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.

Microsoft’s plan: turn Nokia X to Windows Phone

Microsoft’s plan: turn Nokia X to Windows Phone

When you first heard that Nokia was going to make an Android phone, were you surprised? I bet you didn’t believe it. When Nokia actually make the Nokia X, we were as baffled as you were - and twice as baffled that they’d also made a larger version of the device in the Nokia XL. Now with the most recent "restructuring" of Microsoft - one that includes integrating Nokia’s devices and services teams into their body - the Nokia X will be turned to Windows Phone.

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Destiny Public Beta release: details and PS4 drop

Destiny Public Beta release: details and PS4 drop

On the morning of July 17th at approximately 11AM PST, we’ll begin seeing keys sent out for the Public Beta for Destiny. This game will be playable starting on the 17th by the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, while the Xbox One and Xbox 360 will have to wait until the 23rd of this month. Destiny Beta for the Xbox One will come in at around 12.63GB - massive - and we expect the PS4 version to deliver something similar.

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Avengers Age of Ultron Preview: Meddle Begets Metal

Avengers Age of Ultron Preview: Meddle Begets Metal

Today begins the massive stream of Avengers previews, beginning with an image of Ultron himself. This preview is of the flat, image kind, showing off Ultron as a terrifying Iron Man villain-looking fellow. Of course he’s powerful enough to take on the whole of the Avengers, so there’s a bit more to learn.

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Pee-wee’s Playhouse remastered for Blu-ray release

Pee-wee’s Playhouse remastered for Blu-ray release

Paul Reubens himself has been summoned from the depths of infamy to supervise the restoration of the original Pee-Wee’s Playhouse series frame by frame. The very first Blue-ray release of the series will be the result, this masterpiece of campy excellence set for release across the United States starting on October 21st, 2014.

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Overcast podcast app squeezes silence for faster listening

Overcast podcast app squeezes silence for faster listening

Two elements make Overcast an app that’s not to be missed for podcast - or if not to be missed, at least not to be skipped over as a demo. Here you’ll be able to work with two new elements developed by Marco Arment, both conjured up by the creator all the way back in the year 2012. One is called Smart Speed, the other called Voice Boost.

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See Google Maps show natural gas leaks around your city

See Google Maps show natural gas leaks around your city

Supposing you live in one of the very few cities Google and the EDF have mapped natural gas leaks in so far, you may be super relieved or super baffled by the results you’re about to see. Boston, Indianapolis, and Staten Island, New York have been mapped so far. Boston, we’ve got some bad news. Indianapolis, turn your smiles on.

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