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.

PS5 Live Stream video today: How to watch, and where

PS5 Live Stream video today: How to watch, and where

The Sony PlayStation 5 live reveal event was scheduled for Thursday, June 11, at 1PM Pacfic Time. This event will be a pre-taped broadcast - but broadcast for the first time "live" at 1PM Pacific Time. This event will be shown at 1080p and 30fps. This is significantly lower resolution and with a lower frame rate than the PlayStation 5 (PS5) itself is capable of displaying - "The games you’ll see on Thursday will look even better when you play them on PS5 with a 4K TV, as you’d expect."

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This low-key Android 11 feature has big implications

This low-key Android 11 feature has big implications

There are two sorts of people that'll read this article: Those that think the Hinge Angle Sensor feature in Android 11 is interesting, and those that do not. This feature has big implications for the future of foldable devices. That's a term that refers specifically to devices with foldable displays - but Hinge Angle Sensor functionality in Android could have implications that expand well beyond this relatively category of devices. It's about the hinge!

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Android 11 Beta just released for your phone, if it’s a Pixel 2+

Android 11 Beta just released for your phone, if it’s a Pixel 2+

Today Google VP of Android Engineering Dave Burke revealed the update Android fans had been waiting for: Android 11 Beta. As of today, Android 11 Beta is available for a variety of smartphones (starting with Google Pixel 2 and newer). If you'd like to download this software, you'll need to agree with Google on a set of rules, including but not limiting to the idea that you'll share errors in the software should you find said errors in your day-to-day play with Android 11 Beta on your phone.

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Eternal Darkness fixed with Windows 10 update

Eternal Darkness fixed with Windows 10 update

You'll want to take a peek at the latest Windows 10 security update this week, as it fixes a flaw with two names. One name for this latest and exis SMBGhost, the other is Eternal Darkness. A new patch from Microsoft is ready to roll to Windows 10 computers right this minute, if you'd like to take a gander and a click.

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Destiny 2 just became more than just a game

Destiny 2 just became more than just a game

This week Bungie announced that they'd be moving beyond the traditional model for games - beyond what we've come to expect from any major gaming developer. In the past, they'd release a new game every year, or a new game every few years. This was fine, when games were offline - and it's been acceptable even through more than two decades of Massively Multiplayer Online Games. With Destiny 2, Bungie's changed the way gamers will expect games to evolve.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 leak spills the beans

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 leak spills the beans

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 foldable display-toting smartphone was basically leaked in full this morning, front, back, and inside. The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 was tipped today to have a 7.7-inch foldable display inside and a 6.23-inch display on its cover, both with punch-hole panels to make way for front-facing cameras. This new device will function quite similar to its predecessor, but will have several major hardware upgrades that'll make the device far more appealing than the device's competitors that've sprung up in the last few months.

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Razer Kishi Review : The best mobile gaming controller yet

Razer Kishi Review : The best mobile gaming controller yet

Razer makes solid gaming hardware. They've made a lot of gaming-centric devices over the past two decades, and I've not always been a member of Razer's target audience. With the Razer Kishi, I find myself excited by a smartphone accessory for the first time in what feels like forever. Razer Kishi is a gaming controller that connects to Android devices via USB-C and folds up to a compact size when not in use. This is about more than gaming - it's about the future.

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Galaxy Note 20 event tip says Foldable age has only just begun

Galaxy Note 20 event tip says Foldable age has only just begun

Three hero phones from Samsung were tipped to be revealed at an event in early August, with release dates in late August - all at once. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (in more than one size and iteration), was tipped to be revealed at the same time as the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 and the Samsung Galaxy ZFlip 5G. All of these devices - at least four, as many as 6, will apparently have the exact same release date.

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Destiny 3 axed as Bungie adopts Disney-like “vault” model

Destiny 3 axed as Bungie adopts Disney-like “vault” model

The folks at Bungie responsible for Destiny and Destiny 2 just announced a landmark decision for the game - no new games! Instead, they've decided to adopt a Disney sort of "vault" model. Disney used to place certain big-name movies into the "Disney Vault" to create artificial scarcity (which worked GREAT before the internet). Bungie will place Destiny content in a "Destiny Content Vault (DCV)" when it becomes "older, less actively played content", so that they're able to concentrate on new content and content updates for the game currently called Destiny 2 for the foreseeable future.

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Bill and Ted movie trailer revealed: Epic save?

Bill and Ted movie trailer revealed: Epic save?

Bill & Ted 3: Face the Music, is a movie that'll be released this summer. It's going to build on the original two Bill & Ted movies, asking that fans remember the plot of the first two movies before they drop in and figure out what's happening in the third. Here, apparently, Bill and Ted need to fulfill their destiny - the one where they create a rock and roll hit that's so epic, it'll save the entire world from its own self-destruction.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Latios and Latias raid weakness, time, notes

Shiny Pokemon GO Latios and Latias raid weakness, time, notes

There's a Latias and Latios Raid session coming up in Pokemon GO, with a starting date of June 12, 2020. The Pokemon GO Latias and Latios Raid Battle event will last from 8AM (local time) on June 12 until June 15, 2020, 10PM local time. During that time, you'll have ample time to take on some of the strangest seal-looking flying Pokemon in the game - Dragon and Psychic type power!

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Razer Kishi Universal Gaming Controller released: Is it a buy?

Razer Kishi Universal Gaming Controller released: Is it a buy?

Today shipping begins for the Razer Kishi Universal Gaming Controller for Android - a device first revealed to the public in January of this year. This is a USB-C-connected hardware gaming controller for a wide variety of Android devices - the nicest example of such a device we've experienced thus far. The Razer Kishi will also be released as an iPhone controller "later this summer" - for now, we're rolling with Android on a OnePlus 8 Pro.

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