Author Archives: Chris Burns

Currently managing editor at SlashGear, Chris Burns has been with the site for more than a decade. With a background in graphic design, Chris' eclectic coverage spans UX, 3D printing, mixed reality, and new media, in addition to bringing his exacting eye for detail to smartphones and tablets. Twitter / LinkedIn / Email

Star Wars Visions: When and where in the universe

Star Wars Visions: When and where in the universe

Today we're looking at the next release in the Star Wars universe from Disney+ called Star Wars Visions. This television show will be released in standalone installments, each created by different creative forces, each with its own angle. We're looking at what details have been shared by the creators of this series so far, aiming to get a handle on where in the universe we'll be watching - and when!

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IKEA x ASUS ROG gaming gear ready for USA release date

IKEA x ASUS ROG gaming gear ready for USA release date

The full IKEA x ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) gaming product line is finally ready for a release date in October of 2021. This collection of accessories, lighting, and furniture was partially revealed earlier this year with a February preview, including everything from desks to LED strips to mouse USB bungee and a wooden hand to hold your headphones. Products will launch a variety of named families, each a part of the gaming accessory and furniture universe.

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Windows 11 updates Snipping Tool for screenshots in latest Insider Preview

Windows 11 updates Snipping Tool for screenshots in latest Insider Preview

This week the folks at Microsoft are rolling out the updates to Windows 11 hard and fast. Right this minute we're looking at the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.194 in the Beta Channel. This same release appear for commercial PCs in the Release Preview Channel, if you did not already notice. If you didn't know about the issues still present in the last most recent update, you're certainly going to need to get familiar with the list of issues that Microsoft is currently aware of, and working on.

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Office 2021 perpetual consumer release date locked for Windows and MacOS

Office 2021 perpetual consumer release date locked for Windows and MacOS

Today Microsoft announced the release date for Office 2021, the company's consumer perpetual offering for the service. At the same time, Microsoft revealed the release of the Microsoft Office Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) for both Windows and Mac for government and business licensing to general availability. If you're looking for the next one-time-purchase Office build for your own home computer, look to October!

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Pokemon GO Fashion Week delivers multiple Furfrou, costumes, and new Shiny debut

Pokemon GO Fashion Week delivers multiple Furfrou, costumes, and new Shiny debut

Furfrou will appear in Pokemon GO starting on September 21 along with a new "Form Change" mechanic. This new mechanic in the game will allow certian Pokemon to change their form with a requisite number of candy pieces and stardust. Furfrou will cost 25 candy and a whopping 10k dust to change its form - in this case, changing its Trim to one of 8 different iterations!

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New Windows 11 release date features surpassed with latest build

New Windows 11 release date features surpassed with latest build

The latest build for Windows 11 was released this week with features that'll likely appear AFTER the first public version of Windows 11. This version of the operating system can be found in the Windows Insider Program's Dev channel. Microsoft made clear with this release that we're now at the point at which they're sending developers versions of Windows 11 with builds different from those of the Windows 11 experience that'll be released to the public on October 5, 2021.

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Animal Crossing Puma release date and collection revealed in full

Animal Crossing Puma release date and collection revealed in full

There's a collection of new Puma x Animal Crossing products out in the world today - officially revealed by Nintendo at last. There's a lovely Nintendo unboxing of the first pair of sneakers out in a video that shows not only the shoes, but the quality of the packaging, too. That is something we can get onboard with, from start to finish.

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GoPro HERO10 Black Review

GoPro HERO10 Black Review

The GoPro HERO10 Black convinced me that a dedicated camera device can be desirable and even necessary, even for a smartphone-using non-extreme-sports sort of person such as myself. During our first days with the GoPro HERO10 Black, we've taken the device on a journey through the basics, checking whether the device has the power to entice not only the hardcore user, but the odd shot hobby user or enthusiast, too.

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NASA picks 5 companies for Artemis lander work: Who ranked best?

NASA picks 5 companies for Artemis lander work: Who ranked best?

NASA's Artemis lander concept process reached a point where 5 companies were awarded further millions to mature sustainable human landing system concepts. The awards will be given under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP-2) Appendix N broad agency announcement, and represent a combined total of $146 million USD for work over the next 15 months.

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Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma gets wild for Xbox Series X, One, and PC

Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma gets wild for Xbox Series X, One, and PC

The Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma was revealed this week in preparation for launch for Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC. This newest version of the original Wolverine works with a new design, a whole bunch of buttons, interchangeable thumbstick caps, and Chroma RGB lights aplenty. This new version of the controller will be made available direct rom Razer, at RazerStores, and at authorized retailers around the world.

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Marshall Motif ANC and Minor III ramp up the wireless earbud game

Marshall Motif ANC and Minor III ramp up the wireless earbud game

This week the folks at Marshall revealed a pair of new Marshall True Wireless audio devices. There's the Motif ANC and the Minor III. These devices are both wireless earbuds, and both work with heavy-duty audio in tiny, tiny packages. The Minor III is the slightly more affordable set of wireless earbuds, and the Motif ANC is the pair of earbuds you get if you want to take your Marshall audio experience to the highest place a pair of earbuds can go.

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Google Pixel 6 inspires official bags of chips

Google Pixel 6 inspires official bags of chips

Google is pumping up the message in Japan with official bags of chips in a variety of colors. The chips in each bag are (quite likely) the same flavor, regardless of the color you get, just like the Google Pixel 6. Regardless of the casing you get, the Google Pixel 6 will be the same experience. The differences will be between the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro - but the chips come first.

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