Author Archives: Chris Davies

Writing for SlashGear since 2006, Chris Davies is currently executive editor for SlashGear and Android Community. Based in Michigan, he's responsible for SlashGear's editorial decisions and covers all forms of consumer technology. You can follow him on Twitter.

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is 830hp of V12 engineering magic

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is 830hp of V12 engineering magic

Lamborghini promised something outrageous from the Essenza SCV12, and sure enough the track-only hypercar promises to drop jaws whether standing still or at speed. Latest in the Italian automaker's series of limited-edition, super-exclusive coupes, it boasts both the most powerful V12 that Lamborghini has ever made, and engineering that not only borrows from, but actually surpasses "proper" race cars.

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2021 Honda Odyssey loads minivan favorite with more active safety tech

2021 Honda Odyssey loads minivan favorite with more active safety tech

Honda has revealed the newest version of its minivan, with the 2021 Odyssey promising more flexibility inside along with an upgrade to the standard active safety tech. Honda Sensing will be standard-fit across every 2021 Odyssey trim, with features like Low-Speed Follow, Pedestrian Emergency Braking, and Traffic Sign Recognition being added to the suite.

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Yamaha YDX-MORO all-mountain e-bikes give a boost in the boonies

Yamaha YDX-MORO all-mountain e-bikes give a boost in the boonies

Yamaha is adding two new e-bikes to its line-up, and this time they're meant for those headed out into the mountains. The Yamaha YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Pro are the bike company's first powered all-mountain options, capable of pedal assist speeds up to 20 mph.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe Review – Suspend Disbelief

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe Review – Suspend Disbelief

Silence, for a moment, should it exist, that part of your brain which says "you do not need a 503 horsepower SUV that thinks it's a coupe," because otherwise the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe may be a tough sell. It's Stuttgart's answer to a question that I'm not sure many actually asked, though that's not to say offering more power and pizazz that any shopper in the market for a compact luxury crossover requires doesn't have its charms.

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Sony A7S III official: New sensor & world-first EVF tech but no 8K

Sony A7S III official: New sensor & world-first EVF tech but no 8K

Sony has revealed the eagerly-awaited Alpha 7S III, its latest mirrorless camera, though some of the company's decisions about its capabilities may leave photographers torn. The latest in the A7 series, the camera has a new 12.1-megapixel full-frame sensor along with Sony's new BIONZ XR image processor, but videographers may be frustrated to find that 8K video recording is absent.

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CES 2021 goes all-digital as COVID-19 cancels physical show

CES 2021 goes all-digital as COVID-19 cancels physical show

CES 2021 will no longer be held in person, with the Consumer Technology Association confirming today that it is switching to an all-digital version of the annual tech event. The CTA had faced growing calls for the January show to be cancelled, given the ongoing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, but until today had been insisting that it could safely go ahead in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Lucid Motors reveals the DreamDrive tech to eventually make its EVs autonomous

Lucid Motors reveals the DreamDrive tech to eventually make its EVs autonomous

Lucid Motors has revealed the bevy of sensors its upcoming Lucid Air electric luxury car will be equipped with, as it paves the way for future autonomous driving capabilities. The Lucid DreamDrive system will consist of LIDAR, cameras, radar, and ultra-sonic sensors, in addition to extra driver-monitoring systems inside the vehicle, all in the name of either supporting the person behind the wheel or, eventually, replacing them altogether.

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Hunter Douglas’ power blinds add a rechargeable battery option

Hunter Douglas’ power blinds add a rechargeable battery option

Hunter Douglas is adding a rechargeable battery option to its PowerView motorized blinds, promising to be greener and easier to maintain than the current system. Supporting retrofitting into "most" existing PowerView shades from the company, the Rechargeable Battery Wand is a slim stick of li-ion battery that clips in behind the blinds' headrail.

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Gogoro’s ultra-light Eeyo e-bike is now on sale

Gogoro’s ultra-light Eeyo e-bike is now on sale

Gogoro's Eeyo 1 e-bike has gone up for sale, promising riders a sleeker option in the powered bike category that supports riders rather than replacing their pedal-power altogether. Announced in May, Eeyo 1 looks at first glance like a regular bicycle - albeit a somewhat futuristic one made from Kevlar-reinforced carbon fiber - given the electronics are all packaged into the rear wheel hub.

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Mellow sous-vide owners get unwelcome subscription surprise

Mellow sous-vide owners get unwelcome subscription surprise

Another connected home device is giving owners an unpleasant surprise, with the Mellow sous-vide springing a paid subscription on owners if they want to continue getting access to all the features. Launched in 2014 on Kickstarter, Mellow combined what was still at the time a rare cooking technique with an easy-to-use refrigerated water bath and a recipes app with auto-calculating timers.

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Garmin confirms cyberattack: Cloud services held to ransom

Garmin confirms cyberattack: Cloud services held to ransom

Garmin has confirmed that it was a cyberattack that took Garmin Connect and the wearables company's other systems offline for more than four days. The company says that it is still working on bringing all of its systems back online, but says there is "no indication" that any payment information from its Garmin Pay service or otherwise was stolen.

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2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 Review – When Less is More

2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 Review – When Less is More

Few cars arrive to the sort of expectations that the new Toyota Supra faced, but with one model year under its belt it's time for the Japanese coupe to show it's more than just an exercise in parts-bin sharing. True, there's plenty of BMW to be found under the 2021 Supra 2.0's contentious bodywork, but with a smaller engine and a smaller price tag come a solid argument that this was the car the modern Supra was always meant to be.

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