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.

Mars 2020 rover gets its impressive robotic arm

Mars 2020 rover gets its impressive robotic arm

The Mars 2020 rover has gained its robotic arm, with NASA fitting the SUV-sized robotic explorer with the primary tool with which it will perform experiments on the red planet. The new milestone comes shortly after the rover was shod with its six wheels for the first time, as the countdown to its 2020 launch nears.

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Mac Pro production returns to China as Trump-Apple showdown tipped

Mac Pro production returns to China as Trump-Apple showdown tipped

Apple's much-vaunted US production of the last-generation Mac Pro won't continue with the new "cheese grater" model, it's been reported, despite increasing political pressure for American tech companies to shift manufacturing out of China. The Cupertino firm made headlines back in 2013 with its willingness to prioritize American production of the cylindrical Mac Pro, despite the costs involved.

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 price confirmed for supercar-shamer

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 price confirmed for supercar-shamer

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been prematurely priced up, with the 760 horsepower coupe promising to embarrass supercars at a fraction of their cost. The automaker has been teasing us with Shelby GT500 details since the car was unveiled back in January, most recently by detailing just how much power would be squeezed from its 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine.

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NASA restored Apollo 11 Mission Control and the detail is incredible

NASA restored Apollo 11 Mission Control and the detail is incredible

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, NASA has restored the Mission Control Center responsible for shepherding Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the lunar surface. Named a National Historic Landmark back in 1985, the facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has been painstakingly returned to how it would have looked five decades ago, when space fervor was at its height.

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I’m glad Jony Ive is leaving Apple

I’m glad Jony Ive is leaving Apple

Jony Ive is leaving Apple, and while change may be scary, I think it's time. The famous British designer has spent more than 25 years at Apple, shepherding through the aesthetic of products as iconic as the original iMac, the iPhone, and the iPod. Now, he's stepping away to start his own studio, LoveFrom.

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2019 Lincoln Nautilus Review: American luxury is an inexact science

2019 Lincoln Nautilus Review: American luxury is an inexact science

Whoever sent out the memo that modern crossovers needed to be sporty clearly left Lincoln off the list, but that's no great problem when it comes to the 2019 Nautilus. Slotting in as the automaker's midsize luxury option in the ever-popular crossover segment, the Nautilus promises to coax more style and more relaxation out of the refreshed second-generation MKX.

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Traeger Pro 780 Review: Why your next pellet grill needs WiFi

Traeger Pro 780 Review: Why your next pellet grill needs WiFi

Being a pit-master is a serious business, sweating over a smoker, tending its coals, and coaxing delicious flavors from hunks of meat after hours of careful cooking. It almost makes the Traeger Pro 780 feel a little blasphemous, in fact: the combination of picking from a range of tested recipes, dialing in a temperature, and then tracking it all from an app on your phone via WiFi could be accused of being too foolproof to be authentic.

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2020 Chrysler Voyager is a budget minivan with Pacifica roots

2020 Chrysler Voyager is a budget minivan with Pacifica roots

Chrysler is rebooting a classic name, with the 2020 Chrysler Voyager promising cheaper versions of the Pacifica minivan. Set to go on sale later in the year, the new 2020 Voyager returns a nameplate to forecourts that hadn't been seen in the US since 2003.

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Your next Lyft could now be a Waymo autonomous car

Your next Lyft could now be a Waymo autonomous car

Waymo is starting its slow autonomous drive into existing ride-hailing services, with a partnership with Lyft seeing some users of the service offered self-driving minivans for their journey. The collaboration builds on Waymo's existing pilot scheme for Waymo One, the autonomous ride-hailing service it has been offering since late last year.

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Philips Hue Bluetooth bulbs bypass the hub

Philips Hue Bluetooth bulbs bypass the hub

Philips Hue bulbs are getting a Bluetooth upgrade, opening the door to easier installation without requiring a hub. One of the earliest smart bulbs on the market, Hue's new bulbs have so far used Zigbee for mesh networking, a system which has both strengths and drawbacks.

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Apple’s ARM Mac plans just got a huge talent boost

Apple’s ARM Mac plans just got a huge talent boost

Apple quietly added one of Arm's top chip engineers to its ranks earlier this year, fueling talk that the Cupertino company plans to expand its silicon design expertise to the processors inside MacBooks and other computers. Rumors that Apple is looking to oust Intel chips from at least some of its upcoming hardware have been long-standing within the tech world, as the company refines the processors it designs for the iPhone and iPad.

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This is BMW’s vision of tomorrow’s electric motorcycle

This is BMW’s vision of tomorrow’s electric motorcycle

BMW has revealed its vision of the future of the electric motorcycle, with the BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster promising enough heritage to keep long-time fans onboard, but with all the green tech to coax in new riders. The vision of the future of the iconic 2-cylinder boxer engine was shown off in Munich this week.

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