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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  4. Near Dark: A Thriller Audiobook Near Dark: A Thriller
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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  10. Tempt Me Audiobook Tempt Me
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Analytics: The Agile Way Audiobook

Analytics: The Agile Way

Author: Phil Simon Narrator: Greg Tremblay Release Date: August 2018

For years, organizations have struggled to make sense out of their data. IT projects designed to provide employees with dashboards, KPIs, and business-intelligence tools often take a year or more to reach the finish line...if they get there at all. This has always been a problem. Today, though, it's downright unacceptable. The world changes faster than ever. Speed has never been more important. By adhering to antiquated methods, firms lose the ability to see nascent trends-and act upon them until it's too late. But what if the process of turning raw data into meaningful insights didn't have to be so painful, time-consuming, and frustrating? What if there were a better way to do analytics? Fortunately, you're in luck . . . Analytics: The Agile Way demonstrates how progressive organizations such as Google, Nextdoor, and others approach analytics in a fundamentally different way. They are applying the same Agile techniques that software developers have employed for years. They have replaced large batches in favor of smaller ones . . .and their results will astonish you.

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An Introduction to Information Theory: Symbols, Signals and Noise Audiobook

An Introduction to Information Theory: Symbols, Signals and Noise

Author: John R. Pierce Narrator: Kyle Tait Release Date: October 2019

Behind the familiar surfaces of the telephone, radio, and television lies a sophisticated and intriguing body of knowledge known as information theory. This is the theory that has permitted the rapid development of all sorts of communication, from color television to the clear transmission of photographs from the vicinity of Jupiter. Even more revolutionary progress is expected in the future. Beginning with the origins of this burgeoning field, Dr. Pierce follows the brilliant formulations of Claude Shannon and describes such aspects of the subject as encoding and binary digits, entropy, language and meaning, efficient encoding, and the noisy channel. He then goes beyond the strict confines of the topic to explore the ways in which information theory relates to physics, cybernetics, psychology, and art. Mathematical formulas are introduced at the appropriate points for the benefit of serious students. J. R. Pierce worked for many years at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, where he became Director of Research in Communications Principles. An Introduction to Information Theory continues to be the most impressive nontechnical account available and a fascinating introduction to the subject for lay listeners.

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An Introduction to Information Security and ISO27001:2013: A Pocket Guide Audiobook

An Introduction to Information Security and ISO27001:2013: A Pocket Guide

Author: Steve Watkins Narrator: Andy Cresswell Release Date: October 2018

The ideal primer for anyone implementing an information security management system. Written by an acknowledged expert on the ISO27001 Standard, this pocket guide is the ideal resource for anyone wanting a clear, concise and easy-to-read introduction to information security.

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America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare Audiobook

America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare

Author: Joel Brenner Narrator: Lloyd James, Lloyd James Release Date: September 2011

A former top-level National Security Agency insider goes behind the headlines to explore America's next great battleground: digital security. An urgent wake-up call that identifies our foes; unveils their methods; and charts the dire consequences for government, business, and individuals. Shortly after 9/11, Joel Brenner entered the inner sanctum of American espionage, first as the inspector general of the National Security Agency, then as the head of counterintelligence for the director of national intelligence. He saw at close range the battleground on which our adversaries are now attacking us-cyberspace. We are at the mercy of a new generation of spies who operate remotely from China, the Middle East, Russia, even France, among many other places. These operatives have already shown their ability to penetrate our power plants, steal our latest submarine technology, rob our banks, and invade the Pentagon's secret communications systems. Incidents like the WikiLeaks posting of secret U.S. State Department cables hint at the urgency of this problem, but they hardly reveal its extent or its danger. Our government and corporations are a "glass house," all but transparent to our adversaries. Counterfeit computer chips have found their way into our fighter aircraft; the Chinese stole a new radar system that the navy spent billions to develop; our own soldiers used intentionally corrupted thumb drives to download classified intel from laptops in Iraq. And much more. Dispatches from the corporate world are just as dire. In 2008, hackers lifted customer files from the Royal Bank of Scotland and used them to withdraw $9 million in half an hour from ATMs in the United States, Britain, and Canada. If that was a traditional heist, it would be counted as one of the largest in history. Worldwide, corporations lose on average $5 million worth of intellectual property apiece annually, and big companies lose many times that.

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Amazon Echo for Beginners: OK, Alexa, What Can You Do? Audiobook

Amazon Echo for Beginners: OK, Alexa, What Can You Do?

Author: Danielle Kinley Narrator: Rebecca Roberts Release Date: September 2017

Figure out how you can change your life with the best home assistant so far. Don't miss a chance to change your future now! In this book you will learn: 1. What Amazon Echo is 2. How to use the Amazon Echo effectively for your personal needs 3. How to utilize all the skills built into the device 4. How to create your own custom skills for the device 5. How to fix a variety of common troubleshooting issues 6. The advantages of a smart home system and how to get your own 7. How to connect the Echo to your smart home system 8. And much, much more!

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Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top Audiobook

Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top

Author: Alex Kantrowitz Narrator: Alex Kantrowitz Release Date: April 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. At Amazon, 'Day One' is code for inventing like a startup with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos's own words, is 'stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death.' Most companies today are set up for Day Two. They build advantages and defend them fiercely rather than invent the future. But Amazon and fellow tech titans Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are operating in Day One: they prioritize reinvention over tradition and collaboration over ownership. Through 130 interviews with insiders, from Mark Zuckerberg to hourly workers, Always Day One reveals the tech giants' blueprint for sustainable success. Kantrowitz uncovers the engine propelling the tech giants' continued dominance at a stage when most big companies begin to decline. And he shows the way forward for everyone who wants to compete with, and beat, the titans. © Alex Kantrowitz 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other Audiobook

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Author: Sherry Turkle Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: April 2014

Consider Facebook—it's human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them. In Alone Together, MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for—and sacrificing—in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today's self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.

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Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions Audiobook

Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Author: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths Narrator: Brian Christian Release Date: April 2016

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such issues for decades. And the solutions they've found have much to teach us. In a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths show how the algorithms developed for computers can also untangle very human questions. They explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others. From finding a spouse to finding a parking spot, from organizing one's inbox to understanding the workings of memory, Algorithms to Live By transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living.

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Algorithm Audiobook

Algorithm

Author: Introbooks Narrator: Introbooks Release Date: July 2019

A scrutiny of how algorithm has been widely used in order to perform any task has been done here. The step-by-step solution to any problem is an algorithm.  The set of rules and steps which should be followed so that the task is performed smoothly, is called an algorithm. It is the guidelines presented/ listed in a systematic way which is required while performing the task. The era of modernization where computer holds almost all the importance is also based on an algorithm. There are multiple problem-solving operations which require certain guidelines so that the goals are achieved. The languages of the computer which builds a relation between machine and humans work on these algorithms. No wonder the world knows what to do and how but the computer needs guidelines! The instructions provided by the user makes it possible for the computer to work out the problem-solving statement. There have to be some standards of the algorithm that the device should understand. The algorithm is not only used in computers but it also holds great utilization in cooking and mathematics. The algorithm can be in various ways but as for coding there are has to be certain specific coded terms. The algorithm should be simple so that it is easy to understand and can be followed. There are various areas where algorithms are used in mathematics. The big problems which need expert solutions need proper methodology. This method is provided by algorithms. It is not necessary that the algorithms should be short. It varies from problem to problem. The mathematics subject has always been a tough one. Many difficult problems need proper step-by-step explanation. The different answers to various problems can be efficiently explained by algorithms provided. The simpler specifications help to solve bigger problems as well. The algorithm contains the constrained set of instructions in understandable language. The more procedure-oriented problems appear more need of algorithm is required. The algorithm used in computers is different based on the type of problem. The algorithm can be of several types in computers, such as string operator type, recursive backtracking and divide and operator. Randomized operator algorithms are also of great use. There are various properties of algorithms such as they should be input and output specified. They should be definite and effective. The finiteness of algorithm should be maintained by the means of input and output specified. It means that the input should be given to the processor and then output should be received. The moment when a computer receives the input, the command is achieved and it starts its working to produce the output. The relation between the input and output should be maintained. The algorithm should be specific and if these properties are hindered, the system is malfunctioned. The command and coding require a brief introduction. The algorithm provided is that brief instruction which acts as the helping hand for the coder. Not only in computers, but even in mathematics, the formula provided is kind of a helping hand for any problem. The algebraic problems are in need of some pre-instructions which ensure the absolute results.

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AIQ: How People and Machines Are Smarter Together Audiobook

AIQ: How People and Machines Are Smarter Together

Author: James Scott, Nick Polson Narrator: Nick Polson, Walter Dixon Release Date: May 2018

'There comes a time in the life of a subject when someone steps up and writes the book about it. AIQ explores the fascinating history of the ideas that drive this technology of the future and demystifies the core concepts behind it; the result is a positive and entertaining look at the great potential unlocked by marrying human creativity with powerful machines.' - Steven Levitt, co-author of FreakonomicsFrom two cutting-edge data scientists comes a fascinating audiobook that tells listeners what they need to know in order to understand how intelligent machines are changing the world and how we can use this knowledge to make better decisions in our own lives.Dozens of times per day, we all interact with intelligent machines that are constantly learning from the wealth of data now available tothem. These machines, from smart phones to talking robots to self-driving cars, are remaking the world of the 21st century in the same way that the Industrial Revolution remade the world of the 19th century. AIQ, by Nick Polson and James Scott, is based on a simple premise: if you want to understand the modern world, then you have to know a little bit of the mathematical language spoken by intelligent machines. AIQ will teach listeners that language-but in an unconventional way, anchored in stories rather than mathematics. Listeners will meet a fascinating cast of historical characters who have a lot to teach about data, probability, and better thinking. Along the way, listeners will see how these same ideas are playing out in the modern age of big data and intelligent machines-and how these technologies will soon help them to overcome some of their built-in cognitive weaknesses, giving them a chance to lead happier, healthier, more fulfilled lives.

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AIQ: How artificial intelligence works and how we can harness its power for a better world Audiobook

AIQ: How artificial intelligence works and how we can harness its power for a better world

Author: James Scott, Nick Polson Narrator: Nick Polson, Walter Dixon Release Date: June 2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of AIQ by Nick Polson and James Scott, read by Nick Polson and Walter Dixon. Two leading data scientists offer an up-close and user-friendly look at artificial intelligence: what it is, how it works, where it came from and how to harness its power for a better world. Dozens of times per day, we all interact with intelligent machines that are constantly learning from the wealth of data now available to them. These machines, from smart phones to talking robots to self-driving cars, are remaking the world in the twenty first century in the same way that the Industrial Revolution remade the world in the nineteenth. AIQ is based on a simple premise: if you want to understand the modern world, then you have to know a little bit of the mathematical language spoken by intelligent machines. AIQ will teach you that language but in an unconventional way, anchored in stories rather than equations. You will meet a fascinating cast of historical characters who have a lot to teach you about data, probability and better thinking. Along the way, you'll see how these same ideas are playing out in the modern age of big data and intelligent machines, and how these technologies will soon help you to overcome some of your built-in cognitive weaknesses, giving you a chance to lead a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life. Includes a PDF download. 'There comes a time in the life of a subject when someone steps up and writes the book about it. AIQ explores the fascinating history of the ideas that drive this technology of the future and demystifies the core concepts behind it; the result is a positive and entertaining look at the great potential unlocked by marrying human creativity with powerful machines.' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics

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AI: Rise of the Lightspeed Learners Audiobook

AI: Rise of the Lightspeed Learners

Author: Charles Jennings Narrator: Charles Jennings Release Date: May 2019

Powerful new autonomous machines called AIs are popping up all around us. The most important of these, says former AI industry CEO Charles Jennings, are the Lightspeed Learners--AIs with the power to learn on their own. Jennings' new book, 'AI: Rise of the Lightspeed Learners', explores how AIs are affecting everything from trucking to dentistry, currency trading to warfare. It grapples with the existential challenges AI presents to humanity, and concludes the biggest threat is not killer robots, but dangerous dictators. "There are potentially disastrous consequences for Americans of all political persuasions if China leaps ahead of us in AI,' he says. 'An AI-dominant China would ultimately take the lead in high tech, financial services, military weapons, energy systems, transportation, manufacturing and more. AI is the coolest, strangest, most dangerous, most powerful technology yet. And we Americans, funders of the crucial first fifty years of AI research, are at risk of letting it slip away." Jennings makes the case that development-and control-of "friendly AI" become an urgent political priority in the United States. But he does so less through political rants than by what he calls AI storytelling, and by taking the listener on a journey into the brave new world of AIs...a journey that includes original stories, music and poetry, as well as highly accessible explanations about how AI works, and why it matters.

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