It is a singular gamble for a company that, for all its technology components, is still primarily a merchant. Because even the smartest tech companies have trouble with phones.(Also see: Amazon Teases June 18 Launch Event, 3D Interface Smartphone Expected)A Google smartphone, the Nexus One, failed to catch on. Google next bought Motorola and then dumped it.
Long highway drives: multi hour drives are way more common in the US. There are barely any inter city trains, and the ones that exist are really slow, so people drive. I love the firm sport seats in my 3 series but I certainly understand the appeal of really soft seats after about three hours behind the wheel..
Finally, the interplay between ferromagnetism and semiconductivity, arising from the hole mediated nature of the ferromagnetic interaction in (Ga,Mn)As, allows for the remarkable possibility of manipulating its magnetic properties by varying the state of the holes using non magnetic parameters like electric fields, electric currents, light or strain. This circumstance could in principle be very useful to improve the process of writing information in magnetic memories, which is currently performed, not very efficiently, with magnetic fields. However, it does seem unlikely that (Ga,Mn)As will become a relevant material for technological applications since the highest Curie temperature so far obtained for (Ga,Mn)As is still well below room temperature.
University of Utah psychologist David Strayer tracks eye movements while people text and try to drive. He says people really do take their eyes off the road often for the same amount of time it takes to drive the length of a football field. Imagine doing that blind.
For a regular commuter looking to cover around 20 30 miles a day, or a school runsecond car, it’s perfect, assuming you’ve got the ability to charge at home, or at work. That’s arguably fine for many people, but throw any curve balls into the mix and the i3 quickly runs out of answers. It’s not put me off electric cars, indeed, I’m convinced that they’re the answer, only there needs to be some cleverer solutions to charging, and batteries that can genuinely cover sizeable round trips without having to stop for lengthy charges in inconvenient places..
“I just think they were at church and leaving and who knows? they just saw it or somebody Googled it. But, yeah, they didn’t tell us anything,” Dana added. The staff didn’t suspect the order was for anyone special: It was placed by someone with the Secret Service, apparently under the agent’s name.