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.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact hands-on

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact hands-on

There’s no reason why you wouldn’t want a Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact if you’re already all about its larger cousin. Last generation’s Z2 tablet was one of the highest rated tablets in the world - here with the smaller, sharper tablet from this year’s collection, Sony has outdone themselves.

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Sony Xperia Z3 hands-on

Sony Xperia Z3 hands-on

The Sony Xperia Z3 builds on an already powerful set of predecessors, Sony’s "Z" line (including the Z3 Mini) standing the test of time with a similar design to each previous year. Now with Android 4.4 KitKat and a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, the Xperia Z3 ups the ante. This device weighs in at just 152 grams and measures in at a mere 146 x 72 x 7.3mm.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact hands-on: no compromises

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact hands-on: no compromises

Surprise! Sony once again brings on a smaller version of their flagship "Z" line with the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, once again bringing the device with essentially the same specifications as its larger sibling. While you’ve got a 720p 4.6-inch display here instead of a 5.2-inch 1080p display, you’ve got basically everything else the same.

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Sony Action Cam Mini reignites POV war

Sony Action Cam Mini reignites POV war

This morning in Berlin, Sony has revealed their next super tiny camera, bringing the heat with model HDR-AZ1. This device is also known as the Sony Action Cam Mini, coming with a body that’s 30% smaller than its Sony-made predecessors. This device works with a new Live View Remote accessory, Live Stream with USTREAM, and a variety of new action mounts.

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Sony Lens Cameras reboot: QX30 and E-mount QX1

Sony Lens Cameras reboot: QX30 and E-mount QX1

IFA brings the Sony Lens Camera back to center stage this week with two new models: QX30 and QX1. These machines attach to your smartphone or tablet - or work on their own - as high-powered cameras in their own right. Attached to your smartphone, they’ve got their display in the Sony PlayMemories Mobile app - on the own your blind with a top notch lens that’s able to take photos and video.

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Sony reveals two new 4K TVs: S90B-65 and S90B-75

Sony reveals two new 4K TVs: S90B-65 and S90B-75

The two new Sony television sets shown off by Sony this morning called S90b-65 and S90B-75 are both massive in their own respects. Holding true to Sony’s mantra "when you see more, you feel more," these televisions are big enough to bring the biggest and the best Sony entertainment to your home.

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Acer brings three new tablets to IFA 2014

Acer brings three new tablets to IFA 2014

Along with a variety of notebooks and other oddities Acer’s revealed this week comes a couple of neat new tablets. One is the Acer Iconia Tab 8 W, the other is the Acer Iconia Tab 10. The first works with Windows 8.1, the other works with Android. There’s also an expanded Acer Iconia One tablet with an 8-inch display.

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