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

by Christian Rudder

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 us stuff we don’t need....


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...


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 divide between UX and Web development can be stifling. Bridging UX and Web Development prepares you to break down those walls by teaching you how to integrate with your team's developers. You examine the...


Global Management, Local Resistances: Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies: Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies

by Ulrike Schuerkens

This book originates from a research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on global...


Identity is the New Money

by David Birch & Ed Conway

This book argues that identity and money are both changing profoundly. Because of technological change the two trends are converging so that all that we need for transacting will be our identities captured in...


The People's Platform

by Astra Taylor

From a cutting-edge cultural commentator, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great leveler of our age

The Internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratizing force,...


The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?

by Patrick Tucker

"Where I saw a thrilling and historic transformation in the world's oldest idea-the future-other people saw only Target, Facebook, Google, and the government using their data to surveil, track, and trick them...


Dragnet Nation

by Julia Angwin

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...


Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

by Emily Parker

In China, university students use the Internet to save the life of an attempted murder victim. In Cuba, authorities unsuccessfully try to silence an online critic by sowing seeds of distrust in her marriage....


The Sixth Extinction

by Elizabeth Kolbert

A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes

Over the last half a billion...


Green Utopianism: Politics, Practices and Perspectives: Perspectives, Politics and Micro-Practices

by Karin Bradley & Johan Hedrén

Utopian thought and experimental approaches to societal organization have been rare in the last decades of planning and politics. Instead, there is a widespread belief in ecological modernization, that sustainable...


The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering

by Capers Jones

“Capers Jones has accumulated the most comprehensive data on every aspect of software engineering, and has performed the most scientific analysis on this data. Now, Capers performs yet another invaluable...