What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 10/11/2000Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
The Evolution of Technology Having sold more than 2 million copies over its lifetime, How Computers Work is the definitive illustrated guide to the world of PCs and technology. In this new edition, you’ll find detailed information not just about PCs, but about how changes in technology have evolved the giant, expensive computer dinosaurs of last century into the smaller but more powerful smartphones, tablets, and wearable computing of today. Whether your interest is in business, gaming, digital photography, entertainment, communications, or security, you’ll learn how computing is evolving the way you live. A full-color, illustrated adventure into the wonders of TECHNOLOOGY This full-color, fully illustrated guide to the world of technology assumes nothing and explains everything. Only the accomplished and award-winning team of writer Ron White and artist Tim Downs has the unique ability to meld descriptive text with one-of-a-kind visuals to fully explain how the electronic gear we depend on every day is made possible. In addition to all the content you’ve come to expect from prior editions, this newly revised edition includes all-new coverage of topics such as: • How smartphones and tablet PCs put the power of a desktop computer in your hands–literally • How computing technology is linking our homes, work place, entertainment, and daily communications • How advances such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, eBay, and smartphones are expanding our universe of friends, knowledge, and opportunity • How increased miniaturization leads to new products, such as smartphone, smartwatches, and Google Glass • How computing technology takes advantages of quantum physics and innovations no one even imagined a few years ago For two decades, How Computers Work has helped newbies understand new technology, while hackers and IT pros have treasured it for the depth of knowledge it contains. This is the perfect book about computing to capture your imagination, delight your eyes, and expand your mind, no matter what your technical level! Beautifully detailed illustrations and jargon-free explanations walk you through the technology that is shaping our lives. See the hidden workings inside computers, smartphones, tablets, Google Glass, and the latest tech inventions.
Published by: Que Publishing | Publication date: 01/30/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
The Complete Kindle Guide: The Ultimate Manual For Kindle Devices From The Kindle Paperwhite To The Kindle Fire HD, Get Essential Kindle Tips, Troubleshooting Tricks and Must Have Apps On Your Kindle
The Complete Kindle Guide“Special Edition Kindle Guide”Do you want to know more about your kindle, experiencing freezing issues with your device, do you know some of the essential apps you need on your kindle to get you started. Nowadays, most of the people use ground breaking technology to make things easier. If you’re an old-fashioned type of person and haven’t been out of your house for a couple of years, then it is likely that you have little or no knowledge about some of the simple wonders we have today. Well not to worry, this guide provides you with all the information both basic and advanced that will prove helpful in using your kindle device.A preview of what the books contains:
- Introduction: The Kindle Device
- Before Purchasing a Kindle, What You Should Consider
- The Different Kindle Devices:Kindle (First Generation – E Ink), Kindle 2 (Second Generation), Kindle DX, Kindle DX Graphite, Kindle 3 (Third Generation), Kindle 4 (Fourth Generation), Kindle Touch (WiFi and WiFi/3G), Kindle 5 (Fifth Generation), Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD (Second Generation)
- Know Your Kindle
- Checking Your Device Settings
- Advanced Tricks
- Kindle Synchronization
- De-synchronizing Your Kindle
- Rooting Your Kindle Fire
- The Rooting Process
- How to Add Google Play
- The Must Do Kindle Tips and Tricks
- Troubleshooting Your Kindle Device: Freezing Issues, Battery Issues, WiFi Issues, Power Issues, Screen Issues
- The Must Have Apps on Your Kindle
Publication date: 11/02/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 84 pages
APPLE WATCH GUIDE Simple Tips and Tricks how to use Apple Watch This book is a guide to how you can use the Apple Watch. Most of the functionalities of the Apple Watch are explored in detail, in a step-by-step manner, meaning that you will learn how to perform most functions with the Apple Watch. The book begins by guiding you on what you need in order to use the Apple Watch. The process of pairing and setting up the device with an iPhone is then explored as well as how to unpair the two devices. A guide on how to change the wrist orientation of the device is provided. The process of backing up and restoring the Apple Watch is explained in detail. Calibration of the device so as to improve on accuracy is then covered, followed by the installation and removal of apps from the Apple Watch. The book will also guide you on how to track stocks using the Apple Watch. Setting and management of alarms, as well as rearrangement of apps in the device, are explored in detail.Here is a preview of what you'll learn:
- Pairing and Setting up an Apple Watch with an iPhone
- Unpairing the Apple Watch and the iPhone
- Turning the Apple Watch on or off
- Changing the wrist and orientation of the Digital Crown
- Backing up and restoring the Apple Watch
- Using Digital Touch for sending Sketches, Heartbeats, and Taps on the Apple Watch
- Adding friends to the Apple Watch
- Calibrating the Apple Watch for accurate Activity Tracking and Workout
- Selecting between miles and kilometers in the Workout app
- Installing apps on the Apple Watch
- Removing apps from the Apple Watch
- Rearranging apps on the Apple Watch
- Tracking stocks in the Apple Watch
- Management and Customization of watch faces on the Apple Watch
- Setting and Management of Alarms
Publication date: 08/26/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 68 pages
Computer Science Made Simple: Learn how hardware and software work-- and how to make them work for you!
Be smarter than your computerIf you don't understand computers, you can quickly be left behind in today's fast-paced, machine-dependent society.Computer Science Made Simple offers a straightforward resource for technology novices and advanced techies alike. It clarifies all you need to know, from the basic components of today’s computers to using advanced applications. The perfect primer, it explains how it all comes together to make computers work. Topics covered include:* hardware* software* programming* networks * the internet* computer graphics* advanced computer concepts* computers in societyLook for these Made Simple titles:Accounting Made SimpleArithmetic Made SimpleAstronomy Made SimpleBiology Made SimpleBookkeeping Made SimpleBusiness Letters Made SimpleChemistry Made SimpleEarth Science Made SimpleEnglish Made SimpleFrench Made SimpleGerman Made SimpleInglés Hecho Fácil Investing Made SimpleItalian Made SimpleKeyboarding Made SimpleLatin Made SimpleLearning English Made SimpleMathematics Made SimpleThe Perfect Business Plan Made SimplePhilosophy Made SimplePhysics Made SimplePsychology Made SimpleSign Language Made SimpleSpanish Made SimpleSpelling Made SimpleStatistics Made SimpleYour Small Business Made Simplewww.broadway.com
Published by: Broadway Books | Publication date: 02/14/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Access to 3 hours of troubleshooting videos as well as PDFs of previous editions are available through product registration—see instructions in back pages of your eBook. For more than 25 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: The single source for reliable information on how PCs work, troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. This 22nd edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenance techniques, plus more than two hours of new video. Scott Mueller delivers practical answers about PC processors, mother-boards, buses, BIOSes, memory, SSD and HDD storage, video, audio, networks, Internet connectivity, power, and much more. You’ll find the industry’s best coverage of diagnostics, testing, and repair—plus cutting-edge discussions of improving PC performance via overclocking and other techniques. Mueller has taught thousands of professionals in person and millions more through his books and videos—nobody knows more about keeping PCs running perfectly. Whether you’re a professional technician, a small business owner trying to save money, or a home PC enthusiast, this is the only PC hardware book you need! NEW IN THIS EDITION
- The newest processors, including Intel’s latest Core i Haswell processors and AMD’s Kaveri core processors.
- Everything you need to know about the latest GPU technology from NVIDIA and AMD, including developments in OpenGL, DirectX, and Mantle.
- New firmware innovations like the InSyde BIOS, Back to BIOS buttons, and all the updated settings available for the newest processors and chipsets.
- The latest in updated home networking standards, from blazing fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi to HomeGrid and G.hn powerline networking.
- Ever larger storage, thanks to new technologies like helium-filled hard disks, shingled magnetic recording, and Cfast and XQD for flash memory.
- Emerging interfaces such as mSATA, USB 3.1, and M.2
- Updated coverage of building PCs from scratch—from choosing and assembling hardware through BIOS setup and troubleshooting
Published by: Que Publishing | Publication date: 06/22/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1176 pages
Chromecast: Go from Chromecast Beginner to Master in 1 Hour or Less! (Master Your Chromecast Device)
Master Your Chromecast in 1 Hour or LessAll you ever wanted to know about your Chromecast and moreThis Chromecast user manual explains the ins and outs of Chromecast in simple, non-technical language that is fun to read and experiment. The book – Chromecast: from beginner to pro, acts like your guide and takes you through the basics of Chromecast, familiarizing you with the components that come in the box and then taking you to greater levels of detail where you will learn to cast a tab, use your Chromecast for PowerPoint presentations, use it in the hotels, use it as a budget sonos system or even as a baby monitor! Key features of this book:•Ultimate troubleshooting guide: If you experience some issues in the entire process, the book provides step by step instructions to troubleshoot and fix common issues. •Dedicated chapter on tips and tricks that show you how to convert your dumb TV to smart TV, use TV as a photo frame, party playlist, check weather report, watch Netflix videos, and even non-supported Chromecast videos – these are some uses you never thought your Chromecast could be put to use to!•A list of popular Android and iOS apps to go with your Chromecast•Even a list of popular routers that go well with your Chromecast•A chapter on limitations of this product and another one on some amazing keyboard shortcutsThe book is a complete package – you understand your Chromecast, identify its parts, set it up and use it to perfection!You will wish that this Chromecast user manual should have been a part of the box – but do not worry, you have your user guide handy now. Follow these step by step instructions to change your status from a Chromecast newbie to a pro!Want to Know More?Download Your Copy Right Now!Just Scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Button. —————TAGS: chromecast, chromecast book, chromecast kindle, chromecast user guide, google chromecast, chromecast app, chromecast device
Publication date: 08/31/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 71 pages
BBVA Innovation Centers publishes this ebook on trends in Internet of Things.
Publication date: 09/21/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 28 pages
Atmel's AVR microcontrollers are the chips that power Arduino, and are the go-to chip for many hobbyist and hardware hacking projects. In this book you'll set aside the layers of abstraction provided by the Arduino environment and learn how to program AVR microcontrollers directly. In doing so, you'll get closer to the chip and you'll be able to squeeze more power and features out of it.Each chapter of this book is centered around projects that incorporate that particular microcontroller topic. Each project includes schematics, code, and illustrations of a working project.
- Program a range of AVR chips
- Extend and re-use other people’s code and circuits
- Interface with USB, I2C, and SPI peripheral devices
- Learn to access the full range of power and speed of the microcontroller
- Build projects including Cylon Eyes, a Square-Wave Organ, an AM Radio, a Passive Light-Sensor Alarm, Temperature Logger, and more
- Understand what's happening behind the scenes even when using the Arduino IDE
Published by: Maker Media, Inc | Publication date: 01/27/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 472 pages
If you want a book that's easy to follow and will show you how to build a gaming computer from start to finish, then this is the one for you.This book is written in an 'easy to understand' manner that will take you through all computer parts individually to help you choose each computer component. There's also help throughout this book on choosing quality computer components and a guide on picking out a version of Windows. Finally, there's a guide on how to build a gaming computer and how to install Windows 10.
Published by: David Talmage | Publication date: 01/21/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 150 pages