Author Archives: Chris Davies

Writing for R3 Media since 2006, Chris Davies is currently executive editor for SlashGear and Android Community. Based in London, UK, he's responsible for SlashGear's editorial decisions and covers all forms of consumer technology. You can follow him on Twitter.

Look out, Thunderbolt: USB Type-C and DisplayPort are coming for you

Look out, Thunderbolt: USB Type-C and DisplayPort are coming for you

USB Type-C won't just address the perennial frustration of trying to plug in your charger upside-down, but also double as a DisplayPort connection in a move that could well challenge Intel's Thunderbolt. DisplayPort Alternate Mode, announced by VESA today, will mean a single USB Type-C cable will be able to drive a 4K or higher resolution display, along with audio, USB 3.1 data, and even up to 100W of power.

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It’s a hit: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set new sales record

It’s a hit: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set new sales record

Apple sold over 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the first weekend, the company has announced this morning, setting a new sales record and seemingly only held back by virtue of not having enough stock to meet demand. It's a million more devices than the 2013 launch of the iPhone 5s saw, with Apple CEO Tim Cook pointing out that "we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply."

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Oculus Crescent Bay revealed: 360 tracking & 3D sound

Oculus Crescent Bay revealed: 360 tracking & 3D sound

Oculus VR has revealed a new virtual reality prototype, Crescent Bay, promising greater precision in motion tracking, more immersive sound, and another step closer to the consumer version. Oculus Crescent Bay, launched at the Oculus Connect conference, has the sort of all-round improvements that "allow for a level of presence that's impossible to achieve with DK2," CEO Brendan Iribe claims, referring to the previous DK2 prototype announced back in March.

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Verizon iPhone 6 gets VoLTE enabled

Verizon iPhone 6 gets VoLTE enabled

Verizon Wireless has quietly enabled VoLTE for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners, finally allowing for simultaneous voice and data use on the carrier's handsets. The functionality, which can be turned on in the iPhone's settings, shifts voice calls to over the 4G data connection.

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Cadillac reveals uber-luxury RWD sedan plans for 2015

Cadillac reveals uber-luxury RWD sedan plans for 2015

Cadillac is ramping up the luxe with the announcement that it plans to build a new sedan to take on the best of its Germany rivals, with the new uber-car set to go into production at the end of next year. The as-yet unnamed four-door will challenge Mercedes-Benz's S-Class, BMW's 7 Series, and Audi's A8, and will be both based on a unique architecture and made in the US, Cadillac says.

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Meta 1 shipping today: New AR apps demoed

Meta 1 shipping today: New AR apps demoed

Immersive wearable headset manufacturer Meta has begun shipping Meta 1, its first batch of true augmented reality glasses. 1,500 pre-order customers, mainly looking to develop apps for Meta's unusual computing platform, will be getting units, each capable of creating a virtual office, theater, or gaming arena overlaid on top of their view of the real world.

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Verizon WiFi calling coming in mid-2015

Verizon WiFi calling coming in mid-2015

Verizon will launch WiFi calling in mid-2015, the carrier has confirmed, having previously dismissed the technology as needless given the breadth of its existing voice network. The decision was announced by Verizon Wireless CFO Fran Shammo this week, conceding that the carrier will need to do some technical work to upgrade its network, and pointing out that the system was "never a top priority" in the past.

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