Friday, February 21, 2020

Typewriters and the Mueller touch

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Did Mueller himself type his report? The two-space-after-stop convention leads to suspicion....

Billingham’s Thomas: A briefcase for all occasions

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Photographers tend to think of Billingham as a manufacturer of camera bags. But the range of general luggage is also worth a look. The handy Thomas briefcase/messenger bag is all rounder than can even accommodate your camera.

The electric revolution: Will the infrastructure be ready by 2032?

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The EV revolution is upon us. But the goal posts keep moving and there is little chance that electrification targets for 2032 or, even, 2035 can be met. Will it all end in tears?

Apple AirPods v PowerBeats Pro

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How do Apple's new PowerBeats pro stack up agains the now common AirPods. Mike has been trying the new earphones and much prefers them to the rather skittish AirPods

Electric Cars: Ready for the mainstream?

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All change at Macfilos as the editor jumps from a smelly old diesel car to the latest technology in the shape of Jaguar's rather stunning I-Pace. Will he be disappointed. Let's find out....

Britain’s motor industry and the plug-in future: A visit to Gaydon

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How practical is an electric car? I'm on a strong learning curve as I get to grips with the new Jaguar I-Pace. But its excellence is tarnished by the dreadful EV charging infrastructure in Britain. Only Tesla is doing it right. The rest, including Jaguar, are fast gurgling down the plughole. A new approach is needed if we are to meet the new 2035 targets.

iPhone is a breakthrough hand-held computer

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Twelve years ago the iPhone was launched to a mixed reception. Yet it represented a revolution which had totally transformed the cellular phone and has made the hand-held computer universal. It's importance cannot be underestimated.