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 BMW M2 CS is the punchy coupe purists were waiting for

2020 BMW M2 CS is the punchy coupe purists were waiting for

BMW may not be short on big SUVs, but when it comes to the gems of the line-up it's arguably smaller, punchier models like the new 2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe that best capture that "ultimate driving machine" legacy. The latest iteration of the M2, this further-tweaked model is expected to offer 444 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque.

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Ford built this 900hp electric Mustang to prove EVs can be muscle cars

Ford built this 900hp electric Mustang to prove EVs can be muscle cars

There may be a hybrid Mustang coming, but Ford's legendary pony car has gone all-electric for a custom SEMA 2019 vision of what a performance EV could deliver. Unveiled today at the Las Vegas show, the Mustang Lithium is the fruit of a collaboration between Ford and Webasto, packing more than 1,000 lb-ft of torque to play with.

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Infiniti details plans to make a hybrid like no other

Infiniti details plans to make a hybrid like no other

Infiniti has revealed its big plans for EVs, but the Japanese automaker isn't going to deliver electrification in the same way we've seen other luxury car companies do it. Having previewed its vision for electric crossovers and sedans with a number of "Inspiration" concepts over the past few years, it turns out Infiniti still sees there being a place for internal combustion engines, even if it's electricity that's actually driving the wheels.

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2020 Polestar 1 First Drive – Plug-in hybrid coupe previews a fast future

2020 Polestar 1 First Drive – Plug-in hybrid coupe previews a fast future

The Polestar 1 behind me fills the rear view mirror, low and broad, a shark among minnows on the highway. There's something about the proportions that encourage a second-glance; after all, you can't really credit brand recognition for the number of hungry stares, hastily-pointed phone cameras, and blunt fascination the sleek 2+2 coupe engenders.

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Aston Martin AMB 001 motorcycle melds hypercar style with two-wheel tech

Aston Martin AMB 001 motorcycle melds hypercar style with two-wheel tech

Aston Martin may not be the first name you associate with motorcycles, but the striking AMB 001 built in collaboration with Brough Superior could well change all that. Making its debut in Milan today, the handsome two-wheeler combines Aston Martin style with bike tech from the storied British specialist, for a very limited, very special run.

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Acura RDX Android Auto update is a free OTA download

Acura RDX Android Auto update is a free OTA download

Acura is pushing out an update to deliver Android Auto to recent RDX owners, with the luxury SUV adding support for Google's smartphone interface alongside the existing Apple CarPlay support. The upgrade is free of charge to owners, and takes advantage of the SUV's integrated cellular connection to avoid a trip to the nearest dealership.

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New Ford Bronco R race prototype teases 2020 reveal of long-awaited truck

New Ford Bronco R race prototype teases 2020 reveal of long-awaited truck

The new Ford Bronco could well be the most hotly-anticipated car from the automaker this decade, and so consider our attention grabbed by this Ford Bronco R race prototype. Unveiled to confirm Ford is headed to the Baja Peninsula for the Baja 1000 rally, the bolshy off-roader promises hints of the upcoming road SUV we're expecting next year.

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New NASA Curiosity photos give a stunningly atmospheric view of Mars

New NASA Curiosity photos give a stunningly atmospheric view of Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover may not be on Mars primarily to act as a roving photographer, but that hasn't stopped it from sending back some seriously atmospheric shots of the red planet. The latest batch of images from Curiosity arrived over the weekend, and they show a haunting vista of the Martian terrain the rover plans to explore.

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This is the new Facebook logo – and why it’s changing

This is the new Facebook logo – and why it’s changing

Facebook has a new company logo, launched as the social network continues to face criticism from lawmakers and users for how it handles personal data and regulates lies in political adverts. The new branding debuts a custom font, which Facebook says will help it visually differentiate between the company itself and the Facebook app.

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Watch Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft dramatically ace its pad abort test

Watch Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft dramatically ace its pad abort test

Boeing aced the crew escape test of its Starliner spacecraft this morning, with the pod earmarked to eventually take astronauts to the International Space Station and beyond demonstrating NASA's vital safety system. The test is designed to simulate a launch pad emergency, shifting the Starliner away from the Atlas V launch rocket to keep the human occupants inside safe.

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BMW X3 xDrive30e is a plug-in hybrid SUV made in America

BMW X3 xDrive30e is a plug-in hybrid SUV made in America

BMW is adding a plug-in hybrid version of its X3 compact crossover, with the BMW X3 xDrive30e promising all-wheel drive along with the ability to motor on just electric power alone. The latest iteration of the X3 range comes ahead of a fully-electric version of the crossover, which BMW says will be available alongside conventional ICE and PHEV models.

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Microsoft project saving data in glass could safely archive it for millennia

Microsoft project saving data in glass could safely archive it for millennia

Glass might not be the first material you think of when it comes to long-term resilience, but Microsoft's new Project Silica could turn it into the storage method of choice for saving data you really don't want to degrade. Brainchild of the company's Microsoft Research team, Project Silica encodes information on a super-strong slice of glass - and to prove it works, they stored a classic movie on there.

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