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.

iPhone 6 Bendgate explained by confirmed fraud Uri Geller

iPhone 6 Bendgate explained by confirmed fraud Uri Geller

There’s a magician in the wild this week who hopes to explain the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus bendgate incidents with talk of psychic energy. It’s Uri Geller, everyone’s favorite spoon-bender from the 1970s! He wants Apple to hire him to explain to the world that it wasn’t the hardware’s fault, but that of the energy of excitement in the air over the release of Apple’s newest smartphones.

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Pokemon TCG Online released to iPad (in Canada)

Pokemon TCG Online released to iPad (in Canada)

There’s been a soft launch of Pokemon: The Card Game Online for iPad this afternoon, starting with Canada. Supposing you’ve got access to a friend with an iPad in Canada and they’re willing to … ship it to you … you might be able to play. Otherwise you’re going to have to wait for the USA release, which should be coming imminently.

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iOS 8 MAC “Randomgate”: yes, you’re still trackable

iOS 8 MAC “Randomgate”: yes, you’re still trackable

One of the lesser-known features of iOS 8 is its updated method of scanning for Wi-fi. Supposing your iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus works with iOS 8 (chances are it does), it works with locally administrated random Wi-Fi MAC addresses when seeking connectivity. So your phone is more private than before, yes? Sort of.

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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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