Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited

By Andrew Feenberg

Completely revised, this re-creation of Critical conception of Technology rethinks the relationships among expertise, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor--as good as of many environmental, academic, and political systems--is rooted within the social values that preside over technological improvement. It includes fabrics on political thought, however the emphasis has shifted to mirror a becoming curiosity within the fields of know-how and cultural reviews.

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Database of Piano Chords: An Engineering View of Harmony

By Ana M. Barbancho, Isabel Barbancho, Lorenzo J. Tardón, Emilio Molina

Database of Piano Chords: An Engineering View of concord incorporates a certain database of piano chords constructed completely for song examine reasons, and descriptions the major merits to utilizing this dataset to additional one’s learn. The publication additionally describes the actual bases of the occidental song chords and the effect utilized in the detection and transcription of the track, permitting researchers to in detail comprehend the development of every occidental chord. the net database includes greater than 275,000 chords with diverse levels of polyphony and with diverse enjoying types. jointly, the database and the e-book are a useful device for researchers during this box.

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Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques

By Gebre Waddell

Learn the paintings audio mastering

"Gebre Waddell covers this all-important topic in higher intensity than has ever been performed in a book." -- Dave Collins, gaining knowledge of engineer for The Nightmare prior to Christmas, Jurassic Park, Soundgarden, warfare, Ben Harper, and others

"Gebre presents scholars and educators with all of the useful suggestion and hands-on instruments they should be successful." -- Jeffrey Rabhan, Chair of the hot York college Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

Written by means of a certified studying engineer, this particular advisor finds world-class equipment for providing broadcast-ready masters. In Complete Audio getting to know: functional Techniques, Gebre Waddell of Stonebridge studying explains each step within the strategy, from room and equipment configuration to distribution of the ultimate product. tips on how to placed the ultimate sheen in your mixes, paintings with DAWs, tweak loudness, use equalizers and compressors, and deal with sequencing and fades. you will additionally get assistance for beginning and working your individual learning studio.

Features complete insurance of:

  • Mastering recommendations and gear
  • Room setup and speaker placement
  • Session workflow and association
  • DAWs and audio interfaces
  • Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters
  • Loudness optimization and dynamics
  • Digital and analog EQs and filters
  • Professional compressors and limiters
  • Fades, crossfades, spacing, and sequencing
  • Red booklet CD, WAV, MP3, and DDP formats

Includes insights from the world’s finest specialists in audio learning, including:
-- Robin Schmidt of 24-96 Mastering
-- Scott Hull of Masterdisk
-- Jaakko Viitalähde of Virtalähde Mastering
-- Dave Hill of Crane track, Ltd., and Dave Hill Designs
-- Brad Blackwood of Euphonic Masters
-- Pieter Stenekes of Sonoris Software
-- Cornelius Gould of Omnia Audio
-- Jeff Powell, Grammy award–winning engineer; direct vinyl move engineer; engineer for Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Dylan, and others
-- David A. Hoatson of Lynx Studio know-how, Inc.

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Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

By P. W. Singer

In stressed for warfare, P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in army affairs because the atom bomb: the sunrise of robot struggle. we're at the cusp of an immense shift in army expertise that threatens to make actual the stuff of I, robotic and The Terminator. mixing historic proof with interviews of an amaz­ing forged of characters, Singer exhibits how know-how is altering not only how wars are fought, but in addition the politics, economics, legislation, and the ethics that encompass warfare itself. traveling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern day "skunk works" in the course of suburbia, stressed out for struggle will tantalise a large readership, from army buffs to coverage wonks to gearheads.

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Barbarism (Continuum Impacts)

Barbarism represents acritique, from the point of view of Michel Henry's designated philosophy of existence, ofthe expanding power of technological know-how and know-how to ruin the roots ofculture and the price of the person person. For Henry, barbarismis the results of a devaluation of human lifestyles and tradition which may betraced again to the unfold of quantification, the clinical process andtechnology over all features of contemporary lifestyles. The publication develops a compellingcritique of capitalism, expertise and schooling and gives a powerfulinsight into the political implications of Henry's paintings. It additionally opens up a newdialogue with different influential cultural critics, corresponding to Marx, Husserl, and Heidegger.

First released in French in 1987, Barbarismaroused nice curiosity in addition to virulent feedback. this present day the bookreveals what for Henry is a merciless truth: the tragic feeling of powerlessnessexperienced through the classy individual. primarily he argues for the importanceof returning to philosophy with a purpose to examine the basis factors ofbarbarism in our world.

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Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

By Stan Gibilisco

UNDERSTAND, keep, AND enhance AND digital structures at your residence AND AUTO

If you have ever felt misplaced while picking out a house leisure approach, puzzled the way to try out an electric outlet to work out if it is grounded, or wondered over tips to make the wireless within the lounge succeed in the back―then this publication is for you! Making daily Electronics paintings: A homemade Guide explains how electrical energy works and indicates you ways to maintain the electronics and electric platforms round your house.

Save money and time by way of doing all of your personal electric diagnostics with aid from this sensible source! the way to degree electric present energy, attempt for electromagnetic interference, and hint disasters in circuits. store energy or even substitute your present energy resource with substitute types of power. and do not permit a tangle of cables and an alphabet-soup of electronics phrases preserve you from fitting a brand new leisure method. you are going to examine all of the functional info you want to comprehend during this easy-to-understand book!

  • Learn the fundamentals of electronics--DC/AC, batteries, energy provides, electromagnetics, semiconductors, electronic good judgment, taking electric measurements, and extra
  • Assemble a realistic workbench and procure crucial instruments for DIY checking out and maintenance
  • Manage your breaker or fuse field, circuits, and shops
  • Explore replacement electrical energy assets equivalent to turbines, gas cells, and sun, wind, and hydro energy
  • Learn how your vehicle or truck's electric process works
  • Successfully arrange a hi-fi stereo, television, or domestic theater process
  • Resolve issues of interference between instant devices

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Linux in a Nutshell

By Robert Love

Everything you must learn about Linux is during this ebook. Written by way of Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Robert Love, and Arnold Robbins -- individuals with years of lively participation within the Linux neighborhood -- Linux in a Nutshell, 6th variation, completely covers programming instruments, procedure and community management instruments, the shell, editors, and LILO and GRUB boot loaders.

This up-to-date version deals a tighter specialize in Linux process necessities, in addition to extra insurance of latest services similar to virtualization, instant community administration, and revision keep watch over with git. It additionally highlights an important thoughts for utilizing the sizeable variety of Linux instructions. you will discover many useful new information and methods during this reference, no matter if you are new to this working approach or were utilizing it for years.

  • Get the Linux instructions for process management and community management
  • Use enormous quantities of an important shell instructions to be had on Linux
  • Understand the Bash shell command-line interpreter
  • Search and technique textual content with typical expressions
  • Manage your servers through virtualization with Xen and VMware
  • Use the Emacs textual content editor and improvement setting, in addition to the vi, ex, and vim text-manipulation tools
  • Process textual content documents with the sed editor and the gawk programming language
  • Manage resource code with Subversion and git

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RFID and the Internet of Things (Iste)

RFID (Radio Frequency id) know-how enables automated identity of data contained in a tag through scanning and interrogation utilizing radio frequency (RF) waves.
An RFID tag comprises an antenna and a microchip that enables it to transmit and obtain. This know-how is a potential substitute to using barcodes, that are usually insufficient within the face of quick development within the scale and complexity of just-in-time stock specifications, neighborhood and overseas alternate, and rising new tools of exchange in keeping with it. Use of RFID tags will most likely finally turn into as common as barcodes today.
This e-book describes the applied sciences used for implementation of RFID: from undefined, verbal exchange protocols, cryptography, to purposes (including digital product codes, or EPC) and middleware.
The 5 components of this e-book will give you the reader with a close description of all of the parts that make up a RFID approach this day, together with scorching subject matters resembling the privateness issues, and the net of items.

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Killer UX Design

By Jodie Moule

Today, expertise is used to shift, sway and alter attitudes and behaviour. This creates remarkable possibilities and demanding situations for designers. If we wish to create services that experience the facility to coach humans in order that they could reside higher lives, or aid to lessen the time humans take to do convinced initiatives, we first want an figuring out of ways those humans imagine and paintings - what makes them "tick"

The premise of this booklet is the necessity to know how humans "behave"; their conduct, motivators and drivers, as a severe method to greater comprehend what a good patron event on your viewers seems like, facilitating greater layout judgements. The ebook will lead you from realizing habit, to extracting buyer insights that could release you into the layout of anything that makes a distinction to people's lives - all awarded in a enjoyable, functional and non-academic way.

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Neurotechnology: Premises, Potential, and Problems (Advances in Neurotechnology)

By James Giordano

New applied sciences that let us to enquire mechanisms and services of the mind have proven significant promise in treating mind ailment and damage. those rising applied sciences additionally offer a method to evaluate and control human realization, cognitions, feelings, and behaviors, bringing with them the capability to remodel society. Neurotechnology: Premises, capability, and Problems explores the technical, ethical, felony, and sociopolitical concerns that come up in and from today’s purposes of neuroscience and know-how and discusses their implications for the future.

Some of the problems raised during this thought-provoking quantity include:

  • Neurotechnology in schooling: an enablement, a remedy, or an enhancement?
  • The capability and barriers of neuroimaging expertise in deciding on sufferer prognoses
  • Tissue implantation expertise as a fashion of engendering custom-made medicine
  • Neuroprostheses: recovery of services of the disabled vs. enhancement to transhuman capabilities
  • Deep mind stimulation and its use in restoring, keeping, or altering sufferers’ own identity
  • The profit and hazard of cognitive functionality tools
  • Cyborg expertise and its capability to alter our imaginative and prescient of humanity
  • Methodologies for decreasing the chance of neurotechnology’s influence on moral, felony, and social issues

With contributions from a world staff of specialists engaged on the leading edge of neurotechnology, this quantity lays the basis to understand the moral, felony, and social facets of the technology in ways in which continue velocity with this speedily progressing field.

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