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.

Star Wars ‘what if’ explores one major Palpatine fail

Star Wars ‘what if’ explores one major Palpatine fail

Star Wars fans produced an animated video exploring an alternate reality in which Palpatine's "Order 66" had failed. Even without the video, it's interesting to think: If Star Wars was reality, what would it have taken for Palpatine to fail at the tail end of Revenge of the Sith? Could a few small factors change the tide, or was Palpatine so well situated that his endgame was inevitable?

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Untitled Goose Game “Lovely Edition” includes Sugar-Based sticker

Untitled Goose Game “Lovely Edition” includes Sugar-Based sticker

The folks behind Untitled Goose Game teamed up with iam8bit to create a physical packaged edition of their game that's just a treasure. It's also a bit backwards since it's aiming to be environmentally friendly when... the game can be purchased digitally, without any packaging at all... but still! Today we're talking about the Untitled Goose Game iam8bit exclusive "Lovely Edition."

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TikTok argues user content has “no economic value at all”

TikTok argues user content has “no economic value at all”

A legal document released this week showed TikTok argue in court that "a wide swath" of the content on their platform has "no economic value at all." This was part of a request for injunction VS Donald Trump and the US government's order to stop TikTok operations in the United States. The executive order signed by Trump called upon IEEPA - which they pointed out cannot regulate or prohibit (directly or indirectly) any personal communication "which does not involve a transfer of anything of value."

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iPhone 12 won’t be an “insane” change for your life

iPhone 12 won’t be an “insane” change for your life

Today we're exploring the latest leaked details surrounding the iPhone 12 and its companions, a family of new Apple smartphones with likely reveal and release dates coming VERY soon. The iPhone 12 is almost certainly the base name for a set of four devices with three basic sizes, each with new and improved hardware and software VS last years' models. But do you need to own any of them, and will any one iPhone 12 change your life?

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TikTok is not banned in America yet, but November is near

TikTok is not banned in America yet, but November is near

Donald Trump signed a Presidential Executive Order last week to ban TikTok from operating in the USA. On Sunday night, Judge Carl Nichols of the US District Court for DC issued an injunction on the matter. With this injunction in place, TikTok is not banned from your phone or any app store for several reasons. One of these reasons was: Donald Trump didn't have the authority to ban this app in the first place.

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CHEOPS details a planet right out of the Twilight Zone

CHEOPS details a planet right out of the Twilight Zone

The CHEOPS space telescope delivered details to scientists on the planet called WASP-189b, an extreme planet by most metrics. This planet is approximately 20x closer to its closest star than our Earth is to our Sun. This planet is more than 1.6x as large as Jupiter, which in turn is around 318x as large as Earth.

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Keep an eye on this Windows 10 update

Keep an eye on this Windows 10 update

Microsoft released a set of optional driver updates to Windows 10 computers that should never have been delivered. Inappropriate driver updates appeared for a set of users that did not request them, nor require them. This isn't like your everyday average "this latest Windows 10 update has a few bugs" situation - it's more like Microsoft released a software update (or set of updates) by mistake.

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RazerCon 2020 streaming event will make RGB lights “dance” in real time

RazerCon 2020 streaming event will make RGB lights “dance” in real time

On October 10, 2020, Razer will hold a digital event that'll last a full day. This event will be streamed via Twitch, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, and will play host to a whole bunch of interesting bits. There'll be a "variety of exciting events and activities" with product reveals, game release/update reveals, and musical performances.

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Galaxy Note S Pen now works with Tasker gestures

Galaxy Note S Pen now works with Tasker gestures

The Android app Tasker now works with the Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen stylus. Tasker's always been helpful for those that with to automate or modify the way they work with Android devices - but never before now has the app worked directly with the S Pen for gesture interaction.

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 and 13 get 11th gen Intel Tiger Lake speed boost

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 and 13 get 11th gen Intel Tiger Lake speed boost

This week the Dell XPS 13 and Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 2020 were given their yearly Intel upgrade kick in the pants. New versions of both of Dell's XPS 13 devices were revealed with new configurations, prices, and release dates. These machines will both roll with Intel Tiger Lake processors and Thunderbolt 4.

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Your phone has a VLC update that’s all good

Your phone has a VLC update that’s all good

Today you should update your version of VLC on your Android smartphone and Android TV as soon as possible, for the best reasons possible. There is no security concern, there's no "must have" feature to assure yourself something's unbroken - instead, this update is for added features. So often we report on updates to software due to breaks in the lines to personal privacy and security that it's nice, today, to let you know: VLC is only better!

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Pokemon Champions Path Elite Trainer box unboxing (and Pins too!)

Pokemon Champions Path Elite Trainer box unboxing (and Pins too!)

Today we're taking a peek at all the new different boxes and packs available for the newest Pokemon trading card set: Champions Path! This new set includes an Elite Trainer Box, several special Pin Collection boxes, and a Dubwool V collection box. We've got the lot, let's take a peek at what's inside.

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