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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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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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Disney Research demonstrates catching a real ball in Virtual Reality

Currently, wearing a VR headset immerses you in a virtual world that can be a truly lifelike visual and audio experience. As the technology matures,...
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Facebook now explicitly prohibits using their data for surveillance

Posted to the Facebook Privacy page on Monday, Facebook described the change in language was to better clarify that developers can not use "data obtained from us...
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Wendy’s to experiment with self-serve kiosks for ordering

Companies like Amazon and Uber have embraced automation to provide their services in ways that would have been impossible before. Now fast food companies...
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Youtube TV will stream and recored live TV for $35 a month

Watching tv how, when, and where you want is still a hassle (at least according to Youtube). Announced yesterday, Youtube TV will be launching in major...
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Disney Research demonstrates an ‘ubiquitous wireless’ charging room

Wireless charging of phones today consists of setting it on a charging pad or dock. While this is technically wireless, it still keeps you tethered...

Xagent malware linked to Russian hacking group steals Mac passwords

A Russian hacking group that has previously been linked to attacks on the Dutch ministry, NATO, and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) have also been linked...
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Kansas City’s Smart City provides a glimpse of a future with IoT

In December of 2015 the U.S Department of Transportation issued the Smart City Challenge to any mid size city in America. The challenge was for...

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Travis Kalanick leaves the driver’s seat at Uber

It’s only been a week into Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s sudden leave of absence from the ride-hailing startup but he’s already telling us he...
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US drops to 4th on the Top500 list of world’s fastest supercomputer

Coinciding with the kickoff of the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt Germany, the Top500 has released the rankings of the worlds most powerful supercomputers....
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Homo Sapien fossils in Morocco could rewrite human evolutionary history

What looks to be the oldest fossilized remains of Homo Sapiens have been unearthed out of Morocco. As it turns out, this discovery is...