Taking good material, and making a movie isn't how the industry works. Instead, they see what's already been done, and do it again. And again. And again.
Seriously - bring a package of cookies for the flight crew.
Don't flight attendants already have access to cookies? Should I bring a Big Mac to a Burger King cashier and expect better service?
When Tesla recently announced their certified used program, people were asking, "What would someone trading in a Model S buy? Another Model S?" Now we have an answer to that question.
The Volt isn't an electric car. It's maximum range on batteries is 38 miles. So, as an electric vehicle, it's 19 miles going, 19 miles return, and if you need headlights and wipers be prepared to get out and push it at the end.
Apples and Oranges
The Volt isn't an electric car. It's a different type of an electric car than a Telsa, so yes, apples and oranges. If you're pushing a Volt because it ran out of battery charge, you've entirely missed the point of the Volt's ICE. The Volt's target customer is someone with a ~20 mile or shorter one-way daily commute. By charging it daily, they'll run on battery most of the time. The ICE means they can opt for longer trips without advanced planning (researching charging station locations, or getting a rental).
It's not for everyone. But for those (fringe?) customers, it's ideal. I think I could say the same about a Tesla.
... but that's metric.
Last time I checked, even the metric system has units. Without them, the numbers have little meaning.
I find running a race a lot more relaxing than sitting in a cubicle all day staring at a computer screen.
Speculation is fine, but do we really need more articles attempting to predict the cost of a car that doesn't yet exist? I might even consider buying one, but before I can take one for a test drive, and see the actual price.
There's an app for that!
Seriously though, watches should be 90% voice/sound interactive.
"No" times a million! I like being able to look at my watch to know things. I don't want people around me to hear me using my watch. Also, I think Pebble and the like have done a great thing by replacing the traditional "beep" with a vibrate. Now even my alarm is (relatively) quiet.
It would be trivial for Apple, Samsung, etc. to program their phones so that distracting features such as texting could be disabled once the motion detector in the phone detects that the owner is traveling at a given speed. When the car comes to a stop, it's all working again.
So in other words, I wouldn't be able to text while riding the train to work?
When someone is stopped for DUI, do the police install a lock on their liquor bottle? No -- a person could just buy a new bottle. Instead, their driver's license is suspended. Similar action should be taken on those found to be driving while distracted.
Honestly I really don't see text messaging to 911 being particularly useful and it certainly is not a widely available service (not yet anyway). Maybe there are some super rare corner cases I'm not thinking of but I fail to see why you would text instead of calling.
Yes -- for those times when you can't call. For example, you are in an area with very poor service. Your calls fail, or are dropped. Since a text is small, it can be delivered during that second when you have a good enough signal.
the app that tell the date and time, i want my watch to remain stupid and not connected to the internet
So I guess you weren't a fan of the Casio Databank either? (I'm not saying it was ever a watch for the masses, but it sure was popular among nerds.)
My wife has a polaris band she can combine with an accurate chest strap heart rate monitor, they sync together via bluetooth and her phone to track progress.... all without needing some big clunky, ugly "watch," or the premium cost for Apple products.
I'd trade a little accuracy for the ability to monitor my heart rate without a strap. I've tried a variety of brands, and have yet to find one that doesn't chafe after 1+ hours of running.
Currently, I have:
a Pebble -- I use it to see notifications about incoming e-mail, texts, phone calls, etc. That's sufficient, and in my opinion, worth the price.
a Garmin GPS watch -- I use it when running, to track my distance and pace, and sometimes also my heartrate and cadence (requires using extra sensors). I don't want the bulk of carrying a phone when I run.
If a single watch can combine those, I'll use it. If not, I'll wear my pebble most of the day, and my garmin for workouts.
2) Dealers will definitely try to sell more gas cars as they break down more frequently and the $$$ for dealers is the service dept. They barely make a profit in the sales dept.
Whether a dealer is actually thinking in those exact terms or not, the fact is, they'd need to do some major re-work of their service department. All gas-engine cars are quite similar, and thus the same mechanic can work on most of them without much trouble. But a Tesla has some major differences that would require some significant training, and probably a number of new tools to work with them. This makes me think dealers would be either less willing to service Teslas, or would cut corners in doing so.