Friday, July 10, 2020

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?

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.

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.

Suffering from Bag Shoulder? Try a Tom Bihn Absolute Shoulder Strap for size

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If that heavy camera bag is getting you down, why not try the comfortable, springy Absolute Shoulder Strap from Tom Bihn in Seattle. For me, it's worth its weight in gold.

In at the deep end with the Jaguar Monochrom: Part II

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Six hours to cover 125 miles in a fast electric vehicle. Surely not, until the Jaguar Monochrom met a nightmare traffic jam on the way home.

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....

A pocketful of Rye and a proper dose of optimism for 2020

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Will the smugglers take over England before George Washington takes America? A visit to the ancient town of Rye, one of the historic Cinque Ports, sets the scene for the naughty Twenties, complete with a proper naughty fish-finger sandwich.

How much RAM do you need to use Lightroom?

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Do you need 1.5TB of RAM to process your holiday snaps. No way. But you might benefit from 16GB or even 32GB of extra computing power.

BandWerk, the Leica of straps for the Apple Watch

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This beautiful leather strap from BandWerk for the Apple Watch would grace a £10,000 Swiss timepiece, never mind a smartwatch.

New Apple Mac Pro? That will be $53,000, please. Cash or Apple Pay?

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Are you sitting comfortably? In the UK the new Apple Mac Pro, fully specced, will cost over $70,000 or £54,000. Where to order?