Author Archives: Chris Davies

Writing for SlashGear since 2006, Chris Davies is currently executive editor for SlashGear and Android Community. Based in Michigan, he's responsible for SlashGear's editorial decisions and covers all forms of consumer technology. You can follow him on Twitter.

Virgin Galactic reveals its Mach 3 jet that’ll fly faster than Concorde

Virgin Galactic reveals its Mach 3 jet that’ll fly faster than Concorde

Virgin Galactic may be busy designing its tourist spacecraft, but that hasn't stopped it from working on more high-speed transportation, in the shape of its new Mach 3 aircraft. Revealed today, the super-fast delta-wing was developed with jet engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, which previously provided the grunt to take Concorde supersonic.

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Nest and ADT team up on smarter home security installs

Nest and ADT team up on smarter home security installs

Google and monitored security firm ADT have cut a deal that will see Nest products offered by pro-installers and, over time, promise more useful alerts. As part of the agreement, described as "a long-term, strategic partnership," Google will invest $450 million into ADT.

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The first US COVID-19 exposure tracing apps using Apple and Google’s system are coming

The first US COVID-19 exposure tracing apps using Apple and Google’s system are coming

Google says the first COVID-19 contact tracing apps in the US should roll out in the next few weeks, several months after the search giant partnered with Apple on a cross-platform exposure notifications system. The technology, which the two firms offered to public health authorities, allows iOS and Android devices to securely check in with each other when within close physical distance, data which can be essential for understand coronavirus spread.

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New Ford Bronco blasts through 150,000 reservations milestone

New Ford Bronco blasts through 150,000 reservations milestone

Ford is exploring whether it can increase production of its upcoming Bronco, after hitting more reservations for the new SUV than it perhaps expected to. The pre-order books opened up for Bronco reservations earlier in July, as the iconic truck nameplate returned for a 21st century reinterpretation of the vehicle.

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NASA and SpaceX give Crew Dragon green light to return home from ISS

NASA and SpaceX give Crew Dragon green light to return home from ISS

NASA and SpaceX still intend to bring Crew Dragon Endeavour down from the International Space Station this weekend, the space agency has confirmed, despite concerns that storms might disrupt the groundbreaking flight. Endeavour - along with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley - reached the ISS at the start of June, marking a huge milestone for the SpaceX spacecraft.

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GM and EVgo plan 2,700 new fast chargers to make EVs more practical

GM and EVgo plan 2,700 new fast chargers to make EVs more practical

GM's big electric vehicle push is coming, and the automaker is cutting a deal with EVgo to install over 2,700 new fast chargers so that drivers will have somewhere to top up their batteries. The agreement will see the two companies build out DC fast charger availability in cities and suburbs primarily, focusing on potential EV drivers who might lack the infrastructure to support an electric car at home or at work.

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The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12’s wheel is a thing of track-focused beauty

The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12’s wheel is a thing of track-focused beauty

The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 may not be short of eye-catching details - a V12 engine with 830 horsepower is worthy of attention - but inside it's the race car inspired steering wheel that grabs you. Leagues away from the touchscreen-heavy dashboards of most modern cars, supercars included, the Essenza SCV12 instead focuses on giving you as little reason as possible to move your hands away from the most important control.

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OPPO Watch is the stylish new fast-charging king of Wear OS smartwatches

OPPO Watch is the stylish new fast-charging king of Wear OS smartwatches

The OPPO Watch has been officially revealed, though you'd be forgiven for having a sense of deja-vu at this Apple Watch-esque wearable. Looking a whole lot like the iPhone-only smartwatch, the OPPO Watch relies on Wear OS by Google - which means, of course, that it'll work with both iPhone and Android devices - and offers both an integrated LTE option and a super-fast charging feature.

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Niantic won’t make its own Pokemon GO smart glasses

Niantic won’t make its own Pokemon GO smart glasses

Pokemon GO developer Niantic may be creating a set of augmented reality smart glasses, but it has no intention of building them itself, the company has confirmed. Niantic had announced last December that it would be working on a set of AR glasses using Qualcomm's chipset technology, and with which games like Pokemon GO and Ingress could better integrate into the real world.

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2020 Honda Civic Type R Review – In-Your-Face Excellence

2020 Honda Civic Type R Review – In-Your-Face Excellence

America was forced to wait for the Honda Civic Type R and now, having blessed us with its official presence here, Honda seems determined to slice away any mechanical reason you might have not to buy one. At under $38k out the door, the 2020 model year may have seen the price climb a little, but the attention to detail has jumped a whole lot.

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Samsung AirDresser “cleaning wardrobe” goes on sale

Samsung AirDresser “cleaning wardrobe” goes on sale

Samsung's AirDresser, a magical cupboard intended to steam and deodorize clothes without putting them through a potentially damaging traditional wash cycle, has arrived in the US for those with the fanciest bedrooms. Resembling a tall, thin fridge, the AirDresser uses a combination of steaming and heat-pump powered drying, and Samsung says you won't even have to plumb it in.

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Cadillac Lyriq design details tease GM’s more memorable EV

Cadillac Lyriq design details tease GM’s more memorable EV

Cadillac will unveil its new Lyriq all-electric crossover SUV on August 6, but it can't apparently resist the urge to tease with new images released of the upcoming EV. The first of Cadillac's new line-up of electrified vehicles, and indeed the first of General Motors' models to use its new Ultium platform, the Lyriq promises to kick off what the automaker behemoth has promised will be 20 new electric vehicles across its brands by 2023.

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