TechnoZen

The snarl of the 2015 Jaguar F-Type S AWD

Driving down a busy Toronto street, my girlfriend suddenly said: “Wow, this car really turns heads!” That about sums up the first impression this car makes. Complete strangers approach you with compliments and questions. And it only gets better when you slide into the driver’s seat, fire up the willing

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Clearing up print misconceptions

I try to run a paperless office. My to-do lists are all paperless since I work with those lists on software I can call up on my computer, tablet or iPod. (I’d hate to go back to a paper organizer.) I do a lot of document review (and annotation)

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Ground speed: the 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost

Ground Speed. Those are the words on the speedometer of the 2015 Ford Mustang I drove during the week Doc and Marty apparently visited in the second “Back to the Future” movie. It got me thinking: I really should check out the settings on this car. If it has

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Terms and Conditions May Apply

Ever wonder what happens when you agree to the end user licence agreements (or EULAs) that you must abide by to use modern technology? This past weekend, I watched a documentary that explores the chain of events you set in motion when you click things like the “Submit” button

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The fighter-jet inspired 2016 Nissan Maxima

When carmakers design new models, they look for inspiration in a variety of places. Nissan’s designers? They visited the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels. Their attempts to imbue a car with a jet fighter’s looks results in the 2016 Nissan Maxima. I checked out a Platinum edition in the Maxima-exclusive exterior colour

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I read 425 words per minute

This might be the most eye-catching blog post title I’ve ever come up with. It may also be the easiest. It’s certainly accurate. I know I’m reading at this speed because Spritz Reader tells me so.

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Mazda's latest pinup – the 2016 MX-5

More than 950,000 units sold over 26 years. A slew of awards that stretches 11 pages in a press kit. In automotive circles, these are the numbers of a proven winner with staying power. You’ll find this car stampeding at autocross competitions, cruising winding country roads and

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A rant about calendars

Whenever I send people an email, chances are it either arrives in their inboxes or, in a small minority of cases, their spam filters reroute it to their spam boxes. One or the other. Emails just don’t get lost in transit. I’d expect the same thing to happen with

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The zaftig 2015 Infiniti Q50S Hybrid sedan

On the highway in the suburbs west of Toronto, a pair of condominium towers draw drivers’ eyes south. They’re nicknamed the Marilyn Monroe towers thanks to pleasing curves you wouldn’t expect on structures that tall. Similar thoughts about curves struck me when I picked up the 2015 Infiniti Q50S Hybrid for a

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Saving time with text shortcuts

In certain situations, I need to type something I’ve typed dozens or hundreds of times before. Rather than type it out, I prefer to type three to four letters. My Mac recognizes those letters and offers me the option of the full text I’ve typed in the past.

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