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.

Bill Murray gets silly in trailer for St. Vincent

Bill Murray gets silly in trailer for St. Vincent

St. Vincent is a comedy about a fellow who is at war with the world in a very traditional way - it’s a coming of age film about Bill Murray - what more do you want to know? In this film is Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, and Selenis Leyva, whom you’ll know best (at this point) for her role in Orange is the New Black.

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Watch Sunset Overdrive’s ultra-crazy multiplayer gameplay immediately

Watch Sunset Overdrive’s ultra-crazy multiplayer gameplay immediately

This morning the folks behind Sunset Overdrive have revealed a whole lot more about their multiplayer experience, starting with notes on how you’ll be switching back and forth between single and multiplayer seamlessly. Your accomplishments in single-player move over to multiplayer and vice-versa, creating an excellent experience for those that play as much in one universe as they do in the other.

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Explore South Park in VR from your browser or Oculus Rift

Explore South Park in VR from your browser or Oculus Rift

It’s finally time for you to gain a perfect understanding of how the town of South Park Colorado is set up. The developers at a group called "Tool" have created a VR experience out of the television show, allowing it to be seen by both the web browser and the VR headset Oculus Rift. It’s open, it’s free, and it’s up for viewing right this minute.

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Advanced Warfare making-of video shows top-dollar development

Advanced Warfare making-of video shows top-dollar development

Behind the scenes videos with the folks creating the Call of Duty series are always interesting to behold, even if you’re not a player of the games themselves. This is because Activision, and now SledgeHammer Games, are all about showing as much as they possibly can before a game release. In this case, this means seeing actors being captured in as much detail as possible - body and face included.

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Watch the World Cup streaming here now free

Watch the World Cup streaming here now free

This week we’re keeping up with the World Cup as Belgium takes on the United States. This match can be streamed on the internet in several ways, only one of which is entirely free - and legal. If you speak Spanish, all the better - if you speak English and refuse to watch the match in anything but English, you’ll need to get your wallet out.

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SYNEK envisions KEURIG dispenser for beer

SYNEK envisions KEURIG dispenser for beer

SYNEK is "the world’s first portable tap house", a dispenser of beer made to allow you access to a pint in a glass whenever you wish it. It’s time for craft beer in a glass, made to eliminate the middle-man between you and an "unlimited" selection of beer flavors and makes. Bottling and canning beer is something SYNEK hopes to make a thing of the past.

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Windows 9 on the way with custom Mini Start Menu

Windows 9 on the way with custom Mini Start Menu

The Start Button appears to be making its way back to Windows with the oncoming release of Windows "Threshold," also tipped to be called Windows 9. This system has not been confirmed by Microsoft, nor has it been officially suggested as removing the Metro UI revealed in Windows 8 at all - instead, it’s likely to be a slightly more incremental update than Windows 8 was in the first place.

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Google Play Edition Galaxy S5 teased by Google

Google Play Edition Galaxy S5 teased by Google

With a black background and very little detail to be had, Google has made clear that they’re about to reveal the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Google Play Edition colors. This device will be white from the start, readying itself for release right alongside the already-released Google Play Edition HTC One (M8).

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