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Chris Burns is currently head editor for SlashGear and executive editor for Android Community. Based in Bismarck, North Dakota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear. Follow him on Twitter @ t_chrisburns and inside Google+ at http://chrisburns.co/+ for tech, gadget, and design news galore.

Do you want the good NES Classic and SNES Classic news first, or the bad?

Do you want the good NES Classic and SNES Classic news first, or the bad?

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime had an interview this week where he made clear the fate the NES Classic and SNES Classic. Both of these systems come with a pre-set number of games, and at first appeared to be limited to those games alone. This week, Fils-Aime put to bed rumors that either one of the consoles would have a path to attaining additional games at any point in the future. And there's more sorta bad news, too.

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US officials pressure T-Mobile, Sprint parent companies to drop Huawei, too

US officials pressure T-Mobile, Sprint parent companies to drop Huawei, too

It would appear that the United States Government is putting pressure on Huawei not only inside the USA, but abroad as well. On concerns that the brand Huawei is a sort of spy for the Chinese state, the US Government effectively carpet-bombed Huawei out of North America - getting all major carriers to drop all Huawei brand products in the process. Now it would seem that the US government wants not only T-Mobile and Sprint to continue to avoid Huawei, it wants their parent companies to drop Huawei hardware as well.

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Android’s AOSP moves further from Google’s strict guidance

Android’s AOSP moves further from Google’s strict guidance

Today the folks at AOSP (Android Open Source Project) at Google revealed their newest move to make the "OSP" part of AOSP far more real. Google owns Android, yes, but they've also kept the Open Source Project bit a reality since the very beginning. This week the developers at Google released a tool that'll make it far easier for 3rd-party (read: non-Google) developers to lend their skills to the development of AOSP, and potentially play a part in guiding what takes priority in Android development, and when.

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Implosion Fabrication: MIT can now shrink structures to nanoscale

Implosion Fabrication: MIT can now shrink structures to nanoscale

It's called Implosion Fabrication. They can't quite shrink humans yet, but they can print a very tiny version of most any shape you choose. The MIT responsible for this project invented a way to capture the shape of an object and replicate it, further shrinking it down to nanoscale upon drying. It's sort of like Ant Man and the Wasp (2018), but just a little bit different.

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Tech yourself Foldable Phones in 10 steps: Report

Tech yourself Foldable Phones in 10 steps: Report

Today we're taking a peek at a report from CGS-CIMB Research that does a decent job explaining Foldable Smartphones in 2019 and beyond. It's an analysis report, so it's made up of both hard facts and projections - some of which might not solidify if the Foldable Phone market goes awry. In any case, the following should give you a set of points with which you'll be able to discuss Foldable Smartphones with your buddies in the near future.

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Galaxy S10 leaks reach fever pitch

Galaxy S10 leaks reach fever pitch

At this point the folks planning the release of the Samsung Galaxy S10 must feel like leakers have done their job for them. It's not easy hiding the most major smartphone release of the year - especially when you've got a worldwide release on your hands. While about a half decade ago it seemed like companies like Samsung and Apple had a handle on leaks for the most part, here in 2018 it seems like the bigger the phone company, the more major the leaks.

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Galaxy S10 release dates just leaked

Galaxy S10 release dates just leaked

Today it would seem that the Samsung Galaxy S10 had a bit of a change done to earlier tipped release dates. The event, it would seem, isn't going to match up with previously teased reveal dates - not quite. The same is true of the first wave of phones. While we've been pretty sure of three versions of the Galaxy S10 were coming at some point in the first half of 2019, it's now become clear that two will look different from the third.

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True Phone Security means living without apps, GPS, or internet

True Phone Security means living without apps, GPS, or internet

To attain the most fully-inclusive all-out secure experience on a smartphone, one must dispense with apps. Over the past several years, it's become clear that surviving as an app developer, social networking brand, etcetera, one must monetize the user, rather than the content one provides to the user. As such, if you're the sort of person that doesn't like being tracked, it's time to take some precautions.

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Razer Phone 2 Review: The Slight Difference

Razer Phone 2 Review: The Slight Difference

The Razer Phone 2 once again offers a unique smartphone package to a still-stagnant smartphone market. We're no longer in a place where there's a massive number of people looking to buy their first phone (in the USA, anyway), we're at the point at which most people have had a couple smartphones - or more - in their adult lives. Now's the time to release something different - something that takes a chance with hardware design and features that appeal to some, but not all.

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Motorola One and Moto X4 update to Android Pie

Motorola One and Moto X4 update to Android Pie

This week the folks at Motorola responsible for bringing big software updates to smartphones hit 3-point shots for two major machines. The Motorola One was launched relatively recently inside the United States and already it's prepared for the Android Pie update from the company. The Moto X4 is also coming up Milhouse with Android Pie, also starting this week.

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Galaxy S10 camera details leaked

Galaxy S10 camera details leaked

Today we've got a bit more information about the Samsung Galaxy S10 family's many various camera arrays. The Samsung Galaxy S10 will come in at least three configurations, one "Lite", another just called Galaxy S10, and another with "Plus" at the tail end of its name. These devices will carry between two and three cameras on their backs.

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Samsung Flexible OLED display coming to iPhone 11

Samsung Flexible OLED display coming to iPhone 11

This week industry sources suggested that Samsung Display reached an agreement with Apple to supply iPhones with flexible touch OLED. These same sources said that it's likely the next iPhone will work with flexible touch OLED displays. It's likely Apple will only use this flexible OLED display on one singular iPhone, while the rest will continue to use slightly more traditional means of touchscreen tech with displays as separate components.

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