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.

iPhone 11 release tipped in 3 models (Take a peek!)

iPhone 11 release tipped in 3 models (Take a peek!)

Chances are the next iPhone for 2018 will throw users for another loop, not unlike what the iPhone X did to Apple fans in 2017. Instead of two standard models and one higher-end model, a set of tips this week suggest that the "third" model will play at the other end of the price spectrum. The new devices might well play like the Bugs Bunny version of the Three Bears, where the "just right" baby bear is actually the biggest!

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Google: Ask Mark Wahlberg a question, selfie style

Google: Ask Mark Wahlberg a question, selfie style

This morning Google began updating their search system to include answers to questions about celebrities, by celebrities. The feature will activate on smartphones first, in Google search. All you'll have to do is ask Google a question about Mark Wahlberg, and Mark Wahlberg will pop up and answer the question you asked.

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Pokemon GO Gen 3 Weather brings these 4 big bonuses

Pokemon GO Gen 3 Weather brings these 4 big bonuses

In Pokemon GO today we're having a peek at the first big elemental changes in the game made for Gen 3! Gen 3 Pokemon have come out in a small pack in the game so far - but with this update, they're about to blast out in droves. Today's set of factoids about the impending update to Pokemon GO includes live weather conditions, conditions that'll have a real effect on the game and its Gen 3 contents!

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Galaxy S9 release preview “unlikely” at CES 2018

Galaxy S9 release preview “unlikely” at CES 2018

Samsung spoke up this week on the possibility that the Samsung Galaxy S9 would be previewed at CES 2018. "It is unlikely," said Samsung, in a chat with the Korea Herald. Instead, it's significantly likelier that the company will reveal the device's full details at an event just before Mobile World Congress.

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Pokemon GO Gen 3 releases: Groudon and full list!

Pokemon GO Gen 3 releases: Groudon and full list!

The newest Pokemon in Pokemon GO is Groudon - and along with it, a few more Gen 3 Pokemon to partner up with. That includes "dozens" of new POkemon from the Hoenn region. In the mix are the first three starter Pokemon and their evolved forms. That means Mudkip, Torchic, and Treecko are now in the mix!

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Reddit is down, it’s not just me (or you)

Reddit is down, it’s not just me (or you)

This morning Reddit went down and an incident was investigated starting at 8:17 AM PST. This incident began to take effect between 5-10 minutes before the investigation was logged on the official Reddit Status Page as such. Reddit's request rate was down at about 4AM this morning - down but not out, meaning it was normal. Starting at just after 8AM Pacific Time, request rates TANKED.

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OnePlus 5T Review : Right on Target

OnePlus 5T Review : Right on Target

Our OnePlus 5T review is a reflection of the smartphone that came from OnePlus earlier this year. Both the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T work with high-end parts and deliver a high-end experience. In our OnePlus 5T vs 5 feature you'll see the specs, one next to the other. Today we're going to run down the performance within the OnePlus 5T and pass judgement on this newest the smartphone makers devices.

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Trump guts National Monuments; Patagonia, Wildlife Groups fight back

Trump guts National Monuments; Patagonia, Wildlife Groups fight back

This week the folks at Patagonia clothing company have launched a largely web-based response to Trump's secret axing of National Monument land. The two National Monuments Trump reduced were Bear Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, one each of these designated by Trumps 2 most recent Democratic predecessors. President Bill Clinton classified Grand Staircase-Escalante in 1996, and President Barack Obama designated Bears Ears a monument in 2016.

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Honor 7X USA release date, specs aim to take on OnePlus

Honor 7X USA release date, specs aim to take on OnePlus

This week the Huawei Honor 7X was revealed with an eye on the international smartphone market. This device has a 5.93-inch 2160 x 1080 display and is coming to the USA for a cool two-hundred bucks. That caught my attention right out the gate. It would seem that Huawei's Honor brand is coming directly for the market that OnePlus just left behind.

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Honor View 10 release date, specs, USA aim

Honor View 10 release date, specs, USA aim

This morning the Huawei Honor V10 was revealed with a set of specifications that sets it in an odd place. It's made to be released internationally - that includes the USA - with a look that's relatively familiar. This device has a 5.99-inch display with 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution and Android 8.0 onboard with Honor's own EMUI8.

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Razer Phone Unboxing: Devil’s in the Details

Razer Phone Unboxing: Devil’s in the Details

Inside the box sent to me for a SlashGear review is the Razer Phone - but more than that, it's a presentation of a phone worthy of the best on the market. It's almost as if Razer is trying to tell the end user that they've bought into a device that's more than just the Android phone they find at the top of this box. Inside is the work of a team of engineers that are obviously proud of the work they've done.

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Pokemon GO Christmas Event 2017 has 2 big secrets

Pokemon GO Christmas Event 2017 has 2 big secrets

It's holiday 2017 time in the Pokemon GO universe, and we're getting pumped up about the prospects. Today we're running down what might be, what won't be, and what WILL be for certain during this most contradictory holiday session. The first element we're going to talk about is a new Pokemon, one ready-made and perfect for a holiday event, complete with gift bag.

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