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 iPhone 6 event tipped for September 9th

Apple iPhone  6 event tipped for September 9th

The iPhone 6 as well as whatever else Apple happens to have up its sleeve for this late summer season has been tipped for an event on September 9th. Apple will likely be bringing more than one piece of news to the event, as both the iPhone 6 and the next generation of software for the mobile Apple collection has been rumored to appear.

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Galaxy S5 arrives in Electric Blue exclusively at Best Buy

Galaxy S5 arrives in Electric Blue exclusively at Best Buy

Those of you with the need for exclusivity in smartphone colors may want to have a peek at the Electric Blue variation of the Galaxy S5 at Best Buy this month. This device will cost the same as the original version of the device and will have the same specifications, for the most part. The big difference is in the color, which will be limited to Best Buy stores in the United States uniquely.

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LG G3 Stylus ready to keep up with Galaxy Note 4

LG G3 Stylus ready to keep up with Galaxy Note 4

Just in time to keep up with the next Samsung Galaxy Note, LG has teased the LG G3 Stylus. This device is set to keep many of the same specifications as the LG G3 original, this time coming with a stylus that fits inside its body, much like the Galaxy Note or the couple of previous LG stylus-toting machines. This device will likely be released inside this month.

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Comcast is down in several states, it’s not just you

Comcast is down in several states, it’s not just you

This evening Comcast is having issues in a number of states across the USA. If you live in Minneapolis/St.Paul, San Francisco, Houston Texas, Orlando, Atlanta Georgia, Richmond Virginia, Philadelphia, NYC, Claremont New Hampshire, Detroit, Chicago, or Seattle - you’re in the yellow zone. It would appear that problems are revolving around internet, though a small amount of complaints suggest a TV blackout is in effect as well.

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Samsung beaten by Xiaomi in China for smartphone shipments

Samsung beaten by Xiaomi in China for smartphone shipments

This quarter appears to have been the haymaker for Xiaomi in China as, according to analysts at Canalys, the vendor tripled shipments in three months. What’s more, it would appear that Xiaomi has done what Apple - thus far - has been unable to do: they’ve out-shipped Samsung. Samsung’s shipments fell this quarter as well while Xiaomi, Lenovo, Yulong, and Huawei all grew.

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Elon Musk AI warning bolsters Iron Man image

Elon Musk AI warning bolsters Iron Man image

If you didn’t think Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk was living the Tony Stark life before, today’s chatter should have you wondering if he’s pumped up about Avengers: Age of Ultron. This film is about artificial intelligence getting out of hand - exactly the subject of Musk’s most recent public set of comments. Even as he speaks, Musk continues to invest in AI companies, aiming to keep a watchful eye on the lot.

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White Xbox One release official with Sunset Overdrive

White Xbox One release official with Sunset Overdrive

This week the folks at Insomniac Games and Microsoft are bringing the heat with some low-key news on the next bundle for the Xbox One. It’ll be a White edition, a version of the console only previously released to employees. This version will be branded with Sunset Overdrive fare and will have the game included in the box as well.

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