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.

2021 BMW 5 Series official: 523hp M550i and two plug-in hybrids

2021 BMW 5 Series official: 523hp M550i and two plug-in hybrids

There's a new BMW 5 Series rolling into US dealerships, and whether you're looking for a plug-in hybrid or something altogether punchier you should find a new German sedan to suit. Now in its 7th generation, the 2021 BMW 5 Series kicks off with the 530i and runs all the way through to the 523 horsepower 2021 M550i xDrive.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe & Cabriolet bring out AMG E53 to play

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe & Cabriolet bring out AMG E53 to play

Mercedes' E-Class is letting its hair down, with the new 2021 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet - and the feistier 2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe and Cabriolet - making their debut this week. Following on from the automaker's new sedan and wagon, the two-door and convertible tap Mercedes' EQ Boost electrification system, as well as a dual-display dashboard.

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2021 MINI Countryman revealed with ALL4 hybrid and JCW options

2021 MINI Countryman revealed with ALL4 hybrid and JCW options

The new 2021 MINI Countryman has broken cover, the biggest of the automaker's cars, and unsurprisingly its most practical. As before there'll be everything from a plug-in hybrid MINI Countryman through to the most sporty model, the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4.

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The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport devil is in these incredible details

The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport devil is in these incredible details

Turns out, there's more to making a really, really fast hypercar than just dropping a huge engine inside. Bugatti is pulling back the curtain on the Chiron Pur Sport, the "most extreme" version of a car that's hardly mundane to begin with, and detailing some of the changes - visible and otherwise - that make it such a beast.

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Arm just revealed the core tech of 2021’s flagship phones

Arm just revealed the core tech of 2021’s flagship phones

Arm has revealed its next-generation smartphone chips, and the new Cortex-A78, Mali-G78, and Ethos-N78 promise a whole new turn of speed and efficiency for 2021's flagships. At the same time, Arm is also throwing open its new Cortex-X Custom (CXC) program, which will cook up custom chip designs for those companies which need something special from their silicon.

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Sony ZV-1 puts vloggers in focus

Sony ZV-1 puts vloggers in focus

Sony has revealed its latest digital camera, the hotly-anticipated Sony ZV-1, laser-focused on vloggers and content creators. Pairing a 20.1-megapixel 1.0-type Exmor RS sensor with 4K video recording and a highly-flexible LDC display, the ZV-1 also throws in a better quality microphone and some onboard faux-bokeh effects.

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HP ZBook Firefly 14 and 15 take beefy workstation specs mobile

HP ZBook Firefly 14 and 15 take beefy workstation specs mobile

HP has revealed a pair of potent - yet portable - workstations, with the HP ZBook Firefly 14 promising maximum mobility, while the ZBook Firefly 15 packs in greater performance with a cut in heft. Both new ZBook models can be had with the latest NVIDIA Quadra P520 graphics, with up to 4GB of dedicated video memory.

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XRSpace is former HTC chief’s new 5G headset and VR world

XRSpace is former HTC chief’s new 5G headset and VR world

It's unclear if the world needs a new virtual reality headset, but former HTC CEO Peter Chou is convinced the answer is yes - and his new project XRSpace comes complete with a full VR world too. Coming out of a three year development process, the 5G-connected XRSpace Mova is an "extended reality" untethered headset that will integrate with the company's new XRSpace Manova social reality platform.

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Microsoft Surface Go 2 review

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review

You talked, Microsoft listened, and so here comes the Surface Go 2 tablet to leave you no excuse for not putting a slim slice of Windows 10 in your bag. The headline number is, of course, the $399.99 starting price. The reality, as I discovered, is that Microsoft's tablet isn't quite the no-brainer bargain it bills itself as.

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2020 Porsche Macan Turbo review: A twin-turbo life lesson

2020 Porsche Macan Turbo review: A twin-turbo life lesson

I've tried restraint, and honestly I don't much like it. I was reminded of that fact multiple times when behind the wheel of the 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo: after all, it's been just two months since I proclaimed the Macan S the sweet-spot for sports crossovers, and already I was starting to question my resolve.

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This stunning concept makes it clear: Mazda needs a halo car

This stunning concept makes it clear: Mazda needs a halo car

PlayStation gamers are about to get their hands on something Mazda fans have been demanding for years: a no-holds-barred halo car to do the Japanese automaker proud. Revealed this week, the Mazda RX-Vision GT3 borrows a modern-classic concept name and gives it a Gran Turismo Sport twist. Problem is, digital just isn't good enough.

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Rolls-Royce made a 1:8 scale Cullinan SUV that costs more than a real car

Rolls-Royce made a 1:8 scale Cullinan SUV that costs more than a real car

Rolls-Royce has a new model, quite literally in fact, with a shiny scaled-down version of the Cullinan SUV that will cost you as much as a brand new - and full-sized - Toyota Yaris. The latest hand-finessed frippery from the British automakers boutique, the 1:8 scale Cullinan is astonishing in its level of detail - though then again perhaps that's what you'd expect from a hand-made model.

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