Nicky Kearns

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Tracking my long road trips for 4 years shows how far electric motorcycle charging has advanced

Except it wasn't actually easy—until this year.<p>What I mean by that is that it wasn't easy and practical until this year.<p>Of course it was easy in 2013 to ride 4,500 miles in 44 days, only going about 100 miles per day.<p>But it wasn't very practical for the average rider.<p>That all changed with faster …

Electric Vehicles

Further Proof That Email Is Dying a Slow and Agonizing Death: 3 New Trends

Just look to Uber, two major countries, and the chatbots for some clues.<p>"Email is the answer to every business need." If you believe that, you have not been paying attention. In tech circles, email is hemorrhaging as a go-to platform for business because it is causing so much overload. I recently …

The Ultimate Adult's Guide to Snapchat

Before I begin, apologies are in order. To the 310 million monthly active Snapchat users, many of whom are in their teens and early 20s: Sorry, but …

This Startup Is Renaming Every Place On Earth

The company what3words assigned every 10-square-foot block of space in the world a new name. It makes more sense than you’d think.<p>Like many startups, what3words, a London-based company offering a new approach to global addressing, was born out of a frustration. Having worked in the music industry …

10 things Apple Music users need to know

When Apple Music launched, it was immediately apparent the app wasn't as intuitive as we had come to expect from Apple, a company known for thinking through each feature down to the pixel. While Apple has worked hard to update the Music app since its release, there are still some features that are …

I flew on an all-business-class airline I had never heard of, and it was one of the best travel experiences I've ever had

And this was the only big trip most of us would be taking this year, so we were willing to spend a bit more.<p>The next day, he sent over a few options. We could fly economy from New York to Heathrow for about $800 per person, premium economy for $1,500, or business class on a big-name airline for …

New Jersey

Apple Watch faces detailed: Chronograph, Mickey Mouse, Utility, Motion and more

By Dan Grabham<p>The Apple Watch doesn't just have one face, it has many.<p>Naturally, most of the faces can be customised so that they display the …

Smartwatches

Liverpool loanee Luis Alberto confirms “positive” talks with Jurgen Klopp

<b>Luis Alberto has suggested that he would like to play for Liverpool next season, while confirming regular contact with Jurgen Klopp and his coaching</b> …

Ten ways in which Shakespeare changed the world

This week marks 400 years since the death of our national poet. And yet his characters, the worlds he created, the thoughts he expressed – some raw, fashioned in fire, some exquisite and turned in silk – are for all people and all time<p>Back in 2012, the British Library displayed a rare book that …

Six Photo Communities For the Serious Photographer

Not every photographer can make it on Instagram; and with the new algorithm added to the news feed it’s going to be even tougher at times. One of the …

These online maps let you find the quietest spots in big cities

How does your city sound? That’s a question a group of researchers are trying to answer with a new project called Chatty Maps.<p>The site, which features aerial views of London, Barcelona, Madrid, New York and Boston mines Flickr for geo-located tags that feature words that can be associated with …

Maps

Sick of traffic? See how slow your journey was in 1945

I’m a map geek, so this Maps Time Travel thing is fascinating to me. It compares road travel today with what it was like in 1945.<p>You can enter any two UK cities or postcodes and compare travel times, distances and routes you’d take today with those from 71 years ago. Spoiler: fuel is generally a …

Time Travel

Kodak's new photo sharing app is like Medium for your memories

The phrase ‘Kodak moment’ is universally understood as a memory worth sharing. We have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for sharing those but let’s face it, those feeds are noisy.<p>From the people you haven’t spoken to in years posting hourly updates of their lives to the endless river of …

Social Media

Review: Facer makes your Apple Watch come alive with fresh content

Since watchOS 2.0’s announcement I’ve known that I would want to use the Photo Album watch face. The ability to have my favorite photos display every time I looked at my Apple Watch’s display made me think the device was about to get more personal. Facer’s launch today takes that personality one …

While many still view the documentary as the ugly stepsister of the glamorous feature picture, the truth is that non-fiction has played an important …

This map shows you where to find 26 of the best hidden bars in New York City

Hidden bars have been a popular trend in New York City since the Prohibition days.<p>Today, the city is still home to many incredible bars that are hidden in plain sight.<p>Thanks to their vintage decor, secret passageways, and complex drinks with top-notch ingredients, these speakeasies remain some of …

New York City

15 Simple Brain Hacks to Learn a New Language Fast

Have you ever given up on learning a new language?Maybe you studied Spanish at school, and as much as you wanted to become fluent you just couldn’t …

Language Learning

What to binge watch right now

A Peek Inside How I Use Evernote to Organize My Life

For years, I have been singing the praise of Evernote. And with great reason. The program has quietly moved beyond its standard “to-do list” …

Productivity

Five inanimate objects better at football than Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is awful at football, but is a lamppost better?<p>Marouane Fellaini is a rubbish footballer. In that regard, he is hardly unique; Manchester United have certainly not lacked for rubbish footballers over recent years. But none have been as maddeningly, …

Top Photo Editing Apps for the Photography Enthusiast

Steve Jobs prophesied the revolution of photography in his biography. “He had three things that he wanted to reinvent: the television, textbooks and …

6 Useful Tips to Improve Your iPhone Photography

It is hard to find an iPhone user isn’t somewhat addicted to photography – ranging from ubiquitous selfies and food photos to quite professional …

How to use VLC to watch any video on Apple TV

So you’ve got a fourth-generation Apple TV (the one with Siri Remote and all the apps) and you’ve just downloaded VLC, the “play everything” video app that was just ported to tvOS.<p>The last few versions of Apple TV haven’t included any storage for video files, and the same is true of the latest …

Smart TV

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Just How Toxic Is Richard Dawkins?

If you followed him on Twitter, you might think Dawkins was just a loudmouthed incendiary. Read his science writing and you encounter a brilliant …

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

Paramount Pictures

A New Year's list: Five great sci-fi novels to make you forget 'Star Wars'

With "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" taking the movie box office by storm, the debate is on about whether the picture is good, middling, or bad; serves its fans or takes them for granted; is it cinematic craftsmanship at its finest or merely a commercial front? (We delved into this debate ourselves …

Literature

This helpful infographic shows the chemistry behind diamond rings

Diamonds might purportedly be 'a girl's best friend', but they're also quite interesting from a chemical perspective.<p>You could be forgiven for thinking that there's not a whole lot to them; after all, they're simply one of the possible forms of carbon, formed at high pressure beneath the Earth's …

Jewelry