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  • MP3 power! with Winamp by Ben Sawyer, Dave Greely, Justin Frankel

    By Ben Sawyer, Dave Greely, Justin Frankel

    Co-authored by way of the author of Winamp, MP3 strength with Winamp is the main whole advisor to realizing and utilizing MP3 know-how successfully. you are going to how to locate, create, and optimize MP3 documents your self utilizing the instruments and software program mentioned and integrated at the CD-ROM with the ebook. Geared for newbie to skilled person, this identify steps you thru the heritage of MP3 know-how, how bands and musicians can reap the benefits of it, and extra. in addition to concentrating on Winamp, you are going to how to use the Xing instruments to create MP3 tracks, create your individual MP3 radio station with Shoutcast, and get distinct information regarding MP3 and Winamp excessive finish details.

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  • .NET Framework Solutions: In Search of the Lost Win32 API by John Paul Mueller

    By John Paul Mueller

    While you are doing .NET -> local interop., this e-book may still lovely have just about all that you just desire. notice that it doesn't conceal COM (RCW) interop in that a lot aspect and doesn't speak about CCW (COM -> .NET). in spite of the fact that, the assurance of MarshalAs() and the smart examples that convey tips to take care of the complicated DirectX constructions are on my own definitely worth the cost of admission.
    What I cherished most sensible used to be the writer did not take the cop out answer (managed C++) except it used to be totally precious. lots of the code examples within the ebook are in C# and this could be of a few situation to the VB.NET programmers. The chapters are good equipped and there is an appendix with 50+ strong tips about PInvoke. while you're nonetheless being affected by your PInvoke interop challenge after interpreting this e-book, it is time to deliver out the heavy weight (Adam Nathan's bible) -- solid luck!!!
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  • BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints by Rodolfo Giometti

    By Rodolfo Giometti

    Key Features

    • Build, organize, and enhance your circuits through step by step instructional of functional examples, from preliminary board setup to machine motive force management
    • Get entry to a number of varieties of desktop peripherals to observe and regulate your household setting utilizing this guide
    • This e-book is unfold throughout 10 chapters all enthusiastic about one sensible domestic automation project

    Book Description

    BeagleBone is a microboard notebook that runs Linux. it may well hook up with the net and will run OSes reminiscent of Android and Ubuntu. BeagleBone is used for various diversified reasons and tasks, from basic initiatives comparable to development a thermostat to extra complex ones akin to domestic safety systems.

    Packed with real-world examples, this publication gives you examples of the way to attach numerous sensors and an actuator to the BeagleBone Black. you are going to tips on how to supply entry to them, to be able to notice simple-to-complex tracking and controlling platforms to help you take keep an eye on of the home. additionally, you will locate software program examples of imposing net interfaces utilizing the classical PHP/HTML pair with JavaScript, utilizing advanced APIs to have interaction with a Google doctors account, WhatsApp, or fb. This consultant is a useful educational while you are making plans to take advantage of a BeagleBone Black in a house automation project.

    What you are going to learn

    • Build a CO (and different fuel) sensor with a buzzer/LED alarm to sign excessive concentrations
    • Log atmosphere information and plot it in a posh manner
    • Develop an easy internet interface with a LAMP platform
    • Prepare complicated internet interfaces in JavaScript and get to understand how you can circulation video facts from a webcam
    • Use APIs to get entry to a Google doctors account or a WhatsApp/Facebook account to control a house automation system
    • Add customized gadget drivers to control an LED with varied blinking frequencies
    • Discover how one can paintings with digital parts to construct small circuits
    • Use an NFS, temperature sensor, relays, and different peripherals to watch and regulate your surroundings

    About the Author

    Rodolfo Giometti is an engineer, IT expert, and GNU/Linux professional. He has over 15 years of expertise operating with systems in accordance with x86 (PC), ARM, MIPS, and PowerPC. he's the 1st writer and a maintainer of the LinuxPPS undertaking (Linux's pulse in line with moment subsystem.) He actively contributes to the Linux resource code with a number of patches and new gadget drivers for numerous units. His components of center services are in writing gadget drivers for brand spanking new peripherals, figuring out exact Linux ports for numerous customized embedded forums, and constructing keep watch over automation and distant tracking platforms. he's the cofounder of the Cosino venture, the place he develops software program for keep watch over automation platforms. he's additionally the co-CEO at HCE Engineering S.r.l., a number one business embedded systems-based company.

    Table of Contents

    1. Dangerous fuel Sensors
    2. Ultrasonic Parking Assistant
    3. Aquarium Monitor
    4. Google medical doctors climate Station
    5. WhatsApp Laundry Room Monitor
    6. Baby Room Sentinel
    7. Facebook Plant Monitor
    8. Intrusion Detection System
    9. Twitter entry keep an eye on approach with shrewdpermanent Card and RFID
    10. A lighting fixtures supervisor with a television distant Controller
    11. A instant domestic Controller with Z-Wave

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  • How To Do Everything With Your Pocket PC by Frank McPherson

    By Frank McPherson

    This useful source builds at the luck of the 1st variations via supplying all-new tips and knowledge concerning the upcoming Pocket notebook unlock, as well as in-depth, proper insurance of the home windows CE working procedure. study information on utilizing Pocket laptop functions, instant, making mobilephone calls, plus taking part in video games and MP3 records, or even utilizing GPS connectivity!

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  • Documents, Presentations, and Workbooks: Using Microsoft by Stephanie Krieger

    By Stephanie Krieger

    Get professional thoughts and top practices for growing professional-looking records, slide displays, and workbooks. And observe those abilities as you're employed with Microsoft note, PowerPoint®, and Excel® in place of work 2010 or place of work for Mac 2011. This hands-on consultant offers positive suggestion and complicated, timesaving how to assist you produce compelling content material that delivers—in print or on screen.

    Work smarter—and create content material with impact!

    • Create your individual customized place of work issues and templates
    • Use tables and kinds to aid manage and current content material in advanced observe records
    • Leave a long-lasting impact with professional-quality pictures and multimedia
    • Work with PowerPoint masters and layouts extra successfully
    • Design Excel PivotTables for higher facts research and reporting
    • Automate and customise files with Microsoft visible simple® for functions (VBA) and Open XML codecs
    • Boost rfile collaboration and sharing with place of work internet Apps

    Your significant other websites includes:

    All the book’s pattern records for notice, PowerPoint, and Excel records containing Microsoft Visio® samples—Visio 2010 is needed for viewing

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  • Emotions and Personality in Personalized Services: Models, by Marko Tkalčič, Berardina De Carolis, Marco de Gemmis, Ante

    By Marko Tkalčič, Berardina De Carolis, Marco de Gemmis, Ante Odić, Andrej Košir

    Personalization is ubiquitous from se's to online-shopping web content aiding us locate content material extra successfully and this ebook specializes in the most important advancements which are shaping our day-by-day on-line stories. With advances within the detection of finish clients’ feelings, character, sentiment and social indications, researchers and practitioners now have the instruments to construct a brand new iteration of custom-made platforms that would relatively comprehend the user’s kingdom and bring definitely the right content material.

    With top specialists from an enormous array of domain names from consumer modeling, cellular sensing and knowledge retrieval to synthetic intelligence, human-computer interplay (HCI) social computing and psychology, a extensive spectrum of issues are lined. From discussing mental theoretical versions and exploring state of the art tools for buying feelings and character in an unobtrusive means, in addition to describing how those techniques can be utilized to enhance a variety of points of the personalization approach and chapters that debate evaluate and privateness issues.

    Emotions and character in customized Systems can help relief researchers and practitioners improve and evaluation user-centric personalization structures that keep in mind the standards that experience a major impression on our decision-making – feelings and personality.

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  • BeagleBone Home Automation by Juha Lumme

    By Juha Lumme

    Dwell your subtle dream with domestic automation utilizing BeagleBone review sensible method of domestic automation utilizing BeagleBone ranging from the very fundamentals of GPIO keep watch over and progressing as much as construction an entire domestic automation resolution Covers the working ideas of various important surroundings sensors, together with their programming and integration to the server software Easy-to-follow process with electronics schematics, wiring diagrams, and controller code all damaged down into doable and easy-to-understand sections intimately domestic automation allows you to regulate day-by-day actions resembling altering the temperature, starting the storage door, or dimming the lighting of your home utilizing microprocessors. BeagleBone is a inexpensive, high-expansion, hardware-hacker-focused BeagleBoard. it really is small and springs with the high-performance ARM features you are expecting from a BeagleBoard. BeagleBone takes full-featured Linux to areas it hasn't ever long past ahead of. beginning with absolutely the fundamentals, BeagleBone domestic Automation grants the data you'll require to create an Internet-age domestic automation answer. This booklet will enable you manage Linux on BeagleBone. you are going to how one can use Python to regulate varied digital elements and sensors to create a standalone embedded approach that still accepts keep watch over remotely from a cellphone. This e-book begins with the very fundamentals of Linux management and alertness execution utilizing terminal connections. you'll examine the fundamentals of the final objective input/output pins and observe how a variety of digital sensors and digital parts paintings. The «hardware jargon» is defined, and instance functions demonstrating their useful use are created so you will think answerable for the services supplied. community programming can be a huge a part of this booklet, because the created server could be made available from the net via a telephone software. additionally, you will find out how to create a completely operating Android software that communicates with the house automation server over the web. What you'll study from this e-book how to interface the BeagleBone board with a variety of parts and environmental sensors organize the programming good judgment essential to let standalone periodic initiatives and their administration arrange the programming common sense essential to permit standalone periodic initiatives and their administration notice community programming over TCP/IP sockets, and let encrypted entry over the net application an Android program which may interface together with your domestic automation server enforce a framework to ship any form of information, reminiscent of photographs captured from a digital camera, on your telephone method An easy-to-follow advisor filled with hands-on examples to assist remodel your home right into a standalone domestic automation answer. Who this ebook is written for while you are trying to find how you can create a hugely able domestic automation approach that's simply extendable and hugely configurable, then this publication is for you. simple wisdom of electronics and programming in Python and/or Java languages could be invaluable, yet no longer needed.

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  • Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 03 by Mark Frauenfelder Ed.

    By Mark Frauenfelder Ed.

    For those who wish to tweak, disassemble, re-create, and invent cool new makes use of for know-how, you are going to love MAKE our new quarterly book for the inquisitive do-it-yourselfer. Our 3rd factor appears to be like at how one can flip your automobile right into a wireless blasting, computer-controlled, GPS-enabled, biodiesel monster. Key beneficial properties exhibit tips to flip a VCR right into a puppy feeding robotic, easy methods to make a see-through potato cannon, create a remote-controlled haunted condo for Holloween, and get you the thin on affordable welding. The 3rd version profiles Ed Storms, now retired, and previously hired on the Los Alamos nationwide Laboratories. For greater than a decade, Storms has been engaged on low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR.) If LENRs exist and will be harnessed, they'll supply an alternate strength resource. seeing that they do not emit chemical pollution, they could even alleviate worldwide warming. stopover at MAKE's website: make.oreilly.com.

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  • iLife '04 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies by Tony Bove

    By Tony Bove

    Up-to-date to hide the most recent iLife positive aspects and improvements, together with the hot GarageBand software. Seven minibooks on iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, iPod, and iLife Extras get readers speedy up to the mark with all of Apple's electronic media functions. Covers the most important gains of every software, together with ripping songs and dealing with a playlist (iTunes), modifying and saving electronic photograph records (iPhoto), assembling photograph and movies right into a domestic motion picture (iMovie), developing DVD slide exhibits and films (iDVD), and developing and recording in a electronic tune studio (GarageBand), plus bonus insurance of Apple's market-leading iPod.

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