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.

Another Game of Thrones actor joining Star Wars by way of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Another Game of Thrones actor joining Star Wars by way of Obi-Wan Kenobi

A report released today suggested Indira Varma was cast for a part in the Disney+ live-action Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Varma is best known for her role as Ellaria Sand, partner to Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones. Oberyn Martell was played by Pedro Pascal, an actor cast for one of the biggest roles in Star Wars history: Din Djarin, The Mandalorian.

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KeyMander 2 mobile adapter turns Apple TV, iPhone into gaming console

KeyMander 2 mobile adapter turns Apple TV, iPhone into gaming console

The folks at Kaliber Gaming, part of IOGear, revealed the Kaliber Gaming KeyMander 2 Mobile Keyboard/Mouse Adapter for Mobile Devices to the public today. This is just the latest in a line of "gaming control adapters" sold by the company. This piece of equipment allows you, the gamer, to use a keyboard and mouse on any iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV with Apple Arcade, Apple App Store games, and/or other game streaming services.

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Android 12 DP 1.1 released today with battery fix, issue cleanup

Android 12 DP 1.1 released today with battery fix, issue cleanup

A new release of Android 12 in a Developer Preview version 1.1 was delivered today, March 3, 2021. This release was given build number SPP1.210122.022, complete with emulator support including x86 (64-bit), and ARM (v8-A) just like its predecessor. This release includes a March 2021 security patch and Google Play services 21.02.14.

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Doom 3 VR release official for PSVR, unofficial for Oculus Quest

Doom 3 VR release official for PSVR, unofficial for Oculus Quest

Bethesda Softworks revealed this week that the game Doom 3: VR Edition will be available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 this month. This version of the game is completely official, optimized for this gameplay environment with motion controls, 180-degree quick-turn functionality, and "new textures, shaders, and sound effects." It's a whole new look at a very classic game that's seen its fair share of editions, expansions, and unofficial iterations, to be sure.

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All the Pokemon GO Kanto Tour “bonus event” items for March

All the Pokemon GO Kanto Tour “bonus event” items for March

Today we're taking a peek at the event that'll make up for the event that took place last month - the end of the Kanto Tour. This new event will take place starting on March 5th, 2021, and it'll last for a WHOLE MONTH. It's not so much of an "event" as we've gotten used to in Pokemon GO as it is a bit of Event-Exlusive Timed Research, complete with a BUNCH of items you're more than likely going to want to attain.

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Steam Link Linux release reminds us how simple game streaming can be

Steam Link Linux release reminds us how simple game streaming can be

Valve released a Linux version of its Steam Link app, allowing the connectivity system to work on even MORE devices than before. This is just the latest in a line of operating systems made available to work with Steam Link, including Windows, Android, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. And it's all free, provided you have a Steam account and own a game or two.

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AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT detailed with March release date

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT detailed with March release date

This week AMD revealed the new RX 6700 XT graphics processor for the masses. This machine works with 12GB GDDR6 with AMD Infinity Cache, 40 compute units, and everything a gamer needs to roll with 1440p resolution gaming and "ultra-high frame rates." This card rolls with AMD FidelityFX, Radeon Image Sharpening, DirectX 12 Ultimate, Radeon Boost VRS, and both Radeon Anti-lag and AMD FreeSync tech.

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Ray-Ban smart glasses expectations doused by Facebook CFO

Ray-Ban smart glasses expectations doused by Facebook CFO

Facebook CFO David Wehner spoke this week about new smart glasses that are expected to launch later this year in collaboration with Ray-Ban and Luxottica. This isn't the first time we've heard of said glasses - but it is the first time anyone from Facebook has suggested the glasses will be anything less than extraordinary. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference today, Wehner pointed to Facebook's future in augmented reality technology.

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BenQ X1300i projector works with PS5 and Xbox Series X

BenQ X1300i projector works with PS5 and Xbox Series X

There's an LED gaming projector out in the world now called the BenQ X1300i, and it's made for all SORTS of devices. The BenQ X1300i has a whole bunch of ports, including X1 HDMI2.0b, HDCP2.2, another X1 HDMI2.0b, HDCP2.2 (with support for Audio Return), X1 (5V/2.5A Power, Service) USB Type-A, one RS232 (DB-9pin), a pair of audio-out ports, and a "hidden space for Android TV dongle." This is just about the most intense "gaming projector" ever made.

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Razer Tomahawk released with RTX 3080 and tool-less sled system

Razer Tomahawk released with RTX 3080 and tool-less sled system

The miniature, modular gaming PC system known as Razer Tomahawk was released today with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founder's Edition GPU inside. This small form factor (SFF) desktop works with Intel NUC and a modular "tool-less sled system." This desktop gaming-oriented computer was released both with or without the RTX GPU, making a difference of approximately $800 USD.

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New virtual unfolding tech unlocks antique letters without damage

New virtual unfolding tech unlocks antique letters without damage

When King Tut was removed from his tomb in 1922, his body was effectively ripped to pieces in order to separate his jewelry for transport and/or display. Here in modernity, scientists and archeologists take a much more conservative approach to preserving materials for optimum study. Since the dawn of time, ancient folded or "locked" documents, like those part of a study published this week, have been cut to bits in order to read the writings they contained With what's been developed by researchers and presented here in 2021, antique document destruction-by-default may become a thing of the past.

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Watch: Pokemon GO mixed-reality future demoed at Microsoft Ignite

Watch: Pokemon GO mixed-reality future demoed at Microsoft Ignite

Niantic demonstrated a proof-of-concept vision today at Microsoft Ignite, showing what Microsoft Mesh could do with Pokemon GO. Microsoft Mesh is a new platform built on Azure that allows developers to connect users with a wide variety of devices and technologies, including AR and VR, on PCs, smartphones, tablets, and mixed-reality headsets. As Pokemon GO is a quintessential shared gaming experience, it seemed only natural to see Niantic appear when Microsoft made their first push for Mesh.

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