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.

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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Cortana speaks Klingon in Star Trek update

Cortana speaks Klingon in Star Trek update

This week Microsoft is launching the Lumia 830 in the UK. At the same time, they’re sponsoring a big chunk of the "Destination Star Trek" convention a London’s Excel center. What better way to connect the two than to update Cortana with a bit of the ol’ Star Trek language modifier?

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Bose SoundTouch Series II expands wireless speaker array

Bose SoundTouch Series II expands wireless speaker array

A wave of new hardware is coming to Bose’s wireless sound system brand, the SoundTouch Wi-Fi Music System Line. Along with units like the SoundTouch Series II, Portable Series II, and CineMate 520 systems, Bose has also revealed that Deezer, Spotify, and iHeartRadio are joining in as compatible music systems. They join Pandora already in effect.

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iPhone 6 released with wood, light-up Apple by Feld & Volk

iPhone 6 released with wood, light-up Apple by Feld & Volk

There’s a team of innovators in Paris called Feld & Volk, and they’re prepared to make your iPhone as glamorous as you like. In the past they’ve created gold iPhone, diamond-encrusted iPhones, and everything in-between. The first iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models they’ve revealed include wood, sapphire glass, ceramics, gold, and crocodile leather.

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