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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.

5 ways Galaxy Note 8 could make you ditch iPhone 8 and Pixel 2

5 ways Galaxy Note 8 could make you ditch iPhone 8 and Pixel 2

There's a whole lot of conjecture out there this week about the Galaxy Note 8, this supposed iPhone 8 killer Samsung's rolling out next. Of course we wont have any completely official details until Samsung holds their big event for the device, as per usual - and the same is true of the iPhone 8, the Google Pixel 2, and every other oncoming smartphone. But based on what's come before, industry trends, and the usually-accurate insider sources we're referencing, we can do a downright fair assessment of what's about to happen in the battle for ultimate second-half of 2017 smartphone boss.

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Star Wars TLJ SPOILER inside: one HUGE Snoke leak

Star Wars TLJ SPOILER inside: one HUGE Snoke leak

Before we go any further, Star Wars fans, I recommend you turn back - this is the sort of leaked set of images that change the movie. This is an image - and a set of images - that make the way you see the film different, especially if you'd planned on going to the theater this December with a completely blank slate idea of what Star Wars: The Last Jedi would be like.

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This iPhone 8 leak has the biggest hidden feature yet

This iPhone 8 leak has the biggest hidden feature yet

This morning a set of images leaked with iPhone 8's name on them - figuratively, of course, but still - this leads to the next big mystery. The next phone from Apple will very likely be part of a set of three, the other two set in the standard line of phones as iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. But the leak today suggests that the iPhone 8 - or whatever Apple ends up calling it - will be coiled for the strike as the most unique iPhone yet.

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Apple kills iPod nano and shuffle

Apple kills iPod nano and shuffle

Both the iPod touch models left in this backwards, messed-up world have been given boosts to storage while the classic iPod nano and iPod shuffle have been discontinued. It's like Apple didn't even care about the people who were putting off buying an iPod shuffle for the past several years - it's as if they didn't even think of me! Meanwhile those users that wanted an iPod nano will have to buy one like a neanderthal, finding them on eBay or wherever the deepest, darkest, dankest resellers now dwell.

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The Moto Z2 Force hands-on : 2x cameras and a Moto Mod

The Moto Z2 Force hands-on : 2x cameras and a Moto Mod

The Motorola-made Moto Z2 Force is out in reviewers hands - ours included - and today we're taking a peek at what's in the box. In our full Moto Z2 Force Review we'll have a peek at what it means to use this device on a long-term basis. For now, we're looking at the basics. That means unboxing the device itself and its newest associate: the Moto 360 Camera (Moto Mod).

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Trailer: Namco Museum turns Nintendo Switch into vintage arcade cabinet

Trailer: Namco Museum turns Nintendo Switch into vintage arcade cabinet

All the NAMCO games you could possibly want to play will be coming to Nintendo Switch in one single title: Namco Museum. This game's first full-length launch trailer was launched today, and it looks pretty gosh-darned solid. This "Namco Museum" title has been launched before for other devices - and it wouldn't be surprising if we saw it again in the future - for good reason!

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Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key locks your laptop with USB

Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key locks your laptop with USB

This year is the year of fingerprints for security - if it weren't already abundantly clear, here's another bit of proof. This is the VeriMark Fingerprint Key by Kensington. This device is just about as simple as a fingerprint scanner gets - or as simple as a fingerprint scanner gets when it's not already embedded into a device. This fingerprint scanner is a USB dongle - and it lets the user log in to their notebook.

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5 steps to Legendary Pokemon GO Raid (Best Boss Kill and Capture)

5 steps to Legendary Pokemon GO Raid (Best Boss Kill and Capture)

In Pokemon GO today we're running down the five not-so-secret ways in which MODS (aka Modifiers) will allow you to catch a Legendary Pokemon. These modifiers all take place within the capture screen after a Legendary Raid Boss Battle - but you'll need to take heed before the fact! When this article was first posted, the first Legendary Pokemon had been released or on the verge of being released: Lugia, then Articuno, and soon Moltres, Zapados, and Ho-oh!

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Wonder Woman 2 release date official with Gal Gadot in tow

Wonder Woman 2 release date official with Gal Gadot in tow

Wonder Woman 2 is officially on the books and dated - just as the first film passed Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this past weekend. This next film will be released after the next installment in the DC Comics superhero universe (aka DC Extended Universe) - that'll take its next form in Justice League, a film that'll be released around the world on November 17th, 2017. Gal Gadot will return as Wonder Woman in Justice League first, then again in Wonder Woman 2 (or whatever it'll be called) soon thereafter.

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5 ways iPhone 8 will make you glad you aren’t an Android user

5 ways iPhone 8 will make you glad you aren’t an Android user

The iPhone 8's final design and software implementation aren't yet final, but Apple's public moves in the past few years give us a good indication of what we're about to get. With the next set of iPhones, we'll get a span of prices and functionality, starting with a device that's very similar to what we've got right now (in stores right this minute). There'll also quite possibly be a device we've thus far been calling "iPhone 8" - though it could well be called something else, like iPhone Pro, iPhone Edition, etcetera.

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Legendary Pokemon GO release date events are here!

Legendary Pokemon GO release date events are here!

The event dates for Legendary Pokemon releases in Pokemon GO have been revealed - and they're right on schedule. As previously reported (in anonymous tipster form) here on SlashGear, the next two Legendary Pokemon will be released during events in Europe and Japan. That means it's going to be at least one situation in which a horde of Pikachu carry in either an electric or a fire-type legendary bird Pokemon with much celebration in tow.

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Bluboo S8 Specs and Price VS Samsung Galaxy S8 will make you flip

Bluboo S8 Specs and Price VS Samsung Galaxy S8 will make you flip

The best smartphone for one person might not fit the price and budget of the next - that's where a new contender in the space comes into play. This week the folks at little-known smartphone maker Blubloo have created a Samsung Galaxy S8-killer. Or so it might seem when comparing this device directly to the Galaxy S8 with no regard for the software and hardware finesse that comes with a name so massive as Samsung.

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