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.

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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This Verizon TCL 10 5G UW is under $400 and that’s a big deal

This Verizon TCL 10 5G UW is under $400 and that’s a big deal

Verizon's most affordable 5G phone has arrived, with the TCL 10 5G UW delivering mmWave speeds for under $400. Latest in the phone-maker's 10 Series, the new Android phone slots in as the cheapest way to get on Verizon's 5G network so far, undercutting the Motorola One 5G UW by $150.

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2021 Genesis G80 First Drive Review – Luxury without legacy

2021 Genesis G80 First Drive Review – Luxury without legacy

Emulate or innovate. When, as with the 2021 Genesis G80, you're taking on Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz in the segment that has for decades been their bread and butter, it would be easy to go conservative and simply borrow from their playbook. That's just what the first G80 did, indeed, a join-the-German-dots which ended up all proficiency and no passion. Nobody, though, would describe the new G80 as conservative.

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There’s good and bad news for Apple’s big new AirPods refresh

There’s good and bad news for Apple’s big new AirPods refresh

Details about Apple's next AirPods Pro and AirPods have leaked, with the Cupertino firm reportedly aiming to slim down its wireless earbuds among other improvements. The two models are expected to use a newer version of Apple's wireless chipset, though there's also bad news about the company's first over-the-ear headphones which have long been the subject of speculation.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Review – Upending Budget Expectations

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Review – Upending Budget Expectations

2020 is the year of big phone families, and Samsung's Galaxy S20 Series is nearing Brady Bunch numbers. Latest to arrive is the Galaxy S20 FE 5G, described as the "Fan Edition" but also the most affordable of the line-up. As always that means what's absent from the spec sheet is as important to note as what's present, but for once the compromise may all be worth it.

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Philips Hue Iris Table Lamp Review (2020) – Back, brighter

Philips Hue Iris Table Lamp Review (2020) – Back, brighter

What's old is new again, and the Philips Hue Iris table lamp returns with a welcome 2020 upgrade. Brighter, more flexible, and more competitively priced, the new Iris taps all of the features Signify has added to the Hue platform in the six years since the original table lamp launched, now with a $99.99 price tag.

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2021 Genesis GV80 First Drive – Detail where it matters

2021 Genesis GV80 First Drive – Detail where it matters

You may not know what the 2021 Genesis GV80 is, in among the sea of SUVs that crowd the roads, but you'll definitely not miss it. In just a few years, Genesis' design language has developed from "look, we can do a chrome grille too," to something unique and striking. Unapologetically different, and absolutely all the better for that. What it sorely needed, though, was an SUV to use that on.

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2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line 2.0T Review – Looking backwards

2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line 2.0T Review – Looking backwards

VW is teetering on the edge. On the one side, the exciting side, there are all-electric cars like the 2021 ID.4 crossover: zero-emissions, instantaneous electric torque, and eye-catching styling that screams "this is Volkswagen's future." The 2020 VW Passat R-Line 2.0T represents the other side of that line, and while that doesn't automatically make the sedan bad, it does make it trickier to get enthusiastic.

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Volvo trims its car subscription to just four months

Volvo trims its car subscription to just four months

Volvo has tweaked its subscription car service, bringing forward the cancellation period on Care by Volvo so that drivers can return the car after just four months. Launched in 2017, the subscription competes with vehicle leasing, and includes not only the Volvo itself but insurance, servicing, and other fees in a single monthly payment.

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With every Hummer EV Edition 1 reserved in a flash, GMC makes an unbelievable promise

With every Hummer EV Edition 1 reserved in a flash, GMC makes an unbelievable promise

Bad news if you were hoping to get into a 2022 Hummer EV next year, with GMC confirming that every single Edition 1 reservation was snapped up - and just ten minutes after the order books opened. The automaker revealed its reboot of the classic name with a thoroughly modern all-electric drivetrain on Tuesday night, putting the reservations system live moments after the truck was unveiled.

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2022 Hummer EV – How GMC will do the off-road unthinkable

2022 Hummer EV – How GMC will do the off-road unthinkable

GMC's Hummer EV isn't due to arrive until next year, but that hasn't stopped the automaker from dropping plenty of early details about the all-electric "Supertruck" now. Revealed this week, GM most extreme Ultium-based vehicle won't be for everyone, but it's a halo for electrification that's been sorely missing from the automaker's range.

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SpaceX scrubs today’s Starlink launch – Elon explains why

SpaceX scrubs today’s Starlink launch – Elon explains why

SpaceX's latest launch has been scrubbed, postponing the addition of new satellites to its Starlink internet constellation. The Falcon 9 launch today was meant to be the company's fifteenth Starlink mission, adding new satellites to build out coverage for the soon-to-launch internet provider.

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