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Writing for SlashGear since 2006, Chris Davies is executive editor and is responsible for shaping the editorial direction of the site. With a remit that covers everything from consumer technology to automotive, through autonomous vehicles, the smart home, and cutting-edge science, Chris' primary focus is sharing the news that matters and bringing a distinctive, independent, and trustworthy voice to testing and reviews. Twitter / LinkedIn / Email

2022 Jaguar F-TYPE debuts a huge supercharger surprise

2022 Jaguar F-TYPE debuts a huge supercharger surprise

Jaguar has revealed the 2022 F-TYPE, and it's an abrupt change in strategy for the shapely sports car with the automaker switching to a solely-supercharged V8 line-up. Gone is the old four-cylinder F-TYPE, and in its place is a new and unexpectedly affordable 2022 F-TYPE P450 alongside the most potent F-TYPE R.

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2022 BMW i4 gets price and range: Potent i4 M50 packs 536hp

2022 BMW i4 gets price and range: Potent i4 M50 packs 536hp

BMW promised something big for its all-electric sedan, and those looking to cross-shop their Tesla Model S may want to consider Bavaria with the 2022 i4 getting priced up today. Headed to dealerships in Q1 2022, there'll be two versions of the EV initially: the 2022 i4 eDrive40, and the 2022 i4 M50.

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2022 BMW iX xDrive50 pricing revealed for 300 mile all-electric SUV

2022 BMW iX xDrive50 pricing revealed for 300 mile all-electric SUV

BMW has priced up its new, all-electric SUV, with the 2022 BMW iX xDrive50 set to arrive in the US come Q1 of next year. The dual-motor SUV EV will have all-wheel drive as standard and 516 horsepower on tap, BMW says.

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The James Webb Space Telescope launch is delayed (again)

The James Webb Space Telescope launch is delayed (again)

NASA has pushed back the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, another delay for the Hubble successor, though the aim is still to have the huge and complex instrument heading to its new home in space before the end of the year. The team behind the telescope project - a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) - had previously intended to launch on October 31, 2021.

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You can blame your passengers for this deleted Tesla feature

You can blame your passengers for this deleted Tesla feature

Tesla's cost-cutting with the Model 3 and Model Y continues, but Elon Musk says there's data to back up the removal of some of the EVs' features. In fact, while you may not think much of adjusting the seat settings when you or your passengers get into your electric car, it turns out Tesla is keeping track of a lot more than you might expect.

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Rimac Nevera is a 1,914hp all-electric hypercar with a wild $2.4m price

Rimac Nevera is a 1,914hp all-electric hypercar with a wild $2.4m price

Rimac has revealed its latest all-electric hypercar, with the Nevera taking the C_Two concept and turning it into a $2.4 million rocket for the road. It's been three years and a whole lot of work - and promises - to evolve the original concept car into something Rimac says is ready for production, but the Nevera already looks like something mighty special.

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I just opted out of Amazon Sidewalk: Here’s how and why

I just opted out of Amazon Sidewalk: Here’s how and why

Amazon Sidewalk launches this month, but I just headed into the Alexa app to make sure I wasn't automatically enrolled into the controversial shared neighborhood network. Part of Amazon's Echo and Ring products, Sidewalk makes big promises about more resilient connectivity, useful features like lost object tracking, and even helping get new smart home devices online. At the same time, though, Sidewalk and the way Amazon is launching it has given many users pause.

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Google Photos free unlimited storage has ended: What you need to know

Google Photos free unlimited storage has ended: What you need to know

Google Photos no longer offers free, unlimited photo and video uploads, with the controversial change to how backup counts against your account storage coming into effect today. Until now, Google had allowed an unlimited amount of photos and videos to be saved to Google Photos - at "High Quality" - without that taking up space in your free or paid storage.

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The Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU is getting console RDNA 2 tech

The Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU is getting console RDNA 2 tech

Samsung and AMD are teaming up for a new Exynos mobile chipset, baking in RDNA 2 graphics that might upend the longstanding assumption that Snapdragon Galaxy phones are automatically more powerful. Samsung offers different versions of its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships for different locations, in some places relying on Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets while other regions get Samsung's own Exynos silicon.

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Verizon promises free 5G phones as lure to carrier jumpers

Verizon promises free 5G phones as lure to carrier jumpers

Verizon is promising free 5G phones and borrowing T-Mobile's strategy of covering network switching costs, as it tries to lure new subscribers to its unlimited cellular plans. The promotion also covers existing Verizon subscribers who may not have a 5G phone, and allows for trade-ins of even broken handsets or those with cracked screens.

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Linedock 16″ Review: Portable ports and power for your MacBook Pro 16″

Linedock 16″ Review: Portable ports and power for your MacBook Pro 16″

Some Mac accessories are stylish and some are practical, but the Linedock 16" aims to satisfy on both counts as it adds power, ports, and storage to your MacBook Pro 16-inch. A Mac-matching slice of aluminum, it slots under your laptop but then tackles some of the biggest complaints users of Apple's portable flagship, including adding not one but two full-sized SD card readers.

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These are the WHO’s new COVID-19 variant names – and why they’re changing

These are the WHO’s new COVID-19 variant names – and why they’re changing

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a new system for naming COVID-19 variants, aiming to cut out the current practice of referring to them by the location they were first identified. The new labels will instead use the Greek alphabet, in a step to address what some have criticized as unnecessary stigmatization.

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