Sunday, October 22, 2017

John Niedbala

John Niedbala
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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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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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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Assistant Professor Canan Dagdeviren (left) Researcher Giovanni Traver (right)

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,...