Alan Hearnshaw

377 Flips | 6 Magazines | 120 Likes | 5 Following | 104 Followers | @AlanHearnshaw | English expat. Musician, Author, Photographer, Computer Programmer. Dahlonega, GA. USA. Music, Photography, Motorcycles/Scooters, Technology.

Laser-Shooting Planes Uncover the Horror and Humanity of World War I

In the west of Belgium, near the French border, the A19 motorway ends in a four-lane, unfinished overpass. There’s no mountain here, no ocean, no …

Archaeology

London Mayor Says 'Trump Baby' Blimp Can Fly In Protest Of President Trump's Visit

The "Trump Baby" blimp is nearly 20 feet tall, wearing nothing but a diaper and a grimace. A tuft of yellow hair tops his orange head. He is armed with a cellphone, ready to tweet.<p>And now he is nearly ready to fly over Parliament in London.<p>Mayor Sadiq Khan's Greater London Authority has given …

everythingtrump

Spiders fly on the currents of Earth’s electric field

Spiders don’t have wings, but they can fly across entire oceans on long strands of silk. For more than a century, scientists thought it was the wind …

Insects

Compulab releases MintBox Mini 2 PC with Linux Mint 19 pre-installed

Announced earlier this year, the fanless mini-PC has a $299 starting price and ships with a quad-core Intel Celeron processor and the latest flavor …

Linux

'Spider-Man' of Paris to get French citizenship after child rescue

President Macron thanks Malian migrant who climbed four storeys to save boy<p>As an undocumented migrant in France, Mamoudou Gassama knew it was best to keep his head down, to not draw attention to himself.<p>But when he spotted a young child dangling from the balcony of a fourth-floor Paris flat he felt …

France

Samsung Galaxy Watch launch may be drawing near with Wear OS in lieu of Tizen

Samsung was one of only two companies that launched Android Wear smartwatches back when Google’s original software platform made its debut in the …

Martian Watches shuts down, remaining mVoice G2 watches will not be shipped

Martian Watches is a wearables company founded in 2007, most known for its mVoice line of hybrid smartwatches. We reviewed the original mVoice in …

FCC Commissioner Says the Agency Is a Shill for ISPs as She Slams the Door on Her Way Out

In an interview just prior to leaving the FCC this month, former Commissioner Mignon Clyburn took aim at the agency where she worked for nearly nine …

Apple Doesn’t Need to Make a Round Watch Because Their Design Won Out

Yes, I know. Apple blogs and tech sites are making claims because 9to5Mac found a patent the company was awarded covering a Watch with a round face. Ever since the Apple Watch was released, some potential buyers and fans of traditional watch design have been insisting that Apple HAS to adopt a …

How to use SIRI to record Audio or video

Are you irritated with trying to use SIRI to record your voice? Dumping ideas or dictating a response to an email become laborious if you have to …

Editorial: Five Things I Learned About Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive As A Watch Collector While Interviewing Him For The HODINKEE Magazine

I have been writing about Apple Watch since the fall of 2014. In many ways, the very first review I wrote of the watch became one of my defining …

The open source AsteroidOS is a new alternative to Wear OS

AsteroidOS is a new Linux-based open source operating system that can be used as a replacement to Wear OS.<p>A small team of developers have been hard …

Why The Older You Get, The More You Hate Everyone (And Why That's OK)

Ad failed to load<p>You know how you're always talking about how you hate everyone? The thing is, the older you get, the more real this is.<p>True story: I …

iOS will soon disable USB connection if left locked for a week

In a move seemingly designed specifically to frustrate law enforcement, Apple is adding a security feature to iOS that totally disables data being sent over USB if the device isn’t unlocked for a period of 7 days. This spoils many methods for exploiting that connection to coax information out of …

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Tangerines, of the Latin name Citrus reticulate, are also known as Mandarin oranges. Clementines are the seedless variety of these irresistible …

Kind of Obsessed: Nomos Reimagined the Date Window and Made It Beautiful

Hang around the comments sections of watch website long enough and you’ll notice this ubiquitous, recurring refrain: “The date window ruins it.” Yes, …

For the first time ever, Microsoft will distribute its own version of Linux (MSFT)

Microsoft - Microsoft on Monday announced Azure Sphere, a new technology to protect the processors that power smart appliances, connected toys, and …

All-Electric T-Rex on the Way

I’m sure many of you have seen the T-Rex by Campagna Motors. For those recently coming out from under the rock, the T-Rex is a futuristic-looking …

Victim’s Apple Watch data leads to arrest in Australian murder case

While we’ve heard some neat stories about how Apple Watch has saved lives, the wearable is also making a difference in solving crimes. Apple Watch data has become key evidence in an Australian murder investigation and has resulted in an arrest.<p>Reported by <i>Daily Mail</i> via <i>Venture Beat</i>, Myrna Nilsson …

Quin Smart Helmets Automatically Detect Crashes

There’s an interesting project live on KickStarter right now. It is designed to be your guardian angel in the unfortunate event that your get-off …

quin

Lock Chain and Cover Your Scooter

<b>That is the message of the Metropolitan police in London, after a rash of scooter thefts, and crimes committed by people riding those scooters. It is</b> …

Policing

How Not to Load a Motorcycle – Motorcycle Mastery

I hope you find these posts useful. If you do, please consider supporting, while gaining access to all this information, and more, by purchasing: …

mastery

The Anatomy of a Crash

When I first started this blog, one of the things that I always thought I would shy away from was being a “Monday morning quarterback”, as my …

The Anatomy of a Crash

When I first started this blog, one of the things that I always thought I would shy away from was being a “Monday morning quarterback”, as my …

Learning

London Fire Brigade Launches Biker Down! Scheme

Following on from Motorcycle Awareness Day, which was held on the 11th of this month at the Ace Cafe, London, the London Fire Brigade launched a new …

First Aid

BMW Eyeing Future in Ride Sharing Scooters

BMW is tentatively eyeing the possibility of two-wheeled ride-sharing schemes. Specifically, they are looking into offering ride-sharing schemes—an …

Motorcycle Mastery Has Completely Changed — It's the Same

Take a look at the blog. Notice anything different? I bet not. Yet, I have spent the last month or so working feverishly to completely alter the way …

Scoot Safely Has Completely Changed — It's the Same

Take a look at the blog. Notice anything different? I bet not. Yet, I have spent the last month or so working feverishly to completely alter the way …

The Feds May Be Able to Spy on Your iPhone (But You Can Easily Stop Them)

Thanks to reporting by <i>Forbes</i> writer Thomas Fox-Brewster, it now looks like the U.S. government has been able to access the data on every model of …

Are You Ready for Three Wheeled Motorcycles?

Come on, let’s admit it. Us bikers can be a bit old-fashioned, resistant to change, leery of new concepts.<p>I’ve heard it all so many …