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.

This great Ring Video Doorbell deal is thanks to Amazon’s acquisition

This great Ring Video Doorbell deal is thanks to Amazon’s acquisition

Amazon's acquisition of Ring has completed, and the retailer is celebrating not with cake but with a price cut on one of the smart doorbell-maker's most popular products. Announced back in February, the deal to acquire smart home device-maker Ring was seen as Amazon attempting to bolster its security and IoT credentials, though the two have worked together before.

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ESPN+ launches: Live and on-demand sports for cord-cutters

ESPN+ launches: Live and on-demand sports for cord-cutters

ESPN's brand new all-on-one sports app has launched, bringing its new ESPN+ cord-cutting subscription to iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire devices. Teased earlier this month, the new app completely redesigns ESPN's interface. While you don't need to be an ESPN+ subscriber to get some benefit, however, it's clear that the new on-demand and live streaming is the centerpiece.

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Android phones may not be as secure as they claim

Android phones may not be as secure as they claim

Your Android phone may not be on the level when it tells you it's up to date on software, with security researchers warning that even device-makers releasing relatively timely updates could in fact be missing out security updates. Over the past few years, Google has pushed its OEM partners like smartphone manufacturers to be more aggressive with their updates, but it's been an uphill battle.

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Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Review

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Review

Nest has built a name for itself for its sleekly-designed, premium-priced security cameras, thermostats, and other connected home tech, and the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is no different. Latest in the Google-owned company's intelligence-toting cameras, it packs a surprising amount of smarts into an elegant housing.

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2019 Audi A6 Avant: 5 things you should know

2019 Audi A6 Avant: 5 things you should know

Crossovers and SUVs may be today's big thing, but the 2019 Audi A6 Avant proves wagons can be just as appealing - or even more so. The new A6 Avant - "Avant" being the German automaker's branding for this particular body style - takes the A6 sedan and lengthens it in a deeply pleasing way, with a rakish tilt to the rear glass and a general tapering to the lines that emphasize the A6's existing good looks. Read on for five things you should know about this handsome new wagon.

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Spotify and Hulu $12.99 plan: What you need to know

Spotify and Hulu $12.99 plan: What you need to know

Spotify and Hulu are offering a combined subscription, the awkwardly-named but cash saving Spotify Premium, Now with Hulu. Launching today for existing Spotify Premium subscribers, with broader availability later in the year, the new combined subscription could save you $4 per month versus buying the plans separately.

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At this price, the 2018 Audi R8 RWS is a future classic

At this price, the 2018 Audi R8 RWS is a future classic

Audi has priced up its beguiling - and very limited edition - 2018 R8 RWS, the rear-wheel drive version of its R8 supercar. Designed to give those wanting a taste of something different from Audi Sport's usual quattro all-wheel drive fare a little excitement, the coupe trades go-anywhere grip for something more unusual.

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This “Google” 4K Android TV dongle is making us suspicious

This “Google” 4K Android TV dongle is making us suspicious

Sightings of a Google-branded 4K Android TV dongle have reignited speculation that the company will take on the Apple TV and Fire TV again. The horseshoe-shaped gadget was spotted passing through the FCC, complete with a voice-enabled remote control bearing a dedicated Google Assistant button.

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2019 Ford Focus: 5 things you should know

2019 Ford Focus: 5 things you should know

Ford may be spending big money on utility vehicles like SUVs and trucks, but there's no denying how important the 2019 Focus is to the automaker. Now in its 10th generation, the new Focus faces an even bigger challenge, making its pitch to coax drivers out of their crossovers and into something that Ford argues is just as practical. Read on for five things you need to know.

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This wireless-charging Kia Soul EV imagines life without cables

This wireless-charging Kia Soul EV imagines life without cables

Kia is testing out wireless charging for cars, fitting out a fleet of its Soul EVs with the ability to recharge without needing a plug. The fast-charging wireless power system removes the need to physically plug in an electric vehicle, instead using a power-transmitting pad placed on the ground underneath, and a counterpart receiving pad mounted on the underside of the car.

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Your personal Facebook messages may also have been shared

Your personal Facebook messages may also have been shared

Facebook has quietly revealed that its huge data sharing snafu with Cambridge Analytica might have seen users personal messages shared with the firm, an unpleasant side-effect of its old third-party app settings. The social network finds itself under siege, with Mark Zuckerberg appearing in front of the US Congress today to explain exactly what went wrong and allowed data on millions of users to be so widely shared.

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Vizio’s new Dolby Atmos sound bars promise ridiculously easy setup

Vizio’s new Dolby Atmos sound bars promise ridiculously easy setup

Vizio has carved a niche for itself in sound bars, and its new 2018 Home Theater Sound Systems might well be the gateway for a whole lot of people into Dolby Atmos. Announced alongside the company's 2018 4K HD TV line-up, the three sound bars promise all the surround sound fun from Atmos but without demanding you hand over your entire living room to speakers.

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