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.

Weird Al parodies “Blurred Lines” with “Word Crimes” music video

Weird Al parodies “Blurred Lines” with “Word Crimes” music video

This morning we’re getting treated to the second of 8 videos in 8 days from the master of music parody: Weird Al Yankovic. Like yesterday’s "Tacky", this second installment once again parodies a Pharrell Williams-produced song. This time it’s all about the "Blurred Lines" - and a parody of the word-centric music video rather than the slightly more promiscuous release.

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Apple advertisements may soon look like Beats

Apple advertisements may soon look like Beats

While Apple has worked with creative agency TBWA Media Labs for decades, this week it’s suggested that they may be ready to move on. With Beats under their wing, Apple is said to be pushing for a new direction in the audiovisual elements they present to the public in the form of advertisements and billboards and everything in-between. "Shortlist" is the word, and one of the list members appears to be Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine.

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Super Smash Bros. newest challenger revealed

Super Smash Bros. newest challenger revealed

Today one of the final Super Smash Bros. Wii U characters will be revealed in a live feed straight from Nintendo. Devising and producing new launch trailers for every single new character in the Super Smash Bros lineup is a task unto itself, so get pumped up for this three minute presentation right this second!

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See the Supermoon this Friday and Saturday night

See the Supermoon this Friday and Saturday night

The moon will be fullest on early Saturday morning - July 12 - creating what’s generally referred to as a "Supermoon" for one of three times this year. This Supermoon appears when our Earth is sitting closest to the moon in its rotation around our planet. This event will occur on the 10th of August and the 9th of September of 2014 as well.

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Y2K finally hits: Draft notices sent to the dead

Y2K finally hits: Draft notices sent to the dead

This is not a joke - it’s a computer error. What’s happened in Pennsylvania this past week will not require thousands of elderly or otherwise dead men to go to war, but it should inspire some giggles. A computer error has resulted in more than 14,000 draft sign-up reminders being sent out to men born between the years 1893 and 1897.

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Batgirl drops spandex for smartphone and hipster vibe

Batgirl drops spandex for smartphone and hipster vibe

So you say a crime-fighting hero wouldn’t actually wear the same outfit as a body-building champion from the 1950s? So you’re suggesting that Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl, would probably opt for some real armor rather than skin-hugging material with little to no protection against the elements? Batgirl #35 has your back - and a new smartphone, too.

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