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.

10 Marvel characters that should be in Marvel vs. Capcom 4

10 Marvel characters that should be in Marvel vs. Capcom 4

Tips suggest a 2017 release of the long-awaited fighting video game Marvel vs. Capcom 4 for all major gaming platforms. As such, we've been hard at work creating a list of the 10 best Marvel Comics characters we think should either return to this universe or appear here for the first time in the game franchise's history. Some of these characters are quite likely, while others almost certainly won't make the cut, regardless of their excellence.

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Impending Trump has Internet Archive mirror to Canada

Impending Trump has Internet Archive mirror to Canada

As the presidency of Trump seems to loom ever larger, The Internet Archive has taken precautions. Precautions against a presidency that, if Trump's previous actions dictate future behavior, will attempt to control free flow of information on the internet. The Internet Archive is a nonprofit charity organization that does not want its many archived moments in internet history to be destroyed - as such, it's moved to Canada.

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Your old MacBook may soon be obsolete

Your old MacBook may soon be obsolete

This week the folks at Apple have been tipped to add several models of old Mac computers to their list of vintage and obsolete products. Being added to this list would effectively kick devices off the repair availability charts for Apple Stores around the world. Once a device has been added to the vintage and obsolete products list, users will be unable to access hardware service or new parts from official Apple sources.

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Legendary Pokemon GO Christmas event secrets revealed

Legendary Pokemon GO Christmas event secrets revealed

Niantic's December update is rumored to be a legendary event doozy, bringing more than just the expected Christmas-week event bonuses. To prepare for the events that'll be taking place over the next month, we've been told by our trusty anonymous tipster to tell readers to stock up on Pidgeys. Not just because Pidgey is the most common source for Ditto, but because Pidgey is the most effective source for XP in the whole Pokemon GO universe.

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New Amazon Echo may look a lot like the iMac G4

New Amazon Echo may look a lot like the iMac G4

Amazon's next Echo will have Alexa speaking on the kitchen counter - so says rumors which paint this as a higher-end device. This next Amazon device would fit in with the rest of the Echo-branded smart home assistant products. It would have a display that would allow interaction not unlike a tablet, but the display is able to tilt up for a standing user.

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iPhone 7 Plus and SE flip to find Apple’s biggest launch ever

iPhone 7 Plus and SE flip to find Apple’s biggest launch ever

The iPhone 7 Plus will see a replacement in 2017, as will the iPhone SE, but not to the same tune of last year's upgrade. Apple's next iPhone series won't likely take the same approach. Instead, based on information we've gathered over the past 24 hours, it's become apparent that Apple is about to take the iPhone 8 out a whole new door.

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New iPad leaked in Taiwan

New iPad leaked in Taiwan

Apple's next new iPad is tipped to come with a body that's similar to today's 9.7-inch iPad Pro, with less bezel. This means that a larger display will be able to fit in a space that's the same as current-era iPads. As such, the same cases and docks MAY be able to fit, but a slightly thicker body could ruin that bit before it happens.

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5,000 Dead fish frozen in ice skating rink in Japan’s “Space World”

5,000 Dead fish frozen in ice skating rink in Japan’s “Space World”

Space World theme park has shut down its first-ever 5,000-fish frozen in ice attraction, apologizing for breaking Japan's weird boundary. While strange, odd, or otherwise disgusting attractions aren't at all unheard of in Japan over the past several decades, it would seem that partially-protruding fish heads in ice aren't up to code. Space World's ice skating rink has been temporarily closed to remove the fish.

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Ditto catch Pokemon GO and how to find post-Thanksgiving event

Ditto catch Pokemon GO and how to find post-Thanksgiving event

Pokemon GO's most sought-after pocket monster of the moment is Ditto, and today we're running down the ways which it can be caught. How Ditto is caught is by chance - Ditto is a transforming Pokemon. Ditto hides as a variety of different Pokemon, each of which wouldn't normally necessarily be highly valued. As such, Niantic is driving up the need for Pokeballs since Pokemon generally looked over are now also regarded highly.

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Shift phones lead the way: fair to workers, trusting end-users

Shift phones lead the way: fair to workers, trusting end-users

Android lives on the German-made Shift phone brand in a variety of colors and device sizes, all of which are made with love. They're all tagged with #LovePhone because the brand is built on three terms: design with detail, technology that's repairable, and production that's fair to workers. If what Shift suggests is entirely true, this is a company that cares for not just profits, but the people involved at every step, as well.

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The Best Nerdy Gift Ideas for Men and Women (Christmas 2016)

The Best Nerdy Gift Ideas for Men and Women (Christmas 2016)

Our 2016 collection of "Nerdy" gift ideas for both men and women includes offbeat products we really love. We have personally tested each of the products on this list and have enjoyed their abilities and features thoroughly. Some items are meant to be helpful - tools and such - while others summon our most base joy centers. We're talking about toys for adults here - moms and dads, here - in a list made with the SlashGear reader in mind.

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NES Classic Edition Walmart, GameStop, Target, what’s back in stock today

NES Classic Edition Walmart, GameStop, Target, what’s back in stock today

Where can I buy a Nintendo NES Classic Edition today, Black Friday, the most notorious shopping day of the year? If you live in New York City, you might actually have the most luck of all finding the NES Classic Mini (if that's what you prefer to call it). Reports on the ground suggest that the official Nintendo Store in NYC not only had stock this morning, but are handing out wristbands to fans throughout the day to reserve the NES Classic for the future.

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