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.

iPhone 11 hands-on: Narrowing the flagship gap

iPhone 11 hands-on: Narrowing the flagship gap

Colorful, more battery life, better cameras... what's not to like about the iPhone 11? It's fair to say its predecessor, the iPhone XR, had a turbulent time at launch: chronically misunderstood, but then going on to be the strongest-selling model in Apple's phone line-up. Now, the iPhone 11 wants to repeat that trajectory.

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iPhone 11 Pro hands-on: That flagship feeling

iPhone 11 Pro hands-on: That flagship feeling

Familiar, and yet different. You notice the changes in the iPhone 11 Pro in your hand first, I found, and those who come to Apple's new flagship from an iPhone X or iPhone XS may discover it's their fingertips that observe the greatest changes in 2019. You can thank an all-new glass back for that.

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2020 Land Rover Defender is an all-new icon: US price and specs

2020 Land Rover Defender is an all-new icon: US price and specs

Some cars are just plain iconic, and so expectations for the 2020 Land Rover Defender are understandably high. Making its long-anticipated debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 today, the all-new SUV will come in 2020 Defender 90 three-door and 2020 Defender 110 five-door versions, with an optional mild-hybrid gas engine and plenty of off-roading ability.

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Mercedes-Benz VISION EQS is an unexpectedly practical concept of eco-luxury

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQS is an unexpectedly practical concept of eco-luxury

Where does the luxury car go next, not just when it comes to what's under the hood, but in a new age of design, autonomy, and sustainability? That's the question Mercedes-Benz has set out to answer at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019, with the VISION EQS concept previewing one possibility and the future of the automaker's Progressive Luxury design language.

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2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe and Cabriolet add all-wheel drive

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe and Cabriolet add all-wheel drive

If you've been holding out for a new 911, waiting for all-wheel drive, consider it your lucky day as Porsche pulls the sheets off the 2020 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. Making their debut today, the latest iterations of the 992 Series each pack 379 hp just like their rear-wheel drive counterparts.

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2020 VW ID.3 official as Volkswagen bets on electric

2020 VW ID.3 official as Volkswagen bets on electric

Volkswagen has revealed the 2020 VW ID.3, the first all-electric car to be based on its brand new EV platform. Previewed earlier this year, and already seeing more than 30,000 reservations in Europe, the ID.3 will offer up to 342 miles of range on a charge while the most affordable model will kick off at under 30,000 euro ($33k) before incentives.

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Google Nest Hub Max Review: The Assistant will see you now

Google Nest Hub Max Review: The Assistant will see you now

The Nest Hub Max isn't just a larger smart display, it's Google's first where the Assistant can see you, too. If the original Nest Hub was a connected digital photo frame that just so happened to have Assistant smarts baked in, the Nest Hub Max builds on that with a bigger screen, better audio, video calling, gesture control, and - most controversially - facial recognition. Then again, it also comes with a significantly bigger, $229 price tag.

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Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is a $3.9m record-breaker you can buy

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is a $3.9m record-breaker you can buy

Bugatti won't just make one of its speed-record-breaking supercar, with a limited run of Chiron Super Sport 300+ coupes planned to commemorate the achievement. A mere thirty of the cars will be produced, Bugatti says, based on the special Chiron hypercar that hit 304.773 miles per hour a few weeks back.

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Trump just hit the gas in California car emissions war

Trump just hit the gas in California car emissions war

US regulators at the EPA and DOT are threatening California with legal action, after the state agreed a voluntary emissions deal with four big automakers that was more stringent than that imposed by the Trump administration. Ford, Honda, BMW, and Volkswagen defied the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation earlier this year, and inked an agreement with California for tougher pollution standards.

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Huawei Mate X release “soon” but there’s a problem

Huawei Mate X release “soon” but there’s a problem

Huawei's Mate X smartphone could launch as soon as October, but there's more than just the temperamental nature of cutting-edge folding OLED that could leave the handset struggling. Initially announced earlier this year at Mobile World Congress 2019, the Mate X managed to steal some of the Samsung Galaxy Fold's thunder with its eye-catching display that wrapped around the body of the device.

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Apple just accused Google of iPhone security fake news [Update]

Apple just accused Google of iPhone security fake news [Update]

Apple has pushed back at Google's big iOS security disclosure last week, accusing the company of stoking fears about potential iPhone hacks when the reality was something very different. Google's Project Zero team revealed it had discovered a number of exploits in the wild that took advantage of loopholes in iOS security, and claiming that they had been active across several generations of the iPhone and iPad software.

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VW ID.3 reservations top 30,000 before the EV even gets a full reveal

VW ID.3 reservations top 30,000 before the EV even gets a full reveal

Volkswagen's ID.3 all-electric car isn't set to begin production until the end of the year, but that hasn't stopped more than 30,000 people opening their wallets to secure one of the very first examples the automaker has announced. Reservations for the ID.3 Launch Edition - the first VW Group car to be based on the company's brand new MEB electric platform - opened in May.

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