Man has lost control...‘A whip-cracker…’ - Chicago TribuneCharles Forbin has dedicated the last ten years of his life to the construction of his own supercomputer, Colossus, rejecting romantic and social endeavours in order to create the United States’ very first Artificially Intelligent defence system.Colossus is a supercomputer capable of in-taking and analyzing data rapidly, allowing it to make real time decisions about the nation’s defense.But Colossus soon exceeds even Forbin’s calculated expectations, learning to think independently of the Colossus Programming Office, processing data over one hundred times faster than Forbin and his team had originally anticipated. The President hands off full control of the nation’s missiles and other defense protocols to Colossus and makes the announcement to the world that he has ensured peace. However, the USSR quickly announces that it too has a supercomputer, Guardian, with capabilities similar to that of Colossus. Forbin is concerned when Colossus asks – asks – to communicate with Guardian. The computer he built shouldn’t be able to ask at all… Colossus and Guardian begin to communicate, quickly bypassing existing knowledge … and the parameters placed on them by their creators. They are perfectly smart and totally in control. However, they lack human empathy and emotion, creating horrific scenarios.Colossus and its Russian counterpart, Guardian, soon compromise US military secrecy, ultimately subjugating their creators with the threat of nuclear war. And while Colossus has been specifically designed not to understand emotion - so as to make quicker and more logical decisions about America’s safety - this is exactly the thing that makes him so lethal; Colossus does not experience human empathy and is incapable of understanding the moral ramifications of his decisions.Having handed over total control of American defence missiles to Colossus, the President and Forbin must act quickly to shut down the unstable machine.Will Forbin be able to take down the machine he’s spent ten years building?Will Colossus cause real damage before it’s too late?Find out in D.F. Jones’s thrilling novel Colossus, which deals with the ongoing battle - both physical and philosophical - between man and machine, addresses the author’s own apprehensive attitude towards our future. His message is still as poignant and moving today and when the novel was originally published in 1966.Praise for D F Jones:‘Full marks for this technological horror story. A combination of cybernetics and suspense that adds up to real SF’ – Sunday Citizen‘A whip-cracker…’ - Chicago Tribune'It chilled my blood' - The Yorkshire Post 'Horrifying instalment of the man vs. machine competition' - New York TimesDennis Feltham Jones was a British Science Fiction author; he was a Naval Commander in World War II, and lived in Cornwall until his death in 1981. His writings dealt with the ongoing battle – both physical and philosophical – between man and machine. He is perhaps most famous for his Colossus series, which was translated to the big screen in 1970 for the film Colossus: The Forbin Project, which was well received by critics, and was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1971.Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.
Published by: Venture Press | Publication date: 09/11/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Android Smartphone & Tablet Easy Step User Guide For Seniors & Beginners: All Android Versions Including Latest 7.0 Nougat
WRITTEN IN A LOGICAL STEP BY STEP MANNER, with almost two hundred icons and illustrations, covering all Android versions, including latest version 7.0 Nougat.THREE THOUSAND COPIES A YEAR SOLD, in various formats.ALSO SUITABLE FOR ANDROID SMARTPHONES with reader feedback including- well written, clear instructions, worth the money, excellent.Preview contains extract of the whole guide, not only the beginning of the guide.A three page summary of the icons and controls used in navigating the Android system, to serve as a reference chart for future use, can be found at the back of the guide.The Google Play app market is explained in detail and links are provided to other external user guides for selected apps, which the reader can consult later.CONTENTSPreviewIntroduction - Android User GuideThe Main Icons & Navigation ControlsApps and WidgetsPractising Some of the Basic ControlsGetting to Know Your DeviceSwitching on for the First Time-Touch screen Devices OnlyOvercoming any Screen Lock-Touch screen DevicesConnecting to Your Wireless NetworkAdjusting Your Most Important SettingsLock ScreenQuick Settings MenuNotification Settings - Android 5.0 OnwardsDesktop ScreensOverview of Email & Importing ContactsTransferring Data from Windows PC to Your DeviceFile ManagementGoogle Play StoreGmail App User GuideContacts AppPhone AppText Messaging AppCloud StorageSome of the Best AppsWeb BrowsersCreating Web Page Desktop ShortcutsAdditional Sources of InformationSmartphones- Avoiding Excess Data ChargesSmartphones - Preventing Unauthorised UseSmartphones - Lost or StolenChoosing Your Next Android DeviceNavigation Control Icons SummaryAbout the author - Having retired over two years ago, after 30 years in IT, export sales, and marketing, I looked around for something to fill in my time. I love technology and having owned countless Android smart phones, tablets and Android TV units, I felt there was a need for beginners' user guides, so I wrote this. I do hope that you will consider purchasing it. Thanks
Publication date: 01/20/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 102 pages
It is the future, and while the world has changed, crime has not. When an influential lawyer is brutally murdered at the top of the Beanstalk, a towering exo-atmospheric elevator serving as Earth's hub of interplanetary trade, Detective Rick Harrison reluctantly accepts the case. Harrison's investigation soon leads him from the sprawling megapolis of New Angeles to the distant moon base of Heinlein, where he searches for clues amongst an uncooperative assortment of bioroids, clones, and disgruntled human laborers.But Harrison quickly finds himself at the center of an ever-deepening conspiracy, and is faced with the one question he never expected: What is the true definition of humanity?Free Fall is the first novel based on Fantasy Flight Games's Android, conveying a dystopian world of technology and corruption. This rich universe is masterfully brought to life by New York Times Bestselling author William H. Keith, winner of the H.G. Wells Award and multiple Origins awards, and the celebrated author of over 150 novels, short stories, and other published works.
Published by: Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. | Publication date: 08/25/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
STEVE JOBS: Steve Jobs: Top Life Lessons: Unlimited Success, Leadership, and Powerful Creativity: Steve Jobs Biography: Steve Jobs (Business, Biographies ... Rich and Famous, Computers and Technology)
Steve Jobs Top Life Lessons for Unlimited Success, Leadership, and Powerful CreativityGet this Amazon E-book today and learn how Steve Jobs achieved incredible success. Read on your PC, Mac, Smart phone, Tablet or Kindle device.Steve Jobs was a pioneer of innovation, technology, and life. To truly understand Steve Jobs and learn from his lessons, we must begin with the years that shaped him into the person we came to know.As a child, the future genius had trouble paying attention in school. What would cause him to evolve into a great student and completely change the shape of his future? What effect would being bullied by his classmates have on the future of America’s technological hero? We will discuss Steve’s childhood and young adulthood, covering the opportunities and preparation that led him to become co-founder of Apple. The early years of Apple were certainly turbulent times for Steve and his team members. We will discuss what put the Apple Corporation ahead of its competitors and how the company used Steve’s personal beliefs and opinions to create usable machines of the caliber that had never been dreamed before. Of course, no great leaders end up as such without setbacks. The period of time in which Steve was not actively involved in the Apple Corporation were some of the most trying and illuminating of his life. He revisited spirituality and reconnected with family and friends who he had mistreated in the past.Not just anyone can lead a company like Apple. After Steve was removed from the company, several CEOs tried, and failed, to make Apple into the success that it was meant to be. We will discuss Steve’s re-entry into the company as Apple’s leader and the decisions he made that positioned the company to achieve the success it has seen today.Throughout the book, we will discuss Steve’s personal ideals and practices with regard to business and leadership. After reading this book, you will be able to apply Steve’s paradigm to shape your own roadmap to success.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...
- Steve's Journey to Growth
- College Years
- Lessons Learned from Young Steve
- Creating Apple
- The Beginning of the Apple Corporation
- Without Apple
- Thinking Different
- Much, much more!
Publication date: 10/14/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 54 pages
APPS: The Ultimate Beginners Guide for App Programming and Development (App Development- App Marketing- App Design- App Empire- App for PC- Mobile App Business- Android- IOS)
FREE GIFT INCLUDED! JUST SCROLL THROUGH THE BONUS CONTENT TO COLLECT AT THE END!Your Ultimate 101 App Development Guide Made EasyDo you have an idea that you want to make an app? Have you always wanted what was needed to make an app? Are you looking for a simple guide to help get your idea into the hands of customers?When you download The Ultimate Beginners Guide for App Programming and Development , you will see your dreams start to come into fruition. You will discover everything you need to know about making an amazing app!What You Will Learn In This BookJust some of the questions and topics covered include: •An Overview of Mobile App Development•What Do You Need?•How Much Does It Cost To Make An App?•Building Your Very First App•App PlatformsAnd Much Much More!Why You Should Buy This BookThese tips and techniques will transform your ideas into a tangible application. You'll be proud to show off your hard work and masterpiece whenever somebody purchases your app.This book breaks down complex computer code into easy-to-understand steps. It starts from the very beginning of making an app, so you can get great results - even as a beginner!Want to Read the Full Story? Hurry! For a limited time you can download "The Ultimate Beginners Guide for App Programming and Development" for a SPECIAL LOW PRICE of only $2.99 !Download Your Copy Right Now! Just Scroll to the top of the page and select the BUY BUTTON !WANT A FREE AUDIOBOOK? LISTEN TO THIS BOOK OR ONE OF THE 180,000+ TITLES ON AUDIBLE.COM FOR FREE! GET STARTED NOW BY COPYING THIS LINK INTO YOUR BROWSER--> http://geni.us/7kgDyXW
Published by: Paramount Publishing Company | Publication date: 07/13/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 103 pages
All contact is lost with the first human colony on Mars during a long and destructive sandstorm. Satellite imagery of the aftermath shows extensive damage to the facility, and the fifty-four colonists who called it home are presumed dead. Three years later, a new mission sets down on the planet surface to investigate what remains of the derelict site. But, it’s not long before they realize the colony is not as lifeless as everyone thought. Someone is still alive -- hiding out somewhere. Yet, before they can find the elusive colonist a strange illness starts to affect the crew. Pressure now mounts on Biologist, Dr. Jann Malbec, to locate the source and find a way to fight it. However, as she investigates she begins to suspect a dark and deadly secret lurking within the colony. A secret that threatens not just the crew but the entire population of Earth. With limited resources and time running out, she must find some answers and find them fast. Because if she doesn't, none of them will be going home.
Published by: GMK | Publication date: 03/16/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 239 pages
The fight for Man's survival in the galaxy begins now...Since the discovery of dark matter only weeks before, massive electromagnetic storms have been bombarding the Earth. The power grids have been up and down. Cell service, land lines, TV, radio, and even cable have had major interruptions. Man is not prepared for the events that are coming.In this first devastating book of the HADRON series, a small group of citizens take control of their own destinies when Earth's relatively tranquil existence is shattered by a new reality... our galaxy is a hostile, unforgiving place. Can we survive a collapsing civilization before our true enemies even arrive?Also available from this author:SODIUM SeriesA six-book series that takes Man from his first encounter with aliens all the way to a fight for our all-out survival. Do we have what it takes to rule the galaxy?AMP SeriesCast a thousand years into the future beyond SODIUM. This eight-book series chronicles the struggles of Don Grange, a simple package deliveryman, who is thrust into an unimaginable role in the fight against our enemies. Can we win peace and freedom after a thousand years of war?OMEGA SeriesCast a thousand years into the future beyond AMP. The Alliance is crumbling. When corruption and politics threaten to throw the allied galaxies into chaos, Knog Beutcher gets caught in the middle. Follow along as our hero is thrust into roles that he never expected or sought. Espionage, intrigue, political assassinations, rebellions and full-on revolutions, they are all coming to Knog Beutcher's world!HADRON SeriesHADRON is a modern day story unrelated to the SODIUM-AMP-OMEGA trilogy series. After scientists using the Large Hadron Collider discover dark matter, the world is plunged into chaos. Massive waves of electromagnetic interference take out all grid power and forms of communication the world over. Cities go dark, food and water supplies are quickly used up, and marauders rule the highways. One group of citizens takes a stand. Can they make a difference? And the devastating EM waves, where are they coming from? After months of starvation, a benevolent species arrive in their spaceships to rescue the Human race. Only, are they really so benevolent?ARMS SeriesARMS is set in the future after Earth was nearing an apocalyptic event. Two competing colony ships were built, taking five million inhabitants each through a wormhole to a pair of newly discovered planets. The planets were settled and not long after the colonies looked to the surrounding star systems for ownership and expansion, which led to a centuries long war between them. A truce was declared after the aggressor side began to lose ground.Tawnish Freely and Harris Gruberg are genetically engineered Biomarines. Their lives have been dedicated to fighting the war. They find themselves struggling to find work among a population that fears them. Work is found only by delving into the delivery of illegal arms to the outer colonies. Things go awry when they discover their illicit dealings may just be the catalyst that brings back the Great War. They are determined to prevent that from happening.
Published by: Stephen Arseneault | Publication date: 10/19/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 291 pages
At the far reaches of space, Violet has been betrayed by Yellow and left to certain death.Once, they shared a common pool of memories. Now, Yellow has destroyed their bond. Defeated in the brutal confrontation, Violet makes a vow of tracking down its fugitive twin, and so starts a journey to solve the puzzle of why the rift between them happened, whereupon questions of fate will force them to confront mistakes that continue to haunt them both…Icon-Violet is the THRILLING new science fiction mystery from Simon Fay.
Publication date: 10/18/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Sometimes, retribution is a slippery slope towards self-destruction.When the General invites Molly and her crew to the ArchAngel, it's not long before news also arrives of a serious threat to the Federation.It falls to Molly and her team to deal with the threat, which winds up in an intense hostage situation.Meanwhile, back on Sark, Molly’s team helps Chaakwa along with her unconventional help to bring her father's killers to justice.Can Molly handle everything thrown at her?--- PLEASE NOTE ---Inside this book is cursing, amusing cursing, but cursing nonetheless. If bad language offends you, perhaps this book is not for you.Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, The Ascension Myth tells an entirely new story in the Age of Expansion--when the Etheric Empire is fast becoming the Etheric Federation with all of the trials and tribulations that come with bringing together different peoples, systems, and ideals.
Published by: LMBPN Publishing | Publication date: 08/27/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 307 pages
Just want to make a living? How about not dooming the rest of mankind in the process...Harris Gruberg and Tawnish Freely, former Biomarines with the Domicile Defense Force, have been out of work since the centuries-old war with New Earth came to an end two years prior. Genetically engineered and trained for war, they lack the knowledge and experience needed to live among a civilian population.Getting involved in the illegal arms trade offers the promise of working with something they know-- weapons. When the profits from their efforts run wild, they soon find out acquiring wealth so easily comes at a high cost. Will their mistakes bring a return of the Great War? Find out as the exciting ARMS series gets underway!Typical review for this series:Amazon Customer: Enjoyable new adventure."Great characters in a new universe! Awesome read and I can't wait for more. Bring up the Arms! Thank you."Also available from this author:SODIUM SeriesA six-book series that takes Man from his first encounter with aliens all the way to a fight for our all-out survival. Do we have what it takes to rule the galaxy?AMP SeriesCast a thousand years into the future beyond SODIUM. This eight-book series chronicles the struggles of Don Grange, a simple package deliveryman, who is thrust into an unimaginable role in the fight against our enemies. Can we win peace and freedom after a thousand years of war?OMEGA SeriesCast a thousand years into the future beyond AMP. The Alliance is crumbling. When corruption and politics threaten to throw the allied galaxies into chaos, Knog Beutcher gets caught in the middle. Follow along as our hero is thrust into roles that he never expected or sought. Espionage, intrigue, political assassinations, rebellions and full-on revolutions, they are all coming to Knog Beutcher's world!HADRON SeriesHADRON is a modern day story unrelated to the SODIUM-AMP-OMEGA trilogy series. After scientists using the Large Hadron Collider discover dark matter, the world is plunged into chaos. Massive waves of electromagnetic interference take out all grid power and forms of communication the world over. Cities go dark, food and water supplies are quickly used up, and marauders rule the highways. One group of citizens takes a stand. Can they make a difference? And the devastating EM waves, where are they coming from? After months of starvation, a benevolent species arrive in their spaceships to rescue the Human race. Only, are they really so benevolent?ARMS SeriesARMS is set in the future where Earth was nearing an apocalyptic event. Two competing colony ships were built, taking five million inhabitants each through a wormhole to a pair of newly discovered planets. The planets were settled and not long after the colonies looked to the surrounding star systems for ownership and expansion, which led to a centuries long war between them. A truce was declared after the aggressor side began to lose ground.Tawnish Freely and Harris Gruberg are genetically engineered Biomarines. Their lives have been dedicated to fighting the war. They find themselves struggling to find work among a population that fears them. Work is found only by delving into the delivery of illegal arms to the outer colonies. Things go awry when they discover their illicit dealings may just be the catalyst that brings back the Great War. They are determined to prevent that from happening.
Published by: Stephen Arseneault | Publication date: 09/23/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 285 pages