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Lurking

by Joanne McNeil Macmillan Audio (February 24, 2020)

This program is read by the author

A concise but wide-ranging personal history of the internet from?for the first time?the point of view of the user

In a shockingly short amount of time, the internet has bound...


Kingdom of Lies

by Kate Fazzini & Khristine Hvam Macmillan Audio (June 10, 2019)

"Kingdom of Lies is a brilliant and bold debut, as full of suspense as the best crime thrillers.? ?Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Blood Oath

In the tradition of Michael Lewis and Tom Wolfe,...


Artificial Intelligence

by Melanie Mitchell, Abby Craden & Tony Wolf Macmillan Audio (October 14, 2019)

This program includes an introduction read by the author.

No recent scientific enterprise has proved as alluring, terrifying, and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence....


The Truth Machine

by Paul Vigna, Michael J. Casey & Sean Runnette Macmillan Audio (February 26, 2018)

"Views differ on bitcoin, but few doubt the transformative potential of Blockchain technology. The Truth Machine is the best book so far on what has happened and what may come along. It demands the attention...


Dawn of the New Everything

by Jaron Lanier & Oliver Wyman Macmillan Audio (November 20, 2017)

"[Oliver Wyman] narrates in a reflective tone that fits well with Lanier's mix of recollections, philosophy, and explanations of technology...Lanier takes the listener through VR breakthroughs like Nintendo's...


User Friendly

by Cliff Kuang, Robert Fabricant & Jean Ann Douglass Macmillan Audio (November 18, 2019)

This program includes material read by the authors.

In User Friendly, Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant reveal the untold story of a paradigm that quietly rules our modern lives: the assumption that machines should...


Bitcoin Billionaires

by Ben Mezrich & Will Damron Macmillan Audio (May 20, 2019)

"Narrating with subtle pitch and phrasing variations, Will Damron connects with every bit of the drama and interpersonal tension that pervade this story. His pleasing voice and facility with dialogue are enormously...


It Came from Something Awful

by Dale Beran Macmillan Audio (July 29, 2019)

This program is read by the author.

An insider's history of the website at the end of the world, which burst into politics and memed Donald Trump into the White House.

The internet has transformed the ways we...


Creative Selection

by Ken Kocienda Macmillan Audio (September 03, 2018)

This program is read by the author.

An insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs.

Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on...


AIQ

by Nick Polson, James Scott & Walter Dixon Macmillan Audio (May 14, 2018)

"There comes a time in the life of a subject when someone steps up and writes the book about it. AIQ explores the fascinating history of the ideas that drive this technology of the future and demystifies the...


Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

by Jaron Lanier & Oliver Wyman Macmillan Audio (May 28, 2018)

"Narrator Oliver Wyman brings his full complement of vocalizations to this polemic on social media and what it is doing to us. His cadence and delivery are spot-on..." ? AudioFile Magazine

Ten Arguments for Deleting...


Cyber Hacking

by Scientific American & George Newbern Blackstone Publishing (October 13, 2020)

Cyberspace has certainly transformed the world. From media and communications to banking, an increasing number of daily activities is performed online. We are living digital lifestyles. While this transformation...


How to Handle a Crowd

I Am a Strange Loop

by Douglas Hofstadter & Greg Baglia Hachette Book Group (September 25, 2018)

Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, ?I? arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here?

I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and...


We Are the Nerds

by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin & Chloe Cannon Hachette Books (October 02, 2018)

Reddit hails itself as ?the front page of the Internet.? It?s the fourth most-visited website in the United States?and yet, millions of Americans have no idea what it is.

We Are the Nerds is a riveting look...


Risk!

by A. J. Jacobs, Aisha Tyler, Others & Sarah Mollo-Christensen et al. Hachette Book Group (July 17, 2018)

A diverse collection of uncensored, confessional, and at times outrageously funny essays about coming of age, coming out, and the wildest experiences that define us.

Collecting the most celebrated stories from...


The Social Organism

by Oliver Luckett & Michael J. Casey Hachette Books (November 15, 2016)

A groundbreaking book that illuminates how social media functions on a global scale, how human culture is evolving with it, and how we can master digital content for good and for profit.

The cofounder of three...


How to Be Fine

by Jolenta Greenberg & Kristen Meinzer HarperAudio (March 17, 2020)

A humorous and insightful look into what advice works, what doesn?t, and what it means to transform yourself, by the co-hosts of the popular By the Book podcast.

In each episode of their podcast By the Book,...


What to Think About Machines That Think

by John Brockman, Brett Barry & Lisa Larsen HarperAudio (October 06, 2015)

Weighing in from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, today?s most forward-thinking minds explore the rise of ?machines that think.?

Stephen Hawking recently made headlines by noting, ?The development of full...


The Sentient Machine

by Amir Husain & Simon Jones Simon & Schuster Audio (November 21, 2017)

The future is now. Acclaimed technologist and inventor Amir Husain explains how we can live amidst the coming age of sentient machines and artificial intelligence?and not only survive, but thrive.

Artificial...


Merchants of Truth

by Jill Abramson & January LaVoy Simon & Schuster Audio (February 05, 2019)

Former executive editor of The New York Times and one of our most eminent journalists Jill Abramson provides a “valuable and insightful” (The Boston Globe) report on the disruption of the news media over...


The Man Who Knew Too Much

by David Leavitt & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2014)

A "skillful, literate" (New York Times Book Review) biography of the persecuted geniuswho helped create the modern computer

To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day,Alan Turing proposed an imaginary...


Shame Nation

by Sue Scheff, Erin Bennett & Melissa Schorr Blackstone Publishing (October 03, 2017)

In today's digitally driven world, disaster is only a click away.

A rogue tweet can bring down a business; an army of trolls can run a celebrity off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological...


The Future of Violence

by Benjamin Wittes, Gabriella Blum & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (March 10, 2015)

From drone warfare in theMiddle East to digital spying by the National Security Agency, the USgovernment has harnessed the power of cutting-edge technology to awesomeeffect. But what happens when ordinary people...


@War

by Shane Harris & Stephen R. Thorne Blackstone Publishing (November 11, 2014)

A surprising, page-turning account of how the wars of thefuture are already being fought today

The United States military currently views cyberspace as the"fifth domain" of warfare--alongside land, sea, air,...


Second Lives

by Tim Guest & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (February 19, 2008)

Second Lives takes us on a revelatory journey through the electronic looking-glass as Tim Guest investigates one of the most bizarre phenomena of the twenty-first century: virtual lives.

Each week, thirty-five...


Telecosm

by George Gilder & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2010)

The computer age is over. After a global run of thirty years, it has given birth to the age of the telecosm--the world enabled and defined by new communications technology. To seek the key to great wealth and...


High Noon

by Karen Southwick & Sneha Mathan Blackstone Publishing (March 07, 2011)

In 1982, a little upstart named Sun was making waves in the high-tech industry with its groundbreaking workstation technology, even as early competitors dismissed the company as not worth losing sleep over....


The Four-Dimensional Human

by Laurence Scott & Matthew Brenher Blackstone Publishing (August 09, 2016)

You are a four-dimensional human.

Each of us exists in three-dimensional physical space. But, as a constellation of everyday digital phenomena rewires our lives, we are increasingly coaxed from the containment...


Microsoft Secrets

by Michael A. Cusumano, Richard W. Selby & David Drummond Blackstone Publishing (February 09, 2016)

Microsoft commands the high ground of the information superhighway by owning the operating systems and basic applications programs that run on hundreds of millions of computers around the world. Beyond the unquestioned...


All This Life

by Joshua Mohr & MacLeod Andrews Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2015)

Morning rush hour on the Golden Gate Bridge. Amid the river of metal and glass, a shocking event occurs, leaving those who witnessed it desperately looking for answers, most notably one man and his son, Jake,...


In Our Own Image

by George Zarkadakis & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (March 15, 2016)

A timely and important book that explores the societal and ethical implications of artificial intelligence as we approach the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution

George Zarkadakis explores one of humankind's...


Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar

by Martin C. Libicki & Erik Sandvold Blackstone Publishing (November 09, 2010)

The protection of cyberspace, the information medium, has become a vital national interest because of its importance both to the economy and to military power. An attacker may tamper with networks to steal information...


The Shallows

by Nicholas Carr & Richard Powers Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2010)

“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of...


CRACK99

by David Locke Hall & Mark Peckham Blackstone Publishing (October 19, 2015)

The utterly gripping story of the most outrageous case of cyber piracy prosecuted by the US Department of Justice

A former US Navy intelligence officer, David Locke Hall was a federal prosecutor when a bizarre-sounding...


Jacked

by David Kushner & Adam Verner Blackstone Publishing (April 03, 2012)

Inside the making of the multibillion-dollar Grand Theft Auto video game empire

Grand Theft Auto is one of the biggest and most controversial video game franchises of all time. Since its first release in 1997,...


You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

by Janelle Shane & Xe Sands Little, Brown (November 05, 2019)

AI is everywhere. It powers the autocorrect function of your iPhone, helps Google Translate understand the complexity of language, and interprets your behavior to decide which of your friends' Facebook posts...


Microsoft First Generation

by Cheryl Tsang & Mary Woods Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2000)

This is a story with all the ingredients of a modern legend, representing nothing less than the proverbial American Dream—writ extra-large. It is a story of hard work, brilliance, and extraordinary commitment,...


Silicon Gold Rush

by Karen Southwick, Sneha Mathan & Geoffrey A. Moore Blackstone Publishing (June 24, 2005)

A hotbed of activity for farsighted thinkers and determined doers, the high-technology industry has given rise to a pioneering group of entrepreneurs and executives that is not only behind today’s most innovative...


ENIAC

by Scott Mccartney & Adams Morgan Blackstone Publishing (February 07, 2012)

The true father of the modern computer was not John von Neumann, as he is generally credited. That honor belongs to the two men, John Mauchly and Presper Eckert, who built the world's first programmable computer:...


The Artificial Intelligence Contagion

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

by Shoshana Zuboff & Nicol Zanzarella PublicAffairs (January 15, 2019)

The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and...


Move Fast and Break Things

by Jonathan Taplin Little, Brown & Company (April 18, 2017)

The book that started the Techlash.

A stinging polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google, Facebook and Amazon, and that proposes a new future for musicians, journalists, authors...


The Mathematical Corporation

by Josh Sullivan, Angela Zutavern & Fleet Cooper PublicAffairs (June 06, 2017)

The most powerful weapon in business today is the alliance between the mathematical smarts of machines and the imaginative human intellect of great leaders. Together they make the mathematical corporation, the...


The Reality Game

by Samuel Woolley & Angelo Di Loreto PublicAffairs (January 07, 2020)

Fake news posts and Twitter trolls were just the beginning. What will happen when misinformation moves from our social media feeds into our everyday lives?

Online disinformation stormed our political process...


We Know It When We See It

by Richard Masland & Matt Kugler Basic Books (March 10, 2020)

A Harvard researcher investigates the human eye in this insightful account of what vision reveals about intelligence, learning, and the greatest mysteries of neuroscience.

Spotting a face in a crowd is so easy,...


The New Childhood

by Jordan Shapiro Little, Brown & Company (December 31, 2018)

A provocative look at the new, digital landscape of childhood and how to navigate it.

In The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro provides a hopeful counterpoint to the fearful hand-wringing that has come to define...


Make It Rain!

by Donna Beech, Areva Martin & Phil MCGRAW Center Street (March 20, 2018)

What if you could get in front of millions of prospects with the avid endorsement of famous influencers -- without spending a dime?

It's happening right in front of you every day. Guest experts on TV, radio,...


Life Finds a Way

by Andreas Wagner & Alex Hyde-White Basic Books (June 11, 2019)

How the principles of biological innovation can help us overcome creative challenges in art, business, and science

In Life Finds a Way, biologist Andreas Wagner reveals the deep symmetry between innovation in...


Things a Little Bird Told Me

by Biz Stone & Jonathan Davis Grand Central Publishing (April 01, 2014)

Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, discusses the power of creativity and how to harness it, through stories from his remarkable life and career.

Things a Little Bird Told Me

From GQ's "Nerd of the Year" to...