Author Archives: Chris Davies

Writing for R3 Media 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.

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen pairs S Pen with an all-metal 2-in-1

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen pairs S Pen with an all-metal 2-in-1

Samsung has a new pen-enabled 2-in-1 laptop, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen, promising performance and even a standalone GPU option in a sleek, all-metal design. Two versions of the notebook will be offered, the Notebook 9 Pen 13 with a 13.3-inch display, and the Notebook 9 Pen 15, which kicks things up to a 15-inch display with an NVIDIA graphics chip.

Continue Reading

Super Micro hack audit finds no Chinese spy chips

Super Micro hack audit finds no Chinese spy chips

Super Micro has released an independent testing report finding no signs of malicious hardware in its computer parts, after a widely-circulated report claimed servers using the hardware had been compromised by Chinese spies. The claims have been vocally challenged by Amazon, Apple, and more, while independent security researchers have also been critical of the accusations.

Continue Reading

The Skydio self-flying drone just got a huge camera AI upgrade

The Skydio self-flying drone just got a huge camera AI upgrade

Skydio's AI-powered drone is getting even more intelligent, with the self-flying camera now able to handle navigating across large bodies of water, as well as creating Hyperlapse videos. The new update also combines some of Skydio's earlier features, including Car Follow, for more ambitious shots that still don't require human control.

Continue Reading

HoloLens 2 chip choice has some huge advantages

HoloLens 2 chip choice has some huge advantages

Microsoft has ditched Intel and will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset for the upcoming next-generation HoloLens, but it's not the one you might have expected. The hotly-anticipated augmented reality headset is shaping up to dramatically improve the blending of virtual objects with the real-world, but of course all of that demands power - and power efficiency.

Continue Reading

2019 Porsche Macan S gets meaner and greener new turbo V6

2019 Porsche Macan S gets meaner and greener new turbo V6

There's a new version of Porsche's compact SUV in town, with the 2019 Macan S arriving with a new V6 turbo engine in tow. Promising more power and yet a reduction in emissions at the same time, the new Macan S picks up where its siblings left off as a more sporting way to transport the family and their cargo.

Continue Reading

Google+ shutdown accelerated after bug affecting 52.5m users found

Google+ shutdown accelerated after bug affecting 52.5m users found

Ailing social network Google+ will be shuttered four months earlier than initially intended, after Google found another security bug the affected more than 52 million users. The search giant had initially announced it would close down Google+ in August of next year, a deadline that itself had been established because the social network was the inadvertent cause of a security lapse.

Continue Reading

5 ways the McLaren 720S Spider is supercar royalty

5 ways the McLaren 720S Spider is supercar royalty

The sun-loving supercar buyer has a new toy to consider, and the McLaren 720S Spider makes a very strong pitch as to why it should be your summer fling. Second derivative of the fearsome 720S Coupe, the convertible promises just as aggressive performance but with the open-top enjoyment that only slicing off the roof can bring. Being a McLaren, of course, the 720S Spider hasn't done things the obvious way.

Continue Reading

iPhone sales ban in China as Qualcomm patent fight bites [Update]

iPhone sales ban in China as Qualcomm patent fight bites [Update]

Apple's iPhone has been hit with a preliminary injunction in China, after Qualcomm's legal battle with the smartphone-maker reached new heights this week. In a worst-case scenario, it could see imports and sales of nearly all iPhone models banned in the country. However, there are arguments as to just how encompassing the ban might actually be in practice.

Continue Reading

The Apple Watch ECG app is my heart’s new best friend

The Apple Watch ECG app is my heart’s new best friend

The Apple Watch ECG app has landed, and the good news is that while my British heart may be cold, it's at least not showing signs of atrial fibrillation. Landing as a part of watchOS 5.1.2, the new heart health monitoring app was a key part of the Apple Watch Series 4 promise back when the latest-gen wearable was announced earlier in the year.

Continue Reading

VW just made a huge change to its EV strategy

VW just made a huge change to its EV strategy

Volkswagen is the latest automaker to give its line-up a serious shakedown, promising to "speed up" its transformation by accelerating its EV growth. The company already had ambitious plans to dramatically increase the number of its electric vehicles across its various brands, but now it's supercharging those schemes.

Continue Reading

This waterproof Kindle Paperwhite deal is rare

This waterproof Kindle Paperwhite deal is rare

If we had a checklist for our perfect ereader, Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite (2018) would probably tick off most of the boxes. Despite being one of the company's most affordable ways to read Kindle ebooks on an E Ink screen, it also packs the features most digital readers are hoping to see. Now, there's also a neat deal to save some money on it, too.

Continue Reading

McLaren 720S Spider is a stunning droptop without compromise

McLaren 720S Spider is a stunning droptop without compromise

McLaren has pulled the wraps - and the roof - from its latest supercar, with the 2019 720S Spider promising both performance and an uninterrupted view of the sky. A second variation of the award-winning 720S Coupe, the new McLaren 720S Spider is also the second car in the British automaker's Track25 business plan, which should see a whopping 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 Next