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.

Philips Hue adds outdoor lamps, Sync TV voice control and refines Zones

Philips Hue adds outdoor lamps, Sync TV voice control and refines Zones

Philips Hue is getting new smart switches, new outdoor connected lights, and adding voice control for the Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, the smart home lighting company has announced at CES 2020. In addition to easier control, Hue-owner Signify is also pushing easier installation of its custom fixtures, by adding low-voltage versions that don't necessarily require an electrician to fit them outdoors.

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Sony Vision-S is a surprise car showcase of automotive tech

Sony Vision-S is a surprise car showcase of automotive tech

Sony has built a concept car, the Sony Vision-S, to demonstrate the way its sensors and other technology can be turned to automotive applications and prove once and for all the CES really is turning into a car show. A surprise unveil at Sony's press conference at CES 2020, the Vision-S is a rolling test-bench for the company's efforts in safety, electrification, and entertainment.

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This is the flying taxi Hyundai is building for Uber

This is the flying taxi Hyundai is building for Uber

Hyundai and Uber are working on a flying taxi, promising to transport up to five people through city skies, and eventually one day ditch the human pilot, too. It's part of Hyundai's Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vision, with a so-called Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) using vertical take-off and electric motors to alleviate road congestion.

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Alienware Concept UFO teases the PC gamer’s Nintendo Switch

Alienware Concept UFO teases the PC gamer’s Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's Switch has proved to be the portable-console hybrid gamers were waiting for, but what if you're a PC gamer instead? That's just what Dell is looking at with Alienware Concept UFO, a prototype vision of a portable games console for CES 2020 that previews one potential avenue for the company's future hardware.

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Dell Concept Duet and Concept Ori are Windows foldables for the future

Dell Concept Duet and Concept Ori are Windows foldables for the future

CES 2020 is clearly the year for foldables, with Dell bringing two clamshell concepts that it believes will preview the future of notebooks and tablets. The Dell Concept Duet and the Dell Concept Ori aren't, it's worth noting right from the start, intended for production in their current form. Instead, they're Dell's vision of what a dual-screen or a foldable screen device might look like in the not-too-distant future.

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Audi AI:ME autonomous EV concept has VR and a surprise inside

Audi AI:ME autonomous EV concept has VR and a surprise inside

CES wouldn't be CES without a glittering autonomous car concept hitting the Las Vegas strip, and for 2020 it's the turn of the Audi AI:ME to ditch the driver. Billed as the "third living space," the self-piloted e-tron electric hatchback is a prototype of not only what the car of the future might look like, but the sort of things we may be doing inside when we're not focused on actively driving.

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TCL Project Archery 2.0 gives video glasses a second try

TCL Project Archery 2.0 gives video glasses a second try

TCL isn't just bringing affordable Android phones and a foldable prototype to CES 2020: the company also has another concept device that aims to deliver your video and gaming content more privately. TCL Project Archery was previewed back at IFA 2019, a wearable display promising the equivalent of a 100-inch TV viewed from across the room.

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TCL foldable phone hands-on: A prototype with promise

TCL foldable phone hands-on: A prototype with promise

TCL has revealed a new foldable phone prototype at CES 2020, a clamshell that opens up to reveal a 7.2-inch flexible touchscreen, and one which already has a few advantages over the Samsung Galaxy Fold. While the device is still at the "functional prototype" stage, and won't launch quite as you see here, there are already good reasons why what TCL has achieved should get Android fans excited.

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TCL 10 5G, 10 Pro and 10L promise high-spec Android under $500

TCL 10 5G, 10 Pro and 10L promise high-spec Android under $500

TCL has a new family of smartphones, the TCL 10-Series, and if you thought 5G would be priced out of your pocket then thing again. The TCL 10 5G, TCL 10 Pro, and TCL 10L are all making their debut at CES 2020 this week, and all three will be priced at under $500 when they go on sale later this year.

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Snapdragon Ride is Qualcomm’s autonomous shortcut to self-driving cars

Snapdragon Ride is Qualcomm’s autonomous shortcut to self-driving cars

Qualcomm has built a modular autonomous car system offering automakers a shortcut to self-driving vehicles, as the chip-maker attempts to extend its footprint outside smartphones and modems. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride platform includes multiple chips and accelerators for things like computer vision, packaged into a car-friendly form factor, and with a whole software suite for autonomous driving.

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Land Rover’s 2020 Defender doubles the eSIM for smarter OTA updates

Land Rover’s 2020 Defender doubles the eSIM for smarter OTA updates

eSIM is coming to cars, with Land Rover announcing that the 2020 Defender will pull up with not one but two LTE modems onboard. The rebooted classic SUV already showed off some of its tech upgrades ahead of its arrival in dealerships later this year, but now Land Rover is digging deeper into its new infotainment system.

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Lamborghini embeds Alexa as your Huracán EVO co-pilot

Lamborghini embeds Alexa as your Huracán EVO co-pilot

Lamborghini is adding Alexa as co-pilot on its Huracán EVO sports car, with Amazon's assistant being embedded into the dashboard this year. The infotainment upgrade will allow for voice control not only over the usual Alexa features like general knowledge questions and entertainment, but of the car's own functionality too.

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