Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging through a datacenter powering everything from Google to Facebook. Infrastructure engineers use a software version of this "chaos monkey" to test online services' robustness--their ability to survive random failure and correct mistakes before they actually occur.
The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive, simple computer that's about the size of a credit card. It has multiple inputs and outputs that make it the foundation for almost a limitless number of projects -- from creating a wi-fi hot spot to an elaborate, programmed LED light show.
Draws on cutting-edge scientific findings regarding human attention to examine the impact of technology on people's lives through the story of college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving.age
Readers will hit the ground running with this concise guide to Skype. The book explains basics such as how to set up an account and how to add friends, family, and other contacts. It also discusses some of the program's more advanced features, such as how to change views, set a particular status, and conduct video and audio-only calls. Readers learn how to parlay the benefits of this free service to stay in touch with personal and business contacts with this easy guide.
"Ripped" tells the story of how the laptop generation created a new grassroots music industry, with the fans and bands rather than the corporations in charge. In this new world, bands aren't just musicmakers but self-contained multimedia businesses; and fans aren't just consumers but distributors and even collaborators.