Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently the senior editor for SlashGear. Based in Bismarck, 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.

Alexa Answers gets you to answer other users questions

Alexa Answers gets you to answer other users questions

Amazon's Alexa Answers was made public today after an invite-only period that started back in December of 2018. Alexa Answers implores Amazon users to contribute to the Alexa knowledge database "by responding to questions Alexa doesn't know the answer to yet." Amazon users are given "points" for their work in this program and put on leaderboards for the most-shared responses to questions through Alexa.

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The first Samsung Galaxy S11 leaks are here

The first Samsung Galaxy S11 leaks are here

Today we're taking a peek at the first of what'll likely be a long line of teasers, leaks, and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S11 for 2020. This device will replace the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus, devices that were first released in March of 2019. In the year 2020, the Samsung Galaxy S11 line of phones will be detailed with colors that expand upon work done on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus.

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Coaxing out the best value iPhone in late 2019

Coaxing out the best value iPhone in late 2019

As of launch time for the iPhone 11, Apple's entire Apple Store-based iPhone sales lineup has shifted. To look at Apple's iPhone collection right now is to decide between several different generations, prices, specs, colors, and future-proofing software promises. Today we're looking at the most important factors which a future new iPhone owner should consider.

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Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) Review : Shiny Low Profile Hero

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) Review : Shiny Low Profile Hero

The smartphone you see before you represents everything good about reading tech news today. It's very easy to get wrapped up in believing the best phones only come from the most visible brands - Samsung, Apple, etcetera - but that's not always true. Imagine there's a phone that's just as good as far more expensive devices but isn't made by a brand you recognize - could such a device exist?

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Pokemon GO guide update: Deoxys raid counters, best movesets, weakness

Pokemon GO guide update: Deoxys raid counters, best movesets, weakness

In Pokemon GO, today is a good day to hit up a Deoxys Raid Battle in a Pokemon Gym near you - they're everywhere! Niantic announced that several different forms of Deoxys would be battling trainers in Pokemon GO, including Normal, Attack, Defense, and Speed! It might seem daunting, not knowing which Pokemon might be best against the various forms - but have no fear. All four different Deoxys Raid Boss Pokemon are weak against the same Pokemon types!

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Google Nest Mini may soon expand smart home affordability

Google Nest Mini may soon expand smart home affordability

Today a new Google Nest Mini appeared at the FCC, and with it, confirmation of Google's continue expansion to every room in your home. Google has a plan with Google Assistant - that plan is to cover your entire world in Google-made natural voice smart assistant coverage, wall to wall, environment to environment. Google already has a first-gen Google Home Mini - the Google Nest Mini won't be particularly different in approach.

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The cheapest refurb iPad from Apple now costs $219

The cheapest refurb iPad from Apple now costs $219

Today Apple revealed a new iPad, one with a 10.2-inch display to replace the previous most-popular model, the original 9.7-inch display-toting iPad. Since the change was made, Apple's given an update to their official Apple Store "Certified Refurbished" collection of devices. Since yesterday, Apple's discounted the 5th and 6th-generation refurbished iPads further discounts, pushing the floor for refurbished iPad prices down to $219 USD.

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iPhone 11, Pro, Max release date, preorder, and price tiers revealed

iPhone 11, Pro, Max release date, preorder, and price tiers revealed

Today Apple flipped the script for their top-tier iPhone collection presentation with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Where before, Apple had the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and iPhone XR, now they've got iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, and iPhone 11. This way nobody feels like they're getting a lesser device with an "R" attached to the end of its name.

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iPhone 11 Pro brings triple cameras and big battery boost

iPhone 11 Pro brings triple cameras and big battery boost

The iPhone 11 Pro was revealed as Apple's higher-tier hero smartphone this afternoon at Apple's main mobile event. Apple's Phil Schiller suggested that this smartphone will be the "best product made, even if you're not a pro." The iPhone 11 Pro will be released with a 5.8-inch display, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max will have a 6.5-inch display, both with Super Retina Display-branded OLED panels.

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iPhone 11 revealed: Apple’s new dual-camera affordable hero

iPhone 11 revealed: Apple’s new dual-camera affordable hero

Today we're looking at iPhone 11, Apple's newest low-tier (of three) smartphones. This will replace the iPhone XR - in spirit, if not in all stores immediately. This new series will feature two cameras at its back in a camera bump square with rounded corners. This device has a 6.11-inch Retina display with spacial audio (with Dolby Atmos) up front, and a variety of color cases around the sides and back.

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New 10.2-inch iPad released today for $329

New 10.2-inch iPad released today for $329

Before today, Apple had an iPad lineup that included 5 unique models. Starting with their next launch, they'll have a sixth. Apple's Greg Jozwiak took to the stage at today's Apple event and spoke about how the 9.7-inch iPad is the most popular iPad in the world. He suggested that the 9.7-inch iPad is the first iPad "60% of people" use. Today Apple revealed a slightly larger device so that those people can ramp up - the 7th-gen iPad.

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Samsung on why Galaxy Fold won’t be a software flop

Samsung on why Galaxy Fold won’t be a software flop

Today Samsung released a bit of info on the Samsung Galaxy Fold, suggesting in the process that the release of this device marks the "beginning of a new era in mobile technology." Samsung seemed to want to make it clear that they weren't just releasing another new phone, but a new type of device that'll change the industry. At the same time, Samsung seemed to wish to reassure potential consumers that even though this device is new, the Android ecosystem with which it works is more than just robust - it's been prepared for this device quite specifically.

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