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.

Flappy Bird 2: sequel release goes vertical

Flappy Bird 2: sequel release goes vertical

The creator of Flappy Bird has revealed his first major release since shutting his hit game down. With "Swing Copters," we get a Flappy Bird successor - a game that basically has the same innards as Flappy Bird, but made vertical instead of horizontal. And you’ll have to avoid swings instead of simple tubes.

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Nutella shortage possible: Social Media Chaos

Nutella shortage possible: Social Media Chaos

It’s as if the apocalypse were upon us. A Nutella shortage has been tapped as one of several possibilities this upcoming season as a frost in Turkey has devastated - so to speak - their hazelnut output. Hazelnuts are also used in Cadbury’s Whole Nut bar, fine round chocolates Ferrero Rocher, and the extremely strangely titled "Toffifay."

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Galaxy Note 4 pictured with curved edges: not so much

Galaxy Note 4 pictured with curved edges: not so much

This week a number of publications are showing off a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 concept that they believe is real. Expect that they’ll be fixed and updated by the end of the day, because this machine is not real. It is instead a conceptual work of design created by a fellow by the name of Ivo Maric back in May of this year.

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Ignore No More app forces you to call your mother

Ignore No More app forces you to call your mother

Oh great. There’s an app out there this week made by Mountaineer Technology Ventures called "Ignore No More." This app is made by these maniacs to install on two separate devices - one for the parent, the other for the child. When the child refuses to return messages or calls to the parent, the parent can lock down their child’s phone remotely, requiring a call to unlock.

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Xbox One update today: all the little details

Xbox One update today: all the little details

Today the Xbox One update for August comes your way be you a normal citizen or someone special. This update includes the allowance of mobile purchases, a new low battery notification, "last seen" time in your friends list, and a few other oddities. Watch out for 3D Blu-ray integration as well - now all you’ll need is a 3D TV and a 3D Blu-ray to make it work!

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Sharp redefines “edge-to-edge” smartphone display

Sharp redefines “edge-to-edge” smartphone display

This week the folks at Sharp have let loose images and hands-on with their new "Aquos Crystal" phone. This device runs Android and will be sent up by carriers with VoLTE, but the most important feature is the most obvious: a near bezel-less front panel. When we first heard the term "edge-to-edge display", this is what we were thinking.

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