Computer Hardware: The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Computer Hardware (Computer Fundamentals Book 4)
Bits, bytes, RAM, CPUs, hard drives and DVD drives. Master the geeky acronyms and simplify computer hardware & terminology with ease.Computer hardware with all its technical jargon can be baffling, even for the moderately experienced user. This book cuts through the jargon to show that computer hardware isn't so complicated after all and can be easily understood by anyone.
- This book is great for beginners, a basic computing class, or someone looking to buy a computer.
- Step-by-step, visual approach to help you quickly decode the jargon
- Plenty of illustrated screenshots and photographs to help you
- Presented in an easy and simple to read format.
- Understanding computer specifications often displayed in computer stores and online
- General hardware concepts and what's inside the case
- Hardware components: CPUs, RAM, Hard Drives, Portable Drives, video cards and memory cards
- Data Storage: bits, bytes, kilo bytes, mega bytes, giga bytes and tera bytes
- Computer ports: VGA, HDMI, DVI, USB 2&3, FireWire, RJ45 ethernet, eSATA and more
- Different types of computer: desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablets, hybrids and supercomputers
- Computer peripherals: laser and inkjet printers Types of computer networks,
- The internet, email, the cloud and the world-wide web
- and more..
Publication date: 03/08/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 133 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
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
Vogue's Best Books of the Year, 2018Sunday Times' Best Memoirs of the Year, 2018A New York Times Book of the YearNew Yorker Book of the YearA frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs.Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents - artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs - Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, holidays and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he'd become the parent she'd always wanted him to be.Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs's poignant story of a childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary homes. Scrappy, wise and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide through her parents' fascinating and disparate worlds. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling book by an insightful new literary voice.
Published by: Grove Press | Publication date: 09/13/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 150 pages
New GCSE Computer Science AQA Revision Guide - for the Grade 9-1 Course (CGP GCSE Computer Science 9-1 Revision)
Exam Board: AQALevel & Subject: GCSE Computer ScienceFirst Teaching: September 2016 First Exams: June 2018This brilliant CGP Revision Guide is the perfect companion to the Grade 9-1 AQA GCSE Computer Science course. Every topic has study notes in plain English, plus diagrams and plenty of helpful examples (including coding throughout the programming topic). There are also revision questions, along with plenty of exam tips explaining how to reach the top grades. For even more Computer Science exam preparation, a matching CGP Exam Practice Workbook is also available (9781782949329).
Published by: CGP Books | Publication date: 01/23/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 80 pages
Get ready for Odyssey: journey deeper in the world of Assassin's Creed in the official novel of the highly anticipated new game.Greece, 5th century BCE. Kassandra is a mercenary of Spartan blood, sentenced to death by her family, cast out into exile. Now she will embark on an epic journey to become a legendary hero - and uncover the truth about her mysterious lineage.The Assassin's Creed novels have sold more than 1 million copies around the world, gaining almost 30,000 4 and 5 star reviews. See what readers are already saying about the series that lets you dive deeper into the world behind the highly acclaimed video game series:'A brilliant read' *****'I love this book' *****'Original and unique' *****'A brilliant accompaniment to the games' *****
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 10/05/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Get caught up with the latest iPad features An iPad can be so many things: an entertainment hub, a way to stay in touch with the world, a productivity tool, and many other things. iPad For Seniors For Dummies focuses on helping iPad users who are experienced in life—but not in technology. In this friendly, easy-to-follow guide, you’ll find out how to fire up any model of iPad, connect to the internet, and use applications to play games, watch movies, listen to music, chat via video, update your social accounts, read the news, or just about anything else you'd want to do.
- Teach your iPad to answer your commands
- Stay connected with email, social apps, and video chat
- Cue up music and movies
- Find endless ways to let your iPad entertain you
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 11/12/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 416 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, 221 pages
Mobile, Secure, and Programmable Networking: 4th International Conference, MSPN 2018, Paris, France, June 18-20, 2018, Revised Selected Papers (Lecture Notes in Computer Science Book 11005)
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Mobile, Secure, and Programmable Networking, held in Paris, France, in June 2018. The 27 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 52 submissions. They discuss new trends in networking infrastructures, security, services and applications while focusing on virtualization and cloud computing for networks, network programming, software defined networks (SDN) and their security.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 01/12/2019Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 340 pages
The bestselling guide to getting the most out of your Android Samsung Galaxy S9 Samsung Galaxy S9 For Dummies documents all the features and capabilities of this popular smartphone, approaching them from the point of view of a user who is perhaps a bit baffled by the documentation and online support that comes with the phone. All aspects of the device are covered, from setup and configuration, to extensive use of the new features and capabilities. Whether you’re looking for approachable guidance on the basics like texting, e-mailing, and accessing the internet, or more advanced topics like downloading apps, synching with a PC, and expanding the phone’s potential with new software releases, this trusted resource covers it all.
- Take pictures, watch movies, and record videos
- Use maps and navigation
- Stay connected on social networking sites
- Make sense of software updates
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 06/08/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages