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.

CEO quits at daughter’s list of 22 missed family events

CEO quits at daughter’s list of 22 missed family events

File this one under Precious. Or heartwarming, family-friendly, and generally a story you’re going to want to think about when you want to feel good about humanity. It begins with a man who has millions of dollars to his name - Mohamed El-Erian, a California-based ex-CEO and ex-CIO of a company called PIMCO. He resigned because of his 10-year-old daughter and a hand-written note.

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Xperia Z3 and Compact released in UK, coming to USA soon

Xperia Z3 and Compact released in UK, coming to USA soon

This week the folks at Sony have let it be known that they’re about to hit Vodafone UK with the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact. For those of you in the United States waiting for these devices - lucky you - this release is a fairly clear indicator that Sony is pushing the whole lot a lot quicker than previous smartphone releases. There’s a Sony event set for the USA rather soon, too.

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Just Dance Now drops the console for iPhone and Android

Just Dance Now drops the console for iPhone and Android

Supposing you’ve played one of the many dance-centric video games out in the wild over the past few years and you’ve wanted to play on your own, but don’t own a video game console, you’re now in luck. Ubisoft is releasing a game called Just Dance Now, working with your smartphone and any remote screen with a web connection.

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The Core: Wireless home speakers with revolutionary holographic sound

The Core: Wireless home speakers with revolutionary holographic sound

The Core is a wireless speaker system that connects to your iPhone or Android device and sounds like "two widely separated full size HiFi speakers." The Core can work with any device - OS X, Windows, iOS or Android included - just so long as it has Bluetooth. According to manufacturers Mass Fidelity, it relies on wave field synthesis to produce what they're describing as "acoustic holograms": sound that literally floats in space within your room.

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iOS 8 update is fixed: go ahead and update

iOS 8 update is fixed: go ahead and update

Wondering if it’s OK to update your iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or any other iPhone or iPad out in the wild today? It is. While yesterday’s update to iOS 8.0.1 took a bit of a pinch to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus - cutting out service, good stuff like that - version 8.0.2 has been released. If you see version 8.0.2 in your update box - go for it.

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Galaxy Alpha hits AT&T: metal “miniature”

Galaxy Alpha hits AT&T: metal “miniature”

This week the Samsung Galaxy Alpha hits AT&T in the United States, bringing a 4.7-inch display to the otherwise larger Galaxy S line. This device has many of the features that’d only otherwise be offered on the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 4, here coming for a bit cheaper and in a slightly smaller package.

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