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Steven Norris: Staff reporter
Steven Norris is a born writer, living in Claremont, Cape Town and educated in the ways of graphic design but destined to follow in the footsteps of the worlds greatest authors. He has had many years of experience as an SEO copywriter, learning the ropes the hard way before utterly mastering them. He loves training others to write, how to create stories from nothing and how to deliver them to a wider audience. His passion is gadgets, video games and 'klapping it' at gym.
  • Lincoln Navigator 2015 rocks fuel-friendly EcoBoost V6 engine, touchscreen control, Drive Control

    After nearly a decade, Lincoln's legendary Navigator is finally getting a makeover with the launch of its 2015 edition. Here's what Lincoln has done to breathe life back into the old beast. Firstly, the 2015 Navigator remains as one of the biggest, sturdiest luxury SUV's there is, but it needs to truly impress us if we're going to drop money on this instead of BMW or Mercedes equivalent. For the environmentally conscious drivers, the beefy 5.4-litre V8 engine has been dropped in favour of a nippy 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Lincoln says that "Drivers will feel the power when they step...

  • Nissan’s 3E smartglasses may usher in the future of driving

    Nissan will introduce its very own set of smartglasses to the world, the 3E, said CNET. The ad, spotted way back in September at the Frankfurt autoshow is awful, the gadget looks like a little bulky and Nissan hasn't released even a single detail about the specifications or capabilities of the 3E. There is the advert, but all you'll find out is that the 3E is going to be enormous and make you look like a crazy techno-warrior from bad eighties sci-fi. There is one line of info at the end though: "Introducing at the 43rd Tokyo Motorshow". That's...

  • BMW’s i3 charges from 0 to 80% in three hours flat

    BMW's new fully electric city car, the i3, which apparently charges from 0 to 80% in roughly three hours, isn't even on sale yet but has reportedly managed to pick up a number one spot as the best electric and hybrid car in the UK. This is BMW's first "i" range vehicle which charges from the i Wallbox via "select" BMW partners. The three-hour charge takes place care of DC Fast Charging which Nissan and Renault are also looking into, is oddly enough a technology Android phones also use. You won't be charging your BMW via microUSB though. For a full...

  • Dragon Drive! Messaging lands in BMW 7 and 3 series

    Eat this Siri. The BMW 2012 Series 7 and 3 luxury vehicles are going to land Dragon Drive! by Nuance. This means texting, emailing and whatever else, made possible with slick voice control. Cars included in the mix: BMW 7 Series, BMW 3 Series Touring and BMW 3 Series ActiveHybrid vehicles. Dragon Drive! Messaging leaked out in May, with the BMW's being the first cars to receive this hopefully well-honed system. What do Beemer drivers get for their money? How about "a fully-integrated mobile assistant messaging experience that lets drivers speak, listen, edit and respond to text messages...

  • Review — Parrot Minikit+

    The Parrot Minikit+ is the Bluetooth, hands-free kit you've always wanted, but never knew you needed. Confused? So am I. Talking on your mobile while driving is illegal in some countries, so it makes a modicum of sense to employ a hands-free kit. Some use the voice-free option on their phones, shouting loudly into a tiny speaker as they drive. Other less fashionable drivers use the headphones which come standard with their mobile. But I roll with a different, tech-infused crowd and prefer to embrace the future, yo. Parrot style The look and feel of the Minikit+ is stellar. The device is...

  • Never lost again. We review TomTom’s GoLive 1000

    Convergence is the combination of similar devices into a single platform. Digital cameras, books and GPS devices are products which now generally exist on smartphones like the Nokia N9 and the iPhone 4. The GPS in particular is at home on the touchscreen display and long battery life of the modern smartphone. So why then bother with a non-converged device? Why should I spend money on a GPS which only does one thing? You do it because the TomTom GoLive 1000 is one of the best navigation systems on the market and a must for your car. Designed well It's built to...

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