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Untangling the Web (Paperback)
The World Wide Web is the most revolutionary innovation of our time. In the last decade, it has utterly transformed our lives. But what real effects is it having on our social world? What does it mean to be a modern family when dinner table conversations take place over smartphones? What happens to privacy when we readily share our personal lives with friends and corporations? Are our Facebook updates and Twitterings inspiring revolution or are they just a symptom of our global narcissism? What counts as celebrity, when everyone can have a following or be a paparazzo? And what happens to relationships when love, sex and hate can be mediated by a computer? Social psychologist Aleks Krotoski has spent a decade untangling the effects of the Web on how we work, live and play. In this groundbreaking book, she uncovers how much humanity has - and hasn't - changed because of our increasingly co-dependent relationship with the computer. In Untangling the Web, she tells the story of how the network became woven in our lives, and what it means to be alive in the age of the Internet.
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Office 2007 Handbook (Hardback)
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The perfect starter guide for those struggling to get to grips with their Microsoft operating system and its functionality, the Office Handbook from DK is a thorough hardback guide to Office 2007 for Windows Vista. With practical tips and helpful advice on using Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote and Outlook, all indexed smartly for easy navigation, this is great for novices but will equally prove useful for those who are looking to get more from their computer.
Exploring Lego Mindstorms EV3 (Paperback)
Eun Jung Park
The essential guide to building and programming LEGO EV3 interactive robots Exploring LEGO Mindstorms: Tools and Techniques for Building and Programming Robots is the complete guide to getting the most out of your LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Written for hobbyists, young builders, and master builders alike, the book walks you through fundamentals of robot design, construction, and programming using the Mindstorms apparatus and LEGO TECHNIC parts. Tap into your creativity with brainstorming techniques, or follow the plans and blueprints provided on the companion website to complete projects ranging from beginner to advanced. The book begins with the basics of the software and EV3 features then lets you get to work quickly by using projects of increasing complexity to illustrate the topics at hand. Plenty of examples are provided throughout every step of the process, and the companion website features a blog where you can gain the insight and advice of other users. Exploring LEGO Mindstorms contains building and programming challenges written by a recognized authority in LEGO robotics curriculum, and is designed to teach you the fundamentals rather than have you follow a "recipe." Topics include: Building the starter vehicle, Auto-Driver Using programming blocks like Action Blocks, Flow Block and Data Blocks Building Spy Rabbit and programming the EV3 sensors with it Modifying the design of the robots from the book Designing your own robots, and expanding the functions of EV3 The book also provides extensive programming guidance, from the very basics of block programming through data wiring. You'll learn robotics skills to help with your own creations, and can likely ignite a lasting passion for innovation. Exploring LEGO Mindstorms is the key to unlocking your EV3 potential.
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iPhone for Seniors For Dummies (Paperback)
Nancy C. Muir
The easy way for the mature technology user to make the most of the iPhone Covers through iPhone 6 - including iPhone 4, 4S, 5, and 5S
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iPhones are a lot of fun but they can be a bit intimidating right out of the box. Whether you're ready to take your first stab at texting, want to reap the benefits of having the Internet at your fingertips, or just want to keep up with family, this hands-on guide gives you easy to follow information with non-technical explanations to get up and running with your new iPhone - fast.
The iPhone combines three products--a mobile phone, an iPod, and a portable game console--into one ultraportable device. Boasting a sleek, minimalistic design with a larger screen and keyboard than those tiny phones of yesteryear, it allows you to send and receive e-mails and text messages, make FaceTime video calls, capture, share, and store photos and videos, get directions with GPS maps, listen to your favorite music, watch YouTube videos, store and synch your contacts, play games, and so much more. * Large text and drawings make the book accessible and easy to read * Full color format provides helpful screenshots that bring the instructions to life * Offers guidance on buying and getting started with your first iPhone * Provides senior-recommended apps * Covers all of the iPhone features in a straightforward, fun language
Once you get comfortable with your iPhone, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!
Steampunk Soldiers (Hardback)
Between 1887 and 1895, the British art student Miles Vandercroft travelled around the world, sketching and painting the soldiers of the countries through which he passed. In this age of dramatic technological advancement, Vandercroft was fascinated by how the rise of steam technology at the start of the American Civil War had transformed warfare and the role of the fighting man. This volume collects all of Vandercroft's surviving paintings, along with his associated commentary on the specific military units he encountered. It is a unique pictorial guide to the last great era of bright and colourful uniforms, as well as an important historical study of the variety of steam-powered weaponry and equipment that abounded in the days before the Great War of the Worlds.
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Minecraft Recipes For Dummies (Paperback)
This is a quick, handy reference on Minecraft recipes. Want to find resources, make a shelter, craft tools, armor, and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters with Minecraft recipes? You've come to the right place! In a handy, portable edition that's packed with step-by-step instructions, Minecraft Recipes For Dummies makes it easy to look up the required items and figure out which blocks you need to gather to create each item. You'll get recipes for weapons, armor, transportation, mechanism, food, dye, wool, and brewing, as well as information on enchanting, repairing, gathering, farming, efficiency, and more. Minecraft is more than just a game: it's an obsession. It has gone from an obscure game with a cult-like following to a mainstream phenomenon. Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly guide, you'll get quick and easy access to Minecraft recipes to enhance your game and get even more out of this popular, addictive game. It shows you which blocks you'll need to gather to create shelter, tools, armor, weapons, and more. It makes it easier for both beginner and advanced Minecraft players to make the most of the game. Playing the game teaches users basic programming skills and engineering concepts The author's sons - both avid Minecraft players and bloggers - contributed to the writing of this book. Minecraft Recipes For Dummies is the portable guide that goes where you go as you create a world you'll never want to leave.
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Minecraft Construction For Dummies (Paperback)
An accessible guide that makes Minecraft construction easy There isn't anything that can't be built in Minecraft, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. That's why there's Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition . More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly beginner's guide, you will quickly discover how to fine-tune your skills in order to construct almost anything you want in this amazing environment. Provides step-by-step instructions to help you build houses, boats, islands, and more Addresses how to mine the right materials for basic building Reveals how to build statues, beacons, and pillars as landmarks Explores how to develop your farm for renewable resources Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition goes where you go as you create a world you won't want to leave!
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Minecraft For Dummies, Portable Edition (Paperback)
Craft yourself an amazing game of Minecraft! More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly beginners guide, you will quickly grasp how to play Minecraft in the three modes of game play: survival, creative, and hardcore. The easy-to-understand writing style walks you through every step of the way, from downloading the game to choosing a gaming platform to defending your creations against monsters and winning the game by defeating the Ender Dragon. Explains how to use blocks to build amazing creations and engage in gameplay with other players Details techniques for travelling across the biomes Zeroes in on playing wisely in Survival mode so you can acquire resources to maintain your health and hunger Shares tips for playing carefully in Creative mode, using your unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and more Helps you play in Hardcore mode Minecraft For Dummies, Portable Edition goes where you go as you create a world you won't want to leave!
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