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.

PlayStation 5 preorder registration opens: How to get one

PlayStation 5 preorder registration opens: How to get one

Sony has opened registrations for PlayStation 5, though not everyone will get the chance to follow up with their credit card details and buy one of the first next-generation consoles. Instead, Sony is only making a limited number of PS5 available for pre-order, and so it'll be restricting them to some of its existing owners.

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Cheaper Tesla tipped as Musk hunts new electric expansion

Cheaper Tesla tipped as Musk hunts new electric expansion

Tesla could release an even cheaper electric car, a new report claims, with Elon Musk telling investors that "our cars aren't affordable enough" as the automaker hunts more of the market. Although the Tesla Model 3 finally made good on Musk's original promise for a $35,000 price tag - albeit several years after the EV first went on sale - the audience is there for a lower cost version.

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Netflix reportedly axes “Altered Carbon”: No season 3

Netflix reportedly axes “Altered Carbon”: No season 3

Netflix has canceled "Altered Carbon," it's reported, axing the sci-fi series after just two seasons. Based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan, the cyberpunk show focused on a private investigator, Takeshi Kovacs, in a world where consciousness can be transferred between bodies known as "sleeves."

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Watch Ford and Bosch’s garage where the cars park themselves

Watch Ford and Bosch’s garage where the cars park themselves

Ford is testing an automated parking garage that would allow vehicles to be sent off to park themselves, potentially paving the way to ease self-driving technologies into the mainstream. The system, which Ford co-developed with Bosch, allows Escape SUVs to navigate themselves through a specially-equipped parking structure, and then be remotely summoned again via an app.

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Antarctic fractures could see precarious ice shelves crumble – with dire results

Antarctic fractures could see precarious ice shelves crumble – with dire results

Huge fractures in the Antarctic ice shelves could see more than half of the precarious structures shear away, new research has warned, the latest potential consequence of untempered climate change. While melting Arctic and Antarctic ice have long been a known issue with rising temperatures, the possibility of even more dramatic changes in the glaciers adds a new element of urgency to tackling global warming.

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The creators of the Instant Pot made a 2-in-1 coffee machine

The creators of the Instant Pot made a 2-in-1 coffee machine

Your Instant Pot is getting some caffeinated company in the kitchen, with a new appliance focusing on pod coffee hoping to earn a spot on the countertop. The Instant Pod doesn't use its own type of coffee pods, but instead promises compatibility with both K-Cup and Nespresso capsules.

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Facebook blames Apple’s iOS 14 for screwing up its ad business

Facebook blames Apple’s iOS 14 for screwing up its ad business

Facebook has warned that Apple's iOS 14 will "severely impact" its advertising business, with the upcoming changes to the iPhone software blamed for "limited" ability to target ads. Among numerous functionality changes announced at WWDC 2020 earlier this year, iOS 14 will revamp how individual iPhones report to advertisers, as well as making some existing privacy features more visible to users. It'll also require app-makers to get permission before collection devices' unique ID codes.

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NASA shows Hurricane Laura from space – “Unsurvivable storm surge” forecast

NASA shows Hurricane Laura from space – “Unsurvivable storm surge” forecast

NASA has released images of Hurricane Laura, the category 3 tropical storm expected to cause an "unsurvivable storm surge" in Texas and Louisiana later today. Expected to strengthen in the coming hours, the hurricane will trigger extreme winds and flash flooring along the northwestern Gulf Coast, with warnings that there are "only a few hours" left to protect both life and property.

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2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat price confirmed for 710hp SUV

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat price confirmed for 710hp SUV

Dodge's most potent SUV ever, the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat with its ridiculous 710 horsepower, has been priced up, and as we've seen from Hellcat models before it's a surprisingly attainable way to get silly amounts of power on your driveway. The new 2021 Durango range will kick off at $31,765 (plus $1,495 destination), though you should expect to open your wallet more than twice as wide if you want the beastliest SUV.

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2021 Porsche Panamera adds new Turbo S plus a potent plug-in hybrid

2021 Porsche Panamera adds new Turbo S plus a potent plug-in hybrid

Porsche's 2021 Panamera has been unveiled, and the new model year brings with it not only revamped styling but a number of new powertrains including a new plug-in hybrid. Initially the German automaker's take on the luxury sedan, the Panamera range subsequently expanded with the wagon-esque Sport Turismo.

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DJI OM 4 smartphone stabilizer gets a slick magnetic mount

DJI OM 4 smartphone stabilizer gets a slick magnetic mount

DJI has revealed its newest smartphone stabilizer, the DJI OM 4, renaming and replacing the old DJI Osmo Mobile and featuring a number of new features aiming to get you up and shooting faster. Pride of place is a new quick-snap magnetic phone attachment system, one of two ways to hook up a phone.

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Lucid Motors details big battery, big cabin, big frunk for Air EV

Lucid Motors details big battery, big cabin, big frunk for Air EV

Lucid Motors has revealed the beefy battery and new architecture that will make the upcoming Lucid Air the longest-driving EV around, tapping one of the biggest advantages that electrification brings to modern vehicles. The Air, which will be fully unveiled in early September, is expected to be capable of up to 517 miles of EPA range, Lucid has previously estimated.

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