Author Archives: Chris Davies

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

Apple replaces Phil Schiller with new marketing chief

Apple replaces Phil Schiller with new marketing chief

There's a shake-up at Apple HQ, with Phil Schiller's role as marketing chief being taken over by Greg Joswiak. Schiller will be made an Apple Fellow, and remain in charge of the App Store and Apple Events, the Cupertino company confirmed today.

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This outrageous GMA T.50 hypercar is the 21st Century McLaren F1

This outrageous GMA T.50 hypercar is the 21st Century McLaren F1

When the creator of the McLaren F1 says he has a new hypercar, you stop and pay attention, and when it's the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 you should probably expect your jaw to hit the ground. Bucking just about every industry trend, the T.50 packs a naturally-aspirated V12, space for three inside, and has a manual transmission.

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Google Nearby Share hits phones: “AirDrop” for Android

Google Nearby Share hits phones: “AirDrop” for Android

Android is finally getting its own version of Apple's AirDrop, with Google rolling out Nearby Share from today. Compatible with Android 6.0+ devices, Nearby Share promises much smoother file, link, and content exchanges between phones and tablets, just as long as the two devices are in fairly close proximity.

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2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo pricing revealed for hatchback & sedan

2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo pricing revealed for hatchback & sedan

Mazda has confirmed pricing for the 2021 Mazda3, including dropping full specifications for the hotly-anticipated 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo, the first turbocharged option for the sedan and hatchback. Announced back in early July, the 2.5-liter turbo engined Mazda3 will pack 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque, and be the flagship of the Mazda3 line-up.

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A maxed out mid-2020 iMac 27-inch is nearly $9k: Here’s what you get

A maxed out mid-2020 iMac 27-inch is nearly $9k: Here’s what you get

The mid-2020 iMac may not quite be ready for Apple Silicon, but that doesn't mean it's any less of a powerhouse if you open your wallet wide. Put up for order today, the newest iteration of the macOS all-in-one may look the same, but there are plenty of new features inside, along with some performance upgrades you simply couldn't get before.

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Apple iMac gets mid-2020 Intel upgrade

Apple iMac gets mid-2020 Intel upgrade

Apple has updated the iMac, giving the all-in-one desktop a processor bump and other improvements, though not changing the familiar styling of the macOS computer. The refresh - a longstanding rumor - comes ahead of the switch to Apple Silicon, the Cupertino company's in-house Arm-based chipsets which it officially confirmed at WWDC 2020 earlier this year.

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Ford is switching CEOs

Ford is switching CEOs

Ford CEO Jim Hackett is stepping down, retiring from the company in the midst of its transition to greater electrification. Hackett took over the chief executive role in 2017, replacing Mark Fields; he in turn will be replaced by Jim Farley, who until now has been Ford's chief operating officer, and who will take over the CEO roll from October 1, 2020.

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76 million year old dinosaur cancer could change modern treatment

76 million year old dinosaur cancer could change modern treatment

There are late diagnoses and there are long overdue diagnoses, and figuring out a dinosaur that died 76 million years ago had aggressive cancer probably falls into the latter category. New research used modern diagnostics on very old bones, to figure out that a long-dead Centrosaurus apertus had the first identified case of dinosaur cancer.

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WhatsApp hopes new Search the Web tool will debunk fake forwards

WhatsApp hopes new Search the Web tool will debunk fake forwards

WhatsApp is adding an easier way to fact-check forwarded messages, a shortcut to potentially better debunking viral information and fake news. The new tool adds to the messaging service's limits around forwarding that were added back in April, and which were billed at the time as a way to stem the spread of conspiracy theories and false claims which had proved to be rampant.

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The FDA just authorized a special new COVID-19 test

The FDA just authorized a special new COVID-19 test

New COVID-19 tests that can tell not only whether you have had coronavirus before, but estimate how many antibodies to the virus are present in the body, have been given authorization by the US FDA. The latest iteration of so-called serological tests, the two new diagnostics aren't designed to identify whether a patient is currently infected by COVID-19, but instead could be essential in figuring out whether having had coronavirus then grants an individual immunity against it in future.

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Missed the historic SpaceX Crew Dragon splashdown? NASA has you covered

Missed the historic SpaceX Crew Dragon splashdown? NASA has you covered

The International Space Station may have been around for more than two decades now, but NASA and SpaceX still managed to make history this weekend with the successful splashdown of the Crew Dragon spacecraft. A huge milestone in NASA's Commercial Crew project, it marked the first time a commercially-built and operated, American crew spacecraft flew to and from the ISS.

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Elon Musk’s Cybertruck backup plan is unexpectedly normal

Elon Musk’s Cybertruck backup plan is unexpectedly normal

Tesla's backup plan should the Cybertruck flop is something a lot more straightforward, CEO Elon Musk has confirmed, again insisting that gut reaction rather than any sort of traditional market research shaped the still-divisive pickup. Unveiled in November 2019 - though not expected to go on sale until late 2021 at the earliest - the Cybertruck certainly isn't styled to suit everybody and nor, Musk has said, is it really intended for every market.

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