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.

2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS First Drive – The Sports Star

2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS First Drive – The Sports Star

Porsche's love for acronyms runs deep, even by auto industry standards, but arguably its three most important letters can be found on the back of the new 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS and Cayenne GTS Coupe. Latest to bear the coveted "Gran Turismo Sport" label, the two SUVs trace back their lineage all the way to the original 904 GTS that first earned the badge its kudos in 1964.

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COVID-19 vaccine rules see FDA try to win over anti-vaxxers

COVID-19 vaccine rules see FDA try to win over anti-vaxxers

Fearing skepticism or even outright refusal among some Americans to consider a COVID-19 vaccination, the US Food and Drug Administration has preemptively published its guidelines for the development of a lasting coronavirus treatment. The recommendations, released today, cover the process by which the FDA will eventually approve potential COVID-19 vaccines, at least in part to try to bring "anti-vaxx" advocates onboard.

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2021 Bentley Bentayga revealed to raise the luxury SUV stakes

2021 Bentley Bentayga revealed to raise the luxury SUV stakes

The Bentley that arguably started the uber-luxury SUV trend is back with an upgrade, with the new 2021 Bentayga promising more style, more tech, and more cabin comforts. It's been five years since the original Bentayga launched, and since then we've seen Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, and others try their hand at the luxe-truck segment. Now, Bentley is back to raise the stakes.

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North bought by Google: Shuts down Focals 1.0 and 2.0 smart glasses

North bought by Google: Shuts down Focals 1.0 and 2.0 smart glasses

Smart glasses-maker North has confirmed it is being acquired by Google, and it's bad news for anybody looking forward to the company's second-generation Focals 2.0 - or who currently uses the Focals 1.0. The deal - chatter of which leaked recently - will see North's team join Google's work on its hardware and "ambient computing" platforms.

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2020 Mazda CX-30 Review: Resetting the crossover balance

2020 Mazda CX-30 Review: Resetting the crossover balance

Somewhere along the line crossovers turned into "just smaller SUVs," and the 2020 Mazda CX-30 isn't willing to go along with that. The segment trend toward practicality and an elevated driving position has been gradual but insidious, with dynamics at best an afterthought if not forgotten altogether. Question is, can the CX-30 strike a better balance?

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The US Army needed a new troop transport – This is what GM built

The US Army needed a new troop transport – This is what GM built

GM may be bringing back the Hummer as an all-electric SUV, but the automaker is looking to tried-and-tested tech for the new Infantry Squad Vehicle it's building for the US Army. The company has inked a $214.3 million deal to produce and service more than 2,000 ultra-flexible troop transports, though while they might look like Mad Max props, they're actually surprisingly familiar.

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The Sony a7S II replacement is coming and it’s going to be big

The Sony a7S II replacement is coming and it’s going to be big

Sony is starting from scratch with the Alpha 7S Mark II replacement, promising that the hotly-anticipated camera will be a ground-up reinvention. The a7S II was a hit among video professionals, among others, but the failure of a successor to arrive alongside the a7 III and a7R IV led some to fear that Sony had decided the series had run its course.

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Nissan Ariya crossover EV debuts July 15 with a big question

Nissan Ariya crossover EV debuts July 15 with a big question

Nissan's all-electric Ariya crossover will make its debut in mid-July, it's been confirmed, with the striking EV offering a more stylish and practical alternative to the Leaf hatchback. Previewed last year in the form of the Ariya concept, the new crossover comes as Nissan shoulders pressure to reinvent its line-up with an eye on both electrification and emotion.

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Nikola Badger EV pickup reservations open – now to figure out who’s building it

Nikola Badger EV pickup reservations open – now to figure out who’s building it

Nikola Motor has begun taking reservations for its Badger electric pickup, with the option of hydrogen fuel-cell drive helping distinguish the truck from upcoming rivals like the Tesla Cybertruck and Ford F-150 EV. The first consumer model from Nikola, the automaker is better known for its Class 8 electric haulage plans, though there are still a lot of moving parts to figure out before its Badger pickup is anywhere near potential owners' garages.

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Betelgeuse’s supergiant star dimming mystery may finally have been solved

Betelgeuse’s supergiant star dimming mystery may finally have been solved

A mysteriously dimming star in the Orion constellation, normally visible to the naked eye in the night sky, could have been explained, with scientists tapping new astronomical data to figure out what's going on almost 500 light years away. Betelgeuse is usually the tenth-brightest star in the sky at night, a red supergiant much larger than our own Sun.

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ASUS Zephyrus G14 hits stores with trick dot-matrix LED lid

ASUS Zephyrus G14 hits stores with trick dot-matrix LED lid

ASUS has put its striking Zephyrus G14 laptop up for sale, though unlike most notebooks you might actually want to look at the lid rather than the screen. Announced back at CES 2020, the latest Republic of Gamers model has a dot-matrix display embedded into its outer lid, which can be used to show custom graphics and animations.

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Waze redesign puts driver Moods front and center

Waze redesign puts driver Moods front and center

Waze has launched a big new UI revamp, with everything from colors through to how individual members are represented changing in the refreshed navigation app. Promising to be more lively and visually attention-grabbing than most apps, the new Waze also builds on what the Google-owned company calls Moods.

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