When a small group of humans are abducted from Earth, they find themselves thrust into a battle for the fate of the known universe. They are forced to put their trust in a mysterious artificial intelligence who has its own secret agenda.Banding together with beings from across the universe, the band of misfits must overcome an empire bent on the subjugation of Earth. Can the small band of allies overcome an ancient evil while unlocking the very secret of humanities origins? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rhys David. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144210/bk_acx0_144210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It begins. The final battle between man and machine. Earth burns. The Dreamer, a cruel artificial intelligence, brutalizes our world. His robots reduce our cities to ash. His cyborgs march by the millions. Humanity is now an endangered species. But we still fight! A band of heroes undertakes a dangerous quest. Some call it a suicide mission. They fly to a computerized world, deep in space, where the Dreamer dwells. There humanity will face an electric god. There we will fall . . . or rise higher than ever before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/053510/bk_adbl_053510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series! Just hours following their climactic battle on the Forerunner planet Genesis, the Spartans of Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris find themselves running for their lives from the malevolent machinations of the now-renegade artificial intelligence Cortana. But even as they attempt to stay one step ahead, trouble seems to find Spartan Edward Buck no matter where he turns. A secret mission enacted by the Office of Naval Intelligence could possibly help turn the tide, and has Buck reluctantly agreeing to reform his old team, Alpha-Nine. Because if the band is really getting back together for this one, that means everybody - including the Spartan who Buck never wants to see again, the one who committed the ultimate betrayal of trust.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008807/bk_sans_008807_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For over a hundred and fifty years, the rarest and most valuable substance in the solar system has been mined from the only location where it exists in significant quantity: Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede. For all of this time, the remote mining outpost has been serviced by clone slaves who are drugged into mindlessness, and all of it has been monitored, controlled, and administered by the artificial intelligence known as Prinox. But what happens when a failed rescue mission causes a small band of escaped clones to begin questioning their lives, their society, and their very existence? Hunted by deadly killing machines, confused and scared, these renegade slaves are about to find out-for better or worse - just what it means to be human. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Mcferrin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012496/bk_acx0_012496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:"Facebook Instant Articles Just Don't Add Up for Publishers" by Michael Wolff. "Probing the Dark Side of Google's Ad-Targeting System" by Tom Simonite. "Artificial Intelligence That Makes Your Smartphone Smarter" by Rachel Metz. "Self-Charging Phones Are on the Way, Finally" by Rachel Metz. "Smartphones (and Motorcycles) Fuel Hyperlocal E-Commerce in India" by George Anders. "Inside India's Phablet Revolution" by George Anders. "Is Now a Good Time to Meet Your New Virtual Assistant?" by Will Knight. "Inside Amazon's Warehouse, Human-Robot Symbiosis" by Will Knight. "How to Stop Virtual Reality from Making You Want to Puke" by Rachel Metz. "Automated Vehicles: One Eye on the Road, Another on You" by Will Knight. "Teach Your Fitness Band to Track Biceps Curls and More" by Rachel Metz. "The Great Cancer Test Experiment" by Antonio Reglado."When a Fetus's Test Finds a Mother’s Cancer" by Anna Nowogrodzki. "Should Babies Have Their Genomes Sequenced?" by Anna Nowogrodzki. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/trev/150801/pe_trev_150801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The thrilling conclusion to the internationally best-selling Long Earth series explores the greatest question of all: What is the meaning of life? It's 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, a new society continues to evolve in the Long Earth. Now, a message has been received: "Join us". The Next - the hyperintelligent posthumans - realize that the missive contains instructions for kick-starting the development of an immense artificial intelligence known as The Machine. But to build this computer the size of an Earth continent, they must obtain help from the more populous and still industrious worlds of mankind. Meanwhile, on a trek in the High Meggers, Joshua Valienté, now nearing 70, is saved from death when a troll band discovers him. Living among the trolls as he recovers, Joshua develops a deeper understanding of this collective-intelligence species and its society. He discovers that some older trolls with capacious memories act as communal libraries and live on a very strange Long Earth world, in caverns under the root systems of trees as tall as mountains. Valienté also learns something much more profound about life and its purpose in the Long Earth: We cultivate the cosmos to maximize the opportunities for life and joy in this universe - and to prepare for new universes to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Fenton Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005256/bk_harp_005256_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You will love Harbour City. Most visitors to the island drive right through, without taking time to explore its attractions. But you’re not most visitors. You will get to spend some time.Go ahead. Turn on your radio. That’s BC Bud, 101.3 FM on your home and native band. He will announce your special arrival.And if you catch something more than a salmon, you could be referred to Doctor Sababa, an internal medicine consultant at Harbour City regional, the sage of the Salish Sea. He would amuse you with his wit and wisdom, and the spontaneous combustion and thrust they generate, often mixed in unequal proportions, as he dances with the devil in the pale moonlight. Before there was artificial intelligence, he was the real thing, working in the mysterious old ways of a masterless samurai. In the myriad motions of all celestial objects, he was a meteor.With proper care, you might even survive your encounter. Welcome to the spring and summer of his casebook. Welcome to Sababaland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lawrence Winkler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161457/bk_acx0_161457_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set against the turbulent backdrop of the near future, The Ruins of Mars opens on the discovery of an ancient city buried under the sands of the red planet. Images captured by twin sentient satellites show massive domes, imposing walls, and a grid work of buildings situated directly on the rim of Mars' Grand Canyon, the Valles Marineris.With the resources of Earth draining away under the weight of human expansion, a plan is hatched to reclaim Mars from the cold grasp of death. A small band of explorers, astronauts, and scientists are sent to the red world in mankind's first interplanetary starship to begin construction on a human colony. Among them is a young archaeologist, named Harrison Raheem Assad, who is tasked with uncovering the secrets of the Martian ruins and their relation to the human race. Aided by the nearly boundless mind of a god-like artificial intelligence; the explorers battle space travel, harsh Martian weather, and the deepening mystery of the forgotten alien civilization.Begin the epic journey in book one of the Ruins of Mars trilogy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148401/bk_acx0_148401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The book comprises select proceedings of the first International Conference on Advances in Electrical and Computer Technologies 2019 (ICAECT 2019). The papers presented in this book are peer reviewed and cover wide range of topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering fields. This book contains the papers presenting the latest developments in the areas of Electrical, Electronics, Communication systems and Computer Science such as smart grids, soft computing techniques in power systems, smart energy management systems, power electronics, feedback control systems, biomedical engineering, geo informative systems, grid computing, data mining, image and signal processing, video processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, cloud computing, pervasive computing, intelligent systems, artificial intelligence, neural network and fuzzy logic, broad band communication, mobile and optical communication, network security, VLSI, embedded systems, optical networks and wireless communication. This book will be of great use to the researchers and students in the areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Communication systems and Computer Science.