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.

Wolfenstein gameplay trailer: Nowhere to Run and lots of guns

Wolfenstein gameplay trailer: Nowhere to Run and lots of guns

Today we see another release from the teams responsible for presenting the 2014 release of Wolfenstein - a new vision of the original first-person-shooter Nazi-killer. Bethesda Softworks have some high-fidelity graphic designers and advertising magicians on their side, that much is certain. Here you’re going red and white once again, dancing to Die Partei Damen (the party girls) mix of Nowhere to Run while you see a massacre.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Review Roundup

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review Roundup

It’s time for a set of early reviews for Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5. This device was introduced earlier this year at Mobile World Congress 2014 where we also got to get some hands-on time with the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit smart wearables. Now the Galaxy S5 is headed for stores - or is already in stores - across the United States.

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Acer Iconia A1-830 tablet Review

Acer Iconia A1-830 tablet Review

Today we're having a look at a tablet that's very familiar, yet a whole new concept in Acer's brand of tablet releases. Here with the Acer Iconia A-830-1633, you're getting an Android tablet that's working with a 7.9-inch display with a moderate resolution, brightness, and a processor under the hood that should be able to bring you the best in news-reading apps and video. So what's the holdup?

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Galaxy Note 4 specifications line up in test phone images

Galaxy Note 4 specifications line up in test phone images

Right on top of the first relatively-full specifications leak of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 last week, this week we’re having a peek at a couple of test device images. This device could just as easily be a test phone unit for a long-lost Samsung Galaxy F as it could for the Note, but given the larger display sitting up from of this machine, we’re going with the S Pen-toting machine. This device is square because it’s resting inside a case which hides its shape for testing purposes.

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Samsung Gear Solo detailed with mobile data

Samsung Gear Solo detailed with mobile data

It would appear that the Samsung Gear smartwatch was only a smartphone-reliant device for a limited time - this week a new unit is appearing in tips from South Korea with a USIM inside. This means that users will be able to connect to the web with their USIM (think SIM-card on the other side of the sea) through the watch without needing a smartphone for web. This connectivity would be tested in the Asian market before it was released worldwide, similar to what we’ve seen with the curved Galaxy Smartphone from 2013.

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Pokemon NXT gameplay hands-on: 3D MMO in the making

Pokemon NXT gameplay hands-on: 3D MMO in the making

It’s Alpha time for the game known as Pokemon NXT. Made by the fan community and aiming for an eventual (who knows when) full release, this game is a labor of love by members of the Pokemon-loving public, the public that has decided to stop waiting for Nintendo to create an online, 3rd-person, multiplayer experience with the Pokemon universe, instead making it themselves. We’re playing the game today not because we want to level our Pokemon up, but because we want the world to know about the game so that development can be encouraged.

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Intel Thunderbolt 2 adds Networking for PC to PC connections

Intel Thunderbolt 2 adds Networking for PC to PC connections

Already released with OS X Mavericks for Apple computers, Thunderbolt Networking will be coming soon to the PC environment. Intel has made clear this week that they’re bringing full demonstrations of this tech to NAB 2014, so the update for cross-device functionality is certainly close at hand. This software update will bring PC to PC connections with Thunderbolt 2 as well as PC to Mac.

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Windows XP end-of-life tomorrow, Custom Support rides forth

Windows XP end-of-life tomorrow, Custom Support rides forth

Supposing you’re one of the last users of Windows XP out there in the universe, you’ll want to make sure you understand the implications of continuing to use that operating system after tomorrow. Tomorrow, after all, is the last day Microsoft will be offering technical support for Windows XP for the public. After that, it’s all about Custom Support for Windows XP.

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EA Sports UFC Bruce Lee reveal video dishes minor gameplay

EA Sports UFC Bruce Lee reveal video dishes minor gameplay

It would appear that the folks at EA Sports have finally gotten the licensing rights to the likeness of the father of mixed martial arts. Bruce Lee will be a playable character in the game EA Sports UFC, bringing the originator of the sport to the sport itself. This release will have Bruce Lee unlocked in two different ways. Your first option includes beating career mode - the second is tossing down cash immediately.

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