Thursday, October 19, 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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Elon Musk’s Godot completes the first section of tunnel

In a tweet by Elon Musk, The Boring Company has officially begun drilling in LA. The tunnel boring machine "Godot" has finished the first...
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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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Walmart tests using associates to make deliveries

Earlier this year Walmart ended their ShippingPass program in favor of offering free 2nd day shipping on around 2 million products. In their next step to...
plants like the sweet pea use sound to find water

Scientists find that plants use sound to find water

Just like a thirsty animal knows to walk toward the sound of a gushing river, a new study shows that plants can listen for...
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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...
Echo Look on Closet Shelf

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....
coil of small magnets

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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Researchers made an edible sensor that monitors intestinal health

Diagnosing stomach and intestinal problems can be hard to do without seeing exactly what’s going on inside. That’s why scientists have for some time...
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Pixel Buds by Google has the opportunity to change the world

In San Francisco last week Google held their Google's Pixel 2 event. Along with announcing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google made...
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New research confirms the link between drought and violence

In times when the land is parched, we see crops wither in the sun, commodity prices skyrocket, and local economies destabilize. For these reasons,...