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.

Lady Gaga’s visual “God” made the new Aston Martin look incredible

Lady Gaga’s visual “God” made the new Aston Martin look incredible

If you're looking for a talented photographer, Lady Gaga describing them as her "God" of videos and visuals is a ringing endorsement. So, it's perhaps no surprise that when Aston Martin wanted to help the 2019 DBS Superleggera make its mark on launch day, it too turned to the infamous Nick Knight.

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2019 Audi Q8: Eight facts about the new luxury leader

2019 Audi Q8: Eight facts about the new luxury leader

Audi wants a taste of the luxury SUV market that stablemates Porsche, Bentley, and Lamborghini have been enjoying, and the 2019 Q8 is how it plans to get it. Promising to combine cabin accommodations that rival a Cayenne, with levels of technology that could make a Bentayga blush, the Q8 also shoulders the responsibility of ushering in a dramatic new age of Q-series styling.

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2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera official: 715hp Super GT

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera official: 715hp Super GT

Aston Martin has whipped back the sheets on its latest "Super GT flagship," the achingly handsome 2019 DBS Superleggera. Bringing the DBS nameplate back from the history books once more, the lightweight grand tourer couples it with the storied Superleggera badge reserved for the most spritely of Aston Martin's vehicles.

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macOS Mojave public beta released: Here’s what you get

macOS Mojave public beta released: Here’s what you get

Apple has released the first macOS Mojave public beta, an early taste of its next big software release for Mac. The new OS brings with it tentative support for iOS software, with Apple porting four of its mobile apps over to run on macOS as a precursor to further narrowing the gap between desktop and mobile.

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New AirPods case that doubles as wireless iPhone charger tipped

New AirPods case that doubles as wireless iPhone charger tipped

A new Apple AirPods case could act as a portable wireless iPhone charger, a new rumor suggests, allowing the headphones to deliver an impromptu top-up when your smartphone is running low on power. The whispers come as Apple is believed to be busy trying to iron the lingering bugs out of AirPower, its yet-to-be-launched wireless charging pad.

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Audi e-tron electric SUV debut delayed after CEO arrest

Audi e-tron electric SUV debut delayed after CEO arrest

Audi has postponed the big debut of the e-tron Quattro all-electric SUV, after cancelling the event in the aftermath of CEO Super Stadler being arrested. The automaker had planned to make the e-tron Quattro - its Tesla Model X rival - the centerpiece of the Audi Summit on August 30. However, that event has now been wiped from the schedule.

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Harley-Davidson US production a casualty in Trump tariff war

Harley-Davidson US production a casualty in Trump tariff war

Harley-Davidson plans to move a sizable portion of the motorcycles it produces outside of the US, blaming the escalating tariff war for spiraling costs in one of its biggest markets. The legendary bike-maker says the production decision comes after it was caught between the new steel and aluminum duties imposed by President Trump, and retaliatory tariffs implemented by the European Union.

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T-Mobile FamilyMode promises parents better kid internet control

T-Mobile FamilyMode promises parents better kid internet control

T-Mobile has launched a new system for parents looking to manage their kids' online activities, with T-Mobile FamilyMode combining app control and a new gadget to filter or even lock-down the internet. Available this week, the system offers control over what apps, games, and services young users can access, both at home and while outside it.

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Prime subscribers have some good news at Whole Foods this week

Prime subscribers have some good news at Whole Foods this week

Amazon Prime savings are rolling out across all Whole Foods stores in the US as of mid-week, Amazon has confirmed today, whether you shop in-store or using Prime Now. The discounts were one of the big promises Amazon made to shoppers back when it announced it would be acquiring Whole Foods, linking its Prime subscription with the brick & mortar grocery chain.

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Nokia 3.1 lands July 2 for a ridiculous $159

Nokia 3.1 lands July 2 for a ridiculous $159

One of Nokia's most affordable Android phones, the Nokia 3.1, will go on sale in the US on July 2, with a surprisingly low price of $159 unlocked. Part of HMD Global's 2018 Nokia-branded range, the Nokia 3.1 may not be made by the original team, but it does get that all-important logo and some features you'd expect to see on a much more expensive device.

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Apple News 2018 Midterm Elections section puts US politics in spotlight

Apple News 2018 Midterm Elections section puts US politics in spotlight

Apple is adding a 2018 Midterm Elections section to Apple News, promising curated updates and exclusive highlights about the upcoming US elections. The news app will get a brand new segment and a banner highlighting it in the For You tab, the Top Stories tab, and the Spotlight tab.

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MacBook keyboard repair program: What you need to know

MacBook keyboard repair program: What you need to know

The latest MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook have a keyboard problem, and Apple is finally ready to do something about it. While the so-called "butterfly" mechanism debuted to great fanfare back in 2015 on the original 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, the reality has left some notebook owners more frustrated and wowed. Here's what you need to know.

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