First look at the Honda E prototype

I looked at the Honda Urban EV way back for week 21 and it was a really welcome retro-futuristic take on the electric car, something that Peugeot have also tapped into for one of their concepts.

This pre-production prototype is pretty faithful to the concept but the range is dreadful. I know it's a small car but range anxiety has always been the thing pointed to by petrol heads.

I still think it looks great though. given the success of the Fiat 500, it's looks alone should make it appealing enough.

Top Gear also got a chance to take a first look.

Posted 27th Feb 2019 @ 15:00

Why are the BBC and ITV creating BritBox?

You can register for updates on the BritBox website and I didn't know that the service was already available in the US & Canada with a landing page that rips of off Netflix' own that they may as well have put their logos in white capitals inside a red box!

The BBC's own tech correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones quiped that the competition regulator blocked 'Project Kangaroo' 10 years ago when the BBC and ITV attempted to launch a joint streaming service.

BBC's iPlayer is great and the ITV Player isn't bad, just ad supported which and they offer a premium service that removes ads.

It is an imperative for ... ITV, that the broadcaster develops a digital offering that reduces reliance on advertising and gathers data on the viewing habits of consumers. ITV Player has done a bit of this. BritBox will supercharge it.

Who will this be aimed at? What content will it have that their existing services cannot offer?

Posted 27th Feb 2019 @ 14:35

Winners of the 'Shot on iPhone' challenge

There are 10 photos overall, here's the breakdown by age of device:

  • 6 x iPhone XS / XS Max (< 1 year old)
  • 1 x iPhone X (1 year old)
  • 1 x iPhone 8 Plus (1 year old)
  • 2 x iPhone 7 (2 years old)

I rolled the XS and XS Max together as their camera systems are identical. I find it interesting that the two year old single camera iPhone 7 has as many as winning entries as the newer, dual camera, phones that replaced it and there are none that feature Portrait Mode. Every photo is great but my favourites were these two:

photo by Alex Jiang photo by Elizabeth Scarrott

The great thing about smartphone photography is that it's accessible to everyone. It would be pretty easy to fool anyone into thinking they were taken with a DSLR camera.

Posted 27th Feb 2019 @ 10:00

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