Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team Requirements: .ePUB reader, 80 MB Overview: Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CS6 choose Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator CS6 and how to create vector artwork for virtually any project and across multiple media: print, websites, interactive projects, and video. Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
Collaborative Cyber Threat Intelligence: Detecting and Responding to Advanced Cyber Attacks at the National Level by Florian Skopik Requirements: .PDF reader, 12 MB Overview: Threat intelligence is a surprisingly complex topic that goes far beyond the obvious technical challenges of collecting, modelling and sharing technical indicators. Most books in this area focus mainly on technical measures to harden a system based on threat intel data and limit their scope to single organizations only. This book provides a unique angle on the topic of national cyber threat intelligence and security information sharing. It also provides a clear view on ongoing works in research laboratories world-wide in order to address current security concerns at national level. It allows practitioners to learn about upcoming trends, researchers to share current results, and decision makers to prepare for future developments. Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
Kubernetes Best Practices: Blueprints for Building Successful Applications on Kubernetes by Brendan Burns, Eddie Villalba, Dave Strebel, Lachlan Evenson Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.7 MB Overview: You’ve learned everything there is to know about Kubernetes. Now it’s time to put that knowledge into practice. With this practical book, tech leads, DevOps engineers, developers, and architects will learn real-world best practices for putting Kubernetes into action with actual applications. You’ll understand how to build and deploy complete solutions in Kubernetes—everything from CI/CD to application design, deployments, and experiments. You’ll also learn how other companies have delivered solutions in Kubernetes. Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
Computers for Seniors: Email, Internet, Photos, and More in 14 Easy Lessons by Chris Ewin, Carrie Ewin, Cheryl Ewin Requirements: .ePUB reader, 26 MB Overview: Computers for Seniors is a step-by-step guide that will take you all the way from pressing the “On” button on your new computer to being a confident user who can send email to family and friends, shop online safely, read the latest news, watch funny YouTube videos, share cute pictures of your grandkids, check the weather forecast, and much more.
You’ll learn to: Plug in, set up, and turn on your computer.Print and share photos of your grandkids, vacations, pets, friends, and special life events.Install helpful tools like a calendar, money manager, and weather tracker.Search the internet for news, recipes, gardening tips, sports updates, and anything else that interests you.Watch entertaining YouTube videos or educational lectures and make video calls to anywhere in the world.Find and listen to new music (or your favorite classics) and read electronic books.Email your friends and family.Stay safe online and keep your private information secure
Computers for Seniors will show you how to get what you really want from your PC, with the help of full-color illustrations, friendly instructions, and a touch of humor. Each lesson has small exercises to test your skills and help you practice, to make sure you feel comfortable with what you’ve learned before you move on.
It’s never too late to have fun and get more out of your PC – Computers for Seniors will ease you into the computer generation by guiding you every step of the way. Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 5th Edition by Helen Sharp, Yvonne Rogers, Jennifer Preece Requirements: .ePUB reader, 34 MB Overview: A new edition of the #1 text in the human computer Interaction field!
Hugely popular with students and professionals alike, the Fifth Edition of Interaction Design is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human-computer interaction, information design, web design, and ubiquitous computing. New to the fifth edition: a chapter on data at scale, which covers developments in the emerging fields of ‘human data interaction’ and data analytics. The chapter demonstrates the many ways organizations manipulate, analyze, and act upon the masses of data being collected with regards to human digital and physical behaviors, the environment, and society at large.
Revised and updated throughout, this edition offers a cross-disciplinary, practical, and process-oriented, state-of-the-art introduction to the field, showing not just what principles ought to apply to interaction design, but crucially how they can be applied.Explains how to use design and evaluation techniques for developing successful interactive technologies.Demonstrates, through many examples, the cognitive, social and affective issues that underpin the design of these technologies.Provides thought-provoking design dilemmas and interviews with expert designers and researchers.Uses a strong pedagogical format to foster understanding and enjoyment
An accompanying website contains extensive additional teaching and learning material including slides for each chapter, comments on chapter activities, and a number of in-depth case studies written by researchers and designers. Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
Artificial Intelligence: Modern Magic or Dangerous Future? by Yorick Wilks Requirements: .ePUB reader, 576 KB Overview: Artificial intelligence has long been a mainstay of science fiction and increasingly it feels as if AI is entering our everyday lives, with technology like Apple’s Siri now prominent, and self-driving cars almost upon us.
But what do we actually mean when we talk about ‘AI’? Are the sentient machines of 2001 or The Matrix a real possibility or will real-world artificial intelligence look and feel very different? What has it done for us so far? And what technologies could it yield in the future? Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation by Carl Benedikt Frey Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.4 MB Overview: How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automation
From the Industrial Revolution to the age of artificial intelligence, The Technology Trap takes a sweeping look at the history of technological progress and how it has radically shifted the distribution of economic and political power among society’s members. As Carl Benedikt Frey shows, the Industrial Revolution created unprecedented wealth and prosperity over the long run, but the immediate consequences of mechanization were devastating for large swaths of the population. Middle-income jobs withered, wages stagnated, the labor share of income fell, profits surged, and economic inequality skyrocketed. These trends, Frey documents, broadly mirror those in our current age of automation, which began with the Computer Revolution.
Just as the Industrial Revolution eventually brought about extraordinary benefits for society, artificial intelligence systems have the potential to do the same. But Frey argues that this depends on how the short term is managed. In the nineteenth century, workers violently expressed their concerns over machines taking their jobs. The Luddite uprisings joined a long wave of machinery riots that swept across Europe and China. Today’s despairing middle class has not resorted to physical force, but their frustration has led to rising populism and the increasing fragmentation of society. As middle-class jobs continue to come under pressure, there’s no assurance that positive attitudes to technology will persist.
The Industrial Revolution was a defining moment in history, but few grasped its enormous consequences at the time. The Technology Trap demonstrates that in the midst of another technological revolution, the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
BuddyPress For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson Requirements: .PDF reader, 8.97 MB Overview: Use BuddyPress to create the ultimate site experience BuddyPress is a suite of free WordPress plugins and themes, eachadding a distinct new feature. It contains all the features youwould expect from WordPress, but it aims to let members sociallyinteract. With this fun and friendly guide, you’ll learn how tocustomize BuddyPress so that it matches the style of your Website. You’ll walk through the necessary steps for modifying andcustomizing BuddyPress themes and you’ll discover how to extendBuddyPress through the use of addons and plugins. With BuddyPress,you’ll be well on your way to creating the ultimate user experienceon your site. * Shows you how to set up the WordPress foundation required torun BuddyPress * Walks you through installing BuddyPress on a WordPress-poweredsite * Explains the different BuddyPress components, includingextended profiles, private messaging, friends, groups, the wire,activity streams, blog tracking, status updates, and more * Details ways to troubleshoot BuddyPress once it is up andrunning * Demonstrates how to extend BuddyPress through the use of addonsand plugins Bring all your social community subscriptions together inBuddyPress! Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
So You Want to Design Aircraft: Robots on the Floor by Jean Broge Requirements: .PDF reader, 6.56 MB Overview: It is ironic that as aircraft have gotten more sophisticated, much of their manufacture has remained manual. However, as orders for commercial aircraft have dramatically increased over the past years and are expected to remain on that trajectory, the competition has become not just about how fast new technologies can be put on the aircraft, but about how fast the aircraft can be manufactured and delivered. Enter ever increasing automation and robotics. Just as it has taken multiple years to reach the sophisticated content levels on current generation aircraft, so too has it been necessary to continually learn new ways and means to increase automation on the manufacturing floor. For both aircraft on the flight line and on the production line, safety is paramount. This book will look at a variety of topics that range from the risks and rewards of increased cooperation between humans and robots within manufacturing systems, to introducing a process that enables the determination of whether the robot or the human gets assigned a particular task, to the configuration and optimization of flexible assembly cells, all with the end goal of safely reducing time-to-market and production costs. Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
Who Wins in a Digital World?: Strategies to Make Your Organization Fit for the Future (Digital Future of Management) by MIT Sloan Management Review Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1 MB Overview: How organizations can adapt to a constantly changing business environment by being flexible but focused, embracing change, and moving fast. In the new digital world, the unknowns are never-ending. Our ability to embrace the demands of change has become a prerequisite for success. It’s not easy. We don’t work the way we did last year. Next year, it will all change again. If an organization doesn’t embrace the realities of change, it will be under siege from those that do. Who Wins in a Digital World explains how organizations can adapt to a constantly changing business environment by being flexible but focused, embracing change in all its messiness, and moving fast. In articles that originally appeared in MIT Sloan Management Review, experts from business and academia discuss digital adaptability, explaining how both organizations and individuals need the ability to excel in what their roles will become as technology and their competitive ecosystem evolve. They highlight strategies and mindsets that can foster change, including boldness in the face of digitization, a focus on collaboration, and an artificial intelligence game plan. And they explore the need for speed, with one contributor declaring: "Implement first, ask questions later (or not at all)." Once an organization accepts the fact that technological change is ongoing and inevitable, it becomes more about opportunity and less about challenge. This book shows that change can be stimulating, exhilarating, and something to be welcomed. Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices