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.

2020 Cadillac CT5 promises performance with style

2020 Cadillac CT5 promises performance with style

Cadillac may have a whole host of SUVs building out its range, but the automaker hasn't forgotten about sedans, as the new 2020 Cadillac CT5 confirms. Previewed today, the new luxury four-door will make its official debut at the New York International Auto Show 2019 in April.

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Tesla Model Y: 5 things to know as the unveil dust settles

Tesla Model Y: 5 things to know as the unveil dust settles

Excited fans, disappointed investors, and big promises by Elon Musk: the Tesla Model Y unveil had it all. Set to be the fourth car in the California automaker's current line-up, the new electric crossover could well be the most successful. Indeed, Musk predicted Tesla would end up selling more Model Y than it has sold Model 3, S, and X combined. Read on for five things you need to know as the dust settles on the Model Y reveal.

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Is the Tesla Model Y an SUV – and does it matter?

Is the Tesla Model Y an SUV – and does it matter?

Nobody can quite agree on what the Tesla Model Y is. Last night, at the grand unveiling of what's set to be the fourth car in the automaker's electric line-up, Tesla CEO Elon Musk referred to the Model Y as a "midsize SUV"; others, meanwhile, have argued that it's actually a compact SUV.

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2020 Mustang Grabber Lime paint job is eye-searingly retro

2020 Mustang Grabber Lime paint job is eye-searingly retro

Few would describe the Ford Mustang as subtle at the best of times, but the 2020 Mustang is getting even more outlandish with a new, eye-searing green paint job. The automaker has dipped into what it's referring to as its "heritage-inspired" paint swatches for the new hue, a nod back to vintage Mustang finishes decades ago.

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Elon Musk made a risky Tesla Model Y prediction

Elon Musk made a risky Tesla Model Y prediction

The dust hadn't even settled on the Model Y unveil before Tesla CEO Elon Musk was making a bold prediction about just how many of the new electric crossovers he believes the company will sell. Expected to arrive in late 2020, with up to 300 miles of range and seating for up to seven inside, the Model Y may be the fourth of the modern Tesla range, but Musk is confident it will take pole position.

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Tesla Model Y first ride: The new and the familiar

Tesla Model Y first ride: The new and the familiar

I just climbed out of the Tesla Model Y, and if first-impressions are anything to go by, Elon Musk's newest EV hasn't strayed far from its predecessors. The all-electric crossover isn't going to arrive with buyers until Fall 2020 at the earliest, but when it does I suspect they'll be struck more by how familiar it is, rather than how new.

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Tesla Model Y revealed: All the ranges, prices and speeds

Tesla Model Y revealed: All the ranges, prices and speeds

Say hello to the Tesla Model Y, the most important car Elon Musk and his EV company have created so far. Taking the current Tesla line-up to four when it launches in 2020, it’s the automaker’s first entry into the fiercely competitive compact SUV segment.

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iCloud downtime today gave Apple – and users – a big headache

iCloud downtime today gave Apple – and users – a big headache

It's not been a great week for cloud behemoths, with Apple's iCloud the latest online service to suffer embarrassing downtime in the past few days. More than four hours passed with users complaining of being unable to access files stored in iCloud Drive, synchronize their calendars, and more.

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Tesla Model Y livestream: How to watch Elon Musk’s big EV reveal

Tesla Model Y livestream: How to watch Elon Musk’s big EV reveal

Tesla is about to take the wraps off the Model Y, and the electric car company has shared another teaser image to fully whet appetites ahead of today's big reveal. The fourth car in Tesla's current line-up will arguably be its most important: a compact SUV to target one of the most popular segments in the automotive market today.

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Apple’s WWDC 2019 is June 3-7: What to expect

Apple’s WWDC 2019 is June 3-7: What to expect

Apple will hold WWDC 2019 from June 3-7, the company has announced today, its annual developer event where we traditionally get our first big preview of upcoming iPhone and Mac software. The conference will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, with applications for tickets open now.

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IKEA’s affordable smart shades are delayed – but there’s good news

IKEA’s affordable smart shades are delayed – but there’s good news

IKEA's smart blinds aren't unfurling on schedule, with the affordable remote-controlled window treatment running into a firmware hold-up. The Swedish retailer sent smart home fans into a frenzy earlier in the year, with the news that it was working on a set of smart blinds that could seriously undercut the competition.

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Samsung’s full-screen phone plan hides cameras under the display

Samsung’s full-screen phone plan hides cameras under the display

Samsung is working on cameras that fully integrate into a smartphone display without requiring a hole, though the successor to notched and hole-punch panels won't be ready for a while yet. The company launched its Infinity-O OLED panel earlier this year, on the Galaxy S10, using a precision cut-out in the display through which the front facing camera - or cameras, in the case of the Galaxy S10+ - can operate.

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