Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently the senior editor for SlashGear. Based in Bismarck, North Dakota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear. He has been investigating and reporting on the tech and design industry for over a decade.

Pixel 3a issue: Random shutdown and the fallout

Pixel 3a issue: Random shutdown and the fallout

Several Google Pixel 3a users found themselves at the receiving end of a software issue over the last couple weeks. Users found that their phone will shut down - seemingly at random. The only fix seems to be a hard reset, which apparently does not do the trick for longer than a few hours at a time.

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Galaxy Note 10 preview guide: New specs and feature expectations

Galaxy Note 10 preview guide: New specs and feature expectations

There's a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 coming your way later this year, and it's going to be a doozy of a device. Over the past few weeks we've been gathering and analyzing all reputable Samsung Galaxy Note 10 leaks, and today we've compiled the lot into a relatively easy-reading short format. Here lies the latest report on the Galaxy Note 10 in the weeks and months before its release.

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New Google Glass E2 as team exits X, now Google proper

New Google Glass E2 as team exits X, now Google proper

Google buried the lede with their newest Google Glass press release, focusing on the newest device rather than the group's biggest move to date. The group responsible for Google Glass will, for the first time since inception, move from Alphabet's "X" to Google proper. This move was made, according to Google, to "meet the demands of the growing market for wearables in the workplace and to better scale our enterprise efforts."

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Why Nokia OZO audio on an OPPO phone should light your fire

Why Nokia OZO audio on an OPPO phone should light your fire

What on earth is going on with Nokia OZO Audio, and why is it important to the phone called OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition? Since we've been following along with both brands for approximately a decade, we're ready to explore this strange pairing with aplomb. Nokia is a brand that creates all sorts of things, now - and OPPO is one of the most interesting smartphone brands in the world.

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Samsung update One UI finally reaches wearables

Samsung update One UI finally reaches wearables

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Watch, Gear Sport, and Gear S3 are in for a treat in the very near future as the company brings One UI to the bunch. As we've had experience with each of the devices on the list as well as Samsung's One UI on smartphones of several sorts, today we're exploring the company's approach in this land of wearables. Once we get the update sent to these devices in our review shop, we'll be set for updated reviews, as well.

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Game of Thrones fan theory says Drogon is the last key

Game of Thrones fan theory says Drogon is the last key

The big finale episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 (and the series) is upon us. Now that we're most certainly in The Endgame, as it were, now's our last chance to try to figure out what's going to happen before it's been made public. Today we're going to take a look at one of the wild theories that've kept me from pulling all my hair out by the roots each time something "subverts my expectations" this season. Also, as may not be obvious at this point: SPOILER ALERT, Season 8 SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Google Stadia guide: 5 reasons why you’ll pay up

Google Stadia guide: 5 reasons why you’ll pay up

Google Stadia is inevitably going to be a part of your future, whether it be for games or post-game services. Today we're taking a peek at 10 reasons why I believe you're either going to use Google Stadia or something very similar to Google Stadia in the near future. This is about 5G, it's about access to as much content as possible, it's about the very nature of personal computing.

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NVIDIA stock spikes as Bitcoin bulls return

NVIDIA stock spikes as Bitcoin bulls return

If you take a peek at the price of Bitcoin vs USD, then look at where NVIDIA is in the NASDAQ, you might draw some conclusions. While it's not been NVIDIA GPUs, but AMD GPUs that've appeared to have been used the most for cryptocurrency mining in the recent past, their fortunes seem linked. As we re-enter a bull season in cryptocurrency in general, NVIDIA's just announced they've beat earnings expectations for this most recent quarter.

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Pokemon GO guide: Detective Pikachu’s final 24 hours start now!

Pokemon GO guide: Detective Pikachu’s final 24 hours start now!

In 24 hours from the point at which this article goes live, there'll be no more Detective Pikachu in Pokemon GO. The big Detective Pikachu event in Pokemon GO started on May 7th, 2019, at 1PM Pacific. The event is set to end at 1PM Pacific on Friday, May 17th, 2019. Let's talk about how you can get a Detective Pikachu before your time is up.

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Ambidextrous mouse Razer Lancehead Wireless ramps up features for 2019

Ambidextrous mouse Razer Lancehead Wireless ramps up features for 2019

This morning the folks at Razer released the latest version of their Lancehead Wireless ambidextrous mouse. This new version of the mouse has a top-notch 16,000 True DPI 5G optical sensor. This is not the first time this sensor's been applied to a Razer mouse - it's the first time this sensor's been bestowed upon this particularly versatile mouse.

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The new $50 Amazon Fire 7 tablet: Is it a good deal? [Update!]

The new $50 Amazon Fire 7 tablet: Is it a good deal? [Update!]

Today Amazon revealed their latest Amazon Fire 7 for $50 USD, and called it "All New". Over the past several years, Amazon's released several Amazon Fire tablets, and other products, with the words "All New" up front of their title. If you're considering purchasing a tablet from Amazon because you've always wanted a tablet and $50 is too good to pass up - PLEASE read on.

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Instagram killing another feature: Should I just quit?

Instagram killing another feature: Should I just quit?

Instagram announced the death of another feature this week, not long after rumors surfaced of the axing of public likes. This is just the latest in a line of changes for Instagram, an app and company that's coming closer and closer to its parent company, Facebook. I quit using Facebook a few months ago for all but the rarest family communication - is it time I gave Instagram the boot as well? NOTE: If it weren't clear already, the opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily shared by SlashGear or associated entities.

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