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.


2019 Corvette ZR1 pricing announced with 755hp ZR1 Convertible

2019 Corvette ZR1 pricing announced with 755hp ZR1 Convertible

How much will 755 horsepower of all-American Corvette madness set you back? Now we know, with Chevrolet slapping a price tag on the new Corvette ZR1, and giving it a shiny new, topless sibling in the shape of the similarly-ridiculously-powerful Corvette ZR1 Convertible.

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2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography is $200k+ of luxe SUV

2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography is $200k+ of luxe SUV

The Range Rover arguably set SUVs up as the high-riding alternative to traditional luxury sedans, and now the Range Rover SVAutobiography is cranking things even higher. Revealed this week in US spec at the LA Auto Show 2017, the new SUV takes the latest Range Rover and entrusts it to the careful hands of Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations.

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2019 Infiniti QX50 revealed with a world’s-first engine

2019 Infiniti QX50 revealed with a world’s-first engine

There's no denying that the US is crossover-crazy, and Infiniti wants a piece of the luxury action with this, the 2019 Infiniti QX50. Making its official debut at the LA Auto Show 2017 today, the all-new SUV won't be mistaken for any other brand from the outside. However, it's what's going on under the hood that could shake up the segment.

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VW I.D. CROZZ previews 2020’s electric crossover

VW I.D. CROZZ previews 2020’s electric crossover

Volkswagen has brought its electric crossover concept to the LA Auto Show 2017, the VW. I.D. CROZZ, and the little SUV EV is something particularly special. That's because, the German automaker says, while the show car may only be a concept today, the production car will be the first of VW's next-generation EVs to hit US roads.

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Damson S-Series makes Dolby Atmos wireless: Hands-on

Damson S-Series makes Dolby Atmos wireless: Hands-on

Home cinema fans want Dolby Atmos, but they generally don't want a room full of speakers and cables: enter Damson's confusingly small, wireless Atmos surround sound system. The British company has cooked up the first wireless modular home cinema system to support Atmos sound, promising ridiculously easy setup and performance that punches above its scale. I picked up some popcorn to find out if that could be true.

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LA Auto Show 2017 preview: 5 new cars we can’t wait to see

LA Auto Show 2017 preview: 5 new cars we can’t wait to see

2017 may be drawing to a close, but there's still one big event left: the LA Auto Show 2017 kicks off this week. Finishing up the year on a high, we're expecting a wide range of new cars from automakers domestic and international. Convertible hybrids, more capacious new SUVs, and some serious luxury... check out five of the cars we're most excited about, set to debut at this year's show.

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The HTC U11 Android Oreo update is here

The HTC U11 Android Oreo update is here

HTC has released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the HTC U11, a Cyber Monday treat that won't actually cost you anything. The fast-incoming upgrade was teased over the weekend and then released today, making the smartphone one of the few devices on the market to have received Google's latest software version.

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Substitute Phones are fidget spinners for the iPhone-obsessed

Substitute Phones are fidget spinners for the iPhone-obsessed

What are your fastidious fingers meant to do when the novelty of a fidget spinner wears off? Designer Klemens Schillinger may have the answer with his Substitute Phones series, part artwork and part social message. Described as "the object as a therapeutic approach," each may be shaped like a phone but only does one thing.

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Google’s Pixelbook is wasted on Chrome OS

Google’s Pixelbook is wasted on Chrome OS

The status-quo in laptops has been upended. The MacBook Pro, once the darling of what seemed like every mobile user, has soured many with Apple’s resolute transition to next-generation ports and continued rejection of touchscreen displays. Microsoft, meanwhile, has demonstrated an unforeseen level of design creativity that borders on the obsessional, pumping out Surface hardware that has many macOS users second-guessing their platform of choice. And then there’s the Google Pixelbook running Chrome OS, a notebook both blessed and cursed.

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Pokemon GO car accident surge blamed on distracted drivers

Pokemon GO car accident surge blamed on distracted drivers

Pokemon GO may have got gamers out of the house and exercising, but drivers playing the hit smartphone game are being blamed for a sharp rise in car crashes and injuries. The researchers, at Purdue University, compared car accident records with PokéStops, concluding that there was a higher than average incident rate at the game's virtual locations.

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SNES Classic restock on Cyber Monday follows sell-out weekend

SNES Classic restock on Cyber Monday follows sell-out weekend

Nintendo's SNES Classic has been the surprise hit of the year, with the combination of appetites for retro gaming and minimal supplies adding up to shortages across the US. The latest batch of the console arrived at retail today, but you're almost certainly out of luck if you weren't queueing outside Best Buy stores from the early hours.

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Samsung Smart TVs are getting an Amazon Music app

Samsung Smart TVs are getting an Amazon Music app

Samsung has added Amazon Music support to its smart TVs, with the streaming service joining apps like Netflix and Amazon Video on the connected sets. Models from 2015 to 2017 will all be upgraded with the new functionality, Samsung confirmed. However, the smart TVs won't be the only place that Amazon Music will be offered.

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