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: 11/12/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
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
Computer Hardware - A self learning book for Assembling, Installation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting personal computers made Easy
An excellent reference book for Computer Hardware. It covers both Theory and Practical. Theory part will be used to compare and buying computer parts. Practical part will be used for Assembling, Installation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting.
Published by: NEO Publishing House | Publication date: 03/06/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 178 pages
Amazon Fire HD 8 with Alexa: Advanced Amazon Fire HD Manual to Help You Use Amazon Fire HD 8 with Alexa Like a Pro in 2017
Are you thinking about purchasing Amazon Fire HD 8 with Alexa? Or perhaps you have already ordered your Fire HD 8? Have you tried to use the manual only to find that it is too complicated or you just can’t find the information that you are looking for?The Price is dropping from $2.99 to $0.99 for one day only – 22.11.2017If this sounds like you than the Amazon Fire HD manual is just what you need!This guide has been designed to help you understand everything that you need to when it comes to your Fire HD 8 with Alexa. The book is easy to understand and it is going to walk you through using your Fire HD 8 with Alexa from start to finish.When you finish reading this book you are going to be able to:
- Set up your Amazon Fire HD 8 with Alexa and ensure it is connected to your Amazon account.
- Navigate your Fire HD 8 with Alexa like a pro.
- Use your calendar, adding and editing events.
- Install Google Play on your Fire HD 8 with Alexa.
- Chapter 1: You are going to learn all about the specifications and the operating systems so that you can begin understanding how you can use the Fire HD 8 with Alexa.
- Chapter 2: You are going to learn how to set up the Fire HD 8, connect it to your wifi network, and register it.
- Chapter 3: You will learn how to navigate, use your calendar, and install Google Play onto your Fire HD 8.
- Chapter 4: This chapter is all about Alexa. You are going to learn how to use Alexa and about Alexa’s features, then you will learn all about Silk.
- Chapter 5: You will learn all about reading and using media on the Fire HD 8. You will learn about audiobooks, kindle books, and so much more.
Publication date: 10/31/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 31 pages
Want to learn the secrets of how computers work in details and quickly?Then this brand new book is for YOU. Some people believe that computers are magical, and it is very hard and complicated to understand the working principles of it. But that is full nonsense. Computers are not magical. They are working on the simple principles that you will learn in this book step by step. Every year computer architect is changing and also their working principles, And also this book is entirely new (written in 2017). At the end of the book will be surprised by the beauty of How Computers Work.Here are the topics you will learn about: -Need of computers -Early Computing -Electronic Computing -Boolean Logic & Logic Gates -Representing Numbers and Letters with Binary -How Computers Calculate - the ALU -Registers and RAM -The Central Processing Unit - the CPU -Instructions & Programs -Advanced CPU DesignsSo, the book How Computers Work: The Basic Principles of Computers For Everyone will guide you through the beautiful world of computers and explain modern computer systems architect very easily.
Publication date: 10/15/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 31 pages
Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)
Computer Organization and Design, Fourth Edition, has been updated with new exercises and improvements throughout suggested by instructors teaching from the book. It covers the revolutionary change from sequential to parallel computing, with a chapter on parallelism and sections in every chapter highlighting parallel hardware and software topics. It includes an appendix by the Chief Scientist and the Director of Architecture of NVIDIA covering the emergence and importance of the modern GPU, describing in detail for the first time the highly parallel, highly multithreaded multiprocessor optimized for visual computing. A companion CD provides a toolkit of simulators and compilers along with tutorials for using them, as well as advanced content for further study and a search utility for finding content on the CD and in the printed text. For the convenience of readers who have purchased an ebook edition or who may have misplaced the CD-ROM, all CD content is available as a download at bit.ly/nFXcLq. This book is recommended for professional digital system designers, programmers, application developers, and system software developers; and undergraduate students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering courses in Computer Organization, Computer Design, ranging from Sophomore required courses to Senior Electives.
- This Revised Fourth Edition of Computer Organization and Design has been updated with new exercises and improvements throughout suggested by instructors teaching from the book
- Covers the revolutionary change from sequential to parallel computing, with a chapter on parallelism and sections in every chapter highlighting parallel hardware and software topics
- Includes an appendix by the Chief Scientist and the Director of Architecture of NVIDIA covering the emergence and importance of the modern GPU, describing in detail for the first time the highly parallel, highly multithreaded multiprocessor optimized for visual computing
Published by: Morgan Kaufmann | Publication date: 10/13/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 914 pages
In the early days of computer science, the interactions of hardware, software, compilers, and operating system were simple enough to allow students to see an overall picture of how computers worked. With the increasing complexity of computer technology and the resulting specialization of knowledge, such clarity is often lost. Unlike other texts that cover only one aspect of the field, The Elements of Computing Systems gives students an integrated and rigorous picture of applied computer science, as its comes to play in the construction of a simple yet powerful computer system.Indeed, the best way to understand how computers work is to build one from scratch, and this textbook leads students through twelve chapters and projects that gradually build a basic hardware platform and a modern software hierarchy from the ground up. In the process, the students gain hands-on knowledge of hardware architecture, operating systems, programming languages, compilers, data structures, algorithms, and software engineering. Using this constructive approach, the book exposes a significant body of computer science knowledge and demonstrates how theoretical and applied techniques taught in other courses fit into the overall picture.Designed to support one- or two-semester courses, the book is based on an abstraction-implementation paradigm; each chapter presents a key hardware or software abstraction, a proposed implementation that makes it concrete, and an actual project. The emerging computer system can be built by following the chapters, although this is only one option, since the projects are self-contained and can be done or skipped in any order. All the computer science knowledge necessary for completing the projects is embedded in the book, the only pre-requisite being a programming experience.The book's web site provides all tools and materials necessary to build all the hardware and software systems described in the text, including two hundred test programs for the twelve projects. The projects and systems can be modified to meet various teaching needs, and all the supplied software is open-source.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 01/25/2008Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Raspberry Pi: Setup, Programming and Developing Amazing Projects with Raspberry Pi for Beginners - With Source Code and Step by Step Guides (Raspberry Pi Programming Guide Book 1)
The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide for The Aspiring Programmer Even if You Have Never Touched a Line of Code in Your Life.If you are the proud new owner of a Raspberry Pi 3, congratulations! You have now come into the world of programming and are overwhelmed with the vast amount of information out there.You may think:
- There’s no way I can learn this. I’m too young. There's TOO MUCH to learn!
- I need to be a master before I can start any serious projects.
- I must go to an expensive school to learn how to code.
- You need cutting edge technology to program.
- Building your own photo frame to see all your cherished memories and loved ones in
- Creating a Magic Mirror which will WOW all your friends with your technological wizardry
- Adding Voice Control to your Raspberry Pi. Discover how simple it is to have your own version of Microsoft’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri, and Amazon’s Alexa.
- And much more...
Publication date: 05/12/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 80 pages
Internet of Vehicles. Technologies and Services for Smart Cities: 4th International Conference, IOV 2017, Kanazawa, Japan, November 22-25, 2017, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Internet of Vehicles, IOV 2017, held in Kanazawa, Japan, in November 2017. The 19 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 40 submissions. They deal with advances in the state of the art and practice of the IoV architectures, protocols, services and applications, as well as identifying emerging research topics and define the future directions of Internet of Vehicles.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 12/26/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 225 pages
Computer Organization and Design MIPS Edition: The Hardware/Software Interface (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)
Computer Organization and Design, Fifth Edition, is the latest update to the classic introduction to computer organization. The text now contains new examples and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud. It explores this generational change with updated content featuring tablet computers, cloud infrastructure, and the ARM (mobile computing devices) and x86 (cloud computing) architectures. The book uses a MIPS processor core to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O.Because an understanding of modern hardware is essential to achieving good performance and energy efficiency, this edition adds a new concrete example, Going Faster, used throughout the text to demonstrate extremely effective optimization techniques. There is also a new discussion of the Eight Great Ideas of computer architecture. Parallelism is examined in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics. The book features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples, along with a full set of updated and improved exercises. This new edition is an ideal resource for professional digital system designers, programmers, application developers, and system software developers. It will also be of interest to undergraduate students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering courses in Computer Organization, Computer Design, ranging from Sophomore required courses to Senior Electives.
- Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association
- Includes new examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud
- Covers parallelism in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics
- Features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples throughout the book
- Adds a new concrete example, "Going Faster," to demonstrate how understanding hardware can inspire software optimizations that improve performance by 200 times
- Discusses and highlights the "Eight Great Ideas" of computer architecture: Performance via Parallelism; Performance via Pipelining; Performance via Prediction; Design for Moore's Law; Hierarchy of Memories; Abstraction to Simplify Design; Make the Common Case Fast; and Dependability via Redundancy
- Includes a full set of updated and improved exercises
Published by: Morgan Kaufmann | Publication date: 09/30/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 800 pages