Tubes

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Published: 2012-06-07

ISBN: 9780670918980

Format: BC

Publisher: Viking

Synopsis

Andrew Blum is a correspondent at Wired magazine whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New Yorker and The New York Times. This is his first book.

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Price: £12.99


The Rough Guide to Android Phones and Tablets

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Published: 2012-05-01

ISBN: 9781409358060

Format: BC

Publisher: Rough Guides

Synopsis

A useful guide to online communities by boffin Peter Buckley, for addicts and beginners alike.

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Price: £8.99


The Filter Bubble

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Published: 2012-04-24

ISBN: 9780143121237

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for all users, and we entered a new era of personalization. With little notice or fanfare, our online experience is changing, as the websites we visit are increasingly tailoring themselves to us. In this engaging and visionary book, MoveOn.org board president Eli Pariser lays bare the personalization that is already taking place on every major website, from Facebook to AOL to ABC News. As Pariser reveals, this new trend is nothing short of an invisible revolution in how we consume information, one that will shape how we learn, what we

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Price: $16.00


Garbology

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Published: 2012-04-19

ISBN: 9781583334348

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Avery

Synopsis

A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of the world of garbage.Trash is America’s largest export. Individually, we make more than four pounds a day, sixty-four tons across a lifetime. We make so much of it that trash dominates America’s place in the global economy—now the most prized product made in the United States. In 2010, China’s number-one export to the U.S. was computer equipment. America’s two biggest exports were paper waste and scrap metal. Somehow, a country that once built things for the rest of the world

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Price: $27.00


The Filter Bubble

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Published: 2012-03-01

ISBN: 9780241954522

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin

Synopsis

Eli Pariser is a pioneer in online campaigning. He helped start Avaaz.org, one of the world’s largest citizen organizations, and is now President of the five-million member MoveOn.org. He’s a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. He has written for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.

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Price: £9.99


The Rough Guide to the iPhone (4th)

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Published: 2012-02-01

ISBN: 9781409358053

Format: BC

Publisher: Rough Guides

Synopsis

Peter Buckley has co-authored several bestselling books, including The Rough Guide to iPods & iTunes and The Rough Guide to Macs & OS X. When not writing tech books, Peter pens fiction and has had several short stories published. Peter lives in Brighton with his daughter and musician wife.

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Price: £8.99


The Heights

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Published: 2011-11-10

ISBN: 9781594203039

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

Synopsis

From the author of The Works: Anatomy of a City comes a gorgeous graphic tour through the inner workings of skyscrapers. The skyscraper is perhaps the most recognizable icon of the modern urban landscape. Providing offices, homes, restaurants, and shopping to thousands of inhabitants, modern skyscrapers function as small cities- with infrastructure not unlike that hidden beneath our streets. Clean water is provided to floors thousands of feet in the sky; elevators move people swiftly and safely throughout the building; and telecom networks allow virtual meetings with people on other continents.

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Price: $35.00


What Technology Wants

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Published: 2011-09-27

ISBN: 9780143120179

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

"More thriller than primer, this is the best technology book I have ever read." -Nicholas Negroponte, author of Being DigitalIn this provocative book, one of today’s most respected thinkers turns the conversation about technology on its head by viewing technology as a natural system, an extension of biological evolution. By mapping the behavior of life, we paradoxically get a glimpse at where technology is headed-or "what it wants." Kevin Kelly offers a dozen trajectories in the coming decades for this near-living system. And as we align ourselves with technology’s agenda,

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Price: $17.00


The Filter Bubble

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Published: 2011-05-12

ISBN: 9781594203008

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

Synopsis

An eye-opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling-and limiting-the information we consume. In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for each user. Instead of giving you the most broadly popular result, Google now tries to predict what you are most likely to click on. According to MoveOn.org board president Eli Pariser, Google’s change in policy is symptomatic of the most significant shift to take place on the Web in recent years-the rise of personalization. In this groundbreaking investigation of the new hidden Web, Pariser uncovers

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Price: $25.95


You Are Not A Gadget

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Published: 2011-02-03

ISBN: 9780141049113

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin

Synopsis

Jaron Lanier is a philosopher and computer scientist who has spent his career pushing the transformative power of modern technology to its limits. From coining the term ‘Virtual Reality’ and creating the world’s first immersive avatars to developing cutting-edge medical imaging and surgical techniques, Lanier is one of the premier designers and engineers at work today. Linked with UC Berkeley and Microsoft, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the IEEE in 2009.

A musician with a collection of over 700 instruments, he has been recognised by Encyclopedia Britannica (but certainly not Wikipedia)

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Price: £9.99


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