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.

Android scores huge infotainment win with world’s biggest auto alliance

Android scores huge infotainment win with world’s biggest auto alliance

Google's Android will power the new infotainment systems of Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi cars, with the huge automaker alliance announcing the huge deal today. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is the world's largest automotive group, collectively responsible for 10.6 million vehicle sales last year.

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iPhone Xs and Xs Max review roundup: Definitely an “S” year

iPhone Xs and Xs Max review roundup: Definitely an “S” year

The first iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max reviews are out, and it's a mixed affair when it comes to Apple's 2018 flagships. The pair of smartphones pick up the baton of last year's aesthetic-upending iPhone X and then run with it much faster, courtesy of the new Apple A12 Bionic processor, while the iPhone Xs Max offers the largest smartphone screen so far in the company's line-up.

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Withings Steel HR Sport puts fitness tech in a sleek analog design

Withings Steel HR Sport puts fitness tech in a sleek analog design

Withings is back to being independent, and the smartwatch company is celebrating post-Nokia liberation with the new Steel HR Sport. A fitness-tracking smartwatch that you could mistake, at first glance, for a high-end analog timepiece, it takes inspiration from the first Withings Activité, launched back in 2014.

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2019 Audi e-tron official: Luxury electric SUV gets priced for US release

2019 Audi e-tron official: Luxury electric SUV gets priced for US release

The electric SUV space is about to get crowded, with the 2019 Audi e-tron making its official debut in production form. Revealed in San Francisco, CA today, the all-electric five-seater promises the luxury and gadgetry you'd expect from an Audi, but with the green performance of an EV. Of course, there's one big question we have ahead of 2019 e-tron sales in mid-2019.

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Alexa goes native in 2019 Audi e-tron EV’s dashboard

Alexa goes native in 2019 Audi e-tron EV’s dashboard

Alexa is hitching a ride in Audi's upcoming 2019 e-tron, with the electric SUV the first of the automaker's cars that will feature Amazon's assistant. The news makes Audi one of a number of high-profile automakers which have baked Alexa integration into the dashboard.

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Porsche Electric Pit Stop sees faster, smarter EV charging

Porsche Electric Pit Stop sees faster, smarter EV charging

If electric performance cars are to work, fast charging needs to be more flexible and more prevalent, and Porsche believes it's found the answer. Dubbed the Porsche "electric pit stop," it's a charging system built up of modular blocks that can adapt more readily to existing infrastructure, space constraints, and how many cars it might be expected to deal with.

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2019 Subaru BRZ Series.Gray leads punchy coupe into new model year

2019 Subaru BRZ Series.Gray leads punchy coupe into new model year

Subaru has priced up the 2019 BRZ, including revealing aa new, limited edition version of the punchy little sports coupe. Headed to dealerships this fall, the 2019 BRZ climbs $200 over the last model year, though Subaru has upgraded the cabin tech to salve the increase.

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Mercedes SoundHound-powered dashboard may actually be worth talking to

Mercedes SoundHound-powered dashboard may actually be worth talking to

Mercedes' new in-car AI may actually be worth conversing with, as the automaker promises a far more capable voice recognition system in its upcoming models. MBUX, the new Mercedes-Benz User Experience, will make its US debut in the 2019 A-Class Sedan, but though the car may be an entry-level model, the technology will not.

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Apple’s 3D Touch was doomed from the start

Apple’s 3D Touch was doomed from the start

3D Touch was meant to unlock a new level of interaction with our iPhones: instead, it just added to the confusion. Now, with the iPhone XR arriving without Apple's pressure-sensitive screens, it looks like the technology is finally being abandoned. Then again, the writing has been on the wall for 3D Touch for some time now.

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BPA-free plastic doubts raise new health concerns

BPA-free plastic doubts raise new health concerns

BPA-free plastic may not be the health safeguard it was once believed to be, with new research indicating the risks involved in plastic bottles and food containers could be just as high as the BPA it replaced. The early study has suggested that - in mice at least - chemicals in BPA-free plastics could trigger reproductive problems.

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Chrome is adding Touch ID and fingerprint sensor support for web apps

Chrome is adding Touch ID and fingerprint sensor support for web apps

Google is adding fingerprint authentication to Chrome, with the latest beta of the browser able to tap into biometric sensors like Touch ID on Apple's MacBook Pro. Chrome 70, which was released in the beta channel this week, will allow websites to use fingerprints to authenticate users looking to log-in and more.

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Master & Dynamic MW07 promise audiophile-pleasing true wireless

Master & Dynamic MW07 promise audiophile-pleasing true wireless

Truly wireless earbuds took a while to get here but now we're seeing options at just about every price point, with Master & Dynamic bringing a new option for audiophiles who hate cables. The new Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless Earphones combine the headphone-maker's Beryllium drivers with some eye-catching design for a handsome AirPods alternative.

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