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John Friscia

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John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

February, 2017

  • 27 February

    Limits, like fears…

    Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. -Michael Jordan, businessman and all-time NBA great

  • 26 February

    The Next Big Smartphone Innovation May Not Be a Phone

    Smartphones are not evolving at the dramatic rate that they did back when they first appeared, but innovations keep pressing on. An article published at Fortune takes a look at how phone innovations are or will make a splash in other places. For instance, technology used in phones will gradually find its way into “smart jewelry” that has a microphone and can accept commands. Voice recognition to perform simple tasks and answer basic questions is ...

  • 26 February

    Upcoming Technologies that Will Make a More Exciting World

    The future is going to be a really fun place if we can keep our act together long enough to see it. The BBC’s Science Focus has compiled a list of strange and exciting technological developments that could make tomorrow’s world a better place. Here is a handful: Devices that use sound waves to strangle and extinguish fires “Hyperloop” trains envisioned by Elon Musk, which could travel 760 mph Crowd-sourced antibiotics, with bacteria samples swabbed ...

  • 26 February

    5 Innovations in 3D Printing

    There are 3D printers now that can even print the parts to make more 3D printers. The sky is the limit here. In an article for Entrepreneur, Manya Jha pinpoints five of the more notable ongoing innovations with this budding technology: Food! 3D-printed food will be able to impart precisely the amount of nutrients needed, and in the combinations required. Will it taste any good though? Eh, maybe someday. 3D-printed shoes, used to fit the ...

  • 26 February

    The 10 Best Technological Innovations in Fashion So Far

    If your T-shirt cannot talk to the refrigerator or change colors on demand, you are behind the times. Well, no, that is not really true, but fashion and technology are colliding in highly practical ways. In an article for Complex, Erica Euse highlights 10 of the most significant advancements so far: Biometric smart shirts, which can track things like heart rate and calories burned Pants that charge your phone whenever the phone is in your ...

  • 26 February

    10 Breakthrough Technologies to Watch in 2017

    Nobody knows technology like MIT knows technology. MIT Technology Review has compiled a robust list of the technologies likely to make the biggest impacts on our lives, across all industries. Here is a brief rundown of their picks: Brain implants to reverse paralysis after spinal cord injuries Self-driving trucks, which, well, might lay off a lot of truck drivers Using face detection to corroborate identity (e.g., authorize payments) Quantum computers that are actually viable Inexpensive ...

  • 26 February

    The Future of Cities: More Energy, More Possibilities

    The Wall Street Journal has put together a panel of experts to talk about everything that can go right and wrong with the technological advancements that will transform cities in the not-so-distant future. It will require responsibility and imagination to make the best of advances. Here are some of the highlights: “Microgrids”—small localized solar or wind-powered systems—can be built directly in cities, supplementing other means of power generation. Big data is being used to benchmark ...

  • 24 February

    Life is not just about the noodles…

    Life is not just about the noodles… it’s about the process of how they’re made! I appreciate the process. -Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer

  • 22 February

    I’m struck by how laughter…

    I’m struck by how laughter connects you with people. It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy. -John Cleese, English actor, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, and comedian

  • 20 February

    The test of a first-rate intelligence…

    The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. -F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author

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