Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited

By Andrew Feenberg

Completely revised, this re-creation of Critical conception of Technology rethinks the relationships among expertise, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor--as good as of many environmental, academic, and political systems--is rooted within the social values that preside over technological improvement. It includes fabrics on political thought, however the emphasis has shifted to mirror a starting to be curiosity within the fields of know-how and cultural stories.

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Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy

Bitcoin is beginning to come into its personal as a electronic foreign money, however the blockchain know-how at the back of it will possibly turn out to be even more major. This ebook takes you past the foreign money ("Blockchain 1.0") and shrewdpermanent contracts ("Blockchain 2.0") to illustrate how the blockchain is in place to develop into the 5th disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, computers, the web, and mobile/social networking.

Author Melanie Swan, founding father of the Institute for Blockchain stories, explains that the blockchain is basically a public ledger with capability as a world, decentralized checklist for the registration, stock, and move of all assets—not simply funds, yet estate and intangible resources comparable to votes, software program, healthiness facts, and ideas.

Topics include:

  • Concepts, beneficial properties, and performance of Bitcoin and the blockchain
  • Using the blockchain for computerized monitoring of all electronic endeavors
  • Enabling censorship?resistant organizational models
  • Creating a decentralized electronic repository to ensure identity
  • Possibility of more affordable, extra effective companies normally supplied through nations
  • Blockchain for technology: making greater use of the data-mining network
  • Personal well-being checklist garage, together with entry to one’s personal genomic data
  • Open entry educational publishing at the blockchain

This booklet is a part of an ongoing O’Reilly sequence. Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking electronic Crypto-Currencies introduces Bitcoin and describes the expertise at the back of Bitcoin and the blockchain. Blockchain: Blueprint for a brand new Economy considers theoretical, philosophical, and societal influence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

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Atom-Probe Field Ion Microscopy: Field Ion Emission, and Surfaces and Interfaces at Atomic Resolution

Atom-probe box ion microscopy is at present the one strategy in a position to imaging strong surfaces with atomic answer, and while of chemically examining floor atoms chosen by way of the observer from the sphere ion picture. box ion microscopy has been effectively used to check such a lot metals and plenty of alloys, and lately solid box ion photos of a few semiconductors or even ceramic fabrics resembling extreme temperature superconductors were received. even if different microscopies are able to attaining an analogous answer, there are a few experiments exact to box ion microscopy--for instance the learn of the habit of unmarried atoms and clusters on a fantastic floor. The very stylish improvement of the sector ion microscope with the atom-probe has supplied a strong and helpful method for hugely delicate chemical research. This e-book offers the fundamental rules of atom-probe box ion microscopy and illustrates some of the services of the process within the learn of stable surfaces and interfaces at atomic solution.

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Bitcoin Exposed: Today's Complete Guide to Tomorrow's Currency

By Daniel Forrester, Mark Solomon

Everyone's Been Asking - what's Bitcoin?
Learn the bits and bobs of Bitcoin - the elusive new forex, together with Bitcoin Mining, easy methods to purchase, promote and make investments, and the way you could in attaining long-term profits!
Bitcoin has been brooding in the tech neighborhood over the past few years. even if, in the prior few months, Bitcoin has exploded into the mainstream and is being lined in each outstanding new resource with statement virtually everyday.
What is that this mysterious currency?
Most humans (even these doing the reporting) comprehend little or no approximately this web phenomenon. Bitcoin is a decentralized "crypto-currency" that places the facility within the palms of the folk and takes it clear of the banks and government.
Learn the bits and bobs of Bitcoin. This booklet, Bitcoin uncovered, will educate you ways to quick get set-up with a Bitcoin account and achieve all of the rewards of this on-line currency. 

Bitcoin uncovered will train you ways to:

  • Quickly get set-up with a Bitcoin wallet
  • Buy items over the net with the press of a mouse
  • Transfer cash to friends
  • Make thoroughly nameless transactions
  • Bitcoin Mining and the way to turn into a "Bitcoin Miner"
  • Profit with Bitcoins and making an investment secrets

Our BONUS Insight: An in-depth research of the present difficulties and strength pitfalls of Bitcoin, in addition to the exponential earnings early traders might acquire from buying Bitcoins now.

Note from Authors - Mark Solomon & Daniel Forrester
"Bitcoin isn't just a fashion for hackers to shop for imprecise items on the net. It has advanced right into a strong, flexible on-line foreign money that anybody can use to shop for items, alternate, or bring up their business's revenues capability. take advantage of turning into a professional in this new forex with this new tell-all book"

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From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism

By Fred Turner

In the early Sixties, desktops haunted the yankee renowned mind's eye. Bleak instruments of the chilly conflict, they embodied the inflexible association and mechanical conformity that made the military-industrial advanced attainable. yet via the 1990s—and the sunrise of the Internet—computers began to signify a truly varied type of international: a collaborative and electronic utopia modeled at the communal beliefs of the hippies who so vehemently rebelled opposed to the chilly battle institution within the first place. 

From Counterculture to Cyberculture is the 1st e-book to discover this striking and ironic transformation. Fred Turner right here lines the formerly untold tale of a hugely influential staff of San Francisco Bay–area marketers: Stewart model and the Whole Earth community. among 1968 and 1998, through such regular venues because the nationwide e-book Award–winning Whole Earth Catalog, the pc conferencing method often called good, and, finally, the release of the wildly winning Wired journal, model and his colleagues brokered a long-running collaboration among San Francisco flower strength and the rising technological hub of Silicon Valley. due to their imaginative and prescient, counterculturalists and technologists alike joined jointly to reimagine pcs as instruments for private liberation, the development of digital and decidedly substitute groups, and the exploration of daring new social frontiers. 

Shedding new gentle on how our networked tradition got here to be, this interesting publication reminds us that the gap among the thankful lifeless and Google, among Ken Kesey and the pc itself, isn't as nice as we would think.

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Killer UX Design

By Jodie Moule

Today, know-how is used to shift, sway and alter attitudes and behaviour. This creates outstanding possibilities and demanding situations for designers. If we wish to create services that experience the ability to teach humans in order that they may well dwell greater lives, or support to minimize the time humans take to do definite projects, we first want an realizing of ways those humans imagine and paintings - what makes them "tick"

The premise of this ebook is the necessity to know how humans "behave"; their conduct, motivators and drivers, as a serious strategy to larger comprehend what a good purchaser adventure in your viewers seems like, facilitating greater layout judgements. The e-book will lead you from knowing habit, to extracting consumer insights which may release you into the layout of whatever that makes a distinction to people's lives - all provided in a enjoyable, functional and non-academic way.

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Windpower Workshop: Building Your Own Wind Turbine

By Hugh Piggott

As the monetary and environmental charges of fossil fuels proceed to upward push, the traditional artwork of windpower is creating a regular comeback, and plenty of nations are selling wind power new release as a part of a force towards a sustainable destiny. but many environmental fans want a extra homemade strategy. Windpower Workshop offers the entire crucial info for individuals eager to construct and keep a windpower approach for his or her personal power needs.

Hugh Piggott runs his personal capable windpower enterprise in Scotland.

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Beginning Android 2

By Mark Murphy

The Android improvement platform, created through Google and the Open Handset Alliance, is a platform in its truest feel, encompassing countless numbers of sessions past the normal Java sessions and open resource parts that send with the SDK.

With Beginning Android 2, you’ll find out how to boost purposes for Android 2.x cellular units, utilizing easy examples which are able to run along with your reproduction of the software program improvement package. writer, Android columnist, author, developer, and group recommend Mark L. Murphy will exhibit you what you want to recognize to start programming Android purposes, together with the best way to craft graphical person interfaces, use GPS, and entry internet services.

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Learning Agile: Understanding Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban

By Andrew Stellman, Jennifer Greene

Learning Agile is a complete advisor to the most well-liked agile equipment, written in a gentle and fascinating type that makes it effortless so you might learn.
Agile has revolutionized the way in which groups technique software program improvement, yet with dozens of agile methodologies to select from, the choice to "go agile" should be difficult. This useful e-book is helping you style it out, first through grounding you in agile's underlying ideas, then through describing 4 specific--and well-used--agile equipment: Scrum, severe programming (XP), Lean, and Kanban.
Each approach specializes in a distinct region of improvement, yet all of them objective to alter your team's mindset--from people who easily stick to a plan to a cohesive staff that makes judgements jointly. even if you are contemplating agile for the 1st time, or making an attempt it back, you are going to decide upon a mode that most closely fits your crew and your company.
  • Understand the aim in the back of agile's center values and principles
  • Learn Scrum's emphasis on venture administration, self-organization, and collective commitment
  • Focus on software program layout and structure with XP practices comparable to test-first and pair programming
  • Use Lean pondering to empower your staff, get rid of waste, and carry software program fast
  • Learn how Kanban's practices assist you convey nice software program through dealing with flow
  • Adopt agile practices and rules with an agile coach

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