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.

Netflix live-action Zelda show: “Game of Thrones” for kids

Netflix live-action Zelda show: “Game of Thrones” for kids

It's not like we've never seen Nintendo's Zelda produced as a TV show before - but here in 2015, the possibility that a live action Zelda show could be made has become very real. Word has it that Netflix is in the works to develop a live action Zelda series of webisodes - TV episodes without the pesky waiting a week between releases - all set to come to Netflix exclusively. Can you imagine such magic? Could the greatness of the 80's cartoon return full-powered?

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Raspberry Pi 2 hands-on: first boot on 2nd-gen

Raspberry Pi 2 hands-on: first boot on 2nd-gen

Today we took the Raspberry Pi 2 out of the box and the static shielding bag to give it a first start-up and go. As you'd expect, loading software to an SD card is much the same as it was in the past - except here you're using a much smaller microSD card instead. After that, you've got a more powerful processor and 1GB of RAM to work, so it's time to get quick. Today we're checking in on the basics - getting an operating system running and heading to boot.

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Gear VR demo stations headed to Best Buy

Gear VR demo stations headed to Best Buy

To make the public get a little bit better understanding of what it'll be like to live in a Virtual Reality environment in the near future, Samsung is teaming up with Best Buy. At a number of Best Buy locations across the United States, Samsung will be bringing the Samsung Gear VR to their Samsung Experience Shops. This hands-on opportunity will begin on the 8th of February and will last an unspecified amount of time. There's also a site made by Best Buy to locate the closest participating location near you.

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Galaxy S6 Edge details arrive in cases

Galaxy S6 Edge details arrive in cases

Today the Samsung Galaxy S Edge seems to have been re-confirmed alongside the Samsung Galaxy S6. In an image of a selection of cases from little-known brand Verus, both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge (or just S Edge) can be seen. Here you'll notice that the Samsung device's edge is not just all by its lonesome, it's joined by some volume keys as well. This is different from the Galaxy Note Edge which keeps all of its buttons to the top or the opposite side of the device.

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Ubuntu Phone release: Apps out, Scopes in

Ubuntu Phone release: Apps out, Scopes in

The Ubuntu device you're about to see goes by the name Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition, and it isn't going to be like your average iPhone or Android. Instead, so it's being presented by Canonical as, this device will make quick work of your day-to-day needs with "Scopes" - also known as cards. The first Ubuntu phone for the public will make use of this first market-ready version of Ubuntu for mobile devices and will pose the following question to the public: Do you really need apps in the first place?

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Google Music may soon play YouTube videos natively

Google Music may soon play YouTube videos natively

Recently the folks at Google's Play Music Chrome "Mini Player" extension released an update with a whole bunch of new permissions. While this would normally be a non-news sort of situation, it just so happens that the answer to the question "why does Play Music require all these permissions now?" turned out to be truly interesting. This question was answered by the Google Chrome extension developer team that created the Chrome app in a Reddit thread for Google on the subject at hand.

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This Evangelion short looks terribly realistic

This Evangelion short looks terribly realistic

This week the folks behind the Evangelion CG short collection have created a masterpiece. We're at that point, apparently, where even small-time productions like what you're about to see are able to be produced with such fantastic flare that they look real. Think about what it looked like when you first saw the young Flynn in TRON, completely made up with computer graphics. Now imagine what we'll see when it comes time to release the next Pacific Rim. Now watch this CG short and be amazed.

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Mortal Kombat X details: 3 key points

Mortal Kombat X details: 3 key points

Behold, the next generation - Mortal Kombat X, the latest in a long line of fighting games spanning back to the origin of the genre. Today you'll have the opportunity to get a run-down of what you'll want to know before you begin your battle. It begins with your selection of character - do you want to be good, evil, or somewhere in-between? Your faction will decide, one of five, where your allegiance lies: Lin Kuei, Black Dragon, White Lotus, Special Forces, or the Brotherhood of Shadow.

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Canon unveils 2015 camera lineup: 5DS, Rebel T6s, ELPH, SX410

Canon unveils 2015 camera lineup: 5DS, Rebel T6s, ELPH, SX410

This week we've got one whole heck of a lot of Canon photography equipment being revealed, with cameras popping up from the very inexpensive to the top of the line in personal shooters. The SX410 IS comes as the successor to the SX400 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS comes as the successor to the ELPH 340 HS, and the EOS Rebel T6i comes as the latest edition of the "classic" Rebel. Then there's the EOS Rebel T6s, designed to deliver the best possible photos with an EOS APS-C format sensor, and the Canon 5DS SR, delivering the world's highest resolution among 35mm-format Digital SLRs.

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Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens official

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens official

The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens is an amalgamation of glass and metal that's made to capture super high quality images with an ultra-wide angle. This lens was of the most awe-inspiring pieces of equipment we got to have a peek at earlier this year at CES but it wasn't something we were able to talk about until now. Everyone in the room that had the opportunity to see this lens had an audible response - and several were words I can't reproduce here. This lens creates an experience that's not easily describable, needless to say.

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