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Writing for SlashGear since 2006, Chris Davies is executive editor and is responsible for shaping the editorial direction of the site. With a remit that covers everything from consumer technology to automotive, through autonomous vehicles, the smart home, and cutting-edge science, Chris' primary focus is sharing the news that matters and bringing a distinctive, independent, and trustworthy voice to testing and reviews. Twitter / LinkedIn / Email

Pixel Feature Drop revealed with Snapchat, digital key and other treats

Pixel Feature Drop revealed with Snapchat, digital key and other treats

The latest Pixel Feature Drop has been confirmed, with Google promising fresh safety, convenience, and other features for phones as far back as the Pixel 3a. Previewed, in part, at Google's big Pixel event in October, there's the new Snapchat integrations with the Android camera, along with the activation of ultra-wideband on the newest Pixel 6 Pro.

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Toshiba M550KU 4K Smart TV gets Amazon’s flagship Fire TV Omni tech

Toshiba M550KU 4K Smart TV gets Amazon’s flagship Fire TV Omni tech

Toshiba has revealed its latest flagship TV, and if you liked the sound of Amazon's deep Alexa and Fire TV integration on the Amazon Omni, but prefer a more recognizable brand, this could be the 4K set you've been waiting for. Packing the same functionality as the Omni, the Toshiba M550KU LED 4K UHD Smart TV with Fire TV has a long name and a longer list of features.

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Apple Watch Series 7 Review

Apple Watch Series 7 Review

Nobody can deny that the Apple Watch won the smartwatch wars, and the latest Apple Watch Series 7 only extends that lead. A collection of endearing enhancements rather than the all-out reinvention that some expected, 2021's version blends a bigger display with the improvements of watchOS 8, for a result that, though predictable, is no less impressive for it.

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Tesla Cybertruck upgrade adds 4-motor option Elon Musk confirms

Tesla Cybertruck upgrade adds 4-motor option Elon Musk confirms

Tesla's Cybertruck is getting a significant platform upgrade, with Elon Musk confirming that the specifications for the controversial electric pickup will be updated before it has even gone on sale. Announced in late 2019, the Cybertruck proved divisive with its stealth bomber-inspired aesthetic, but its speed promises also set it apart from the truck status-quo.

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Polestar 3 teaser sees new electric SUV start an ambitious roadmap

Polestar 3 teaser sees new electric SUV start an ambitious roadmap

Polestar has offered another glimpse of what looks set to be its most important EV, with the upcoming Polestar 3 teased again ahead of its launch in 2022. The third model in the automaker's portfolio will, like the Polestar 2, be all-electric, but it'll also be its first entrant into the SUV category.

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Tesla Cyberquad for Kids is a $1,900 test of patience

Tesla Cyberquad for Kids is a $1,900 test of patience

Tesla's Cybertruck may not be ready for production yet, nor the Cyberquad ATV that Elon Musk showed of at the controversial electric pickup's big unveil in 2019, but kids at least will be able to have some electric fun. The Tesla Cyberquad for Kids is one of the smallest models in Tesla's line-up, not to mention having the smallest range at around 15 miles, though it's also by far the cheapest.

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CDC: COVID-19 Omicron is in the US

CDC: COVID-19 Omicron is in the US

The first case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant has been identified in America, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed today. A coronavirus infection in California was diagnosed as the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) using genomic sequencing at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Mercedes reveals Virgil Abloh’s stunning Project MAYBACH coupe concept

Mercedes reveals Virgil Abloh’s stunning Project MAYBACH coupe concept

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the four-wheeled results of its collaboration with Virgil Abloh, the iconic fashion designer who died in late November. Project MAYBACH, unveiled according to the wishes of Abloh's family, is a ground-up reinvention of the flagship luxury brand, combining electrification with a coupe body and off-road intent.

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B&N NOOK GlowLight 4 has a pair of big advantages over Kindle

B&N NOOK GlowLight 4 has a pair of big advantages over Kindle

Barnes & Noble has revealed its latest ereader, and if you're still not on Team Kindle then the NOOK GlowLight 4 could prove persuasive. Headed to shelves on December 8, the newest NOOK takes the core features of the GlowLight 3, and upgrades design, battery life, and charging.

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GM reveals deal to make a key EV battery element in North America

GM reveals deal to make a key EV battery element in North America

You can't build electric cars without batteries, and GM is announcing a new joint venture that it hopes will bring down costs and boost performance as it launches EVs at $30,000 and below. The automaker plans to source, process, or manufacturer the majority of its Ultium electric vehicle batteries in North America by 2025, with the aim of reducing reliance on what's already looking like a stretched supply chain.

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Capstone Connected Thin Cast Smart Mirror Review

Capstone Connected Thin Cast Smart Mirror Review

Star Trek: The Next Generation promised me hidden displays in every wall, and now Capstone Connected claims to have delivered with its Thin Cast Smart Mirror. At first glance a regular mirror, it's only when the hidden touchscreen wakes up behind the glass that you realize the tech functionality baked inside.

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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G gives AT&T a $250 5G option worth considering

Samsung Galaxy A13 5G gives AT&T a $250 5G option worth considering

Samsung has revealed its most affordable 5G phone in the US, with the Galaxy A13 5G carrying a mere $249.99 price tag. Headed to AT&T at the end of the week, the A13 pairs a trio of rear cameras with a sizable display, and despite the low price still uses a 90 Hz adaptive refresh rate panel.

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