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The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Betwe...
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The remarkable story of rising to the top of the music charts, a second act as a tech pioneer, and the sustaining power of creativity and art. Thomas Dolby's hit songs "She Blinded Me with Science" and "Hyperactive!" catapulted him to international fame in the early '80s. A pioneer of New Wave and Electronica, Thomas combined a love for invention with a passion for music, and the result was a new sound that defined an era of revolutionary music. But as record company politics overshadow the joy of performing, Thomas finds a surprising second act. Starting out in a rat-infested London bedsit, a teenage Thomas Dolby stacks boxes by day at the grocery and tinkers with a homemade synthesizer at night while catching the Police at a local dive bar, swinging by the pub to see the unknown Elvis Costello, and starting the weekend with a Clash show at a small nightclub. London on the eve of the 1980s is a hotbed for music and culture, and a new sound is beginning to take shape, merging technology with the musical energy of punk rock. Thomas plays keyboards in other bands' shows and, with a bit of luck, finds his own style, quickly establishing himself on the scene and recording breakout hits that take radio, MTV, and dance clubs by storm. The world is now his oyster, and sold out arenas, world tours, even a friendship with Michael Jackson become the fabric of his life. But as the record industry flounders and disillusionment sets in, Thomas turns his attention to Hollywood. Scoring films and computer games eventually leads him to Silicon Valley and a software start-up that turns up the volume on the digital music revolution. His company barely survives the dot-com bubble, but finally even the mavericks at Apple, Microsoft, Netscape, and Nokia see the light. By 2005 two thirds of the world's mobile phones embed his Beatnik software. Life at the zenith of a tech empire proves to be just as full of big personalities, battling egos, and roller-coas 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Dolby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028057/bk_adbl_028057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 19.02.2020
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Current Trends in Computer Science and Mechanic...
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Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface / Wang, Shawn X. -- Introduction of keynote speakers -- Part I: Computer Science and Information Technology I -- Research and Development of Upper Limb Rehabilitation Training Robot / Chen, Yan-zhao / Zhang, Yu-wei -- K-mer Similarity: a Rapid Similarity Search Algorithm for Probe Design / Cui, Xiao-fei / Wang, Ya-dong / Quan, Guang-ri / Xu, Yong-dong -- Research and Prospects of Large-scale Online Education Pattern / Zhang, Hong / Zhang, Ling-ling -- New LebiD2 for Cold-Start / Dali, Lebi Jean Marc / Qin, Zhi-guang -- An Efficient Recovery Method of Encrypted Word Document / Zhang, Li-jun / Yu, Fei / Ji, Qing-bing -- A Short Reads Alignment Algorithm Oriented to Massive Data / Li, Gao-yang / Wang, Kai / Zeng, Yu-kun / Quan, Guang-ri -- Based on the Mobile Terminal and Clearing System for Real-time Monitoring of the AD Exposure / Song, Yan-nan / Liu, Shi / Zhang, Chun-yan / Ji, Wei / Qi, Ji -- Star-shaped SPARQL Query Optimization on Column-family Overlapping Storage / Lin, Li-ming / Liu, Guang-cao / Wang, Yan / Lu, Wei -- Assembly Variation Analysis based on Deviation Matrix / Lv, Zhen-yu / Zhang, Xu / Ming, Wei / Li, Peng -- Design and Realization of Undergraduate Teaching Workload Calculation System Based on LabVIEW / Xu, Yan / Chang, Rui / Wang, Ya-fei -- Smooth Test for Multivariate Normality of Innovations in the Vector Autoregressive Model / Su, Yan / Zhong, Yi-Shu -- Research on the Privacy-Preserved Mechanism of Supercomputer Systems / Yang, Bi-kuan / Liu, Guang-ming -- Reliability Evaluation Model for China’s Geolocation Databases / Lin, Jiu-chuan / Wang, Yong-jian / Xi, Rong-rong / Cui, Lei / Hao, Zhi-yu -- Using Local Library Function in Binary Translation / Tan, Jie / Pang, Jian-min / Lu, Shuai-bing -- Type Recognition of Small Size Aircrafts in Remote Sensing Images based on Weight Optimization of Feature Fusion and Voting Decision of Multiple Classifiers / Cheng, Kai / Song, Fei / Qin, Shiyin -- Research of User Credit Rating Analysis Technology based on CART Algorithm / Hu, Bo / Jin, Yu-kun / Gu, Wan-jiang / Liu, Jun / Qin, Hua-qin / Chen, Chong / Wang, Ying-yu -- Research of the Influence of 3D Printing Speed on Printing Dimension / Chen, Cong-ping / Ran, Yan-hua / Huang, Jie-guang / Hu, Qiong / Wang, Xiao-yun -- Research on Docker-based Message Platform in IoT / Zhang, Fan / Yang, Fan -- Research on the Recommendation of Microblog Network Advertisement based on Hybrid Recommendation Algorithm / Yang, Yan-xia -- Fuzz Testing based on Sulley Framework / Guo, Zhong / Li, Nan -- A Risk Assessment Strategy of Distribution Network Based on Random Set Theory / Zhang, Jun / Zhang, Shuang / Liang, Jian / Tian, Bei / Hou, Zan / Liu, Bao-zhu -- A Software Homology Detection based on BP Neural Network / Liu, Rui / Sun, Bo-wen / Tian, Bin / Li, Qi -- Image Small Target Detection based on Deep Learning with SNR Controlled Sample Generation / Liu, Ming / Du, Hao-yuan / Zhao, Yue-jin / Dong, Li-quan / Hui, Mei -- Agricultural Product Price Forecast based on Shortterm Time Series Analysis Techniques / Zhang, Yi-xin / Sun, Wen-sheng -- The Correction of Software Network Model based on Node Copy / Zhao, Xiao-lin / Xue, Jing-feng / Zhang, Qi / Wang, Zi-yang -- A Linguistic Multi-criteria Decision Making Method based on the Attribute Discrimination Ability / Wang, Wei-ping / Liu, Fang -- Part II: Computer Science and Information Technology II -- The Reverse Position Fingerprint Recognition Algorithm / Yang, Gui-fu / Xu, Xiao-yu / Liu, Wei-shuo / Pu, Cheng-lin / Yao, Lu / Zhang, Jing-bo / Liu, Zhen-bang -- Global Mean Square Exponential Stability of Memristor-Based Stochastic Neural Networks with Time-Varying Delays / Xu, Xiao-Lin -- Research on Classified Check of Metadata of Digital Image based on Fuzzy String Matching / Xie, Zhen-hong -- Quantitative Analysis of C2 Organization Collaborative Performance based on System Dynamics / Duan, Shao-nan / Niu, Yan-jie / Shi, Yao / Mu, Xiao-dong -- Comprehensive Evaluation and Countermeasures of Rural Information Service System Construction in Hengyang / Zhou, Kuai-kuai / Chen, Zheng -- Image Retrieval Algorithm based on Convolutional Neural Network / Huang, Wen-qing / Wu, Qiang -- A Cross-domain Optimal Path Computation / Zhou, Bing / Deng, Juan -- Collaborative Filtering Recommendation Algorithm based on Item Similarity Learning / Liu, Feng / Li, Huan / Ma, Zhu-juan / Zhu, Er-zhou -- The Graph Merge-Clustering Method based on Link Density / Jiang, Huo-wen / Ma, Hai-ying / Xu, Xin-ai -- Person Name Disambiguation by Distinguishing the Importance of Features based on Topological Distance / Qiu, Qing-yun / Luo, Jun-yong / Yin, Mei-juan -- A Security Technology Solution for Power Interactive Software Based on WeChat / Hu, Bo / Jin, Yu-kun / Liu, Jun / Fan, Ai-jun / Ma, Hong-bo / Chen, Chong -- Two-microphones Speech Separation Using Generalized Gaussian Mixture Model / Fan, Miao / Mao, Jia-min / Ding, Jao-gui / Li, Wei-feng -- A Common Algorithm of Construction a New Quantum Logic Gate for Exact Minimization of Quantum Circuits / Li, Zhi-qiang / Chen, Sai / Zhu, Wei / Chen, Han-wu -- A Post-Processing Software Tool for the Hybrid Atomisitc-Continuum Coupling Simulation / Wang, Qian / Ren, Xiao-guang / Xu, Li-yang / Yang, Wen-jing -- Achieve High Availability about Failover in Virtual Machine Cluster / Xu, Jun / Li, Xiao-yong -- Automatic Segmentation of Thorax CT Images with Fully Convolutional Networks / Mao, Kai-peng / Xie, Shi-peng / Shao, Wen-ze -- Application of CS-SVM Algorithm based on Principal Component Analysis in Music Classification / Wang, Yong-jie / Wang, Yi-bo / Du, Dun-wei / Bai, Yan-ping -- A New Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm Using Short-Time Fourier Transform Filtering / Guo, Si-wen / Zuo, Yu / Yan, Tao / Wang, Zuo-cai -- RHOBBS: An Enhanced Hybrid Storage Providing Block Storage for Virtual Machines / Wang, Zhen / Chen, Hao-peng / Hu, Fei -- Part III: Sensors, Instrument and Measurement I -- AIS Characteristic Information Preprocessing & Differential Encoding based on BeiDou Transmission / Zhang, Shang-yue / Wang, Yu-ming / Yu, Zheng-guo -- Modeling of Ship Deformation Measurement based on Single-axis Rotation INS / Li, You / Wang, Xing-shu / Xiong, Hao -- Research on Fault Diagnosis of Satellite Attitude Control System based on the Dedicated Observers / Wang, Mei-ling / Song, Hua / Wei, Chun-ling -- Data Advance Based on Industrial 4.0 Manufacturing System / Yan, Ming-hui / Liu, Yao-he / Guo, Ning / Tang, Hua-cheng -- High Performance PLL base on Nonlinear Phase Frequency Detector and Optimized Charge Pump / Zhai, Hai-tao / Mao, Wen-shen / Liu, Wen-song / Lu, Ya-Di / Tang, Lu -- Accelerated ICP based on linear extrapolation / Luo, Fang-yan -- Studies of falls detection algorithm based on support vector machine / Pei, Li-ran / Jiang, Ping-ping / Yan, Guo-zheng -- Research and Development of Indoor Positioning Geographic Information System based on Web / Guo, Ting-ting / Qiao, Feng / Liu, Ming-zhe / Xu, Ai-dong / Sun, Jun-nan -- Harmonic Distribution Optimization of Surface Rotor Parameters for High-Speed Brushless DC Motor / Fang, Chun / Dou, Man-feng / Tan, Bo / Li, Quan-wu -- Vehicle Motion Detection Algorithm based on Novel Convolution Neural Networks / Gao, Sheng-yang / Jiang, Xian-yang / Tang, Xiang-hong -- The Bank Line Detection in Field Environment Based on Wavelet Decomposition / Li, Yong / Wang, En-de / Duan, Zhi-gang / Cao, Hui / Liu, Xun-qian -- Research on Measurement Method of Harmonics Bilateral Energy / Li, Xiao-ming / Yin, Jia-yue / Xu, Hao-jun / Bi, Chengqiong / Zhu, Li / Deng, Xiao-dong / Ma, Lei-nan -- Traffic Supervision System Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle based on Image Recognition Algorithm / Wang, Long-fei / Zhang, Wei / Chen, Xiang-dong -- Improving the Durability of Micro ER Valves for Braille Displays Using an Elongational Flow Field / Li, Yu-fei / Liu, Ya-yong / Xu, Lu-ning / Han, Li / Shen, Rong / Lu, Kun-quan -- Aircraft Target Detection in Remote Sensing Images towards Air-to-Ground Dynamic Imaging / Wu, Jinxia / Song, Fei / Qin, Shiyin -- A New Third-order Explicit Symplectic Scheme for Hamiltonian Systems / Liu, Xiao-mei / Zhu, Shuai -- Research on Terahertz Scattering Characteristics of the Precession Cone / Yang, Qi / Qin, Yu-liang / Deng, Bin / Wang, Hong-qiang -- Application Development of 3D Gesture Recognition and Tracking Based on the Intel Real Sense Technology Combing with Unity3D and WPF / Cheng, Chun-yu / Sheng, Meng-lin / Yu, Zong-min / Zhang, Wen-xuan / Li, An-qi / Wang, Kai-yu

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 19.02.2020
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Logitech K270 Tastatur RF Wireless QWERTY Schwarz
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Logitech Wireless Keyboard K270 Reliable wireless—wherever you use your keyboard. Small wonder Logitech Unifying receiver—the tiny, wireless receiver that stays in your laptop and lets you add devices as you need them. Just one touch You can do more, faster with eight hot keys for instant access to music, e-mail and more. Charged and ready With intelligent power management, you can go years without replacing the batteries. Reliable wireless—wherever you use your keyboard— thanks to the Logitech Unifying receiver that pairs with up to six Unifying-compatible mice and keyboards. Logitech Unifying receiver The tiny wireless receiver stays in your laptop—there’s no need to unplug it when you move around—and connects your keyboard. Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless So you can work or play in more places—like your comfy couch—the wireless connection virtually eliminates delays, dropouts and interference and gives you range of up to 10 meters (33 feet). 24-month battery life You’ll enjoy less hassle with a battery life of up to 24 months. Auto standby helps you save energy. Eight hot keys The things you do most are right at your fingertips with eight hot keys for instant access to the Internet, e-mail, play/pause, volume and more. Plug-and-play simplicity Setup takes seconds—you simply plug the wireless receiver into a USB port on your computer and start using your keyboard right away without software. Full-size layout The sleek keyboard saves you space without sacrificing comfort thanks to the familiar, full-size layout—including number pad—and wide, curved space bar. Spill-resistant keyboard Liquid drains out of the keyboard, so you don’t have to worry about ruining your investment with accidental spills. Logitech reliability You get the high quality and reliability that’s made Logitech a global leader for keyboards at a price you can afford—plus a 3-year limited hardware warranty. Durable, UV-coated keys The special coating protects the keys from fading so you can see what you’re typing for years to come.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 19.02.2020
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Edifier S2000 Pro Lautsprecher 2-Wege 124 W Sch...
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HiFi Classic Concepts Cutting Edge Technology For the first time, Edifier has brought cutting edge sound technology to a classic style. Edifier’s S2000Pro bookshelf speakers pays tribute to the speakers from the past with the elegant side wood panelling. These speakers elevate the classic style of bookshelf speakers to the next level of sound with modern sensibilities and advancements. The S2000Pro bookshelf speakers are the perfect blend of classic design and high performance. Edifier paid much attention to detail with the time-consuming process of wood processing seen on these hi-tech bookshelf speakers. The S2000pro gives you the feeling of luxury and edgy all at the same time. Professionalism, Elegance, Luxury Matte black paint with luxurious wood baffle plate, metallic surface grill, and gold pads underneath. S2000Pro exudes elegance and demands to be the centre of attention with both its style and sound. Genuine birch sideboards add quality accents that compliment any décor. The S2000pro appeals to old and young with its perfectly blended style and professional quality. The elegance of these bookshelf speakers personifies itself, allowing for a poised and confident demeaner. Thick Wood Side Panels The S2000PRO has an elegant wood veneer that encaptures the beauty of the cabinent. Angled design allows for pinpoint accuracy for audio setups. Raised feet allows for audio to emit directly from the speaker and limited vibrations through the surface. Rich Low-Distorted Treble The S2000Pro comes equipped with a rich low-distorted flat diaphragm tweeter. The flat diaphragm provides a fast response rate that gives inherent advantages such as excellent high frequencies that lower tiered bookshelf speakers do not provide. Enjoy the advantages of a flat diaphragm that provides a fast response rate. Moreover, enjoy the advantage of excellent high frequencies. Aluminium Cone Woofer The high-strength low-distortion from the aluminium cone makes sounds unique and clear. The S2000Pro bookshelf speakers take advantage of the DSP digital electronic crossover thanks to the help of German engineering from the KLIPPEL precise analysis system. This system is used so that the metal aspects of these speakers do not emit the sound of metal meanwhile taking advantages of the metal aspects. The energy absorbing rubber hemming results in giving the 5.5-inch aluminium cone woofer a precise, clean, and low-frequency performance. Audiophile components help to represent top of the line powered bookshelf speakers any reviewer would love. DSP-Based Electronic Crossover and Dynamic Management The S2000Pro uses an application of new electro-acoustic technology. Taking advantage of two Texas Instruments digital processing DSP chips, TLV320AIC3254, the S2000Pro uses its miniDSP function to reach the culmination of incredibly loud and heavy bass. Independent of the electronic crossover and dynamic management, the S2000Pro offers precise control of frequency allocation for the bookshelf loudspeaker performance. Digital-to-Analogue and Analogue-to-Digital Converter Signal The onboard DAC (digital-to-analogue conversion) and ADC (analogue-to-digital conversion) of the S2000Pro has a built-in officially branded Burr-Brown PCM1802 Texas Instrument. The Burr-Brown DAC and ADC uses audio signalling that reaches towards 105dB signal to noise ratio (SNR). The analogue input signal uses traditional HiFi methods that are recognised by WIMA capacitors. This in turn ensures a lower signal loss. As for optical and coaxial inputs, the interface chip, PCM9211 also from Burr-Brown, supports a 24-bit 216-kHz high precision input digital audio signal. Adjustable Treble, Bass, and Volume Controls Located on the rear panel of the S2000Pro speakers are three knobs for adjusting treble, bass and, volume, a fully featured set of controls and inputs. The master volume knob has precision adjustment and memory volume control set above a certain volume level. RCA inputs are available for both RCA and RCA to AUX connections. Experience high definition audio through either the optical or coaxial connection. XLR inputs allow you to connect the S2000Pro to a mixer for those more advanced in audio technology. Comes with 16-foot/5-metre connecting cable. The studio monitor knobs are easy to access and clearly legible. Four On-Board EQ Settings Change the sound of your speakers at the press of a button. The S2000Pro has four on-board EQ settings: vocal, monitor, classic, and dynamic. Swap between 4 different EQ settings at will, perfect for getting the most out of your speakers. Vocal for performances, monitor for electronic music, classic for classical music and dynamic for watching movies or playing games. The diversity of sound these studio monitors deliver makes your listening experience all the more fun and enjoyable. The S2000Pro makes it easy for audiophiles to show off their hi-tech professional sounding bookshelf speakers. Full Digital Amplifier Powered Speaker S2000Pro uses three professional digital amplifier chips for producing the best sound in its class. The TAS5754 from Texas Instruments run independently from each other ensuring they do not cause interference while running their respective purpose. The first chip is in control of treble and bass, respectively driving both speakers. The second chip runs strictly the woofers of the S2000Pro using a PBTL (parallel to the bridge) connection which helps build power reserves. The last TAS5754 is dedicated to the amplifier output frequency of 768KHz. With the dedicated chip these speakers are fully optimise to reduce high frequency distortion and local noise. Supports Up To 192KHz Sampling Rate Edifier strives for audio excellence in all products. All our products need to meet a standard of quality with low distortion audio playback and must achieve a high sample rate. The S2000Pro from Edifier is the epitome of all of Edifier’s HiFi audio equipment. The S2000Pro digital audio interfaces with a digital audio signal of 24-BIT 192KHz to meet the needs of enthusiasts demanding signal reproduction. The S2000Pro does not simply pursue a high rate signal level. The S2000Pro is designed from the start with low-distortion tweeters and woofers to make a truly system-level "low distortion." Remote Control The S2000Pro comes packaged with a professional wireless remote control for easy volume control, input select, EQ mode selection along with other operations. Never get up from your couch for audio adjustments again. The elegant S2000Pro bookshelf speaker wireless remote control gives you power at your fingertips and are well suited for the studio monitor bookshelf speakers. The control makes it easy to manage volume, change inputs, choose which EQ mode you prefer, and control other operations. Status Indicator The S2000Pro status indicator is a convenient way to understand the mode your speakers are in. The indicator clearly labels the input it is currently set in. The simplicity of the design presents a level of professionalism that Edifier works so hard to achieve. 5-PIN Professional Edifier Connection The S2000Pro uses a unique five-pin connector made by Edifier. The connector is made with special care to separate treble and bass signal transmission, as well as, reduce interference. Professional transparent black metallic yarn with length up to 16-feet. Bluetooth 4.0 aptX Decoder The S2000Pro uses state-of-the-art CSR8645 chipset for Bluetooth 4.0 connection. With a built-in aptX decoder, the S2000Pro generates lossless Bluetooth playback. Enjoy the full quality sound from your laptop, phone, tablet or computer.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 19.02.2020
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Logitech K270 Tastatur RF Wireless QWERTY Schwarz
37,76 € *
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Logitech Wireless Keyboard K270 Reliable wireless—wherever you use your keyboard. Small wonder Logitech Unifying receiver—the tiny, wireless receiver that stays in your laptop and lets you add devices as you need them. Just one touch You can do more, faster with eight hot keys for instant access to music, e-mail and more. Charged and ready With intelligent power management, you can go years without replacing the batteries. Reliable wireless—wherever you use your keyboard— thanks to the Logitech Unifying receiver that pairs with up to six Unifying-compatible mice and keyboards. Logitech Unifying receiver The tiny wireless receiver stays in your laptop—there’s no need to unplug it when you move around—and connects your keyboard. Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless So you can work or play in more places—like your comfy couch—the wireless connection virtually eliminates delays, dropouts and interference and gives you range of up to 10 meters (33 feet). 24-month battery life You’ll enjoy less hassle with a battery life of up to 24 months. Auto standby helps you save energy. Eight hot keys The things you do most are right at your fingertips with eight hot keys for instant access to the Internet, e-mail, play/pause, volume and more. Plug-and-play simplicity Setup takes seconds—you simply plug the wireless receiver into a USB port on your computer and start using your keyboard right away without software. Full-size layout The sleek keyboard saves you space without sacrificing comfort thanks to the familiar, full-size layout—including number pad—and wide, curved space bar. Spill-resistant keyboard Liquid drains out of the keyboard, so you don’t have to worry about ruining your investment with accidental spills. Logitech reliability You get the high quality and reliability that’s made Logitech a global leader for keyboards at a price you can afford—plus a 3-year limited hardware warranty. Durable, UV-coated keys The special coating protects the keys from fading so you can see what you’re typing for years to come.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 19.02.2020
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Logitech K270 Tastatur RF Wireless QWERTZ Tsche...
40,25 € *
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Logitech Wireless Keyboard K270 Reliable wireless—wherever you use your keyboard. Small wonder Logitech Unifying receiver—the tiny, wireless receiver that stays in your laptop and lets you add devices as you need them. Just one touch You can do more, faster with eight hot keys for instant access to music, e-mail and more. Charged and ready With intelligent power management, you can go years without replacing the batteries. Reliable wireless—wherever you use your keyboard— thanks to the Logitech Unifying receiver that pairs with up to six Unifying-compatible mice and keyboards. Logitech Unifying receiver The tiny wireless receiver stays in your laptop—there’s no need to unplug it when you move around—and connects your keyboard. Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless So you can work or play in more places—like your comfy couch—the wireless connection virtually eliminates delays, dropouts and interference and gives you range of up to 10 meters (33 feet). 24-month battery life You’ll enjoy less hassle with a battery life of up to 24 months. Auto standby helps you save energy. Eight hot keys The things you do most are right at your fingertips with eight hot keys for instant access to the Internet, e-mail, play/pause, volume and more. Plug-and-play simplicity Setup takes seconds—you simply plug the wireless receiver into a USB port on your computer and start using your keyboard right away without software. Full-size layout The sleek keyboard saves you space without sacrificing comfort thanks to the familiar, full-size layout—including number pad—and wide, curved space bar. Spill-resistant keyboard Liquid drains out of the keyboard, so you don’t have to worry about ruining your investment with accidental spills. Logitech reliability You get the high quality and reliability that’s made Logitech a global leader for keyboards at a price you can afford—plus a 3-year limited hardware warranty. Durable, UV-coated keys The special coating protects the keys from fading so you can see what you’re typing for years to come.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 19.02.2020
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Mercury's Crossing
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The beat dropped and Mercury Elmahdy spun on her heel, the sound of a chainsaw rising and falling as the lights throbbed faster with the music. The energy of the crowd rose in a collective wave as pink smoke puffed out of machines along the walls of the old theatre. Illaria shrieked with joy, pumping harder to the music. Mercury raised her arm in the air, her handful of rings sparkling under the club lights. Mercury Elmahdy is a computer programming prodigy who loves to dance. Raised by her grandparents in London, she is ready to fly away to America on her first great adventure, university in Washington D.C. Her first love and other dangers of the adult world await her. Jordan Barker is finally getting the recognition he desperately craved for his music, but his confusing breakup with Valkyrie Snow has left him utterly raw with heartbreak. He loses himself in his performances, but self-destruction lurks in the darkness backstage, and in the arms of angels and demons drawn to his newfound fame. Valkyrie Snow struggles to recover from a year of health crisis. She pours her focus into Mother House, the intentional community she is building on the east coast. She nurtures the baby inside her whose father is a mystery. Her body remembers but her mind does not. Baron Toussaint's company faces serious charges and media scandal. Baron was unstable to begin with, but with all of this pressure, he is ready to blow. What will happen when he finds out that Valkyrie Snow, his ex-wife, is pregnant? The saga of Jordan Barker and Valkyrie Snow continues with an unexpected new ally, Mercury Elmahdy. This book is the sequel to A World So Small, a softly scifi romantic thriller. Mature content.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction
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As the world undergoes daily transformations through the application of technoscience to every aspect of life, science fiction has become an essential mode of imagining the horizons of possibility. However much science fiction texts vary in artistic quality and intellectual sophistication, they share in a mass social energy and a desire to imagine a collective future for the human species and the world. At this moment, a strikingly high proportion of films, commercial art, popular music, video and computer games, and non-genre fiction have become what Csicsery-Ronay calls science fictional, stimulating science-fictional habits of mind. We no longer treat science fiction as merely a genre-engine producing formulaic effects, but as a mode of awareness, which frames experiences as if they were aspects of science fiction. The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction describes science fiction as a constellation of seven diverse cognitive attractions that are particularly formative of science-fictionality. These are the 'seven beauties” of the title: fictive neology, fictive novums, future history, imaginary science, the science-fictional sublime, the science-fictional grotesque, and the Technologiade, or the epic of technsocience's development into a global regime.

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Mark Zuckerberg: Biography of an Accidental Bil...
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ABOUT THE BOOK Mark Zuckerberg is one of the world's youngest billionaires, thanks to his role in co-founding social networking site, Facebook. As Facebook has grown exponentially since its founding in 2004 (with 845 million monthly active users as of the end of December 2011 according to Facebook), Zuckerberg's popularity has also flown through the roof. Interesting on so many levels, Zuckerberg's quick rise to fame is one that the mass media and general public just can't get enough of. There's his Harvard education, his invention of one of the most popular Internet sites this world has ever seen, his incredible net worth, and, of course, a few public legal scandals along the way - and he's only reached 27 years of age. He's also one of the top Wikipedia searches due to the 2010 release of movie, The Social Network, based on his life and his legal battles surrounding Facebook. MEET THE AUTHOR Macie Melendez has been a professional writer since 2005 and has been published in various publications, including Home Energy and San Francisco magazine, among others. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from San Diego State University, and currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and their dog. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK For his senior project at Phillips Exeter, Zuckerberg and a friend wrote software for a music player they called 'Synapse.' It worked much like the current Pandora does, learning listeners habits to tailor music they would like. The software became known in the tech world and was even reviewed by PC Magazine. Through online tech blogs and articles, the software behind Synapse caught the attention of both Microsoft and AOL, who both offered to buy Synapse from Zuckerberg, as well as hire him for their company. He turned both of the offers down. Instead of selling out, Zuckerberg decided he'd expand his knowledge and attend Harvard University in 2002. At Harvard, he studied computer science and joined a Jewish fraternity. He wasn't too popular, although he did have a few good friends who would later continue to play a role in his technological endeavors. It was during his sophomore year at Harvard, in his dorm room, that Zuckerberg created Facebook. At the end of his sophomore year, he quit Harvard to run the site... Buy a copy to keep reading!

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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