Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently head editor for SlashGear and executive editor for Android Community. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear and sister-site Android Community. Follow him on Twitter @ t_chrisburns and inside Google+ at http://chrisburns.co/+ for tech, gadget, and design news galore.

No, U2, your Apple album release wasn’t “punk rock”

No, U2, your Apple album release wasn’t “punk rock”

In an interview set to be published in full in Time Magazine on the 29th of this month, Bono and U2 have spoken up on the "punk rock" nature of their deal with Apple. He suggests that Apple’s relationship with U2 is like "the Medicis’ patronage of Michelangelo." The full interview also includes the rest of the band: The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

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Satechi Selfie Arm: phone on a stick

Satechi Selfie Arm: phone on a stick

The next generation in monopod technology is here - the Selfie Arm. Made by Satechi to allow you to take advanced selfies as often and as professionally as you want, this device works with most smartphones on the market today. Ellen wishes she had this when she snapped the Galaxy Note 3 selfie earlier this year.

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Galaxy Note 4 available Oct 17, pre-orders tomorrow

Galaxy Note 4 available Oct 17, pre-orders tomorrow

Right on the heels of the announcement of the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung has announced availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This device is part of the line of devices credited with bringing the massive-screen smartphone to the market, and this generation’s version is the first with a higher-than-1080p display. This device also has an advanced S Pen for writing as well as a metal rim.

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Wifi smartphone charging adopted by mystery brand

Wifi smartphone charging adopted by mystery brand

Well if that isn’t the most mysterious title for an article about a next-generation wireless charging technology, I don’t know what is. The folks at Energous have shared some information this week about their technology "WattUp", a technology that’ll allow you to charge your phone while you walk around your home. Someone adopted their technology, but they can’t say who.

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Keanu Reeves Motorcycle: ARCH and the sissy bar

Keanu Reeves Motorcycle: ARCH and the sissy bar

It’s like whoa. The ARCH Motorcycle Company has unveiled their newest machine, the KRGT-1, a motorcycle with a rather unique style. It’s got a back-story too. One that includes Keanu Reeves, a sissy bar, and a dream for a next-generation American V-twin with "the perfect balance of performance and design."

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Oculus project puts Facebook on your wall

Oculus project puts Facebook on your wall

Before you comment in rage, note that this experiment was not initiated by Facebook or Oculus VR. Instead it’s a proof-of-concept by a team working under the title Dense Planar SLAM. They’re here to make you understand: the next step in virtual reality is crossing the line between virtual reality and real reality - augmented reality, that is to say.

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Indiegogo tests crowdfunding campaigns with no time limit

Indiegogo tests crowdfunding campaigns with no time limit

When the crowdfunding era began online, there was an implicit understanding that each campaign would have a limited time to raise money, at which point they’d have to turn around and deliver a product or a service. Now, dismissing said understanding, Indiegogo will be introducing a pilot program in which campaigners can extend their campaign well past their campaign deadline.

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