New Computer Collection Materials

MacOS High Sierra for dummies / by Bob LeVitus. cover
From the absolute basics to advanced techniques, this book shows you everything you need to know to turn your Mac into an extension of your brain.
Working in the Cloud : using web-based applications and tools to collaborate online / Jason R. Rich. cover
Clearly explains the cloud concepts and terminology you need to know. Helps you choose your best options for managing data, content, and collaboration. Shows how to use cloud services more securely and efficiently .
Living with robots / Paul Dumouchel, Luisa Damiano ; translated by Malcolm DeBevoise. cover
Recounts a foundational shift in the field of robotics, from artificial intelligence to artificial empathy, and foreshadows an inflection point in human evolution. Today's robots engage with human beings in socially meaningful ways, as therapists, trainers, mediators, caregivers, and companions. Social robotics is grounded in artificial intelligence, but the field's most probing questions explore the nature of the very real human emotions that social robots are designed to emulate. Social roboticists conduct their inquiries out of necessity--every robot they design incorporates and tests a number of hypotheses about human relationships. Paul Dumouchel and Luisa Damiano show that as roboticists become adept at programming artificial empathy into their creations, they are abandoning the conventional conception of human emotions as discrete, private, internal experiences. Rather, they are reconceiving emotions as a continuum between two actors who coordinate their affective behavior in real time. Rethinking the role of sociability in emotion has also led the field of social robotics to interrogate a number of human ethical assumptions, and to formulate a crucial political insight: there are simply no universal human characteristics for social robots to emulate. What we have instead is a plurality of actors, human and nonhuman, in noninterchangeable relationships. As Living with Robots shows, for social robots to be effective, they must be attentive to human uniqueness and exercise a degree of social autonomy. More than mere automatons, they must become social actors, capable of modifying the rules that govern their interplay with humans.-- Provided by publisher.
Content delivery networks : fundamentals, design, and evolution / By Dom Robinson. cover
This book examines the real-world engineering challenges of developing robust content delivery networks (CDNs) and provides the tools required to overcome those challenges and to ensure high-quality content delivery that fully satisfies operators' and consumers' commercial objectives. It is informed by the author's two decades of experience building and delivering large, mission-critical live video, webcasts, and radio streaming, online and over private IP networks. Following an overview of the field, the book cuts to the chase with in-depth discussions. Laced with good-natured humor of a wide range of design considerations for different network topologies. It begins with a description of the author's own requirement filtration processes. From there it moves on to initial sketches, through considerations of stakeholder roles and responsibilities, to the complex challenges of managing change in established teams. Agile versus waterfall considerations within large blue chip companies, security, commercial models, and value chain alignment are explored in detail. Featured throughout the book are numerous "what if" scenarios that help provide a clear picture of the wide spectrum of practical contexts for which readers may be tasked with building and implementing a CDN. In addition, the book: Discusses delivery of live, catch-up, scheduled on-demand, TVOD and SVOD -- Offers insights into the decisions that can be made when architecting a content distribution system over IP-based networks -- Covers CDN topologies, including Edge-Caching, Streaming-Splitting, Pure-Play, Operator, Satellite, and Hybrid -- Examines computer hosting and orchestration for dedicated appliances and virtualization -- Includes real-world cases covering everything from IETF, regulatory considerations, and policy formation, to coding, hardware vendors, and network operators -- Considers the future of CDN technologies and the market forces driving its evolution. Content Delivery Networks gets readers up to speed on the real-world challenges they can face as well as tried-and-true strategies for addressing those challenges in order to ensure the delivery of the high-quality content delivery networks that clients demand and users expect. -- Provided by publisher.
Learning OpenCV 3 : computer vision in C++ with the OpenCV library / Adrian Kaehler and Gary Bradski. cover
"This book provides a working guide to the C++ Open Source Computer Vision Library (OpenCV) version 3.x and gives a general background on the field of computer vision sufficient to help readers use OpenCV effectively."--Preface.
Photoshop Elements 2018 / by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova. cover
Photoshop Elements offers photo editors of all skill levels the power to turn run-of-the-mill images into beautiful works of art--and Photoshop Elements 2018 For Dummies shows you how. Those new to photo editing who are looking for advice on making the most common fixes and experienced editors in need of a road map to this version of Photoshop Elements will find great value in this book!Start off by touring the Photoshop Elements interface with introductions to the tools that make the program so powerful. You'll also follow simple step-by-step instructions for organizing images for editing, creating layers in your images, adjusting color and focus, applying artsy filters, adding text to an image, and so much more.
Adventures in Minecraft / Martin O'Hanlon and David Whale. cover
Offers aspiring Minecraft programmers step-by-step instructions on extending the game experience through programming projects that include building intelligent objects, creating alien invasions, and writing interactive games.