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.

Binge calculator lets you plan for all the TV

Binge calculator lets you plan for all the TV

There's a new sort of calculator available for binge watching TV, created by developer Brian Yung. The calculator is called "Can I Binge?" and it's effectively a simple website. At said website, you can select a TV show, select a length of time, and hit the question mark.

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Toshiba C350 Amazon smart TV series revealed in 5 sizes

Toshiba C350 Amazon smart TV series revealed in 5 sizes

Amazon and Best Buy revealed a new set of Toshiba television sets with Fire TV smart TV software. These televisions are all in the Toshiba C350 series, rolling with Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, and DTS Virtual: X. This line of televisions will eventually be made available in five different sizes at Best Buy and from Amazon online.

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Android Entertainment Space lets Google invest in tablets without new hardware

Android Entertainment Space lets Google invest in tablets without new hardware

Google revealed a new Android tablet experience called Entertainment Space in May of 2021. This new experience - a new home screen replacement of sorts - is a different approach to Android. It's difficult to see what they presented with Entertainment Space without thinking about Amazon's series of Fire Tablet devices and their take on Android. The software, as Google showed it on May 5, 2021, centers on Google-hosted media - everything from the Google Play app store, books store, videos, shows, and games.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Nintendo Switch release date and price revealed

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Nintendo Switch release date and price revealed

This week the folks at Activision revealed the release date and pricing for Tony Hawk on Nintendo Switch. This is the latest version of the game series, the title called "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2" for Nintendo Switch, the latest in a series of platforms on which the game is available.

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Adidas 4DFWD 3D-printed shoe has Carbon design midsole

Adidas 4DFWD 3D-printed shoe has Carbon design midsole

When a company as massive as Adidas starts using a certain sort of technology in their shoes, you know said technology is... pretty much here to stay. Such is the story with 3D printing and the 4DFWD shoe. This isn't the first shoe to use 3D printed parts, but it is very likely the new widest release of a shoe with 3D printed parts. And every new release with 3D printed parts means we're further and further into "here to stay" territory.

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Instagram automatic captions sticker: How and where

Instagram automatic captions sticker: How and where

This week the folks at Instagram released a system in which users can place a "sticker" in their video that auto-captions audio. This captions sticker was released to Stories for Instagram this week, and it may only be available for a limited set of users at first. If you've seen this same sort of functionality in Instagram before now, chances are you were using said feature with IGTV and the Threads app.

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Epson EcoTank Pro printers make “Unlimited Ink” a reality

Epson EcoTank Pro printers make “Unlimited Ink” a reality

A set of new Epson printers revealed this week are included in the company's "Unlimited Ink for Two Years Program." They're both EcoTank printers, which mean they have ink tanks that can be refilled relatively easily. The whole EcoTank system isn't strictly new - this is only the newest set - but now that they've made them for a while, and there's an "Unlimited Ink" program... it might be time to take a closer look.

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Pokemon GO Xerneas raid counters, and how you’ll win

Pokemon GO Xerneas raid counters, and how you’ll win

This week it's time to head out and fight Shiny* Xereas in Pokemon GO, just so long as it's not Cloudy!
If you're battling Xereas as a raid boss in Pokemon GO, you'll need either 3+ players at level 30 or higher, or between 2 and 3 players who are level 40. If you have anything less... you're in for a bit of a disappointing journey.

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How Disney’s “real” lightsaber works: Like 2x tape measures

How Disney’s “real” lightsaber works: Like 2x tape measures

Today Disney released a video of a mechanical real-world lightsaber that'll appear in their Galactic Starcruiser experience. That's the two-night vacation event at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that'll be opening in the year 2022. The lightsaber is real - real as far as your eyes are concerned, and real as you'll see it in person at said resort experience. Let's talk about how it works.

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Star Wars Day 2021 stash: Toys, pins, and books

Star Wars Day 2021 stash: Toys, pins, and books

Today we're taking a peek at a variety of Star Wars goodies released this week in celebration of Star Wars Day 2021. That's May the 4th (be with you), and we're at a very interesting moment in the history of the Star Wars universe. Disney's release blaster for Star Wars shows and movies is fully loaded and the product-making partners have the licensed goods to make it count.

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Microsoft proves Minecraft was one of their best buys of all time

Microsoft proves Minecraft was one of their best buys of all time

Microsoft reported their Q3 earnings with a few facts about how successful they've been with Minecraft. Minecraft, created by Markus Persson (Notch) was acquired by Microsoft in the year 2014 for approximately $2.5 billion USD. This week Microsoft revealed some facts about how the franchise is doing and where they are with what's widely regarded as the best-selling video game of all time.

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Disney+ Star Wars Day releases revealed

Disney+ Star Wars Day releases revealed

Today we're taking a peek at what Disney+ has planned for releases on Star Wars Day 2021. Star Wars Day is May 4, AKA "May the 4th be with you", a key moment in the year for any Star Wars fan. This holiday is just as much a product and service promotion opportunity as it is a celebration of the Star Wars universe for fans, but so is every other holiday at this moment in history.

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