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Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy

by Melanie Swan

Bitcoin is starting to come into its own as a digital currency, but the blockchain technology behind it could prove to be much more significant. This book takes you beyond the currency ("Blockchain 1.0") and...


OpenCV for Secret Agents

by Howse Joseph

This book is for programmers who want to expand their skills by building fun, smart, and useful systems with OpenCV. The projects are ideal in helping you to think creatively about the uses of computer vision,...


In Real Life: Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times

by Jon Mitchell

Technology helps us with our hardest work. It can also offer us endless distractions. Can technology enable us, as individuals and communities, to do our greatest possible work, the hard work of being a good...


The Internet Is Not the Answer

by Andrew Keen

The Internet, created during the Cold War, has now ushered in one of the greatest shifts in society since the Industrial Revolution. There are many positive ways in which the Internet has contributed to the...


What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition

by James Paul Gee

James Paul Gee begins his classic book with "I want to talk about video games--yes, even violent video games--and say some positive things about them." With this simple but explosive statement, one of America's...


Green Economics: Confronting the Ecological Crisis: Confronting the Ecological Crisis

by Robin Hahnel

This book's pluralistic, non-dogmatic, and committed investigation of the values of ecological sustainability, economic justice, and human dignity provides balanced analysis of environmental problems and their...


Content Audits and Inventories

by Paula Ladenburg Land

Successful content strategy projects start with a thorough assessment of the current state of all content assets: their quantity, type, and quality. Beginning with a data-rich content inventory and layering...


Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space

by Keller Easterling

Extrastatecraft controls everyday life in the city: it’s the key to power – and resistance – in the twenty-first century.

Infrastructure is not only the underground pipes and cables controlling our cities....


Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)

by Christian Rudder

A New York Times Bestseller

An audacious, irreverent investigation of human behavior—and a first look at a revolution in the making

 

Our personal data has been used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell...


The Computer After Me: Awareness and Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems

by B01

We are increasingly seeing computer systems which are expected to function without operator intervention. This is perhaps acceptable for running computer networks or traffic lights; however, we are now seeing...


Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing

by David Houle & Owen Shapiro

In their book, Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing, David Houle and Owen Shapiro deliver a powerful and persuasive look at how cultural change and accelerating technological advancement will affect...


Computer Games and Technical Communication: Critical Methods and Applications at the Intersection

by Jennifer deWinter & Ryan M. Moeller

Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline...


The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection

by Michael Harris

"Every revolution in communication technology-from papyrus to the printing press to Twitter-is as much an opportunity to be drawn away from something as it is to be drawn toward something. And yet, as we embrace...


Fire Phone: Out of the Box: A get-started-now guide to Firefly, Mayday, Dynamic Perspective, and other new features

by Brian Sawyer

Dive straight into hot Fire phone features you won’t find in any other device—like Firefly, Mayday, and Dynamic Perspective—with this concise hands-on guide. You probably already know how to call, text,...


The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases

by Deborah Halber

Solving cold cases from the comfort of your living room…

The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes–wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement—and one...


Computer Vision in Robotics and Industrial Applications

by Dominik Sankowski & Jacek Nowakowski

The book presents a collection of practical applications of image processing and analysis. Different vision systems are more often used among others in the automotive industry, pharmacy, military and police...


Virtual Unreality: Just Because the Internet Told You, How Do You Know It's True?

by Charles Seife

The bestselling author of Proofiness and Zero explains how to separate fact from fantasy in the digital world

Digital information is a powerful tool that spreads unbelievably rapidly, infects all corners of...


Google Advertising Tools: Cashing in with AdSense, AdWords, and the Google APIs

by Harold Davis

When it comes to advertising on the web, you just can't argue with the numbers. A $7 billion market today is expected to grow to $18.9 billion by 2010. Jupiter Research also estimates that search advertising...


When Things Start to Think

by Neil Gershenfeld

This is a book for people who want to know what the future is going to look like and for people who want to know how to create the future. Gershenfeld offers a glimpse at the brave new post-computerized world,...


Bridging UX and Web Development: Better Results through Team Integration

by Jack Moffett

The first and only book to provide UX professionals with the guidance to bridge the gap between designer and developer, enabling you to create a more productive and healthy work environment.