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.

Hand sanitizer recalled because it’s not “Edible Alcohol”

Hand sanitizer recalled because it’s not “Edible Alcohol”

Bottles of hand sanitizer were voluntarily recalled this month because of a major label mistake. At some point in the design / pre-press process, the latest batch of Leafree Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera was labeled as "EDIBLE ALCOHOL." This substance should not have been labeled as edible, as it is not safe to ingest.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Review : Best Android slate to date

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Review : Best Android slate to date

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ is a professional Android tablet the likes of which have not been available before now. We've used plenty of tablets over the past decade with Android inside, but none have really come close to being the pro-level piece of work that this Samsung unit represents. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ is what every high-end tablet should be at launch: The best tablet* on the market today.

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Discord issues in the afternoon, down but not out

Discord issues in the afternoon, down but not out

While some parts of the Discord universe remain in action, other bits are down for the count. Users started to have issues at around 1:49 PM Central Time in the United States, and issues escalated over the following hour. At this time it would appear that the majority of complaints are about Server Connection issues.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G leaks via dev page

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G leaks via dev page

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G was leaked today via Verizon with a full set of specifications and imagery that leaves little to the imagination. Samsung's not yet "officially" revealed this device, though we've seen quite a bit about it and the details of its hardware and software abilities from a set of leaks over the past few weeks. This device has a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz image refresh rate, rain and dust resistance, and a design that should be rather familiar.

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Android 11 download release for my phone: The big list

Android 11 download release for my phone: The big list

When will my phone get the update to Android 11? This is an iteration of a question we get every time Google makes a major product release, especially when it comes to a new numbered version of their mobile OS. This year, the biggest update to Android devices will be delivered to a wide variety of devices - maybe more than any previous major update to Android due to the ease with which Google's made updating devices from Android 10 to 11.

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PS5 and RTX 3080 preorder kerfuffles suggest Winter is Coming

PS5 and RTX 3080 preorder kerfuffles suggest Winter is Coming

This week prospective buyers of the Sony PlayStation 5 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3080 are having a rough time. NVIDIA proper has no stock for their own graphics card, and stock's gone low or gone at 3rd-party resellers aplenty. The Sony PlayStation 5 preorder situation is a far greater mess, as Sony announced one pre-order time/date, while retailers decided they'd just go ahead and drop all at once.

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Expanded Razer Quartz and Mercury collection revealed

Expanded Razer Quartz and Mercury collection revealed

Razer just revealed an expanded collection of gaming peripherals in two uncommon colors: Razer Quartz and Razer Mercury. These two unique color applications have appeared on a limited set of devices before - now they're ready to roll on more devices that don't normally get the extravagant color treatment. Included in the expanded collection are the Razer Viper Ultimate wireless gaming mouse, the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless headphones, the Razer Core X, and Razer's Laptop Stand.

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Xbox Free Play Days release 3 games: Hunt, Warhammer, Sea of Thieves

Xbox Free Play Days release 3 games: Hunt, Warhammer, Sea of Thieves

If you're an Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you'll find a set of three games available to play for free this weekend. Starting today, September 17, through Sunday September 20th, you'll have access to the games Hunt: Showdown, Warhammer: Chaosbane, and Sea of Thieves. These games will have discounted prices for purchase during the event, too.

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Katamari Damacy REROLL returns to repair 2020

Katamari Damacy REROLL returns to repair 2020

Bandai Namco revealed the return of one of the strangest and most addictive games of all time this week with Katamari Damacy REROLL. This game will be released for both Playstation 4 and Xbox One this year, laughing in the face of the masses scrambling to release games for the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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Sony Xperia 5 II forces gamers to take notice

Sony Xperia 5 II forces gamers to take notice

Today we're taking a peek at the Sony Xperia 5 II, a compact smartphone with the powers of a much more massive device. This device is made to essentially force the attention of gamers and photographers/videographers with both a high refresh rate display and video/photo capture abilities that are not present on any other device of this size. This device rolls with a 6.1-inch 21:9 aspect ration display jammed inside a body that's just W 2.68 in x D 0.31 in size.

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PS5 Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales gameplay trailer reveals ULTIMATE Edition

PS5 Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales gameplay trailer reveals ULTIMATE Edition

A new gameplay trailer was released today for the PlayStation 5 game Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. This game will be ready to roll for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 (complete with an upgrade path from one to the other). Then there's the Ultimate Edition, that'll cost $20 more, that includes a remaster of the last Spider-Man game, too.

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Razer Kishi is now the iPhone’s best gaming controller

Razer Kishi is now the iPhone’s best gaming controller

Today the folks at Razer released their universal gaming controller Kishi for the iPhone. This device is universal insofar as it's able to connect with a Lightning plug and it's large enough to fit the vast majority of iPhone devices. An earlier version of the Kishi was released this year with compatibility for USB-C devices running Android and it emerged as the best mobile gaming controller in its class - there's little reason to think that bit doesn't continue here.

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