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.

Amazon Prime Day is a dirty trick

Amazon Prime Day is a dirty trick

It's that time again, the "Amazon Prime Day" sale, the (two days) of the year when Amazon suggests it has its best deals of the year. Amazon will re-organize its front page to promote the products that companies agreed to push, and Amazon makes a boat-load of money. They'll use every trick in the book to make it seem like you're not only getting a deal, you're having fun at the same time!

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Cheapest Galaxy Note 10 still has two surprising pluses

Cheapest Galaxy Note 10 still has two surprising pluses

This morning we were taking a look at our latest set of pre-release date Galaxy Note 10 details (read: rumors and tips) and happened upon a revelation. The future was right before our eyes, and it wasn't even a feature that hadn't popped up on a phone before. In fact, it'll appear on the base model!

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MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019 teardown reveals one bright spot

MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019 teardown reveals one bright spot

There's a new MacBook Pro in town, and the first teardown has some not-so-great news for those looking to repair or update hardware on their own. The MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019 model (with two Thunderbolt Ports) didn't get a particularly great score from iFixit, but there is at least a silver lining to this raincloud. Where previous MacBooks didn't allow easy access to their touchpads (for removal and repair), this unit keeps it a little more real.

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Armored Mewtwo weakness, counters for Pokemon GO today

Armored Mewtwo weakness, counters for Pokemon GO today

Armored Mewtwo weaknesses in Pokemon GO are much the same as the original Mewtwo - it's just the amount of hammering you'll need to do that's changed. The three types you'll want to concentrate on are Bug, Ghost, and Dark. This does not necessarily count out a Pokemon that's not primarily that type, it only suggests that you should seek out Pokemon with these sorts of moves. Let's take a look!

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Your next 3 iPhones

Your next 3 iPhones

This week a pair of leaks and/or insider analysis reveals essentially made the case for Apple's next several major iPhone releases. What's different about these bits of information from the normal day-to-day leak is their relative un-interesting nature. The tipped iPhone changes don't seem very far-fetched, and not particularly world-shaking in the grand scheme of things - which makes them all the more likely to come to pass. Over the next several years, here's how Apple's next few iPhone lineups will likely look.

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Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven: Actually not that unhealthy, just innutritious

Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven: Actually not that unhealthy, just innutritious

It is the 7-Eleven day celebration, and the Slurpee's are coming on fast and heavy. Today Slurpee drinks are free, and you're going to want to bury your face into a cup at your local 7-Eleven as soon as possible, most likely. Unless you don't want to grab your brains and squeeze in utter agony because of the ever-present threat of brain freeze, or the various artificial ingredients which we'll be going over presently. Let's take a look!

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Steam Interactive Recommender just out-Googled Google

Steam Interactive Recommender just out-Googled Google

After spending just a few minutes with Valve's new Interactive Recommender for Steam, I can already see the massive improvement. I've been using app stores and game stores since before they were digital, and I've never experienced such a smooth process. This is a positive, well-planned, thoughtful, non-intrusive way to use machine learning, and I'm glad it was a gaming company that had to be the first to make it happen.

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Strava Relive breakup official: he said, she said

Strava Relive breakup official: he said, she said

Both Strava and Relive have made statements on their recent breakup, suggesting that the other was the one that was at fault. According to Relive, they worked with Strava and followed Strava's recent takedown request - but were blocked from the API nonetheless. Strava said Relive was simply abusing its API.

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Pokemon GO: Armored Mewtwo released: The essential details

Pokemon GO: Armored Mewtwo released: The essential details

Today we're diving in DEEP with the best Pokemon GO Pokemon since inception - Armored Mewtwo! This Pokemon was released on July 11, 2019, and appeared ONLY in Five Star Raid Battles. Today we're looking not only at the release timing and the surface-level details, we're diving deep, into the code! Here you'll find ALL the information you'll ever need on how to battle, defend against, and catch your own Armored Mewtwo in Pokemon GO as soon as possible!

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US Commerce eases Huawei trade restrictions with mixed messages

US Commerce eases Huawei trade restrictions with mixed messages

Huawei's newest fate inside US borders was mentioned in a set of remarks delivered this week by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross. This set of remarks was made at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Annual Conference on Export Controls and Security, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. In these remarks, it's made clear that Huawei's spot on the Entity List will remain written due to national security - but the reality of the situation is much simpler, it would seem. It's about that cash - that income.

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Galaxy Note 10 leaked release date ready images in full

Galaxy Note 10 leaked release date ready images in full

If you want to be spoiled and see the release date ready Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus, today's your lucky day. Today is the day we get to see both the Black version of the device and the version that's apparently called "Silver", though you'll probably see it as more of a cool colors gradient. This cool colors gradient version comes with a Blue S Pen with silver clicker - so there's your silver!

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Leica V-Lux 5 camera is rolls with 25-400 mm lens

Leica V-Lux 5 camera is rolls with 25-400 mm lens

The Leica company revealed today their newest handheld camera, the Leica V-Lux 5. This camera has a relatively giant lens up front with 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor inside. It has a fold-out and flip OLED viewfinder screen on its back. And it's connected, able to use both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect with the Leica FOTOS app.

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