The Complete Guide to Drones shows you everything there is to know about drones, multicopters and UAVs (all terms associated with these increasingly common aerial vehicles!).
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Written in jargon-free English, the book will show you how they work, how you can fly them, how to choose the right one and how to take amazing photos and videos using drones from above. There are also clear illustrations and brand new photography to give even more insight.
There is even a step-by-step project to help you build your very own modestly priced drone. Great as a first step into the world of drones, this a fun, educational project. The legal issues surrounding drones are also covered in detail.
Presented in an easy-to-follow format with large type, this comprehensive guide is full of compact, understandable tutorials on the most-encountered computer topics and scenarios.
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Covering all kinds of situations you'll find yourself in while using a computer, Computing for Seniors in easy steps will help you learn the basics of PC components, terminology and special features.
From playing and storing music on your PC to surfing the web, buying and selling from eBay, using a digital camera and installing anti-virus software, this fantastic book really will help you do just about anything you want. With images and screenshots too, following the pointers and steps are made all the easier.
This popular guide, now in its fifth edition, has been updated to cover the latest developments that you'll encounter when using the internet.
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Specially written for older internet users, the plain, jargon-free English, easy-to-follow explanations and fully-illustrated pages make mastering the World Wide Web simple, straightforward and ultimately enjoyable.
Featuring information on how to get started, browsing, cookies, password and security set-ups, spam and viruses, banking, shopping, detecting fraud and upgrades, the easy steps emphasise tasks that users want to carry out, rather then technology and equipment use. Covering Internet Explorer, Chrome and Windows 8, this up-to-date guide is a must-have for readers who want to get to grips with internet use quickly.
Windows 8 was a revolutionary update from Microsoft to the ever popular Windows operating system, giving PC users a new interface, improved navigation and synchronisation with mobile devices. With any update of this magnitude there will always be a learning curve, but Windows 8.1 in Easy Steps allows readers the chance to migrate over to the new operating system with the fear of being left stranded with a system they don't understand.
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Starting with basics such as accessing items, personalising your screen and using additional controls that are available from the sides of the screen; and new features including the new Start button, desktop, apps and SkyDrive; the fully illustrated book is written in plain English, making it easy to follow whilst getting comfortable with this exciting new operating system.
If apps make you awkward and contacts confuse you, this laymen's guide to the iPhone can help! Fully illustrated and easy to follow, the book will show you how to get to grips with all the iPhone's features.
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The step-by-step instructions will help you set your iPhone up to suit your needs and keep it safe, utilise your iPhone like a computer so that you can email, browse the web and stay organised and show you how to buy and store various apps. An A to Z guide that will help you make the most of your iPhone.
Especially designed for those with 3rd- and 4th-generation iPads and iPad 2s, this handy how-to guide will help even the biggest technophobe get to grips with the sometimes-tricky device!
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Covering the operating system iOS 6, the book will show you how to optimise settings so that the iPad functions exactly how YOU want it to. With accessible step-by-step instructions, it covers everything you need to know - from emails and browsing the web to photos, music, videos, games and apps!
With much more besides, the informative guide also reveals the tricks and features not widely publicised by Apple. A must-have for anyone with this popular version of the iPad.
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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A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS that doesn't read like a manual Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach.* Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone hobbyists, students, and professionals and it's full-color throughout* Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography to explain the topics in a simple way that is engaging* Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress through the chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics of particular interest at your leisure This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish other technical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive and engaging way!
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Updated to cover Python 2.7 and 3.3, this compact reference is the perfect on-the-job tool for developing applications with this versatile programming language. By covering the core language as well as commonly-used libraries, this small but potent book serves both as an ideal complement to Python tutorials, an even fills in some small details omitted in other texts. This fifth edition also includes specific built-in types and Statements, and standard Modules. Designed to help developers find answers on the job quickly, this book features a quick-lookup index Includes method tables, syntax information, and other detailed reference material Serves as the perfect companion to O'Reilly's Learning Python and Programming Python
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ARDUINO for BEGINNERS ESSENTIAL SKILLS EVERY MAKER NEEDS Loaded with full-color step-by-step illustrations! Absolutely no experience needed! Learn Arduino from the ground up, hands-on, in full color! Discover Arduino, join the DIY movement, and build an amazing spectrum of projects...limited only by your imagination! No "geekitude" needed: This full-color guide assumes you know nothing about Arduino or programming with the Arduino IDE. John Baichtal is an expert on getting newcomers up to speed with DIY hardware. First, he guides you gently up the learning curve, teaching you all you need to know about Arduino boards, basic electronics, safety, tools, soldering, and a whole lot more. Then, you walk step-by-step through projects that reveal Arduino's incredible potential for sensing and controlling the environment-projects that inspire you to create, invent, and build the future! * Use breadboards to quickly create circuits without soldering * Create a laser/infrared trip beam to protect your home from intruders * Use Bluetooth wireless connections and XBee to build doorbells and more * Write useful, reliable Arduino programs from scratch * Use Arduino's ultrasonic, temperature, flex, and light sensors * Build projects that react to a changing environment * Create your own plant-watering robot * Control DC motors, servos, and stepper motors * Create projects that keep track of time * Safely control high-voltage circuits * Harvest useful parts from junk electronics * Build pro-quality enclosures that fit comfortably in your home
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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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Start programming quickly with this super-fun guide to RaspberryPi
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Adventures in Raspberry Pi, 2nd Editionincludes 9 cool projects that show you how to set up and startdeveloping on your Raspberry Pi. Updated for the release of the Rev3 board, this second edition covers all the latest features andtells you everything you need to know. Written specifically for11-15 year-olds, this book uses the wildly successful, Raspberry Pito explain the fundamentals of computing. You'll have a blastlearning basic programming and system administration skills,beginning with the very basics of how to plug in the board and turnit on. Each project includes an instructional video so you can jumpright in and start going through the lessons on your own.
This hands-on book gets you up and running fast, with funprojects that let you explore. * Learn how to "talk to" your Raspberry Pi * Create games and stories with Scratch * Program with Turtle Graphics and Python * Code music and create a Raspberry Pi jukebox
If you want to get started programming today, Adventures inRaspberry Pi is the ultimate hands-on guide.
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Make the most of Arduino's incredible capabilities with this great guide A hardware development platform built around an open-source, programmable circuit board, Arduino offers a simple way to build interactive robots or electronic devices, or add interactivity to existing devices. And whether you're a programmer, designer, hacker, engineer, or serious tinkerer, Arduino For Dummies is the perfect place to start. This book offers all the info you need on Arduino--as well as on electronics, programming, prototyping, and soldering--to jump right in. Read this book and get cracking in the fun and fascinating world of creative hardware hacking. Gets you up and running on Arduino and introduces the exciting world of physical computing Explains the Arduino Development Environment Covers programming using Processing, creating basic projects that include sound and light, how to connect Arduino to motors and servos, how to expand with specialty hardware, and more Includes 10 cool projects that are fun to build It's hardware, it's software, it's fun! Start building the next cool gizmo with Arduino and Arduino For Dummies.
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The quantum computer is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Pioneering physicists are on the brink of unlocking a new quantum universe which provides a better representation of reality than our everyday experiences and common sense ever could. The birth of quantum computers - which, like Schrodinger's famous 'dead and alive' cat, rely on entities like electrons, photons or atoms existing in two states at the same time - is set to turn the computing world on its head. In his fascinating study of this cutting-edge technology, John Gribbin updates his previous views on the nature of quantum reality, arguing for a universe of many parallel worlds where 'everything is real'. Looking back to Alan Turing's work on the Enigma machine and the first electronic computer, Gribbin explains how quantum theory developed to make quantum computers work in practice as well as in principle. He takes us beyond the arena of theoretical physics to explore their practical applications - from machines which learn through 'intuition' and trial and error to unhackable laptops and smartphones. And he investigates the potential for this extraordinary science to create a world where communication occurs faster than light and teleportation is possible.
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Master your Raspberry Pi in a flash with this easy-to-follow guide
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Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide to this exciting technology, fully updated to align with the Rev 3 board. Veteran technology authors provide expert insight and guidance that get you up and running fast, allowing you to explore the full capabilities of your Raspberry Pi. The clear, concise style makes this guide easy to follow for complete beginners, providing step-by-step instruction throughout the setup process and into systems administration and programming. Updated information includes coverage of Noobs, PiStore and making music with SonicPi, in addition to basic Raspberry Pi operations and features.
Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition teaches you everything you need to know to get the most out of your device. Even if you've never ventured beyond e-mail and web browsers, this guide will give you the skills and confidence you need to take advantage of everything the Raspberry Pi has to offer. * Find out how to install the operating system and connect to other devices * Install, use and remove software like a pro * Learn basic Linux systems administration * Program with Scratch, Python and Minecraft on your Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi has awakened a whole new generation of hardware geeks, hackers and hobbyists, and now it's your turn to join their ranks. Learning how to fully use your new technology is the first step, and Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the ideal companion guide.
Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you're an expert? Then it's about time you picked up Head First HTML and really learned HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you've always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively with friends, family, fans, and fanatic customers. You also want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your web pages over time so they work in all browsers and mobile devices. Oh, and if you've never heard of CSS, that's okay--we won't tell anyone you're still partying like it's 1999--but if you're going to create web pages in the 21st century then you'll want to know and understand CSS. Learn the real secrets of creating web pages, and why everything your boss told you about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Most importantly, hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions how his HTML is now strict, and his CSS is in an external style sheet. With Head First HTML, you'll avoid the embarrassment of thinking web-safe colors still matter, and the foolishness of slipping a font tag into your pages. Best of all, you'll learn HTML and CSS in a way that won't put you to sleep. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect: a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, this book will load HTML and CSS into your brain in a way that sticks. So what are you waiting for? Leave those other dusty books behind and come join us in Webville. Your tour is about to begin.
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From IT to advanced analtyics, and from data for social good to data for predictive maintenance, this anthology of reports gives a broad overview of the data space-including the applications that have cropped up in enterprise companies, non-profits, and everywhere in between. Author Mike Barlow discusses the culture that creates a data-driven organization and dives deep into some of the business, social, and technological advances brought about by our ability to handle and process massive amounts of data at scale. With this anthology, business decision makers and developers will: Understand how to promote and use data science in an organization Learn how the rise of data has changed the roles of CIOs and IT departments Get an overview of data visualization and real-time analytics Dive into the world of the Internet of Things Understand how data can help determine when to maintain systems before they break Explore the tension around both securing data and encouraging rapid innovation Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist, author, and communications strategy consultant.
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Through many examples and exercises, this book helps simplify bioinformatics programming using Python. It's an ideal guide for biologists who want to learn either basic scripting or substantial programming for various computational tasks, and for programmers who want to learn bioinformatics programming. "Bioinformatics Programming Using Python" can be used as a reference, for self-instruction, or as a companion book to help you through undergraduate courses in computer science, biology, and other life sciences. With the level of detail this book provides, it's also perfect for Professional Master's graduate courses in Bioinformatics.
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With El Capitan, Apple brings never-before-seen features to OS X-like a split-screen desktop, improved window controls, and amazing graphics. The new edition of David Pogue's #1 bestselling Mac book shows you how to use key new features such as swiping gestures, Notes, a new Spotlight search system, the Safari pinning feature, and Split View. Missing Manuals creator David Pogue is one of the most widely recognized technology authors in the world. A former New York Times technology columnist, he founded and now produces videos for Yahoo Tech.
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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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littleBits are electronic building blocks with over 60 modules and trillions of combinations. With littleBits, anyone can harness the power of electronics, microcontrollers, and the cloud--regardless of age, gender, technical ability, or educational background. You can combine these simple, snap-together, magnetic bricks to make simple electronic circuits, or build robots and devices that combine sensors, microcontrollers, and cloud connectivity. This book, co-authored by littleBits founder Ayah Bdeir, along with top-selling author Matt Richardson (Getting Started with Raspberry Pi), teaches you just enough electronics to start making things with littleBits and takes you on up through connecting littleBits to the cloud and programming with its Arduino-compatible module.
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At this very moment, somewhere in the world, two programmers are sitting in a garage and creating our future, one line of code at a time. We are in the era of the high tech startup.This book is the "Hello, World" tutorial for building products, technologies, and teams in a startup environment. It's based on the experiences of the author, Yevgeniy Brikman, as well as interviews with programmers from some of the most successful startups of the last decade, including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub, Stripe, Instagram, AdMob, Pinterest, and many others.If you're at all interested in startups--whether you're a programmer at the beginning of your career, a seasoned developer bored with the politics of large companies, a manager trying to figure out how to motivate your engineers, or just someone trying to figure out what this startup thing is all about--this book is for you. For more info, see http: //www.hello-startup.net
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Discover how data science can help you gain in-depth insight into your business -- the easy way! Jobs in data science abound, but few people have the data science skills needed to fill these increasingly important roles in organizations. Data Science For Dummies is the perfect starting point for IT professionals and students interested in making sense of their organization's massive data sets and applying their findings to real-world business scenarios. From uncovering rich data sources to managing large amounts of data within hardware and software limitations, ensuring consistency in reporting, merging various data sources, and beyond, you'll develop the know-how you need to effectively interpret data and tell a story that can be understood by anyone in your organization. Provides a background in data science fundamentals before moving on to working with relational databases and unstructured data and preparing your data for analysis Details different data visualization techniques that can be used to showcase and summarize your data Explains both supervised and unsupervised machine learning, including regression, model validation, and clustering techniques Includes coverage of big data processing tools like MapReduce, Hadoop, Dremel, Storm, and Spark It's a big, big data world out there -- let Data Science For Dummies help you harness its power and gain a competitive edge for your organization.
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