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.

Google Pixelbook Windows 10 certification could be coming

Google Pixelbook Windows 10 certification could be coming

Google could be working on Windows 10 for Pixelbook support, with the Chromebook getting official compatibility with Microsoft's OS. Launched late last year, the Pixelbook is Google's latest Chrome OS notebook but, though the initial response was generally positive, some insisted it was a missed opportunity too.

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EA gives Battlefield 5 women backlash a blunt ultimatum

EA gives Battlefield 5 women backlash a blunt ultimatum

Vocal gamers who aren't happy with women being included in Battlefield V have an easy solution, EA's chief design officer has said, but they might not like it even more. Electronic Arts showed off the latest installment in the Battlefield franchise back in late May, and the controversy around its decision to include women on the battlefield has persisted all the way to E3 2018 this week.

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Next-gen Xbox “Scarlet” said to be gaming device family

Next-gen Xbox “Scarlet” said to be gaming device family

The next-gen Xbox will be a family of new consoles, not just a single successor to the Xbox One X, as the rumor mill works its magic as the backdrop to E3 2018. Although Microsoft launched a new Xbox only last year, work is unsurprisingly underway on its replacement, with an aggressive roadmap for just when we could see fresh gaming hardware hit shelves.

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HoloLens 2 tipped for Q1 2019: Cheaper, Lighter, and broader AR

HoloLens 2 tipped for Q1 2019: Cheaper, Lighter, and broader AR

The new HoloLens is on track for a Q1 2019 release, new leaks have suggested, as Microsoft prepares to skip a generation with its augmented reality headset. The company has been dropping hints about what we can expect from "HoloLens 2" for some months now, as it tries to avoid the mistakes it made in smartphones in the coming age of AR and VR.

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Keurig’s K-Cafe promises espresso-strong coffee from regular pods

Keurig’s K-Cafe promises espresso-strong coffee from regular pods

Keurig's pod coffee may be controversial, but there's no denying it's convenient, and now there's a new K-Café coffee machine for espresso-style drinks. Promising a stronger cup than usual, along with the ability to make lattes and cappuccinos, the new machines don't also require you to change your pods of choice.

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Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo may have spun Polestar out as its electrified sports car brand for the future, but it's still looking to the EV experts to give its core model range a performance boost. The automaker has confirmed that the new Volvo 60 Series will be available in a Polestar Engineered form, with its hybrid drivetrain given a more aggressive twist.

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Ring Alarm preorders open for DIY smart security with a twist

Ring Alarm preorders open for DIY smart security with a twist

Ring's take on the DIY home security system, Ring Alarm, is up for preorder, promising the unusual combo of professional monitoring without demanding professional installation. Ring Alarm was announced as Ring Protect back in October last year, but sales were held up after a legal battle.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P52 is a VR-friendly 15-inch beast

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 is a VR-friendly 15-inch beast

Lenovo has a new VR-Ready certified notebook, and while the ThinkPad P52 mobile workstation may not look much different from its ThinkPad siblings, there's a whole lot going on under the hood. The 15-inch notebook is targeted at mobile workers who need more GPU grunt for their everyday tasks, including AR and VR content creation.

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Aston Martin Rapide AMR gives 580hp four-door a racing makeover

Aston Martin Rapide AMR gives 580hp four-door a racing makeover

Aston Martin has given its four-door coupe a 580 horsepower makeover, with the Rapide AMR giving Porsche, Mercedes-AMG, and others some serious side-eye. The production version of the Rapide AMR concept shown off at the Geneva Motor Show last year, it's an even faster twist on Aston Martin's handsome four-seater.

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Byton K-Byte Concept sees driverless luxury on the road by 2021

Byton K-Byte Concept sees driverless luxury on the road by 2021

Byton impressed us at CES 2018 with its concept SUV, and now it's hoping to do the same with its autonomous luxury sedan, the Byton K-Byte Concept. Unveiled this week as a potential future challenger to luxe segment mainstays like Mercedes-Benz's S-Class and BMW's 7 Series, the K-Byte note only represents a Chinese twist on high-end transportation, but one which can - at least some of the time - replace the driver.

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This zombie-filled “Holodeck” VR game is unexpectedly addictive

This zombie-filled “Holodeck” VR game is unexpectedly addictive

If the Star Trek Holodeck is the virtual reality dream, then Sandbox VR has got closer than most. Opening in new pop-up locations in San Mateo, CA, as well as other US cities, ahead of fixed centers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, it's a tried-and-tested group VR experience that has already seen success in Asia. Now, it's hoping to bring that experience to the US.

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The 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 just went extra-hardcore

The 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 just went extra-hardcore

Ford may be riding high on the global sales success of the Mustang, but that doesn’t mean it’s not high time for a new 2019 Shelby GT350. Latest car to wear the storied nameplate, the new Mustang Shelby GT350 borrows liberally from the upcoming GT500, including the car’s fiendishly clever aerodynamics.

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