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.

Report: Teen alcohol and cigarette use plummets, weed stays steady

Report: Teen alcohol and cigarette use plummets, weed stays steady

Your highschool health teacher was right. There was only a small number of other kids in your school that actually, actively smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol. The most recent study of high school-aged students in the USA published by the CDC on the matter showed that alcohol and cigarette use was falling - while use of marijuana went up, then back down again.

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AirTV Mini mixes Android TV, Sling TV, OTA channels in one device

AirTV Mini mixes Android TV, Sling TV, OTA channels in one device

The folks at AirTV are dead set on creating a television experience where everyone can have every single piece of programming available in the world, all at once. To do this, they've created the device "AirTV Mini", a device that connects to your television's HDMI port and connect with your OTA antenna and AirTV Wi-Fi-enabled network tuner.

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Kung Fury 2 a go: Schwarzenegger, Fassbender, Hasselhoff

Kung Fury 2 a go: Schwarzenegger, Fassbender, Hasselhoff

There's a second Kung Fury movie in the works, and if the first wave of castings is legit - it's about to get wild up in here. This second in what we must assume is a never-ending series of films will feature Eiza Gonzalez and David Sandberg (director and creator of the first film, and original Kung Fury himself).

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 beats Galaxy Note 10 to Qualcomm’s next big chip

ASUS ROG Phone 2 beats Galaxy Note 10 to Qualcomm’s next big chip

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus will power the second edition of ASUS' heavy-metal gaming phone, ASUS ROG Phone 2. What's that mean for the gaming phone world? It means a whole lot, if you're the sort of gamer that's all about the newest and most powerful gaming hardware.

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FTC fines Facebook $5b, stock bolts upward

FTC fines Facebook $5b, stock bolts upward

Yes, you read that right, Facebook stock just surged - upward - after the FTC announced that they'd sent a $5-billion fine to the company. That's the biggest fine the FTC's ever demanded of a tech company - but it's the equivalent of next-to-nothing for the social networking site and mega-brand. Let's do the math on this - Facebook made approximately 55,838-million USD in revenue in 2018. A fine of 5-billion is... not particularly damaging.

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Pokemon GO Guaranteed Shiny Eevee and over 1-million XP

Pokemon GO Guaranteed Shiny Eevee and over 1-million XP

What's that, a guaranteed Shiny Eevee? There's a way in which you're going to get maximum experience points this week in Pokemon GO, and it's got just a BIT to do with Armored Mewtwo. This newest Pokemon in the mix has the ability to bring one massive amount of EXP on its own, but with the combination of elements available to us this week, there's a chance we'll be grinding out more points than we've gotten in such a short time in a LONG while. To begin, make sure you've got a few Lucky Eggs handy, and save up your Rewards for one big burst.

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Amazon Prime Day is a dirty trick

Amazon Prime Day is a dirty trick

It's that time again, the "Amazon Prime Day" sale, the (two days) of the year when Amazon suggests it has its best deals of the year. Amazon will re-organize its front page to promote the products that companies agreed to push, and Amazon makes a boat-load of money. They'll use every trick in the book to make it seem like you're not only getting a deal, you're having fun at the same time!

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Cheapest Galaxy Note 10 still has two surprising pluses

Cheapest Galaxy Note 10 still has two surprising pluses

This morning we were taking a look at our latest set of pre-release date Galaxy Note 10 details (read: rumors and tips) and happened upon a revelation. The future was right before our eyes, and it wasn't even a feature that hadn't popped up on a phone before. In fact, it'll appear on the base model!

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MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019 teardown reveals one bright spot

MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019 teardown reveals one bright spot

There's a new MacBook Pro in town, and the first teardown has some not-so-great news for those looking to repair or update hardware on their own. The MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019 model (with two Thunderbolt Ports) didn't get a particularly great score from iFixit, but there is at least a silver lining to this raincloud. Where previous MacBooks didn't allow easy access to their touchpads (for removal and repair), this unit keeps it a little more real.

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Armored Mewtwo weakness, counters for Pokemon GO today

Armored Mewtwo weakness, counters for Pokemon GO today

Armored Mewtwo weaknesses in Pokemon GO are much the same as the original Mewtwo - it's just the amount of hammering you'll need to do that's changed. The three types you'll want to concentrate on are Bug, Ghost, and Dark. This does not necessarily count out a Pokemon that's not primarily that type, it only suggests that you should seek out Pokemon with these sorts of moves. Let's take a look!

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Your next 3 iPhones

Your next 3 iPhones

This week a pair of leaks and/or insider analysis reveals essentially made the case for Apple's next several major iPhone releases. What's different about these bits of information from the normal day-to-day leak is their relative un-interesting nature. The tipped iPhone changes don't seem very far-fetched, and not particularly world-shaking in the grand scheme of things - which makes them all the more likely to come to pass. Over the next several years, here's how Apple's next few iPhone lineups will likely look.

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Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven: Actually not that unhealthy, just innutritious

Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven: Actually not that unhealthy, just innutritious

It is the 7-Eleven day celebration, and the Slurpee's are coming on fast and heavy. Today Slurpee drinks are free, and you're going to want to bury your face into a cup at your local 7-Eleven as soon as possible, most likely. Unless you don't want to grab your brains and squeeze in utter agony because of the ever-present threat of brain freeze, or the various artificial ingredients which we'll be going over presently. Let's take a look!

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