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.

Special Items in Pokemon GO and 8x evolutions they activate

Special Items in Pokemon GO and 8x evolutions they activate

The first batch of Special Items for evolutions in Pokemon GO have been released, and today we're running down their uses. To attain one of these Special Items - or Evolution Stones, or whatever one wants to call them - are available from Pokestops. That's where they come from, and they're very, very rare indeed.

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How a new MacBook could reinvent the laptop

How a new MacBook could reinvent the laptop

Today we're taking a real Apple invention and hypothetically applying it to a real Apple product. What we're doing is having a look at a patent made by Apple - a new sort of hinge design for the MacBook. This new hinge could change the way you and I use a notebook and, potentially, blow the rest of the industry away completely.

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How to get Umbreon and Espeon in Pokemon GO

How to get Umbreon and Espeon in Pokemon GO

Eevee now has five different forms into which it can evolve in Pokemon GO. Today we're reporting on every one of the multiple ways in which Eevee is able to evolve in Pokemon GO as of the 19th of February, 2017. That was just after the big push to Gen 2 for Pokemon GO, starting with Pokemon GO APK v. 0.57.2 and Niantic's announcement of 80+ new Pokemon, including Umbreon and Espeon.

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How to get Unown in Pokemon GO: Rare but not quite Legendary

How to get Unown in Pokemon GO: Rare but not quite Legendary

Today we're going to talk about the rarest of the rare Pokemon in the game Pokemon GO for Gen 2 and beyond. These are the Unown, the letters of the game. This game - like previous Pokemon games - have 26+ Pokemon in the "Unown" category, each assigned to their own letter or character. Some of the Unown are not yet released into the game, but the vast majority are available to be found and caught in the wild already.

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How to get Special Items in Pokemon GO: Some Guidance

How to get Special Items in Pokemon GO: Some Guidance

This week we're tearing through the Pokemon GO Gen 2 update to see how everything works - today's subject: Special Items. What the game calls "Special Items" are also called Evolution Items, or Evolution Requirements by the game. There are several Pokemon which require one of these items to evolve into their next-level Pokemon. That, and a healthy dose of patience to capture many times over or carry along as a Buddy Pokemon for Pokemon Candy.

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Samsung chief’s arrest, bribery, corruption, scandal, and a horse (Made Easy)

Samsung chief’s arrest, bribery, corruption, scandal, and a horse (Made Easy)

Samsung is involved in an alleged bribery scandal that includes the president of South Korea, $36m in funds, and an equestrian horse. The scandal involves Samsung's de-facto leader Lee Jae-yong (aka Jay Y. Lee), the grandson of the founder of the company*. It also involves South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her suspension from power amid impeachment proceedings - also as a result of bribery schemes involving "dozens of Korean companies".

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Indie bundle hits Xbox One: 10 games for $20

Indie bundle hits Xbox One: 10 games for $20

The folks at Curve Digital have announced a collection of games for Xbox One all jammed into a single-priced bundle. Each of these games have been out for play in one way or another - on one system or another - before, but they've never been released in a single pack before. Included in the pack are games like Nova-111, OlliOlli, and 10 Second Ninja X, and the whole pack will be available until the 9th of March.

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Pokemon GO update live! Plus how Eevee evolves into Umbreon and Espeon

Pokemon GO update live! Plus how Eevee evolves into Umbreon and Espeon

This evening Pokemon GO Gen 2 was made live, bringing on a collection of 80+ new monsters to the game. This first big wave contains a whole lot of Pokemon originally released in the Pokemon Silver and Pokemon Gold games - though this isn't the first we've heard from the gen. The first we got were a bunch of babies - several Baby Pokemon hatched from Pokemon eggs that were pre-evolutions of Pokemon already in the game - save one. Now we've got a whole lot more!

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Huawei P10 Plus “real photos” and curved-screen debunking

Huawei P10 Plus “real photos” and curved-screen debunking

A number of leaks this week made by odd users with penchants for fakery have shown a curved-edge variant of the Huawei P10. This device has already all-but-been-revealed by Huawei to the point where we can almost list its entire specifications sheet. So when a curved-edge version of the device surfaced, suddenly, without any indication of existence in previous leaks, we investigated.

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Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List updated, Feb Week 3: the Takumi era

Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List updated, Feb Week 3: the Takumi era

This week in Fire Emblem Heroes with the release of a whole new collection of heroes, we've got some adjusting to do. Adjusting to the big Tier List, that is to say - deciding which characters belong on which rank level based on their skills and statistics. For the most part the rank list has remained largely the same. With the rise of overpowered characters like Takumi, however, it's become time to make some changes.

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Crash Bandicoot trilogy release coming to PS4 Pro

Crash Bandicoot trilogy release coming to PS4 Pro

This week the folks behind the Crash Bandicoot games of old have announced a trilogy of games for PS4. This set of games will be released all at once in one package for both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Pro. Included in the set are new versions of the original three: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot Warped. They'll have graphics that are a BIT better than their original release - quite a bit, as it were.

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See our Gen 2 Pokemon GO 1st-wave list and release date timing

See our Gen 2 Pokemon GO 1st-wave list and release date timing

Our analysis of the clues presented in the code for Pokemon GO's latest update are in, and it's time to see what's coming! Niantic suggested this week that they'd be releasing "more than 80" new Pokemon to the game soon - but there are 100 new Pokemon in the entirety of "Gen 2" - AKA Pokemon Silver and Gold. As such, we've combed through the clues and have spun up a list of Pokemon that'll most likely be released with the first wave.

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