New Arrivals · Computers & Software

November 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

@WAR : the rise of the military-Internet complex

November 18, 2014
Harris, Shane.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
xxiv, 263 pages ; 24 cm
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
The first cyber war -- RTRG -- Building the cyber army -- The internet is a battlefield -- The enemy among us -- The mercenaries -- Cops become spies -- "Another Manhattan Project" -- Buckshot Yankee -- The secret sauce -- The corporate counterstrike -- Spring awakening -- The business of defense -- At the dawn.
The United States military now views cyberspace as the "fifth domain" of warfare, alongside land, air, sea, and space. The Pentagon, the National Security Agency, and the CIA field teams of hackers who launch cyber strikes against enemy targets--and amass staggering quantities of personal information on all of us. These same virtual warriors, along with a growing band of private-sector counterparts, are charged with defending us against the vast array of criminals, terrorists, and foreign governments who attack us with ever-increasing frequency and effectiveness. Journalist Shane Harris infiltrates the frontlines of this fifth domain, explaining how and why government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Microsoft to collect huge amounts of information and launch private cyber wars. The military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace, and Harris offers a penetrating and unnerving view of this partnership. Finally, he details the welter of opportunities and threats that the mushrooming "military-Internet complex" poses for our personal freedoms, our economic security, and the future of our nation.--From publisher description.

3D printing for artists, designers and makers

November 14, 2014
Hoskins, Steve, author.
143 pages : illustrations (mostly colour) ; 25 cm
Preface -- Introduction -- The history of 3d printing in relation to the visual arts -- An overview of current 3d printing technologies, what each offers and how they might develop in the future -- Crafts and craftspeople -- The Fine Arts -- Design and Designers : case studies from contemporary designers -- The public face of 3D printing and its future in the arts : animators, hackspaces, geeks and fashion designers -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Interview questionaire -- Index.
"Rapidly gaining popular attention, 3D printing is viewed as the next life changing technology. This book explains how the creative industries are directly interfacing with this new technology and how it is changing the practices of many artists and designers across the globe. A selection of case studies of leading practitioners in their respective disciplines reveals this fascinating process in action. The book also introduces the groundbreaking research by Stephen Hoskins and his 3D team at the Centre for Fine Print Research, world leaders in the development of techniques for 3D printing in ceramics, and includes a history of 3D printing, from its origins in aerospace to its current, diverse applications in bio-medics and Formula One racing, through to furniture design and jewellery"--Cover page 4.

Fabricated : the new world of 3D printing

November 14, 2014
Lipson, Hod.
xiv, 302 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Everything is becoming science fiction -- A machine that can make almost anything : Printing three-dimensional things ; The ten principles of 3D printing -- Nimble manufacturing: good, fast, and cheap : Somewhere between mass production and the local farmer's market ; The blank canvas of the 21st century -- Tomorrow's economy of printable products : Like ants with factories ; The experience economy ; A future economy of printable products -- Printing in layers : A manufacturing process at heart ; Two families of printers ; Cleaning up design files ; The raw materials -- Design software, the digital canvas : A word processor for drawing ; Today's design software ; What you design is not (necessarily) what you print ; The next generation of design software: digital capture -- Bioprinting in "living ink" : The printer of youth ; Tissue engineering ; CAD for the body ; The future -- Digital cuisine : Digital gastronomy ; Feeding the quantified self ; Processed food -- A factory in the classroom : Make to learn: children's engineering ; Not a national crisis ... but learning should be enjoyable ; Now let's see you draw that abstract equation on a graph ; Barriers to classroom adoption ; The road ahead -- Unleashing a new aesthetic : Computers that act like nature ; Printing wavy walls and custom gargoyles -- Green, clean manufacturing : A tale of two plastic toys ; Greener manufacturing ; 3D printing a more beautiful landfill -- Ownership, safety, and new legal frontiers : Printing weapons, drugs, and shoddy products ; Rip, mix, and burn physical things ; Exclusivity vs. the freedom to innovate -- Designing the future : Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. ; A bicycle for our imagination ; The language of shapes ; Changing the shape of design tools -- The next episode of 3D printing : The three episodes of 3D printing ; Cofabrication of multiple materials ; Moving from printing passive parts to active systems ; The final episode--from analog to digital ; Machines making machines.
This book tells the story of 3D printers, humble manufacturing machines that are bursting out of the factory and into schools, kitchens, hospitals, even onto the fashion catwalk. The book describes the emerging world of printable products, where people design and 3D print their own creations as easily as they edit an online document. A 3D printer transforms digital information into a physical object by carrying out instructions from an electronic design file, or "blueprint."

A beginner's guide to 3D printing : 14 simple toy designs to get you started

November 6, 2014
Rigsby, Mike, 1950- author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2014]
vii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A Beginner's Guide to 3D Printing is the perfect resource for those who would like to experiment with 3D design and manufacturing, but have little or no technical experience with the standard software. Author Mike Rigsby leads readers step-by-step through 15 simple toy projects, each illustrated with screen caps of Autodesk 123D Design, the most common free 3D software available. The projects are later described using Sketchup, another free popular software package. Beginning with basics projects that will take longer to print than design, readers are then given instruction on more advanced toys, including a baking-powder submarine, a train with expandable track, a multipiece airplane, a rubber band-powered car, and a noise-making push toy with froggy eyes. Once trained in the basics of computer-aided design, readers will be able to embark on even more elaborate projects of their own creation"-- Provided by publisher.

Countdown to Zero Day : Stuxnet and the launch of the world's first digital weapon

November 4, 2014
Zetter, Kim.
New York : Crown Publishers, 2014.
433 pages ; 25 cm
"This story of the virus that destroyed Iran's nuclear centrifuges, by top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter, shows that the door has been opened on a new age of warfare--one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb dropped from an airplane"-- Provided by publisher.

Murach's Java servlets and JSP

October 29, 2014
Murach, Joel, 1968-
Fresno, CA : : Mike Murach & Associates, c2014.
xx, 744 p. : ill. 26 cm.
Includes index.
"Training and Reference"--Cover.

The ultimate unofficial guide to Minecraft® strategies : everything you need to know to build, explore, attack, and survive in the world of Minecraft

October 21, 2014
Instructables (Firm), author.
ix, 165 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Basic gameplay -- Fun structures -- Unique objects -- Minecraft IRL -- Minecraft toys -- Minecraft fashion/wearables.

The best American infographics.

October 14, 2014
Boston : Mariner Books, 2013-
v. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Showcases top-selected examples of data visualization from the past year representing virtually all print and electronic media, offering insight into the present-day convergence of art and knowledge as it influences politics, culture and other arenas.

How to find your family history in newspapers

October 10, 2014
Cooke, Lisa Louise, author.
156 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Newspapers : an exciting and exasperating record group -- What to look for in newspapers -- Top 10 tips to remember before starting your search -- The newspaper search process -- How to identify newspapers that meet your criteria : start with the big picture -- Online digitized newspaper collections : free and paid -- Portal websites : the key to finding 'hard-to-find' newspapers online and offline -- Need more help? : here's who you should ask -- African American newspapers -- Caring for newspaper clippings -- Putting it to bed -- United States newspaper websites -- International newspaper websites -- Heritage Quest Online participating libraries.
The author presents information about how to research family history in newspapers, along with her expert advice and tips for both hands-on and online genealogical research in newspapers.

Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age

October 9, 2014
Essinger, James, 1957-
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2014]
xvi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Behind every great man, there's a great woman; no other adage more aptly describes the relationship between Charles Babbage, the man credited with thinking up the concept of the programmable computer, and mathematician Ada Lovelace, whose contributions, according to Essinger, proved indispensable to Babbage's invention. The Analytical Engine was a series of cogwheels, gear-shafts, camshafts, and power transmission rods controlled by a punch-card system based on the Jacquard loom. Lovelace, the only legitimate child of English poet Lord Byron, wrote extensive notes about the machine, including an algorithm to compute a long sequence of Bernoulli numbers, which some observers now consider to be the world's first computer program.

The complete beginner's guide to genealogy, the Internet, and your genealogy computer program

October 9, 2014
Clifford, Karen.
Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub. Co., c2011.
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Principles of success for the family historian -- Organizing family information -- Becoming acquainted with your genealogy program -- Why document? -- Printing your records -- Your family history notebook -- Developing a sense of our ancestors' environment -- Resolving conflict -- State vital records offices, public libraries, courthouses and local repositories -- Resources of the Family History Library -- Major databases of the Family History Library -- Using local Family History Centers -- National Archives and Regional Records Services Facilities -- Census records between 1850 and 1930 -- Analysis and goal setting -- Sharing your family history research.
The modern world of genealogy combines the traditional methods of research with the awesome power of computers and the Internet, a combination so powerful that it has transformed the way we do genealogy. The purpose of this book is to instruct the researcher in this new methodology, tying the fundamentals of genealogical research to the infrastructrue of computers and Web sites. In other words, it is a manual for modern genealogy designed for the beginner but useful even to the most seasoned researcher.

Virtually human : the promise--and the peril--of digital immortality

October 7, 2014
Rothblatt, Martine Aliana, 1954- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2014].
xiv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness--simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology--becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the world's most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics. Bina48 is a nascent Mindclone of Martine's wife that can engage in conversation, answer questions, and even have spontaneous thoughts that are derived from multimedia data in a Mindfile created by the real Bina. If you're active on Twitter or Facebook, share photos through Instagram, or blogging regularly, you're already on your way to creating a Mindfile--a digital database of your thoughts, memories, feelings, and opinions that is essentially a back-up copy of your mind"-- Provided by publisher.

Beginner's guide to digital painting in Photoshop Elements.

October 2, 2014
230 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 30 cm
Includes index.
A step-by-step guide to digital painting in Photoshop that covers the fundamental aspects in an accessible and comprehensive fashion.

The innovators : how a group of inventors, hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution

September 29, 2014
Isaacson, Walter.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
viii, 542 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen"-- Provided by publisher.

Photoshop CC : the missing manual®

September 18, 2014
Snider, Lesa, author.
Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, 2014.
xxxiv, 955 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Covers 2014 release"--Cover.
Photoshop CC guided tour -- Opening, viewing, and saving files -- Layers : the key to nondestructive editing -- Selections : choosing what to edit -- Understanding channels -- Cropping, resizing, and rotating -- Combining images -- Draining, changing, and adding color -- Correcting color and lighting -- Changing reality : removing and repositioning -- The art of sharpening -- Painting in Photoshop -- Drawing with the vector tools -- Creating artistic text -- The wide world of filters -- Photoshop and print -- Photoshop and the web -- Working smarter with actions -- Beyond Photoshop : plug-Ins -- Photoshop and video -- Photoshop and 3D -- Using Adobe Bridge.

Hate crimes in cyberspace

September 17, 2014
Citron, Danielle Keats, 1968-
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2014].
343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Digital hate -- How the Internet's virtues fuel its vices -- The problem of social attitudes -- Civil rights movements, past and present -- What law can and should do now -- Updating the law to enhance the accountability of harassers -- Extending legal reform to site operators and employers -- "Don't break the Internet" and other free speech concerns -- Silicon valley, parents, and schools.

The end of absence : reclaiming what we've lost in a world of constant connection

September 17, 2014
Harris, Michael, 1980 March 12-
New York, New York : Current, 2014.
viii, 243 pages ; 22 cm
Prologue: This can show you everything -- Gathering. This kills that -- Kids these days -- Confession -- Public opinion -- Authenticity -- Breaking away. Attention! -- Memory (the good error) -- Hooking up -- How to absent oneself -- What comes across, what stays behind.
"Only one generation in history (ours) will experience life both with and without the Internet. For everyone who follows us, online life will simply be the air they breathe. Today, we revel in ubiquitous information and constant connection, rarely stopping to consider the implications for our logged-on lives. Michael Harris chronicles this massive shift, exploring what we've gained--and lost--in the bargain. In [his] book, Harris argues that our greatest loss has been that of absence itself--of silence, wonder, and solitude"-- Provided by publisher.

Facebook & Twitter for seniors for dummies

September 16, 2014
Collier, Marsha, author.
x, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
This updated guide makes it easy to set up a Facebook or Twitter account to catch up with old friends, communicate with your family, and enjoy your online experience. You'll get hands-on guidance to connecting to the Internet with a computer or mobile device, creating social media accounts and profiles, searching for friends, joining groups, sharing photos and videos, and more. It also covers popular sites where you can read and share opinions on entertainment and travel options, view movies and television shows on your computer or mobile device, and even create your own blog.

Hacking exposed. Web applications : web application security secrets and solutions

September 10, 2014
Scambray, Joel.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2011.
xxvi, 451 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Hacking web apps 101 -- Profiling -- Hacking web platforms -- Attacking web authentication -- Attacking web authorization -- Input injection attacks -- Attacking XML web services -- Attacking web application management -- Hacking web clients -- The Enterprise web application security program -- Web application security checklist -- Web hacking tools and techniques cribsheet.

The smartphone : anatomy of an industry

September 5, 2014
Woyke, Elizabeth.
New York : The New Press, 2014.
296 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
From the Simon to the Blackberry -- Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung -- The smartphone wars -- Assembling a smartphone -- Waste: Money and trash -- Health -- Privacy -- Looking toward the future.
How have smartphones shaped the way we socialize and interact? Who tracks our actions, our preferences, our movements as recorded by our smartphones? These are just some of the questions that journalist Elizabeth Woyke answers in this muckraking expose.

In real life : love, lies & identity in the digital age

August 29, 2014
Schulman, Yaniv, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
244 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"From the host of the MTV show Catfish comes a guide about how to connect with people authentically in today's increasingly digital world. The book explores relationships in the era of social media and the pressing issue of connectivity versus genuine connection. The author provides advice about living and loving in the era of social media." -- Provided by publisher.

Geek sublime : the beauty of code, the code of beauty

August 28, 2014
Chandra, Vikram.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2014.
xiii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Hello, world! -- Learning to write -- The language of logic -- Histories and mythologies -- The code of beauty : Anandavardhana -- The beauty of code -- The code of beauty : Abhinavagupta -- Mythologies and histories -- The language of literature -- Application.Restart().

Galaxy S5 : the missing manual : the book that should have been in the box

August 15, 2014
Gralla, Preston, author.
Sebastopol, Calif. : O 'Reilly, 2014.
xx, 435 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
The missing credits -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 The guided tour -- Chapter 2 Typing, texting, and searching -- Chapter 3 Phone calls -- Chapter 4 Music -- Chapter 5 Camera, photos, and video -- Chapter 6 Maps and navigation -- Chapter 7 Calendar -- Chapter 8 Getting online: WiFi, 3G/4G, and mobile hotspots -- Chapter 9 The web -- Chapter 10 Email and Gmail -- Chapter 11 Facebook, Twitter, Google+, chat and videochat -- Chapter 12 Downloading and using apps -- Chapter 13 Transferring music, videos, pictures and other files, and using group play -- Chapter 14 Taking the Galaxy S5 to work -- Chapter 15 My Magazine, Google Now, and voice search and control -- Chapter 16 Settings -- Appendix A Setup and Signup -- Appendix B Accessories -- Appendix C Troubleshooting and maintenance -- Index.
"Get the most out of Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone right from the start. With clear instructions from technology expert Preston Gralla, this Missing Manual gives you a guided tour of Samsung's new flagship phone, including great new features such as the fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, and Download Booster. You'll get expert tips and tricks for playing music, calling and texting, shooting photos and videos, and even getting some work done,"--back cover.

Wordpress : the missing manual : the book that should have been in the box

August 8, 2014
Macdonald, Matthew.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, [2014]
xiv, 596 pages ; cm.
Includes index.

MacBook for dummies

August 1, 2014
Chambers, Mark L., author.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
p. cm.
Previous edition: 2013.
Includes index.

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