Thursday, May 25, 2017

John Niedbala

John Niedbala
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John Niedbala is the Editor-in-Chief and writer for Fanvive. When he's not working, you'll likely find him on the tennis court or trying a new local restaurant.
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Lyrebird develops software that can mimic anyones voice

Google Deepmind announced Wavenet last year which introduced new techniques in advancing text to speech software. Using 44 hours of audio they were able to...

Discovery of a thin transparent film could shake up the electronics industry

The race is always on for companies like Samsung and Apple to develop a phone with the largest screen size, is lightweight, and slim. Each year...

Advisory released by US Cert on a sophisticated hacking campaign

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) released an advisory on Friday alerting about a sophisticated hacking campaign. Alert TA17-117A was released as a...
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Echo Look by Amazon uses Machine Learning to give fashion advice

On Wednesday, Amazon announced the latest product of the Echo line. The latest skill for Alexa will have her become your personal fashion consultant....
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Researchers use computational models to discover two new magnets

From computers to medical devices, magnets power a wide range of technology that we use everyday. However, rare earth magnets scarce due to their cost...
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Instagram goes offline and Facebook apps become location aware

Facebook has posted the agenda for their annual two day F8 Developer Conference. On April 18th and 19th, Conference goers will get to choose...
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Broken cell phone screens could one day become self healing

A research group lead by Dr. Chao Wang presented their work in developing a self healing polymeric material. On April 4th, Dr. Wang presented their...
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A new way to shop online at Amazon using cash

Announced yesterday, Amazon's newest service called Amazon Cash allows you to add cash to your Amazon account. Amazon Cash works by scanning a reusable...
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Congress votes to nullify FCC regulations protecting online privacy

House Resolution (H.Res.230) narrowly passed in the House yesterday with a 215-205 vote. This resolution moves forward the Senate Joint Resolution 34 (S.J.Res.34) to...
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Committee attacks FBI on facial recognition database

Last year, Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology reported on a FBI facial recognition database. The report found that as many as 117 million photos,...

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Lyrebird develops software that can mimic anyones voice

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Excessive diesel emissions are causing premature deaths

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Study shows the Apple Watch can detect if you are at risk for a...

A new study shows the Apple Watch can listen to your heartbeat with enough accuracy to tell if you have heart disease. Heart health...