The Shallows: How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think, Read, and Remember

By Nicholas Carr

During this ground-breaking and compelling e-book, Nicholas Carr argues that now not when you consider that Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been uncovered to this type of mind-altering expertise. The Shallows attracts at the most modern learn to teach that the internet is actually re-wiring our brains inducing purely superficial knowing. hence there are profound alterations within the means we are living and speak, have in mind and socialise - even in our very notion of ourselves. via relocating from the depths of suggestion to the shallows of distraction, the internet, it sort of feels, is admittedly fostering lack of awareness. The Shallows isn't a manifesto for luddites, nor does it search to show again the clock. quite it's a revelatory reminder of ways a long way the net has turn into enmeshed in our day-by-day lifestyles and is affecting the way in which we predict. This landmark e-book compels us all to seem anew at our dependence in this all-pervasive expertise.

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In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

By Steven Levy

Written with complete cooperation from best administration, together with cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry web page, this can be the interior tale at the back of Google, the main profitable and such a lot favourite expertise corporation of our time, instructed by way of one among our greatest know-how writers.

Few businesses in historical past have ever been as winning and as popular as Google, the corporate that has remodeled the web and develop into an quintessential a part of our lives. How has Google performed it? Veteran expertise reporter Steven Levy was once granted extraordinary entry to the corporate, and during this revelatory e-book he's taking readers within Google headquarters—the Googleplex—to convey how Google works.

whereas they have been nonetheless scholars at Stanford, Google cofounders Larry web page and Sergey Brin revolutionized web seek. They this tremendous innovation with one other, as of Google’s earliest staff chanced on the way to do what nobody else had: make billions of bucks from online advertising. With this funds cow, Google was once capable of extend dramatically and tackle different transformative initiatives: extra effective facts facilities, open-source mobile phones, unfastened web video (YouTube), cloud computing, digitizing books, and masses more.

the most important to Google’s good fortune in these kinds of companies, Levy finds, is its engineering frame of mind and adoption of such net values as velocity, openness, experimentation, and possibility taking. After its unapologetically elitist method of hiring, Google pampers its engineers—free foodstuff and dry cleansing, on-site medical professionals and masseuses—and offers all of them the assets they should be successful. Even this day, with a group of greater than 23,000, Larry web page indicators off on each hire.

yet has Google misplaced its cutting edge part? With its most modern initiative, social networking, Google is chasing a profitable competitor for the 1st time. a few staff are leaving the corporate for smaller, nimbler start-ups. Can the corporate that famously determined to not be evil nonetheless compete?

No different booklet has ever grew to become Google within out as Levy does with In the Plex.

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Samsung Galaxy Tabs For Dummies

By Dan Gookin

A colourful, interesting, and informative advisor to the Samsung Galaxy family members of tablets

Samsung's bestselling Galaxy Tabs could are available in a number of sizes, but they all share the wildly renowned Android working approach and are jam-packed with hundreds top-notch tablet features. This full-color e-book exhibits you ways to get pleasure from all the pieces your Galaxy Tab can do, despite version: browse the net, deal with email, deal with your social media, make mobile calls and video chat, learn e-books, take and proportion pictures, play track, and extra. writer Dan Gookin, well-known for his ability in demystifying expertise, takes you on a travel of the Galaxy, explaining hidden tablet tricks and exhibiting you ways to make your Tab your own.

  • Walks you through every portion of the preferred Galaxy Tab types, illustrated with full-color display photographs that convey you precisely the best way to use your new tablet
  • Covers the original parts of this outstanding Android capsule that supply the Galaxy Tab a aggressive edge as good as extra universal pill gains just like the touchscreen interface, net browser, digital camera, social media, electronic mail, apps, and more
  • Includes counsel for filling your Galaxy Tab with tune, videos, television indicates, books, video games, photographs, movies, and different cool content material from Google Play
  • Shows you ways to variety effectively at the Tab keyboard, get instructions, deal with your content material, attach wirelessly, trip along with your Tab, and customise its features

Samsung Galaxy Tabs For Dummies is the fitting consultant for purchasing all started and getting round the Galaxy like a pro.

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Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

By Vivek Wadhwa

"[A]​ ​solid contribution to the turning out to be well known literature at the subject."―PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

From one among Time Magazine's "Forty such a lot Influential Minds in know-how" comes a necessary choice of candid, first-hand debts of ladies in technology.

girls in expertise are at the upward push in either strength and numbers, and now it truly is extra vital than ever not to lose that momentum, to "lean in" and shut the gender hole. even if they make up 1/2 the inhabitants, purely 14% of engineers within the usa are girls. They take the seeds of technological development and construct whatever life-changing, very likely life-saving. the way forward for expertise is dependent upon the whole and lively participation of girls and males operating jointly, and it's important that girls are either trained and inspired to enter the tech sectors.

Hailed by way of international coverage journal as a "Top a hundred worldwide Thinker," professor, researcher, and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, along award-winning journalist Farai Chideya, got down to gather anecdotes and essays from international leaders, sharing how their studies in cutting edge industries body the way forward for entrepreneurship. With interviews and essays from 1000s of girls in STEM fields, together with Anousheh Ansari the 1st girl deepest quarter house explorer, former Google[X] vice chairman and present CTO of the us Megan Smith, Ory Okolloh of the Omidyar community, enterprise capitalist Heidi Roizen and CEO of Nanobiosym Dr. Anita Goel, MD, PhD, Innovating girls bargains views at the demanding situations that girls face, the ideas that they hire within the place of work, and the way a company can be triumphant or fail in its makes an attempt to aid the occupation development of ladies.

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Final Frontier: The Pioneering Science and Technology of Exploring the Universe

By Brian Clegg

Star Trek was once correct ― there's just one ultimate frontier, and that's space...

Human beings are ordinary explorers, and nowhere is that this frontier spirit more desirable than within the us of a. It nearly defines the nature of the united states. however the Earth is working out of frontiers fast.

In Brian Clegg's The ultimate Frontier we find the large demanding situations that face explorers, either human and robot, to discover the present and destiny applied sciences which may take us out into the galaxy and take a voyage of discovery the place not anyone has long past earlier than… yet someday somebody will. In 2003, basic Wesley Clark set the state a problem to provide the know-how that will allow new pioneers to discover the galaxy. That problem is hard ― the best we now have ever confronted. yet taking up the ultimate frontier doesn't must be a fantasy.

In a time of recession, escapism is often well known ― and what higher get away from the standard can there be than the opportunity of leaving Earth's bounds and exploring the universe? With a wealthy pop culture history in technology fiction video clips, books and television exhibits, it is a topic that entertains and informs in equivalent measure.

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Light and Dark: An exploration in science, nature, art and technology

An pleasing, instructive, varied, and strange ebook, gentle and darkish: An Exploration in technology, Nature, paintings and expertise incorporates a wide selection of issues now not quite often present in one book.
With greater than a hundred diagrams, graphs, and figures, the topics mentioned contain the background of man-made lighting fixtures, eclipse cycles, light-sensitive eyeglasses, rainbows, paintings, bioluminescence, the clock atmosphere on the South Pole, zebra stripe styles, lighthouses, colour conception, the harvest moon, and the way info and speech might be conveyed by means of gentle from the solar or a laser.

The publication encourages readers to take a extra cautious examine many frequent phenomena, resembling the differences within the period of twilight in the course of the yr and the facility of human imaginative and prescient to misread styles of strains below definite stipulations. It describes the anatomical peculiarities of four-eyed fish and explains how the Jewish calendar contrives to keep on with either sun and lunar cycles. It additionally offers the explanations why tortoise shell cats are generally girl. Readers are trained the place they could see nineteenth century army gear which can express messages swiftly over gigantic adjustments.

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Android: A Programmer's Guide

By Jerome DiMarzio

Master the Android cellular improvement platform

Build compelling Java-based cellular purposes utilizing the Android SDK and the Eclipse open-source software program improvement platform. Android: A Programmer's Guide exhibits you, step by step, easy methods to obtain and arrange all the important instruments, construct and song dynamic Android courses, and debug your effects. observe easy methods to supply net and chat capabilities, engage with the telephone dialer and GPS units, and entry the newest Google providers. You'll additionally how you can create customized content material companies and database-enable your purposes utilizing SQLite.
* set up and configure Java, Eclipse, and Android plugin
* Create Android tasks from the Eclipse UI or command line
* combine websites, photographs, galleries, and sounds
* installation menus, growth bars, and auto-complete functions
* set off activities utilizing Android Intents, Filters, and Receivers
* enforce GPS, Google Maps, Google Earth, and GTalk
* construct interactive SQLite databases, calendars, and notepads
* try purposes utilizing the Android Emulator and Debug Bridge

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Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology Is Reshaping the Economy (MIT Press)

By Erik Brynjolfsson, Adam Saunders

A wave of industrial innovation is using the productiveness resurgence within the U.S. economic system. In Wired for Innovation, Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders describe how info know-how without delay or not directly created this productiveness explosion, reversing a long time of sluggish progress. They argue that the corporations with the top point of returns to their expertise funding are doing greater than simply deciding to buy know-how; they're inventing new kinds of organizational capital to develop into electronic enterprises. those recommendations comprise a cluster of organizational and business-process adjustments, together with broader sharing of data, decentralized decision-making, linking pay and promotions to functionality, pruning of non-core items and methods, and larger investments in education and education.

Innovation keeps via booms and busts. This e-book offers a vital advisor for coverage makers and economists who have to know the way info know-how is remodeling the economic climate and the way it is going to create price within the coming decade.

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What's Yours Is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy

By Tom Slee

“Building upon his past empirical opinions, Tom Slee explains how ‘sharing economy’ businesses have used feel-good rhetoric to masks intolerant and irresponsible enterprise models.”
—Chris Jay Hoofnagle, lecturer in place of dwelling; college director,
Berkeley middle for legislations & Technology

“The Sharing financial system frames its critics as Luddites, bureaucrats and rent-seekers, yet Tom Slee is none of those. A considerate technologist, Slee paints a well-researched photo of businesses that experience outfitted up big marketplace valuations through externalizing their charges and sidestepping rules designed to guard shoppers. This ebook is clear-eyed and important.”
—Sue Gardner, former govt director of the Wikimedia Foundation

“Tom Slee's crucial new publication indicates that the sharing economic system has little or no to do with sharing. Slee makes use of wit, readability, and proof to demolish the self-serving mythologies of Silicon Valley marketers and determine what Uber, Amazon and their style are quite up to.” —Henry Farrell, co-chair, Social technology examine Council's electronic tradition Initiative; professor of political technological know-how and foreign affairs, George Washington University

“In this lucid and rigorous booklet, Tom Slee dismantles the facade of the sharing economic climate, revealing hidden and infrequently troubling truths approximately businesses like Uber and Airbnb. which will know the way web companies relatively function, What’s Yours Is Mine is where to start.” —Nicholas Carr, writer of The Shallows and The Glass Cage

“In a box crowded with tech-utopian blowhards and app-happy snake oil salesmen, Tom Slee stands aside. His laser-sharp insights concerning the genuine impression of well known start-ups on our livelihoods and groups are the precise antidote to sharing financial system hype. What’s Yours Is Mine is needed interpreting for somebody attracted to expertise and financial justice.” —Astra Taylor, writer of The People’s Platform: Taking again strength and tradition within the electronic Age

The information is stuffed with their names, supposedly the leading edge of a rethinking of capitalism. Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, and plenty of extra businesses have a mandate of disruption and upending the “old order”—and they’ve succeeded in effecting the “biggest switch within the American group in over a century,” in line with former Secretary of work Robert Reich.

But this new wave of expertise businesses is funded and urged via very old-school enterprise capitalists. And in What’s Yours Is Mine, technologist Tom Slee argues the so-called sharing economic system damages improvement, extends harsh free-market practices into formerly secure parts of our lives, and provides the chance for a couple of humans to make fortunes through harmful groups and pushing weak members to tackle unsustainable risk.

Drawing on unique empirical study, Slee indicates that the pleasant language of sharing, belief, and neighborhood mask a darker reality.

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Applications of Digital Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science)

Karlheinz Brandenburg and Mark Kahrs With the appearance of multimedia, electronic sign processing (DSP) of sound has emerged from the shadow of bandwidth restricted speech processing. this present day, the most appli cations of audio DSP are prime quality audio coding and the electronic new release and manipulation of song signs. They percentage universal study subject matters together with percep tual dimension strategies and analysis/synthesis equipment. Smaller yet still extremely important issues are listening to aids utilizing sign processing know-how and architectures for electronic sign processing of audio. In most of these components the decade has obvious an important quantity of program orientated study. the themes coated the following coincide with the themes coated within the biannual paintings store on “Applications of sign Processing to Audio and Acoustics”. This occasion is subsidized through the IEEE sign Processing Society (Technical Committee on Audio and Electroacoustics) and happens at Mohonk Mountain residence in New Paltz, big apple. a brief assessment of every bankruptcy will illustrate the big variety of technical fabric provided within the chapters of this ebook. John Beerends: Perceptual dimension recommendations. the appearance of perceptual size options is a byproduct of the arrival of electronic coding for either speech and top of the range audio signs. conventional dimension schemes are undesirable estimates for the subjective caliber after electronic coding/decoding. Listening exams are topic to sta tistical uncertainties and the elemental query of repeatability in a distinct setting.

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