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  • Beyond Capitalby David Hakken; Maurizio Teli; Barbara Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The financial/social cataclysm beginning in 2007 ended notions of a “great moderation” and the view that capitalism had overcome its systemic tendencies to crisis. The subsequent failure of contemporary social formations to address the causes of the crisis gives renewed impetus to better analysis in aid of the search for a better future. This book... more...

  • Gaze in Human-Robot Communicationby Frank Broz; Hagen Lehmann; Bilge Mutlu; Yukiko Nakano

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 128.00

    Human eyes not only serve the function of enabling us “to see” something, but also perform the vital role of allowing us “to show” our gaze for non-verbal communication, such as through establishing eye contact and joint attention. The eyes of service robots should therefore also perform both of these functions. Moreover, they... more...

  • Multiscreen UX Designby Wolfram Nagel

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 59.95

    People today use technology on different devices in different locations. Users expect to access information on all relevant screens and across multiple channels through smartphones, tablets, laptops/desktops, smart (internet-connected) TVs, and other devices, such as smartwatches for example. Multiscreen is no longer a nice add-on, it’s a requirement.... more...

  • Coin-Operated Americansby Carly A. Kocurek

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Video gaming: it’s a boy’s world, right? That’s what the industry wants us to think. Why and how we came to comply are what Carly A. Kocurek investigates in this provocative consideration of how an industry’s craving for respectability hooked up with cultural narratives about technology, masculinity, and youth at the video arcade. From the dawn... more...

  • Open Networks, Closed Regimesby Shanthi Kalathil; Taylor C. Boas

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    As the Internet diffuses across the globe, many have come to believe that the technology poses an insurmountable threat to authoritarian rule. Grounded in the Internet's early libertarian culture and predicated on anecdotes pulled from diverse political climates, this conventional wisdom has informed the views of policymakers, business leaders, and... more...

  • Consumer Health Informaticsby Thomas Wetter

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 82.36

    This book offers demographic analysis, client appraisal, trial design, etc along with many examples to inform the conception and critical evaluation of consumer health informatics services. Patient safety, legal and ethical appraisal, and business models add to the systematic coverage. Regarding longevity and increase of chronic diseases traditional... more...

  • User Community Discoveryby Georgios Paliouras; Symeon Papadopoulos; Dimitrios Vogiatzis; Yiannis Kompatsiaris

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 70.59

    This  book redefines community discovery  in the new world of Online Social Networks and Web 2.0 applications, through real-world problems and applications in the context of the Web, pointing out the current and future challenges of the field. Particular emphasis is placed on the issues of community representation, efficiency and scalability, detection... more...

  • Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and other Alternative License Modelsby Axel Metzger

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.43

    This book discusses the main legal questions raised by free and open source software (FOSS) licenses and other alternative license models, such as Creative Commons. The legal questions raised by FOSS and other alternative licenses have been the subject of an intense international debate among legal scholars and practising lawyers in the last years.... more...

  • Pro Freeware and Open Source Solutions for Businessby Phillip Whitt

    Apress 2015; US$ 38.82

    Pro Freeware and Open Source Solutions for Business is a practical guide for the small business owner seeking viable alternative to expensive commercial software packages and subscriptions. This comprehensive look at the powerful alternatives to expensive proprietary software provides an illustrated overview of no-cost software solutions.... more...

  • Informationelle Selbstbestimmung in der Cloudby Steffen Kroschwald

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 62.28

    Steffen Kroschwald bewertet den Einsatz von Cloud-Diensten im Mittelstand vor dem Hintergrund des Rechts auf informationelle Selbstbestimmung. Mit dem Cloud Computing lassen sich IT-Ressourcen wie Speicherplatz, Rechenleistung und Software effektiv bereitstellen. Dennoch halten sich viele Unternehmen angesichts daten- und geheimnisschutzrechtlicher... more...