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            15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius
              

            15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius (Paperback)

            By Monk, Simon

            • RRP: $56.99
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            15 mad electronics projects--ray guns, laser turrets, security beams, magnetic levitators, and more!

            ISBN 9780071755672
            Released NZ 3 May 2011
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Electronics
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            Schaum's Outline of Basic Circuit Analysis, Second Edition
             

            Schaum's Outline of Basic Circuit Analysis, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By O'Malley, John

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $37.00
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            'Schaum's Outlines' present all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

            ISBN 9780071756433
            Released NZ 27 Jan 2011
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Schaum's Outline Series
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            A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers
              

            A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd New edition)

            By Jones, Graham; Other primary creator National Association Of Broadcasters

            • RRP: $79.99
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            Explains emerging digital technologies revolutionizing the industry. This work also covers: principles for those who really are starting from scratch; information on ATSC digital television standards and implementation; TV studio operations HD and SD systems, video servers, non-l...inear editing, electronic news rooms; and more.
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            ISBN 9780240807003
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780415733397
            Released NZ 19 May 2005
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Alien Invaders, Ninjas, and Zombies

            How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Alien Invaders, Ninjas, and Zombies (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Wilson, Daniel H.

            • RRP: $24.99
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            With the advice contained in this brilliantly illustrated book (How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Alien Invaders, Ninjas, and Zombies), readers can build their own robot army to fend off hordes of bloodthirsty foes. From common-sense injunctions to... tactical pointers, this book contains all the information on how to fend off the coming apocalypse.
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            ISBN 9781596912816
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2008
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond

            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond (Hardback)

            By Susskind, Daniel

            • RRP: $50.00
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            From the spinning jenny to the combustion engine to the first computer, new technologies have always led workers to panic about being replaced by machines, and yet these fears have always been misplaced. In the past, new technology has always complemented the work of humans. In A... World Without Work, award-winning economist Daniel Susskind shows why this time, with the rise of artificial intelligence, it will be different. The threat is real, but we haven't been asking the right questions about exactly what is at stake. Drawing on almost a decade of research into this topic, Susskind argues that a realistic vision of the future is not one in which machines do everything, but rather in which they do more. As they slowly, but relentlessly, take on more and more tasks, human beings will be forced to retreat to the shrinking set of activities that machines cannot do. And, as we move through the 21st century, the demand for the work of humans is likely to wither away. Yet Susskind reminds us that this technological progress will solve one of mankind's oldest problems - how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. The challenge now is to properly share out this new economic prosperity, constrain the burgeoning political power of Big Tech, and provide meaning in a world with less work. A World Without Work is an innovative, authoritative and optimistic guide to how we can rise to the challenge of automation. The task ahead, Susskind shows us, is to build a world where everyone can flourish.
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            ISBN 9780241321096
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

            The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mitnick, Kevin D.; Vamosi, Robert; Foreword by Hypponen, Mikko

            • RRP: $27.99
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            Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.

            ISBN 9780316380522
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age General Audience
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            SAM: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build

            SAM: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build (Hardback)

            By Waldman, Jonathan

            • RRP: $52.99
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            A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers--far from the Silicon Valley limelight--and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay bricks. Humans have landed men on the moon, programmed cars to drive t...hemselves, and put the knowledge of our entire civilization in your back pocket. But no one--from MIT nerds to Army Corps engineers--has ever built a robot that can lay bricks as well as a mason. Unlike the controlled conditions of a factory line, where robots are now ubiquitous, no two construction sites are alike, and a day's work involves countless variables--bricks that range in size and quality, temperamental mortar mixes, uneven terrain, fickle weather, and moody foremen. Twenty-five years ago, on a challenging construction job in Syracuse, architect Nate Podkaminer had a vision of a future full of efficient, automated machines that freed men from the repetitive, toilsome burden of laying bricks. (Bricklayers lift the equivalent of a Ford truck every few days.) Offhandedly, he mentioned the idea to his daughter's boyfriend, and after some inspired scheming, the architect and engineer--soon to be in-laws--cofounded a humble startup called Construction Robotics. Working out of a small trailer, they recruited a boldly unconventional team of engineers to build the Semi-Automated Mason: SAM. In classic American tradition, a small, unlikely, and eccentric family-run startup sought to reimagine the behemoth $10 billion construction industry--the second biggest industry in America--in bootstrap fashion. In the tradition of Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine, SAM unfolds as an engineering drama, full of trials and setbacks, heated showdowns between meticulous scientists and brash bricklayers (and their even more opinionated union), and hard-earned milestone achievements. Jonathan Waldman, acclaimed author of Rust, brings readers inside the world of the renegade company revolutionizing the
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            ISBN 9781501140594
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships and Lasting Happiness

            Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships and Lasting Happiness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Perlmutter, David

            • RRP: $34.99
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            The Happy Brain reveals the dangers of consumption culture to our mental and cognitive health, and offers diet and lifestyle interventions to heal the brain.

            ISBN 9781529315561
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI

            Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brockman, John

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            Science world luminary John Brockman assembles twenty-five of the most important scientific minds, people who have been thinking about the field artificial intelligence for most of their careers, for an unparalleled round-table examination about mind, thinking, intelligence and w...hat it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is today's story--the story behind all other stories. It is the Second Coming and the Apocalypse at the same time: Good AI versus evil AI. --John Brockman More than sixty years ago, mathematician-philosopher Norbert Wiener published a book on the place of machines in society that ended with a warning: we shall never receive the right answers to our questions unless we ask the right questions.... The hour is very late, and the choice of good and evil knocks at our door. In the wake of advances in unsupervised, self-improving machine learning, a small but influential community of thinkers is considering Wiener's words again. In Possible Minds, John Brockman gathers their disparate visions of where AI might be taking us. The fruit of the long history of Brockman's profound engagement with the most important scientific minds who have been thinking about AI--from Alison Gopnik and David Deutsch to Frank Wilczek and Stephen Wolfram--Possible Minds is an ideal introduction to the landscape of crucial issues AI presents. The collision between opposing perspectives is salutary and exhilarating; some of these figures, such as computer scientist Stuart Russell, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, and physicist Max Tegmark, are deeply concerned with the threat of AI, including the existential one, while others, notably robotics entrepreneur Rodney Brooks, philosopher Daniel Dennett, and bestselling author Steven Pinker, have a very different view. Serious, searching and authoritative, Possible Minds lays out the intellectual landscape of one of the most important topics of our time.
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            ISBN 9780525558019
            Released NZ 26 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology

            Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Newport, Cal

            • RRP: $38.00
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            'A presence on the page, Newport is exceptional in the realm of self-help authors' - New York Times 'Cal Newport is a clear voice in a sea of noise, bringing science and passion in equal measure' - Seth Godin, entrepreneur and author of Purple Cow 'A compelling case for cultivati...ng intense focus, and offers immediately actionable steps for infusing more of it into our lives' - Adam Grant, author of Originals on Deep Work Turn off notifications, don't bring your smartphone into the bedroom, check Twitter less often. Chances are you've already heard these tips intended to help control your digital addiction. But they aren't enough. In Digital Minimalism, computer science professor Cal Newport provides a radical new solution to help us embrace and not be enslaved by technology: a 30 day digital detox. Newport explains how to use this offline period to evaluate what we want to use the Internet for so that when we come back online, we spend our time wisely on a small number of carefully crafted activities that connect us to things and people we truly value. With easily implementable tips and practices like replacing web surfing with reading rituals, scheduling when we use digital tools (not when we take breaks from them), never leaving or reading comments on social media, and focusing on creation not consumption, you'll learn how to use and integrate technology into a life well-lived. Read Digital Minimalism and you'll never again sacrifice your productivity to clickbait, or lose 40 minutes of your evening to Instagram.
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            ISBN 9780241341131
            Released NZ 19 Feb 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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