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Petrol and diesel car sales ban brought forward to 2035

2035 is a better target than 2040 but it really couldn't come soon enough. Car manufacturers have had over 100 years to clean up their act and yet full-combustion engines still make up the majority of sales. Hybrid technology should be the bare minimum in every car sold today.

Posted 5th Feb 2020 @ 20:38

Roads can be made from plastic waste

Why is this not already a thing?

Posted 5th Feb 2020 @ 15:12

British things… turns out there's hardly any.

I need to watch this episode with my daughter. The video here reminded me of the Goodness Gracious Me skits where everything is Indian.

Posted 4th Feb 2020 @ 12:00

What iPhones might be called if Steve Jobs were still alive

I have my own thoughts on what iPhones should be called but this is a pretty good take on it from someone how worked on the original iPhone.

Posted 3rd Feb 2020 @ 11:20

Apple delivers a new redesigned Maps for all users in the United States

The rollout for the US is complete and they'll be bringing updates to Europe over the next few months. I'm really excited and hoping to let go of Google Maps for good once Look Around is available. Just this week, as good as Street View is, the data was so old, the image quality so bad it was unusable.

The updates are pretty impressive:

Apple Maps improvements

Posted 31st Jan 2020 @ 11:00

Copenhagen will be planting communal fruit trees so everyone can enjoy fresh fruit

Finland continue to plant 150million trees a decade, around 50% of cars sold in Norway are electric and this from Denmark. I love how the Scandinavians think.

Posted 30th Jan 2020 @ 10:49

This striking image of the Moon is a combination of 100,000 photos

I've linked to James McCarthy's images of the Moon once before, when he put together a 100-megapixel image of a lunar eclipse. To stitch 100,000 photos together takes some doing but to get the detail he has from Earth is just amazing.

Posted 30th Jan 2020 @ 09:00

New Logo for DK by Pentagram

The DK logo adorned a large number of books from my youth, I even have books targeted at teens and adults so I've seen the old logo many times over the past 30 or so years. The evolution is really nice use in digital places but actually translates quite nicely to the physical world too.

DK logo on books

I came across this change 5 days ago, but it took me a while to decide if I like it or not.

Posted 29th Jan 2020 @ 12:10

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