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Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
Blockchain Revolution
How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1101980133
Discusses the game-changing technology of blockchain, which facilitates peer-to-peer transactions without the need for such an intermediary as a bank or government.
Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho
Geeks
How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho
Paperback      ISBN: 0767906993
Describes how two nineteen-year-old working-class kids from a small town in Idaho overcame their lives as outsiders and reveals how they are using the Internet to redefine themselves and change their lives. Reprint.
This Machine Kills Secrets: Julian Assange, the Cypherpunks, and Their Fight to Empower Whistleblowers
This Machine Kills Secrets
Julian Assange, the Cypherpunks, and Their Fight to Empower Whistleblowers
Paperback      ISBN: 0142180491
Who Are The Cypherpunks? This is the unauthorized telling of the revolutionary cryptography story behind the motion picture The Fifth Estate in theatres this October, and a penetrating look at the facts presented in We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, a documentary out now. WikiLeaks brought to light a new form of whistleblowing, using powerful cryptographic code to hide leakers’ identities while they spill the private data of government agencies and corporations. But that technology has been evolving for decades in the hands of hackers and radical activists, from the libertarian enclaves of Northern California to Berlin to the Balkans. And the secret-killing machine continues to evolve beyond WikiLeaks, as a movement of hacktivists aims to obliterate the world’s institutional secrecy. Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg has traced its shadowy history from the cryptography revolution of the 1970s to Wikileaks founding hacker Julian Assange, Anonymous, and beyond. This is the story of the code and the characters?idealists, anarchists, extremists?who are transforming the next generation’s notion of what activism can be. With unrivaled access to such major players as Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and WikiLeaks’ shadowy engineer known as the Architect, never before interviewed, Greenberg unveils the world of politically-motivated hackers?who they are and how they operate.
IPAD Quicksteps: Covers 3rd Generation Ipad!
IPAD Quicksteps
Covers 3rd Generation Ipad!
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0071803718
The third generation iPad is here, and customers are lining up around the block to get it. iPad QuickSteps is a perfect vehicle to learn about this category-defining tablet, with four-color illustrations throughout, and handy Tips and Shortcuts that make key points easy to understand and remember. QuickSteps numbered steps show readers how to use iPad's core features, while informative QuickFacts sidebars explain the how to get the most out of them.Veteran author Joli Ballew shows readers how to quickly set up and begin using the iPad, including customizing, loading content from the App Store and iTunes such as eBooks, movies, videos, and music, plus email and web surfing. Ballew also covers the best apps for extending the functionality of iPad.Step-by-step tutorials and quick-reference information with full-color graphics and colorful layouts throughout Landscape-oriented layout features graphics and text side by side, and the book lies open so readers can follow along as they type Contains key third generation iPad details to help readers maximize all the new tablet's features
Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor
Weaving the Web
The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 006251587x
Discusses the origins and evolution of the Web, offers insights into the current state of the Web, and shares a blueprint for the future
iMac Portable Genius
iMac Portable Genius
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1118147588
Tips, tools, and shortcuts on the latest features of the iMac Completely updated to cover the latest features and capabilities of the iMac, this handy guide is packed with useful tips, full-color screenshots, and savvy advice to show you how to get the most out of your iMac. You'll find cool information on iMacs as well as the new iLife '11 suite (Garageband, iMovie, and iPhoto) and the exciting OS X Lion operating system. Veteran author Guy Hart-Davis shows you how to set up and customize your iMac so that it will work best for you, plus he shows you how to get more from your iMac, whether you're switching from an older Mac or migrating from Windows. - Explores the best ways to maximize the amazing speed and impressive graphics of the new iMac - Highlights all the bells and whistles of the new iMac, including the new Magic Mouse, iLife applications, and the new OS - Provides you with the most up-to-date, accessible, useful information on the most used features of the iMac - Covers troubleshooting and maintaining your iMac and its related hardware and software Arm yourself with the most accessible, useful information possible with iMac Portable Genius, Third Edition by your side.
Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
Consent of the Networked
The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
Paperback      ISBN: 0465063756
A leading Internet policy specialist outlines arguments for protecting the public's personal rights in the face of rivaling corporations and countries vying for Internet control, addressing a range of topics from online freedom and privacy to legal concerns and internet reputation. 12,000 first printing.
Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms
Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms
Paperback      ISBN: 0764147552
This updated edition includes the most recent terms relating to constantly expanding computer and internet technology. More than 3,200 terms and definitions deal with-- - Practical guidance for business software users - Computer security, law, and ethics - Computer programming, with examples in several computer languages - Social media, Internet culture, and their latest developments Previous editions of this user-friendly book have proved especially helpful to readers who feel intimidated by computer technicians' jargon. The authors clarify technical terminology while keeping to the highest standards of accuracy. One grateful reader called this book the "Rosetta Stone" for deciphering computer terms. Features many line illustrations and tables.
Droid 4 For Dummies
Droid 4 For Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 1118336747
As compared to the existing smartphone For Dummies titles, this one is very concise. The chapter size is between 8 and 12 pages, covering very basic information in a friendly, informative, and entertaining style. The basic items covered include setup, operation as a phone, communications using texting, e-mail, the web, social networking, and (if the hardware supports it) video chat. Information is provided on any apps specific to the phone, as well as details on how to use the Android Market. Connection and configuration information is discussed on a detailed level. The book's goal is for the reader to get more out of their smartphone than offered by the tiresome and limited manual (pamphlet,actually). Along the way they'll be entertained and enjoy the process of discovering what their phone can do. As usual, humor is generously peppered through the text. It provides relief, but never gets in the way of important stuff. The reader will end up keeping this book close, referring to it often as they explore the features of the latest, most technologically wizbang phone in the universe. The book covers: 1. Droid 4 Setup 2. Basic Operations 3. Text and Typing 4. Phone Duties 5. The Address Book 6. Messages In and Out 7. Portable Web Browsing 8. Social Networking 9. Video Chat 10. Phone Apps 11. The Android Market 12. Wireless Networking Wizardry 13. Share and Synchronize 14. Customization
Windows Phone 7 Companion
Windows Phone 7 Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0470938560
Smart phone users are often passionate about their technology and tend to be early adopters in the market. They take their smart phone everywhere and are connected at all times, much like a companion. Windows Phone 7 Companion, offers readers a fun and unfussy approach to Windows Phone 7 information in a handy, compact book that is easy to navigate and doesn't skimp on the essentials. The book will: - Cover the core features of using a Windows Phone 7 Series Phone - Present information on using multimedia (music, video, and pictures) on a Windows Phone 7 - Explain how to connect to Xbox Live to play real-time competitive games with friends and family - Tap into the WP7 Office applications to go way beyond what standard phones can do