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
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 secureComputers 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.
Published by: No Starch Press | Publication date: 08/08/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 332 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
BBVA Innovation Centers publishes this ebook on trends in Internet of Things.
Publication date: 09/21/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 28 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
Fire Stick: How to Start Using Amazon Fire Stick Like A Pro! - The Ultimate Guide to Master Your Fire Stick In Just 30 Minutes! (Streaming Devices, Amazon ... TV Stick User Guide, How To Use Fire Stick)
Fire Stick (FREE BONUS INCLUDED)How to Start Using Amazon Fire Stick Like A Pro! - The Ultimate Guide to Master Your Fire Stick In Just 30 Minutes!What every user of the Amazon Fire TV Stick will tell you is that this device can bring you a lot of fun. What they won’t tell you is that you can make it much better!If you’re wondering how to take a full advantage of the features of your Fire TV Stick, this eBook is your perfect choice. It will teach you how to master your Fire Stick in less than half an hour, after which the real fun can start!Among the things you’ll learn from reading this book is how to install the device the right way, how to repair it if some problems occur, etc. You will also get some tips about how to improve the experience of watching your favorite TV shows and movies. Finally, the book will also reveal which apps can make your Fire Stick a much better device. Download your copy of Fire Stick by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button.
Publication date: 09/06/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 31 pages
Top Kindle User Guide 2016 Have you ever been frustrated at trying to setup and use your Kindle for the first time? If so this Guide can help. Where to power on and register as well as a new user walk thru its all here. The Kindle is an awesome device when your learn how to use it.
Published by: John3:16 | Publication date: 11/20/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 10 pages
Troubleshooting Laptop Hardware: An Interactive Computer Diagnostic App (Help Desk in an eBook App 2)
The interactive troubleshooting procedures in this eBook app are a specially adopted subset of the diagnostics from my book, "The Laptop Repair Workbook." I've focused on the hardware failures that prevent boot, which means loading Windows for most people, and covers the power systems, display, and drives.Every question in this eBook is followed with navigation links for answering "Yes" or "No", which will either lead to a recommended action or to a follow up question. You must use the navigation links to move from question to question in this eBook. If you simply keep hitting "Next Page" to move past the questions, you'll break out of the logic tree and the diagnostic options will be presented randomly. If you click on "No" when you mean "Yes" or vice versa, you can always use the "Back" button on your Kindle to return to the question. Do not confuse the "Back" button with "Previous Page" - they aren't the same thing.The navigation will often lead you to an endpoint, one without any follow-up questions, just a recommended action and the option to go back one step or return to the table of contents. It may mean that you've reached a solution, it could also be that you've chosen the wrong subject to begin troubleshooting, or that the problem isn't within the scope of the diagnostics. The vast majority of laptop problems are software related, and while the eBook will point to potential software problems, it doesn't offer instructions on removing a virus, installing an operating system, etc.
Published by: Foner Books | Publication date: 12/18/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Finally, this brand new book exposes the secrets of computers for everyone to see. Its humorous title begins with the punch line of a classic joke about someone who is baffled by technology.It was written by a 40-year computer veteran who wants to take the mystery out of computers and allow everyone to gain a true understanding of exactly what computers are, and also what they are not.Years of writing, diagramming, piloting and editing have culminated in one easy to read volume that contains all of the basic principles of computers written so that everyone can understand them.There used to be only two types of book that delved into the insides of computers. The simple ones point out the major parts and describe their functions in broad general terms. Computer Science textbooks eventually tell the whole story, but along the way, they include every detail that an engineer could conceivably ever need to know.Like Baby Bear's porridge, But How Do It Know? is just right, but it is much more than just a happy medium. For the first time, this book thoroughly demonstrates each of the basic principles that have been used in every computer ever built, while at the same time showing the integral role that codes play in everything that computers are able to do.It cuts through all of the electronics and mathematics, and gets right to practical matters. Here is a simple part, see what it does. Connect a few of these together and you get a new part that does another simple thing. After just a few iterations of connecting up simple parts - voilà! - it's a computer. And it is much simpler than anyone ever imagined.But How Do It Know? really explains how computers work. They are far simpler than anyone has ever permitted you to believe. It contains everything you need to know, and nothing you don't need to know. No technical background of any kind is required.The basic principles of computers have not changed one iota since they were invented in the mid 20th century. "Since the day I learned how computers work, it always felt like I knew a giant secret, but couldn't tell anyone," says the author. Now he's taken the time to explain it in such a manner that anyone can have that same moment of enlightenment and thereafter see computers in an entirely new light.
Published by: John C Scott | Publication date: 07/04/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 213 pages
Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Generation: The Beginner User Guide to Master Echo Dot Like a Pro: (Amazon Dot For Beginners, Amazon Dot User Guide, Amazon Dot Echo)
Getting Your FREE BonusDownload this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion.Amazon Echo Dot 2nd GenerationThe Beginner User Guide to Master Echo Dot Like a ProIf you would like to learn more about the latest incarnation of Amazon Echo, then look no further, this book brings you everything you need to know in just a few pages. From installing, and getting to know the features of Amazon Echo Dot, to knowing the best uses for the budding AI “Alexa” who represents the device, this is a no nonsense guide that will tell you everything that you need to know. Without any fluff or filler learn the basic mechanics of this personal assistant and how it is that you can use it to greatly enhance and enrich your life. Learn especially how you can customize your wake words, and make Amazon Echo Dot the number one assistant in your life. You don’t have to worry about setting your schedule anymore; the Dot will do it for you! This book will show you all of the apps and platforms that you can use in order to streamline your whole lifestyle. Pick up this guide today to learn more!In this book you will learn:
- To Create a Smart home
- Special Commands for Amazon Dot
- Trouble shooting
- Tips and Tricks
- Easter Eggs
- And a whole lot more!
Publication date: 12/19/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 31 pages