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 Ford Edge follows Mustang Mach-E with a huge dash tech upgrade

2021 Ford Edge follows Mustang Mach-E with a huge dash tech upgrade

Ford is giving its midsize crossover a tech upgrade, with the 2021 Edge and Edge ST borrowing some of the best features from the Mustang Mach-E's cabin. The updated SUVs are getting a much larger touchscreen, with a 12-inch display now standard, running the new SYNC 4A connected infotainment platform.

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Cadillac Super Cruise vs Tesla Autopilot test asks the big attention question

Cadillac Super Cruise vs Tesla Autopilot test asks the big attention question

Cadillac's Super Cruise has once again beat out Tesla's Autopilot in independent tests of driver-assistance systems, with Consumer Reports weighing in again on the controversial topic. Seventeen different systems - combining adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping - from mainstream and luxury automakers were put through their paces, the results demonstrating that expectations about, and for, the tech still vary considerably.

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The outrageous Bugatti Bolide is a 311+ mph exercise in extreme dieting

The outrageous Bugatti Bolide is a 311+ mph exercise in extreme dieting

Wishful thinking can be a fun distraction, but when you're Bugatti and have a spare moment - and a virtual 8.0-liter W16 engine to play with - the results can be dramatic. Witness as excellent example the Bugatti Bolide, a what-if hyper sports car that addresses the question of "what if we made a ridiculously powerful, radically lightweight performance car?"

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2021 Jaguar E-PACE upgrades style and tech – adds mild-hybrid

2021 Jaguar E-PACE upgrades style and tech – adds mild-hybrid

Jaguar has revamped its smallest crossover, with the 2021 E-PACE getting a redesign, a mild-hybrid, and more technology. Still serving as the entry point to Jaguar's SUV line-up - and, indeed, the automaker's most affordable model in the US, with the demise of the XE sedan - the E-PACE is also getting a little more expensive for the new model year.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 Review – Because too much is just right

2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 Review – Because too much is just right

In 2020 we take our reassurance where we can find it, even if that's in the sound and feel of an SUV door when it closes. The 2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 is known for plenty of things - not least its wanton profligacy, Brutalist proportions, and conspicuous dedication to excess - but even with 577 horsepower to play with it's those doors I keep coming back to.

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Mercedes trades EV tech and more for a bigger chunk of Aston Martin

Mercedes trades EV tech and more for a bigger chunk of Aston Martin

Mercedes-Benz is taking a bigger stake in Aston Martin, as part of a new technology agreement that boosts the automakers' collaborations. The deal will see Mercedes eventually hold up to 20-percent of shares of the legendary British car company, which will get to dig through the Germans' hybrid, EV, and other tech for its own sports cars and SUVs.

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Apple iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Review – Look beyond 5G

Apple iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Review – Look beyond 5G

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are the more sensible half of Apple's new smartphone range for 2020, and that's as it should be. Nestling right at the heart of the mobile market, they replace the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro as the go-to choice for savvy shoppers, and this time around the list of differences between the two is even shorter. Somehow that makes deciding between them simultaneously easier and more difficult.

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T-Mobile TVision gives cord-cutters another live streaming TV option

T-Mobile TVision gives cord-cutters another live streaming TV option

T-Mobile is launching its own streaming service, with T-Mobile TVision offering yet another alternative to cable TV subscriptions. The TVision HUB is the carrier's new streaming adapter, plugging into the back of your TV to deliver a range of live and on-demand packages, depending on which you subscribe to.

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Linksys’ Velop AX4200 WiFi 6 mesh sets sights on 8K and next-gen consoles

Linksys’ Velop AX4200 WiFi 6 mesh sets sights on 8K and next-gen consoles

Linksys has launched a new flagship WiFi 6 mesh router system, with the Velop AX4200 promising an uptick in range and speed. Latest in the company's mesh networking ecosystem, the Velop AX4200 taps WiFi 6 across all three bands - two for devices, one for the system's own backhaul - to better handle homes with a lot of devices.

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SpaceX opens Starlink satellite internet beta – Here’s what it costs

SpaceX opens Starlink satellite internet beta – Here’s what it costs

SpaceX is expanding up its Starlink satellite internet beta, contacting would-be subscribers to offer them early access to the service at $99 per month. The project aims to blanket increasingly large areas with broadband internet service, delivered from a mesh of satellites that SpaceX has been progressively adding to over the past months.

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Amazon Fire tablets are getting a smart home control panel

Amazon Fire tablets are getting a smart home control panel

Amazon is making it easier to control smart home devices from its Fire tablets, with the new Device Dashboard pulling together all of your connected lights, cameras, and appliances in a more seamless interface. The new update condenses all Alexa-linked smart home devices into a single page, rather than sending you hunting through individual apps (or, for that matter, controlling everything by voice).

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Waymo and Daimler team up to sell autonomous trucks in the US

Waymo and Daimler team up to sell autonomous trucks in the US

Waymo and Daimler Trucks are teaming up on autonomous haulage, aiming to build and sell a production self-driving truck in the US. The collaboration will see Waymo contribute the driverless tech that is powering its Waymo One autonomous ride-hailing program, which recently came out of closed beta in Phoenix, Arizona.

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