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  • Fall of Man in Wilmslow

    Translated by George Goulding ...
    June 8, 1954. Alan Turing, the visionary mathematician, is found dead at his home in sleepy Wilmslow, dispatched by a poisoned apple.Taking the case, Detective Constable Leonard Corell quickly learns Turing is a convicted homosexual. Confident it's a suicide, he is nonetheless confounded by official secrecy over Turing's war record. What is more, Turing's sexuality appears to be causing alarm ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Code-breaking

    by Simon Singh ...
    The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum CryptographyFrom the best-selling author of Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book is a history of man’s urge to uncover the secrets of codes, from Egyptian puzzles to modern day computer encryptions.As in Fermat’s Last Theorem, Simon Singh brings life to an anstonishing story of puzzles, codes, languages and riddles that reveals man’s continual ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Steve Jobs: The Apple of Our i

    by Daniel Alef ...
    Biographical profile of Steve Jobs the founder of Apple Computers and the man who led an evolution in American technology and culture. He ushered in the world of personal computing with the Apple and Mac line of computers changed the way we buy and listen to music with the iPod iTunes and the iTunes Store introduced us to a new wave of animated films and technology through Pixar with such hits as ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • Mark Zuckerberg: The Face Behind Facebook And Social Networking

    by Daniel Alef ...
    Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old founder of Facebook, is the youngest self-made billionaire in history. He is also considered by many to be one of the most influential persons in the information age. His impact on American culture is virtually unprecedented. The recent film, "Social Network" does not portray him in the kindest light, but is it a work of fact or fiction? Separating fiction from ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • Console Wars

    Sega Vs Nintendo - and the Battle that Defined a Generation

    by Blake Harris ...
    In 1990 Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about video games and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat and bold ideas of ... Read more

    $14.51 AUD

  • ColdFusion Presents: New Thinking

    From Einstein to Artificial Intelligence, the Science and Technology That Transformed Our World

    The creator of YouTube’s ColdFusion explores the development of technology from Industrial Revolution to Artificial Intelligence to figure out what’s next.As each new stage of technology builds on the last, advancements start to progress at an exponential rate. In order to know where we’re headed, it’s essential to know how we got here. What hidden stories lie behind the technology we use today? ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Soul of A New Machine

    by Tracy Kidder ...
    Tracy Kidder's "riveting" (Washington Post) story of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and has become essential reading for understanding the history of the American tech industry.Computers have changed since 1981, when The Soul of a New Machine first examined the culture of the computer revolution. What has not ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Kobo Touch: Ultimate Tips & Tricks Guide For Kobo reader Owners

    by L H ...
    Kobo - Kobo Books - Kobo eReader - Kobo Best Sellers - Kobo User Guide - Kobo Store - TechnologyDo you own a Kobo eReader?Are you looking for new ways to utilize your Kobo?Do you want to learn how to get unlimited eBooks for your Kobo?If so the Kobo Touch: Ultimate Tips & Tricks Guide for Kobo eReader Owners is designed to help you make the most of your device.This Kobo guide gives step-by-step ... Read more

    $7.82 AUD

  • It's Alive!

    Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots

    by Toby Walsh ...
    There are few other human inventions that are likely to have as large an impact on our lives as machines that can think . . . The steam engine liberated our muscles; the computer is set to liberate our minds.The development of Artificial Intelligence is an adventure as bold and ambitious as any that humans have attempted. And the truth is that thinking machines are already an indispensable part of ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Colossus: Bletchley Park's Last Secret

    by Paul Gannon ...
    This is the last untold story of Bletchley Park. Using declassified information, Paul Gannon gives us a gripping account of the invention of the world's first true computer, Colossus.Uncover the secrets of Bletchley Park's code-breaking computers.In 1940, almost a year after the outbreak of the Second World war, Allied radio operators at an interception station in South London began picking up ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life

    by David Pogue ...
    series Pogue's Basics #1
    New York Times Bestseller!Did you know that can you scroll a Web page just by tapping the space bar? How do you recover photos you've deleted by accident? What can you do if your cell phone's battery is dead by dinnertime each day?When it comes to technology, there's no driver's ed class or government-issued pamphlet covering the essentials. Somehow, you're just supposed to know how to use your ... Read more

    $16.82 AUD

  • Hackers

    Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition

    by Steven Levy ...
    This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve ... Read more

    $18.47 AUD

  • Colossus:The secrets of Bletchley Park's code-breaking computers

    The secrets of Bletchley Park's code-breaking computers

    At last - the secrets of Bletchley Park's powerful codebreaking computers.This is a history of Colossus, the world's first fully-functioning electronic digital computer. Colossus was used during the Second World War at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, where it played an invaluable role cracking enemy codes. Until very recently, much about the Colossus machine was shrouded ... Read more

    $47.18 AUD

  • The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging

    The editors of The Huffington Post -- the most linked-to blog on the web -- offer an A-Z guide to all things blog, with information for everyone from the tech-challenged newbie looking to get a handle on this new way of communicating to the experienced blogger looking to break through the clutter of the Internet. With an introduction by Arianna Huffington, the site's cofounder and editor in chief, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • WordPress for Beginners

    Covering everything you need to know to set up and manage your very own WordPress blog, this book will guide you through the amazing features of the software. From registering and posting your first message, to increasing SEO and designing your own themes, WordPress for Beginners will show you just how easy it is to set up your own blog. ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Commodore

    A Company on the Edge

    by Brian Bagnall ...
    series Commodore
    Filled with first-hand accounts of ambition, greed, and inspired engineering, this history of the personal computer revolution takes readers inside the cutthroat world of Commodore. Before Apple, IBM, or Dell, Commodore was the first computer manufacturer to market its machines to the public, selling an estimated 22 million Commodore 64s. Those halcyon days were tumultuous, however, owing to the ... Read more

    $25.62 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Save Money, Fix Your Own Pc

    This book is the ultimate troubleshooting guide to your computer with a focus on the Windows operating system. This book is not a long one because there are so many areas in the field of computers and it is impossible to cover all of them in one book. Instead of giving you a detailed description of how to fix a few computer problems, we give you the tools to fix all computer problems. The Internet ... Read more

    $1.22 AUD

  • The System

    Who Owns the Internet, and How It Owns Us

    by James Ball ...
    'A fascinating exposé of the world behind your screen. Timely, often disturbing, and so important'Caroline Criado Perez, author of Invisible Women'Takes us beyond Zuckerberg, Bezos et al to a murkier world where we discover how everything online works and who benefits from it. Fascinating, engaging and important'Observer'Could not be more timely'<s... ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD $15.72 AUD

  • CodeNotes for Java

    Intermediate and Advanced Language Features

    by Gregory Brill ...
    series CodeNotes
    CodeNotes provides the most succinct, accurate, and speedy way for a developer to ramp up on a new technology or language. Unlike other programming books, CodeNotes drills down to the core aspects of a technology, focusing on the key elements needed in order to understand it quickly and implement it immediately. It is a unique resource for developers, filling the gap between comprehensive manuals ... Read more

    $18.14 AUD

  • Saving Bletchley Park

    How #socialmedia saved the home of the WWII codebreakers

    Imagine a Britain where the most important sites of historical significance are replaced with housing estates and supermarkets…Imagine a Britain without Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and a team of code breakers changed the course of World War II and where thousands of women inspired future generations with their work in the fields of computing and technology...Now imagine a group of ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual

    by David Pogue ...
    What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Its 200 new features include Mac versions of iPad goodies like Maps, iBooks, and iTunes Radio—but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 11 years straight.The important stuff you need to know:Big-ticket changes. ... Read more

    $28.15 AUD

  • Demystifying Quantum Computers for the Curious Bystander

    by Robert N Keys ...
    Are you curious about quantum computers but don't want to be an expert? Have you read some experts' explanations but struggle to understand them? This short book (about 50 pages) is written particularly for you. It is pitched at the non-technical curious bystander, and aims to provide just the right amount of information to satisfy that curiosity. Indeed the author himself, as a non-technical ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • A Concise History of Computers, Smartphones and the Internet

    by Ernie Dainow ...
    The very first electronic computers were invented at the end of World War II. They were very large machines that could only be used in special air conditioned rooms. Today, almost everybody carries a computer in their pocket, in their mobile phone. How did all this come about in only 70 years?This book is for people who would like to know the answer to this question. It tells this exciting story, ... Read more

    $3.95 AUD

  • Breaking and Entering

    the extraordinary story of a hacker called ‘Alien’

    Hackers know everything about us. We know almost nothing about them. Until now.The hacker now known as Alien entered MIT in 1998, intending to major in aerospace engineering. Almost immediately, she was recruited to join a secret student group scaling walls, breaking into buildings, pulling elaborate pranks, and exploring computer systems. Within a year, one of her hall mates was dead and two ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD