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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.

BlizzCon 14 ticket sales tap virtual attendance

BlizzCon 14 ticket sales tap virtual attendance

This week the folks at Blizzard Entertainment have let it be known that their annual gaming event extravaganza will be taking place on November 7th and 8th in Anaheim. Ticket sales for this event have been tipped for May 7th and May 10th, with a spread left open for a breather - one batch will be released one day, another on the other.

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PS4 Xbox One Walking Dead GOTY coming in June

PS4 Xbox One Walking Dead GOTY coming in June

One very early listing on GameStop has revealed the release date for a game we didn’t know until now would certainly exist. This game is The Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition (GOTY), ready for PlayStation 4. This game has been released in this edition on a couple of other platforms before, and will head to the newest in new Sony hardware by June 17th.

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Duet Bluetooth tag: proximity sense for Android and iPhone

Duet Bluetooth tag: proximity sense for Android and iPhone

Over the past year, a number of devices similar to the Protag "Duet" have been released. They’ve all worked in a similar fashion - notifying you when you’re a certain distance away from your smartphone. Here with the Duet, limits are cut. No longer are you limited to iPhone, iOS, or one certain kind of device on Android.

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Samsung vs Apple: FaceTime takes the stand

Samsung vs Apple: FaceTime takes the stand

This week Samsung has gone on the offensive with their suggestion that Apple’s FaceTime is a patent infringer. Samsung’s own patent for compression of video before transmission is being held against Apple inside FaceTime, this new push tapping devices in Apple's lineup such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 5.

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Project Morpheus meetings begin: invite only

Project Morpheus meetings begin: invite only

One of what we must assume will be a series of meetings around the world with developers and prospective collaborators has been tapped in London for Sony’s Project Morpheus. Morpheus is a device that allows eye and ear immersion in a PlayStation 4-based virtual reality, this system shown off for the first time this year at GDC, the Game Developers Conference in California. This first meeting will be held with the Develop group in Soho, London.

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Amazon smartphone detailed: tapping the tilt

Amazon smartphone detailed: tapping the tilt

The power of the tilt will be utilized in the first-ever Amazon smartphone if this weeks’ anonymous reports are to be believed. While most smartphones have a gyroscope sensor inside, their uses are relatively few - depending on the apps they choose to use, that is. Amazon’s smartphone is said to use the gyroscope to massive effect.

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Apple issues Earth Day burn to Samsung

Apple issues Earth Day burn to Samsung

A number of publications being distributed across the UK this week are carrying an Apple-made advertisement coinciding with Earth Day. As Apple’s ongoing court case with Samsung rolls on in the background, these ads run right out in public, suggesting one very pointed issue. "There are some ideas we want every company to copy," it says, suggesting that their eco-friendly initiatives are not under copyright like their patents.

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Nest thermostat Google Play listing appears, then pulled

Nest thermostat Google Play listing appears, then pulled

If you expected Google to sell the product of their recently-acquired company’s works, Nest, to be sold by Google Play, you might have another thing coming. The product was listed today in a single page inside Google Play under a support topic, as any other Google Play-listed piece of hardware would be. It was subsequently pulled once social media picked it up.

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HTC One Sense 6 update hits Integration phase

HTC One Sense 6 update hits Integration phase

For all but the T-Mobile HTC One (M7), the process of pushing HTC’s Sense 6 to smartphones has reached Integration phase. The HTC One Max and the HTC One Mini will be getting the update to Sense 6 as well as every version of the HTC One (M7) in the future - very, very soon that is to say.

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