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.

The Xbox Series X preorder was a disaster

The Xbox Series X preorder was a disaster

Today the official Microsoft Xbox Series X pre-order system was launched... and quickly crashed. If you're looking for the Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, or any other product from the Microsoft store online this morning, you might do better to wait. As masses of Xbox fans attempted to purchase the new console lineup before the release date in November, the Microsoft Store took a bit of a nose dive.

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Just Dance 2021 song list revealed in part: Time to hunker down

Just Dance 2021 song list revealed in part: Time to hunker down

This week Just Dance 2021 revealed their big song list, including a whole bunch of songs you'll recognize - and a few you'll have never heard of before. This game works with the subscription service Just Dance Unlimited, allowing access to over 550 songs at once. This next installment of Just Dance will be released on November 12, 2020, right on time for the long winter.

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Classic Razer headphones, mouse, keyboards go PRO wireless

Classic Razer headphones, mouse, keyboards go PRO wireless

This week Razer released several classic peripherals in brand new editions with Razer HyperSpeed Wireless Technology enabled. The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro, DeathAdder V2 Pro, and BlackWidow V3 Pro are all now available with wireless iterations from the Razer store. Third-party sales will begin soon, too.

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Samsung 980 PRO SSD release date and price ready for PCIe 4.0 at last

Samsung 980 PRO SSD release date and price ready for PCIe 4.0 at last

Samsung revealed their next-generation 980 PRO SSD this morning for "advanced applications for gamers and creative professionals." This device is the company's first consumer PCIe 4.0 NVMe solid-state drive (SSD), ever. This Samsung 980 PRO unit is, as Samsung suggests, designed largely in-house. That includes "all the key components" like the custom Elpis controller, DRAM, V-NAND, and other bits too.

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New MYST game revealed for 2020 (with translation)

New MYST game revealed for 2020 (with translation)

This afternoon the developers at Cyan revealed a new version of the classic PC game MYST. This game is a "brand new version of Myst, completely re-imagined for modern game systems and - for the first time for any game in the Myst series - including optional VR support!" If you're a fan of the original MYST series, please feel free to flip out with happiness.

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New iPhone 12 mini leaked in name and size

New iPhone 12 mini leaked in name and size

Today we're taking a peek at the full October 2020 iPhone lineup from Apple, thanks to a series of leaks from a variety of sources. The iPhone 12 mini will be one of four devices, as best as we can tell so far, and it'll feature a device size not seen from Apple for several generations. This so-called iPhone 12 mini is rumored to be a size roughly equivalent to that of the original iPhone 5 or iPhone SE!

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Xbox Series X Wireless Controllers preorders start in Blue

Xbox Series X Wireless Controllers preorders start in Blue

Starting this week, Microsoft opened orders for the next generation in official Xbox Wireless Controller sales. The Xbox Wireless Controller in Shock Blue is entirely new. This is a "vibrant hue, not yet seen on any [official Microsoft-made] controller." To be clear, today we're talking about the new, 2020-and-beyond Xbox Wireless Controller series made for Xbox Series X and Windows 10.

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Shiny Pokemon GO insect goes red to gold

Shiny Pokemon GO insect goes red to gold

Today we're taking a peek at the latest update to Pokemon GO, including the adding of Shiny Kricketot. With this update, Shiny Kricketot was added in a gold form - or perhaps orange, however you see it. This change modifies the majority of the Pokemon, save the collar, the cummerbund, and the shirt. That's assuming this bug is actually wearing a shirt, not a bug body.

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Photoshop Sky Replacement continues Adobe’s AI magic rally

Photoshop Sky Replacement continues Adobe’s AI magic rally

Today Adobe showed their latest in AI Photoshop magic with Sky Replacement. With this special feature, the user will (most likely) begin with a photo captured outdoors with a view of the sky overhead. With the Sky Replacement tool, Adobe Photoshop can easily select and edit the sky using the software's gigantic back-catalog of pre-identified elements and machine learning - and edit from there!

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Gmail logo change drops the envelope

Gmail logo change drops the envelope

There's a new Google logo in the works right now, looking a lot like it's about to drop a key element. We're on the edge of the world now, looking over into the future. This is a future where Google's finally prepared to forget the past in which email is just an electronic version of paper mail. Now, as the envelope is removed entirely, just the M remains.

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ADIDAS Originals ZX 8000 LEGO sneakers release date this week

ADIDAS Originals ZX 8000 LEGO sneakers release date this week

LEGO teamed up with the folks at Adidas Originals with a new pair of sneakers that'll be released this week. This isn't the first time this sort of team-up has happened, and it won't be the last. This time, in a move that's both shocking and ... unfortunate ... the sneakers won't be for sale to the public. They'll be available through a raffle system, and only produced in limited numbers right out the gate.

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Instagram reposts may be outlawed soon

Instagram reposts may be outlawed soon

Facebook and Instagram Rights Manager for Images now allows creators to claim ownership over imagery. This means they're able to work with Instagram and/or Facebook to issue takedown notices to accounts that re-post imagery - both manually and automatically. This system is live now - the effects of this system's release should appear this week.

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