TechnoZen

A hot car for hot weather: the 2017 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible

During ten days of hot weather, I had to decide whether to shield myself from the sun or enjoy windy open-top motoring in the 2017 MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) convertible. Lesson learned: if you buy this car, stock up on sunscreen. If you don’t, stock up

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How Screen Shot Tools Help You Communicate

A picture is worth a thousand words, and pictures of your device’s screen are no exception. Those screen shot images can help people troubleshoot problems with your device — and help you better communicate how-to instructions as well. Sometimes you will see people taking pictures of their

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Many names, one great car: the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM

Sometimes, carmakers create models that practically sell themselves. Toyota has developed a few perennial bestsellers, among them the economical Corolla. Back in the 2000s, it also produced the Matrix. This tallish four-door hatchback had been part of Toyota’s lineup for about a decade before it was moved to the

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Social media rationing

Social media is not always my friend. I use several networks, but I don’t feel all that productive when I check them. I feel especially unproductive (read: guilty) when I “fall down the rabbit hole” and check people’s statuses, “like” various posts, watch cat videos… you know the drill.

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Upping the Ante: the Genesis G90 3.3L Turbo

Some cars are meant to drive. Others are meant to be driven in. Which one is the 2017 Genesis G90? I’m still trying to figure that out.

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Dante’s Infinite Monkeys: a chat with author Mike Dover

Several months ago, I wrote about how 3D printers and the law intersect. (Two articles came out of that research. You can read Part One here and Part Two here.) During that research, a friend told me about Dante’s Infinite Monkeys: Technology Meets The Seven Deadly Sins,

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Trusting technology in the 2017 BMW X5 40e

Few automakers seem as determined to advance vehicle technology as the wunderkinds from Bavarian Motor Works. The speed with which they plug new features into their vehicles probably outpaces the ability of most drivers to keep up with those changes. That’s certainly the case for me. I love truly useful applications of

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Five Word Styles Lawyers Need to Know

Have you ever spent hours fine-tuning a Microsoft Word document to ensure a consistent “look and feel” throughout? If so, I suspect you don’t want to do that again. You especially don’t want to repeat the experience when someone asks you to change the fonts and spacing

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2016.5 Mazda CX-5

Sometimes a vehicle earns its way into your heart with a performance that etches itself into your memory. An ancestor to this week’s vehicle did exactly that. There was no drama or wheelspin or tight turns, no excitement. In fact, the experience was entirely tranquil. I simply drove up

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