Author Archives: Chris Davies

Writing for SlashGear since 2006, Chris Davies is currently executive editor for SlashGear and Android Community. Based in San Francisco, he's responsible for SlashGear's editorial decisions and covers all forms of consumer technology. You can follow him on Twitter.

These are NASA’s newest astronauts

These are NASA’s newest astronauts

NASA has revealed its newest astronauts, the future crews for missions to the Moon and, eventually, Mars. Eleven new additions have been made to NASA's exclusive ranks, though even then the total number of active astronauts cleared for crewed missions remains small.

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Hummer EV pickup tipped for GMC Super Bowl teaser

Hummer EV pickup tipped for GMC Super Bowl teaser

A new Hummer, reborn as an all-electric pickup, could be revealed during the Super Bowl, as General Motors brings back the classic nameplate with a very different ethos. Rumors of a Hummer reboot have circulated for some time now, as GM looks to pin recognizable branding to the electrified vehicles it aims to make a significant part of its portfolio.

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Aston Martin reportedly axes EV and weighs Geely deal after tough 2019

Aston Martin reportedly axes EV and weighs Geely deal after tough 2019

Aston Martin, facing cashflow issues, is reportedly axing plans to make an electric sedan and in talks with Chinese behemoth Geely over a potential investment. The British sports car-maker has been courting finance after warning investors of lower sales than were initially predicted for 2019.

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SlashGear’s Best of CES 2020: The 13 products you should know

SlashGear’s Best of CES 2020: The 13 products you should know

CES 2020 has come and gone, and as always the technology and automotive worlds have presented their best-and-brightest. Whether it's compelling concepts, gadgets that democratize the best of cutting-edge tech, or just meaningful improvements on devices many already find essential, the competition at this year's show was high. Read on for SlashGear's Best of CES 2020.

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New EV-Ready building codes could be tipping point for electric cars in US

New EV-Ready building codes could be tipping point for electric cars in US

Electric car charging regulations that could eventually see all new-build homes in the US be made "EV-ready" have been approved, with updated standards adding provisions for faster chargers to be installed. Currently, though California has mandated electrical wiring for EV chargers be included in its building codes since 2015, the rest of the US has no such requirements.

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Elon Musk reveals how SpaceX Starlink customers will get online

Elon Musk reveals how SpaceX Starlink customers will get online

SpaceX's Starlink satellite constellation may be starting to take shape in orbit, but we're only just starting to find out what the user-experience of the internet service will be like down on the ground. Elon Musk's ambitious plan to build a network of satellites tens of thousands in number will eventually, if the plan pans out, deliver internet connections to areas previously underserved by ISPs or offline altogether.

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CAKE’s glorious Osa+ e-bike hides a wake-up call in its details

CAKE’s glorious Osa+ e-bike hides a wake-up call in its details

Leave it to the Swedes to make an e-bike like no other, with CAKE bringing its endearingly atypical Osa+ to CES 2020 where it wows with its detailing. And to be frank, at a show like CES - where a significant proportion of the products shown feel like they're already halfway to landfill - finding something that actually blends tech with craftsmanship is an unexpected pleasure.

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Aston Martin V12 Speedster official: Super-limited open top coming 2021

Aston Martin V12 Speedster official: Super-limited open top coming 2021

Aston Martin is readying a super-limited-production V12 Speedster, a rare open-top vision of the British automaker's most important values. Just 88 of the cars will be produced for customers around the world, each a two seater expected to deliver around 690 horsepower.

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Now I understand why the OnePlus Concept One exists

Now I understand why the OnePlus Concept One exists

The OnePlus Concept One hides its magic well. Indeed, you'd be hard-pressed at first glance to spot that the technology OnePlus developed for its new concept smartphone at CES 2020 started development eighteen months ago, the Android phone-maker once again taking McLaren's supercars as its inspiration. Only this time around, it's not just a fancy color scheme.

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The BMW iNEXT electric SUV has two big plans for 5G

The BMW iNEXT electric SUV has two big plans for 5G

BMW's big electric car launch, the BMW iNEXT, will come with integrated 5G the automaker has confirmed at CES 2020, with the EV tapping high-speed connectivity for features like autonomous driving. Previewed as the Vision iNEXT back in 2018, the all-electric crossover SUV is expected to arrive on roads by 2021.

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Google Assistant at CES previews sticky notes, scheduled actions, long-form voices

Google Assistant at CES previews sticky notes, scheduled actions, long-form voices

Google has brought the Assistant along to CES 2020, and it's gaining new family features as well as previewing Scheduled Actions and a more natural way to read long-form content. There's certainly no shortage of Assistant-enabled devices at the annual tech show, where Google's virtual helper continues its battle with arch-rival Amazon Alexa. Now, though, the Assistant is getting some features Alexa doesn't have.

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Sonos sues Google over accusations of copied speaker tech

Sonos sues Google over accusations of copied speaker tech

Sonos is suing Google, alleging that the search giant stole its multi-room speaker tech and then used its market heft to undercut it with cheap Echo models. Sonos also accused Amazon of similar abuses, but has apparently opted to only take one such case to court. The allegations - which Google and Amazon deny - come as Sonos admits it was "naive" in how it worked with the industry heavyweights.

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