Author Archives: Chris Davies

Writing for R3 Media 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 XS, XS Max and XR get Apple Smart Battery Cases

iPhone XS, XS Max and XR get Apple Smart Battery Cases

Apple has launched new Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, offering both protection from bumps and additional battery life in one. Like the original Smart Battery Case, the most controversial aspect of these new models for 2019 is likely to be the hump-back design.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan priced for US release

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan priced for US release

Mercedes-Benz has announced US pricing for the 2019 A-Class Sedan, which is headed to dealerships this year. It's a new effort by the automaker, which despite offering the A-Class since 1997, only now is opting to bring it to North America.

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Ford and VW just teamed up on a formidable project

Ford and VW just teamed up on a formidable project

Volkswagen and Ford have inked a deal to collaborate on future vehicles, kicking off with midsize trucks but potentially expanding to EVs and autonomous cars. The alliance was announced today, with the first fruits of the two automakers' handiwork expected to arrive in 2022.

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The 5 most important cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2019

The 5 most important cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2019

It's a momentous year for the Detroit Auto Show. Last to face the bitter chill of January in Michigan, before moving out of the shadow of CES to the summer in 2020, this year's show also saw the return of much-beloved nameplates and dawning new ages for others. Muscle cars at one extreme; category-shaking EVs at the other. Read on for the top five cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2019.

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2020 Kia Telluride first look: Family SUV meets premium flexibility

2020 Kia Telluride first look: Family SUV meets premium flexibility

Kia has been quietly building a reputation for some of the best ways to carry a family around, but the 2020 Kia Telluride is more keen to shout about it. The three-row SUV was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week, promising both design and functionality specifically tailored to the US market.

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Subaru STI S209 sates US S-line hunger with 341hp of AWD joy

Subaru STI S209 sates US S-line hunger with 341hp of AWD joy

Subaru knows what its people want, and they want the most powerful STI ever on US shores. They'll be pleased, then, at the news that the first-ever 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 will indeed be coming to the United States, and it just so happens to be the most powerful STI ever, too.

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BMW just settled one big Toyota Supra question

BMW just settled one big Toyota Supra question

When Toyota took the wraps off the 2020 Supra earlier today, we were left with one big question: why, on paper, was it faster than the 2020 BMW Z4 M40i? BMW might be supplying the engine, but Toyota was tuning it, and something about the numbers of the two cars just wasn't adding up.

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This striking Nissan IMs concept aims to save the sports sedan

This striking Nissan IMs concept aims to save the sports sedan

With SUVs and crossovers increasingly popular, is there still a place for the sports sedan - or room for it to reinvent itself? That's the question Nissan is asking at the Detroit Auto Show 2019 with the Nissan IMs concept, an "elevated sports sedan" that weaves electrification, luxury, and performance into one striking car.

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2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 first look: King Cobra

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 first look: King Cobra

Big engine, big grille, ridiculously big horsepower... there's a straightforward equation for the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, and it basically amounts to "take what we've done before, and then make it even more extreme. Officially shown off for the first time at the Detroit Auto Show 2019, the most potent of the snake-badged Mustangs is never going to be described as subtle.

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Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept gives EV SUV plan a seductive shape

Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept gives EV SUV plan a seductive shape

Infiniti isn't going to build the QX Inspiration Concept, but you can bet the automaker's first all-electric SUV will bear some striking similarities to this Detroit Auto Show 2019 EV. A design study which "sets a direct precedent for the first fully electric" model from Infiniti, it paves the way for a new e-AWD drivetrain.

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The Toyota Supra is back: 5 things you need to know

The Toyota Supra is back: 5 things you need to know

The Toyota Supra is back, more striking than ever and promising everyday GT usability and no shortage of fun. Finally revealed at the Detroit Auto Show 2019 this week, it marks the end of months of leaks and teasing. With the iconic car now in its fifth generation, read on for five things you need to know about the Supra's return.

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2020 Kia Telluride is a big bold 3-row SUV made for America

2020 Kia Telluride is a big bold 3-row SUV made for America

"Boxy" isn't usually a word automakers like to describe their vehicles, but Kia is pulling no punches when it comes to the 2020 Telluride. The brand new midsize SUV is resolutely burly, because that's what translates best into flexible interior space.

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