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.

Apple Watch may be in short supply as GTAT goes bankrupt

Apple Watch may be in short supply as GTAT goes bankrupt

You may not have heard of the manufacturer GT Advanced Tech (GTAT or just "GT"), but Apple is certainly keeping a close eye on the lot right this minute. GT Advanced Tech is the primary supplier of Sapphire Glass to Apple, having been part of a $578 million dollar purchase of the material from GT in advance of production in late 2013. Apple and GT also have an Arizona-based facility dedicated to Sapphire glass made specifically for Apple’s future products. One of those products is the Apple Watch, of course.

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AT&T releases Moto G LTE, Motorola’s best-selling budget phone

AT&T releases Moto G LTE, Motorola’s best-selling budget phone

This week the folks at AT&T have decided it’s time to bring the Moto G with LTE connectivity to their collection of phones. But they’re not bringing the newest version of the device to market, they’re bringing last year’s model. Here’s why that’s totally OK: the original is still good. Not even just for its price. It's just a good phone. Solidly built, ready to take on your daily tasks - and it's ready to be customized too. It's more of a "why not" situation than a "why."

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Amazon Fire HD 6 Review

Amazon Fire HD 6 Review

With the Fire HD 6 we see Amazon approach the standard paperback book size device. But this device is not aimed at reading alone, it’s aimed at every kind of Amazon-based media. It is, after all, an Amazon-centric device, and therefor should be purchased only by those willing to work with Amazon’s collection of digital stores.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

Skeptical was what I was when I began playing Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. When you attempt to transfer a beloved, storied universe from one media to the other, you’re under a lot more scrutiny than you’d be if you’d started fresh. But like Alejandro Jodorowsky said about Dune, you have to disrespect your source material if you want to successfully create new life. Behold: Shadow of Mordor.

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VLC update downloads a major reboot for Windows 8.1

VLC update downloads a major reboot for Windows 8.1

This week the newest VLC update will be bringing an entirely new - and surprisingly beautiful - look to VLC. This is the app you use when you want to be able to play any kind of media. The app you use when you want to play your videos without all the fuss. For Windows 8.1, this update also brings on the visual loveliness.

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Apple App Store outage – you’re not alone

Apple App Store outage – you’re not alone

Yes, the App Store has been down and out for a bit this morning and you’re not the only one to experience this oddity. Starting in the evening of October 2nd, 2014, the App Store for both of Apple’s main platforms, iOS and OS X, were sporadically out to dinner - then breakfast.

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