Author Archives: Chris Burns

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.

Your iPhone has a hidden keyboard inside

Your iPhone has a hidden keyboard inside

There's a keyboard hiding inside the iPhone 7, and 6S, and quite a few other iPhones that've been released over the past few years. This keyboard appears only when a unique combination of elements is accessed. A developer of apps by the name of Steve Troughton-Smith made this feature known to the public this week, and today we're going to tell you why only some users will have access.

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Netflix is down, so is Spotify and Twitter

Netflix is down, so is Spotify and Twitter

Netflix and Twitter were amongst an array of websites and services taken down this morning by a DDoS attack. This list of sites and services also appears to have included SoundCloud, Disqus, PayPal, Spotify, and Reddit. Spotify reported issues to the public starting at 8AM Central time this morning, the 21st of October, 2016.

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Top 4 Best X-Box One Controllers Review

Top 4 Best X-Box One Controllers Review

The Xbox One has its fair share of controllers now, both official and 3rd-party. What we're doing today is running down the best of the best - with a real oddity thrown in for good measure. This means both Microsoft-made and 3rd-party-made, since the dawn of the Xbox One. Here you'll find the controller you're looking for - or bust.

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LG V20 first impressions: Verizon’s Phone

LG V20 first impressions: Verizon’s Phone

We've got the Verizon version of the LG V20 this week and we're starting off our review with a brief peek. To be clear: our embargo time sits at less than 24 hours - that's a bit short for a full-on all-in-one review. As such, we're turning this into a series, starting with this first brief look.

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Nintendo Switch pricing tips, controllers, everything you need to know

Nintendo Switch pricing tips, controllers, everything you need to know

The final evolution of the Nintendo NX is here in the form of a console called Nintendo Switch. Today we're going to run down the details that are available thus far - the important details. We'll also be hypothesizing what it means for the system to be in the form that it is, and what that'll mean to the future of your pocketbook.

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7 things Samsung MUST do to avoid the Note 7 burning their company down

7 things Samsung MUST do to avoid the Note 7 burning their company down

The following is a list of suggestions for Samsung to fix the Galaxy Note 7 fire-related situation they're in right now. I am not a lawyer - I do not know what Samsung is being asked to do by their lawyers or the several governments they're now dealing with. I do know that Samsung needs to stop making headline-worthy anti-gestures when they should be making amends.

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Razer Blade Pro refresh beefed to battle MacBook Pro

Razer Blade Pro refresh beefed to battle MacBook Pro

The Razer Blade Pro has been re-revealed with more power than it's had before in a chassis that's just the same. This refresh of the notebook has a 17.3-inch G-Sync-ready IGZO UHD display (3840 x 2160). It also has a brand new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU under the hood.

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MacBook Pro’s 2 biggest secret features get leaked

MacBook Pro’s 2 biggest secret features get leaked

The next MacBook Pro is quite likely set to appear at Apple's next event, an event set to take place on the 27th. Today we're happened upon details tipping two of the next MacBook's most major features. One of these is a touchscreen that sits just above the keyboard of the notebook, the other is a button.

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The Best Google Pixel XL case Review

The Best Google Pixel XL case Review

Today I'm confident that I've got the best protective case for the Google Pixel XL. It wasn't difficult to find - I've used almost the exact same case several phones in a row. Over the past three generations, at least - it's been Tech21, and the case I'm talking about today goes by the name Evo Check.

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Logan movie trailer is Old Man Logan (sort of, kind of)

Logan movie trailer is Old Man Logan (sort of, kind of)

The first full Logan trailer is out, and Hugh Jackman's final hurrah as Wolverine looks bleak. Bleak in a way we did not expect Marvel would be capable of. In the same way Guardians of the Galaxy broke with superhero movie conventions, Logan is here. In the same way Deadpool brought superhero movies to adults with actual blood, guts, and adult language, Logan is here.

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The Apple October 27 Mac event is official: 3 things to expect

The Apple October 27 Mac event is official: 3 things to expect

Apple reveals invites for their next big tech event - rumored to hold the next MacBook Pro. This event will be taking place on the 27th of October, 2016, and is set to take place on Apple Campus proper. This means it'll be an event where hardware will be appearing. The invite also implies that we'll be seeing a product that we've not seen for a while.

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LeEco Pro 3’s Pixel XL-beating phone isn’t what it seems

LeEco Pro 3’s Pixel XL-beating phone isn’t what it seems

The LeEco Pro 3 smartphone appeared today for the first time ready to take on the Google Pixel. It'll do this be coming with a 5.5-inch display with the same processor as the Google Pixel XL, but for a lower cost. This is just the latest in a line of LeEco phones released in China, but now ready for the USA.

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