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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.

The Pokemon GO Christmas event update is available now

The Pokemon GO Christmas event update is available now

This week amid rumors of a Christmas event OR New Years Eve week event - or both - Pokemon GO has been updated. This update isn't exactly what we've been crossing our fingers for, mind you - but it's always nice to see something new. This update has more going on behind the scenes than it does up front - up front, and perhaps most importantly, Niantic has fixed the buzzing bug.

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CERN sees Antimatter Spectrum for first time in history

CERN sees Antimatter Spectrum for first time in history

Spectral information on antimatter has been obtained by researchers for the first time in the history of science. This was made a reality over the course of a 20-year study using the ALPHA experiment at CERN. This team was lead by Dr. Ahmadi of the Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool, and the study will play a big role in further understanding matter and energy in a variety of scientific disciplines well into the future.

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LG ProBeam is a radical portable projector with webOS onboard

LG ProBeam is a radical portable projector with webOS onboard

The LG ProBeam is the latest effort in consumer electronics to make the home theater a portable affair. Movies will be able to be watched on large surfaces wherever this machine can be brought and plugged in. LG's release comes at a time when a series of extremely popular movies is coming out, once a year, all meant for the big screen - a perfect combination.*

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AirPods teardown: not DIY repairable whatsoever

AirPods teardown: not DIY repairable whatsoever

While most devices are at least a little bit DIY repairable according to iFixit, Apple's latest certainly isn't. The folks at iFixit responsible for tearing devices down to assess their repairability have found the Apple AirPods to rate a clean and simple zero - not good for the do-it-yourself hardware repair crowd at all whatsoever. It would seem that Apple did not have these folks in mind when they designed these very tiny sound-blasters and their charging case.

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HTC U device event after CES: what will it be?

HTC U device event after CES: what will it be?

This morning HTC sent a one-sheet teaser for an event that'll be taking place on the 12th of January, 2017. This will be less than a week after the end of CES 2017, and prime time for a big announcement of something spectacular. Especially for a phone company that's big and powerful enough to hold a press event without the aid of the world's largest electronics show. Today we're looking at a number of possibilities for what HTC might have in store.

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Xbox One S Review

Xbox One S Review

I've been using the Xbox One S for a while now, and it's become clear that Microsoft has a winner on its hands. Not just because the device is better than its predecessor - and less expensive. The Xbox One S is better than the Xbox One, the PS4, and the PS4 Pro, not least of all because it looks so extremely nice - even when it's modified to look like it's been attacked by wild animals.

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New Pokemon GO plus wearable for trading in the mix

New Pokemon GO plus wearable for trading in the mix

As the Pokemon GO Plus sales go as quick as they appear, Niantic may well be bringing another, more advanced device to market. This device is tipped by 9to5Mac as being Niantic's next stab at bringing hardware to Ingress, the company's first big GPS-based game. They tip that Niantic is considering their next move after that release, as well, into the world of Pokemon GO.

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Pokemon GO Christmas event details leaked early

Pokemon GO Christmas event details leaked early

The Pokemon GO Christmas event is upon us, and Niantic is making some last-minute decisions on what to do. In Pokemon GO over the past several months, the developers at Niantic have been bringing special events to the game during holidays. These have included Halloween, Thanksgiving, and now Christmas, too. Some believe that the Santa Hat Pikachu is the only treat we have in store - we're inclined to disagree.

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Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7

Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7

This week the folks at Goldman Sachs advised investors that the Samsung Galaxy S8 may cost a bit more than its predecessors. This report included Goldman Sachs saying, "We expect raw material prices to rise 15-20% compared to the Galaxy S7." This should be expected as the Galaxy S8 will likely change at least one of its most essential elements in a big way - its display.

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New Nokia Android phones leak, edge in for February

New Nokia Android phones leak, edge in for February

Nokia's next Android devices appears to have leaked with Nokia branding and bodies that looks like HTC. These device have rounded edges, not unlike some of the last Nokia-branded Windows Phone devices, and metallic backsides. The fronts have the brand NOKIA at the top or to the upper-right of their display areas, while their backs have the NOKIA brand on sideways.

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Pokemon GO update plus New Year’s Eve event

Pokemon GO update plus New Year’s Eve event

Now that Super Mario Run is out, Niantic's in high gear trying to keep Pokemon GO users interested before the new year. As such, the next Pokemon GO event may well be upon us in one of two places. The first of two places - or days rather - is Monday of next week. If Niantic decides on Monday, the next event will be a Christmas-timed event which will last for at least a week.

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Samsung Glass AR headset tech teased (pre-MWC)

Samsung Glass AR headset tech teased (pre-MWC)

Samsung AR glasses may be on their way not long after the Galaxy S8 and the newest Gear VR headset is revealed this February. These would be the newest edition of the Gear VR and a pair of smart glasses that haven't yet been revealed. "If there are any good ideas to make AR glasses [out there], we want to talk to you," said Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong, Vice President of Samsung Electronics. The doctor spoke at the Virtual Reality Summit in San Diego this week.

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