Though most new vehicles sold today come with automatic transmissions, there are people who tout stick-shift manual transmissions as being a much better option. However, some of the benefits they cite are actually stick-shift myths and are based on outdated information.


Many drivers even today prefer to drive manual transmission cars, for they consider it to have some unique characteristics. Sometimes, they however exaggerate some of the benefits of manual. So, what’s the real


Driving an automatic transmission vehicle is supposedly easier than driving a manual transmission or stick car. However, lack of practice and experience driving an automatic car means the driver can make mistakes that will make controlling the vehicle more complicated than it should be. However, you should avoid a few things at any cost while steering the wheel of an automatic vehicle.


Here’s a list of seven mistakes that can damage a vehicle badly and put the owner on the hook


The paint job on a car is the difference between making it look like brand new and a clunker. The traditional way of keeping the vehicle clean and fresh looking is to use a car wash service. It saves time and hassle and prevents your beloved car from becoming prematurely old. However, if you are not careful, such a service can completely ruin the painting and finish of your automobile.


A lot of services are there that use an automatic car wash machines and other modern tools to keep


This sprawling, floating solar power plant could change the way other nations design city centers. China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. Long reviled for its carbon emission record, this is the Chinese government’s latest achievement in its ongoing effort to lead the world in renewable energy adoption.
Located in the city of Huainan in the Anhui province, the

The race to produce a self-driving car just got a little more crowded.

Samsung Electronics Co. is taking its autonomous vehicle program out of the shop and onto the street, following a decision by the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to allow the company to test its sensor-laden vehicles on public roads.
According to the Korea Herald, the approval was announced on May 1 and is preceded by the Ministry's decision to permit nearly 20 other companies to

Indoor areas of selected airports, shopping centres, casinos, convention halls and universities in South Africa are now mapped by search giant Google's mapping service.

Google Maps in South Africa previously allowed users to view digital maps of outside areas, such as streets in cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town.
But the search giant is taking this capability indoors as it seeks to help web users find their way inside certain locations.
This means users can access Google

Scammers are trying to steal cash from prepaid subscribers, claiming that people have used a massive amount of data on smartphones.

Some prepaid mobile service subscribers have received phone calls from people claiming to represent Vodacom or MTN, and demanding payment for data bundles exceeding R2 500. But it is likely a scam.
"We wish to put it on record that Vodacom will never call or SMS prepaid subscribers to demand 'outstanding payments' as prepaid customers use

If you are buying an ultra-high definition (UHD) TV, you should ensure that you are getting a genuine 4K set, Samsung South Africa has warned.

It said it is cautioning consumers against some branded televisions on the market that are not true UHD.
According to Samsung, the International Committee for Display Metrology (ICDM), measurement specifications are likely to be revised to prevent low resolution TVs from being sold as 4K UHD TVs to unsuspecting consumers.

"A true

A British holidaymaker racked up a staggering R112,428.51 (£5,000) mobile phone bill after he switched on his phone to retrieve Cape Town hotel details from an email, according to the UK-based Independent newspaper report.

James Stevenson arrived in Cape Town on holiday and switched on his phone to retrieve hotel details from an email.
Mr Stevenson, 44, the director of a recruitment company living in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, said: "All I did was to find an email after

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