Nick Tsilivis

76 Flips | 1 Magazine | 20 Likes | 9 Following | 46 Followers | @tsili852 | Keep up with Nick Tsilivis on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nick Tsilivis”

10 Tips for Creating a Great Chatbot

Bots have recently stopped being science fiction and started being something more like DIY.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chatbots have taken the marketing world by storm. They are offering A.I.-powered technology to companies, allowing them to provide more advanced …

The 25 Best Sublime Text Plugins for Front End Developers

Every developer has their own tooling and special setup—I know I do. It’s that tooling that can help you become a faster, stronger, and more …

Web Development

Python as a Declarative Programming Language

If you look at the programming languages benchmarks game, Python is one of the slowest commonly used programming languages out there. Typical …

Python Programming

What Happens If Greek Banks Can't Open?

Furious negotiations to prevent a Greece from defaulting are ongoing in Brussels—though worries about a “Grexit” from the eurozone continue.<p>The scariest quote for the world economy this week came from a member of the European Central Bank’s executive board. Asked by Eurogroup President Jeroen …

The world is quickly running out of water, new NASA study says

The world is losing groundwater, fast.<p>That is the conclusion of a new study published by researchers at NASA, which drew on satellite data to quantify the stresses on aquifers. The researchers found that over the decade-long study of the 37 major aquifers worldwide, 21 experienced a depletion of …

Water

Eurozone creditors raise hopes of Greek bailout deal

Eurogroup agrees to develop first “detailed and credible” plan from Athens in five months of wrangling to help avert bankruptcy<p>Greece’s eurozone creditors have raised the prospect of an agreement to stave off imminent bankruptcy after agreeing to develop proposals from Athens aimed at unlocking …

Europe

Is aluminium the answer to all our battery prayers?

New research by Stanford University into aluminium batteries promises to produce cells that are big enough for a smartphone and charge in just 60 seconds.<p>The new high-performance aluminium-ion battery is the first using the metal – more commonly found in aircraft and car bodies – to demonstrate …

Clean Energy

The Eiffel Tower has new wind turbines, and they're beautiful

The Eiffel Tower’s iron-clad frame turned slightly greener last week, with the installation of two new wind turbines along its lower deck. Perched some 400 feet above the ground, atop a ritzy, second-level restaurant, the slender turbines are part of a broader effort to make Paris’ most iconic …

10 Safest Low-Cost Airlines In The World

The low-cost airline business model has only been around for a couple of decades, but it has developed a major presence in the airline business.<p>According to PWC, low-cost airlines account for more than 25% of the world's aviation business.<p>From a pool of 449 carriers around the world, …

European governments are borrowing money at the cheapest rates in all of recorded history

Bank of America Merrill Lynch's researchers have published the historical bond yields of the biggest European economies, going back to when records first began. Bond yields refer to the return an investor gets from holding the debt of a corporation or government. The lower those yields are, the …

Ginger for Android Lets You Switch Apps Without Closing the Keyboard

Ginger Software, makers of Ginger Keyboard for Android, has today released an update that makes it easy to quickly switch between different apps on your device, directly from your keyboard.<p>Dubbed the Smart Bar, the feature allows you to add commonly used apps (like messaging, calendars, Evernote, …

Apps

LG showcases its high-class G Watch Urbane smartwatch in new video

From the looks of it, LG's G Watch Urbane is everything the G Watch R should've been. It's got the same circular display, but this one's housed in a far classier all-metal body. LG just posted a new video of its latest smartwatch to the company's YouTube channel — but all it's really good for is …

Wearable Tech

Bringing Holograms into View

Microsoft made a splash last month when it unveiled a concept that until now we’ve only seen in the movies: glasses that project interactive …

Augmented Reality

Use just your voice to toggle flashlight, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth from Google Now (Lollipop only)

Users running the latest version of Android can now change simple settings with simple voice commands, hands-free.<p>Google Now has long supported voice commands for jumping to device settings like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc. But there was no way to do it with just your voice – issuing a command would …

Wi-Fi

Christ the Redeemer mapped by drone to create first ever accurate model

"Christ the Redeemer"is one of the most recognizable pieces of art in the world, and yet a perfect replica of the 38-meter high statue does not exist. The technology wasn't around when the statue was being designed in the 1920s, and the location of the statue — on top of the 700-meter Corcovado …

Google wants to launch “revived” version of Wallet at Google I/O

Google had a big start in mobile payments, but it’s now scrambling to offer a coherent answer to Apple Pay, a service that’s just months old, but is already dominating contactless payments. And that’s a problem for Google, not because payments are a big money-maker, but because a successful Apple …

Android News

Your subconscious is smarter than you might think

We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds.<p>It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking …

Consciousness

Ebola: the race to find a cure

The border crossing did not look encouraging. Dense tropical forest spilled over the banks of the rushing Mano river, which divides Guinea from Liberia. Three scientists from Oxford University – Jake Dunning, 38, Peter Horby, 47, and Laura Merson, 37 – stood on the bank and watched as the boatman …

Disease

A close call of 0.8 light years

A group of astronomers from the US, Europe, Chile and South Africa have determined that 70,000 years ago a recently discovered dim star is likely to …

Proxima Centauri

The Mysterious Science of Motion Sickness

New research starts to explain why some people feel nauseous on cars, boats, buses, and carnival rides, while others don't.<p>The wide expanse of blue water that covers most of this world holds many mysteries. Humans have explored a mere five percent of the oceans over the long and storied history of …

Silent Witness for real: learning the science of crime in a purpose-built house

A four-bed semi in Derby has been converted into a training facility for would-be forensic investigators. Christopher Middleton minds his step.<p>From the outside, it looks like any other suburban house. Step through the front door, however, and it is apparent that all is not well here. Whichever room …

The World’s Craziest Anti-Women Laws

Women’s advocacy group Equality Now calls out 44 governments for their laws against women.<p>Where in the world can a man abduct a woman, marry her, and …

Costa Rica

Facebook still suspending Native Americans over 'real name' policy

Unlike Katy Perry’s Left Shark, many have to provide multiple forms of ID to prove they are who they say they are in latest row over controversial policy<p>Changes to Facebook’s “real name” policy have failed to stop users from being suspended from the site, leading activists to renew their push to …

Native Americans

YouTube is 10 years old, but what will it look like in 2025?

Predictions for the future of Google’s online video service, from sports rights and games to co-viewing and voice recognition<p>YouTube’s first video may have been uploaded on 23 April 2005, but the website’s domain name was registered on 14 February. Hence the 10th birthday milestone this past …

Televisions

This Is What Apple’s ‘Titan’ Car Could Look Like

Ford 021C concept car<br>Ford<p>1 of 6<p>iGiant Apple is reportedly working on a much bigger smart device: a car. After rumors of such a project began making …

This Is Your Brain on Magic

Psychologists and neuroscientists have an unlikely ally in their quest to understand human nature: professional magicians.<p>“I’m going to flip through here and I want you to glance at a card in the middle,” Jay Olson tells his volunteer, offering the deck of cards in his hands. “Not the bottom …

Will increasing cyber attacks spell the end of username and password security?

When a burglar breaks into a home, changing the locks or otherwise shoring up the home’s security is among the first things likely to get done in the aftermath.<p>Likewise, the recent spate of high-profile breaches at companies like Anthem – where a cyber-intrusion has put personal information about …

Cybersecurity

Google Maps: a decade of transforming the mapping landscape

Ten years ago, a weekend journey to a friend’s wedding was likely to involve typing a postcode into Multimap, printing out step-by-step instructions and then enduring amateur navigation from your partner in the passenger seat.<p>A decade on, digital maps and the inexorable rise of the smartphone have …

Maps

Architects Want To Turn Old Subway Tunnels Into An Underground Cycling Highway

The conceptual London Underline would offer pedestrians and cyclists an alternate route through central London.<p>London commuters could one day ditch the Tube for a different kind of underground transportation experience. A proposal by global architecture firm Gensler would turn out-of-use metro …