Author Archives: Chris Davies

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

Stir makes its smart motorized desk topless

Stir makes its smart motorized desk topless

Smart furniture maker Stirworks is adding a third model to its line-up, and to get your attention it's taking its top off. The desk top, that is, with the Stir Kinetic Desk Base L1 consisting of the mechanics of the height-adjustable workstation, along with the touchscreen controller, but leaving buyers to install their choice of surface.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

Toyota sure loves its hybrids, but while the Prius might the best known of the Japanese firm's holier-than-thou electrified cars, its SUVs haven't escaped either. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid shares the new look of its gas-only siblings, but adds some a pair of electric motors for considerably better economy.

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Zuli adds Hue support to presence-tracking IoT plugs: Hands-on

Zuli adds Hue support to presence-tracking IoT plugs: Hands-on

In the smartest Smart Home, everything plays nicely together, and IoT smartplug maker Zuli is further joining up its dots with the addition of Hue support. The Zuli smartplugs, which differentiate themselves by using Bluetooth to figure out when rooms are in use and adjust devices accordingly, can now command Philips' color-changing LED bulbs too.

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The 770HP Lamborghini Centenario is a Geneva birthday gift

The 770HP Lamborghini Centenario is a Geneva birthday gift

No Lamborghini has ever been described as cuddly, but the Centenario, revealed at the Geneva Motor Show today, is aggressive even by raging bull standards. The latest in the Italian marque's limited-edition boutique productions, the forty Centenario cars arrive to celebrate the centenary of company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini's birth, and they're an expensive gift.

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Koenigsegg’s Regera is the 1,500HP+ hybrid that gives Bugatti nightmares

Koenigsegg’s Regera is the 1,500HP+ hybrid that gives Bugatti nightmares

If Gaia were a raging eco-Valkyrie, the Koenigsegg Regera is the outright-bonkers hybrid-electric supercar she'd ride into green battle in. Finally shown off in production form today, at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, the Regera is outlandish even by the unusual excesses of its makers.

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The glorious Aston Martin DB11 makes its Geneva debut

The glorious Aston Martin DB11 makes its Geneva debut

An Aston Martin that doesn't turn heads is a rare beast indeed, but the new DB11 is likely to cause whiplash among pedestrians and fellow drivers alike. Unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, the new luxury sports coupe introduces a new design language for the British marque, as well as a more powerful engine to make it the meatiest DB in the company's history.

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Morgan’s EV3 is the electric car Nikola Tesla would’ve actually built

Morgan’s EV3 is the electric car Nikola Tesla would’ve actually built

British automaker Morgan might not be the first company you think of when it comes to electric cars, but the storied marque's latest model switches gas for green in an eye-catching way. The Morgan EV3, shown off in pre-production form for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 this week, keeps the three wheels of the company's earlier cars but drives them with an electric powertrain.

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Bugatti’s Chiron by the (outrageous) numbers

Bugatti’s Chiron by the (outrageous) numbers

With a benchmark like the record-breaking Veyron, Bugatti had to create something special in the all-new Chiron. It succeeded. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show today, the hotly-anticipated supercar doesn't just look like a spaceship brought to Earth, it promises to drive like something trying to achieve escape velocity.

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popSlate 2 is E-Ink for your iPhone done right

popSlate 2 is E-Ink for your iPhone done right

E-ink iPhone case-maker popSlate is back, with a new, sleeker, more functional version of its customizable shell for Apple's smartphone. Just like the first-generation case launched a year ago, the premise for popSlate 2 is straightforward: we're addicted to checking our phones for notifications or simply what time it is, and so why not give the iPhone a second, low-power screen that can deliver that more frugally?

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The Bugatti Chiron is $2.6m of 1,500 HP excess

The Bugatti Chiron is $2.6m of 1,500 HP excess

The Veyron is dead: all hail the Bugatti Chiron, 1,500 horsepower of insane luxury coupe. Making its long-awaited debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, the Chiron takes the Veyron equation of a huge engine, ridiculous top speed, and opulent accommodation and cranks it up even higher, with a newly-developed W16 engine packing 1,180 lb-ft of torque.

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SlashGear’s Best of MWC 2016

SlashGear’s Best of MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016 is coming to a close, and this year it's been more than just smartphones making their pitch as virtual reality in all shapes and sizes carve out a chunk of the mobile space. Devices and platforms that blur the distinction between what's real and what's digital are finally - with the help of potent processors and innovative hardware - reaching the point where they're convincing enough, not to mention affordable enough, to make a splash in the mass market. Read on for SlashGear's Best of MWC 2016 award winners.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 hands-on: The surprise buzz-maker

Xiaomi Mi 5 hands-on: The surprise buzz-maker

For a company which doesn't officially sell its Android smartphones in the US or Europe, there's an astonishing amount of buzz around Xiaomi here at Mobile World Congress. The Chinese firm has made a name for itself with surprisingly well-specified phones at impressively competitive prices, and the Xiaomi Mi 5 is shaping up to be no different.

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