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.

Polestar Precept concept details its green tech and Android interior

Polestar Precept concept details its green tech and Android interior

The Polestar Precept was meant to be the electric automaker's big Geneva splash, but even if the car show didn't go on, that's not to say the shapely concept can't get its moment in the spotlight. The luxury four-door GT is a striking manifesto, the automaker says, of what's to come, and now we have more details about exactly what that means.

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McLaren 765LT gets a US price tag – and it’s a surprise

McLaren 765LT gets a US price tag – and it’s a surprise

McLaren has priced up its epic 765LT, the latest Longtail in an illustrious series of stretched supercars with an appetite for speed. Only 765 of the cars - based on the McLaren 720S but longer, lighter, and more powerful - will be produced, and each carrying a premium price tag to boot.

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Mercedes-AMG EQS could give Tesla and Porsche EVs a speed challenger

Mercedes-AMG EQS could give Tesla and Porsche EVs a speed challenger

Mercedes-AMG is planning a performance electric car to take on Porsche's Taycan and the most potent of Tesla's Model S, insiders claim, a beastly luxury EV designed to sit alongside its more traditional gas models. While its all-electric SUV, the EQC, is yet to be launched in the US, Mercedes has a full roadmap of EVs that should reach 10 models by 2022.

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This TSA website shows just what coronavirus did to air travel

This TSA website shows just what coronavirus did to air travel

Coronavirus has cut US air travel to a fraction of what it was, with COVID-19 guidelines including stay-at-home orders reducing flyers to a bare trickle, the TSA has confirmed. With many US states on lockdown by governor order, and the general advice being to maintain social distance and avoid unnecessary travel, the knock-on impact to how many people are passing through airports has been huge.

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Zoom bans are latest bad news for video app

Zoom bans are latest bad news for video app

Zoom may have introduced new security tools to avoid "Zoombombing" interrupting video calls, but concerns about the unexpectedly popular service have led to at least one city implementing a ban. Last Thursday, Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan admitted that the company had been overwhelmed with exponential growth in daily users, as coronavirus quarantined and self-isolating people turned to video calling to keep in contact.

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Apple may have a VR/AR live event tech specialist in its sights

Apple may have a VR/AR live event tech specialist in its sights

Apple could be close to buying a virtual reality company focused on streaming immersive sports, music, and entertainment experiences, as the Cupertino firm readies its big tech and content push for VR and AR. Though Apple currently doesn't have a virtual reality hardware product of its own, platforms like ARKit and recent devices like the LIDAR camera on the new iPad Pro have made it clear that the augmented reality is high on its agenda.

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ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 puts Chrome OS in a sleek 14″ 2-in-1

ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 puts Chrome OS in a sleek 14″ 2-in-1

ASUS has unveiled its latest Chrome OS notebook, with the Chromebook Flip C436 packing a 14-inch screen into a 2-in-1 foldable form-factor with up to 12 hours of battery. Headed to stores from today, the Chromebook Flip C436 tip the scales at under 2.6 pounds.

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TCL 10 Series US release gets priced up – prepare for a big 5G shakeup

TCL 10 Series US release gets priced up – prepare for a big 5G shakeup

TCL has priced up its 10 Series smartphones, with US release details for the unexpectedly compelling - and affordable - handsets. While the company has already wowed us with its foldable prototypes - including a tri-fold tablet and a rolling smartphone - the reality is that it's more mainstream devices which will be its biggest contribution to 2020.

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If Quibi can’t succeed in a pandemic, we’re not sure when it could

If Quibi can’t succeed in a pandemic, we’re not sure when it could

Quibi has arrived, and the depths of a pandemic are either the very best or the absolute worst timing for launching a mobile-first streaming video service. Arriving after months of hype, Quibi doesn't just focus on smartphones but positively ignores other ways of watching, with video designed to be comfortably watched in vertical orientation and shorter episodes.

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This Hyundai Prophecy concept walkthrough only leaves us wanting more

This Hyundai Prophecy concept walkthrough only leaves us wanting more

Hyundai's Prophecy concept was striking when we first set eyes on it, and the retro-futuristic sedan is no less beguiling as the automaker spills more details today. Still promising that there's more to the Prophecy that's production-minded than might first meet the eye, Hyundai's chief designer goes deeper into the EV to pick out some of the more interesting details.

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Blackmagic just made the killer video deck for streamers

Blackmagic just made the killer video deck for streamers

Blackmagic has launched a new live video switcher with built-in streaming support, the ATEM Mini Pro, along with an update for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras that could make them more appealing for DIY studios. The ATEM Mini Pro builds on Blackmagic's existing ATEM Mini, adding in new features for both recording and streaming.

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SpaceX’s Starship SN3 prototype imploded on the test bed

SpaceX’s Starship SN3 prototype imploded on the test bed

SpaceX's latest Starship prototype trial didn't quite go according to plan, with a fairly dramatic implosion during cryogenic proof testing early on Friday morning. Started on Thursday, it was meant to show that the full-scale Starship prototype, known as SN3, was capable of surviving the sort of pressures it'll eventually face in flight.

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