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.

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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Halide Mark II gives iPhone camera app a must-see upgrade

Halide Mark II gives iPhone camera app a must-see upgrade

One of the most popular camera apps on iPhone is getting a huge upgrade alongside the iPhone 12 arrival, with Halide Mark II promising both greater pro-features as well as one-touch ways for everyday photographers to get better shots. The successor to Halide, the new app taps Apple's new ProRAW on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, as well as reworking the interface to better suit the new iPhone screen shape.

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Facebook Oversight Board opens for content appeals – Here’s how it works

Facebook Oversight Board opens for content appeals – Here’s how it works

Facebook and Instagram users frustrated that content moderation has taken down their photos, posts, and videos will now be able to appeal that decision to a new Oversight Board, it's been announced today. The group - which will make independent judgements about what should and should not be allowed on the social networks - will be made up of global representatives "with backgrounds in free expression, digital rights, online safety and other related fields."

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Porsche’s Taycan EV just became the perfect Carpool Karaoke car

Porsche’s Taycan EV just became the perfect Carpool Karaoke car

Porsche is making in-car karaoke a little easier, tapping the Taycan EV's passenger display for song lyrics and making the best argument for the extra screen that we've seen so far. The new feature comes as Porsche integrates Apple Podcasts and Apple Music's Time-Synced lyrics into its electric sports sedan's infotainment system.

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Tesla Full-Self Driving option price is changing Musk confirms as beta begins

Tesla Full-Self Driving option price is changing Musk confirms as beta begins

One of Tesla's most controversial options on its electric cars is going up in price, with Elon Musk confirming that from next week the so-called Full Self Driving package is going to cost you about $2,000 more. The price change will apply to both new Tesla buyers and those upgrading their EV, and comes as FSD hits an equally controversial milestone.

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Huawei FreeBuds Studio ANC headphones bring the fight to Sony and Bose

Huawei FreeBuds Studio ANC headphones bring the fight to Sony and Bose

Huawei has a new set of wireless headphones, taking on the best of Sony, Bose, and the widely-rumored upcoming Apple AirPods Studio. Announced alongside the Mate 40 Series, the Huawei FreeBuds Studio take the company's earbud tech and bake it into its first over-the-ears headphones, complete with active noise cancellation.

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is the newest powerhouse the US can’t have

Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is the newest powerhouse the US can’t have

Huawei has revealed its new flagship, and though the Chinese phone-maker may be embroiled in various Android and chipset headaches, that hasn't stopped it from making the Mate 40 Series a powerhouse. The Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ build on the same aesthetic we've seen the company use before, but with a new "Space Ring" design on the rear that clusters the numerous cameras into a circle.

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge gets a price and a charging network

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge gets a price and a charging network

Volvo has priced up its new all-electric crossover, with the 2021 XC40 Recharge getting not only US pricing but a nationwide charging network to go with it. Headed to dealerships later in the year, the XC40 Recharge is the electric version of the regular XC40 compact SUV, swapping the turbocharged and supercharged gas engines for 402 horsepower of EV motor.

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2022 GMC Hummer EV revealed – 350 mile range from extreme “Supertruck”

2022 GMC Hummer EV revealed – 350 mile range from extreme “Supertruck”

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV has been revealed, and as expected there's a whole lot to this electric reboot of the iconic truck name. Headed into production in fall 2021, the new Hummer EV uses GM's Ultium platform for electric vehicles, with GMC estimating over 350 miles of driving on a full charge along with some of the fastest recharging around.

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Amazon Luna early access opens for lucky cloud gaming few

Amazon Luna early access opens for lucky cloud gaming few

Amazon Luna, the company's cloud gaming service, is opening for early access today the retailer has confirmed. Taking on Google Stadia and Xbox Game Streaming, Luna was announced back at Amazon's big Alexa launch event in late September, though at the time it was only taking early access requests from those wanting to sign up.

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Ford’s latest autonomous car looks very familiar – Here’s why that matters

Ford’s latest autonomous car looks very familiar – Here’s why that matters

Ford has revealed its newest self-driving car, the fourth-generation of test vehicle developed by it and Argo AI. Still intended for autonomous driving research and development, rather than commercial sale, the Escape Hybrid-based vehicle promises an upgrade in sensor tech, but also a cleaner route to the eventual driverless service Ford plans to launch.

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