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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

You can't say Samsung's Galaxy Note brand isn't resilient: even explosions and costly recalls couldn't dampen enthusiasm for the new Note 8. Phablet fans are dedicated, though, especially those who demand stylus support too, which means the Note 8 arrives with an audience of eager buyers waiting to open their wallets. Problem is, 2017 isn't short on great phones: there's a new iPhone waiting in the wings, strong competition from LG and HTC, and even Samsung's own Galaxy S8+ is edging in on what would, traditionally, have been Note territory. It begs the question... did Samsung do the right thing, bringing the Note 8 back from the grave?

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Jaguar’s AI steering wheel is a gateway to self-driving rideshares

Jaguar’s AI steering wheel is a gateway to self-driving rideshares

As the car of the future - and the ownership model to go with it - approaches, Jaguar is setting out a vision of a smart steering wheel that doesn't even live in your garage. The automaker is outlining its concept at Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest, a new event intended to explore the cutting edge in transportation, including self-driving vehicles, on-demand ridesharing, and more. First up? Much cleverer controls.

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SlashGear’s Best of IFA 2017

SlashGear’s Best of IFA 2017

If there's one thing you can say about IFA 2017, it's that the European uber-show isn't short on new products. Every year manufacturers bring the best TVs, phones, laptops, and more - along with more refrigerators, ovens, and robots than you could imagine - to demonstrate that, when it comes to consumer tech, CES certainly isn't the be-all and end-all. Here, then, is SlashGear's best of IFA 2017.

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As iPhone 8 notch nears, Sharp makes its odd display pitch

As iPhone 8 notch nears, Sharp makes its odd display pitch

The iPhone 8 may have its notch, and the Essential Phone its front camera cut-out, but Sharp is exploring some seriously unusual shapes for its latest panels. The company brought its latest IGZO free-form displays along to IFA 2017 to demonstrate that, at this point, square is pretty passé. Targeting mobile devices, smart home gadgets, and car dashboards, the new screens promise tiny bezels along with their odd shapes.

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Sony’s RX0 has DJI in its sights as well as GoPro

Sony’s RX0 has DJI in its sights as well as GoPro

The action camera space might seem crowded right now, not to mention commoditized, but Sony believes it has something sufficiently different. That's the promise of high-end optics in a segment more commonly associated with ruggedness and ease of use, with Sony partnering up with Zeiss for the lenses on its new RX0 camera. However, it's not only GoPro that should be worried.

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Sony’s smart speaker has a low-tech feature they all should have

Sony’s smart speaker has a low-tech feature they all should have

Sometimes the very simplest features are those you come to appreciate most of all. Sony clearly got that memo, anyway, hence the one basic piece of tech on its new LF-S50G smart speaker which, though not as clever as the Google Assistant, still elevates the gadget above its increasingly numerous rivals. That advantage? A clock.

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Moto X4 hands-on: Alexa and dual-cameras for the midrange

Moto X4 hands-on: Alexa and dual-cameras for the midrange

Motorola has a new midrange Android phone it wants to pitch you, the Moto X4, announced today at IFA 2017. Well-leaked in recent weeks, the Moto X4 resurrects the X Series that was once the smartphone-maker's flagship line, but which has since been eclipsed by the Z Series. The big question is, where exactly does the Moto X4 fit into Motorola's overall line-up?

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Lenovo Yoga 720 12″ and Miix 520 get IFA 2017 upgrades

Lenovo Yoga 720 12″ and Miix 520 get IFA 2017 upgrades

Lenovo is giving its midrange convertible Yoga notebook and Miix 2-in-1 tablet an upgrade. New processors, Windows Ink support, and USB Type-C have all been added, while battery life is up, too. Read on for all the details of Lenovo's new machines.

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Lenovo Yoga 920 hands-on: Thunderbolt 3, 8th Gen Core i7, more

Lenovo Yoga 920 hands-on: Thunderbolt 3, 8th Gen Core i7, more

Lenovo's flagship Yoga 920 is getting an upgrade, with the 2-in-1 hybrid getting a processor upgrade and a refined design. Revealed at IFA 2017 this week, the 2017 Yoga 920 packs a 13-inch display with up to 4K graphics, along with up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. However, fan-favorite elements like the watchband hinge remain.

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The Moto X4 streams to 4 Bluetooth devices: Here’s how

The Moto X4 streams to 4 Bluetooth devices: Here’s how

The Moto X4 has plenty of features, but the most interesting might be an enhancement of a wireless technology we now take for granted: Bluetooth. Motorola's new smartphone is the first to launch with the Tempow Audio Profile (TAP), allowing the Moto X4 to stream audio to up to four Bluetooth devices simultaneously. For instance, you can take along a bag full of Bluetooth speakers to the beach, and set up an impromptu concert.

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Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset hands-on

Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset hands-on

Microsoft is betting big on Windows Mixed Reality, and Lenovo is hoping to ride that headset rollercoaster with the Lenovo Explorer. Its first headset to take advantage of the virtual and augmented reality technology Microsoft will bake into the Windows Fall Creators Update, the Explorer is making its official debut at IFA 2017 this week.

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Lenovo Home Assistant adds Alexa to Tab 4 smart speaker

Lenovo Home Assistant adds Alexa to Tab 4 smart speaker

Lenovo has a new use for the Tab 4 Android tablet on your coffee table, with the Lenovo Home Assistant turning it into an Alexa-powered smart speaker. Unveiled at IFA 2017 today, the new speaker accessory acts as a docking station for the Tab 4 8, Tab 4 8 Plus, Tab 4 10, and Tab 4 10 Plus that Lenovo launched a few months back at Mobile World Congress.

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