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Arduino for Beginners: Essential Skills Every Maker Needs
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Arduino for Beginners: Essential Skills Every Maker NeedsQue has published Arduino for Beginners: Essential Skills Every Maker Needs. Loaded with full-color step-by-step illustrations! Absolutely no experience needed! Learn Arduino from the ground up, hands-on, in full color! Discover Arduino, join the DIY movement, and build an amazing spectrum of projects… limited only by your imagination!

No “geekitude” needed: This full-color guide assumes you know nothing about Arduino or programming with the Arduino IDE. John Baichtal is an expert on getting newcomers up to speed with DIY hardware. First, he guides you gently up the learning curve, teaching you all you need to know about Arduino boards, basic electronics, safety, tools, soldering, and a whole lot more. Then, you walk step-by-step through projects that reveal Arduino’s incredible potential for sensing and controlling the environment–projects that inspire you to create, invent, and build the future...

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Cinema 4D: The Artist's Project Sourcebook, 3rd Edition
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Cinema 4D: The Artist's Project Sourcebook, 3rd EditionFocal Press has published Cinema 4D: The Artist's Project Sourcebook, 3rd Edition. Make the creative leap to 3D! Get the essential concepts and techniques without drowning in the technical complexities. In this latest edition, not only will you learn the basics of 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, layout, and rendering, but you'll find out real industry secrets and workflows for all of the major disciplines 3D is found in today.

You'll also discover how to take CINEMA 4D to the next level by taking advantage of its tight integration with industry standard software such as: Photoshop, AfterEffects, Illustrator, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Motion, ZBrush, e-on's Vue and more. Whether you are a motion graphics artist, character designer, or an architectural visualizing expert, this is the one stop book for starting you on the path to creating the highest level of imagery using one of the most prolific software applications available...

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LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita
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LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation VitaThe heroes of LEGO Ninjago are ready to battle! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced the release of the high-kicking action-adventure videogame, LEGO® Ninjago™: Nindroids™, available now in North America for the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.

“Adding LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids to our popular LEGO Ninjago franchise is very exciting,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Hellbent Games has delivered the action game Ninjago fans have been waiting for - with all the characters, comedy and thrills that make the franchise such a success." Based on the first five episodes of the animated television series “NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu,” the LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids videogame takes players to New Ninjago City where the Ninja face a technological threat by the evil Digital Overlord and his robotic army of Nindroids...

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FIRESTORM on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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FIRESTORM on Blu-ray, DVD and DigitalHong Kong action icon Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers) stars in Director Alan Yuen’s (Princess D) action-packed crime thriller FIRESTORM, igniting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Sept. 23 from Well Go USA Entertainment. A hardboiled police inspector (Lau) must confront, and cross, moral lines in order to hunt down a crew of seasoned criminals. Rounding out the cast are Michael Wong (Triple Tap), Ray Lui (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Ka Tung Lam (Drug War, IP Man), Jun Hu (Bodyguards & Assassins), Chen Yao (Caught in the Web), Vincent Sze (Vengeance), Chi-yin Wong (Life Without Principle) and Shing-Ban Lam (Young and Dangerous: Reloaded).

Synopsis:
A storm is heading toward the city of Hong Kong, threatening the lives of everyone in its path. As citizens scramble for cover, a crew of seasoned criminals stage a series of armored car heists in broad daylight...

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Exam Ref 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
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Exam Ref 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server InfrastructureMicrosoft Press has published Exam Ref 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure.

Fully updated! Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-413 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery designing, and implementing Windows Server infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:
* Plan and deploy a server infrastructure
* Design and implement network infrastructure services
* Design and implement network access services
* Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (logical)...

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Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, 4th Edition
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Producing Great Sound for Film and Video: Expert Tips from Preproduction to Final Mix, 4th EditionFocal Press has published Producing Great Sound for Film and Video: Expert Tips from Preproduction to Final Mix, 4th Edition. In Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, Fourth Edition audio guru Jay Rose revises his popular text for a new generation of filmmakers. You’ll learn practical, time-saving ways to get better recordings, solve problems with existing audio, create compelling tracks, and boost your filmmaking to the next level!

Here you’ll find real-world advice and practical guidelines for every aspect of your soundtrack: planning and budgeting, field and studio recording, editing, sound effects and music, audio repair, processing, and mixing. Rose’s combination of solid technical information and a clear, step-by-step approach has made this the go-to book for producers and film students for over a decade. New in this edition...

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Complete First Season
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVDThe mind-blowing saga that began in Marvel’s The Avengers continues in ABC’s action-packed series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — The Complete First Season.

In the wake of The Battle of New York, the world has changed forever. An extraordinary landscape of wonders has been revealed! In response, mysteriously resurrected Agent Phil Coulson assembles an elite team of skilled agents and operatives: Melinda May, Grant Ward, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and new recruit/computer hacker Skye. Together, they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. But every answer unearths even more tantalizing questions that reverberate across the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe: Who is "The Clairvoyant”? What is Hydra’s sinister master plan; what dark secret lies behind Skye’s puzzling origins, and most importantly of all, who can be trusted?...

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Hannibal: Season Two on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD
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Hannibal: Season Two on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HDHannibal: Season Two, the next chapter of the smash hit series will keep viewers on the edge of their seats when it arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD September 16th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. From Bryan Fuller, the executive producer of TV’s “Heroes” and “Pushing Daisies,” comes the complete second season of the deliciously dark and twisted show.

Based on the characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, Hannibal, from Gaumont International Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks, stars Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt) as the iconic Hannibal Lecter, Emmy Award® nominee Hugh Dancy (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, Elizabeth I, 2005) and Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (Best Actor in a Leading Role, What's Love Got to Do with It, 1993). The show co-stars...

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The Goldbergs: Season 1 on DVD
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THE GOLDBERGS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON on DVDThe ‘80s are back in full swing with the Sept. 9 DVD release   of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s “THE GOLDBERGS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON.”   “The Goldbergs” is a coming-of-age comedy that brings viewers back to simpler times – when overbearing moms,   gruff dads and annoying siblings were par for the course. Documenting the ups and downs of growing up   in a multigenerational family in the ‘80s, this freshman-season comedy has earned big laughs, offering viewers a charming and intimate look at an average American family -- just like yours, only slightly louder and more colorful.   The laugh-out-loud ensemble cast starring in “The Goldbergs” includes Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids),   Sean Giambrone (“Clarence”), Troy Gentile (Good Luck Chuck), Hayley Orrantia (“The X Factor”),   George Segal (“Just Shoot Me!”) and Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”). The series is narrated by   Patton Oswalt (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”).

“THE GOLDBERGS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON” contains all 23 episodes on three DVD discs,   along with cast and crew commentary on five episodes, and five all-new, behind-the-scenes featurettes, including...

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New Samsung Ultra-Slim Portable DVD Writers
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New Samsung Ultra-Slim Portable DVD WritersSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, announced its newest ultra-slim portable DVD writers, the SE-218GN and SE-208GB optical disc drives (ODDs) with a sleeker design and mobile size for Ultrabook™ users on-the-go.

Measuring 148.6 x 14 x 146mm (SE-208GB) and 148 x 14.4 x 143(SE-218GN), the drives are ideal for Ultrabook™ users that need optical media for easy access to stored documents, photos and multimedia content. These new drives feature a new external ODD design by placing the eject button on top of the case to maximize the ease of pressing the eject button instead of on the front bezel. With its Smart Power Technology™ the drives’ low-power consumption and ability to connect using a single USB port ensures mobile consumers will have...

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Microsoft Visio 2013 Step By Step
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Microsoft Visio 2013 Step By StepMicrosoft Press has published Microsoft Visio 2013 Step By Step. The smart way to learn Microsoft Visio 2013—one step at a time!

Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to create professional-looking business and technical diagrams with Visio 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

* Create dynamic organization charts with Visio
* Make charts with wizards or build them by hand
* Build drawings using Visio themes and effects
* Use data-driven drawings in Microsoft SharePoint
* Import, manipulate, and visualize business data
* Draw and then execute SharePoint 2013 workflows...

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The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction, 2nd Edition
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The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction, 2nd EditionFocal Press has published The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction, 2nd Edition. The only guide to the art and technique of color correction based on the invaluable knowledge of more than a dozen of the top colorists in the world. This book allows you unprecedented access to the way the masters of the craft approach their work.

Containing decades of industry experience and professional colorist know-how, this book provides an understanding of what top-tier colorists look for in an image and how they know what to do to make it great. Featuring techniques performed in a variety of color correction software applications (DaVinci Resolve, Apple Color, Synthetic Aperture's Color Finesse, and more), this book turns what has long been a misunderstood "black art" into a set of skills that any colorist, editor, independent filmmaker, or motion graphics artist can begin to master. Packed with explanations, tips, and concepts...

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24: Live Another Day on Blu-ray and DVD
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24: Live Another Day on Blu-ray and DVDOne of television’s most critically-acclaimed dramas returns for one more mission as “24: Live Another Day” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 30 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Starring Emmy® winner Kiefer Sutherland* as legendary hero Jack Bauer, the action-packed series follows our hero in real time over 12 episodes as a new terrorist threat unfolds overseas.

The year’s most anticipated television event, “24: Live Another Day,” delivers more explosive action than viewers could have hoped for! Exiled in London for four years, former Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer (Sutherland) must spring into action to try to save U.S. President James Heller (William Devane). In retribution for a drone strike he ordered, Heller sits in the crosshairs of the widow of an al-Qaeda leader. Along the way, Jack faces...

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Fargo Season 1 on Blu-ray and DVD
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Fargo Season 1 on Blu-ray and DVDAn original adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film, Fargo has been nominated for 18 Emmys, including Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie for Executive Producer Noah Hawley, Outstanding Lead Actor nominations for Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Colin Hanks, Outstanding Supporting Actress for newcomer Allison Tolman, and two Outstanding Directing noms, one for Adam Bernstein and one for Colin Bucksey. Fargo also won a 2014 Critic’s Choice Award for Best Mini-Series.

The first instalment of Fargo features an all-new “true crime” story and follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and “Minnesota nice” that made the film an enduring classic. Oscar® winner Billy Bob Thornton stars as...

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X-Men: Days of Future Past on Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital
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X-Men: Days of Future Past on Blu-ray, DVD, and DigitalX-Men Unite! The only way to save the future is to go into the past. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you back in time to stop the end of the world with X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST on 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14 and Digital HD September 23rd. Featuring a massive collaboration of legendary actors and the return of director Bryan Singer, “the very best [film] of the franchise since the first X-Men” comes to life in amazing fashion that you’ll have to see to believe (Stephen Rebello, Playboy).

A heroic all-star cast including Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence forms the ultimate X-Men ensemble as the unstoppable characters from the original X-Men trilogy must join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle to change the past and save the future...

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