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.

Next Galaxy phone may flip you, the hardcore fan of iPhone

Next Galaxy phone may flip you, the hardcore fan of iPhone

There are two schools of thought when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21 (or S30), both of which appear VIA leakers. Both leakers are relatively trustworthy, and both have delivered their fair share of accurate and/or helpful information on smartphones before official reveal. One says the power in the Samsung Galaxy S21 will be a step backward - the other says the design of the S21 will "bring people back and iPhone users to Samsung."

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Xbox Series X feature could send you back to the bargain bin

Xbox Series X feature could send you back to the bargain bin

This morning Xbox official Jason Ronald revealed a major win for the Xbox Series X and S. The question of backwards compatibility with games from Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One has been answered. All Xbox games, all games for Xbox 360, and all titles that worked on Xbox One, ALL of them, save a few Kinect-dependent games - will work on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Per Ronald, the whole lot will be "available - and look and play better - on Xbox Series X|S at launch."

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Order Xbox Series X and you get this: Our unboxing and first impressions

Order Xbox Series X and you get this: Our unboxing and first impressions

This is the Xbox Series X, a gaming console released in late 2020 by Microsoft. It'd been 7 years since the release of the console called Xbox One, and high time we saw a relatively massive change in the design of the hardware. We'll be looking at the software, the games, and the overall experience in our full review, soon. Today it's all about the size, shape, and feel of the console hardware itself.

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First Samsung mocked Apple – now it may just copy it

First Samsung mocked Apple – now it may just copy it

Sources say the next major Samsung Galaxy smartphone will remove a charger and earbuds from its in-box contents. Apple just released the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro with packaging that did away with the charger and earbuds (AKA earphones). On the day the iPhone 12 was revealed, Samsung sent out some shade, noting that consumer's "Galaxy" devices all came with a charger. Now they may just have to eat crow.

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Scientists prep for farmers on Mars

Scientists prep for farmers on Mars

Mixing artificial soil samples never seemed so exciting. University of Georgia geologists are currently preparing for the farming of crops on the red planet by simulating solid conditions here on Earth. A study on the process was published today with data from surface samples from Mars itself. "We want to simulate certain characteristics of materials you could easily get on Mars' surface," said the study's lead author Laura Fackrell.

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XDA phone F(x)tec Pro1-X lets you choose your OS

XDA phone F(x)tec Pro1-X lets you choose your OS

A phone called F(x)tec Pro1-X is in the works with a promise for unmatched power user options. Where most other phones focus on an overall positive experience, thus limiting the software and hardware for quality control, the F(x)tec Pro1-X seems to want to do something rare: Trust the user. Of course, as the phone project partners with XDA Developers for development, it's implied that users of this phone will have the ability to troubleshoot.

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New iMac release with Apple chip may change your next buy plan

New iMac release with Apple chip may change your next buy plan

Apple Silicon MacBooks are only the first MacOS computers to roll with the company's own-designed processors. Tips from supply chain sources this week suggest Apple is hard at work on its first desktop computer processor as well. This could change the way MacOS computers work (and play). Will this change your plans to buy a new computer in the near future?

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Review

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Review

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 was released to a wary consumer public in late 2020. Here it was, the least expensive of the RTX 30 graphics cards from NVIDIA, ready to roll with power that out-performed its predecessors in almost every way, available at approximately $500 USD. The "wary" part comes thanks to supply issues with other RTX cards this year, issues that messed with the minds and pocketbooks of potential users that, now, might be relying on the RTX 3070 to fill the void left for them after the hype of the reveal and the subsequent failure to meet demand.

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Microsoft hobbled Internet Explorer to push Edge: Here’s how to fix it

Microsoft hobbled Internet Explorer to push Edge: Here’s how to fix it

Internet Explorer is a web browser living on borrowed time. Microsoft initiated plans to move users from the old internet access point in favor of the newer app Microsoft Edge. The latest version of the web browser Edge 87 showed Microsoft's latest push for movement from IE to the latest web browser: blocking the biggest websites.

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Moon discovery: sunlit-side surface water!

Moon discovery: sunlit-side surface water!

SOFIA detected water on the sunlight surface of the moon for the first time in human history. It was previously known that water existed in some of the darkest and coldest regions on the moon. The big deal today is that there may be water available for use by humans on the surface and up to a meter below the surface of the moon.

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Latest 6 COVID-19 CDC rules are pretty simple

Latest 6 COVID-19 CDC rules are pretty simple

The CDC's latest update to its "How Coronavirus Spreads" guidance includes a list of 6 rules to follow to best protect yourself and others. The list is just about the most concise and simple-to-follow set of best practices released during this global pandemic thus far. It all centers on the fact that COVID-19 spreads through the air VIA respiratory systems, and that wearing a mask prevents respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people.

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Nintendo Switch Pro release may change your plans for gifting

Nintendo Switch Pro release may change your plans for gifting

The Nintendo Switch Pro - as it's rumored to be called - had a few more details spill today before its release date inside 2021. The Nintendo Switch saw a major upswing in sales once the COVID-19 global pandemic took hold in 2020. Now, due in part to the extreme success of the Nintendo Switch in 2020, Nintendo will apparently release the Nintendo Switch Pro in early 2021 with new Mini LED display tech.

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