A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
"Not what I expected but brilliant!"
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-tested collection of practical techniques for managing moods and modifying undesirable behaviors through self-awareness, critical analysis, and goal-oriented change. CBT illuminates the links between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health and uses those connections to develop concrete plans for self-improvement. In 24 engaging half-hour lectures, you'll build a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit with the expert guidance of Professor Satterfield of the University of California, San Francisco.
The authors of the best-selling Bold and The Rise of Superman explore altered states of consciousness and how they can ignite passion, fuel creativity, and accelerate problem solving, in this groundbreaking book in the vein of Daniel Pink's Drive and Charles Duhigg's Smarter Faster Better.
Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives - from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture - can be understood as the result of a few long-term accelerating forces.
Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control.
"Interesting but long winded in some areas."
In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, they're also well on their way to making "good" jobs obsolete. A computer winning Jeopardy might seem like a trivial, if impressive, feat, but the same technology is making paralegals redundant as it undertakes electronic discovery and is soon to do the same for radiologists.
"Comprehensive review in robot influence"
Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumers' identities are being stolen, and a person's every step is being tracked and stored. What once might have been dismissed as paranoia is now a hard truth, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick illustrates what is happening without your knowledge - and he teaches you "the art of invisibility".
Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next 10 years - for businesses, governments, and the global community - and how we can navigate them.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is overtaking our human ability to absorb and process information. Robots are becoming increasingly dexterous, flexible, and safe to be around (except the military ones). AI is our most powerful technology, and you need to understand it. This new book from best-selling author Calum Chace argues that within a few decades, most humans will not be able to work for money. Self-driving cars will probably be the canary in the coal mine, providing a wake-up call for everyone who isn't yet paying attention.
"Great contribution to the discussion of our possible AI future"
We all think we know who Steve Jobs was, what made him tick, and what made him succeed. Yet the single most important question about him has never been answered. The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-'80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned a decade later to transform the ailing Apple into the most successful company the world had ever seen.
In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies — with hardware, software, and networks at their core — will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human.
Picking up right where he left off, Paul Carter pulls out more tall tales of a mad, bad and dangerous life in the international oil trade. Starting with action and mayhem galore This Is Not A Drill sets an unrelenting pace that just doesn't let up, as Paul almost drowns when the Russian rig he's working on begins to capsize; is reunited with his Dad - another adrenaline junkie; gets married; hangs out with his rig pig buddies in exotic locations; and spends a couple of interesting weeks in Afghanistan.
The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security. Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide.
The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. Our scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers.
The Amazon Way on IoT is for the leader who wants to understand how the Internet of things is transforming business and society. Listeners will discover business cases, key concepts, technologies and tools to help develop, explain and execute their own IoT approach through understanding Amazon's and other leading companies sophisticated IoT technologies and strategies.
A man shoots down a drone that is flying over his private property. A retail store uses predictive data analytics to send pregnancy-related advertising to a teenager who has not told her parents about her condition. A police officer places a GPS device on a suspected criminal's car to follow him and build a case against him. The news is full of such stories, in which new technologies lead to dilemmas that could not have been imagined just a few decades ago.
The director of the Forensic Science Program at Pennsylvania State University, Professor Robert C. Shaler leads a comprehensive study of the intricacies of an intriguing, and always topical, science. In these lectures, Shaler imparts a clear understanding of crime scene investigation, from archiving the scene to the presentation of evidence in court proceedings. Covering everything from fingermarks and bloodstains to 3-D imaging and microbial forensics, the course is an essential guide for anyone intrigued by this riveting subject.
Having the proper analytics to further enhance your existing or new business is critical for pinpointing problems and achieving successes.
Are you aware that C is one of the most popular and commonly-used programming languages today? Did you know many expert developers have started learning C in order to become knowledgeable in computer programming? Do you want a simple way to understand step-by-step actions to learning C programming, while skipping all the technical jargon so many learners fear in programming? If you are having doubts about learning the language, do not! C is actually easy to learn. Compared to C++, C is much simpler!
Could history repeat itself, with one giant entity taking control of American information? Most consider the Internet Age to be a moment of unprecedented freedom in communications and culture. But as Tim Wu shows, each major new medium, from telephone to cable, arrived on a similar wave of idealistic optimism only to become, eventually, the object of industrial consolidation profoundly affecting how Americans communicate.
Are you tired of constantly finding errors in your Java code? Fed up with not being able to understand what you have written, making it difficult to identify those errors? And how many times has your code been criticized by others for a lack of readability or for not being efficient? In Java: Best Practices to Programming Code with Java, the information found here is designed to make things easier for you.
Do you consider yourself an expert in Python? Do you like to mess around with programs and see what all of the coding languages are able to do? Is Python your favorite coding language because of its simplicity yet it has lots of power to help get things done? Then this guidebook has all the information for you! This guidebook is full of the more advanced techniques that you need to really bring your code to life.
We depend on - we believe in - algorithms to help us get a ride, choose which book to buy, execute a mathematical proof. It's as if we think of code as a magic spell, an incantation to reveal what we need to know and even what we want. Humans have always believed that certain invocations - the marriage vow, the shaman's curse - do not merely describe the world but make it.
The world is moving towards trillions of connected devices that in a few years will be not smartphones, but virtually anything - most of which has never been connected before. This connecting the unconnected will enable the Internet of Things - the rise of which is both exciting and confusing. The authors evaluate the opportunities that emerge as a result of the Internet of Things focusing on the impact to individuals, industries and societies.
If you ever wanted to learn how to use your Alexa app and your Amazon Echo Dot but couldn't because of all the confusing information out there...then this book will be your guide! If you're also having trouble figuring out what appliances to use that will make your Echo Dot and Alexa app work smarter - then this book is made for you! It will guide you through all detailed apps and smart lights and even the commands you can use to build that smart house of yours.
Have fun with Morse Code! Knowing Morse Code is no longer required to get an amateur radio license, but many hams are learning the code anyway.
This is an easy and simple guide on how to set-up, use, and unlock some commands for the Amazon Tap.
This is a two book bundle related to C++ programming and Python programming!
A simple and short guide on the most common troubleshoots, tips, and setup for the Fire Tablet 7. Written in the simple philosophy in Japan of keeping things tidy and simple.
Here is a guide anyone can learn from, no matter what your programming experiences are. It's meant to be a beginners guide but those with programming languages are also welcome to start learning or enhancing their knowledge about C++.
One painful lesson to be learned online is that you should never follow the directions given to you by a website which is trying to infect your computer with an unwanted program or virus. A common tactic to infect your computer is for a website to post the following warning message: "You have downloaded a virus!" At that point, there will be an option for you to remove the infection by clicking on a particular button, such as "OK." Never, ever give in to the temptation to do so.
Want to learn Swift stress free? We have got you covered with this guide for beginners!
This book contains detailed instructions and strategies on how to get the best experience from your iPhone 7 and make the most out of it. iPhone 7, together with iPhone 7 Plus, was introduced on September 7, 2016. It was released on September 16, 2016. The overall design can be similar to iPhone 6s, but iPhone 7 has new colors available and additional dust and water resistance. It also comes with earphones that connect using Lightning.
What connects Paleolithic bone flutes to the invention of computer software? Or the Murex sea snail to the death of the great American city? How does the bag of crisps you hold in your hand help tell the story of humanity itself? In his brilliant new work on the history of innovation, international best-seller Steven Johnson argues that the pursuit of novelty and wonder has always been a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change.
Google gives nonprofit organizations $10,000 per month in free advertising through its Google Ad Grants program. And unlike most grants, Google's has an extremely quick application process and is very easy to get. So why do so few nonprofits participate in Google Ad Grants, and why do existing grantees struggle so much with maximizing its value to grow their organization? What's the catch?
In just a few years, today's children and teens will forge careers that look nothing like those that were available to their parents or grandparents. While the US economy becomes ever more information-driven, our system of education seems stuck on the idea that "content is king", neglecting other skills that 21st century citizens sorely need.
Many of us would no more go out without our cell phone than we would leave the house without clothes. We live our lives on social media, and PDAs, tablets, computers, and other devices are completely integrated into our global culture. From connectedness to accessibility and instant access to information, a wealth of benefits accompanies this digital revolution. But what about the cost?
History of technology, it is the history of how humans developed various tools and techniques. It is strongly related with history of humanity since humans invented almost every invention - let it be a tool, technology, or foundation of some natural resources. Before continuing to history of technology, it is important to understand what technology actually is. Technology refers to set of multiple methods in order to perform a particular task. It can be as simple as a language or stone tool and also as complex as genetic engineering.