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.

Zoom CEO responds: What happens next for hit video calling app

Zoom CEO responds: What happens next for hit video calling app

Zoom may have seen explosive growth during the coronavirus pandemic, but the video conferencing service has also run into its fair share of controversy, as "Zoombombing" hijacks and questionable security and privacy decisions surface amid millions of new users. Now, Zoom founder and CEO Eric S. Yuan has responded to the criticism, setting out just what the unexpected hit app plans to do to fix it.

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MSI GS66 Stealth, GE Raider and Creator 17 add 10th Gen Intel H-Series CPUs

MSI GS66 Stealth, GE Raider and Creator 17 add 10th Gen Intel H-Series CPUs

MSI has given its performance notebook range a 10th Gen Intel Core upgrade, slotting the new H-Series processors into its GS66 Stealth, GE66 Raider, and Creator 17 laptops. Two of the three can be had with up to Intel's new Core i9-10980HK CPU, overclockable and with single-core Turbo Boost of up to 5.3GHz.

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Acer Predator Triton 500 and Nitro 5 gaming laptops pack new Intel Core H-Series

Acer Predator Triton 500 and Nitro 5 gaming laptops pack new Intel Core H-Series

Acer has revealed two new performance notebooks, the Predator Triton 500 and Nitro 5, each targeting gamers hungry for Intel's new 10th Gen Core H-Series processors. Headed to the US in May, the new laptops pair Intel's latest silicon with NVIDIA graphics and WiFi 6.

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Intel 10th Gen Core H-Series gets official for gaming and creator notebooks

Intel 10th Gen Core H-Series gets official for gaming and creator notebooks

It's the day performance laptop buyers have been waiting for, and Intel isn't beating around the bush: the 10th Gen Core Comet Lake-H CPUs are "the world's fastest mobile processors" the chip-maker says. Latest strike in Intel's newest generation of silicon, the 10th Gen Core i5, i7, and i9 H-Series processors are set to be found inside a host of gaming and creator-focused notebooks this year.

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Huawei chairman sweet-talks Google and warns Trump

Huawei chairman sweet-talks Google and warns Trump

Huawei may be blocked from using the full version of Android with all Google's services, but that isn't stopping the Chinese tech behemoth from hoping key Google apps phone-buyers expect will get added to its own download store. Speaking this week, Huawei execs talked about potential workarounds to the issues that are increasingly marginalizing its Android devices outside of China, while also warning that things could get nasty should Trump opt to escalate the blockade.

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90m year old Antarctic rainforest raises huge climate change question

90m year old Antarctic rainforest raises huge climate change question

Antarctica may be inhospitable ice today, but 90 million years ago it could've been home to a flourishing rainforest, new research has discovered. Published today, the study rewrites our assumptions about the polar region, and ignites new questions about how Earth's climate could change so dramatically.

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Motorola G Power and G Stylus head to budget Android shelves today

Motorola G Power and G Stylus head to budget Android shelves today

Two of Motorola's most affordable phones have arrived for preorder today, with the Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus set to arrive on various US carriers. The two new Android phones were announced in early March, and each come in at under $300.

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T-Mobile Sprint merger is complete: Here’s what to expect next

T-Mobile Sprint merger is complete: Here’s what to expect next

The T-Mobile merger with Sprint is complete, leaving John Legere has a lot more free time on his hands and subscribers awaiting the promised huge increase in 5G coverage. It brings to an end a protracted period of regulatory attention, controversy among consumer rights advocates, and big boasts from T-Mobile itself.

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Karma reveals plans to share its EV platform

Karma reveals plans to share its EV platform

Another automaker is promising an EV shortcut for companies wanting to fast-track an electrified vehicle, with Karma Automotive positioning its E-Flex Platform as the fitting basis for premium BEVs and hybrids. The architecture is the same as that which underpins the 2020 Revero GT, though don't let Karma hear you describe it as a "skateboard."

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Sony’s new Bluetooth earbuds and ANC headphones are priced for the midrange

Sony’s new Bluetooth earbuds and ANC headphones are priced for the midrange

Sony has a duo of new wireless headphones and earbuds today, and while they may not be the next-gen WH-1000XM4 that we've been eagerly awaiting, they're definitely more affordable. The Sony WF-XB700 Earbuds and WH-CH710N Noise Canceling Headphones come in at under $200, but still get features like fast-charging.

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Apple just bought weather app Dark Sky

Apple just bought weather app Dark Sky

Apple has acquired popular weather app Dark Sky, though it's bad news for those who were using the software on Android or Google Wear OS. Launched after a Kickstarter in 2011, Dark Sky promised hyper-local weather forecasts, with minute-by-minute precision for those who wanted to know exactly when they'd need an umbrella or sunblock.

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Trump EPA slashes vehicle fuel economy and pollution rules

Trump EPA slashes vehicle fuel economy and pollution rules

The EPA has finalized its new vehicle emissions regulations, completing the Trump Administration's long-sought overturning of Obama-era green standards for fuel economy. Dubbed the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule, the new standard slashes the requirements of CAFE and CO2 emissions to improve from around 5-percent each year under the old system, to 1.5-percent each year through model year 2026.

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