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

Frasier 2022 revival cast teased with notes on Martin

Frasier 2022 revival cast teased with notes on Martin

An interview with Kelsey Grammer revealed a few previously rumored details about the next chapter for Frasier Crane. Some cast members will not be returning - most notably John Mahoney, who passed away in the year 2018. As Mahoney portrayed a main character in the main Frasier series, the first episode will deal with the subject of the death of Martin Crane, right off the bat.

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MacBook Pro M1X and Mac mini may release Intel from service in 2021

MacBook Pro M1X and Mac mini may release Intel from service in 2021

The release date for a new M1X version of the MacBook Pro from Apple, along with a new Mac mini appear to be headed for a special event. It's been rumored that the most powerful and updated Mac mini with M1X chip inside will be revealed at an event in the forth quarter of this year, 2021. It's also tipped that this device will be revealed at the same time as the latest Apple-made MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 with M1X chip.

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Google Maps and your business: Time to check it, now, today

Google Maps and your business: Time to check it, now, today

It's time to take a peek at how you and your business appear on Google Maps - and the rest of the internet. This isn't just about having your own web page, and it's not about updating your "under construction" Facebook group. It's about seeing your business through the eyes of the everyday potential customer - and seeing how messy the internet can be here in 2021.

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Xbox Design Lab is back: Still with these limits?

Xbox Design Lab is back: Still with these limits?

I've designed a custom Xbox controller before - back when they first released the program into the wild. Now, things are slightly better, but still not as wild and crazy as I'd like them to be. To Microsoft's credit, they're not going full "MySpace design non-limits" with official color options, but they're not restricting users to pre-made combinations of colors, either.

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Why Windows 11 won’t be another Windows 8

Why Windows 11 won’t be another Windows 8

Microsoft has a plan to reveal and potentially release Windows 11 this year, the year 2021. When you get your first look at the operating system, courtesy of leaked Beta builds and teasers, you might be shocked. You won't be shocked because the OS looks so shockingly different from what's available now in Windows 10 - you'll more likely be shocked by how similar it all looks to what you already have on your computer right now.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 leak tips iPhone 13-matching potential

Samsung Galaxy S22 leak tips iPhone 13-matching potential

The Samsung Galaxy S22 was leaked today in three sizes, each of them either relatively small or surprisingly large. The Samsung Galaxy S22 would appear to be spreading out their options, according to the data shared. The Samsung Galaxy S21 had display sizes of 6.2-inches, 6.7-inches, and 6.8-inches. That wasn't all that far off from the Samsung Galaxy S20, which came with display options of 6.2, 6.7, and 6.9-inches.

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Google Pixel 6 leak confirms weird new direction

Google Pixel 6 leak confirms weird new direction

The Google Pixel 6 represents a whole new direction for the industrial design of the Google Pixel line. It would appear that smartphone that represents the most essential bits of the Android experience from Google does not need to be basic - it does not need to be a clean, standard slate on which Android itself is the only focus. With the leaks we're seeing now, it's clear that the Google Pixel 6 will take the Google smartphone experience out a whole new door.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Solstice monster tasks: All the best picks

Shiny Pokemon GO Solstice monster tasks: All the best picks

Today we're taking a peek at the big Solstice-themed event in Pokemon GO with special attention on Shiny Pokemon. There's a new set of event-exclusive Field Research tasks for this event, along with a variety of potentially Shiny Pokemon like Snorunt, Yanma, Solrock, and Lunatone!

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iPhone 13 models leak in EEC: 7 codes, 3 sizes

iPhone 13 models leak in EEC: 7 codes, 3 sizes

This week several Apple iPhone products appeared in a regulatory filing database with the EEC. This is the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), a filing database that is one of several with reliable information about Apple product models. In this particular filing, we see several new iPhone devices running iOS 14 as made public on June 11, 2021. It would appear that at least 7 different models were logged - but it remains likely that Apple's iPhone 13 collection will span four individual models here in the USA, with three basic display sizes.

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Pokemon GO update teardown reveals music and new graphics

Pokemon GO update teardown reveals music and new graphics

The latest update for Pokemon GO revealed new music, confetti, and graphics for the game. Several new assets in the game's files suggest that Niantic is preparing for the fast-approaching Pokemon GO Fest 2021, complete with rock and pop music for different maps, music notes, and a brand new intro curtain for the start of said event. Meloetta will apparently be playing a significant role in this event, as several new graphics were added for the event with Meloetta in the name - graphics that aren't just moves or the Pokemon monster itself!

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Epic Games Store “free” game is Control: What is this?

Epic Games Store “free” game is Control: What is this?

The game Control is interesting - of that you can be sure. Due in part to the far-too-simple name of the game, you might've missed the release back in August of 2019. Today we're going to take a quick look at Control, as developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by 505 Games. Once you've seen what it's all about, you might want to head over to the Epic Games Store where the game is "free" for a while.

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New Among Us Hide & Seek mode, Visor Cosmetics, Achievements

New Among Us Hide & Seek mode, Visor Cosmetics, Achievements

The developers that make Among Us revealed today that they're bringing a new game mode to the title. This new mode will be called Hide & Seek. For a game as simple as Among Us, a whole new "mode" of gameplay can mean everything. In this case, it could make or break the future of the viral hit. There are also a bunch of new roles coming to the game - and new colors and skins, too!

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