all fun to read.
    If you ve read it before, you ll rediscover what made Don t Make Me Think so essential to Web designers and developers around the world. If you ve never read it, you ll see why so many people have said it should be required reading for anyone working on Web sites.

    After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.
    Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards

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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $72.00
    $72.00
  • Don't Make Me Think: a Common Sense Approach to Web Usability 2ed
    Don't Make Me Think: a Common Sense Approach to Web Usability 2ed
    ISBN: 9780321344755
    Title: Don't Make Me Think: a Common Sense Approach to Web Usability 2ed
    Author: KRUG STEVE

    Offers sharp observations, a healthy dash of humor, and straightforward solutions to fundamental Web design problems, such as how to design pages for scanning, how to eliminate needless words, how to design a home page, and how to streamline design for user navigation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Dragnet Nation: a Quest for Privacy, Security, & Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
    Dragnet Nation: a Quest for Privacy, Security, & Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
    ISBN: 9780805098075
    Title: Dragnet Nation: a Quest for Privacy, Security, & Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
    Author: ANGWIN JULIA


    An inside look at who's watching you, what they know and why it matters. We are being watched.


    We see online ads from websites we've visited, long after we've moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and cars transmit our location, enabling us to know what's in the neighborhood but also enabling others to track us. And the federal government, we recently learned, has been conducting a massive data-gathering surveillance operation across the Internet and on our phone lines.


    In Dragnet Nation, award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin reports from the front lines of America's surveillance economy, offering a revelatory and unsettling look at how the government, private companies, and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data. In a world where we can be watched in our own homes, where we can no longer keep secrets, and where we can be impersonated, financially manipulated, or even placed in a police lineup, Angwin argues that the greatest long-term danger is that we start to internalize the surveillance and censor our words and thoughts, until we lose the very freedom that makes us unique individuals. Appalled at such a prospect, Angwin conducts a series of experiments to try to protect herself, ranging from quitting Google to carrying a "burner" phone, showing how difficult it is for an average citizen to resist the dragnets' reach.


    Her book is a cautionary tale for all of us, with profound implications for our values, our society, and our very selves.& &



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, & One Quest for Transcendent Software
    Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, & One Quest for Transcendent Software
    ISBN: 9781400082476
    Title: Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, & One Quest for Transcendent Software
    Author: ROSENBERG SCOTT


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Drone
    Drone
    ISBN: 9781628926323
    Title: Drone
    Author: ROTHSTEIN ADAM

    Drones are in the newspaper, on the TV screen, and swarming through the networks. But what are drones? The word encompasses everything from toys to weapons. And yet, as broadly defined as they are, the word "drone" fills many of us with a sense of technological dread.

    In this book, we'll cut through the mystery, the unknown, and the political posturing, and talk about what drones really are. We'll discover what technologies are out there, and what's coming next. We'll look at how we talk about drones, and how we represent them culturally. What we'll find is that drones are not as scary as they appear but they are complicated. In drones, we find the strange relationship that humans form to their new technology. And these types of drones are swarming."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00

    $23.00
  • E-commerce Get It Right!: Essential Step-by-step Guide for Selling & Marketing Products Online. Insider Secrets, Key Strategies & Practical Tips
    E-commerce Get It Right!: Essential Step-by-step Guide for Selling & Marketing Products Online. Insider Secrets, Key Strategies & Practical Tips
    ISBN: 9780956526205
    Title: E-commerce Get It Right!: Essential Step-by-step Guide for Selling & Marketing Products Online. Insider Secrets, Key Strategies & Practical Tips
    Author: DANIEL IAN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Elements of Causal Inference Foundations & Learning Algorithms
    Elements of Causal Inference Foundations & Learning Algorithms
    ISBN: 9780262037310
    Title: Elements of Causal Inference Foundations & Learning Algorithms
    Author: JONAS PETERS


    A concise and self-contained introduction to causal inference, increasingly important in data science and machine learning.


    The mathematization of causality is a relatively recent development, and has become increasingly important in data science and machine learning. This book offers a self-contained and concise introduction to causal models and how to learn them from data.

    After explaining the need for causal models and discussing some of the principles underlying causal inference, the book teaches readers how to use causal models: how to compute intervention distributions, how to infer causal models from observational and interventional data, and how causal ideas could be exploited for classical machine learning problems. All of these topics are discussed first in terms of two variables and then in the more general multivariate case. The bivariate case turns out to be a particularly hard problem for causal learning because there are no conditional independences as used by classical methods for solving multivariate cases. The authors consider analyzing statistical asymmetries between cause and effect to be highly instructive, and they report on their decade of intensive research into this problem.


    The book is accessible to readers with a background in machine learning or statistics, and can be used in graduate courses or as a reference for researchers. The text includes code snippets that can be copied and pasted, exercises, and an appendix with a summary of the most important technical concepts.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $126.00
    $126.00
  • Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds & the Laws of Physics
    Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds & the Laws of Physics
    ISBN: 9780198784920
    Title: Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds & the Laws of Physics
    Author: PENROSE ROGER

    For many decades, the proponents of `artificial intelligence' have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
  • End of Big How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath
    End of Big How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath
    ISBN: 9781863955997
    Title: End of Big How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath
    Author: MELE NICCO

    How seemingly innocuous technologies are unsettling the balance of power by putting it in the hands of the masses-and what a world without "big" will mean for all of us. In The End of Big, social media pioneer, political and business strategist, and Harvard Kennedy School faculty member Nicco Mele offers a fascinating, sometimes frightening look at how our ability to stay connected-constantly, instantly, and globally-is dramatically changing our world. Governments are being upended by individuals relying only on social media. Major political parties are seeing their power eroded by grassroots forces through online fund-raising. Universities are scrambling to preserve their student populations in the face of less expensive, more accessible online courses. Print and broadcast news outlets are struggling to compete with citizen journalists and bloggers. Our traditional institutions are being disrupted in revolutionary ways, some for the better. But, as Nicco Mele argues, the benefits of new technology come with unintended consequences. In The End of Big, Mele examines: How fringe political forces enter the mainstream and gain traction using everyday technology-with the enormous potential to undermine central powerWhat happens when investigative journalism is replaced by ad hoc bloggers, mobile video, and instantaneous tweets... and whether they challenge or simply enable powerWhy Web-based micro-businesses are outcompeting major corporations, and what innovations will alter the way we work, own things, and pay for goods and servicesThe collapse of traditional party politics, and the rise of a new kind of democracy, one which could produce dynamic and effective leaders... or demagoguesHow citizen initiatives can replace local and state government functions, such as safety regulations, tax collection, and garbage pickup, and do so cheaper, faster, and betterMele argues that unless we exercise caution in our use of these new technologies, we risk a dark and wildly unstable future, one where our freedoms and basic human values are destroyed rather than enhanced. Both hopeful and alarming, The End of Big is a thought-provoking, passionately argued book that offers genuine insight into the ways we are using technology, and how it is radically changing our world in ways we are only now beginning to understand.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Endless Crisis : How Monopoly-finance Capital Produces Stagnation & Upheaval from the Usa to China
    Endless Crisis : How Monopoly-finance Capital Produces Stagnation & Upheaval from the Usa to China
    ISBN: 9781583673133
    Title: Endless Crisis : How Monopoly-finance Capital Produces Stagnation & Upheaval from the Usa to China
    Author: MCCHESNEY ROBERT & FOSTER JOHN BELLAMY.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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
  • Everyday Sunday 01
    Everyday Sunday 01
    ISBN: 9780473179816
    Title: Everyday Sunday 01
    Author: MCVINNIE RAY

    These 80 recipes, with photographs by Kieran Scott, first appeared in the Sunday Star-Times, Sunday magazine. They have now been brought together, in the first of a series of books, to feature all your favourites. Ray McVinnie is well known for his writing; as Food Editor of Cuisine magazine and food columnist for Sunday, as a MasterChef New Zealand judge and a popular presenter of cooking demonstrations and classes. This award-winning chef and author is also a lecturer in Gastronomy at the Auckland University of Technology. Six years on, Ray's Sunday food column recipes are enjoying just the same level of popularity as ever. Deliberately featuring simple dishes, with easily sourced seasonal ingredients, they have inspired many of us to cook them on the Sunday they have gone into print. Feedback would suggest that cooking the Sunday recipe has become a ritual in many households. Bringing these recipes together and publishing them in book form has been in response to the many requests to do so. This new publication is likely to become a most popular addition to your recipe book collection - as well as a perfect gift.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Evil Online
    Evil Online
    ISBN: 9781405154376
    Title: Evil Online
    Author: COCKING DEAN; VAN DEN HOVEN JEROEN


    "I am delighted to offer my highest praise to Dean Cocking and Jeroen van den Hoven's brilliant new book, Evil Online. The confrontation between good and evil occupies a central place in the challenges facing our human nature, and this creative investigation into the spread of evil by means of all-powerful new technologies raises fundamental questions about our morality and values. Cocking and Van den Hoven's account of the moral fog of evil forces us to face both the demons within each of us as well as the demons all around us. In the end, we are all enriched by their perceptive analyses."
    Phil Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Stanford University Principal Investigator, Stanford Prison Experiment


    "The internet offers new and deeply concerning opportunities for immorality, much of it shocking and extreme. This volume explains with great insight and clarity the corrupting nature of the internet and the moral confusion it has produced. It will play a vital role in the growing debate about how to balance the benefits of the internet against the risks it poses to all of us. Evil Online is an excellent book."
    Roger Crisp, Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Oxford


    We now live in an era defined by the ubiquity of the internet. From our everyday engagement with social media to trolls on forums and the emergence of the dark web, the internet is a space characterized by unreality, isolation, anonymity, objectification, and rampant self-obsession--the perfect breeding ground for new, unprecedented manifestations of evil. Evil Online is the first comprehensive analysis of evil and moral character in relation to our increasingly online lives.


    Chapters consider traditional ideas around the phenomenon of evil in moral philosophy and explore how the dawn of the internet has presented unprecedented challenges to older theoretical approaches. Cocking and Van den Hoven propose that a growing sense of moral confusion--moral fog--pushes otherwise ordinary, normal people toward evildoing, and that values basic to moral life such as autonomy, intimacy, trust, and privacy are put at risk by online platforms and new technologies. This new theory of evildoing offers fresh insight into the moral character of the individual, and opens the way for a burgeoning new area of social thought.


    A comprehensive analysis of an emerging and disturbing social phenomenon, Evil Online examines the morally troubling aspects of the internet in our society. Written not only for academics in the fields of philosophy, psychology, information science, and social science, Evil Online is accessible and compelling reading for anyone interested in understanding the emergence of evil in our digitally-dominated world.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Evolution
    Evolution
    ISBN: 9780241304310
    Title: Evolution
    Author: DK

    This unrivalled illustrated guide to human evolution brings you face to face with your ancient ancestors. Travelling back in time almost eight million years, the book charts the development of our species, Homo sapiens, from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans.

    Evolutioninvestigates each of our ancestors in detail and in context, from the anatomy of their bones to the environment they lived in. Detailed maps show where each species has been found and plot the gradual spread of humans around the world. Fully updated to include the latest discoveries and research - including the newly discovered species Homo naledi - Evolutionpresents the latest thinking on some of the most captivating questions in science, such as whether modern humans and Neanderthals interacted with each other. Written and authenticated by a team of acknowledged experts and illustrated by renowned Dutch paleoartists the Kennis brothers, Evolutionpresents the story of our species with unique richness, authority, and detail

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Excel 2013 All-in-one for Dummies
    Excel 2013 All-in-one for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781118510100
    Title: Excel 2013 All-in-one for Dummies
    Author: HARVEY GREG


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Excel 2019 for Dummies
    Excel 2019 for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781119513322
    Title: Excel 2019 for Dummies
    Author: HARVEY GREG


    The bestselling Excel book on the market -- now in a new edition covering the latest version of Excel


    Excel is the spreadsheet and data analysis tool of choice for people across the globe who utilize the Microsoft Office suite to make their work and personal lives easier. It is estimated that 1 in 7 people on the planet use Microsoft Office If you're one of them, and want to get up to speed on the latest changes in Excel, you've come to the right place.


    Excel 2019 For Dummies has been updated to reflect the major changes and features made to Excel and covers everything you need to know to perform any spreadsheet task at hand. It includes information on creating and editing worksheets, formatting cells, entering formulas, creating and editing charts, inserting graphs, designing database forms, adding database records, using seek-and-find options, printing, adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as web pages, adding existing worksheet data to an existing webpage, pivot tables, pivot charts, formulas and functions, Excel data analysis, sending worksheets via e-mail, and so much more

    • Get to know the new Excel interface
    • Become a pro at the spreadsheet and data analysis tool that's available as part of the Microsoft Office suite
    • Find time-tested and trusted advice from bestselling author and expert Greg Harvey
    • Use Excel to streamline your processes and make your work life easier than ever before

    Written by a bestselling author and seasoned educator, Excel 2019 For Dummies makes it easier than ever to get everything out of this powerful data tool.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works & What It Can Do
    Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works & What It Can Do
    ISBN: 9780393253696
    Title: Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works & What It Can Do
    Author: BAILENSON JEREMY

    Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they're real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism?

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Experience Required How to Hire, Lead, & be a Great Ux Strategist, Designer, or Team
    Experience Required How to Hire, Lead, & be a Great Ux Strategist, Designer, or Team
    ISBN: 9780134398273
    Title: Experience Required How to Hire, Lead, & be a Great Ux Strategist, Designer, or Team
    Author: HOEKMAN ROBERT

    For all the resources on great design, there is almost nothing on how to be a great design professional. For all the schools and classes and workshops on what constitutes a good user experience, there is not one bit of formalized education on how to earn the respect of your team and get your recommendations out the door.
    Sure, they ll teach you how to do user research and testing and interaction design. They ll teach you about process. But where s the book on how to convince people you re right? On what skills will make you the most valuable? How to fend off the bad ideas and fight for the good ones? How to move from junior to senior? How to become a UX leader?
    In "Experience Required," veteran UX strategist Robert Hoekman Jr reveals the following and much more:
    the pros and cons of generalists, specialists, and unicorns
    the art and imperative of forming a good argument
    why communication may be your biggest obstacle
    the qualities and actions of effective design leaders
    why being unreasonable might be the key to your success
    Whatever your role, "Experience Required" teaches you to become the UX leader you ve always wanted to be.
    Take charge of your next project starting right now.
    "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age
    Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age
    ISBN: 9781611856293
    Title: Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age
    Author: CHERTOFF MICHAEL


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Explore It! Reduce Risk & Increase Confidence With Exploratory Testing
    Explore It! Reduce Risk & Increase Confidence With Exploratory Testing
    ISBN: 9781937785024
    Title: Explore It! Reduce Risk & Increase Confidence With Exploratory Testing
    Author: HENDRICKSON ELISABETH

    Uncover surprises, risks, and potentially serious bugs with exploratory testing. Rather than designing all tests in advance, explorers design and execute small, rapid experiments, using what they learned from the last little experiment to inform the next. Learn essential skills of a master explorer, including how to analyze software to discover key points of vulnerability, how to design experiments on the fly, how to hone your observation skills, and how to focus your efforts.

    Software is full of surprises. No matter how careful or skilled you are, when you create software it can behave differently than you intended. Exploratory testing mitigates those risks.

    Part 1 introduces the core, essential skills of a master explorer. You'll learn to craft charters to guide your exploration, to observe what's really happening (hint: it's harder than it sounds), to identify interesting variations, and to determine what expected behavior should be when exercising software in unexpected ways. Part 2 builds on that foundation.

    You'll learn how to explore by varying interactions, sequences, data, timing, and configurations. Along the way you'll see how to incorporate analysis techniques like state modeling, data modeling, and defining context diagrams into your explorer's arsenal. Part 3 brings the techniques back into the context of a software project.

    You'll apply the skills and techniques in a variety of contexts and integrate exploration into the development cycle from the very beginning. You can apply the techniques in this book to any kind of software. Whether you work on embedded systems, Web applications, desktop applications, APIs, or something else, you'll find this book contains a wealth of concrete and practical advice about exploring your software to discover its capabilities, limitations, and risks.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Fabricated: the New World of 3d Printing
    Fabricated: the New World of 3d Printing
    ISBN: 9781118350638
    Title: Fabricated: the New World of 3d Printing
    Author: LIPSON HOD & KURMAN MELBA


    Fabricated tells the story of 3D printers, humble manufacturing machines that are bursting out of the factory and into schools, kitchens, hospitals, even onto the fashion catwalk. Fabricated describes our emerging world of printable products, where people design and 3D print their own creations as easily as they edit an online document.


    A 3D printer transforms digital information into a physical object by carrying out instructions from an electronic design file, or 'blueprint.' Guided by a design file, a 3D printer lays down layer after layer of a raw material to 'print' out an object. That's not the whole story, however. The magic happens when you plug a 3D printer into today’s mind-boggling digital technologies. Add to that the Internet, tiny, low cost electronic circuitry, radical advances in materials science and biotech and voila! The result is an explosion of technological and social innovation.


    Fabricated takes the reader onto a rich and fulfilling journey that explores how 3D printing is poised to impact nearly every part of our lives.

    • Readers will meet pioneering teachers, small businesses, artists, surgeons and researchers who are applying 3D printing and innovative design software to expand the limits of what they do
    • Non-experts will learn the basics of 3D printing technologies and design software as explained in lucid, non-technical language
    • Readers will learn about weird and wonderful applications of 3D printing such as printing food, dental crowns and someday…replacement heart valves, organs and joints
    • Readers will gain insight into a whole new level of intellectual property challenges as 3D printers enable people to make copies -- even 'edit' -- commercial products and works of art
    • Readers with a taste for science fiction will glimpse a not-so-distant 3D printed future that’s taking shape as leading researchers explore ways to 3D print smart materials and ready-made robots

    Aimed at people who enjoy books on business strategy, popular science and novel technology, Fabricated will provide readers with practical and imaginative insights to the question 'how will this technology change my life?' Based on hundreds of hours of research and dozens of interviews with experts from a broad range of industries, Fabricated offers readers an informative, engaging and fast-paced introduction to 3D printing now and in the future.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Facebook for Dummies
    Facebook for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781118095621
    Title: Facebook for Dummies
    Author: ABRAM CAROLYN & PEARLMAN LEAH

    This edition of the popular guide covers the latest updates and guides new users into the Facebook experience quickly and easily. It looks at the redesigned home and profile pages, new filters that improve security, new photo options, expanded mobile connection options, and updates to popular Facebook apps. 384 pp.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Facebook for Dummies 6th Edition
    Facebook for Dummies 6th Edition
    ISBN: 9781119179030
    Title: Facebook for Dummies 6th Edition
    Author: ABRAM CAROLYN


    Take control of your Facebook profile


    When you join Facebook, you're joining a community with over two billion people spread around the globe. It helps to have the insight on not only how to set up your profile and add content, but also how to make sure you control who sees--and doesn't see--your posts. Facebook For Dummies provides the trusted guidance you need to set up a profile, add content, and apply the many tools Facebook provides to give you control of your content.


    Primarily known as a way for individuals to share information, photos and videos, and calendar invitations, Facebook has gained prominence as a means to spread news, market products, and serve as a business platform. Whatever you're looking to use it for, this book shows you how to use all the features available to make it a more satisfying experience.

    • Build your profile and start adding friends
    • Use Facebook to send private messages and instant notes
    • Discover ways to set privacy and avoid online nuisances
    • Launch a promotion page

    Get ready to have a whole lot of fun on the largest social network in the world.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Fearless Genius
    Fearless Genius
    ISBN: 9781476752693
    Title: Fearless Genius
    Author: MENUEZ DOUG

    An award-winning documentary photographer delivers a stunning visual history of the Silicon Valley technology boom, in which he was witness to key moments in the careers of Steve Jobs and more than seventy other leading innovators as they created today's digital world. In the spring of 1985, a technological revolution was underway in Silicon Valley, and documentary photographer Doug Menuez was there in search of a story--something big. At the same time, Steve Jobs was being forced out of his beloved Apple and starting over with a new company, NeXT Computer. His goal was to build a supercomputer with the power to transform education. Menuez had found his story. Menuez hoped to photograph Jobs as he built this new computer from conception to product launch, thereby capturing the spirit and substance of innovation through the world's top technology guru. In an amazing act of trust, Jobs granted Menuez unprecedented access to him and his team, and what Menuez thought would last only three years soon stretched into fifteen. Once Silicon Valley heard Jobs had granted him complete access, they all did. Over the years, Menuez photographed behind the scenes with John Warnock at Adobe, John Sculley at Apple, Bill Gates at Microsoft, John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins, Bill Joy at Sun Microsystems, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove at Intel, Mark Andreessen at Netscape, and more than seventy other leading companies and innovators. By 2000, an era was ending, the Valley had crashed, and Steve Jobs was rising up, riding a blazing rocket back to glory. The growth of transformational technology during this singular era had led to the creation of more jobs and wealth than any time in human history. And Menuez was there, witness to a global revolution. In "Fearless Genius," Menuez brings his experiences to print, showing, in 100 stunning photographs of scenes only he had access to, the human face of innovation and what it takes to transform the power of ideas into reality.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Feed-forward: on the Future of Twenty-first-century Media
    Feed-forward: on the Future of Twenty-first-century Media
    ISBN: 9780226199726
    Title: Feed-forward: on the Future of Twenty-first-century Media
    Author: HANSEN MARK B N

    Even as media in myriad forms increasingly saturate our lives, we nonetheless tend to describe our relationship to it in terms from the twentieth century: we are consumers of media, choosing to engage with it. In Feed-Forward, Mark Hansen shows just how outmoded that way of thinking is: media is no longer separate from us but has become an inescapable part of our very experience of the world. Drawing on the speculative empiricism of philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, Hansen reveals how new media call into play elements of sensibility that greatly affect human selfhood without in any way belonging to the human. From social media to data-mining to new sensor technologies, media in the twenty-first century work largely outside the realm of perceptual consciousness, yet at the same time inflect our every sensation. Understanding that paradox, Hansen shows, offers us a chance to put forward a radically new vision of human becoming, one that enables us to reground the human in a non-anthropocentric view of the world and our experience in it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $56.00
    $56.00
  • Filling the Void: Social Media & the Continuation of Capitalism
    Filling the Void: Social Media & the Continuation of Capitalism
    ISBN: 9781910924945
    Title: Filling the Void: Social Media & the Continuation of Capitalism
    Author: GILROY-WARE MARCUS

    Filling The Void is a book about how the cultures and psychology of social media use fit within a broader landscape of life under capitalism. It argues that social media use is often a psychological response to the need for pleasure and comfort that results from the stresses of life under postmodern capitalism, rather than being a driver of new behaviours as newer technologies are often said to be. Both the explosive growth of social media and the corresponding reconfiguration of the web from an information-based platform into an entertainment-based one are far more easily explained in terms of the subjective psychological experience of their users as capitalist subjects seeking 'depressive hedonia, ' the book argues. Filling the Void also interrogates the role of social media networks, designed for private commercial gain, as part of a de-facto public sphere. Both the decreasing subjective importance of factual media and the ways in which the content of the timeline are quietly manipulated--often using labour in the developing world and secret algorithms--have potentially serious implications for the capacity of social media users to query or challenge the seeming reality offered by the established hegemonic order

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Film Editing Room Handbook
    Film Editing Room Handbook
    ISBN: 9780321679529
    Title: Film Editing Room Handbook
    Author: HOLLYN NORMAN

    The assistant film editor has many more responsibilities than simply helping to edit the picture. He or she must work with all the numerous members of the filmmaking team, juggle the demands of copious amounts of footage from various sources, keep notes during the shoot's dailies screenings, process sound, oversee the creation of optical effects and integrate them in the editor's workflow, and many more detail-oriented, simultaneous tasks that require skills on a technical and organizational level. Widely regarded as THE guide for helping you get through it all, Norman Hollyn, editing whiz and longtime instructor, is the ultimate master at making the process fun while making you a pro. In this fourth edition, he continues in the celebrated style of his previous editions with a hands-on approach, assuming the role of an assistant editor to describe the myriad workflows involved. Not only will you learn everything you need to know about how the editing process works, but you'll gain the wisdom that normally only comes with on-the-job experience, putting you way ahead in your career and making you a better, more efficient editor. In The Film Editing Room Handbook, you'll learn: Everything the assistant editor needs to know on the job-from pre-production to the shoot, to editing and adding visual effects and sound, to the mix and color finishing. How to work in a variety of scenarios, whether it is a feature, television, commercial, musical, or web-based project. Best practices for organizing and optimizing your systems and files, useful to editors working on any nonlinear editing platform. How to find a job in this competitive market and put together an attractive rÉsumÉ that proves you've got the skills to succeed. Praise for The Film Editing Room Handbook, Fourth Edition ""The Film Editing Room Handbook systematically explains everything you need to know about the editing process, exactly as it exists in the making of major motion pictures. Complicated technical concepts are made totally clear and easily understandable in this absolutely essential book for all assistant editors, indie filmmakers, and those who aspire to break into the industry."" Mark Goldblatt, A.C.E., editor of The Terminator, Starship Troopers, and True Lies "" This is a wonderful book that explains the complexities of the editing room assistant's job with clarity and wit."" Alan Heim, A.C.E, Oscar-winning editor and former president of American Cinema Editors "" The Assistant Editor is the unsung hero of the editing room, tip-toeing around land mines to keep everything running smoothly in a job where all the important rules are unwritten. Until now. Norman Hollyn does an excellent job explaining the process of editing, the role of the assistant editor, and clearly labeling where all the booby traps are buried."" Larry Jordan, producer, director, editor, and Apple-certified trainer "" This book is an excellent introduction to editing in the real world. Norman Hollyn not only tells you what is necessary, he tells you what is efficient. He knows how important that can be because he's been there."" Burton J. Sears, film instructor at Savannah College of Art and Design, editor of Virtuosity, Jacob's Ladder, and Henry and June

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You
    Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You
    ISBN: 9780241954522
    Title: Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You
    Author: PARISER ELI

    An eye-opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling-and limiting-the information we consume.

    In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for each user. Instead of giving you the most broadly popular result, Google now tries to predict what you are most likely to click on. According to MoveOn.org board president Eli Pariser, Google's change in policy is symptomatic of the most significant shift to take place on the Web in recent years-the rise of personalization. In this groundbreaking investigation of the new hidden Web, Pariser uncovers how this growing trend threatens to control how we consume and share information as a society-and reveals what we can do about it.

    Though the phenomenon has gone largely undetected until now, personalized filters are sweeping the Web, creating individual universes of information for each of us. Facebook-the primary news source for an increasing number of Americans-prioritizes the links it believes will appeal to you so that if you are a liberal, you can expect to see only progressive links. Even an old-media bastion like The Washington Post devotes the top of its home page to a news feed with the links your Facebook friends are sharing. Behind the scenes a burgeoning industry of data companies is tracking your personal information to sell to advertisers, from your political leanings to the color you painted your living room to the hiking boots you just browsed on Zappos.

    In a personalized world, we will increasingly be typed and fed only news that is pleasant, familiar, and confirms our beliefs-and because these filters are invisible, we won't know what is being hidden from us. Our past interests will determine what we are exposed to in the future, leaving less room for the unexpected encounters that spark creativity, innovation, and the democratic exchange of ideas.

    While we all worry that the Internet is eroding privacy or shrinking our attention spans, Pariser uncovers a more pernicious and far- reaching trend on the Internet and shows how we can- and must-change course. With vivid detail and remarkable scope, The Filter Bubble reveals how personalization undermines the Internet's original purpose as an open platform for the spread of ideas and could leave us all in an isolated, echoing world.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook & Google
    Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook & Google
    ISBN: 9780552173438
    Title: Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook & Google
    Author: GALLOWAY SCOTT


    For all that's been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway.


    Instead of buying the myths these compa­nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they're almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world's first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal­lenge them?


    In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world's most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can't match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career.


    Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution
    Fourth Industrial Revolution
    ISBN: 9780241300756
    Title: Fourth Industrial Revolution
    Author: SCHWAB KLAUS

    "We are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And this one will be unlike any other in human history. Characterized by new technologies fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact all disciplines, economies and industries - and it will do so at an unprecedented rate. World Economic Forum data predicts that by 2025 we will see- commercial use of nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than human hair; the first transplant of a 3D-printed liver; 10% of all cars on US roads being driverless; and much more besides. In The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Schwab outlines the key technologies driving this revolution, discusses the major impacts on governments, businesses, civil society and individuals, and offers bold ideas for what can be done to shape a better future for all."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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
  • From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg
    From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg
    ISBN: 9780857384256
    Title: From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg
    Author: NAUGHTON JOHN

    Our society has gone through a weird, unremarked transition: we've gone from regarding the Net as something exotic to something that we take for granted as a utilitarian necessity, like mains electricity or running water. In the process we've been remarkably incurious about its meaning, significance or cultural implications. Most people have no idea how the network works, nor any conception of its architecture; and few can explain why it has been - and continues to be - so uniquely disruptive in social, economic and cultural contexts. In other words, our society has become dependent on a utility that it doesn't really understand. John Naughton has distilled the noisy chatter surrounding the internet's relentless evolution into nine clear-sighted and accessible areas of understanding. In doing so he affords everyone the requisite knowledge to make better use of the technologies and networks around us, and see lucidly into their future implications. Along the way, From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg covers areas as diverse as the science of complexity, the economics of abundance, the appeal of disruption and the problematic nature of intellectual property. From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg gives you all the basic, conceptual equipment you need to understand the Internet phenomenon.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet
    From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet
    ISBN: 9780857384263
    Title: From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet
    Author: NAUGHTON JOHN

    Our society has gone through a weird, unremarked transition: once a novelty, the Net is now something that we take for granted, like mains electricity or running water. In the process we've been surprisingly incurious about its significance or cultural implications. How has our society become dependent on a utility that it doesn't really understand? John Naughton has distilled the noisy chatter surrounding the internet's relentless evolution into nine clear-sighted areas of understanding. In doing so he affords everyone the requisite knowledge to make better use of the technologies and networks around us, as well as highlighting some of their more disturbing implications.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 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
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