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.


Logitech is getting roasted for blindsiding angry users

Logitech is getting roasted for blindsiding angry users

Logitech finds itself facing a user revolt, with the news that it's unexpectedly killing off the Harmony Link in just a few months time. Owners of the box, which promised to replace up to eight remote controls for AV equipment like TVs, Blu-ray players, and more, were informed today that, as of March 2018, their system would stop working. Unsurprisingly, they're not particularly pleased with Logitech right now.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler strikes a rugged tech balance

2018 Jeep Wrangler strikes a rugged tech balance

Rebooting an icon is a tricky business, and while the 2018 Jeep Wrangler's off-road abilities might be solid, there's no telling whether Fiat Chrysler can successfully navigate demanding fans. Jeep's all-new, next-generation 2018 Wrangler has a lot riding on it, as FCA attempts to strike a balance between what made the original such an enduring success, and today's world of emissions standards and demands for refinement.

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5 things to consider before buying Amazon’s Cloud Cam

5 things to consider before buying Amazon’s Cloud Cam

A connected camera is often the first place people experience the smart home, and the new Amazon' Cloud Cam wants to be the lens that's watching your rooms. Available from today, the $119.99 WiFi security camera promises easy setup, 1080p video both day and night, and handy extras like person detection and two-way audio. Still, it's not the first to the WiFi camera market, so is the Cloud Cam the best option today? Read on for five things to keep in mind.

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The best Note 8 is finally coming to the US

The best Note 8 is finally coming to the US

For the past few years, Samsung has been giving its fans in the US a pretty raw deal. Sure, the company isn't being stingy in offering its best smartphones - like this year's Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 - on all of the US carriers. Problem is, Samsung has been saving the best colors for foreign shores. Now, that's changing.

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Vespa Elettrica electric scooter offers retro looks and 62 mile range

Vespa Elettrica electric scooter offers retro looks and 62 mile range

Vespa turned heads last year when it revealed its first electric scooter project, the Vespa Elettrica, and now we're finding out more about the zero-emissions urban ride. The storied Italian marque has been showing off the scooter at the International Cycle and Motorcycle Show this week, promising better performance than what you'd get from a traditional, gas-powered 50cc scooter.

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Panasonic LUMIX G9 puts GH5 talents to still use

Panasonic LUMIX G9 puts GH5 talents to still use

Panasonic has a new flagship camera for its line-up, the Panasonic LUMIX G9, promising 20.3-megapixel photos and a hefty 80-megapixel High Resolution mode. The new LUMIX G9 takes on Sony's recent Alpha series announcements, with a weather-proof body and "dramatically improved" image stabilization built in. That means plenty borrowed from the LUMIX GH5, only with an emphasis on still photography.

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Amazon Cloud Cam Review: Alexa will see you now

Amazon Cloud Cam Review: Alexa will see you now

Alexa is already listening to you, but now the Amazon Cloud Cam wants to watch you, too. The retailer's first connected security camera may not be the first to market, but it does offer some competitive cloud storage pricing and is an integral part of Amazon Key. Question is, with heavyweights like Nest already well associated with the smart security space, can the Amazon Cloud Cam hold up to scrutiny?

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Waymo driverless taxis in pipeline as safety driver ditched

Waymo driverless taxis in pipeline as safety driver ditched

Waymo is beginning completely driver-free testing of its autonomous cars, removing the safety human ahead of a new Waymo driverless service launching. The company announced the move today, after more than eight years of trials on public roads. Until now, those trials have always seen a backup driver ready to take over at the wheel, should something go awry.

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Review: Really trucking good

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Review: Really trucking good

The impractical is often entertaining, and little is greater evidence of that fact than Ford's F-150 Raptor. The performance truck dropped jaws back in 2010 with its first generation, and then kept mouths gaping ever since with its combination of America's best selling pickup and more horsepower in each subsequent generation. If you think that makes it misunderstood, you're not wrong.

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5 crazy facts about Lamborghini’s outrageous electric supercar

5 crazy facts about Lamborghini’s outrageous electric supercar

Lamborghini may be embracing the electric car, but as you might expect the Terzo Millennio is about as far away from a Prius as you could imagine. The concept was revealed this week, as the famed Italian automaker begins collaborating with MIT on innovative super-capacitor batteries, bodywork that can store electricity, and carbon fiber monocoques capable of self-healing. Read on for five things that help make the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio special.

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The iPhone X has the best smartphone display around

The iPhone X has the best smartphone display around

With all the attention on OLED screens lately, all eyes - no pun intended - have been on the iPhone X's first use of the technology. While the early feedback from reviewers has been glowing, it's now time for the panel experts to weigh in, and if you're Apple the news is good. Turns out, Samsung Display has made the iPhone X a very good screen.

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Lamborghini Terzo Millennio: The raging bull goes electric

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio: The raging bull goes electric

Blasphemy. That's what some would call it: the so-called purists, asked to consider an electric super sports car with the Lamborghini badge. And yet, at a time when EVs are drag-racing gas powered exotica and winning, and when "eco" absolutely need not be a synonym for "dull," perhaps it's time for a more open mind. Meet the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio, the Lamborghini for the third millennium.

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