Leo Savvopoulos

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Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

Maybe you picked up a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, or you’ve been sitting on one of the super versatile, palm-sized computers for a while now. If …

How to Make Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Do Whatever You Want

Our peaceful homes are being invaded by talking Bluetooth speakers and there’s nothing you can do about it—so you might as well enlist the help of …

Google Assistant

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Can an app change human behavior? This behavioral economics professor is banking on it

Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is <i>not on</i> our side.<p>Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A …

Duke University

7 steps to a more productive morning

When you hear someone talk about mornings, what comes to mind? Do you picture peace and serenity with a warm cup of coffee in one hand and a computer …

Time Management

CNET's 10 favorite Alexa tips of 2016

Amazon's Alexa has grown tremendously this year, in both the number of devices the smart home assistant powers and in what she's capable of.<p>Over 5,000 skills are available in the catalog, most of which have been added in the last six months. That means there's likely a lot your Alexa speaker can do …

Smart Homes

What Are the Medical Benefits of Psychedelics?

I sat down with Professor David Nutt to find out.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Sweden</i><p>After LSD became illegal in many countries in the late 1960s, scientific research into its potential benefits to mental health largely stalled. It's only recently that this topic has become subject to …

This CES award-winning gadget helps you instantly calm down and focus

NERVANA is an award-winning gadget aimed at helping people calm down and regain focus with just a generator and headphone set.<p>By sending a gentle …

Google Wifi review: The easiest, cheapest way to fix bad Wi-Fi

I think we can all agree that Wi-Fi routers aren't sexy devices. Nobody really gets excited over a router, unless maybe if you work in IT.<p>And yet, …

Wi-Fi

Are your family and friends safe? Google's new app tells you

My daughter just turned 12. She doesn't know it yet, but she will unwrap her first cell phone on Christmas morning. And one of the apps she will find already installed on her new phone is Google's new Trusted Contacts app because it will let me request her location so I can know she is safe.<p>How it …

Apps

Five Habits You Must Develop In Order To Become a Millionaire

To the average person, habits are a bad thing. To the extraordinary person, habits are a necessity of life. Being habitual is a must when you are performing at a high level. Most of us are prone to developing habits quickly, but we may choose to develop the wrong ones.<p>Everyone says they want to …

5 Secrets to Unlocking Self-Discipline You Didn't Know You Had | Inc.com

<i>What is the secret to self-discipline? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, on Quora:</b><p>Think of self-discipline as a …

Will Power

Anyone for quantifiable VR mindfulness?

What’s the point of virtual reality? At this nascent stage the question remains hanging in the pixelated air like the promise of a better life off-world. As does the associated unknown of whether the tech’s promise of “exceptional immersion” will stand the test of time and make the leap to …

Sony gives Bose a run for its money with the MDR-1000X

Sony makes no bones about going after Bose. In fact, when the company first showed off its product in the lead up to IFA this summer, it said as much, acknowledging that the QuietComfort line is largely considered the gold standard for noise-cancelling travel headphones. It’s a bit like getting the …

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

NASA Reveals A List Of The Best Air-Cleaning Plants For Your Home

A healthy home environment is vital to a person’s well-being and houseplants contribute to it more than you might think. Their main benefit is …

Sea Hero Quest mobile game helps dementia diagnosis breakthrough

In the most extensive dementia study ever conducted, researchers have discovered a way to test how our sense of direction, a key indicator of the disease, declines with age. The breakthrough could lead to the first ever test for dementia, and has been facilitated by a mobile game.<p>Sea Hero Quest …

Crazy Day at Work? 5 Quick and Easy Ways to Get Yourself Grounded | Inc.com

While the most effective way of regaining mental clarity is simply by getting away from our stressful daily lives for a quick physical break, sometimes we can't afford to drop everything and go.<p>For those really overwhelming times--when you feel like you just can't hold it together for much …

5 Ways Ultra-Competitive People Overcome Procrastination

It's more than just time management.<p>We've all been there--sitting at our desks scrolling through Facebook as we avoid the task in front of us. It's called procrastination and it can take many forms, from frequent coffee breaks to small talk with co-workers.<p>Procrastination is often chalked up to …

This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …

How to keep bananas fresh, spread hard butter, and make perfect pasta: 11 food hacks you need to know

Juicy lemons, soft ice cream, fresh bananas and more – these quick and easy food hacks will make your life easier and mean you spend far less time in the kitchen.<p>Fry your pasta<p>Harold McGee, author of An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture, suggests cooking pasta in pot of boiling …

Apple Pay now lets nonprofits take donations

Apple announced this morning that its payments service Apple Pay will now support the ability to make donations to nonprofits, starting today in the U.S. This includes both Apple Pay on the web, where it can be integrated into websites’ checkout flow, as well as within mobile applications. The …

Apple Pay

AIRS

Like many business leaders, Donovan Neale-May routinely seeks out information on business innovation and management trends. He reads reports from …

Sennheiser's HD 6XX headphones offer audiophile audio for $200 (updated)

Sennheiser's HD 650 have been popular over-ear headphones among audiophiles since their debut over 10 years ago. At $500, the audio gear is priced just out of reach for people who were curious about high-end headphones, but didn't have a ton of extra cash to commit to the cause. However, they were …

The Brydge 9.7 iPad Keyboard Is Why I Won't Be Buying A New MacBook Pro

My laptop is a 2011 MacBook Pro. It’s become rather sluggish for no discernible reason and it takes an age to boot up despite my efforts at housekeeping. The battery gives me about 90 minutes of power, if I’m lucky. I had thought about updating it but when I saw the latest MacBook Pro with its …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Artificial Intelligence

The Here One smart earbuds are the coolest gadget I’ve tried in a while

I spend most of my days chatting with virtual/augmented reality companies, so the world of Black Mirror always seems a bit more imminent than it perhaps is. That being said, the future felt frighteningly close after my brief demo with Doppler Labs’ Here One smart earbuds.<p>At face value, the Here …

Periscope Data pulls in $25 million in Series B

Periscope Data, the company that lets data scientists quickly build customized, highly detailed visualizations of their data, has signed the term sheet on a ~$25 million funding round, according to sources close to the matter.<p>Sources told TechCrunch that the pre-funding valuation was at $100 …