The Best Interface Is No Interface: The simple path to brilliant technology (Voices That Matter)

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(as of Feb 14,2019 08:54:37 UTC – Details)




Our love affair with the digital interface is out of control. We’ve embraced it in the boardroom, the bedroom, and the bathroom.
   
Screens have taken over our lives. Most people spend over eight hours a day staring at a screen, and some “technological innovators” are hoping to grab even more of your eyeball time. You have screens in your pocket, in your car, on your appliances, and maybe even on your face. Average smartphone users check their phones 150 times a day, responding to the addictive buzz of Facebook or emails or Twitter.
   
Are you sick? There’s an app for that! Need to pray? There’s an app for that! Dead? Well, there’s an app for that, too! And most apps are intentionally addictive distractions that end up taking our attention away from things like family, friends, sleep, and oncoming traffic.
   
There’s a better way.
  
 In this book, innovator Golden Krishna challenges our world of nagging, screen-based bondage, and shows how we can build a technologically advanced world without digital interfaces.

In his insightful, raw, and often hilarious criticism, Golden reveals fascinating ways to think beyond screens using three principles that lead to more meaningful innovation. Whether you’re working in technology, or just wary of a gadget-filled future, you’ll be enlighted and entertained while discovering that the best interface is no interface.

New Riders



When Gadgets Betray Us: The Dark Side of Our Infatuation With New Technologies

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(as of Jan 24,2019 09:59:50 UTC – Details)


Technology is evolving faster than we are. As our BlackBerry devices, tablets, and digital capabilities become more and more complex we understand less and less about how they work. we no longer read the instruction manual before powering on, and we demand intuitive interfaces that get us up and running right away. But how many of us actually stop to think about potential threats to our privacy? Our passports broadcast our personal information and could allow terrorists to target us by nationality. Keyless entry systems in many high-tech car models make auto theft easier than ever. Commercial photocopiers are equipped with hard drives that can document everything we ever copied on it. And our digital photos, even after they’re cropped, can expose the entire original image (hope you weren’t doing anything naughty in that facebook profile picture).

In When Gadgets Betray Us, Robert Vamosi, a technology reporter and analyst who has been covering the internet age for over a decade, investigates the dark side of digital capability and convenience. He uncovers a secret world of privacy loss that most of us never consider- that is, until something goes terribly wrong. From iPads to BlackBerry devices, online banking to keyless entry systems, we’re increasingly giving over the management of our crucial information to the latest and greatest electronic gadgets.Vamosi helps us comprehend the technology in our everyday lives and develop a common sense about how to protect ourselves. An essential guide for understanding what we’re really signing up for every time we log-in, When Gadgets Betray Us reveals the secret lives of our electronic devices so that we can all better manage the real risks.



Super Cool Tech: Technology, Invention, Innovation

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(as of Oct 12,2018 02:21:02 UTC – Details)


See today’s best innovations and imagine tomorrow’s big ideas in this cutting-edge guide that explores how incredible new technologies are shaping the modern world and its future with more than 250 full-color images, X-rays, thermal imaging, digital artworks, cross-sections, and cutaways.

Revealing the secrets behind the latest gadgets and gizmos, state-of-the-art buildings, and life-changing technologies, and what has yet to come, Super Cool Tech makes technology easy to understand. Lift the unique laptop-inspired book cover to see incredible architectural concepts around the world, such as the Hydropolis Underwater Hotel and Resort in Dubai; discover modern technologies like the 3-D printer; and explore the amazing possibilities of the future, such as a flying car and teleportation.

Designed in DK’s signature style, Super Cool Tech is the ultimate guide to understanding the latest inventions and looking ahead to the future of technology.

DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley