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.

USA and UK airports ban electronics with no power

USA and UK airports ban electronics with no power

While just this 6th of July, the Transportation Security Administration in the USA banned "powerless devices" from flights, the UK has joined in the battle this week. Attempting to go through security at an airport going into or out of the UK through "certain airports" will result in your devices being checked (as per usual.) If you are asked to power your device on, and you can’t, your device will be confiscated.

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Samsung Gear VR vs Oculus Rift vs Google Cardboard

Samsung Gear VR vs Oculus Rift vs Google Cardboard

This week we’re hearing again - and potentially seeing - the Samsung virtual reality headset. This headset is said to be similar to Google’s #cardboard setup, allowing you to make use of your Samsung smartphone for the display in a head-mounted virtual reality experience. Then there’s Oculus Rift, the highest-end of the bunch, ready to take on all interlopers.

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Double Review: 2 Radical Free Games for Xbox One

Double Review: 2 Radical Free Games for Xbox One

This month two games are popping up free for Xbox Live Gold members: "Max: the Curse of Brotherhood" and "Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition." Both games are generally considered to be "indy", and they certainly play that way - but they’re bringing a fine mix of nostalgia and high-end graphics (flat as they may be) that give us pause.

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Video Games as sports: watch a live tournament now

Video Games as sports: watch a live tournament now

Delivered in a collection of streams, some made for top-tier viewing, some for side-games, and one for those new to the game, Valve is bringing video game sporting (esports) to the public with DOTA2. What you’ll want to do is check out the several streams below to catch whatever angle you’re all about.

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Super Pixelander lets you drop Flappy Bird for dubstep

Super Pixelander lets you drop Flappy Bird for dubstep

If you’re all about fighting aliens, collecting gems, blasting asteroids, and listening to 8-bit beats while you’re at it, we’ve got a game for you. Super Pixelander works with music from Blankfield to make certain you’re rolling deep in the beeps while you’re trying again and again to avoid getting hit by flying bits.

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Next Borderlands may yet come to Xbox One and PS4

Next Borderlands may yet come to Xbox One and PS4

While Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is guaranteed to be coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC first, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are not out of the question. So says 2K Australia's Tony Lawrence. He also suggests that as all Borderlands 2 players are currently playing on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC - or on SHIELD through PC, etc, the team at Gearbox and 2K would like to reward them with the next title.

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Xbox One July Update release this week

Xbox One July Update release this week

There’s a new update for Xbox One coming your way this month, coming with snaps galore. One of relatively few updates coming this month is in snapping your achievements. This means that you can keep your achievements screen open while you game, watching them update in real time.

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DRIVECLUB weather demoed and release detailed

DRIVECLUB weather demoed and release detailed

This morning we’re seeing Evolution Studios show off DRIVECLUB’s dynamic weather system in two video clips. In addition to seeing how this weather system works, we’re also getting details on the PlayStation 4 bundle that’ll be offered starting at the launch of the game.

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