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.

Brand Strength: can you name these 10 smartphones?

Brand Strength: can you name these 10 smartphones?

When you’ve got an iPhone, your friends know it. Those around you know you're holding an iPhone with just a glance. Over the past few years, several brands have also begun settling their brand well enough that you’re able to identify their smartphone at a glance. What sets your smartphone apart from the rest?

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Fireworks from a drone’s perspective

Fireworks from a drone’s perspective

A video posted well before this year’s 4th of July, but excellent nonetheless, shows what it’s like to be flying amongst fireworks as they’re fired. What you’re seeing here is the drone known as DJI Phantom 2, and the camera is the GoPro Hero 3 silver.

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Stormtroopers confirmed for Star Wars 7 by Kevin Smith

Stormtroopers confirmed for Star Wars 7 by Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith was invited to the Star Wars VII set in London on the 30th of June - earlier this week - and has confirmed one point of order: Stormtroopers. Invited to join J.J. Abrams on set, he’s made clear that he’ll be able to share next to nothing about what he’s seen, but he did let a single tear run down his face for an instagram opportunity for the public.

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Evolve PC alpha sign-ups open right now

Evolve PC alpha sign-ups open right now

Just in time to celebrate the birth of the United States of America comes the sign-up sheet for the alpha version of the team-hunting game Evolve. Just like our forefathers, you’ll be given the chance to control one of several characters in a battle against a legendary beast. Slightly different from our forefathers, you’ll also be given the opportunity to control the beast.

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Bigfoot hair samples tested by Oxford for science

Bigfoot hair samples tested by Oxford for science

The tests you’re about to read about began all the way back in the year 2012, when researchers at Oxford University and the Lausanne Museum of Zoology sent out the call for Yeti hair. It was then that the hair samples began to arrive. Run and later written up by Sykes B.C., Mullis R.A., Hagenmuller C., Melton T.W. & Sartori M., a total of 36 hair samples supposed to have (possibly) belonged to the legendary Bigfoot were put to the test.

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Nokia Lumia mystery phone leaks with new camera

Nokia Lumia mystery phone leaks with new camera

Someone with access to Nokia devices behind-the-scenes appears to have made a move in leaking their latest Lumia model this week. The device appears relatively massive, ready to bring at least a 4.5-inch display to the party, possibly in an effort to tac on a new generation in the Nokia Lumia 820 lineup. That’d make this a Nokia Lumia 830.

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