* Posts by rreed2000

3 posts • joined 15 Nov 2016

New battery boffinry could 'triple range' of electric vehicles

rreed2000

Re: How many battery "breakthroughs" is that this year?

Doubling/tripling/quadrupling capacity? Really?

We do see modest increases in capacity, but all the while keep hearing of massive capacity breakthroughs that never seem to make it into production.

Ad men hope blocking has stalled as sites guilt users into switching off

rreed2000

When advertisers stop making such intrusive in-your-face ads (such as you might encounter on CNN or CBSNews), then we'll dump our ad blockers. Until then, their attempts to guilt us will fall on deaf ears.

Why Apple's adaptive Touch Bar will flop

rreed2000

Re: Apples and Lemons?

True. But his point about Apple not listening to end users is spot-on. There is no bidirectional exchange going on there. Apple decides and we are expected to acquiesce. We're tethered to the AppStore, we get an interface that is increasing iOS-like, we get thinner and thinner even if pro users keep saying that smaller isn't what they're after, we get the interfaces Apple decides we need, despite howls from the user community.

If Apple runs into rough waters ahead, it won't be because of Lenovo or Google or Microsoft. It will be because Apple won't give users what they want/need.

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