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.

DJI’s Livox says it cracked the LIDAR problem holding back autonomous cars

DJI’s Livox says it cracked the LIDAR problem holding back autonomous cars

DJI may be best known for drones, but one of the fruits of its incubator program may end up bringing LIDAR down to a more affordable price point. Livox broke cover back in 2016, part of DJI's Open Innovation Program, and focused on making laser scanning both cheaper to acquire and more practical and effective than current systems.

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Lutron Caseta Smart Motion Sensor and Repeater boost connected lighting

Lutron Caseta Smart Motion Sensor and Repeater boost connected lighting

Lutron's smart lighting system is getting a new sensor, with Caséta adding a way to automatically turn on your connected lights when you enter the room. The new Caséta Smart Motion Sensor links not only with lighting but Lutron's dimmers, fan controls, and Serena smart shades, too.

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Byton M-Byte e-SUV reveals the reason for its 48-inch dash display

Byton M-Byte e-SUV reveals the reason for its 48-inch dash display

EV maker Byton wants to make sure there's more than just a speedometer on the vast, 48-inch display in its upcoming M-Byte electric car, announcing a host of content partners along with inviting developers to cook up apps for the vehicle. Pre-series production of the M-Byte kicked off in fall 2019, though the SUV isn't expected to arrive in the US until later in 2020.

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Fisker Ocean revealed: What you should know about the sub-$38k electric SUV

Fisker Ocean revealed: What you should know about the sub-$38k electric SUV

Fisker has confirmed pricing, production, and tech for its new Ocean EV, with the Tesla Model Y rival set to start at $37,499 in the US before the federal tax incentive. The electric SUV actually opened up for reservations back in November 2019, though at the time would-be buyers didn't quite know what they were signing up for.

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Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel and ConceptD 700 PC pair style with speed

Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel and ConceptD 700 PC pair style with speed

Acer's Creator PC range is getting two new additions at CES 2020, with the Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel notebook and ConceptD 700 workstation promising beefy Intel chips, NVIDIA graphics, and eye-catching designs. First announced in April 2019, the ConceptD line-up targets designers, engineers, and other creators, particularly those who might typically head straight to their nearest Apple Store when they need a new machine.

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Acer Predator gaming monitors include 1440 nits X32 and 300Hz notebook tease

Acer Predator gaming monitors include 1440 nits X32 and 300Hz notebook tease

Acer has a trio of new Predator gaming monitors, and if you've been holding off upgrading until things like HDR, massive curved panels, and OLED arrive, now may be the time to raid your bank account. The Acer Predator X32, Predator X38, and Predator CG552K make their debut at CES 2020 this week, with sizes all the way up to a whopping 55-inches. Meanwhile, there's a tease of a new laptop notebook display that is already shaping up to wow.

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Samsung Unpacked 2020 confirmed: Galaxy S11/S20 and Fold 2 predicted

Samsung Unpacked 2020 confirmed: Galaxy S11/S20 and Fold 2 predicted

Samsung has confirmed that its Unpacked 2020 event will take place on February 11, with both the flagship Galaxy S20 - aka the Galaxy S11 - and a new foldable phone expected to headline. The event will take place in San Francisco, CA, and mark the first high-profile phone launch of the new year.

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Kohler put Alexa in your showerhead and gave your toilet an app

Kohler put Alexa in your showerhead and gave your toilet an app

Are you ready for the brave new world of Digital Showering? Kohler certainly hopes so, the bathroom company continuing its geek-upgrade with a new showerhead with Amazon Alexa baked in, a smarter toilet with touch-free flush, and a shower system that looks more like a Star Trek prop. Getting wet has never been so exciting.

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Lenovo ThinkSmart View gives Microsoft Teams video calls a dedicated screen

Lenovo ThinkSmart View gives Microsoft Teams video calls a dedicated screen

Lenovo has added a standalone video conferencing device to its range, the ThinkSmart View, giving Microsoft Teams calls a dedicated screen alongside your PC or laptop. The new smart display has an 8-inch touchscreen along with an integrated camera, microphone, and speakers.

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Lenovo Creator line adds Yoga 2-in-1, two displays and a desktop PC

Lenovo Creator line adds Yoga 2-in-1, two displays and a desktop PC

Lenovo's media-centric Creator range is getting five new additions at CES 2020, with two notebooks, a pair of displays, and a desktop PC all being added to the line-up. Featuring 10th Gen Intel Core processors, NVIDIA graphics, and USB-C connectivity, the new Windows 10 models also use Lenovo's Q-Control system for better power management without overheating or putting too much of a hit on battery life.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M90a AiO and Creator Extreme display lead CES 2020 desktops

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90a AiO and Creator Extreme display lead CES 2020 desktops

Lenovo is making a big play for your desktop, with a new ThinkCentre M90a All-in-One and a bevy of displays for CES 2020, including the promising new ThinkVision Creator Extreme. The new Windows 10 all-in-one offers a host of privacy features to go along with its discrete GPU, while the new ThinkVision monitors include features like docking stations and curved LCD panels.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 8 and X1 Yoga 5 see icons upgraded

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 8 and X1 Yoga 5 see icons upgraded

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 range has rightly captured a place in the heart of many a road-warrior, so consider us excited to see the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga get a CES 2020 refresh. Keeping fan-favorites like the MIL-SPEC hardware and iconic ThinkPad keyboard, the 2020 ThinkPad X1 duo will be part of Intel Project Athena and feature the chip-maker's 10th Gen Core processors.

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