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.

Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh is a $700 router for the speed obsessed

Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh is a $700 router for the speed obsessed

Get ready for more speed and more range in your home network, with Netgear's Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh system arriving with compatibility with the latest wireless standard. The tri-band routers - which look charmingly like robot stegosaurus plates - promise more channels for WiFi devices, making sure that slower gadgets don't hold up their faster counterparts in the process.

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Everything rests on these 3 Samsung Galaxy Fold “fixes”

Everything rests on these 3 Samsung Galaxy Fold “fixes”

It's fair to say the Galaxy Fold didn't quite make the splash that Samsung was hoping for. Oh, the new foldable Android smartphone certainly got talked about when it arrived in reviewers' hands earlier this year, only for all the wrong reasons.

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LG G8X ThinQ brings improved Dual Screen and smarter multitasking

LG G8X ThinQ brings improved Dual Screen and smarter multitasking

LG hasn't given up on dual-screen phones, but nor is it quite ready to wade into the problematic waters that have mired Samsung and Huawei's foldable Android devices. Instead, at IFA 2019, it has an updated version of its LG Dual Screen accessory, working with the new LG G8X ThinQ.

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GM just gave Android Automotive OS its biggest partner yet

GM just gave Android Automotive OS its biggest partner yet

Google has another car win under its belt, with General Motors announcing that it plans to move its infotainment system to Android Automotive OS. The deal will see GM-brand cars switch to the embedded Android system from 2021, one of the biggest names to adopt the system.

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Watch Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric SUV go track and ice wild

Watch Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric SUV go track and ice wild

Ford is teasing its "Mustang-inspired" all-electric SUV, previewing just how much fun it expects owners of the upcoming EV to be having when the car arrives next year. The automaker has played details of the new electric utility fairly close to its chest so far, and indeed this is the first time we've seen the prototype in action.

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The Porsche Taycan taught me an important lesson

The Porsche Taycan taught me an important lesson

The Porsche Taycan isn't the first electric car, it's not the fastest, and it's certainly not the cheapest, and in a category still largely defined by numbers that could make you question just how successful it could hope to be. The obsession with range, 0-60 times, and bringing electrification within reach of "mainstream" consumer pricing has helped shift the perception of EVs out of an eco-pious niche it once occupied, but it has come with its own automotive blinkers too.

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Motorola One Zoom first look: 48-megapixel Android on a budget

Motorola One Zoom first look: 48-megapixel Android on a budget

Massive megapixels without a huge price: that's the story behind the new Motorola One Zoom, making its official debut today at IFA 2019. The Android 9.0 Pie smartphone may be expected to come in at under $450, but it still packs a whopping 48-megapixel camera on the back, alongside three other sensors.

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Nokia 2720 Flip is a flip-phone reboot that’s more than just retro chic

Nokia 2720 Flip is a flip-phone reboot that’s more than just retro chic

The flip phone is back, with the Nokia 2720 Flip the latest in HMD Global's retro-themed reboots of classic form-factors. Unveiled at IFA 2019 today, the 2720 Flip promises everything people liked about clamshell phones in the pre-smartphone days - like being able to furiously snap it shut to end a call - but with features like 4G network support and the Google Assistant.

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Facebook Dating wants to find you love without swiping

Facebook Dating wants to find you love without swiping

Facebook already knows plenty about you, and now it wants to help you find love, with Facebook Dating launching today. Available in the US among 20 countries initially, the new dating profile service takes on existing rivals like Match, Bumble, and Tinder, with the promise of easier profile creation so that you don't get stuck trying to think of hobbies outside of "reading" and "running gleefully along beaches."

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Sony’s WI-1000XM3 neckband headphones get its amazing noise-canceling

Sony’s WI-1000XM3 neckband headphones get its amazing noise-canceling

Sony's well-reviewed 1000X series of wireless headphones is gaining a third model, with the WI-1000XM2 offering a neckband-style alternative. Unveiled at IFA 2019 today, it slots in-between the original WH-1000XM3 over-the-ear headphones and the newer WF-1000XM3 Bluetooth earbuds.

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The 2020 iPhone could have in-display fingerprint Touch ID

The 2020 iPhone could have in-display fingerprint Touch ID

Apple may have gone all-in with Face ID with its last iPhones, but that reportedly hasn't stopped it working on a new Touch ID that would put a fingerprint reader in the screen of a new phone. Touch ID, which integrated a fingerprint scanner into the home button of the iPhone, started to be phased out back with the launch of the iPhone X, when Apple decided to claim back the bezel space.

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Sonos Move hands-on: $399 Bluetooth speaker cuts all cords

Sonos Move hands-on: $399 Bluetooth speaker cuts all cords

Pretty much from day one, Sonos customers have been asking for a portable speaker and one which can be taken outside: the new Sonos Move delivers both. As you might expect from the company pioneering streaming audio long before Spotify and Apple Music were even born, though, the Move is no ordinary wireless speaker. Yes, Sonos has made a Bluetooth speaker, and an expensive one at that, but it did so as only it could.

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