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.

Electric cars rewrite the luxury rules – Genesis may have cracked the code

Electric cars rewrite the luxury rules – Genesis may have cracked the code

If electrification hits the reset button on what "luxury" means in automotive, then Genesis may have come up with the perfect car to change the story from what the big German firms are offering. Hyundai's luxe arm has been chipping away at the full-size prestige and sports sedan segments in recent years, with mixed success, but it might take an altogether different car to really stand out.

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Consumer BBM is shutting down, but BlackBerry throws a lifeline

Consumer BBM is shutting down, but BlackBerry throws a lifeline

The consumer version of BBM is shutting down, though BlackBerry is swinging in to rescue users still clinging to the storied instant messaging service. While BBM - née BlackBerry Messenger - may have once been the glue that kept BlackBerry users addicted to their phones, in recent years more capable rivals have stolen market share.

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Hubris or haste, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold nightmare is only just starting

Hubris or haste, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold nightmare is only just starting

Samsung has a problem, and it's bigger than a few broken Galaxy Fold smartphones. Geek glee turned to surprise this week, when the first review units of the folding smartphone started breaking in the hands of the people Samsung had hoped would be its biggest cheerleaders.

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The secret to Acura’s big handbuilt TLX bet is right on the nose

The secret to Acura’s big handbuilt TLX bet is right on the nose

If the devil is in the details, then the 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition's own particular demon is the body-finish grille surround. While it may seem strange to judge a $50,000+ super-limited-edition sports sedan by its nasal trim, it's the outsized impact the application of some massively complex red paint has which helps explain the TLX PMC Edition's whole reason for existence.

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The Kia HabaNiro is a wild EV crossover: 5 things to know

The Kia HabaNiro is a wild EV crossover: 5 things to know

Striking concept cars are auto show staples, and few are more striking than the Kia HabaNiro electric crossover. Revealed in New York this week, Kia's vision of the future of electrified transportation is never going to be accused of being subtle. However, neither is it just a flight of fancy on the automaker's part. Read on for the five things you need to know about the Kia HabaNiro.

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2020 Subaru Outback adds turbo and huge touchscreen to fan-favorite

2020 Subaru Outback adds turbo and huge touchscreen to fan-favorite

Subaru's 2020 Outback has a lot to live up to. The all-new version of the perennially popular SUV enters its sixth generation with two big boasts: first, that it's the safest Outback so far, and second, that it's the most capable.

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2020 Hyundai Venue shrinks the SUV (and its price tag)

2020 Hyundai Venue shrinks the SUV (and its price tag)

Hyundai has a new entry-level SUV, and the 2020 Venue aims to bring some of the automaker's more expensive features downtown more affordable price point. Debuting at the New York Auto Show 2019 today, the Venue slots in beneath the Kona in size, with two rows of seats for up to five people.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS packs full-size SUV with gadgets

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS packs full-size SUV with gadgets

If you want the luxury of an S-Class but the capacity of an SUV, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is making a strong pitch to be the cosseting off-roader of choice. Debuting at the New York Auto Show 2019 this week, the all-new SUV is Mercedes' biggest and most lavish, now larger, more powerful, and more well-equipped than before.

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2020 Mercedes EQC Edition 1886 gives debut e-SUV a striking look

2020 Mercedes EQC Edition 1886 gives debut e-SUV a striking look

Mercedes-Benz's all-electric EQC SUV may not be on sale yet, but the automaker is already revealing a special edition of the brand new zero-emissions truck. Arriving at the New York Auto Show 2019, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886 builds on the electric SUV the company revealed last September as its challenger to the Audi e-tron and Tesla Model X.

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2020 Lincoln Corsair brings Navigator style to luxury crossover

2020 Lincoln Corsair brings Navigator style to luxury crossover

Lincoln has shrunk the Navigator, with the 2020 Corsair squeezing luxury and eye-catching style into a smaller footprint. The new SUV, launching at the New York Auto Show 2019 today, completes Lincoln's line-up of completely revamped SUVs, with two rows of seats and the same aesthetic as its larger models.

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Anker Roav Bolt Review: An easy Google Assistant upgrade for your car

Anker Roav Bolt Review: An easy Google Assistant upgrade for your car

The Google Assistant may not be able to drive for you yet, but with Anker's Roav Bolt it can definitely help keep your phone safely in your pocket when you're at the wheel. Some automakers - like Volvo and others - plan to bake the Assistant right into the dashboard, but the Roav Bolt offers an easy upgrade for anybody not yet in the market for a new car. Here's how it holds up.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 SUV and Coupe get tech and dynamics upgrades

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 SUV and Coupe get tech and dynamics upgrades

Mercedes-AMG is giving the GLC 63 line-up a revamp, with new exterior lighting, sharper driving dynamics, and a tech bump for the cabin. Making their debut at the New York Auto Show 2019 this week, and headed to dealerships later this year, the new 2020 AMG GLC 63 SUV and 2020 GLC 63 Coupe now get Mercedes' brand new MBUX infotainment system, which first appeared last year.

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