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.

Closest-ever images of the Sun released – and they expose a new mystery

Closest-ever images of the Sun released – and they expose a new mystery

NASA and the ESA have released the closest pictures ever taken of the Sun, jaw-dropping new photos captured by the Solar Orbiter as it came within 48 million miles of our closest star. A collaboration between the US and European space agencies, the spacecraft is designed to bring back information from deeper in the heart of the solar system than any probe before it, in the hopes of unlocking some of the secrets of the Sun.

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Leica M10-R adds 40-megapixel color sensor

Leica M10-R adds 40-megapixel color sensor

Leica has unveiled its latest camera, with the Leica M10-R digital rangefinder packing a new full-frame 40-megapixel sensor. In this case the "R" stands for "resolution," with a significantly higher pixel count than the regular M10 which clocks in at 24-megapixels.

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These new Bronco details prove Ford is paying attention

These new Bronco details prove Ford is paying attention

A much-loved nameplate may get the new Bronco through the door, but Ford's new truck is counting on thoughtful details to win over buyers in its competitive segment. Announced this week after years of speculation, the 2021 Bronco promises to combine a tough, no-nonsense platform with sort of attention to detail that gives a modern SUV an edge.

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Like an automotive Voltron, FCA and PSA join to make Stellantis

Like an automotive Voltron, FCA and PSA join to make Stellantis

Fiat Chrysler and the Peugeot roup have announced the name of their upcoming merger, and while the deal hasn't closed yet it does give you time to practice saying Stellantis until it doesn't sound entirely weird. The new name will be "used exclusively at the Group level," the two automaker behemoths say, as the new corporate brand for the 50:50 merger.

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Released: iOS 13.6 adds iPhone digital car key plus new Health symptoms

Released: iOS 13.6 adds iPhone digital car key plus new Health symptoms

Apple has released iOS 13.6, bringing support for its new digital car key tech, as well as boosting new symptom categories in the Health app. Intended for those iPhone owners who aren't already experimenting with the iOS 14 public beta, iOS 13.6 also adds support for the new features of Apple News, such as professionally narrated stories from Apple News+.

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Starlink satellite internet beta imminent as Elon Musk confirms dish details

Starlink satellite internet beta imminent as Elon Musk confirms dish details

New details about SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service have emerged, with the company confirming that a private beta program is set to kick off this summer. Bypassing traditional wireline internet providers, Starlink will instead use a network of satellites that SpaceX has been gradually deploying. So far, around 600 are in orbit.

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Amazon warns Echo Buds owners to update due to overheating risk

Amazon warns Echo Buds owners to update due to overheating risk

Amazon Echo Buds owners should update their wireless earbuds as soon as possible, the company has warned, over concerns that they could overheat while charging. Released in late 2019, the earbuds are Amazon's entry into the active noise cancelling true-wireless category, only with an unexpectedly low price.

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Zoom DTEN Me gives home video calls a dedicated display

Zoom DTEN Me gives home video calls a dedicated display

Zoom has launched its first home video-calling product, a dedicated display with a trio of cameras intended to make social isolation - and working from home - a little easier to bear. DTEN ME, a collaboration with the videoconferencing company and manufacturer DTEN, is a 27-inch touchscreen that tries to do some of what Facebook Portal promised, only without the creepy Zuckerberg connection.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is a 720hp uncompromising halo coupe

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is a 720hp uncompromising halo coupe

There's a new AMG Black Series beast in town, and the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is taking no prisoners. Flagship of the AMG GT family, something hardly short on horsepower as it stands, this new coupe combines 720 horsepower, a 202 mph top speed, and some seriously striking aero tech to make the automaker's most raucous model.

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The CDC director just dropped a bombshell on COVID-19 mask-wearing

The CDC director just dropped a bombshell on COVID-19 mask-wearing

As little as 1-2 months of consistent mask-wearing across the US could be enough to tame COVID-19, the CDC chief has predicted, highlighting the stakes at play as the coronavirus pandemic looks set to surge again. Cases of infection had been dropping across America as states enacted lockdowns, but efforts to reopen businesses have threatened to upend that progress.

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Ford has bad news if you wanted a 2021 Bronco First Edition

Ford has bad news if you wanted a 2021 Bronco First Edition

Bad news if you were hoping to snap up one of Ford's well-spec'd 2021 Bronco First Edition trucks. The reservation system for the upcoming SUV may only have gone live last night - and production isn't even due to start until early in 2021 - but if you decided to sleep on staking your claim, you're out of luck.

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Jeep Wrangler 4xe teases the big thing Ford’s new Bronco doesn’t have

Jeep Wrangler 4xe teases the big thing Ford’s new Bronco doesn’t have

All eyes may be on Ford's new Bronco right now, but Jeep is aiming to remind us that the Wrangler is far from finished with its latest teaser. In the process, it's serving up a reminder that though Ford has given Bronco enthusiasts most of what they were hoping from the venerable nameplate's reboot, there's one conspicuous thing missing.

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