C# in Depth, Third Edition updates the best-selling second edition to cover the features of C# 5, including the challenges of writing maintainable asynchronous code. It preserves the uniquely insightful look into the tricky areas and dusty corners of C# that only expert Jon Skeet can provide.If you´re a .NET developer, you´ll use C# whether you´re building an advanced enterprise application or just slamming out a quick app. In C# 5, you can do amazing things with generics, lambda expressions, dynamic typing, LINQ, iterator blocks, and other features. But first you have to learn it in depth.C# in Depth, Third Edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the features of C# 5, including the subtleties of writing maintainable asynchronous code. You´ll see the power of C# in action, learning how to work with high-value features that you´ll be glad to have in your toolkit. And you´ll learn to avoid hidden pitfalls of C# programming with the help of crystal clear explanations of ´´behind the scenes´´ issues.This book assumes you´ve digested your first C# book and are hungry for more!What´s Inside:Updated for C# 5 Async/await featureHow C# works and whyAbout the author: Jon Skeet is a senior software engineer at Google, and a highly visible participant of newsgroups, user groups, international conferences, and the Stack Overflow Q&A site. Jon spends much of his day coding in Java, but his heart belongs to C#.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ezra Simeloff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135087/bk_acx0_135087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet the visionaries, billionaires, professors, and programmers who are using groundbreaking technology to push the limits of the human body - our senses, our intelligence, and our lifespans Once relegated to the fringes of society, transhumanism (the use of technology to enhance human intellectual and physical capability) is now poised to enter our cultural mainstream. It has found adherents in Silicon Valley billionaires Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis. Google has entered the picture, establishing a biotech subsidiary aimed at solving the problem of aging. In To Be a Machine, journalist Mark O´Connell takes a headlong dive into this burgeoning movement. He travels to the laboratories, conferences, and basements of today´s foremost transhumanists, where he´s presented with the staggering possibilities and moral quandaries of new technologies like mind uploading, artificial superintelligence, cryonics, and device implants. A contributor to Slate, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine, O´Connell serves as a sharp and lively guide to the outer limits of technology in the 21st century. In investigating what it means to be a machine, he offers a surprising, singular meditation on what it means to be human. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Garnon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004943/bk_rand_004943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deep Learning with Python introduces the field of deep learning using the Python language and the powerful Keras library. Written by Keras creator and Google AI researcher François Chollet, this audiobook builds your understanding through intuitive explanations and practical examples. You´ll explore challenging concepts and practice with applications in computer vision, natural-language processing, and generative models. By the time you finish, you´ll have the knowledge and hands-on skills to apply deep learning in your own projects. Deep learning from first principlesSetting up your own deep-learning environmentImage-classification modelsDeep learning for text and sequencesNeural style transfer, text generation, and image generation Machine learning has made remarkable progress in recent years. We went from near-unusable speech and image recognition, to near-human accuracy. We went from machines that couldn´t beat a serious Go player, to defeating a world champion. Behind this progress is deep learning - a combination of engineering advances, best practices, and theory that enables a wealth of previously impossible smart applications. François Chollet works on deep learning at Google in Mountain View, CA. He is the creator of the Keras deep-learning library, as well as a contributor to the TensorFlow machine-learning framework. He also does deep-learning research, with a focus on computer vision and the application of machine learning to formal reasoning. His papers have been published at major conferences in the field, including the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), the Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), and others.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127156/bk_acx0_127156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for March 1st, 2010 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.In the cover story, ´´A Star Is Reborn - The Virtual Acting Revolution´´ How the next generation of digital filmmaking will change Hollywood—and acting--forever. Also, ´´The Mathematics of Cancer´´ - Larry Norton is pushing a radical new theory of how cancer spreads--and how to cure it.Next, ´´Can UnitedHealth Find New Growth?´´ The health overhaul blew up. But that doesn´t mean UnitedHealth will return to glory. Then, ´´How to IPO Your House´´ - Sweating your mortgage? Maybe it´s time to bring in friendly outside investors. We´ll also tell you about, ´´FHA: The Feds´ Next Housing Debacle´´ - To prop up house prices, the government is becoming a lender of first resort. The results are predictable. Followed by, ´´Paying Public Pensions to Sue´´ - How do class action lawyers land public pension funds as clients? Broadway shows, cushy conferences and tailgate parties. And in our final story, ´´All Aboard the Bubble Express´´ – Bubbles sometimes do have a use. WorldCom might be the price we pay to get a Google. They´re not always easy to tell apart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/100301/pe_forb_100301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recent university studies show that the most frequent reason relationships dissolve is not abuse, alcoholism, money, or even infidelity but rather a lack of emotional fulfillment. Most books on love and marriage focus on teaching communication and conflict skills but neglect to help couples with the other half of intimacy - separateness. The audiobook outlines a 12-stage model that provides long-term goals and focal points for dialogue that can help couples work through arguments, build healthy relationships, resolve past hurts, and foster closeness. Gurian also delves into differences in white and gray matter between the male and female brains (which may explain the varying needs for affection and independence), deviations in verbal-emotive development, and the effects these have on relationships. Michael Gurian, one of the world´s foremost authorities on gender dynamics with over 25 years of family and marital counseling practice, has authored 27 books on gender psychology published in 21 languages, many of them New York Times best sellers. The Gurian Institute, which he cofounded in 1996, conducts international research and corporate and government training for NASA, the US Department of the Treasury, Google, and Cisco, among others. Gurian´s work has been featured multiple times in nearly all the major media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, Psychology Today, AARP Magazine, People Magazine, Reader´s Digest, and the Wall Street Journal, and he has made numerous appearances on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS, and National Public Radio, to highlight a few. He´s a prolific speaker, traveling to dozens of cities annually to deliver keynote speeches at various schools and conferences, including Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and Stanford University. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Winton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008688/bk_reco_008688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming our lives, from workplace to home, from jobs to recreation. In this time of rapid change, how can you stay relevant and not be left behind? This book gives you the knowledge needed to understand what is happening in the AI world, what future jobs will look like, and what upcoming trends and products you can expect.Through this book, you will:Learn the core technologies of AI today and the historical context behind them.Get a behind-the-curtain view of major AI products, including Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s AlphaGo.Understand where jobs will go and what new products can be created.Know what’s required to become a data scientist and how to hire one.This book will give you a comprehensive understanding of AI technology, its evolution from the beginning to the present day. You will gain an inside look of the AI field and feel confident that you are staying relevant and riding the AI wave.Author Dr. Junling Hu is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award. She is the Chair of AI Frontiers Conference, which brings together AI leaders to share cutting-edge advances. She has worked as a leader of AI teams in large companies as well as AI startups. She is passionate about AI research, development, and public education. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany A. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163303/bk_acx0_163303_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As seen on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, and CNN!In Silent No More: How I Became a Political Prisoner of Mueller’s ´´Witch Hunt´´, New York Times best-selling author of Killing the Deep State Jerome R. Corsi, PhD meticulously details the psychological torment he was subjected to in what the media has simply called ´´The Mueller Investigation´´. In late 2018, in an FBI closed conference room with no windows, Dr. Corsi was confronted for hours upon hours at a time by detailed questioning about events that occurred in 2016. Dr. Corsi’s inquisition was worthy of the Gestapo or KGB, designed to break even the most cooperating witness. Over a period of two months, three of Mueller’s top prosecutors and an army of FBI agents - up to nine government officials at a time - questioned Dr. Corsi with his attorney, David Gray. Throughout this harrowing ordeal, Dr. Corsi handed over his personal computers, his cell phone, all of his email accounts, his Twitter account, and his Google account. Finding no ´´smoking gun´´, Mueller’s prosecutors blew up the meetings. Dr. Corsi refused to lie to the prosecutors to give them the ammunition they needed to prosecute Roger Stone, and as a result he was told he would be charged with a criminal offense for lying to the FBI and the Special Prosecutor. At 72 years of age, Dr. Corsi was subjected to extreme mental anguish, imagining that he may never see his family again as a free man. Rather than conducting an honest investigation, Mueller’s special prosecutors reinforced a prefabricated narrative aiming to charge President Trump with treason. Silent No More: How I Became a Political Prisoner of Mueller’s ´´Witch Hunt´´ exposes the inner workings of this governmental escapade, and clearly states why Mueller has no case against the president. Dr. Corsi creates a compelling case indicating that the entire matter is an investigation in searc 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerome R. Corsi, PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137913/bk_acx0_137913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A scathing, sardonic exploration of Silicon Valley tech culture, laying bare the greed, hubris, and retrograde politics of an industry that aspires to radically transform society for its own benefit. This enlightening audiobook is a must-listen for anyone interested or involved in the tech industry. At the height of the start-up boom, journalist Corey Pein set out for Silicon Valley with little more than a smartphone and his wits. His goal: to learn how such an overhyped industry could possibly sustain itself as long as it has. Determined to cut through the clichés of big tech - the relentless optimism, the mandatory enthusiasm, and the earnest, incessant repetition of vacuous buzzwords - Pein decided that he would need to take an approach as unorthodox as the companies he would soon be covering. To truly understand the delirious reality of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, he knew, he would have to inhabit that perspective - he would have to become an entrepreneur. Thus he begins his journey - skulking through gimmicky tech conferences, pitching his over-the-top business ideas to investors, and interviewing a cast of outrageous characters: cyborgs and con artists, Teamsters and transhumanists, jittery hackers and naive upstart programmers whose entire lives are managed by their employers - who work endlessly and obediently, never thinking to question their place in the system. In showing us this frantic world, Pein challenges the positive, feel-good self-image that the tech tycoons have crafted - as nerdy and benevolent creators of wealth and opportunity - revealing their self-justifying views and their insidious visions for the future. Indeed, as Pein shows, Silicon Valley is awash in disreputable ideas: Google executive and futurist Raymond Kurzweil has a side business peddling dietary supplements and has for years pushed the outlandish notion that human beings are destined to merge with computers and live forever in some kind of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey Pein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002730/bk_aren_002730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.