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.

Watch RTX 3080 4K gameplay with DOOM Eternal

Watch RTX 3080 4K gameplay with DOOM Eternal

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 gameplay appears in a video delivered this morning by NVIDIA depicting DOOM. It's a demonstration of sorts, showing DOOM Eternal with two different graphics cards. One is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, the other is the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080. If you've never seen DOOM before, know this: there's a lot of blood.

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Minecraft Live (Minecon) 2020 will let fans pick a new mob

Minecraft Live (Minecon) 2020 will let fans pick a new mob

The team that delivers Minecraft announced their next big event. Instead of Minecon, 2020 will feature a live streaming event called Minecraft Live. This event will take place via several venues, including Minecraft dot net. Today's trailer for the event reveals some of what's promised for this event on the spookiest month of the year.

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T-Mobile USA gets LG Velvet 5G exclusive

T-Mobile USA gets LG Velvet 5G exclusive

This week the folks at T-Mobile USA announced they'd be selling an exclusive iteration of the LG Velvet. They'll have the only LG Velvet "on the first 5G chipset from MediaTek." Whether that'll make a big difference to consumers looking for low-price, high-value Android smartphones from T-Mobile is yet to be seen.

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TCL MOVEAUDIO S200 is another AirPods clone for cheap

TCL MOVEAUDIO S200 is another AirPods clone for cheap

This morning TCL revealed a pair of "true wireless headphones" called MOVEAUDIO S200. These headphones will cost under 100 (Euro) and look shockingly similar to Apple's AirPods. This is a bit a bummer for those looking to TCL to differentiate from industrial design already in-play, given their leadership with products like ACTV wireless headphones and the incredibly wild colors of the wireless headphones called SOCL.

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Pokemon GO essentially free Remote Raid Passes activated

Pokemon GO essentially free Remote Raid Passes activated

This week at Niantic some decisions were made regarding backlash over Mega Raids and Mega Evolutions. To the tune of three essentially free Remote Raid Passes, Niantic's attempting to make amends. If you'd like to get in on this action, all you'll really need to do is head in to the Pokemon GO in-game store and tap the buy button.

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Researchers prove lithium-ion battery alternatives have real x3 potential

Researchers prove lithium-ion battery alternatives have real x3 potential

A study published this week showed experimental evidence that batteries of the future might very well have double or triple the power capacity available in standard lithium-ion batteries today. This could eventually lead to smartphones with batteries that allow you to go without a recharge for several days at a time. It could also mean that phone batteries will last just as long as they do now, but with a smaller footprint, allowing innovative new uses of the extra space.

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Pokemon GO “end of support” messages sent to devices old and new

Pokemon GO “end of support” messages sent to devices old and new

This week a variety of users with all manner of different smartphones received a message from Niantic. The message suggested that the device on which the user was playing Pokemon GO would no longer be supported in the near future. Per this message from Niantic, these users would not be able to play Pokemon GO at all in the future without a new smartphone.

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Solar power Game Boy could change the gaming industry

Solar power Game Boy could change the gaming industry

An entirely solar-powered gaming device - that's the dream. A team of researchers at TU Delft Sustainable Systems Laboratory believe they've got the key to get this conversation started in a big way. The project goes by the name Engage, and it looks a whole lot like an old-school Game Boy from Nintendo.

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Acer Swift 5 gets Intel Evo Platform vertified, 11th Gen Intel Core inside

Acer Swift 5 gets Intel Evo Platform vertified, 11th Gen Intel Core inside

This week the folks at Intel revealed a refresh of the Acer Swift 5 and Acer Swift 3. Acer's Swift 5 was newly verified as an Intel Evo platform notebook, and both the Swift 3 and Swift 5 were given access to 11th Gen Intel Core Processors. These devices will be available for purchase starting in November in North America.

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RedMagic 5S released for smartphone gaming both balanced and beautiful

RedMagic 5S released for smartphone gaming both balanced and beautiful

The gaming smartphone RedMagic 5S was revealed for global release this morning with a wide variety of markets, including the USA. This is a rarity when it comes to globally-released phones from brands that aren't already deeply embedded in the fabric of the USA carrier market. RedMagic 5S offers a unique proposition: a gaming-focused smartphone with top-end features for a price that wont break your bank.

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Mandalorian Season 2 episodes start date teased before trailer

Mandalorian Season 2 episodes start date teased before trailer

There's a new season of The Mandalorian coming to Disney+ this October, and the folks at Star Wars are ready to roll with teasers galore. This begins with new merchandise from season 1, of course - who wouldn't want to pass up that opportunity. Then there's a solid release date for season 2 of The Mandalorian straight from the horse's mouth.

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Watch the moment NVIDIA gave AMD its newest nightmare

Watch the moment NVIDIA gave AMD its newest nightmare

Today the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 graphics cards. This collection is otherwise known as the GeForce RTX 30 Series, and it'll be released as both Founders Edition graphics cards and in partner-made editions from brands like ASUS, EVGA, Colorful, Gigabyte, MSI, PYN, and Zotac.

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