Author Archives: Chris Davies

Writing for SlashGear since 2006, Chris Davies is executive editor and is responsible for shaping the editorial direction of the site. With a remit that covers everything from consumer technology to automotive, through autonomous vehicles, the smart home, and cutting-edge science, Chris' primary focus is sharing the news that matters and bringing a distinctive, independent, and trustworthy voice to testing and reviews. Twitter / LinkedIn / Email

Google’s quantum computer supposedly just made a time crystal

Google’s quantum computer supposedly just made a time crystal

Google's quantum computer has been used to build a "time crystal" according to freshly-published research, a new phase of matter that upends the traditional laws of thermodynamics. Despite what the name might suggest, however, the new breakthrough won't let Google build a time machine.

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New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gets US launch details

New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gets US launch details

Mitsubishi's new Outlander PHEV is coming to the US, but would-be drivers of the plug-in hybrid will have to be a little patient, the automaker has confirmed. The new Outlander PHEV will be based on the same three-row platform as the current, gas-only 2022 Outlander, but add in more electric driving range among other improvements.

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NASA delays Boeing Starliner OFT-2 launch after Russia’s ISS mishap

NASA delays Boeing Starliner OFT-2 launch after Russia’s ISS mishap

NASA and Boeing have postponed today's Orbital Flight Test-2 launch attempt, pushing back the Starliner test into August as work continues on the International Space Station. The orbiting research platform was unexpectedly jolted this week, after what's been described as a software glitch caused the newly-arrived Russian module to light up its thrusters.

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Motorola’s Edge 20 update flub highlights the big Android frustration

Motorola’s Edge 20 update flub highlights the big Android frustration

Motorola's Android update commitment has ended up overshadowing the launch of its new Edge 20 series smartphones, after hastily-retracted suggestions of half-hearted OS releases led to widespread criticism. The saga - which Motorola is no stranger to at this point - underscores how patchy Android updates can be, and how confusing the situation often is for owners.

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2021 Lexus LX 570 Review

2021 Lexus LX 570 Review

The idea of a "luxury off-roader" isn't quite so strange now, as it was when Lexus first launched the LX series in 1995. These days, lavish SUVs are par for the course, and if you're an automaker without one in the line-up then you're missing out on the meat of the market. People can't get enough of the upright driving position and all that burly, "I can go anywhere" styling.

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Electric Camaro rumor has a sting that could leave Chevy fans furious

Electric Camaro rumor has a sting that could leave Chevy fans furious

The good news is that Chevrolet may not be killing the Camaro - the unexpected news is that the new version of GM's muscle car won't be anything like its predecessors. According to a new report, the new Camaro will not only be electric but a four-door sedan.

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McLaren 765LT Spider cuts the roof and spits fire

McLaren 765LT Spider cuts the roof and spits fire

McLaren is adding a new droptop to its line-up, with the 765LT Spider chopping the roof off the most recent Longtail. Only 765 of the convertibles will be produced - and only a third of that making it to North America - each with an electrically-operated, one-piece carbon fiber roof and a 755 horsepower engine.

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Google TV for Android gets more Chromecast-style features

Google TV for Android gets more Chromecast-style features

Google TV for Android is getting a new look, with improvements to the UI along with the recommendation system. The update - which is rolling out in the US this week - adds new 16:9 widescreen movie and show posters, along with Rotten Tomatoes scores.

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2021 Karma GS-6 Review

2021 Karma GS-6 Review

After a week with the Karma GS-6, the surprise wasn't that nobody knew what the plug-in hybrid was, it was just how much I liked it. While the design may be ten years old now, rarity on the roads - and a convoluted back story - means plenty of head-scratching when you try to explain just what this swooping sedan is. Then factor in the fairly unusual plug-in hybrid drivetrain, and the dramatic drop in price earlier this year.

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Nothing Ear (1) earbuds make big promises for $99

Nothing Ear (1) earbuds make big promises for $99

Tech startup and would-be gadget world disruptor Nothing has revealed its first product, with the Nothing Ear (1) hoping to shake up the wireless ANC earbud category. Teased by company founder - and former OnePlus chief - Carl Pei for months now, the new earbuds pair an unusual semi-transparent design with audio features typically associated with more expensive rivals.

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Samsung’s huge curved Odyssey Neo G9 gaming display gets an equally huge price

Samsung’s huge curved Odyssey Neo G9 gaming display gets an equally huge price

Samsung's big curved gaming displays are getting an upgrade, with the new 2021 Odyssey Neo G9 finally having a price tag attached. Announced back in March, the new gaming screen certainly isn't scaled for diminutive desktops, with a 49-inch ultra-wide panel that's the first to offer curved Quantum Mini LED.

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Tesla Q2 2021: Deliveries break 200,000, Bitcoin bites and Semi pushed to 2022

Tesla Q2 2021: Deliveries break 200,000, Bitcoin bites and Semi pushed to 2022

Tesla delivered over 200,000 vehicles in Q2 2021, with the electric car company announcing a 98-percent rise in revenue year on year. It's not all good news, though, with the Tesla Semi having been pushed back to 2022, and a Bitcoin-related impairment hitting the balance sheet.

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