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.

2021 Nissan GT-R Review – Godzilla in Snow Shoes

2021 Nissan GT-R Review – Godzilla in Snow Shoes

"Nissan has given us a 2021 GT-R Premium outfitted with winter tires. Would you be interested?" Some offers you don't say no to, and sometimes it just takes seeing something familiar through new eyes to gain a fresh appreciation for it. While Nissan's flagship sports car may now be more than a decade old, it makes for an unexpectedly entertaining snowmobile.

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In 2020, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 felt like the future

In 2020, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 felt like the future

In a year nobody could've predicted, where each day seemed hell-bent on eclipsing the former with fresh horror, surprise, or both, it's been tough to stand out as a category-defining gadget. The fact that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 managed to not only justify its existence as a $1,999 phone, but lay the groundwork for a whole new genre of foldable devices, is a testament to just how much Samsung got right in 2020. Despite what turned out to be largely self-imposed hurdles.

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White House Planetary Protection report puts space contamination under the microscope

White House Planetary Protection report puts space contamination under the microscope

A new National Strategy for Planetary Protection has been released by the White House, detailing some of the challenges that need to be addressed to avoid contamination of Earth from other planets, and vice-versa. The document, handiwork of a team assembled by the National Space Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy, sets out some of the questions to be answered and policies to be created in order to avoid future missions to Mars and further afield from inadvertently resulting in terrestrial contamination.

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New FCC robocall rules promise monthly limits and new blocking tools

New FCC robocall rules promise monthly limits and new blocking tools

The FCC is hoping to better crack down on persistent unwanted robocalls, with new rules putting more responsibility on phone companies to prevent them getting through. It's the latest escalation in an ongoing battle against unwanted and illegal robocalls, particularly those which aren't telemarketing, with new limitations being applied and extra tools for blocking repeat offenders.

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2020 Genesis G90 Review – Wheel Inspiration

2020 Genesis G90 Review – Wheel Inspiration

The auto industry loves a trend, so here's hoping the 2020 Genesis G90 proves inspirational for 2021 when it comes to wheel style. For such an important part of how a vehicle looks and performs, it feels a lot like rim design has fallen into a rut over the past decade. Then along came luxury contender Genesis, and upset everything.

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2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Final Drive – Farewell to the Master

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Final Drive – Farewell to the Master

Change is in the air at Bentley and, as the British automaker mulls its electric future, the legendary Mulsanne bows out to make way for whatever modern luxury might look like in the next decade and beyond. Six-figures worth of handcrafted excess, the Mulsanne Speed remains a rarity even after 11 years of production, vast and uncompromising in both power and opulence.

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2020 BMW M8 Competition Coupe Review – Monstrously Memorable

2020 BMW M8 Competition Coupe Review – Monstrously Memorable

Just how badly do you want people to stare at you? It's a question I had ample time to consider, hunkered down in the comfortable leather sports seats of the 2020 BMW M8 Competition and trying not to make eye-contact with fellow motorists, pedestrians, or the cyclist that almost swerved into its Java Green Metallic flanks.

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2021 BMW M5 CS tease confirms power and weight advantage

2021 BMW M5 CS tease confirms power and weight advantage

The holidays may be drawing to a close, but BMW's M performance division has one last surprise ahead of the new year: the first details on the 2021 BMW M5 CS. The latest edition of a "Competition Sport" car, as you'd expect the M5 CS takes the standard sports sedan and cranks out more performance for those who really refuse to compromise.

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2020 Land Rover Defender 110 Review – Worth the Wait

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 Review – Worth the Wait

The first thing I did with the 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 was get over my guilt that I didn't have some grand, off-roading adventure planned. Well, to be fair that was the second thing: first was pausing to appreciate just how handsome the SUV this storied nameplate is attached to is, as it makes its long-awaited return to North American shores.

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New supercluster discovery paves way to galactic breakthrough

New supercluster discovery paves way to galactic breakthrough

A new supercluster of galaxy clusters has been identified, potentially helping explain the fundaments of galactic development, and validating the eFEDS project's ability to give groundbreaking new insight into some of the largest known structures in the universe. Expanding as our universe spreads, superclusters are several orders of magnitude above our Milky Way, and can potentially span billions of light-years.

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Volvo teases second Recharge EV design strategy

Volvo teases second Recharge EV design strategy

Volvo is readying its second new electric vehicle for its big unveil in early 2021, though don't expect it to necessarily be cheaper than the XC40 Recharge. The automaker plans to use its new "Recharge" branding for a whole family of EVs, much in the way that it standardized on a smaller portfolio of gas engines back in 2014.

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LG Wing Review – Swiveling Android is Peak 2020

LG Wing Review – Swiveling Android is Peak 2020

As anybody who wished for a more eventful 2020 now knows, sweating the details is important. How else to describe the LG Wing, a rotating dual-screen curio that - even in a time of foldable smartphones - still manages to be an outlier. We asked LG for more interesting phone designs, but maybe we should’ve been more specific.

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