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.

Pokemon GO Gym Update leads to Legendary Raids

Pokemon GO Gym Update leads to Legendary Raids

The key to Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO has been shared by one of its main developers. Niantic's software engineering director Ed Wu spoke to the point today in an interview, suggesting that he wouldn't be able to give all the details, but... There is something to be said about which players will gain access to Legendary Pokemon and which wouldn't. Legendary Pokemon won't be accessible to everyone.

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Virgin Mobile USA is now “exclusively iPhone”

Virgin Mobile USA is now “exclusively iPhone”

Virgin Mobile USA have announced a new iPhone-only business model in which they forego selling any other device. They're making the push to this iPhone Exclusive way of living on Virgin Mobile with a sort-of deal which begins with unlimited talk, text, and data for $1 for the first year of service - of course you still need to buy the iPhone for its full off-contract price.

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3 Intelligent Live Wallpapers for Android [to Download]

3 Intelligent Live Wallpapers for Android [to Download]

This morning we're having a look at three of the best live wallpapers to trend over the past several days. These wallpapers work on Android devices and are all free to download and free to use. Users will find these live wallpapers to be especially interactive and/or deep-minded because they've all participated in the program called "Android Experiments" with android apps aplenty.

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Lenovo’s Retro ThinkPad is real – seriously

Lenovo’s Retro ThinkPad is real – seriously

Today David Hill from Lenovo confirmed that there is, indeed, going to be a Retro ThinkPad release. This laptop will sport many of the features of ThinkPad notebooks of the past, but here in 2017 it'll have features that can match the current market. According to Hill, this device will be the culmination of the "Retro ThinkPad initiative" he started nearly 2 years ago.

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Pokemon GO update : LEGENDARY RAID event [APK Download]

Pokemon GO update : LEGENDARY RAID event [APK Download]

Today's Pokemon GO update includes a LEGENDARY POKEMON RAID EGG - as you can see at the head of this article. The update to Pokemon GO's second age has begun, and the app files needed to join are now available for download. Earlier today, Beta Testers began leaking the game's update images and video. What we'll see here is a number of new ways in which the game operates, starting with the big Gym Overhaul. Gameplay from the updated APK file show how this update is more than just a software change-up, it's a Pokemon GO event unto itself.

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OnePlus 5 specs: iPhone copycat by the numbers

OnePlus 5 specs: iPhone copycat by the numbers

The OnePlus 5 looks extremely similar to the iPhone 7 Plus - there's no getting around it. It's so extremely similar that it'd be difficult for people not intimately familiar with either to confuse one for the other - save the logos. What we're looking at today is whether the OnePlus 5 is meant to compete with the iPhone 7 Plus for specs - or if it just happens to copy the look of the Apple smartphone because millions of people around the world buy their phone only because it looks the way it does.

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Project Fi group repay splits your bill to save arguments

Project Fi group repay splits your bill to save arguments

This week the folks at Google have split the bill up for users of Google Fi. Because so many Project Fi users split their costs between multiple users on the same plan, Google is embracing the reality of the situation. Instead of pushing for additional costs, as some similar companies have done in the past, Google is making it easier to do the split - they do it from their side of the equation.

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OnePlus 5 release details and pre-order live today

OnePlus 5 release details and pre-order live today

Today the OnePlus 5 was revealed by the company during a special event broadcast live across the internet. This device has a 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution and AMOLED technology as well as a dual-camera image and video capture system at its back - but it's the price that's most interesting of all. This is the most expensive device ever offered by OnePlus for any smartphone they've ever released.

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Pokemon GO Gyms Under Construction : why this update is giant!

Pokemon GO Gyms Under Construction : why this update is giant!

This week news is that Pokemon GO Gyms are under construction, and we've got all the details what this means. This is all part of the 1st birthday of Pokemon GO - technically happening at the start of July, but who's counting - and a Gym Overhaul. This update will change the way Pokemon trainers play the game Pokemon GO wholly and utterly. This is the biggest Pokemon GO Update since the beginning.

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OnePlus 5 Price : is it worth more than 3T? [UPDATE]

OnePlus 5 Price : is it worth more than 3T? [UPDATE]

A day before the reveal of the OnePlus 5 to the masses in a special release and pricing event, most of the phone's details have leaked. We're fairly certain we've got the whole picture now - or at least enough to make a few early judgements on how this phone should perform on the market. Is the OnePlus 5 going to be the budget-friendly hero phone-killer of the company's yesteryear? Not really - but it will be a device that's worth investigating...

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Pokemon GO Fest tickets release – for the next event!

Pokemon GO Fest tickets release – for the next event!

Pokemon GO Fest tickets were released today through the official event center webpage online. This event will take place on the 22nd of July, 2017, and between now and then we'll be running down the details - like how to get a ticket. While the tickets were sold out relatively quickly, additional opportunities will appear before the event begins through 3rd-party sources.

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LG G6 Plus Specs VS original: What’s changed?

LG G6 Plus Specs VS original: What’s changed?

This week the folks at LG have introduced a new set of features for the LG G6 as well as a new phone: the LG G6 Plus. The difference is in the device's ability to carry massive amounts of media as well as the device's newly boosted sound quality. This is the first time LG has released a device in this manner - generally they tend to release smartphones partway through the year with completely different names rather than crowning one that they released earlier.

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