PC Hardware: A Beginner's Guide
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PC Hardware: A Beginner's Guide

Ideal for PC owners looking for an accessible, easy-to-follow reference, this beginner's guide to PC hardware offers expert advice on every component--processors, motherboards, memory, BIOS, CD-ROM and DVD drives, video cards, and much more. You'll also get details on external devices, including monitors, printers, keyboards, and modems. The book covers both Intel and non-Intel CPUs and USB and AGP ports.

Serial Port Complete: COM Ports, USB Virtual COM Ports, and Ports for Embedded Systems
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Serial Port Complete: COM Ports, USB Virtual COM Ports, and Ports for Embedded Systems

PC COM ports, USB virtual COM ports, and ports in embedded systems are all addressed in this updated guide to programming, interfacing, and using serial ports. Topics include using .NET’s SerialPort class for COM-port communications on PCs; upgrading existing RS-232 designs to USB or wireless networks; and creating serial networks of embedded systems and PCs. Example circuits and code provide a quick start to projects. Installation a...

Arduino Playground: Geeky Projects for the Curious Maker
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Arduino Playground: Geeky Projects for the Curious Maker

Warren Andrews has compiled a brilliant collection of Arduino projects. They are for mid-level makers who understand soldering, electronics and programming basics even if they are not total experts. The book is for anyone, young or old, who is interested in this fascinating field. What is great about this book, in addition to the new Arduino material, is that it raises the knowledge and expertise level of the reader and increases his...

Apache Server 2.0 (Osborne Complete Reference)
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Apache Server 2.0 (Osborne Complete Reference)

Install, configure, administer, and secure the world's leading Web server using this comprehensive resource. Written by a lead Apache developer, this book provides you with all the hands-on guidance you need to administer Apache on multiple platforms.

Green Electricity: 25 Green Technologies That Will Electrify Your Future
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Green Electricity: 25 Green Technologies That Will Electrify Your Future

This fascinating book explores the pros and cons of the top 25 green electricity technologies, illuminating how each technology works and detailing the key hurdles each emerging energy strategy has to overcome before it becomes a viable option. Our existing electric utility industry and power supply and delivery systems are woefully outdated. Indeed, the existing power grid we use today uses 100-year-old technology! This book lays ou...

USB Design by Example: A Practical Guide to Building I/O Devices (2nd Edition)
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USB Design by Example: A Practical Guide to Building I/O Devices (2nd Edition)

USB Design by Example is an excellent approach to using USB - designs by example. I have tried several of the examples in both VB and VC++, and both are superb. On the embedded side, the explanations are both thorough and understandable. I had a question about one of the example programs, so I emailed John, expecting an auto-response or hearing back in a week or so. He responded in ten minutes with the solution. This is for a novice ...

WiMAX: Taking Wireless to the MAX (Informa Telecoms & Media)
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WiMAX: Taking Wireless to the MAX (Informa Telecoms & Media)

With market value expected to reach $5 billion by 2007 and the endorsement of some of the biggest names in telecommunications, World Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) is poised to change the broadband wireless landscape. But how much of WiMAX's touted potential is merely hype? Now that several pre-WiMAX networks have been deployed, what are the operators saying about QoS and ROI? How and when will device manufacturers int...

Instrumentation and Control
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Instrumentation and Control

Instrumentation and control plays a crucial role in the field of automation. This book presents an in-depth analysis of the essential concepts of the instrumentation and control systems. The book introduces the students to instrumentation system and explains its designs, component selection and environmental effects. The statistical methods of data analysis and estimation of uncertainties are presented for an appropriate evaluation o...

Mobile Health Applications for Quality Healthcare Delivery
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Mobile Health Applications for Quality Healthcare Delivery

One of the central engines of the current shift towards decentralization and reorientation of healthcare services is mobile healthcare (mHealth). mHealth offers unique opportunities to reduce cost, increase efficiencies, and improve quality and access to healthcare. However, the full impact of mHealth is just beginning to be felt by the medical community and requires further examination to understand the full range of benefits it con...

Getting Started with OpenShift: A Guide for Impatient Beginners
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Getting Started with OpenShift: A Guide for Impatient Beginners

Intrigued by the possibilities of developing web applications in the cloud? Absolutely yes! That’s why I’ve got my hands on this book. With the cloud being the de facto choice of most companies interested in deploying web applications and offering services, the number of IaaS and PaaS on the market increased exponentially in the past years. New competitors enter the scene. Some of them consolidate their position. Most mutate and evol...