Opening the XBox

Opening the XBox
Author: Dean Takahashi
Publsiher: Prima Lifestyles
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opening the XBox Book Excerpt:

Is this new Microsoft venture just another experiment that, like WebTV, was launched to much fanfare but will be quickly forgotten? Or will it become the next Windows, finding its way into the homes and lives of millions of people around the world?".

Game Preview

Game Preview
Author: Nicolae Sfetcu
Publsiher: Nicolae Sfetcu
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-05-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Games
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Preview Book Excerpt:

A guide for game preview and rules: history, definitions, classification, theory, video game consoles, cheating, links, etc. While many different subdivisions have been proposed, anthropologists classify games under three major headings, and have drawn some conclusions as to the social bases that each sort of game requires. They divide games broadly into, games of pure skill, such as hopscotch and target shooting; games of pure strategy, such as checkers, go, or tic-tac-toe; and games of chance, such as craps and snakes and ladders. A guide for game preview and rules: history, definitions, classification, theory, video game consoles, cheating, links, etc.

Windows 10 The Complete Guide

Windows 10  The Complete Guide
Author: Mark Lancer
Publsiher: Conceptual Kings
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Windows 10 The Complete Guide Book Excerpt:

When Microsoft announced the release of its new Windows operating system many expected the continuation in the numbering trend. When the system was announced as Windows 10, the question the many of the reviewers pondered the omission of the number 9 in the sequence. Microsoft later announced that the poor performance and user reviews of the Windows 8 version warranted a separation of sorts. The hope of Microsoft execs is that the new system will propel the organization’s growth and offer users the performance, convenience and comfort required.

Microsoft Windows 11 Training Manual Classroom in a Book

Microsoft Windows 11 Training Manual Classroom in a Book
Author: TeachUcomp
Publsiher: TeachUcomp Inc.
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microsoft Windows 11 Training Manual Classroom in a Book Book Excerpt:

Complete classroom training manual for Microsoft Windows 11. 308 pages and 183 individual topics. Includes practice exercises and keyboard shortcuts. Professionally developed and sold all over the world, these materials are provided in full-color PDF format with not-for-profit reprinting rights and offer clear, concise, and easy-to-use instructions. You will learn File Explorer, how to adjust system and device settings, desktop management, creating documents, Using Microsoft Edge, and much more. Topics Covered: Windows Basics 1. About Windows 11 2. Sign-in to Windows 11 with a Microsoft User Account 3. How to Use the Mouse in Windows 11 4. How to Use Touch Gestures in Windows 11 5. The Windows 11 Desktop 6. How to Use the Start Button in Windows 11 7. How to Use the Start Menu in Windows 11 8. How to Customize the Start Menu in Windows 11 9. How to Search in Windows 11 10. How to Use Universal App Windows in Windows 11 11. How to Use Snap Layouts in Windows 11 12. How to Resize a Desktop Window in Windows 11 13. How to Scroll a Window in Windows 11 14. How to Use Multiple Desktops in Windows 11 15. How to Shut Down Windows 11 16. How to Use the Microsoft Store in Windows 11 17. Sign in Options in Windows 11 18. How to Change Your PIN in Windows 11 19. How to Use Widgets in Windows 11 File Explorer 1. File Explorer in Windows 11 2. Navigating Folders 3. Changing Folder Views 4. Sorting Folder Contents 5. Selecting Files 6. Opening a File 7. Reopening a Frequently Opened Folder 8. Creating a New Folder 9. Renaming Files and Folders 10. Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Files and Folders 11. Burning a CD or DVD 12. Deleting Files 13. Managing Libraries in Windows 11 14. Managing the Computer and Drives in Windows 11 15. Quick Access in Windows 11 16. OneDrive Folders in File Explorer 17. Zip Folders in File Explorer 18. Unzip Files in File Explorer Windows 11 Settings 1. Accessing Settings in Windows 11 System Settings 1. Accessing the System Settings 2. Display Settings in Windows 11 3. Sound Settings in Windows 11 4. Notifications Settings in Windows 11 5. Focus Assist Settings in Windows 11 6. Power & Battery Settings in Windows 11 7. Storage Settings in Windows 11 8. Nearby Sharing Settings in Windows 11 9. Multitasking Settings in Windows 11 10. Activation Settings in Windows 11 11. Troubleshoot Settings in Windows 11 12. Recovery Settings in Windows 11 13. Projecting to This PC Settings in Windows 11 14. Remote Desktop Settings in Windows 11 15. Clipboard Settings in Windows 11 16. About Settings in Windows 11 Bluetooth & Devices Settings 1. Accessing the Bluetooth & Devices Settings 2. How to Enable Bluetooth in Windows 11 3. How to Add a Device in Windows 11 4. How to Manage Devices in Windows 11 5. How to Manage Printers & Scanners in Windows 11 6. Your Phone Settings in Windows 11 7. How to Manage Cameras in Windows 11 8. Mouse Settings in Windows 11 9. Touchpad Settings in Windows 11 10. Pen & Windows Ink Settings in Windows 11 11. AutoPlay Settings in Windows 11 12. USB Settings in Windows 11 Network & Internet Settings 1. Accessing the Network & Internet Settings 2. Wi Fi Settings in Windows 11 3. Ethernet Settings in Windows 11 4. VPN Settings in Windows 11 5. Mobile Hotspot Settings in Windows 11 6. Airplane Mode Settings in Windows 11 7. Proxy Settings in Windows 11 8. Dial up Settings in Windows 11 9. Advanced Network Settings in Windows 11 Personalization Settings 1. Accessing the Personalization Settings 2. Background Settings in Windows 11 3. Colors Settings in Windows 11 4. Themes Settings in Windows 11 5. Lock Screen Settings in Windows 11 6. Touch Keyboard Settings in Windows 11 7. Start Settings in Windows 11 8. Taskbar Settings in Windows 11 9. Fonts Settings in Windows 11 10. Device Usage Settings in Windows 11 Apps Settings 1. Accessing the Apps Settings 2. Apps & Features Settings in Windows 11 3. Default Apps Settings in Windows 11 4. Offline Maps Settings in Windows 11 5. Optional Features Settings in Windows 11 6. Apps for Websites Settings in Windows 11 7. Video Playback Settings in Windows 11 8. Startup Settings in Windows 11 Accounts Settings 1. Accessing the Accounts Settings 2. Your Microsoft Account Settings in Windows 11 3. Your Info Settings in Windows 11 4. Email & Accounts Settings in Windows 11 5. Sign in Options Settings in Windows 11 6. Family & Other Users Settings in Windows 11 7. Windows Backup Settings in Windows 11 8. Access Work or School Settings in Windows 11 Time & Language Settings 1. Accessing the Time & Language Settings 2. Date & Time Settings in Windows 11 3. Language & Region Settings in Windows 11 4. Typing Settings in Windows 11 5. Speech Settings in Windows 11 Gaming Settings 1. Accessing the Gaming Settings 2. Xbox Game Bar Settings in Windows 11 3. Captures Settings in Windows 11 4. Game Mode Settings in Windows 11 Accessibility Settings 1. Accessing the Accessibility Settings 2. Text Size Settings in Windows 11 3. Visual Effects Settings in Windows 11 4. Mouse Pointer and Touch Settings in Windows 11 5. Text Cursor Settings in Windows 11 6. Magnifier Settings in Windows 11 7. Color Filters Settings in Windows 11 8. Contrast Themes Settings in Windows 11 9. Narrator Settings in Windows 11 10. Audio Accessibility Settings in Windows 11 11. Captions Settings in Windows 11 12. Speech Accessibility Settings in Windows 11 13. Keyboard Accessibility Settings in Windows 11 14. Mouse Accessibility Settings in Windows 11 15. Eye Control Settings in Windows 11 Privacy & Security Settings 1. Accessing the Privacy & Security Settings 2. Windows Security Settings in Windows 11 3. Find My Device Settings in Windows 11 4. Device Encryption Settings in Windows 11 5. For Developers Settings in Windows 11 6. General Privacy Settings in Windows 11 7. Speech Privacy Settings in Windows 11 8. Inking & Typing Personalization Setting in Windows 11 9. Diagnostics & Feedback Settings in Window 11 10. Activity History Settings in Windows 11 11. Search Permissions Settings in Windows 11 12. Searching Windows Settings in Windows 11 13. App Permissions Settings in Windows 11 Windows Update Settings 1. Accessing the Windows Update Settings 2. Windows Update in Windows 11 3. Pause Windows Updates in Windows 11 4. Update History in Windows 11 5. Advanced Windows Update Options in Windows 11 6. Windows Insider Program Settings Windows Features 1. The Control Panel in Windows 11 2. File History in Windows 11 3. System Restore in Windows 11 4. Chat in Windows 11 5. Installing Amazon Appstore Mobile Apps in Windows 11 6. Installing and Uninstalling Software Desktop Management 1. The Recycle Bin in Windows 11 2. Creating Desktop Shortcuts in Windows 11 3. Pinning Apps to the Taskbar in Windows 11 4. Notification Center and Quick Settings in Windows 11 5. OneDrive Settings in Windows 11 Creating Documents in WordPad 1. Starting WordPad and Creating a New Document 2. Copying and Pasting Text in WordPad 3. Formatting Text in WordPad 4. Saving a Document in WordPad 5. Closing and Opening a Document in WordPad 6. Printing a Document in WordPad Drawing Pictures in Paint 1. Starting Paint and Creating a New Document 2. Drawing Shapes and Lines in Paint 3. Using Tools and Brushes in Paint 4. Selections in Paint 5. Saving a Picture in Paint 6. Closing and Opening a Picture in Paint Using Microsoft Edge 1. About the Internet and World Wide Web 2. Connecting to the Internet in Windows 11 3. The Microsoft Edge Interface in Windows 11 4. Viewing Web Pages in Microsoft Edge 5. Find Text in Web Pages in Microsoft Edge 6. Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge 7. Add a Favorite to Microsoft Edge 8. Manage Favorites in Microsoft Edge 9. Manage Browser History in Microsoft Edge 10. Manage Downloads in Microsoft Edge 11. How to Manually Update Microsoft Edge 12. Sharing Web Pages in Microsoft Edge 13. Open a Window or InPrivate Window in Microsoft Edge 14. Zoom Web Pages in Microsoft Edge 15. Print Web Pages in Microsoft Edge 16. Settings in Microsoft Edge

Windows 8 1 Out of the Box

Windows 8 1  Out of the Box
Author: Mike Halsey
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN: 1491946229
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Windows 8 1 Out of the Box Book Excerpt:

Get a real feel for Windows 8.1 with a wealth of tips in this step-by-step guide. After using Windows 7 or XP, learning Microsoft’s latest operating system takes some adjustment. Never fear. Windows expert Mike Halsey starts with the basics and then takes you through the trickier parts of Microsoft’s latest operating system. You’ll quickly learn how to make the most of Windows 8 for work and entertainment, whether you use a touchscreen tablet, a laptop, or a PC with a keyboard and mouse. Easily navigate the intuitive Windows 8.1 interface Use email and the Internet—and keep your family safe Share files online or with other devices in your home Download and use all kinds of of apps and programs Watch movies and listen to music Import, view, and edit your own photos and videos Learn how to use extra hardware and older software Get expert tips to keep your computer running smoothly Discover cool stuff that makes computer use really easy

Invisible Engines

Invisible Engines
Author: David S. Evans,Andrei Hagiu,Richard Schmalensee
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2008-02-15
ISBN: 0262262649
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invisible Engines Book Excerpt:

Harnessing the power of software platforms: what executives and entrepreneurs must know about how to use this technology to transform industries and how to develop the strategies that will create value and drive profits. Software platforms are the invisible engines that have created, touched, or transformed nearly every major industry for the past quarter century. They power everything from mobile phones and automobile navigation systems to search engines and web portals. They have been the source of enormous value to consumers and helped some entrepreneurs build great fortunes. And they are likely to drive change that will dwarf the business and technology revolution we have seen to this point. Invisible Engines examines the business dynamics and strategies used by firms that recognize the transformative power unleashed by this new revolution—a revolution that will change both new and old industries. The authors argue that in order to understand the successes of software platforms, we must first understand their role as a technological meeting ground where application developers and end users converge. Apple, Microsoft, and Google, for example, charge developers little or nothing for using their platforms and make most of their money from end users; Sony PlayStation and other game consoles, by contrast, subsidize users and make more money from developers, who pay royalties for access to the code they need to write games. More applications attract more users, and more users attract more applications. And more applications and more users lead to more profits. Invisible Engines explores this story through the lens of the companies that have mastered this platform-balancing act. It offers detailed studies of the personal computer, video game console, personal digital assistant, smart mobile phone, and digital media software platform industries, focusing on the business decisions made by industry players to drive profits and stay a step ahead of the competition. Shorter discussions of Internet-based software platforms provide an important glimpse into a future in which the way we buy, pay, watch, listen, learn, and communicate will change forever. An electronic version of this book is available under a Creative Commons license.

Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web

Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web
Author: Khosrow-Pour D.B.A., Mehdi
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1162
Release: 2020-02-01
ISBN: 1522597166
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web Book Excerpt:

As society continues to rely heavily on technological tools for facilitating business, e-commerce, banking, and communication, among other applications, there has been a significant rise in criminals seeking to exploit these tools for their nefarious gain. Countries all over the world are seeing substantial increases in identity theft and cyberattacks, as well as illicit transactions, including drug trafficking and human trafficking, being made through the dark web internet. Sex offenders and murderers explore unconventional methods of finding and contacting their victims through Facebook, Instagram, popular dating sites, etc., while pedophiles rely on these channels to obtain information and photographs of children, which are shared on hidden community sites. As criminals continue to harness technological advancements that are outpacing legal and ethical standards, law enforcement and government officials are faced with the challenge of devising new and alternative strategies to identify and apprehend criminals to preserve the safety of society. The Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web is a three-volume set that includes comprehensive articles covering multidisciplinary research and expert insights provided by hundreds of leading researchers from 30 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Finland, South Korea, Malaysia, and more. This comprehensive encyclopedia provides the most diverse findings and new methodologies for monitoring and regulating the use of online tools as well as hidden areas of the internet, including the deep and dark web. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as cyberbullying, online hate speech, and hacktivism, this book will offer strategies for the prediction and prevention of online criminal activity and examine methods for safeguarding internet users and their data from being tracked or stalked. Due to the techniques and extensive knowledge discussed in this publication it is an invaluable addition for academic and corporate libraries as well as a critical resource for policy makers, law enforcement officials, forensic scientists, criminologists, sociologists, victim advocates, cybersecurity analysts, lawmakers, government officials, industry professionals, academicians, researchers, and students within this field of study.

Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population Design for Everyday Life

Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population  Design for Everyday Life
Author: Jia Zhou,Gavriel Salvendy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-07-20
ISBN: 3319209132
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population Design for Everyday Life Book Excerpt:

The two LNCS volume set 9193-9194 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2015, held as part of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2015, held in Los Angeles, CA, USA, in August 2015, jointly with 15 other thematically conferences. The total of 1462 papers and 246 posters presented at the HCII 2015 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4843 submissions. These papers of the two volume set address as follows: LNCS 9193, Design for Aging (Part I), addressing the following major topics: HCI design and evaluation methods for the elderly; ICT use and acceptance; aging, the web and social media; and the elderly and mobile devices and LNCS 9194, Design for Everyday Life (Part II), addressing the following major topics: health care technologies and services for the elderly; home and work support; smart environment and AAL; and communication, games, and entertainment.

Overcrowded

Overcrowded
Author: Roberto Verganti
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-01-27
ISBN: 0262335832
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcrowded Book Excerpt:

A more powerful innovation, which seeks to discover not how things work but why we need things. The standard text on innovation advises would-be innovators to conduct creative brainstorming sessions and seek input from outsiders—users or communities. This kind of innovating can be effective at improving products but not at capturing bigger opportunities in the marketplace. In this book Roberto Verganti offers a new approach—one that does not set out to solve existing problems but to find breakthrough meaningful experiences. There is no brainstorming—which produces too many ideas, unfiltered—but a vision, subject to criticism. It does not come from outsiders but from one person's unique interpretation. The alternate path to innovation mapped by Verganti aims to discover not how things work but why we need things. It gives customers something more meaningful—something they can love. Verganti describes the work of companies, including Nest Labs, Apple, Yankee Candle, and Philips Healthcare, that have created successful businesses by doing just this. Nest Labs, for example, didn't create a more advanced programmable thermostat, because people don't love to program their home appliances. Nest's thermostat learns the habits of the household and bases its temperature settings accordingly. Verganti discusses principles and practices, methods and implementation. The process begins with a vision and proceeds through developmental criticism, first from a sparring partner and then from a circle of radical thinkers, then from external experts and interpreters, and only then from users. Innovation driven by meaning is the way to create value in our current world, where ideas are abundant but novel visions are rare. If something is meaningful for both the people who create it and the people who consume it, business value follows.

Halo Effect

Halo Effect
Author: Glenn Yeffeth
Publsiher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2007-03-11
ISBN: 1935251597
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Halo Effect Book Excerpt:

Halo Effect is an unauthorized collection of essays on the bestselling video game Halo. Examining the Halo phenomenon from every angle—from profiling the greatest Halo player who ever lived to providing a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the wildly popular, virtual-reality Halo movies—this guide is the ultimate companion for anyone who wants to truly understand this amazingly successful video game. With discussions on the role of religion and science in the game, this collection of essays also looks into the creation of and community reaction to the launch of the Halo series.

Underwriting the Internet How Technical Advances Financial Engineering and Entrepreneurial Genius are Building the Information Highway

Underwriting the Internet  How Technical Advances  Financial Engineering  and Entrepreneurial Genius are Building the Information Highway
Author: Leslie S. Hiraoka
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 1315289873
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underwriting the Internet How Technical Advances Financial Engineering and Entrepreneurial Genius are Building the Information Highway Book Excerpt:

He covers the anti-trust case against Microsoft; the successes of eBay, Amazon, Yahoo, and Google; road-kills along the information highway such as the forgotten eToys; as well as the Enron implosion and other corporate scandals. After tracing this amazing story he concludes that the illegal practices and the ensuing USD7 trillion loss in equity markets slowed the Internet revolution but could not snuff it out, and with worldwide economic recovery e-business surges onward.

One Up

One Up
Author: Joost van Dreunen
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN: 0231552211
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Up Book Excerpt:

What explains the massive worldwide success of video games such as Fortnite, Minecraft, and Pokémon Go? Game companies and their popularity are poorly understood and often ignored from the standpoint of traditional business strategy. Yet this industry generates billions in revenue by thinking creatively about digital distribution, free-to-play content, and phenomena like e-sports and live streaming. What lessons can we draw from its major successes and failures about the future of entertainment? One Up offers a pioneering empirical analysis of innovation and strategy in the video game industry to explain how it has evolved from a fringe activity to become a mainstream form of entertainment. Joost van Dreunen, a widely recognized industry expert with over twenty years of experience, analyzes how game makers, publishers, and platform holders have tackled strategic challenges to make the video game industry what it is today. Using more than three decades of rigorously compiled industry data, he demonstrates that video game companies flourish when they bring the same level of creativity to business strategy that they bring to game design. Filled with case studies of companies such as Activision Blizzard, Apple, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Microsoft, Nexon, Sony, Take-Two Interactive, Tencent, and Valve, this book forces us to rethink common misconceptions around the emergence of digital and mobile gaming. One Up is required reading for investors, creatives, managers, and anyone looking to learn about the major drivers of change and growth in contemporary entertainment.

Joel on Software

Joel on Software
Author: Avram Joel Spolsky
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2004-08-12
ISBN: 1430207531
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joel on Software Book Excerpt:

* Covers three years of the best essays. * Essays range from technical to humorous, but are always tangible. * Beautifully written and extremely timely. * Google lists 183,000 links for "Joel on Software". * Spolsky is one of the most popular programmers around today, with legions of followers.

How Breakthroughs Happen

How Breakthroughs Happen
Author: Andrew Hargadon
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781578519040
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Breakthroughs Happen Book Excerpt:

Dispelling the myth that innovation is invention & revolution, this text argues that innovators past & present have employed a strategy of technology brokering to source, develop & exploit new ideas. It provides a clear set of recommendations for managing the innovation process in organizations.

Xbox Fan Book

Xbox Fan Book
Author: Mark H. Walker
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780596008840
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Xbox Fan Book Book Excerpt:

Explains how to optimize the Xbox, covering such topics as networking, enhancing graphics, accessories, and Xbox games.

Understanding Counterplay in Video Games

Understanding Counterplay in Video Games
Author: Alan F. Meades
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-06-05
ISBN: 1317618793
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Counterplay in Video Games Book Excerpt:

This book offers insight into one of the most problematic and universal issues within multiplayer videogames: antisocial and oppositional play forms such as cheating, player harassment, the use of exploits, illicit game modifications, and system hacking, known collectively as counterplay. Using ethnographic research, Alan Meades not only to gives voice to counterplayers, but reframes counterplay as a complex practice with contradictory motivations that is anything but reducible to simply being hostile to play, players, or commercial videogames. The book offers a grounded and pragmatic exploration of counterplay, framing it as an unavoidable by-product of interaction of mass audiences with compelling and culturally important texts.

Windows 8 1 The Missing Manual

Windows 8 1  The Missing Manual
Author: David Pogue
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 950
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN: 1449371817
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Windows 8 1 The Missing Manual Book Excerpt:

Windows 8.1 continues the evolution of the most radical redesign in Microsoft's history. It combines the familiar Windows desktop with a new, touchscreen-friendly world of tiles and full-screen apps. Luckily, David Pogue is back to help you make sense of it?with humor, authority, and 500 illustrations. The important stuff you need to know: What's new in 8.1. The update to 8.1 offers new apps, a universal Search, the return of the Start menu, and several zillion other nips and tucks. New features. Storage Spaces, Windows To Go, File Histories?if Microsoft wrote it, this book covers it. Security. Protect your PC from viruses, spyware, spam, sick hard drives, and out-of-control kids. The network. HomeGroups, connecting from the road, mail, Web, music streaming among PCs?this book has your network covered. The software. Media Center, Photo Gallery, Internet Explorer, speech recognition?this one authoritative, witty guide makes it all crystal clear. It's the book that should have been in the box.

Game Console Hacking

Game Console Hacking
Author: Joe Grand,Albert Yarusso
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2004-11-12
ISBN: 9780080532318
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Console Hacking Book Excerpt:

The worldwide video game console market surpassed $10 billion in 2003. Current sales of new consoles is consolidated around 3 major companies and their proprietary platforms: Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. In addition, there is an enormous installed "retro gaming" base of Ataria and Sega console enthusiasts. This book, written by a team led by Joe Grand, author of "Hardware Hacking: Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty", provides hard-core gamers with they keys to the kingdom: specific instructions on how to crack into their console and make it do things it was never designed to do. By definition, video console game players like to have fun. Most of them are addicted to the adrenaline rush associated with "winning", and even more so when the "winning" involves beating the system by discovering the multitude of "cheats" built into most video games. Now, they can have the ultimate adrenaline rush---actually messing around with the soul of the machine and configuring it to behave exactly as the command. This book builds on the motto of "Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty" and will appeal to the community of hardware geeks who associate unscrewing the back of their video console with para-jumping into the perfect storm. Providing a reliable, field-tested guide to hacking all of the most popular video gaming consoles Written by some of the most knowledgeable and recognizable names in the hardware hacking community Game Console Hacking is the first book on the market to show game enthusiasts (self described hardware geeks) how to disassemble, reconfigure, customize and re-purpose their Atari, Sega, Nintendo, Playstation and Xbox systems

Before We Fade Away

Before We Fade Away
Author: June Summers
Publsiher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-05-14
ISBN: 1509220488
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before We Fade Away Book Excerpt:

Horrific, recurring nightmares are making Danielle Reynolds’ life miserable. Losing sleep and falling grades lead her to seek help from her college counselor, a psychologist, and against her better judgment, a psychic medium. To her amazement, she discovers her dead grandfather is trying to contact her to prove his innocence in the murders of the Cunningham family on Halloween night back in 1971. Turning to the police, she convinces a handsome young officer to reopen the murder investigation. Officer Joel Adams isn’t sure if he believes the beautiful woman who claims to have new information about an old murder. But she knows things not written in the police reports, things his grandfather never mentioned when he worked the case years before. Despite his doubts, he can’t resist helping her discover the truth about the past that links them together in the present.

Microsoft XNA Game Studio Creator s Guide Second Edition

Microsoft XNA Game Studio Creator s Guide  Second Edition
Author: Stephen Cawood,Pat McGee
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-02-14
ISBN: 0071614079
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microsoft XNA Game Studio Creator s Guide Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Bring your PC, Zune, and Xbox gaming visions to life with Microsoft XNA Game Studio Develop complete 2D and 3D games with step-by-step hands-on instruction, advice, and tips from two industry professionals. Fully revised to cover the latest features, Microsoft XNA Game Studio Creator's Guide, Second Edition lays out the essentials of game programming alongside exciting examples and C# code samples. Learn how to create 3D models, virtual worlds, and add stunning animation. You'll also discover how to incorporate 3D audio into your projects and handle PC and game controller input devices. Create, draw, and update XNA game windows and 3D objects Add dazzling animation and fluid character motion Render photorealistic terrains, landscapes, skies, and horizons Program custom lighting and shading effects using HLSL Integrate sound effects, game dashboards, and stat tracking Work with game cameras, keyframes, sprites, and loaders Design natural collision detection, ballistics, and particle effects Develop, import, and control Quake II models using MilkShape