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  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

    Blockchain Technologies, #1

    by rodney cannon ...
    series Blockchain Technologies #1
    What do you need to know about Bitcoin, other crytocurrencies and the technology behind it known as Blockchain technology. While the world has been surprised and amazed at the growth of bitcoin and other crytocurrencies the real story may be Blockchain technology. This technology could not only change the way that we look at money, but more aspects of your life than you could possibly imagine.In ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Against the Web

    A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right

    Michael Brooks takes on the new "Intellectual Dark Web." As the host of The Michael Brooks Show and co-host of the Majority Report, he lets his understanding of the new media environment direct his analysis of the newly risen conservative rebels who have taken YouTube by storm. Brooks provides a theoretically rigorous but accessible critique of the most prominent "renegades" including Sam Harris, ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • How to Do Nothing

    Resisting the Attention Economy

    by Jenny Odell ...
    ** A New York Times Bestseller **NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Time • The New Yorker • NPR • GQ • Elle • Vulture • Fortune • Boing Boing • The Irish Times • The New York Public Library • The Brooklyn Public Library**"A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging politica... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Digital Minimalism

    Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

    by Cal Newport ...
    **A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller"Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life."--Ezra Klein, VoxMinimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Facebook

    The Inside Story

    by Steven Levy ...
    One of the Best Technology Books of 2020—Financial Times“Levy’s all-access Facebook reflects the reputational swan dive of its subject. . . . The result is evenhanded and devastating.”—San Francisco Chronicle“[Levy’s] evenhanded conclusions are still damning.”—Reason“[He] doesn’t shy from asking the tough questions.”—The Washington Post“Reminds yo... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • A Deadly Wandering

    A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age

    by Matt Richtel ...
    "Deserves a spot next to Fast Food Nation and To Kill a Mockingbird in America’s high school curriculums. To say it may save lives is self-evident.” —New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: San Francisco Chronicle, Chrisitian Science Monitor, Kirkus, Winnipeg Free PressOne of the decade's most original and masterfully reported books, A ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • An Executive Summary of Ben Way's 'Jobocalypse: The End of Human Jobs and How Robots Will Replace Them'

    A full executive summary of Jobocalypse: The End of Human Jobs and How Robots Will Replace Them by Ben Way. This is not a chapter-by-chapter summary. Rather, the author takes an holistic approach, reorganizing and breaking down the content for easier understanding where necessary, and cutting out the repetition. Sample summaries by the author are available here: http://newbooksinbrief.com/free ... Read more

    $2.50 USD

  • What Technology Wants

    by Kevin Kelly ...
    From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potentialThis provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • The Techno-Human Condition

    A provocative analysis of what it means to be human in an era of incomprehensible technological complexity and change.In The Techno-Human Condition, Braden Allenby and Daniel Sarewitz explore what it means to be human in an era of incomprehensible technological complexity and change. They argue that if we are to have any prospect of managing that complexity, we will need to escape the shackles of ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Pursuit of Loneliness

    America's Discontent and the Search for a New Democratic Ideal

    by Philip Slater ...
    In a classic indictment of American individualism and isolationism, Philip Slater analyzes the great ills of modern society-violence, competitiveness, inequality, and the national 'addiction' to technology. ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Social Physics

    How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter

    by Alex Pentland ...
    From one of the world’s leading data scientists, a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influenceIf the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT’s Alex “Sandy” Pentland. Over years of groundbreaking experiments, he has distilled remarkable discoveries significant enough to become the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains

    An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology that Powers Them (Cryptography, Crypto Trading, Digital Assets, NFT)

    by Antony Lewis ...
    Understand Bitcoin, Blockchains, and Cryptocurrency“Antony helps us all clearly understand the mechanics of bitcoin and blockchain.” ―Rob Findlay, Founder, Next Money#1 Best Seller in Investing Derivatives and Natural Resource Extraction Industry, Futures Trading, Banks & Banking, Energy & Mining, Monetary Policy, and Computers & TechnologyThere’s a lot written on cryptocurrency and blockchains. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $8.69 USD

  • You Are Not a Gadget

    by Jaron Lanier ...
    A NATIONAL BESTSELLERA programmer, musician, and father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier was a pioneer in digital media, and among the first to predict the revolutionary changes it would bring to our commerce and culture. Now, with the Web influencing virtually every aspect of our lives, he offers this provocative critique of how digital design is shaping society, for better and for ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Our Robots, Ourselves

    Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

    **“[An] essential book… it is required reading as we seriously engage one of the most important debates of our time.”—Sherry Turkle, author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital AgeFrom drones to Mars rovers—an exploration of the most innovative use of robots today and a provocative argument for the crucial role of humans in our increasingly technological future.**In Our ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Technopoly

    The Surrender of Culture to Technology

    by Neil Postman ...
    In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it—with radical consequences for the meanings of politics, art, education, intelligence, and truth. ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • System Error

    Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot

    "System Error is a triumph: an analysis of the critical challenges facing our digital society that is as accessible as it is sophisticated." — Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New AmericaA forward-thinking manifesto from three Stanford professors—experts who have worked at ground zero of the tech revolution for decades—which reveals how big tech’s obsession with optimization and efficiency has ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Accidental Billionaires

    The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal

    by Ben Mezrich ...
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER“The Social Network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires.” —The New York TimesBest friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University’s elite, competitive, and accomplished student body. Then, in 2003, Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s computers, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $10.99 USD

  • Physics of the Future

    How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

    by Michio Kaku ...
    Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100.In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

    The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

    The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Fotografía y dispositivos móviles: Escenarios de un nuevo paradigma visual

    series Humanidades Digitales
    "La presente compilación tiene como objetivo esbozar los escenarios de un nuevo paradigma visual expresado en el incesante uso de la fotografía en dispositivos móviles, entendido como un fenómeno de la cultura visual contemporánea, que pone de relieve la importancia de la imagen en la construcción de la vida digital.La fotografía móvil reconfigura los valores tradicionales de la creación, ... Read more

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  • The Four

    The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERUSA TODAY BESTSELLERAmazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong.**For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway.Instead of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Work Rules!

    Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

    by Laszlo Bock ...
    From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work -- and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed."We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Console Wars

    Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

    Now a documentary on CBS All Access.Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Inevitable

    Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

    by Kevin Kelly ...
    **A New York Times BestsellerFrom one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives**Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $4.99 USD