These new mental frontiers make for captivating reading, yet Kaku’s optimism and enthusiasm provides cover for what are mostly overhyped claims.
Kolbert also weaves a relatable element into the at-times heavily scientific discussion, bringing the sites of past and present extinctions vividly to life with fascinating information that will linger with readers long after they close the book. A highly significant eye-opener rich in facts and enjoyment.
Though much of "Hatching Twitter" is hobbled by weak anecdotes and schlocky metaphors, the book is carried by Bilton's excruciating account of Dorsey's evolution.
Stone does know when to provide a breather with entertaining anecdotes about Amazon’s competitive jujitsu.
"Smarter Than You Think," the first book by technology journalist Clive Thompson, is an admiring letter to the digital tools that increasingly chronicle and guide our daily lives.
Who Owns the Future? is non-linear, hyperactive, non-sequitur filled, maddening to read, and ultimately unsatisfying...Coming soon to garage sales...and birdcage liners near you.
Despite its thoroughness and appetite for detail, there is one glaring omission from Schmidt's and Cohen's vision of the future: the phenomenon of corporate power.
Morozov takes a hard look at the claims of cybertheorists and concludes that our techno future might be dark and dangerous...
...a tour de force that no government can afford to ignore.
The Guinness World Records 2013 Gamer’s Edition offers the gamers a way to see different achievements throughout the gaming world and to learn more about other people in the world to which they dedicate a lot of time.
Wondering . . . if Kurzweil was going broke and this was a last ditch attempt to make some cash.
...not lacking in confidence or pointlessly self-effacing, but calm and honest about the limits to what the author or anyone else can know about what is going to happen next.
Stross peppers the book with his [Graham's] mottos: “Make something people want”, “Launch fast.” “Write code and talk to customers.” If not the definitive history of this explosion in technology start-ups, Stross at least provides lively source material.
Patterson's prose sometimes has the overly breathless air of an airport thriller. But it is underpinned by an invaluable piece of timely journalism that should be read by regulators and anyone with a cent in the stock market.
...is a journalistic attempt to trace the history, people, and relationships of Anonymous and its famous spin-off, LulzSec.
In Tubes, journalist Andrew Blum goes on a journey inside the Internet's physical infrastructure to uncover the buildings and compounds where our data is stored and transmitted.
Occasionally insightful but tiresome and scattershot.
As fascinating as it is inspiring, this hilarious book is a tour de force that celebrates troublemakers, risk takers, and the American spirit.
As Reiss rushes past the why of global warming, he also misses the opportunity to examine a significant part of the environmental debate over offshore development in the Arctic.
A useful, nuts-and-bolts handbook for concerned parents.