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I, Avatar: The Culture and Consequences of Having a Second Life

by Meadows Mark Stephen

What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator’s...


How to Win Sales & Influence Spiders: Boosting Your Business and Buzz on the Web

by Catherine Seda

If you’re like most business professionals, you could be losing $10,000, $100,000, or even $1 million a month on the Web! Catapulting your business online is easier than you may think. Thanks to new and emerging...


Counter Hack Reloaded: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Attacks and Effective Defenses

by Edward Skoudis & Tom Liston

For years, Counter Hack has been the primary resource for every network/system administrator and security professional who needs a deep, hands-on understanding of hacker attacks and countermeasures. Now, leading...


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

by Michael Harris

Soon enough, nobody will remember life before the Internet. What does this unavoidable fact mean? Those of us who have lived both with and without the crowded connectivity of online life have a rare opportunity....


Global Management, Local Resistances: 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything

by Michael Saylor

Michael J. Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, presents The Mobile Wave, a ground-breaking analysis of the impact of mobile intelligence—the fifth wave of computer technology. 


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,...


Healing This Wounded Earth: With Compassion, Spirit and the Power of Hope

by Eleanor Stoneham

The world is seriously wounded threatened by violence egocentricity and mass consumerism. Government intervention alone will never solve society's problems. We need personal responsibility and healing on a 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...


Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing

by Adam Greenfield

Ubiquitous computing--almost imperceptible, but everywhere around us--is rapidly becoming a reality. How will it change us? how can we shape its emergence?

Smart buildings, smart furniture, smart clothing......


Publish and Prosper: Blogging for Your Business

by Steve Broback & DL Byron

While personal blogs take up much of the blogosphere, blogs are quickly gaining popularity in business as an inexpensive and amazingly effective marketing tool. It’s time for a practical book about business...


Dispatches from Blogistan: A travel guide for the modern blogger

by Suzanne Stefanac

The term "blog" wasn't coined until 1999 and yet by 2004, it had become Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year. Globally, the number of blogs is doubling every six months, with more than 50 million blogs online...


Social Bookmarking with StumbleUpon: You'd Be Amazed At How Much You Can Accomplish With This Simple Task

by Cassandra Fenyk

The web is probably the largest gold mine ever, figuratively speaking. It is by far the biggest community ever established where people get to do practically anything they want and find anything they need. The...


Eye Tracking in User Experience Design

by Jennifer Romano Bergstrom & Andrew Schall

Eye Tracking for User Experience Design explores the many applications of eye tracking to better understand how users view and interact with technology. Ten leading experts in eye tracking discuss how they have...


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,...