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 Topic... Difficult Read"
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".
Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?
So many people take their privacy on the Internet for granted. Some may know and choose to ignore the fact, but every single thing you do online is being tracked and guess what? For better or for worse it is there forever. Whether you're simply browsing websites or you are accessing confidential information that you would rather no one know about there are ways to remain anonymous.
Science is humanity's greatest achievement. It ranges from the study of the universe itself to the smallest particles of matter contained within it - and everything in between. If you want to better understand our physical world, as most of us do, gaining a basic understanding of science itself is profoundly important - yet many are intimidated by the breathtaking scope of such an endeavor. Now an award-winning science teacher has taken out the intimidation, harnessing that breathtaking scope into a series of 60 exciting, comprehensive, and accessible lectures.
"All you need to know about nature."
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.
Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual is a guide to a well-rounded, satisfying life as a technology professional. In it, developer and life coach John Sonmez offers advice to developers on important subjects like career and productivity, personal finance and investing, and even fitness and relationships. Arranged as a collection of 71 short chapters, this fun listen invites you to dip in wherever you like.
"General good living advice."
The Dark Net is not a separate realm but one that stretches from popular social media sites to the most secretive corners of the deep web. It is a world that is rarely out of the news but one that is little understood - and almost never explored. In The Dark Net, Jamie Bartlett presents a revelatory portrait of the internet's strangest subcultures: of trolls, drug dealers, hackers and political extremists.
"Fascinating mirror of our 21st century"
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.
"Good insights but a bit slow"
With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson - one of our foremost thinkers on all things space - illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale.
Many of the most dynamic public companies, from Alibaba to Facebook to Visa, and the most valuable start-ups, such as Airbnb and Uber, are matchmakers that connect one group of customers with another group of customers. Economists call matchmakers multisided platforms because they provide physical or virtual platforms for multiple groups to get together. Dating sites connect people with potential matches, for example, and ride-sharing apps do the same for drivers and riders.
"Is Google making us stupid?" When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: as we enjoy the Internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration yet published of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences.
Presenting invaluable advice from the world's most famous computer security expert, this intensely readable collection features some of the most insightful and informative coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of computer security and the price people pay - figuratively and literally - when security fails. Discussing the issues surrounding things such as airplanes, passports, voting machines, ID cards, cameras, passwords, Internet banking, sporting events, computers, and castles, this book is a must-read for anyone who values security at any level - business, technical, or personal.
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.
Ten years from today, the center of our digital lives will no longer be the smart phone, but device that looks like ordinary eyeglasses: except those glasses will have settings for virtual and augmented reality. What you really see and what is computer generated will be mixed so tightly together, that we won't really be able to tell what is real and what is illusion.
The New York Times best seller. Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest and most innovative adopters of technology, and modern times have led to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank accounts, and wiping out computer servers.
"Repetitive and shallow"
You eat organic and non-GMO food. You only drink purified water. You take care of yourself and your family's health. But could there be a silent, invisible danger causing potential harm to you and your loved ones? There could. And it's called electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation and its one of fastest growing health issues facing our society. EMF radiation produced by modern technology such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, Wi-Fi, and smart meters is an emerging health threat.
Technology is ever evolving just like health care. Believe it or not, technology is here to stay and will be in some way a major part of our lives. What I discuss in this book is innovation of established companies. This one book will not cover all technological advances, but I guarantee you will learn something new and enhance your love for technology.
I determined to learn everything I could about Google SEO and getting on the first page of the world's largest search engine. I read all the SEO books and everything I could find about link building and website marketing. I put together an SEO process for every post I wrote and the results were astounding. I tripled my Google search traffic over the next year and doubled my monthly blogging income. Best yet, using it frequently means I've perfected the process and now it takes very little time to rank a post on Google.
Imagine a robotic stuffed animal that can read and respond to a child's emotional state or a commercial that can change based on a customer's facial expression. Heart of the Machine explores the next giant step in the relationship between humans and technology: the ability of computers to recognize, respond to, and even replicate emotions. Computers have long been integral to our lives, and their advances continue at an exponential rate.
The definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly 60 years. Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, the agency's original mission was to create "the unimagined weapons of the future". Over the decades, DARPA has been responsible for countless inventions and technologies that extend well beyond military technology.
Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs. Frans Johansson's The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into a new, unfamiliar territory, and offers examples on how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations.
These days, having a cable box can often seem more like a chore and less like a luxury. The cost of cable alone is enough to make any subscriber scream, and the shows that are offered on the average cable television channel are not exactly the most satisfying to watch. Reality shows are taking over modern cable television, and it's okay if you feel like you're ready to turn your attention to other shows that are more exciting and plot-driven.
Discover how to easily hack wireless networks - even if you've never hacked, coded, or operated a computer before! Hacking wireless networks can be tricky. There are plenty of dense, complicated books out there that attempt to teach it - but just fall short of sending you into a headspin of confusion. Most of the information out there is complicated, dry, hard to follow, and unrealistic.
Are you interested in learning about how to hack systems? Do you want to learn how to protect yourself from being hacked? Do you wish to learn the art of ethical hacking? Do you want to know the secret techniques that genius hackers use? Hacking is one of the most misunderstood cyber concepts. The majority of people think of hacking as something evil or illegal, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Indeed, hacking can be a real threat, but if you want to stop someone from hacking you, you must also learn how to hack!
Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. The book also includes bonus content to help you get started coding!
Science informs the public policies, the social, and the personal decisions to conserve energy, farming, leisure, health, transport, defense, and so forth. Whether there are fair chances for failure or not, conducting experiments on merits basis is usual amidst the world-wide scientists today. If there are ample negatives then it is good to forsake the study or the research for the sake of the safety, all until the person come up with something really solid and substantial.
This is a two audiobook book bundle related to C++ programming and learning the Linux Operating System. Two manuscripts for the price of one! What's included in this 2 book bundle manuscript: "C++: Learn C++ Like a Boss. A Beginners Guide in Coding Programming and Dominating C++. Novice to Expert Guide To Learn and Master C++ Fast". "Hacking University Senior Edition: Linux. Optimal beginner's guide to precisely learn and conquer the Linux operating system. A complete step-by-step guide in how the Linux command line works."
Think you need a patent? Think again. Many of the products Stephen Key has licensed required no intellectual property protection whatsoever, yet have made millions in royalties. But Key also knows what it takes to protect a big idea. Years ago, after reading about how medication bottles rarely contain enough space for the information that needs to be printed on them, he was inspired to develop an innovative label technology.
In this issue: "10 Breakthrough Technologies"; "One Man's Quest to Hack His Own Genes" by Antonio Regalado; and "The Robotic Grocery Store of the Future Is Here" by Jamie Condliffe.
In this issue: "Why Amazon Is the World's Most Innovative Company of 2017": A rapid expansion of Prime plus bold bets in the physical world are allowing the retailer to offer even more, even faster and smarter. "What You Can Learn from the World's Most Innovative Companies of 2017": What Amazon, Snap, Netflix, and others can teach us about innovation in 2017. "What Makes Snap Worth 25 Billion Dollars – And Maybe More": The people who brought you Snapchat present a different view of the world through the lens of a camera.
In Leading Digital, authors George Westerman, Didier Bonnet, and Andrew McAfee highlight how large companies in traditional industries - from finance to manufacturing to pharmaceuticals - are using digital to gain strategic advantage. They illuminate the principles and practices that lead to successful digital transformation. Based on a study of more than 400 global firms, the book shows what it takes to become a digital master.
Are you curious about the world of hacking? Do you know how hackers break down passwords and break into systems? Would you like to protect your computer systems - and your personal information? With Justin Hatmaker's Hacking: Penetration Testing, Basic Security, and How to Hack, you can do all this and more! What types of hacking attacks are out there? How can you defend yourself?
This book describes all the aspects of Fire TV stick, such as how to install it, its use, and its very versatile streaming options. All of the streaming capabilities and customization options of Fire stick are discussed in detail, as well as how Fire stick widens the functionality of your TV.
Learning to write in a coding language can be exciting. This book will allow you to get started writing your own programs, whether you are learning for your own personal benefit, or to begin and advance a career in programming. One of the best languages to begin with is Python. Python is one of the easiest coding languages to learn and understand. It has the power to create complex programs, and the versatility to work when integrated with other coding languages.