Author Archives: Chris Davies

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

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 feels mainstream in all the right ways

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 feels mainstream in all the right ways

As recipes go, "a better phone for less money" can't really be argued with, and that's just the strategy Samsung seems to have followed with the new Galaxy Z Flip 3. Third generation of the smaller clamshell design, the Flip 3 may fall slightly in the shadow of its larger, flashier (and considerably more expensive) Galaxy Z Fold 3 sibling, but even after a few days it feels like the more exciting product.

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The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner is for when regular luxury isn’t lavish enough

The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner is for when regular luxury isn’t lavish enough

Bentley's lavish sedan is getting a fitting range-topper, with the 2022 Flying Spur Mulliner promising to somehow nudge the sports sedan even higher in the luxury stakes. Answering the question of just what would take the place of the dearly-departed Bentley Mulsanne, the Mulliner version of the Flying Spur is hand-built and features exclusive, bespoke detailing inside and out.

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Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider makes a roadster from the V12 hybrid hypercar

Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider makes a roadster from the V12 hybrid hypercar

Aston Martin has revealed a special edition of its most potent hypercar, with the Valkyrie Spider slicing off the roof to make things even more exclusive. Based on the Valkyrie coupe, this new version - making its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2021 - keeps the carbon fiber structure and 6.5-liter V12-based hybrid drivetrain, but opens up the top.

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Mini Strip sees BMW and Paul Smith pare EV back to the stylish essentials

Mini Strip sees BMW and Paul Smith pare EV back to the stylish essentials

BMW's reinvented Mini was always larger and more luxurious than the classic original, but the Mini Strip co-created by designer Paul Smith pares the car back to the bare necessities. In the process, the small two-door raises some big questions about just how much in modern vehicles is necessary, and whether what we intentionally leave out might be more important than what tech and trim we include.

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Ford’s Bronco hard-top fix is admirable and buyers will probably still be livid

Ford’s Bronco hard-top fix is admirable and buyers will probably still be livid

Ford is responding to complaints about the 2021 Bronco's hardtop, announcing it will be replacing every one - whether delivered or otherwise - though the news may mean an even longer wait for orders of the hotly-anticipated SUV. Issues with the hard top began earlier in the year, with Ford admitted that production capacity simply didn't match up to demand.

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The ISS has a new visitor: NASA confirms Cygnus docks with science haul

The ISS has a new visitor: NASA confirms Cygnus docks with science haul

NASA has confirmed the International Space Station's latest - temporary - addition, with the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft successfully docking with the orbiting scientific platform this morning. Cygnus launched on August 10, and took two days to reach the ISS with its 8,200 pound payload of scientific experiments and supplies.

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Sonos is considering its own voice assistant: Here’s what we know

Sonos is considering its own voice assistant: Here’s what we know

Sonos is exploring the potential of its own voice assistant, offering an alternative to Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, with one big advantage over its existing voice control feature. Sonos speakers launched in the past few years have distinguished themselves by including support for either Google or Amazon's voice tech, user-selectable rather than preconfigured like most smart speakers.

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Google Meet is adding support for up to 25 co-hosts: Here’s how it works

Google Meet is adding support for up to 25 co-hosts: Here’s how it works

Google Meet is gaining broader support for co-hosts, with the newly-added ability to have up to 25 different people co-hosting within a single meeting. The update, being released on August 16, also adds new safety features in an attempt to avoid meetings being co-opted or disrupted, something which has become a challenge for most video conferencing platforms during this age of remote working.

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2022 Polestar 2 single motor priced: Cheapest – and longest range – yet

2022 Polestar 2 single motor priced: Cheapest – and longest range – yet

Polestar has confirmed pricing for its most affordable model, with the all-electric 2022 Polestar 2 single motor also managing to extend the range versus the current car. Previewed earlier in the year, the new variant is now expected to deliver up to 265 miles of EPA range on a full charge.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 Review

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 Review

I have never straddled a charging baby rhinoceros, but the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 is what I'd expect it to feel like. All snorting angst and playful gurgle: your own contribution to the soundtrack a barely-stifled giggle. The entryway to AMG's performance range is getting fairly crowded these days, but the GLB 250's sportier sibling manages to stand out all the same.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS pricing revealed for luxe EV sedan

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS pricing revealed for luxe EV sedan

Mercedes has confirmed pricing for its first 2022 EQS all-electric luxury sedans, leaning on the EV's over-the-air update support for a number of new features. The zero-emission counterpart to the legendary S-Class, the EQS is the first of Mercerdes-Benz's models to be based on its new modular architecture for large luxury cars.

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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

Talk about a glow-up: the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is leagues ahead of its crossover predecessor, and all it took was a Nissan intervention. That's not to say the new Outlander and its cousin, the 2021 Rogue, are badge-buddies, with Mitsubishi throwing in niceties like a third row of seating to help set its compact SUV apart.

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