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.

The Gmail right-click menu is getting supercharged

The Gmail right-click menu is getting supercharged

Gmail in the browser is about to get even more flexible, with Google adding new right-click menu options to its email UI. The update is designed to make those whose email lives still remain in the browser more straightforward, with Google promising it'll begin rolling out from today.

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WiTricity bought Qualcomm’s wireless car charging tech to cut the EV cord

WiTricity bought Qualcomm’s wireless car charging tech to cut the EV cord

Wireless car charing could finally be nearing the mainstream, giving EV drivers an alternative to remembering to plug in every time they pull up at home or at work. WiTricity has inked a deal to acquire Qualcomm's Halo technology, the wireless charging system that makes topping up an EV as straightforward as parking on top of a special pad.

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2020 Alpina B7 gives new BMW 7 Series the M7 it deserves

2020 Alpina B7 gives new BMW 7 Series the M7 it deserves

Few would turn their noses up at a BMW 7 Series, but for those in the know it's the new 2020 Alpina B7 that has heads turning. Alpina may not be a household name, but the company's handiwork turning mainstream BMW cars into sports-focused specials means the new 2020 B7 is worth paying attention to.

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A OnePlus 5G phone will be revealed in just a few weeks time

A OnePlus 5G phone will be revealed in just a few weeks time

OnePlus has confirmed that it will be bringing a 5G smartphone to Mobile World Congress 2019, though don't expect it to go up for sale. The new device will be the OnePlus 5G prototype, the company says of its MWC showing, highlighting how it believes the next-generation wireless technology will be used.

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2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road gives compact SUV a rally makeover

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road gives compact SUV a rally makeover

The Toyota Racing Development team continues to have its way with the automaker's SUVs, and now it's the turn of the new 2020 RAV4 to get the rally-inspired treatment. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road takes the fifth-gen compact SUV and gives it an even more rugged makeover, as previewed at the Chicago Auto Show 2019 this week.

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2020 Toyota Tacoma gets tech upgrade plus Army Green TRD Pro

2020 Toyota Tacoma gets tech upgrade plus Army Green TRD Pro

America's best-selling midsize pickup just got a revamp, with the 2020 Toyota Tacoma getting new tech, new comfort features, and bolder styling. Revealed at the Chicago Auto Show 2019 today, the refreshed 2020 Tacoma certainly isn't short on options and trims: in fact, there are more than 30 different configurations in total.

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2020 Ranger Rover Evoque gets US price and release date

2020 Ranger Rover Evoque gets US price and release date

Land Rover has confirmed US launch details for the 2020 Range Rover Evoque, which makes its North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show 2019. The smallest of the automaker's luxury SUVs, the 2020 Evoque will offer two engines in the US - including an all-new mild-hybrid - and kick off at $42,650.

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2020 Subaru Legacy wields 260hp turbo and huge touchscreen dash

2020 Subaru Legacy wields 260hp turbo and huge touchscreen dash

The 2020 Subaru Legacy has had its big reveal in Chicago today, and it promises more refinement, more power, and more tech in this, its seventh generation. Packing Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as standard, the 2020 Legacy sedan also offers up to 260 horsepower and standard EyeSight driver assistance technology.

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Toyota Android Auto support finally arrives on these models

Toyota Android Auto support finally arrives on these models

It's taken a bizarrely long length of time, but Toyota is finally adding Android Auto to its cars and trucks - assuming you have the right model, that is. The automaker made the quiet announcement alongside the far more brash reveal of the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro at the Chicago Auto Show today, with the new utility being among the first to feature Google's smartphone projection interface.

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI packs Golf GTI tech into sports sedan

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI packs Golf GTI tech into sports sedan

Volkswagen has revealed the 2019 Jetta GLI, wrapping the 2.0-liter TSI engine of the Golf GTI in a performance sedan body. Making its debut at the Chicago Auto Show 2019 today, the new GLI packs 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, along with tapping into tech from both the GTI and the Golf R.

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2019 Cadillac XT5 Sport Edition gives luxe SUV darker style

2019 Cadillac XT5 Sport Edition gives luxe SUV darker style

Cadillac is giving its XT5 SUV a limited-edition styling update, with the 2019 XT5 Sport Package showing how the luxury crossover can be more aggressive. Making its debut at the Chicago Auto Show 2019, the special version follows on from the XT4 and XT6 Sport packages.

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This Lagonda All-Terrain SUV will head Aston Martin’s luxury EV roadmap

This Lagonda All-Terrain SUV will head Aston Martin’s luxury EV roadmap

Get ready for an all-electric, super-luxury SUV with some serious British heritage, as Aston Martin promises a reveal of the off-roader that will relaunch its Lagonda nameplate. The new Lagonda All-Terrain Concept will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 early next month, and while it's not the first concept car from the rebooted automaker, it is top of the list for production vehicles.

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