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.

GIPHY denies removing Zuckerberg GIFs after Facebook acquisition

GIPHY denies removing Zuckerberg GIFs after Facebook acquisition

Facebook has bought GIPHY, and already the conspiracy theories are coming thick and fast, including suggestions that a thin-skinned Mark Zuckerberg has been quick to demand some censorship. The deal - reportedly worth $400 million - will see GIPHY's team join Facebook's Instagram group, a natural fit, so the social networking behemoth claims, given how much Instagram users rely on the GIF database.

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NASA’s Artemis Accords are controversial new rules of space

NASA’s Artemis Accords are controversial new rules of space

NASA has revealed the Artemis Accords, a set of principles guiding its upcoming crewed mission to the Moon and, beyond that, deeper into space to destinations like Mars. The guidelines and commitments cover topics like transparency, release of scientific data, and avoiding littering space with mission junk. However they're unlikely to reassure anybody who suspects Artemis is also a lunar resources land-grab.

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Facebook just bought GIPHY to better bake GIFs into Instagram

Facebook just bought GIPHY to better bake GIFs into Instagram

Facebook has acquired GIPHY, with plans to fully integrate the GIF-search tool into apps like Instagram and Messenger so as to make finding animated responses easier. The GIPHY team will be folded into Instagram, Facebook says, though other apps and services will still be able to use the various GIF search and hosting too.

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FDA warns this rapid COVID-19 test is giving false-negatives

FDA warns this rapid COVID-19 test is giving false-negatives

One of the coronavirus tests currently in use in the US to track COVID-19 cases may be giving more false-negative results than expected, the FDA has warned, raising the possibility that infected people may be unwittingly told that they do not have the disease. The US Food and Drug Administration warned that Abbott's ID NOW test could be inaccurate, and giving those with COVID-19 a false sense of security.

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2021 Cadillac Escalade fuel economy ratings reveal a big thirsty boy

2021 Cadillac Escalade fuel economy ratings reveal a big thirsty boy

Cadillac's brand new 2021 Escalade won't just be more lavish than its predecessor, but thirstier too, as the tech-packed luxury SUV's official fuel economy numbers have now confirmed. Unveiled back in February, the all-new Escalade increases the cabin space and upgrades the gadgetry on offer by the now-iconic truck. As always, though, you'll need deep pockets to consider it.

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Ford’s Mustang Mach-E will charge faster than we thought

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E will charge faster than we thought

Ford's Mustang Mach-E hasn't even reached dealerships yet, but the automaker is already claiming to have improved the all-electric crossover with faster charging speeds than first promised. Set to arrive in the US later this year, the 2021 Mustang Mach-E will support DC fast charging; now, Ford says that's actually performing better than it initially expected.

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Tesla ‘million mile’ battery could take Musk’s EVs mainstream

Tesla ‘million mile’ battery could take Musk’s EVs mainstream

Tesla is working on a "million mile" battery for its future electric cars, cheaper and capable of holding more energy insiders claim, and which could help turn the automaker into a power company in its own right. The batteries are expected to launch first in China, as another way for Tesla to drive down the price of the Model 3, its most affordable car.

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Watch NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope do high-tech origami

Watch NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope do high-tech origami

What do you do when your cutting-edge space telescope turns out to be too big for any rocket available? If you're NASA, and the instrument in question is the James Webb Space Telescope, you make it into a masterpiece of tech origami so that it can fold like a butterfly into the Ariane 5 rocket scheduled to take it into orbit.

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The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa is coming – now we know when

The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa is coming – now we know when

Porsche will reveal its hotly-anticipated 2021 911 Targa on May 18, the automaker has confirmed, after coronavirus forced two delays for the convertible's debut. The new Targa had meant to have its unveil at the Beijing Motor Show 2020, but that ended up being cancelled. The backup plan was to bring the new car to the Tennis Grand Prix, but that ended up getting cancelled as well.

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B&O’s Beosound A1 is a Bluetooth speaker with hands-free Alexa

B&O’s Beosound A1 is a Bluetooth speaker with hands-free Alexa

Bang & Olufsen has updated its Bluetooth portable speaker, boosting battery life and adding Alexa support to the new Beosound A1 2nd Gen. An update to the old Beoplay A1, the puck-shaped speaker now allows you to chat with Amazon's virtual assistant, albeit assuming your smartphone is nearby.

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Sony’s AI image sensor bakes camera smarts right into the chip

Sony’s AI image sensor bakes camera smarts right into the chip

Sony's camera sensors are already inside many of the high-end smartphones, but its new AI image sensor promises to make things even smarter - and high-end features cheaper, too. The Sony IMX500 not only includes a 12.3-megapixel CMOS capable of 4K resolution video, but a dedicated AI processor that can do machine learning and more.

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Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL battery pairs Qi and USB-C PD

Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL battery pairs Qi and USB-C PD

Mophie has a new Qi-enabled portable battery, with the Powerstation Wireless XL promising speedy charging for your phone whether using a cable or not. The newest model packs a 10,000 mAh battery, which Mophie says can deliver up to 55 hours of use to an average iPhone. Unlike some earlier Powerstation models, though, this new Wireless XL doesn't solely look to Apple's devices.

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