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Author Gifford, Clive.
Title Cool tech : gadgets, games, robots, and the digital world / written by Clive Gifford.
Pub Info London ; New York : DK Pub., 2011.
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book jacket
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 Chilmark Juv Collection  J 004 GIF     AVAILABLE
Descript 143 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col maps ; 28 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Calculators and computers -- Great brain -- Grace Hopper -- Evolution of the computer -- Vision of the future -- Early home computing -- Laptop -- Networks -- Inventing the World Wide Web -- Undersea cables -- Internet traffic -- Silicon Valley -- Bill Gates -- How Apple grew -- What's behind a website -- What do search engines do? -- Who invented Google? -- Server farm -- Our time online -- Social networking -- Mark Zuckerberg -- Growth of the Web -- Access all areas -- How the Web is run -- Good side of the Web -- Bad side of the Web -- Keeping us safe -- Making money online -- E-buying and selling -- World without wires -- Smartphone -- Text talk -- Eye in the sky -- Where do you want to go? -- What's a wiki? -- Age of the Internet -- Shift to digital media -- E-reader -- Augmented reality -- From arcades to consoles -- Early games -- Tomohiro Nishikado -- Story of Nintendo -- Evolution of game controllers -- Kinect -- Playing together -- How video games are made -- What do you want to play? -- Console wars -- Virtual worlds -- Video games arrive -- Digital camera -- Digital photography -- Clive Sinclair -- Wired cities -- Interacting with new technology -- Supercomputers -- Artificial intelligence -- What makes a robot? -- Types of robots -- Cynthia Breazeal -- Mars Rover -- Robot hospital -- Robot explorers -- Advance of the robots -- What next? -- Glossary -- Index -- Acknowledgments.
Summary Looks at the technology behind computers, the Internet, video games, and digital devices, as well as their history and some of the prominent minds behind their creation.
Audience 4-6 Baker & Taylor.
Subject Computers -- Juvenile literature.
Electronic apparatus and appliances -- Juvenile literature.
Information technology -- Juvenile literature.
Computers.
Electronic apparatus and appliances.
Information technology.
Add Author Goldsmith, Mike, 1962-
Cover Ti DK cool tech
ISBN 9780756682705
Stndrd # 690472082705
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