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All posts by Graham van der Made: Staff Writer

Graham van der Made: Staff Writer
Graham started out as an electronics manager at Take2 Home Entertainment and went on to spend a further ten years in the South African ecommerce industry. During this time, Graham founded and managed an online geek and hobby shop. He has always had a passion for writing and has contributed to a number of geek publications. When not writing short fiction, Graham can be found playing video games and reading comics.
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    While artificial intelligence and self-driving cars are all the rage right now, it's important not to forget other pieces of technology that have improved cars over the years. These advancements in tech aren't just about having a screen on your dashboard, but safety protocols and ease of driving as well. Even though you may be looking to pick up a pre-owned car, you'll need to get a top of the line vehicle to experience all of the latest improvements. Though if you wait a few years, this technology will trickle down to lower-end vehicles as well. Here are a few...

  • 5 rare video game cars you can’t afford

    When it comes to video games, there are plenty of opportunities for car manufacturers to design special cars or have artists create something unique that fits into the universe. Sometimes, real-world prototypes of these vehicles are created for marketing or PR stunts. Below is a list of five rare cars that are either included in video games, or have been inspired by them. Audi R8 (Final Fantasy XV) The release of the long-awaited Final Fantasy XV (initially called Final Fantasy Versus XIII) has been a resounding success for Square Enix (SE). One of the weirder collaborations to promote the game -- besides...

  • 4 second-hand Ford models for pretty good prices

    Owning a car is pretty much a necessity in South Africa. Even with public transport and ride-sharing services, it’s not always feasible to go without a car. And having a car adds quite a bit onto your monthly expenses. Thankfully, SA is a country that thrives on the second-hand car market. When looking at a car to buy, it’s almost always more feasible to pick up something manufactured locally due to cheap car parts, like Ford, VW, or Toyota. At least there are numerous places where consumers can purchase second hand cars in SA. Besides the obvious elephant in the room...

  • BMW unveils the highly customisable Vision Next 100 concept car

    One hundred years after BMW AG entered the commercial register, the company has shown off its latest concept: the BMW Vision Next 100. The sedan and coupé hybrid is machine built to be both driver-driven and self-driven with Alive Geometry handling the interactions between driver and can. When in self-driving mode, the steering wheel will pack away to give the car a more minimalist design. According to a BMW press release, "the BMW Group has generated a futuristic scenario with a clear vision: premium mobility by the BMW Group will be completely effortless, comprehensively available and tailored to every customer’s individual...

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