Autonomous Vehicles Future

Driverless autonomous cars and the future of transport I’ve just been listening to a podcast in which a journalist/author is commenting upon driverless cars and autonomous cars. His name Christian Wolmar whose book is called ‘Driverless Cars and the Road to Nowhere’. He has a lot of negative things to say about autonomous cars and the future. In the podcast to me he sounded like an old guy with no Read More …

Find electric charge points with What3Words

In a few of the videos I’ve seen on YouTube with people looking for a place to charge their electric vehicle it seems it sometimes can be a little bit difficult. On the map it shows the charger as being at a specific address, but when you arrive there in your Nissan Leaf you have to do some searching. Is the charger at this end of the car park or Read More …

2018 Nissan Leaf Charging Options – Europe

Waiting for the Leaf I keep wanting to know more about the car I’m buying and so I scan all of the reviews and reports coming out about the new 2018 Nissan Leaf. I wonder how it’s going to be with longer journeys using the fast chargers while travelling. I hear stories that you get to a charging point and find it isn’t working. There are also tales of when Read More …

First impressions of the 2018 Nissan Leaf

The 2018 Nissan Leaf is an incredibly solid car, sweet blend of design and tech! The Japanese know us tech heads like to have lots of buttons to play with The seats are highly comfortable as well as heated. Not all models have the heated seats. The driving position is higher than in my Renault Clio so it felt like I was driving a van or an SUV. Great viewing all Read More …

Crypto Currency Security – Precautions to Take

Bitcoin, crypto currency wallets and security I spent the morning looking into the best way to store crypto currency. I have a small sum in Coinbase which is a wallet and an exchange. It’s convenient to have the crypto currency in the wallet where you bought it but the purists would say it’s better to look after your own currency. There are various wallets to store bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin or Read More …

Nissan Leaf vs Tesla Model 3 – Going Electric

Vehicles have become complicated. In days of old when knights were bold I used to be a motor mechanic cars were so much simpler. This was in the days before electronic ignition and the firing of the engine was controlled by a distributor with a set of points inside. The mechanical switch, when it opened made a spark occur in the engine to light the fuel. Terrible things to work Read More …

iPhone Scrivener – Write and Edit on the Move

I had to get into Scrivener and update some of the files so they were native to Scrivener 3. Pleased to see part of the file update procedure included a backup copy was made first before altering the file. Everything went fairly well with getting the files ready for working with the new software. I still don’t particularly like the synchronisation through Dropbox. It seems I’ve got to tell Scrivener Read More …

Making calls with the Amazon Alexa application and the Amazon Echo

I’m really pleased with my Amazon Echo Plus. I haven’t yet used the hub built into the device, but I got that for future accessories. Today I logged into my UK Apple account on the App Store and I updated the Alexa application. With this update to the application I was able to set up some routines. I can now say “Night Night” and the routine will turn everything off Read More …

Falling in Love with Scrivener 3

Scrivener 3 or Word? The thing about Scrivener is that it’s full of so many good things to the point where it seems complicated. Many writers are so mentally insecure in that they need to create some sort of writing environment which is the equivalent of blinkers. This is to stop any other distractions from interfering with the brainwaves that create the stories and so on. This can go to Read More …

Just set up the new Amazon Echo Plus

I can easily understand how a complete novice to this sort of technology could get to the point where they would want to pull their hair out. It took numerous attempts for me to register the device. The way it is supposed to work is, after switching the device on by plugging it in, you open up the Amazon Alexa app on your mobile device. You then connect your phone Read More …