Dimitrios Psalidas

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Shoplifting in Chicago dropped after a change in the food stamp program

Spreading out when food stamps are issued reduced theft from Chicago grocery stores by more than 30 percent, according to new research from Analisa Packham of Miami University and Jillian Carr of Purdue University.<p>Before 2010, most benefits in Illinois under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance …

Income Inequality

New approach to chip design could lead to smart drones the size of bottle caps

If engineers are ever going to build autonomous drones the size of bumble bees, then everything needs to be smaller – including the chips that …

Raspberry Pi: Hands-on with Fedora 26

The new Fedora 26 release includes a Raspberry Pi version; I'm going to try it on a Pi 3 and see if it works any better than the Fedora 25 version …

Raspberry Pi

Real Artists Thrive — How to Succeed at a Creative Life

“Being a starving artist today is a choice, not a necessary condition of doing creative work.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why the “starving artist”</i> …

Creativity

How A Failed Sprinkler System Idea Turned Into A Wildly Successful SaaS Company | Inc.com

As a young, hungry entrepreneur, I love watching interviews and learning from other entrepreneurs who are a bit farther along in the process. Hearing their stories helps remind me that the road is long, obstacles are inevitable, and sometimes the strangest ideas end up being catalysts for the one …

Entrepreneurship

GoFundMe, now with $4B in donations from 40M donors, plots Euro expansion

If you’ve ever contributed to a charitable fundraising campaign online in the last seven years, chances are that one of those campaigns (if not all of them) have been through GoFundMe, a web platform where people can set up and donate to campaigns for charitable causes.<p>The popular site and the …

Business Development

Watch Kitty Hawk’s early test pilots learn to love the flying motorbike

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a sort of a flying car except it’s not a car at all – it’s much more like a flying ATV, which is probably more legitimately all-terrain than most. Linguistics aside, it’s a very cool piece of tech that’s backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, and it’s already in the …

Flying Car

You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

The Science Of Sunrises: 4 Fun Facts

If there was a top 10 of weather-related photos that are tweeted, I am guessing that sunrises are going to be on that list. People always seem fascinated with the peacefulness and beauty of them. And frankly, they are photogenic. I see so many sunrise pictures that I have become immune to them, but …

Astronomy

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

Sleep

Find the Perfect Job With Google’s Machine Learning AI

Google wants everyone to have the perfect job for them and that’s what it’s set out to help with thanks to its new powerful job searching tool. It’s …

Science Says You Can Boost Your Creativity and Performance With These Habits | Inc.com

The business world keeps evolving at breakneck speed as we enter into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To stay competitive, it's critical that you keep learning new skills and adapting to new technology.<p>Your biggest challenge? Keeping the pace by staying productive (which is different than staying …

Creativity

Transportable, Modular Create Remote House in Chile

Modular housing units are gaining more and more popularity, and for good reason. They’re easy to transport, inexpensive, and make for amazing homes.</b> …

Razer's Project Valerie is a laptop with 3 screens and it's kind of amazing

Razer just announced “Project Valerie,” a concept laptop that has <i>three</i> 17-inch 4K displays. It’s quite possibly the craziest laptop I’ve ever seen.<p>I really love CES sometimes.<p>What is it?<p>Razer is known for making some of the thinnest gaming laptops around. So what do you do when you have all that …