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.

Two new climate change studies just made hugely ominous predictions

Two new climate change studies just made hugely ominous predictions

Climate change caused by humans is having a huge impact on the Amazon rainforest and the last glaciers to succumb to melting, as new NASA data highlights the potentially catastrophic rising temperatures affecting Earth. Although observations of possible climate change-related events have been underway for years now, new findings paint a concerning picture of how some of the biggest ecosystems on the planet are struggling.

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T-Mobile Connect plan promises $15/mo service – if the Sprint merger happens

T-Mobile Connect plan promises $15/mo service – if the Sprint merger happens

T-Mobile really, really wants the Sprint merger to go ahead, and it's promising an even more affordable plan if it's allowed to combine the two networks. The New T-Mobile Connect prepaid plan, revealed today, would include 5G access but at half the price of the current cheapest plan the carrier offers in the US and Puerto Rico.

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T-Mobile 5G rollout dates US-wide 600MHz coverage and 2 new phones

T-Mobile 5G rollout dates US-wide 600MHz coverage and 2 new phones

T-Mobile's 5G network will launch nationwide across the US on December 6th, the carrier has confirmed today, as part of a big push to convince regulators that the company's merger with Sprint should be given the go-ahead. The 5G deployment will use the carrier's 600 MHz spectrum, which is typically slower than the mmWave 5G that T-Mobile has already activated, but does come with a number of advantages.

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HoloLens 2 released: Microsoft ships 2nd Gen mixed reality headset

HoloLens 2 released: Microsoft ships 2nd Gen mixed reality headset

HoloLens 2 is now shipping, with Microsoft's second-generation augmented reality headset headed out to businesses and early-adopters after having been unveiled earlier in the year. The new headset builds on its predecessor by being lighter and more powerful, as well as adding features like hand-tracking that's capable of following each individual finger.

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AMD unleashes 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs on Intel: Pricing and Specs

AMD unleashes 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs on Intel: Pricing and Specs

AMD has revealed its newest 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors, adding a release date to the chips the company says are its most potent desktop silicon for creators and enthusiasts. Running the gamut from 24- through to 32-cores, the new 7nm CPUs were revealed alongside the Ryzen 9 3950X, a 16-core flagship AM4 chip targeting more demanding mainstream users.

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Aston Martin DBX price revealed as luxury SUV’s interior exposed

Aston Martin DBX price revealed as luxury SUV’s interior exposed

Does the world need a new luxury SUV? Aston Martin is convinced the answer is yes, and is counting on a plush interior of the new DBX sports truck to win you over - and encourage you to open your wallet for a six-figure SUV.

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2020 Corvette C8 delayed: Chevrolet confirms Stingray schedule slip

2020 Corvette C8 delayed: Chevrolet confirms Stingray schedule slip

Bad news if you were hoping to slip behind the wheel of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 before the end of the year. The hotly-anticipated mid engine coupe was originally promised to arrive at dealerships before 2019 was through, but now that's no longer going to be the case.

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Canon made this EOS Ra just for stunning astrophotography

Canon made this EOS Ra just for stunning astrophotography

If the Pixel 4's astrophotography mode has given you a taste for photos of the night sky, Canon may have the full-frame camera upgrade for you. The freshly-announced Canon EOS Ra is the company's first model specifically designed for astrophotography, based on the EOS R but with a very niche subject in mind.

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Apple privacy page redesigned to answer the big questions

Apple privacy page redesigned to answer the big questions

Apple has redesigned its privacy pages, aiming to better explain what personal data your iOS and macOS devices might be sharing and what they'll keep secret, as discussions around user information protection in the digital age become more mainstream. The revamped site pulls together what has become a mainstay topic at Apple events over the past couple of years, as the Cupertino firm tries to emphasize the differences between its services and those of rivals like Google and Amazon.

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Tesla pickup unveil dated as Elon Musk details ‘Cybertruck’ reveal

Tesla pickup unveil dated as Elon Musk details ‘Cybertruck’ reveal

The Tesla Cybertruck - the electric car company's pickup truck - will make its official debut later this month, with CEO Elon Musk confirming the date of the unveil. The unusual name was revealed back on Tesla's Q3 2019 earnings call, Musk referring to the pickup as the "Cybertruck" though not confirming whether that would be the utility's production name.

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Leica SL2 official: 47MP with in-body stabilization and classic style

Leica SL2 official: 47MP with in-body stabilization and classic style

Leica fans, ready your wallets: the successor to the Leica SL is here, and you're probably going to want one. Revealed today, the Leica SL2 picks up where its full-frame predecessor left off, with better ergonomics and a whopping ISO 50,000 support in that same, classic style.

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LG G8X ThinQ Review – Dual Screen Android is unexpected fun

LG G8X ThinQ Review – Dual Screen Android is unexpected fun

Not all foldable phones have a crease down the center of the display: some of them, like the LG G8X ThinQ and its LG Dual Screen accessory, have a hinge instead. The South Korean phone-maker's second attempt at a twin-display Android smartphone is also its first try at the US market, with aggressive pricing and a cautious feature-set to test the waters.

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