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.


OnePlus 5T Review : Right on Target

OnePlus 5T Review : Right on Target

Our OnePlus 5T review is a reflection of the smartphone that came from OnePlus earlier this year. Both the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T work with high-end parts and deliver a high-end experience. In our OnePlus 5T vs 5 feature you'll see the specs, one next to the other. Today we're going to run down the performance within the OnePlus 5T and pass judgement on this newest the smartphone makers devices.

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Trump guts National Monuments; Patagonia, Wildlife Groups fight back

Trump guts National Monuments; Patagonia, Wildlife Groups fight back

This week the folks at Patagonia clothing company have launched a largely web-based response to Trump's secret axing of National Monument land. The two National Monuments Trump reduced were Bear Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, one each of these designated by Trumps 2 most recent Democratic predecessors. President Bill Clinton classified Grand Staircase-Escalante in 1996, and President Barack Obama designated Bears Ears a monument in 2016.

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Honor 7X USA release date, specs aim to take on OnePlus

Honor 7X USA release date, specs aim to take on OnePlus

This week the Huawei Honor 7X was revealed with an eye on the international smartphone market. This device has a 5.93-inch 2160 x 1080 display and is coming to the USA for a cool two-hundred bucks. That caught my attention right out the gate. It would seem that Huawei's Honor brand is coming directly for the market that OnePlus just left behind.

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Honor View 10 release date, specs, USA aim

Honor View 10 release date, specs, USA aim

This morning the Huawei Honor V10 was revealed with a set of specifications that sets it in an odd place. It's made to be released internationally - that includes the USA - with a look that's relatively familiar. This device has a 5.99-inch display with 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution and Android 8.0 onboard with Honor's own EMUI8.

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Razer Phone Unboxing: Devil’s in the Details

Razer Phone Unboxing: Devil’s in the Details

Inside the box sent to me for a SlashGear review is the Razer Phone - but more than that, it's a presentation of a phone worthy of the best on the market. It's almost as if Razer is trying to tell the end user that they've bought into a device that's more than just the Android phone they find at the top of this box. Inside is the work of a team of engineers that are obviously proud of the work they've done.

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Pokemon GO Christmas Event 2017 has 2 big secrets

Pokemon GO Christmas Event 2017 has 2 big secrets

It's holiday 2017 time in the Pokemon GO universe, and we're getting pumped up about the prospects. Today we're running down what might be, what won't be, and what WILL be for certain during this most contradictory holiday session. The first element we're going to talk about is a new Pokemon, one ready-made and perfect for a holiday event, complete with gift bag.

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Star Wars OnePlus 5T has two special features

Star Wars OnePlus 5T has two special features

The ever-so-slightly accented OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition was revealed today in brief. This device works almost exactly like the standard OnePlus 5T, but for its wallpaper contents. The exterior is where we're going to get the new and/or different bits and pieces. Most of this phones exterior is white, while the front is mostly black, and the sides have just one splash of red.

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Google’s next Android security lockdown

Google’s next Android security lockdown

Android had its Unwanted Software Policy updated this week by Google in an effort to stamp out new tricks of the trade. Google Safe Browsing will be the face of this effort, blasting warnings both on websites and in apps for malicious apps attempting to collect user's personal data without their opt-in consent.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 tip has the iPhone X effect

Sony Xperia XZ2 tip has the iPhone X effect

Today we're having a peek at a set of leaked specifications for Sony's next flagship phone, and something rings familiar. What we're looking at here is a device that has a smaller body than a recent Xperia phone, but with a display that's bigger than an older Xperia with a similar-sized body. Almost like it fits right in the middle.

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Prosecutors demand Martin Shkreli relinquish the Wu-Tang album

Prosecutors demand Martin Shkreli relinquish the Wu-Tang album

Unfortunately, Shkreli might no longer actually have the physical album itself - but that might not matter. Shkreli was convicted in court in August of this year and jailed over securities fraud. He defrauded investors of two hedge funds and schemed to control shares of the company Retrophin Inc. According to Bloomberg, he's being held in federal lockup in Brooklyn, New York - just blocks and a bridge away from Staten Island, the original home of the Wu-Tang Clan.

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BLU goes silent

BLU goes silent

This week the folks at BLU Products aren't having a great time dealing with a rather large mishap. They've released a software update for a phone which, in turn, locked up and/or destroyed all information within. That was just the beginning of this nightmare - not only for the company, but for the hundreds or thousands of users who owned that one phone.

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Google Paper Signals: Tiny, cute, and useful

Google Paper Signals: Tiny, cute, and useful

Paper Signals from Google controls tiny paper contraptions with Google Assistant. This set of experiments is not something completely inaccessible by the average user. Instead, it's a super-inexpensive (or super free) set of instructions for creating moving objects that are controlled by a set of equations, activated by Google Assistant.

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