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.

Wyze Video Doorbell is just $30 – Headphones and Thermostat to come

Wyze Video Doorbell is just $30 – Headphones and Thermostat to come

Wyze has launched its new Video Doorbell, the first of three new products - including headphones and a smart thermostat - it plans to announce over the next two weeks. The Wyze Video Doorbell promises a 1080p Full HD video feed from your front door, with motion-triggered notifications and an aspect ratio designed to capture everything that's going on at your doorstep.

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It’s Xbox Series X and S preorder day – 3 things to know

It’s Xbox Series X and S preorder day – 3 things to know

It's Xbox Series X and Series S pre-order day, and if you've got a few hundred dollars burning a hole in your pocket along with a hankering for a next-generation console, now's the time. Microsoft is opening up the order books for its two new consoles at 8AM PT / 11 AM ET today, September 22, for preorders in the US and Canada. Read on for three things you need to know.

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Bose Sleepbuds II give snooze-focused relaxing earbuds a second try

Bose Sleepbuds II give snooze-focused relaxing earbuds a second try

Bose has launched its second-generation Sleepbuds II, taking another attempt at the soothing night-time earbuds. Promising more comfort and better noise-masking compared to the first-generation Sleepbuds, this new model should hopefully also avoid the persistent battery issues that forced Bose to discontinue the originals and refund all owners.

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Elgato Ring Light adds WiFi to a WFH essential

Elgato Ring Light adds WiFi to a WFH essential

Ring lights have gone from YouTube and TikTok star niche to work-from-home must-have for anybody wanting to look their best on video calls, and now Elgato is getting in on the action. The new Elgato Ring Light promises not only consistent - and flattering - LED lighting, it's also easier to control since it's WiFi-connected.

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Airbus ZEROe concepts preview striking future of hydrogen-powered aircraft

Airbus ZEROe concepts preview striking future of hydrogen-powered aircraft

Airbus has revealed three new concept aircraft, all promising zero-emission flight, with the potential for commercial operations in less than 15 years. The three ZEROe concepts all use hydrogen as their primary power source, which Airbus argues is a much cleaner and more sustainable option than traditional jet fuel.

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This one-of-a-kind comet aurora could help make crewed Mars missions safer

This one-of-a-kind comet aurora could help make crewed Mars missions safer

A mysterious ultraviolet glow spotted for the first time around a comet could help pave the way to protecting astronauts from solar radiation, NASA has said today. The new research into data gathered by the Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko overturns an old theory about the unusually-shaped rock's aura, and presents a far more fascinating possibility.

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2021 VW ID.4 promises free charging in US

2021 VW ID.4 promises free charging in US

Volkswagen is leaving nothing to chance when it comes to the success of the upcoming 2021 VW ID.4 all-electric crossover, borrowing a successful Tesla charging strategy to encourage potential owners. Set to debut in the US latest this year, the ID.4 compact SUV will come with unlimited charging on Electrify America's network, Volkswagen said today.

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Amazon Sidewalk adds Tile as neighborhood network nears launch

Amazon Sidewalk adds Tile as neighborhood network nears launch

Amazon Sidewalk, its hyper-local neighborhood network system set to launch later this year, will work with Tile and Echo speakers the retailer has confirmed today. Previewed in 2019, Sidewalk promises a distributed alternative to regular WiFi networks, in which smart home devices like Ring cameras double as hubs for local communications.

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Nikola founder leaves EV startup as fraud allegations refuse to die

Nikola founder leaves EV startup as fraud allegations refuse to die

Nikola founder Trevor Milton is stepping down as Executive Chairman of the electric vehicle startup, amid allegations of fraud and exaggerated claims about just how revolutionary - or production-ready - its technology is. Milton will be replaced by Stephen Girsky, former Vice Chairman of General Motors, it was confirmed; the automaker announced a deal with Nikola earlier this month.

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2021 Bronco Sasquatch manual option added as Ford relents

2021 Bronco Sasquatch manual option added as Ford relents

Ford has relented, and will offer the 2021 Bronco Sasquatch package with a manual transmission, the automaker has confirmed today. The decision comes after vocal enthusiast outcry since the new Bronco's reveal back in July, after it was confirmed that Ford had no plans to offer its 7-speed manual gearbox with the optional Sasquatch package.

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OnePlus 8T gets an unveil date

OnePlus 8T gets an unveil date

OnePlus will reveal its newest smartphone on October 14, the company has confirmed, with the OnePlus 8T set to give the company a fresh flagship. The event - using the tagline "Ultra Stops at Nothing" - will see OnePlus replace its OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro handsets, which proved to be hits among reviewers and users alike when they launched back in April.

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Amazon Alexa Fall 2020 event gets a date – What we expect

Amazon Alexa Fall 2020 event gets a date – What we expect

Amazon has confirmed the date for its annual fall "Devices & Services" event, with the online-only launch taking place on September 24. It's expected to see the debut of Amazon's latest Alexa-powered hardware range ahead of the holidays, and which, if past events are anything to go by, will probably include both smart speaker mainstays of the line-up together with some more unusual options.

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