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Hammerhead simplifies bike navigation through smartphone-connected LED clip

Biking is one of the most efficient ways to get around town, so long as you know where you're going. For cyclists who don't, Hammerhead Navigation thinks it has one of the simplest ways to get directions without lifting eyes on the road. Its T-shaped device, the Hammerhead, clips onto a bike's …

Meet Hacking Team, the company that helps the police hack you

Hacking Team may not have any clients in the US yet, but it's not for lack of trying<p>In 2001, a pair of Italian programmers wrote a program called Ettercap, a "comprehensive suite for man-in-the-middle attacks" — in other words, a set of tools for eavesdropping, sniffing passwords, and remotely …

Old Man's War

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.<p>The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce-and aliens willing to fight for them are …

The Human Division

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>Following the events of <i>The Last Colony</i>, John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race.<p>The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended …

The Ghost Brigades

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They’re young, they’re fast and strong, and they’re totally without normal human …

The Last Colony

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up.<br>That is, …

Rippler

• <b>Author:</b> Cidney Swanson<p>When Samantha Ruiz turns invisible in front of team mates on a rafting trip, she knows something's wrong with her. According to her knowledgeable friend Will, she's got a rare genetic disorder. Fearing a lifetime sentence as a lab-rat, Sam wants to keep her ability secret. But …

Snow Crash

• <b>Author:</b> Neal Stephenson<p><b>One of Time’s 100 best English-language novels • A mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous—you’ll recognize it immediately</b><p>Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look …

2312

• <b>Author:</b> Kim Stanley Robinson<p><b>Winner of the Nebula Award for Best SF Novel of the Year</b><br>The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, …

Adrian's Eagles Book Two

• <b>Author:</b> Angela White<p>Six of Seven<br>Three months after the nuclear war that turned America into a wasteland, Safe Haven has made it from California to South Dakota. Adrian now has six of the seven gifted people sent to ensure the survival of their country. However, not everyone can handle Adrian’s …

Redshirts

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship <i>Intrepid</i>, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory.<p>Life couldn't be …

Grounded

• <b>Author:</b> G. P. Ching<p><b>***A Library Journal Selection***</b> <b><br>Faith kept me plain. Science made me complicated.</b> <b><br>Book 1 in the Grounded Trilogy</b><p>My name is Lydia Troyer. Growing up in Hemlock Hollow, my life has always been simple. Things in my community haven’t changed much in over three hundred years, since …

Forbidden Frequencies

• <b>Author:</b> Jonathan Goldman<p>Talented blues guitarist, Christopher Shade, finds himself unwittingly entangled in adventure and intrigue when he discover the Forbidden Frequencies of the Lost Chord, a computer generated sound that carries within it the power to create inter-dimensional gateways, and thus …

The Goliath Stone

• <b>Author:</b> Larry Niven & Matthew Joseph Harrington<p><i>The Goliath Stone</i> is a visionary tale from Larry Niven and Matthew Joseph Harrington.<p>Doctor Toby Glyer has effected miracle cures with the use of nanotechnology. But Glyer's controversial nanites are more than just the latest technological advance, …

Hounded

• <b>Author:</b> Kevin Hearne<p>BONUS: This special eBook edition includes two bonus short stories set in the world of the Iron Druid Chronicles: "Clan Rathskeller," and the eBook exclusive "Kaibab Unbound."<p><i>HOUNDED</i><p>Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop …

Ready Player One

• <b>Author:</b> Ernest Cline<p><b>Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read</b><p><b>The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.</b><p>In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked …

The Island: Part 4

• <b>Author:</b> Michael R Stark<p>Stranded on Portsmouth Island, William Hill struggled to survive even as The Fever raced across the world leaving a scattered wasteland of the dead and dying in its wake. The news brought stories of storms and riots, of people starving while the government promised food.<p>Two …

Earth Afire

• <b>Author:</b> Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston<p>One hundred years before <i>Ender's Game</i>, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War.<p>Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a …

White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

• <b>Author:</b> Diana Rowland<p><b>Horror meets humorous urban fantasy in third book of the White Trash Zombie series • Winner of the 2012 Best Urban Fantasy Protagonist by the RT Awards</b><p>Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat …

Abaddon's Gate

• <b>Author:</b> James S. A. Corey<p><b>The explosive third novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Now a major television series!</b><br>For generations, the solar system -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through …

Affliction

• <b>Author:</b> Laurell K. Hamilton<p>Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake.<p>Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that’s all changed.<p>Micah’s …

Shadow of the Hegemon

• <b>Author:</b> Orson Scott Card<p>The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The battle school is no …

Caliban's War

• <b>Author:</b> James S. A. Corey<p><b>The second novel in James S. A. Corey's SF New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Now a major television series!</b><br>We are not alone.<p>On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, …

Lexicon

• <b>Author:</b> Max Barry<p><b>Stick and stones break bones. Words kill.</b><p>They recruited Emily Ruff from the streets. They said it was because she's good with words.<p>They'll live to regret it.<p>They said Wil Parke survived something he shouldn't have. But he doesn't remember.<p>Now they're after him and he doesn't know …

Beginnings

• <b>Author:</b> David Weber and Others<p>The hottest military science fiction series of all time continues. The mission: to boldly explore David Weber's Honorverse; to deliver all the action, courage, derring do, and pulse pounding excitement of space naval adventure with tales set in a world touched by the …

Leviathan Wakes

• <b>Author:</b> James S. A. Corey<p><b>The first book in the landmark</b> <b>Expanse series,</b> <b>now a major television series from Syfy!</b> <i>Leviathan Wakes</i> is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series the Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction where humanity has colonized the solar …