The Gift Of Giving: Techies

What’s going on in the tech world these days is fascinating to even the casual observer, but much more so for those keeping a keen eye that cutting-edge world. From future innovations to the rehabbing of the culture, there’s a lot there to dig into.

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    • Machine, Platform, Crowd

    • Harnessing Our Digital Future
    • By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 800
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673

    We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Both How AND Why for Techies

    • By Dan Collins on 08-11-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Shallows

    • What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
    • By: Nicholas Carr
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 822
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 604
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 599

    A gripping story of human transformation played out against a backdrop of technological upheaval, The Shallows will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Its true.

    • By Joseph on 05-26-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Snow Crash

    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14,230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,863
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10,951

    Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison - a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Stephenson

    • By A. Tuck on 10-16-08

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Countdown to Zero Day

    • Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
    • By: Kim Zetter
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234

    Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Story, Terrible Production Quality

    • By Baumerx20 on 05-02-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Hit Refresh

    • The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
    • By: Satya Nadella, Greg Shaw, Bill Gates - foreword
    • Narrated by: Shridhar Solanki, Satya Nadella
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312

    Microsoft's CEO tells the inside story of the company's continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading the most significant technological changes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read for those into tech

    • By zanwar on 10-14-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Brotopia

    • Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
    • By: Emily Chang
    • Narrated by: Emily Chang
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasy land of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia," where men hold all the cards and make all the rules....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Critical Read

    • By Cheryl B. McDonald on 05-17-18
    • Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
    • By: Emily Chang
    • Narrated by: Emily Chang
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 363 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Chaos Monkeys - Revised Edition

    • Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
    • By: Antonio Garcia Martinez
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    After stints on Wall Street and as CEO of his own startup, Antonio García Martínez joined Facebook’s nascent advertising team. Forced out in the wake of an internal product war over the future of the company’s monetization strategy, García Martínez eventually landed at rival Twitter....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The ‘Bad Santa’ of Silicon Valley

    • By C. Armstrong on 12-10-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Weapons of Math Destruction

    • How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
    • By: Cathy O'Neil
    • Narrated by: Cathy O'Neil
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310

    We live in the age of the algorithm. Tracing the arc of a person's life, Cathy O'Neil exposes the black-box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating and startling look at where big data is blind

    • By Stephen on 10-02-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Rise of the Machines

    • A Cybernetic History
    • By: Thomas Rid
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    As lives offline and online merge, it's easy to forget how we got here. Rise of the Machines reclaims the story of cybernetics, a control theory of man and machine....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Machines? Cybernetics? 80% of the book had nothing to do with it

    • By Amazon Customer 47 on 09-25-16

    Regular price: $27.99