Author Archives: Chris Davies

Writing for SlashGear 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.

Adobe built an AI to keep Photoshopped faces honest

Adobe built an AI to keep Photoshopped faces honest

Photoshop has undoubtedly changed expectations of modern beauty, but a new research project could help pull back the tech and help make faked images more honest. The handiwork of two Adobe researchers along with a team from UC Berkeley, the new image forensics tool can spot where Photoshop's Face Aware Liquify feature has been applied.

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The Alpine A110S is a feistier sports coupe you still can’t have

The Alpine A110S is a feistier sports coupe you still can’t have

It's fair to say we still haven't got over Alpine refusing to bring the punchy little A110 sports coupe to the US, and the more aggressive new flagship A110S is going to do nothing to placate us. The mid-engined European two-seater returned the Alpine name to roads back in 2017, and now the line-up is gaining a third version.

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The Brydge keyboard to make your iPad Pro a MacBook is shipping

The Brydge keyboard to make your iPad Pro a MacBook is shipping

With iOS 13 promising to make the iPad Pro even more flexible as a laptop replacement, the arrival of the Brydge Pro keyboards for the tablets probably couldn't have come at a better time. Announced late last year, the keyboard accessories are finally up for order, if you can't do without MacBook-style input for your 11- or 12.9-inch slate.

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Volvo’s autonomous trucks just picked up their first real-world job

Volvo’s autonomous trucks just picked up their first real-world job

Volvo's Vera electric self-driving trucks are headed to public roads with their first proper job, with the autonomous haulers set to shuttle containers to a Swedish port. Revealed in 2018, Vera is the handiwork of the Volvo Trucks division, a driverless alternative to traditional trucks for short distances of travel.

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NASA chief justifies potential $30bn Moon 2024 cost

NASA chief justifies potential $30bn Moon 2024 cost

NASA's ambitious "Artemis" mission to take American astronauts back to the moon will cost as much as $30 billion over the next half decade, the space agency's chief has confirmed. Administrator Jim Bridenstine also defended the Moon 2024 project over criticism that it was wasteful and could distract NASA from other scientific work.

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Samsung Galaxy Fit health and sleep tracker hits stores for under $100

Samsung Galaxy Fit health and sleep tracker hits stores for under $100

Samsung's Galaxy Fit wearable is reaching store shelves, with the fitness tracker promising to be a lightweight, smarter way to track exercise without breaking the bank in the process. Announced alongside the Galaxy Watch Active and the Galaxy Buds - together with the Galaxy S10 family - back in February, the Galaxy Fit looks more like a Fitbit than a smartwatch.

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Tesla cars are getting “Fallout Shelter”, Netflix and YouTube

Tesla cars are getting “Fallout Shelter”, Netflix and YouTube

Sitting in your Tesla and not actually moving might seem like an odd way to pass the time, but the addition of Fallout Shelter along with a host of other time-wasting dashboard distractions could end up more fun than even Ludicrous Mode. Tesla CEO Elon Musk made an E3 2019 appearance this week to talk about new games and apps coming to the touchscreens of the EV-maker's cars.

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Lutron Aurora Review: The Hue dimmer I always wanted

Lutron Aurora Review: The Hue dimmer I always wanted

What with apps, smart speakers, and smart displays, it feels sometimes like the connected home forgot about how useful a simple button can be. Lutron's Aurora always-ready smart bulb dimmer is a $40 fix for a thoroughly first-world problem, but don't let that put you off. If you're a Philips Hue user, Aurora may very well be the answer to your prayers.

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The new Mac Pro isn’t even here yet, but Logic Pro X is ready

The new Mac Pro isn’t even here yet, but Logic Pro X is ready

Apple's potent new Mac Pro isn't even on shelves yet, but the company can't help tease us with updates for some of the apps that'll make most use of the speedy workstation. Logic Pro X is among the first to get a preemptive Mac Pro update, as Apple sets out some of the ways software can be optimized to make the most of the new hardware.

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Byton M-Byte SUV cabin makes a big promise for production EV

Byton M-Byte SUV cabin makes a big promise for production EV

Electric car startup Byton always promised something unusual for the interior of its production EV, and now it's doubling-down on that, with a preview of a dashboard that makes your Tesla look low-tech. The Byton M-Byte SUV isn't set to launch until the end of the year, but the Chinese automaker wants to make it clear that its screen-filled cabin wasn't just for the concept.

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Airbnb Adventures promises experiences fit for your Instagram

Airbnb Adventures promises experiences fit for your Instagram

As if renting rooms, apartments, and more unusual vacation accommodation isn't enough, now Airbnb is getting into the adventures business. Airbnb Adventures is the company's latest expansion, shifting beyond being an alternative to regular hotels and taking on the sort of hosted journeys that you'd typically go to a travel agent or specialist for.

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Uber and Volvo’s self-driving SUV just hit a huge milestone

Uber and Volvo’s self-driving SUV just hit a huge milestone

Uber has revealed its new autonomous car, a self-driving Volvo SUV that the ride-hailing company says is finally production ready. The reveal comes after controversy around Uber's driverless development, which included a collision in mid-2018 that saw a pedestrian killed by a prototype vehicle.

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