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.

Cadillac readies EV future with car name shake-up

Cadillac readies EV future with car name shake-up

Cadillac will change the way its cars are badged, shifting away from a focus on engine size and instead focusing on torque as GM positions the brand at the forefront of electrification. The move comes as Cadillac prepares to leave its New York offices and move closer to the rest of its General Motors family in Detroit.

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Android Q beta released: Pixel owners get first taste

Android Q beta released: Pixel owners get first taste

The Android Q Beta 1 has been released, with Google pushing out the first preview version of its upcoming major Android release. As always, those with Google's own Pixel phones are first in line to get a taste of the as-yet-unnamed OS upgrade, which is likely to be a centerpiece of the company's announcements at Google I/O 2019 later this year.

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The Tesla Model Y is Elon Musk’s biggest challenge yet

The Tesla Model Y is Elon Musk’s biggest challenge yet

It's almost time for another Tesla, and while you might think Elon Musk & Co. are old hands at new EVs by now, the Model Y represents a whole new level of risk for the upstart automaker. Tesla's first crossover looks set to capitalize on what has made the Model 3 so popular: healthy range, high-tech features, and competitive pricing - or at least the promise of it - all with fanboy-favorite Musk's seal of approval. Make no mistake, though, this is the company's toughest journey so far.

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NASA Mars Helicopter prepares for flight – and UAVs on Earth could benefit

NASA Mars Helicopter prepares for flight – and UAVs on Earth could benefit

NASA's 2020 mission to Mars won't just depend on landing on the red planet to be successful: the Mars Helicopter also plans to take off again. The space agency has been discussing its plans to send a groundbreaking helicopter into space, and while the spindly drone may not be scaled to accommodate a human passenger, the technology behind it could well have implications for transportation back on Earth.

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Twitter app update makes camera the star

Twitter app update makes camera the star

A big Twitter app update shifts photo and video capture - and sharing - to the fore, with an updated camera aiming to oust Instagram for your media addiction. The new version of the Twitter app is being rolled out over the next few days, the company says, and will change how the camera is accessed from the main feed.

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Spotify drops antitrust bomb on the “Apple tax”

Spotify drops antitrust bomb on the “Apple tax”

Spotify has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple, complaining to the European Commission about the "Apple tax" and unfair behaviors by the Cupertino company. The streaming music service announced its "Time to Play Fair" campaign today, accusing Apple of, among other things, regularly changing the rules for iOS developers in ways that disadvantage rivals.

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Motorola foldable RAZR spec leak suggests a tough decision

Motorola foldable RAZR spec leak suggests a tough decision

The foldable Motorola RAZR was already believed to be taking an alternative route than Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X, but a new leak suggests the differences may be even more fundamental. The smartphone is expected to launch as a Verizon exclusive, bringing back the RAZR brand from the archives and using a folding screen in a different orientation to rivals.

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Dropbox device linking limits just got added for Basic accounts

Dropbox device linking limits just got added for Basic accounts

Dropbox has quietly added a new limitation on free accounts, putting a cap on how many devices can be linked simultaneously. The cloud storage service offers new users 2GB for free, along with access across multiple devices; however how those devices are linked to an account is changing, and it could end up causing frustration.

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Spotify Premium now gets Hulu thrown in – but act fast

Spotify Premium now gets Hulu thrown in – but act fast

Spotify subscribers can get a free subscription to Hulu, with the streaming music service bundling the video service for its Premium users. The deal replaces last year's Spotify and Hulu bundle offer, which offered a discounted Hulu membership to those also paying for Spotify, and comes only weeks ahead of Apple's expected streaming video service being revealed.

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Amazon’s Eero acquisition closes as a $100-off deal opens

Amazon’s Eero acquisition closes as a $100-off deal opens

Amazon has completed its acquisition of Eero, and to mark the occasion it has slashed $100 off the price of the home WiFi mesh networking system. News of the acquisition broke back in February, with Amazon adding the multi-router system to its growing list of hardware brands it owns.

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Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold video tries to add “why” to the “wow”

Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold video tries to add “why” to the “wow”

Folding phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X certainly have geek-appeal, but how exactly are they meant to improve everyday life? That's the question Samsung has set out to at least begin to answer with its latest Galaxy Fold video, a sort of day-in-the-life of an owner of the upcoming flagship foldable.

Apple March 25 event confirmed: TV and News services on the menu

Apple March 25 event confirmed: TV and News services on the menu

Apple will hold an event on March 25, with the Cupertino company expected to reveal its new video service among other things. The event - with the tagline "It's show time" - will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park campus in California, the striking circular glass-and-marble venue named after the Apple co-founder.

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