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.

The Mandalorian Season 2 leak tips a major Boba Fett mystery mix

The Mandalorian Season 2 leak tips a major Boba Fett mystery mix

All the pieces seem to be falling into place. The latest leak appeared in an Instagram Story that appeared only in the German Disney Plus account DisneyPlusDE. In that leak, we get a glimpse of a cast list that includes Timothy Olyphant and Rosario Dawson. While these names could signify many things, we're going to go ahead and explore the most likely situation right this minute.

Continue Reading

MSI RTX 3080 eBay scalping by MSI subsidiary: Who’s to blame?

MSI RTX 3080 eBay scalping by MSI subsidiary: Who’s to blame?

An "individual sales subsidiary working under MSI" was found selling brand new MSI RTX 3080 graphics cards on eBay this week. This is bad news for the individual sales subsidiary and MSI, as these brand new RTX 3080 graphics cards are supposed to be sold by MSI direct to consumers for their original MSRP. This situation is particularly unwelcome at this moment due to the extreme difficulty gamers have had in finding the NVIDIA graphics card hardware available for sale from either NVIDIA or their partner manufacturing brands on the open market.

Continue Reading

Polar Vantage V2 sports watch revealed with new design and power

Polar Vantage V2 sports watch revealed with new design and power

The Polar Vantage V2 was revealed with a "stunning lightweight premium design" right out the gate. This device has advance performance testing and splits its focus between training, recovery, and "life." This smartwatch works with the full suite of Polar service as well as your average everyday smartwatch features.

Continue Reading

BenQ EW3280U Review : Gaming, movies, good for all

BenQ EW3280U Review : Gaming, movies, good for all

The BenQ EW3280U doesn't have a punchy name, and it doesn't roll any sort of flashy borders or big logos. Instead, the BenQ EW3280U is made to provide a solid monitor that's worth what it'll cost. The main product is the 32-inch IPS LCD panel with LED backlighting and 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution. This monitor works with a built-in sound system, 60Hz image refresh rate, and a 178-degrees of viewing, and it looks and sounds highly decent.

Continue Reading

COVID-SCORE study rates countries by COVID-19 response

COVID-SCORE study rates countries by COVID-19 response

A study published this week developed a global survey to show public perceptions of government responses to COVID-19. This study, conducted by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, City University of New York (CUNY), and others worked with hundreds of citizens in countries around the world, assessing response in leadership to this unprecedented global pandemic. The United States didn't score the lowest on the list, but it most certainly did not score highest.

Continue Reading

Arlo Pro 4 and Ultra 2 wire-free cameras expand DIY features

Arlo Pro 4 and Ultra 2 wire-free cameras expand DIY features

Today Arlo revealed a pair of new home security cameras that'll allow their users greater access to home security with minimal wires. There's an Arlo Pro 4, a camera that connects to Wi-fi making the DIY setup extremely simple with 2K HDR video and a 160-degree field of view. The Arlo Ultra 2 works with a new wire-free design, 4K HDR video, and a 180-degree field of view, and it comes in kits!

Continue Reading

Samsung phone update One UI 3.0 Android 11 public Beta released

Samsung phone update One UI 3.0 Android 11 public Beta released

Today Samsung released their next major update for the Galaxy phone ecosystem. This update is a public beta, which means it's good enough for testing by those that opt-in, but not quite perfected for the entire live line of devices. Today you'll find the Samsung One UI 3.0 Android 11 beta available for download so long as you're a part of the One UI public beta program.

Continue Reading

The Batman, Matrix, superhero flicks get release date mix-up

The Batman, Matrix, superhero flicks get release date mix-up

The Batman, the Robert Pattinson Batman movie most recently had a release date of October 1, 2021. Yesterday, it was announced that DUNE, originally set for December of 2020, would be moved to an October 1, 2021 release date. As such, the movie The Batman will be pushed to March 4, 2022. At the same time, the next MATRIX movie will have a release date of December 22, 2021.

Continue Reading

Pokemon GO free remote raid pass just released

Pokemon GO free remote raid pass just released

Starting today, Niantic will allow users to attain a single free Remote Raid Pass in Pokemon GO. This release requires that the user have 3 or fewer Remote Raid Passes in their bag before they attempt to get another. It also requires that they know where to look in the in-game store for this first of several free Remote Raid Pass releases.

Continue Reading

DUNE delayed until 2021: Jodorowski while we wait

DUNE delayed until 2021: Jodorowski while we wait

The latest iteration of the Frank Herbert story DUNE will no longer be released in December of 2020. Instead, the release date for DUNE, the newest DUNE, will be approximately a year (minus a few days) from today. That'll be October 1, 2021, when we'll (hopefully) be out of this global pandemic long enough to head in to a movie theater to see the film as it was made to be seen.

Continue Reading

iPhone 12 mini leaks tease 10 years of nostalgic dreams

iPhone 12 mini leaks tease 10 years of nostalgic dreams

The next small-size iPhone won't be the cheapest iPhone in the world, nor will it be the most impressive. Instead, the rumored so-called iPhone 12 mini may deliver the compromise sought by fans of the most iconic Apple smartphone of all: iPhone 4. As the iPhone SE (2020) did away with the retro look of the first iPhone SE, that missing look and feel may well appear in the device with "mini" in the name.

Continue Reading

Gemini South telescope nebula photos tease Webb potential

Gemini South telescope nebula photos tease Webb potential

Today a report delivered new HD images from the Gemini South telescope in Chile showing the birth of a star. These images were captured using a wide-field adaptive optics camera in combination with the telescope, producing near-infrared composite images of a 33 trillion-mile section of The Western Wall of the Carina Nebula.

Continue Reading