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.

NVIDIA GTX 980M/970M unplug the gaming notebook

NVIDIA GTX 980M/970M unplug the gaming notebook

This week the folks at NVIDIA have revealed the next generation of graphics processors for gaming notebooks. With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M, you’ll find the first above-1080p desktop-level performance on a gaming notebook. That’s what NVIDIA suggests - and that’s what they’re aiming to deliver with a series of 5 notebooks launching with the GTX 980M and 970M, both with Maxwell architecture under the hood.

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Alien: Isolation Review

Alien: Isolation Review

Either you’re going to love this game or you’re going to hate it. There’s a lot riding on elements of fandom, terror, and gameplay here. You really have to ask yourself a few questions before you take the plunge. We really should make a flowchart for you in deciding whether or not to allow yourself to experience this game, starting with the key - have you seen the original ALIEN film?

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Android Wear watchface maker “Face for Wear” exits Beta

Android Wear watchface maker “Face for Wear” exits Beta

This week the folks behind Face for Wear have released their Android Wear smartwatch face-maker to the public. This app allows you to create your own unique face for Android Wear devices, opening the doors for creators everywhere. This will likely be a situation that’s less-than-necessary in the future whenever Google opens their official API to developers and the public, but for now you can go ahead and go with Face. The app costs a fee and some of the watch faces inside the app cost a fee as well - but at what cost fashion?

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Dead Rising movie contains cameos, product placement

Dead Rising movie contains cameos, product placement

There’s a Dead Rising movie coming soon. It’ll be a movie translation of the video game series, the one whose third installment just hit PC after being launched on Xbox One. Zombies will be in this movie, and it’ll take place in the same Dead Rising universe somewhere between Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 3. You can bet there'll be plenty of bashing, plenty of blood, and one whole heck of a lot of Zombrex to keep you clean and out of the person-eating-person gutter.

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Logitech protection power gets fat, saves iPhone / Galaxy S5 from bumps

Logitech protection power gets fat, saves iPhone / Galaxy S5 from bumps

There’s little doubt now that there are people out in the wild willing to let their smartphone get extremely thick just in order to get the battery life they want. What you’re about to see is the Logitech protection [+] power, a case that’s able to give a huge amount of additional battery life to your Samsung Galaxy S5, iPhone 5, or iPhone 5s. At the same time as it brings big-time battery life, is protects your smartphone with an "ultra-protective outer shell" - and stylish exterior, of course.

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Better Call Saul trailer one: the song, appropriately

Better Call Saul trailer one: the song, appropriately

There’s a lovely song and show you’re about to see that’s made by the artist Junior Brown and Madison Gate Records. It’s for the upcoming show Better Call Saul, a spin-off series from the same folks that brought you Breaking Bad. That series cut off rightly, right when it should have, with no large loose ends. But the universe is large, and Saul wants his place in the sun. "So they say you’re breaking bad? You better call Saul." No qualms with riding the coattails of its original series - just like Frasier.

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Assassin’s Creed: Unity First-Impressions

Assassin’s Creed: Unity First-Impressions

We're just a little over one month away from the full release of Assassin's Creed: Unity, and we've had our first opportunity to get an up-close and personal view of the game in all its glory. Our demonstration was done on an Xbox One and we've seen single-player, 2-player co-op, and 4-player co-op. In this game Ubisoft presents Assassin's Creed rebuilt, enhancing the bits we liked about previous generations and cutting out the fluff.

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Nexus 9 (HTC T1) tablet leaks its backside

Nexus 9 (HTC T1) tablet leaks its backside

There should be little doubt at this point that HTC is making a tablet. This tablet has appeared in documents of many kinds over the past few weeks, even going so far as to be mentioned by NVIDIA (accidentally) by name. Now the device has appeared in a leaked image - just one - that shows it to be very similar in appearance to the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. Right down to the shiny logo on the back, right on top of flat matte backing.

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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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