Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently the senior editor for SlashGear. Based in Fargo, 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.

Shiny Pokemon GO watch list today: Party Hats, Balloons, Flying types

Shiny Pokemon GO watch list today: Party Hats, Balloons, Flying types

Starting today in Pokemon GO, here on July 3, 2020, there's a brand new list of Shiny Pokemon in the wild. Spawning during this event in the wild, in Pokemon Raids, and in Pokemon Eggs, you'll find as wide and diverse a list of Shiny Pokemon as there's ever been. Here we're seeing not just bug Pokemon, not just flying Pokemon, but special edition PARTY Pokemon too!

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Watch Hamilton on Disney+ now: 5 key facts you’ll want to know

Watch Hamilton on Disney+ now: 5 key facts you’ll want to know

So you're watching the Disney+ (or Disney Plus, if you prefer) release of Hamilton right now. You've listened to the Broadway soundtrack a billion times at this point, and you might well have seen a bootleg version of the play - maybe you even saw the play live on stage. Now you're watching this Disney+ version and you're wondering if there are any interesting tidbits, any facts you can share with your family and/or friends with whom you're watching the play at home. We've collected a few that you can use, right here!

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Shiny Pokemon GO list leaked pre-GO Fest, with balloons!

Shiny Pokemon GO list leaked pre-GO Fest, with balloons!

A set of new Shiny Pokemon have appeared in the code for Pokemon GO, including a new floating Pikachu. There'll be a set of celebratory Pokemon in the mix - all three starting Pokemon from Kanto will be ready to roll, in Shiny form, with Party hats. If you're all about the most classic of Pokemon appearing in the game in both special (Party Hat) and Shiny (Shiny Party Hat) form, now's the time to celebrate!

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Full Pokemon GO Community Day July 2020 may cost you $1

Full Pokemon GO Community Day July 2020 may cost you $1

Today we're taking a peek at July 2020's Pokemon GO Community Day. This event will feature Gastly, a ghost type Pokemon that evolves into Haunter, then Gengar, one of the most powerful "glass cannon" Pokemon in the game. This Community Day will include a special Gengar that knows a move that cannot be learned at any other time!

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Back to the Future Transformer toy revealed: Gigawatt!

Back to the Future Transformer toy revealed: Gigawatt!

Hasbro and Universal Brand Development collaborated to bring to life a true oddity. This is the Back to the Future branded Transformer called Gigawatt. Alongside the release of this transforming plastic toy, IDW will release at least one issue of a crossover Transformers x Back to the Future adventure, also in collaboration with Amblin Entertainment.

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Google’s Fitbit buy sees serious advocacy resistance

Google’s Fitbit buy sees serious advocacy resistance

Advocacy groups in the United States and the European Union issued a statement on Wednesday rallying against Google's acquisition of Fitbit. The statement was signed by twenty advocacy groups from countries around the world, primarily in the USA and Europe. Google currently has a bid in place to acquire the fitness wearable company Fitbit - but the deal's not quite done just yet.

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Facebook info sharing “issue”: Another reason to delete Facebook

Facebook info sharing “issue”: Another reason to delete Facebook

This week Facebook admitted to wrongly sharing the personal data of thousands of app users with thousands of developers. The issue here isn't as simple as Facebook selling your personal information to advertisers, or Facebook allowing political advertisers to publish inaccuracies and lies on their platforms. Instead, it's more like a little mistake. A little mistake that lends more evidence to the idea that when a company is as big as Facebook, a little mistake can have big consequences.

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Motorola Razr 5G release date level leak drops all specs

Motorola Razr 5G release date level leak drops all specs

The second-generation Motorola Razr (with foldable display) was leaked in a big way this week in a set of insider tips that essentially spill all the beans. The Motorola Razr 5G, as it's expected to be called, will come in at least one color: Mercury Silver - with a 6.2-inch display inside. This device will likely be launched with a pair of massive cameras and a dual-SIM card tray.

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WhatsApp update for July 2020: Dark Mode, QR codes, new stickers

WhatsApp update for July 2020: Dark Mode, QR codes, new stickers

Today we're taking a peek at what you need to know about the next update for WhatsApp for multiple platforms. This update adds new Animated Stickers, upgrades QR codes, and adds Dark Mode for WhatsApp web and desktop platforms. If you're working with video calls, you'll find the newly upgraded ability to include 8 people on a call. If you're one of the growing pack of people using a phone with KaiOS, you're in luck - a new feature, at last!

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Galaxy Note20 Ultra leaked in official imagery

Galaxy Note20 Ultra leaked in official imagery

Today the Samsung Galaxy Note20 (or Note 20 if you prefer) was leaked in a set of images posted to Samsung's official webpage in Russia. The version of the device that's leaked seems to be connected to the name "Mystic Bronze" and is most likely the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra. This version of the device previously appeared in leaks which indicated similar designs - but this seems to be the real deal.

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Beavis and Butt-Head return, with potential for Daria, King of the Hill

Beavis and Butt-Head return, with potential for Daria, King of the Hill

Beavis and Butt-Head creator Mike Judge signed a deal with Comedy Central to bring the show back for at least two seasons of episodes. In a release this morning, Comedy Central said they'd "announced an expansive deal" with Judge "to reimagine MTV's seminal, Gen-X defining "Beavis and Butt-Head," as well as additional spin-offs and specials."

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Minecraft Dungeons Jungle DLC released at same time as free update

Minecraft Dungeons Jungle DLC released at same time as free update

If you've been playing Minecraft Dungeons since launch, you've been playing a little over a month. If you've been playing that long, you might be ready for a DLC already. But for the rest of the world - the people that've not yet gotten in on the action - is it too intimidating to start a game that's already rolling with an expansion just a month after initial release? In any case, the goal for the profit-minded creators at Minecraft is clear.

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