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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.

Unity hits Xbox One: free for all Indy Devs

Unity hits Xbox One: free for all Indy Devs

Cross-platform distribution is the name of the game when you’re talking about Unity. They’ve announced today that they’re ready to bring a public preview of Unity 4.3 to the Xbox One this week, partnering with Microsoft to bring their software to all registered ID@Xbox developers with development kits. What does this mean for you, the gamer?

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Elgato Game Capture HD60 makes the next gen tiny

Elgato Game Capture HD60 makes the next gen tiny

For the next generation in video game recording for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 specifically, Elgato has revealed the Game Capture HD60. This is a recording device that’s right around half the size of the previous generation, here coming in with H.264 hardware encoding, making it easy to capture 1080p with 60fps on the go, straight to your laptop or desktop PC.

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NASA’s Robo-Glove up for license by Iron Man and you

NASA’s Robo-Glove up for license by Iron Man and you

The teams at NASA and GM behind the Robonaut 2's Robo-Glove have made the decision to allow licensing of their technology for public use. The glove is made to amplify the abilities of the wearer, not entirely unlike that of the glove of Iron Man in the Marvel Comics universe. This glove allows its user to blast through tasks that require high hand strength - grasping and repetitive tasks especially.

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Elementary OS released to Public Beta for your Mac or PC

Elementary OS released to Public Beta for your Mac or PC

Those of you that enjoy changing the theme for your smartphone on a daily basis will appreciate what the folks behind Elementary OS are trying to do. They’re not trying to be your "Monday" theme, but your next operating system - and they’re trying to do it with Linux tied to an aesthetic that’s a cross between Chrome OS and Apple’s OS X.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha: all the important details pre-release

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: all the important details pre-release

There’s little doubt now that the device that thus far has been called Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be appearing either this Wednesday or on the 3rd of September. It’s a strange entry into the Samsung Galaxy lineup, bringing on a metal edge (similar to the Galaxy Note 4) and specifications that are similar to its slightly larger sibling, the Galaxy S5. The big difference its its smaller display - no longer 5.1-inches, but 4.7-inches instead.

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Galaxy Note 4 leak: back, front, and sides

Galaxy Note 4 leak: back, front, and sides

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is about to dispense with the pleasantries. What you’re about to see is a selection of photos of what’s suggested to be the next Samsung Galaxy Note, complete with front, back, and side photos. You’ll be surprised at how little it looks like its companion, the Samsung Galaxy S5, and how similar it looks to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 3.

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iMessage is down for iPhone users inside USA – how about you?

iMessage is down for iPhone users inside USA – how about you?

This afternoon Apple’s iMessage platform has had some trouble staying active across the United States. While most reported outage areas seem relegated to the United States in heavily populated areas like Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York City, we’ve also seen reports overseas. Most reports of outage with iMessage outside of the USA seem set in or around the UK and Europe.

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