How Cool Stuff Works

By Chris Woodford

Bluetooth, HDTV, SEMs, PSP and Wii your international is stuffed with cool instruments and smart know-how, do you need to understand the way it all works? From gadget-loving men to curious teenagers, open up the cool lenticular disguise and detect how your entire favorite smooth applied sciences paintings. remarkable photographs demonstrate what is within your video games console, how spies use GSM for covert operations, the world's quickest robotic and digital on-line worlds. A microscopic, X-rayed, cross-sectioned and close-up examine a great deal of striking stuff! Now in paperback.

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NoSQL For Dummies

By Adam Fowler

Get up to the mark at the nuances of NoSQL databases and what they suggest to your organization

This effortless to learn advisor to NoSQL databases offers the kind of no-nonsense review and research you might want to study, together with what NoSQL is and which database is correct for you. that includes particular overview standards for NoSQL databases, besides a glance into the professionals and cons of the most well-liked ideas, NoSQL For Dummies presents the quickest and easiest method to dive into the main points of this great expertise. you will achieve an knowing of the way to take advantage of NoSQL databases for mission-critical firm architectures and tasks, and real-world examples toughen the first issues to create an action-oriented source for IT pros.

If you are making plans an incredible information venture or platform, you most likely already recognize you must decide upon a NoSQL database to accomplish your structure. yet with innovations flooding the marketplace and updates and components coming at a fast velocity, picking what you require now, and sooner or later, could be a tall job. this is often the place NoSQL For Dummies comes in!

  • Learn the elemental tenets of NoSQL databases and why they've got come to the vanguard as facts has outpaced the services of relational databases
  • Discover significant gamers between NoSQL databases, together with Cassandra, MongoDB, MarkLogic, Neo4J, and others
  • Get an in-depth examine the advantages and drawbacks of the big variety of NoSQL database options
  • Explore the desires of your company as they relate to the features of particular NoSQL databases

Big information and Hadoop get the entire awareness, but if it comes right down to it, NoSQL databases are the engines that energy many huge facts analytics tasks. With NoSQL For Dummies, you are going to transcend relational databases to ramp up your enterprise's info structure in no time.

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The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet

By Ramez Naam

"Brilliant" - Ray Kurzweil
"Required examining for all worldwide thinkers and leaders." - Steven Pinker
Climate switch. Finite fossil fuels. clean water depletion. emerging commodity costs. Ocean acidification. Overpopulation. Deforestation. Feeding the world's billions.

We're beset via an array of ordinary source and environmental demanding situations. They pose a big hazard to human prosperity, to international peace, and to the planet itself.

Yet, if we act, those difficulties are addressable. all through heritage we have conquer comparable difficulties, yet in basic terms while now we have targeted our energies on innovation. For the main worthwhile source we've got is not oil, water, gold, or land - it truly is our stockpile of precious principles, and our continuously transforming into means to extend them.

In this awesome e-book, Ramez Naam charts a path to supercharge innovation - through altering the principles of our financial system - which could lead the complete international to larger wealth and human overall healthiness, at the same time we avoid looming source crunches and environmental mess ups and decrease our effect at the planet.

From solar energy to desalination, from subsequent new release plants to subsequent new release batteries, from applied sciences which can scrub carbon from our skies to those who may well flip our rubbish dumps into piles of invaluable assets - recommendations are attainable: yet provided that we put money into innovation, and provided that we placed the precise incentives in position world wide. This ebook indicates the scope of the issues, the panorama of the suggestions, and coverage alterations we have to make to convey these suggestions to fruition.

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Leading Open Innovation (MIT Press)

In state-of-the-art aggressive globalized marketplace, organisations are more and more achieving past traditional inner equipment of analysis and improvement to take advantage of rules built via procedures of open innovation (OI). companies together with Siemens, Nokia, Wikipedia, Hyve, and innosabi might release complicated OI tasks, actively looking companions to aid them innovate in particular parts. members affiliated by way of universal pursuits instead of institutional ties use OI to advance new items, providers, and options to satisfy unmet needs.

This quantity describes the ways in which OI expands the distance for innovation, describing quite a number OI practices, contributors, and tendencies. The members come from perform and academe, and mirror foreign, cross-sector, and transdisciplinary views. They document on various OI projects, provide theoretical frameworks, and view new arenas for OI from production to schooling.

Contributors: Nizar Abdelkafi, John Bessant, Yves Doz, Johann Füller, Lynda Gratton, Rudolf Gröger, Julia Hautz, Anne Sigismund Huff, Katja Hutter, Christoph Ihl, Thomas Lackner, Karim R. Lakhani, Kathrin M. Möslein, Anne-Katrin Neyer, Frank Piller, Ralf Reichwald, Mitchell M. Tseng, Catharina van Delden, Eric von Hippel, Bettina von Stamm, Andrei Villarroel, Nancy Wünderlich

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Cloud Connectivity and Embedded Sensory Systems

By Lambert Spaanenburg, Hendrik Spaanenburg

Sensor networks are supposed to create wisdom in house and time. they're measuring the presence of an item or a situation, characterizing an item circulate or a situational trend, or maybe realize abnormalities which are to ensue. This e-book offers new concept at the layout of instant sensor networks, in line with ideas built for large-scale, disbursed computing environments often called “cloud computing.” It offers a single-source access into the realm of clever sensory networks, with a step by step dialogue of establishing case reviews that seize the necessities, taking into consideration sensible barriers of constructing ambient intelligence. The reader won't purely in attaining a greater knowing of sensory clouds, swarms and flocks yet is usually guided by means of examples of the way to layout such networks taking the common features of various program parts into account.

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iPod: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)

By J. D. Biersdorfer, David Pogue

Apple’s iPods proceed to set the bar for media gamers, with daring new positive factors just like the Touch’s supersized monitor and Siri voice keep an eye on. yet iPods nonetheless lack a advisor to all their positive factors. That’s the place this full-color ebook is available in. It indicates you ways to play track, videos, and slideshows; shoot photographs and movies; and navigate Apple's redesigned iTunes media-management program.

The very important things you have to know:

  • Fill it up. Load your iPod with song, photographs, videos, television exhibits, video games, ebooks, and podcasts.
  • Manage your stuff. obtain media and apps from the iTunes and App shops, then set up your collection.
  • Tackle the Touch. ship e-mail and quick messages, make FaceTime calls, and shoot pictures and HD video with the Touch's 5-megapixel camera.
  • Go wireless. Use the Touch’s new iOS 6 software program to sync content material wirelessly.
  • Relish the Nano. get pleasure from video and photographs at the Nano’s new large display, and chart your routines with the Nike+ pedometer.
  • Master the Shuffle and Classic. Get mucho track at the little Shuffle, and use the Classic’s vast hard disk drive to tote round your audio and video collections.
  • Pump it up. Blast iPod tunes via your place and vehicle stereo.

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Innovation and Visualization: Trajectories, Strategies, and Myths (Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, Volume 1)

By Amy Ione

Amy Ione's Innovation and Visualization is the 1st intimately account that relates the advance of visible pictures to options in paintings, communique, medical learn, and technological boost. built-in case experiences enable Ione to place apart C. P. Snow's "two culture" framework in desire of cross-disciplinary examples that refute the science/humanities dichotomy. the topics, which variety from cognitive technology to illuminated manuscripts and media reviews, will attract experts (artists, artwork historians, cognitive scientists, etc.) drawn to evaluating our picture saturated tradition with the environments of prior eras. The scope of the examples will attract the generalist.

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Distributed Space-Time Coding (SpringerBriefs in Computer Science)

By Yindi Jing

Dispensed Space-Time Coding (DSTC) is a cooperative relaying scheme that permits excessive reliability in instant networks. This short provides the fundamental notion of DSTC, its attainable functionality, generalizations, code layout, and differential use. contemporary effects on education layout and channel estimation for DSTC and the functionality of training-based DSTC also are mentioned.

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Beginning Perl

By Curtis Poe

Everything rookies have to commence programming with Perl

Perl is the ever-popular, versatile, open resource programming language that has been known as the programmers’ Swiss military knife. This booklet introduces Perl to either new programmers and skilled ones who're trying to study a brand new language. within the culture of the preferred Wrox starting publications, it offers step by step counsel in getting all started, a number of try-it-out workouts, real-world examples, and every thing valuable for a Perl beginner to begin programming with confidence.

  • Introduces Perl to either new programmers and skilled ones who are looking to examine a brand new language
  • Provides a bunch of real-world functions for ultra-modern environments so readers can start instantly
  • Covers the recent good points of Perl yet absolutely acceptable to earlier variants

Beginning Perl presents the knowledge and guide you must optimistically start with Perl.

For Instructors: school room and coaching help fabric can be found for this book.

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Grammar of the Edit

By Roy Thompson

Tell better visible tales by way of studying the "grammar" of cinematic language with this dependent, available reference. detect what you totally want to know to chop your personal movie or video, shot via shot. no matter if you are a whiz with Avid or simply came across iMovie, the 3rd variation of Grammar of the Edit delivers the solutions to these all-important questions: while to chop and WHY. Designed as an easy-to-use consultant, the ebook provides each one subject succinctly with transparent pictures and diagrams illustrating the main ideas, and is a staple of any critical editor's or filmmaker’s library.

The better half web site, www.focalpress.com/cw/bowen, deals extra guideline with video examples of alternative modifying offerings, kinds of shot transitions, pictures to extra illustrate options, and routines to perform your modifying craft.

New to this version:

• multiplied discussions of the development blocks of editing

• clean illustrations and visible examples

• up-to-date appendices with priceless resources

• workouts and tasks that can assist you perform your skills

• End-of-chapter quizzes to check your grab of key concepts

A uncomplicated and transparent evaluate of the foundations of enhancing, Grammar of the Edit, 3rd Edition can assist you to imagine and "feel" like an editor. including its significant other quantity, Grammar of the Shot, those books are precisely what the start filmmaker must begin generating specialist caliber fabric this day!

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