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.

Microsoft Nokia rebranding has begun

Microsoft Nokia rebranding has begun

The change is now! Microsoft has begun changing the names of Nokia apps in their Lumia smartphones to ones more suitable for their slightly less Nokia-branded universe. While we don’t expect a press release on the subject, we will see a whole lot more Microsoft before the week is through.

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Windows Cortana can now predict NFL football games

Windows Cortana can now predict NFL football games

This week the folks at Microsoft responsible for bringing next-generation or otherwise awesome oddities to Cortana have done so. They’ve brought a feature that, even if you don’t watch football in the USA, you can use. You can use it and feel like a pro when you’ve correctly predicted that the Minnesota Vikings will win the Superbowl.

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Google Calico joins AbbVie for immortality research

Google Calico joins AbbVie for immortality research

The group known as Calico has joined with AbbVie to co-invest up to $1.5 billion USD in research and development of age related diseases. Calico (aka California Life Company) is a Google-backed business, and the diseases they’re looking into include neurodegeneration and cancer. In other words: they’re looking into keeping us alive forever.

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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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