Author: Alex Lowe

Hyundai i30N arrives in South Africa

Here in the UK, the infamous hot hatch from Hyundai has been on sale for over two years now, when it made its debut on UK soil in September 2017, but it has taken its time to get to South Africa and today is that day. The Hyundai i30N is now on sale in a few dealers across the country, in 14 dealers at the time of writing. Belville, Somerset […]

Aston Martin has launched a new convertible version of the Vantage

Aston Martin’s new Vantage was launched a few years ago now, but has only been available in a coupé version till now. Yesterday, the new roadster version was announced and shares a lot of the comments from the coupé and Aston says, it has the same ““strong dynamic ability and sporting character with no compromise to feel or refinement” – which is hard to get right when the roof of a […]

Apple launches Swift Playgrounds on the Mac

Today, Apple has released Swift Playgrounds for the Mac, for the first time. The app which is primarily designed for kids to teach them how to code in Swift, has only been available on iPad until now. Swift Playgrounds gets the user to play games, puzzles and challenges to help learn the basics of Swift programming. Apple has managed to get the app to work on macOS by using Catalyst, […]

Mobile World Congress this year has been cancelled, due to coronavirus fears

MWC this year, (Mobile World Congress) has been cancelled due to fears of the coronavirus virus and many companies have refused to go, including Intel, LG, Nokia and others. Mobile World Congress is held every year in Barcelona, Spain and most major wireless industry companies and mobile phone manufactures attend to show off new hardware and phones. “With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the […]

Over two billion people now use WhatsApp

Just today, Facebook owned WhatsApp has now passed the two billion user mark, something Facebook only achieved in 2017. “We are excited to share that, as of today, WhatsApp supports more than two billion users around the world.” WhatsApp Also in the blog post, the company touts its encryption efforts as WhatsApp has end-to-end encryption. “Strong encryption is a necessity in modern life. We will not compromise on security because […]

Cupra launches new limited edition of the Ateca

Cupra, the now sub-brand of Seat has updated the Ateca it launched a few years ago with a new limited edition version, which adds a few new exterior styling extras as well as a new exhaust. Whats’s new? Cupra has added new 20-inch copper colour alloys, a copper thread carbon fibre spooler, new copper colour door mirrors and more copper colour Cupra badging. Cupra has also added new larger 18-inch […]

Due to battery shortages, Jaguar is halting I-Pace production

On Sunday last week, The Times reported that Jaguar has had to temporarily stop production of the electric I-Pace, due to battery shortages. Jaguar source batteries for the I-Pace from LG Chem, which are manufactured in Poland. Production of the I-Pace ended yesterday in Austria, where Jaguar contracts the production of the E-Pace and the I-Pace to Magna Steyer. The Verge spoke to Jaguar earlier this week who said – “Jaguar Land Rover has […]

Seat launches new FR and FR Sport trims for Tarraco SUV

Today, Seat has announced two new trim levels for its largest car, the Tarraco seven seater SUV. Seat has been using the FR and FR Sport name plates for a while now and usually the FR model gets a black styling pack, upgraded seats, larger alloy wheels and extra kit as standard. Tarraco FR The Tarraco FR gets larger 19-inch wheels, larger exhaust slots, black roof, mirrors and door trims. […]

New Chromium version of Microsoft Edge now runs on ARM PCs

Microsoft has been working on a new version of the Edge browser for a while now, it was launched for standard Windows 10 in early January and the new version is based on Chromium, the same browser engine that powers Google Chrome, hence the name. The Chromium version of Edge actually works on Mac too. The news now is that the new version of Edge now works on the Surface […]

Top Gear is moving from BBC Two to BBC One

Top Gear returned to our screens a few weeks ago and it has already been pretty popular, Chris, Paddy and Freddie have already had a British summer holiday with three convertibles in Essex, built an off road car based on Bedford Rascal to compete with the new Land Rover Defender and just last week on Sunday, the three took American cars to Peru on a road trip. Earlier today, Chris […]