Students of computer and Internet history will enjoy this book, which starts in 1998 and focuses on an antitrust case, a small Internet startup, and a former giant trying to rebuild itself. Watch how the fortunes of Microsoft, Google, and Apple changed over the years, and get inside dirt about what was going on at each of these companies.
Get ready to laugh at this collection of text messages between parents and kids. While the parents are well-meaning, the texts they send end up being hopeless, silly, and a bit corny. The kids, meanwhile, are "bewildered yet patient: the perfect straight man." Anyone who's had to explain new technology to an older generation should appreciate these tales.
This advice guide shows women "how to sort out technology decisions without ever having to ask a man." Tynan-Wood uses wit, intelligence, and a "minimum of geeky acronyms" to show women how to buy the right computer for your needs, décor and budget; surf the Web with confidence; master the email inbox, cellphone, and instant messaging; and keep the kids safe from spyware, viruses, and other online scams.
Editor of the popular GeekDad blog on Wired.com, Ken Denmead offers up a book of projects for all ages that can help dads and kids create projects such as a nighttime kite with lights and a video camera attached to balloons, and build a working lamp with Lego bricks and CDs.
This book describes one of the world's greatest mathematics mysteries and the quest by mathematicians from around the world to solve the theorem. It doesn't get overly technical, so anyone with a basic understanding of math should enjoy this tale.