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.

Fujifilm GFX 50R 51.4MP rangefinder joins new X-T3

Fujifilm GFX 50R 51.4MP rangefinder joins new X-T3

Fujifilm has brought a pair of new cameras at Photokina 2018, the GFX 50R medium format rangefinder, and the Fujifilm X-T3, the latest in the X Series with 4K/60P 10-bit video support. The cameras each promise more functionality and ease-of-use than their predecessors, though of the two the GFX 50R is definitely the most interesting with its huge sensor.

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Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 makes instant prints from video clips

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 makes instant prints from video clips

Fujifilm has revealed a new camera for those who just can't wait for their photos, with the Instax Square SQ20 delivering not only instant prints but video support, too. Latest in the company's Hybrid Instant Camera line, the squared-off shooter may not be able to print out videos - this isn't Harry Potter, after all - but it can convert them into a variety of more engaging stills.

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This Surface Hub 2 promo video feels even more premature now

This Surface Hub 2 promo video feels even more premature now

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 may not be launching until 2019, but if you just can't wait to see what the huge 4K touchscreen will be like, a new video of it in action could tide you over. In fact, Microsoft confirmed today that there'll be not one but two Surface Hub 2 models, kicking off with the Surface Hub 2S next year.

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Microsoft Office 2019 released for the cloud-averse

Microsoft Office 2019 released for the cloud-averse

Microsoft Office 2019 has been released, with the new office suite pushed out for Windows and Mac today. Consisting of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, Access, and Publisher, Office 2019 distinguishes itself from Microsoft's other recent software launches by virtue of offering independence from the cloud.

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This NASA space laser has climate change in its sights

This NASA space laser has climate change in its sights

NASA's mission to measure the impact of climate change and other factors on melting polar ice caps is off to a good start, with ICESat-2 set to use lasers to track just how precarious the situation is. ICESat-2 - or the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 - will pick up where its predecessor left off, only with a much higher degree of accuracy.

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iPhone XS Max the huge winner in sales says analyst

iPhone XS Max the huge winner in sales says analyst

Bigger is apparently better, with the iPhone XS Max outselling the iPhone XS handily over Apple's launch weekend according to one analyst's numbers. Curiosity had been high as to which would be the more successful iPhone XS variant, given the level of demand for a larger smartphone against the iPhone XS Max's premium price tag.

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Waze for Apple CarPlay released with easy reporting

Waze for Apple CarPlay released with easy reporting

Waze for Apple CarPlay has arrived, bringing one of the most frequently requested navigation apps to the iPhone's car infotainment system. The update follows Apple's softening of the limits around third-party apps and CarPlay, which until recently had seen only the Cupertino company's own Apple Maps available for use.

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Audi A8 “Horch” could reboot an old name for a super-luxe sedan

Audi A8 “Horch” could reboot an old name for a super-luxe sedan

Audi will push even further into the luxury car space, with a new flagship version of its A8 sedan that resurrects the old "Horch" name, it's reported. The upcoming top-spec A8 will take on cars like the Mercedes-Maybach, offering an even more luxurious take on the executive four-door car.

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macOS Mojave released: Dark Mode, Stacks, more

macOS Mojave released: Dark Mode, Stacks, more

Apple has released macOS Mojave, the latest version of its Mac operating system, bringing with it a new Dark Mode along with paving the way for iOS app support. The update, which is free to existing Mac users, also offers a new Dynamic Desktop feature along with Stacks, which promises to help tidy up your digital workspace.

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Surface Hub 2X revealed as Microsoft makes full potential modular

Surface Hub 2X revealed as Microsoft makes full potential modular

Microsoft has shaken up its Surface Hub 2 plans, splitting the 50-inch modular touchscreens intended for collaborative working into two products, though it means the juiciest features now won't arrive until 2020. Previewed earlier this year, the Surface Hub 2 is targeted at businesses; while it can be used as a single display for meetings and brainstorming sessions, it promises to really come into its own when multiple panels are joined.

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Apple Shazam acquisition closes with a treat to celebrate

Apple Shazam acquisition closes with a treat to celebrate

Apple's acquisition of Shazam has been completed, bringing the music-identifying service in-house and promising a pleasant treat for users in the process. The deal was announced back in December 2017, but for a while it looked like European regulators might step in and throw a wrench in the works.

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Apple Watch Series 4 teardown reveals surprises the keynote didn’t mention

Apple Watch Series 4 teardown reveals surprises the keynote didn’t mention

Apple's ambitions for the Apple Watch Series 4 could hardly be described as humble, but according to a teardown of the smartwatch there's still some surprising news once you get inside the casing. Announced earlier this month alongside the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, the fourth-generation wearable packs a bigger screen and a new chipset, though some of the flagship features won't go live until later this year.

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