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’s Eevee evolution update and future news

Pokemon GO’s Eevee evolution update and future news

Now that Gen 2 of Pokemon GO has been released, Eevee is no longer the star of the game. Or at least that would be true if Gen 2 didn't include two more Eevee evolutions in Espeon and Umbreon - but there we have it. While more powerful Pokemon exist, and easier-to-catch Pokemon exist, there's no more pervasive Pokemon base and evolution combo that's better captured the imagination of the masses that play Pokemon GO. Part of the reason why is in the seemingly random (but not actually random) nature of Eevee's evolutionary forms.

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Edge Mod adds TRON ring of lights to Moto Z

Edge Mod adds TRON ring of lights to Moto Z

The edge of the Moto Z is about to get a whole lot more wild with the release of the Edge Mod. This is a 3rd-party mod mad for the Moto Z by the folks at Imagine Tech. They've created a prototype of this product which turns the notification light of the past into a ring of light - for the future.

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How to get the Gboard for Android update on your phone (APK download)

How to get the Gboard for Android update on your phone (APK download)

This week we're having a peek at the newest version of Gboard for Android, a keyboard made by Google. This keyboard goes above and beyond what the normal, traditional onscreen keyboard offers, giving suggestions for all sorts of thing. This newest update - which requires a new download - includes web, GIF, and emoji search, as well.

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Pokemon GO News: Updates for the Easter Event

Pokemon GO News: Updates for the Easter Event

It's time again to speak about the next Pokemon GO event, here focusing on the upcoming (not yet official) Easter event both inside and outside the USA. This event has been a long time coming - Pokemon Eggs have just been BEGGING to see a special event they can call their own. With Easter well on the way, it's time to discuss strategies for users preparing to make the most of their eggy adventures at break-time.

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NVIDIA Jetson TX2 detailed: made for robots, drones, and smart cameras

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 detailed: made for robots, drones, and smart cameras

This week the folks at NVIDIA have revealed the newest in their line of Internet of Things-aimed processing power in the Jetson TX2. This platform is made for manufacturing, industrial, and retail product, ranging from commercial drones to hardware for artificially intelligent cities. This latest piece of hardware joins the original Jetson TX1 and TK1 in NVIDIA's family of embedded computing products.

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X-Men comics in the movie Logan: images and details from the creator

X-Men comics in the movie Logan: images and details from the creator

The film Logan (2017) features several vintage-looking X-Men comic books that play a key role in the playing out of the film's plot. This week we got the opportunity to pose a number of questions to the creator of those comic illustrations and designs, Dan Panosian. This illustrator is wildly talented in creating a wide variety of looks in his drawings and comic book designs and is also - importantly - able to illustrate, ink, and letter pages and covers for comics. WARNING: The following may have SPOILERS for the film Logan (2017).

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Pokemon GO: Eevee evolutions and Special Items update

Pokemon GO: Eevee evolutions and Special Items update

The most common question asked by Pokemon GO users since the dawn of the game involves Eevee. How do I evolve Eevee to get the evolution I want? Originally we'd been relying on three names to get each of the three different Eeveelutions - now there's a couple more. Our most recently updated list of Eeveelutions includes Umbreon and Espeon, and we've got some news on the "how to get Special Items" for evolutions as well.

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Microsoft teams with Steelcase to pair Surface with creative-friendly furniture

Microsoft teams with Steelcase to pair Surface with creative-friendly furniture

Microsoft sees a market for their work-friendly Surface products, but one that could benefit from the right furniture. To make this a reality, Microsoft has paired up with the folks at Steelcase to create Creative Spaces. Each of these spaces showcases the potential for welcome, workable, inspiring places to work. They've all got multiple Microsoft Surface products inside, of course.

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Pokemon GO tips: How to beat Blissey

Pokemon GO tips: How to beat Blissey

There's a monster named Blissey in Pokemon GO right this minute, keeping Pokemon Gyms stacked and making it near-impossible to battle. We've done some research here at SlashGear and have found a few different ways in which Blissey can be blasted with relative ease. Ease as in not impossible to battle because Blissey has such an epic amount of hit points that there's generally little that can be done before time runs out.

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What does Star-Lord’s shirt say in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2?

What does Star-Lord’s shirt say in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 features a new costume for Star-Lord, aka Peter Quill, aka Chris Pratt. This new costume features a t-shirt with a coded message on it - and you know we can't resist investigating. As such, we've done some decoding, some tearing down of graphic design, and a bit of research figure out what's going on with this cosplay-essential bit of Star-Lord / Guardians of the Galaxy costuming.

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Pokemon GO’s “Big 3” updates for 2017: Special Items need not apply!

Pokemon GO’s “Big 3” updates for 2017: Special Items need not apply!

We now have a list of the three game-changing updates for Pokemon GO in the year 2017 - and they're huge! While we do not know the order of the 2nd and 3rd update, the first will center on the Pokemon Gym. While we've had Gyms and Gym Battles since the start of the game, these battles have been notoriously simple and devoid of the complexities of battles as they've existed in core Pokemon games - all that's about to change.

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Scientists find evidence of oldest life on Earth

Scientists find evidence of oldest life on Earth

A team of researchers in Canada have found what might be the oldest set of fossils in the history of the world. These fossils have been found inside a rock which has been dated at 3.7-billion years old. This set of life forms is rather unique in their age relative to that of the Earth's formation at 4.5-billion years ago.

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