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.

2014 BMW i8 on the road in extended highway mix

2014 BMW i8 on the road in extended highway mix

Today it’s time to get a vision of what it’ll be like to be rolling alongside a 2014 BMW i8 on the road. This machine has been subject to countless videos and in-car test drives thus far, but today a group by the name of FrequenShowss have dropped a bunch of B-roll video from a slightly more unique perspective. This is what it’ll feel like for everyone else around you when you drive the 2014 BTW i8.

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Amazon Instant Video may gain free tier (with ads) next week

Amazon Instant Video may gain free tier (with ads) next week

In addition to a new set-top box piece of hardware for living rooms, Amazon has been tipped to be launching a free video streaming service. This service would be running alongside its already-running Amazon Instant Video brand, likely offering up different content on the whole. With Amazon Instant Video hosting both TV shows and top-tier movies, it’s difficult to guess what a new free service would contain.

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Killer Instinct rebooted from the inside out

Killer Instinct rebooted from the inside out

There’s a new character coming to Killer Instinct for Xbox One in April - right on schedule - but there’s a big change going on behind the scenes as well. What you might not know from a player’s perspective is that the developer behind Killer Instinct’s current iteration is changing teams. Having been purchased in their entirety by Amazon last month, Double Helix Games is being replaced on the Killer Instinct Title as well.

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OS X Mavericks takes 40% of Apple desktop OS cake in 5 months

OS X Mavericks takes 40% of Apple desktop OS cake in 5 months

While it’s not a perfect system since it only really tracks web traffic, not overall installs, this week’s Chitika study shows OS X Mavericks to be doing especially well. Compared to the rest of the Apple-made operating systems on the desktop side of things, Chitika shows OS X Mavericks to be taking 40% of the pie just 5 months after release.

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Office for iPad release set for 11AM PST today

Office for iPad release set for 11AM PST today

This week the folks at Microsoft responsible for Office have revealed that they’ll be releasing the first full-blown iPad iteration of the app today. This release will take place at 11AM Pacific time - that’s 1PM Central or 2PM Eastern - and it’ll be free. You can view documents and give presentations of documents without cost, but you’ll be paying a subscription fee to edit.

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Amazon set-top box event set for April 2nd

Amazon set-top box event set for April 2nd

This week Amazon has sent out invites to an event that’ll be held in New York City next week. This event will take place on the 2nd of April and will center on what Amazon describes as an "an update for our video business." While it’s possible that Amazon might be speaking about their streaming video content delivery services, it’s also likely they’re speaking about their long-awaited television set-top box.

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2015 Subaru WRX STI drives test-track made of drone helicopters

2015 Subaru WRX STI drives test-track made of drone helicopters

If there’s an award for most unique concept track for a vehicle this year, it may be time to send that award out already. The folks at Subaru have created a video spot for the 2015 Subaru WRX STI which incorporates a massive amount of drone helicopters with bright red lights, the lot of which create an ever-changing, ever-moving track for the vehicle to drive through.

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Batman: Arkham Knight, a new Iron Man-like villain

Batman: Arkham Knight, a new Iron Man-like villain

Today the folks at WB Games have revealed a number of new renders made for Batman: Arkham Knight. Inside this release you’ll find a new villain, one that aims to match Batman in abilities as well as looks - make no mistake: this isn’t Batman, it’s a brand new villain called "Arkham Knight".

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Titanfall statue construction part 2: Reacher

Titanfall statue construction part 2: Reacher

Having had some great response to our initial investigation into the creation of the 2-story-tall Titan touring Berlin this gaming season, we followed up with the makers at Daniel’s Wood Land. The second model - and perhaps the more popular here in the USA since it's made several appearances stateside - is the "Reacher". This model is a bit shorter than the other due to its aim: capturing pilots for photo opportunities.

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