Author Archives: Chris Davies

Writing for R3 Media 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.

2020 VW Passat gets sleek styling and tech upgrade

2020 VW Passat gets sleek styling and tech upgrade

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat has made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show 2019, with more power, more style, and a focus on value. Although a mainstay of VW's range, nobody has ever described the Passat as dramatic, something this 2020 Passat aims to change.

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2020 Toyota Supra official: First-look at an icon reborn

2020 Toyota Supra official: First-look at an icon reborn

After all the teasing, the leaks, the speculation, and the controversy, the 2020 Toyota Supra is here. Making its world debut at the Detroit Auto Show 2019, the all-new Supra marks the return of an iconic nameplate and an aggressive collaboration between Toyota and BMW. It also promises to be the first Toyota in some time that you'll really, really want to drive.

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Familiar SUV style hides the 2020 Cadillac XT6’s big secret

Familiar SUV style hides the 2020 Cadillac XT6’s big secret

Cadillac knows how to make a big, appealing SUV, and it's hoping the perennial allure of the Escalade rubs off on the 2020 XT6 too. Revealed at the Detroit Auto Show 2019 this week, the new three-row SUV has a clear focus. Give families who want more seats without sacrificing premium features an option that's just plain easier to park.

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2020 Ford Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid bring power and electric to Detroit

2020 Ford Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid bring power and electric to Detroit

Ford promised a whole family of 2020 Explorer versions, spanning fuel-efficiency through to performance, and sure enough here come the 2020 Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid to seal that deal. Unveiled this week at the Detroit Auto Show 2019, the two new SUVs demonstrate the wide scope Ford has with the all-new Escape, now in its sixth generation.

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2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is a 700+ horsepower supercar-killer

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is a 700+ horsepower supercar-killer

The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most powerful street-legal Ford ever, and if that's not enough to turn your head we're not sure what is. Packing more than 700 horsepower as it roars its way into the Detroit Auto Show 2019 today, the supercharged coupe is expected to deliver a mid-three-second 0-60 mph time.

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2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition gives luxury coupe real bite

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition gives luxury coupe real bite

There are changes afoot for the 2020 Lexus RC F, with the automaker's handsome luxury GT not only honing its performance but gaining a 2020 RC F Track Edition sibling, too. Making their debut at the Detroit Auto Show 2019 this week, the pair of cars give Lexus' F brand a little extra for the new model year.

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This is the first Cadillac EV

This is the first Cadillac EV

Cadillac is GM's figurehead for its electric revolution, and the automaker has wasted no time in previewing just what we can expect from the first pure EV from the brand. Revealed as the Detroit Auto Show 2019 begins to throw open its doors and preview the year's shiniest sheet metal, the as-yet-unnamed Cadillac EV is certainly a looker.

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2020 Cadillac XT6 3-row SUV gives Escalade a smaller luxe sibling

2020 Cadillac XT6 3-row SUV gives Escalade a smaller luxe sibling

Big changes were promised for Cadillac, and the automaker has wasted no time in unveiling the 2020 XT6, its all-new three-row crossover SUV. Arriving on the eve of the Detroit Auto Show 2019, the new XT6 adds a fresh nameplate to Cadillac's XT-range of SUVs and crossovers.

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This Fallout 76 developer room secret is getting players banned

This Fallout 76 developer room secret is getting players banned

Some days it seems like there are more ways to get banned from Fallout 76 than to actually play it, but this latest one is a real treat. Players of Bethesda's still-controversial online RPG have discovered a secret developer room, containing - among other things - just about every item you'd hope to find in the game itself.

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This is GM’s fix for EV charging headaches

This is GM’s fix for EV charging headaches

GM is building a simpler way to charge its electric cars, cutting through the confusion of multiple charging networks. What the automaker isn't going to do is echo Tesla or Volkswagen-owned Electrify America and build a charger network of its own. Instead, GM plans to integrate its vehicles and its services more tightly with existing third-party charging infrastructure.

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The 2019 iPhone could have more useful wireless than 5G

The 2019 iPhone could have more useful wireless than 5G

The 2019 iPhone may not have 5G, but Apple could instead adopt another cutting-edge wireless technology for its flagship smartphones. Although the next-generation iPhones are still several quarters away - and Apple remains at the center of controversy around whether its handsets are too expensive - rumors about the specifications of the 2019 iPhones have already begun.

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Meta joins the ranks of failed AR headset-makers

Meta joins the ranks of failed AR headset-makers

Augmented Reality headset-maker Meta has shut up shop, as the multi-million dollar startup found itself pinched between a patent lawsuit and an asset selloff. The company first made headlines back in 2013, with its Meta 1 AR headset promising gesture controlled virtual computing.

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