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.

Pixel 4a 5G leak exposes the Android we weren’t meant to see yet

Pixel 4a 5G leak exposes the Android we weren’t meant to see yet

Google's Pixel 4a 5G will offer faster connectivity in a familiar phone, and now we know just how familiar to expect it to be. Set to be officially unveiled at Google's "Launch Night In" on September 30 - alongside the Pixel 5, a new Chromecast, a smart speaker, and more - the Pixel 4a 5G could well end up being one of the most affordable ways to put 5G in your pocket.

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2021 VW ID.4 – The range, price and quirks you should know

2021 VW ID.4 – The range, price and quirks you should know

The Volkswagen ID.4 may not be the first electric car in the US, but it could well be one of the most important. Unveiled today, complete with pricing, estimated range, and all the tech that will be onboard, the 2021 VW ID.4 somehow manages to be both futuristic and family all in one. That, it's clear, is entirely by intention.

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Tesla outage forces EV app offline

Tesla outage forces EV app offline

Tesla's network experienced several hours of downtime today, forcing the electric car company's app offline and limiting functionality. The glitch, which Tesla is yet to comment on, came just hours after the automaker's Battery Day event during which CEO Elon Musk discussed the potential for a $25,000 car.

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California will ban gas-powered new vehicle sales from 2035

California will ban gas-powered new vehicle sales from 2035

California will ban the sale of new gas-powered passenger cars and trucks from 2035, it's been announced, as the US state escalates its war on emissions that stoke climate change. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the new policy today, in a move that is likely to lead to furious debate about the continuing place of internal combustion in modern transportation.

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“Black Widow” delayed again: Marvel moves 3 MCU movies

“Black Widow” delayed again: Marvel moves 3 MCU movies

Marvel's "Black Widow" release date has been pushed back again, one of a number of delays that force much-anticipated movies into 2021. The news, confirmed by the Walt Disney Company today, affects at least three titles from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and means that 2000 will run through without a single new theatrical release from the franchise.

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This weirdly wobbling black hole upends our theories of the universe

This weirdly wobbling black hole upends our theories of the universe

Black holes are known for being voracious, inescapable, and some of the most impressive elements of the known universe, but what we didn't realize until now is that they can wobble. New research from the University of Chicago tapped a unique telescope array to track the supermassive black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy, and in the process unlocked a new discovery - and a fresh mystery.

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Samsung’s ECG tracking arrives on Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2

Samsung’s ECG tracking arrives on Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2

Samsung is enabling ECG readings for its Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2, upgrading the health-tracking feature having recently received FDA approval. The ability to take electrocardiogram readings puts the two smartwatches in relatively rare company, including the Apple Watch and a handful of others.

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New iPad Pro could have a mini-LED reason to go big

New iPad Pro could have a mini-LED reason to go big

Apple's new iPad Air may be treading on the toes of the iPad Pro right now, but the flagship iPadOS tablet may have a surprise in store to again justify its premium position. The next iPad Pro refresh is believed to be the recipient of the next big thing on Apple's display roadmap, mini-LED.

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Galaxy S20 FE 5G vs Galaxy A71 – Who is Samsung’s Fan Edition for?

Galaxy S20 FE 5G vs Galaxy A71 – Who is Samsung’s Fan Edition for?

Samsung says it's for the fans, the price tag says it's for Android phone buyers on a budget, and the name says it's part of the popular Galaxy S20 family. Question is, just where does the Galaxy S20 FE 5G actually shake out, compared to the rest of Samsung's increasingly-crowded range and phones like the Galaxy A71?

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Echelon said it was the Prime Peloton rival. Amazon disagrees

Echelon said it was the Prime Peloton rival. Amazon disagrees

Amazon has denied taking on Peloton with a cut-price exercise bike under its Prime brand, scolding fitness tech-maker Echelon for implying otherwise. The Echelon EX-Prime Smart Connect Bike was priced at $499 on Amazon, and pitched as a collaboration between Echelon and the retailer to bring connected fitness features to a much lower price point.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G gives Fan Edition phone a “Lite” price

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G gives Fan Edition phone a “Lite” price

The Galaxy S20 family is gaining a new member, and according to Samsung the new Galaxy S20 Fan Edition 5G is just what its most vocal enthusiasts have been asking for. Slotting in at the entry-level of the S20 range, the $699 smartphone still has three cameras on the rear, Super Zoom technology, and a big display, but makes some compromises along the way to hit that price point.

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Elon Musk teases $25,000 Tesla

Elon Musk teases $25,000 Tesla

Tesla aims to build its most affordable electric car yet within the next three years, with Elon Musk suggesting a $25,000 EV would be possible. The promise came during the Tesla Battery Day 2020 event, an opportunity for Musk & Co. to set the scene for where battery technology is today, and where the automaker believes it will be in the coming years.

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