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.

New VW Golf teases tech-savvy upgrade in 8th-gen car

New VW Golf teases tech-savvy upgrade in 8th-gen car

Volkswagen's plans for the new Golf are being kept close to the automaker's chest, but that hasn't stopped it teasing details about the high-tech dashboard update the eighth-generation Golf will bring. We're not expecting to see the new car until later in the year, though it'll arguably be the biggest shake-up to the storied nameplate in its history.

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New dementia guidelines focus on what works – and what doesn’t

New dementia guidelines focus on what works – and what doesn’t

The risk of dementia can be reduced by cutting alcohol consumption and not smoking, part of a lengthy list of proactive ways the World Health Organization has released to help avoid cognitive decline. The advice comes as the WHO reveals ominous predictions about the rate of dementia diagnosis over the next 30 years, with cases of the condition expected to surge.

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2020 McLaren GT is a 612hp replacement for your private jet

2020 McLaren GT is a 612hp replacement for your private jet

McLaren has revealed its new grand tourer, the 2020 McLaren GT, but if you were expecting a sedate highway cruiser this is a 612 horsepower reminder that the automaker doesn't do slow. The latest addition to the British sports car-maker's growing range, the McLaren GT promises to combine speed and driver engagement with the sort of comfort you'd demand were you eschewing the private jet and opting to drive across the country instead.

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DJI Osmo Action camera: A twin-screen attack on GoPro

DJI Osmo Action camera: A twin-screen attack on GoPro

DJI has revealed its first action camera, the DJI Osmo Action, wading further into GoPro territory and threatening to upstage its rival with dual color screens and more. The new camera combines dustproofing, shock proofing, and waterproofing with both a rear touchscreen and a front display for easier framing of shots.

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The highs, lows, and history of the 2020 Toyota Supra

The highs, lows, and history of the 2020 Toyota Supra

The 2020 Toyota Supra is a controversial car. Styling, drivetrain, even the very identity of the car... all have come under fire as the long-anticipated nameplate returned from Toyota's history books and headed to dealership forecourts. We've already driven the 2020 Supra and told you what to expect - read on for the need-to-know on why this particular coupe is so special, and so divisive.

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Hyundai and Rimac team on performance electric cars

Hyundai and Rimac team on performance electric cars

Hyundai and Kia will build high-performance electric cars using Rimac tech, with the South Korean automaker following Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, and other supercar makers into inking a deal with the EV specialist. Two performance electric vehicles are on the cards initially, Hyundai Motor Group and Rimac have confirmed, and we won't have long to wait for them either.

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Disney takes Hulu control: Here’s what it means to your shows

Disney takes Hulu control: Here’s what it means to your shows

Comcast is handing over full control of Hulu to Disney, a move that could have big implications for which of your favorite shows you can watch on the streaming service. The deal sees Disney take full operational control of Hulu moving forward, as well as a shuffling in the licenses to NBCUniversal shows.

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Sonos Google Assistant is here: What you need to know

Sonos Google Assistant is here: What you need to know

Sonos' Google Assistant support is finally launching today, joining Alexa on the smart speakers. It's been a long time coming, too, Sonos electing to miss its original 2018 release in favor of spending more time making sure its two voice assistants would happily co-exist on the same hardware. Now, courtesy of a free software update, we can see how that works for ourselves.

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The Moon is shrinking: Five decades on, Apollo mission data still surprising

The Moon is shrinking: Five decades on, Apollo mission data still surprising

The Moon is not only still active tectonically, but shrinking, NASA says, generating "moonquakes" as it slowly contracts. The new findings combined data from multiple Moon missions that took place nearly five decades ago with the LRO Mission, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter which is currently mapping out the surface of Earth's satellite.

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Apple can’t escape App Store antitrust lawsuit rules Supreme Court

Apple can’t escape App Store antitrust lawsuit rules Supreme Court

Apple's hopes to get an App Store antitrust lawsuit dismissed have fallen flat, with the US Supreme Court giving the go-ahead to a case alleging the iOS software download store is, indeed, a monopoly situation. The lawsuit, Apple v. Pepper, saw four iPhone owners sue the Cupertino company, arguing that the App Store allows Apple to unfairly control software prices by virtue of it being the only official place to download titles.

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2020 Toyota Supra First Drive: Reset your expectations

2020 Toyota Supra First Drive: Reset your expectations

The 2020 Toyota Supra faces a tough audience. Fans of the original cars - with 17-plus years of misty eyed reminiscing under their belts - are automatically suspicious of anything Toyota might consider worthy of the Supra badge. Those familiar with Toyota's current range of earnest-but-hardly-heart-pounding models are, justifiably, skeptical that the automaker could make a legitimate sports car.

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There’s bad 2020 Kia Soul EV news

There’s bad 2020 Kia Soul EV news

Patience is a virtue would-be 2020 Kia Soul EV drivers in the US will have to learn, with the news that the hotly-anticipated all-electric car won't go on sale until next year. Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018, the original roadmap saw the new Soul EV arriving on dealership forecourts sometime this year.

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