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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.

HTC U12 Plus leaked in full

HTC U12 Plus leaked in full

This afternoon the HTC U12+ (or plus, if you prefer) was leaked in full. This device is the largest version yet of HTC's current hero phone lineup. This device has a 6-inch 2880 x 1440 pixel display with a pair of cameras at its back and its front, and a rather simple look to the whole machine.

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This Mysterious RED Phone: 10 things we know so far

This Mysterious RED Phone: 10 things we know so far

There's a device called RED Hydrogen One out in the universe that we need to have a talk about. This is a smartphone from the folks at RED, a company best known for their cinema-friendly high-end video cameras. We've seen this smartphone - parts of it anyway - earlier this year, but without a whole lot of deep detail, it's suddenly popped up on Verizon and AT&T. What the heck?

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Steam Link app release today: Android download first

Steam Link app release today: Android download first

This morning the Steam Link app was released for Android devices in BETA mode. A release in Beta on Android means there'll probably be a few bugs left to work out. If you're alright with a few tiny insects, now might be the best time for you to download the app.

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OnePlus 6 wallpapers detailed: Painted by Hampus Olsson

OnePlus 6 wallpapers detailed: Painted by Hampus Olsson

The creator of the OnePlus 6's various eye-exploding wallpapers spoke up today on his process. These wallpapers are available for download - outside the phone, too. We've got them, and we've got some words from the artist just in case you'd like to know how these bonkers works of art were made - and yes, it's the same guy who did the wallpapers last year.

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YouTube Music Premium: 5 things you need to know

YouTube Music Premium: 5 things you need to know

Today Google "revealed" YouTube Music and YouTube Premium - but it's not that simple. This is a re-branding and a changing of the guard. Much like previous Google app products (we're looking at you, chat,) Google's released several products that are relatively similar. Today we're going to make sense of the whole lot.

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OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition: Rad, but you can’t have it

OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition: Rad, but you can’t have it

The most radical version of the OnePlus 6 was revealed this morning in semi-secret. That's the Avengers Edition, a version of the phone not coming to the United States - hence the semi-secrecy. Why spend time on launch PR in a country where you're not going to be able to sell the device? Those USA-based OnePlus/Avengers fans out there in the audience might want to take a closer peek - this phone is pretty neat.

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10 ways OnePlus 6 is different

10 ways OnePlus 6 is different

Today we're taking a peek at a bunch of ways in which the OnePlus 6 is different from its competition. That means different from iPhone X, different from Samsung Galaxy S9+, and different from the LG G7 ThinQ. The OnePlus 6 was revealed in full this afternoon for the first time, and it'll be released to the public on the 22nd of May.

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Lando movie rumor not true (from a certain point of view)

Lando movie rumor not true (from a certain point of view)

Rumor started this morning of a Lando Calrissian movie as foretold by Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy. It was misquoted, as noted and re-noted by the source for the material. But the hype is real, and the reaction to the possibility of such a film is no surprise to us, no surprise at all.

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Laurel VS Yanny explanation: A visual look at sounds

Laurel VS Yanny explanation: A visual look at sounds

Overnight the internet became obsessed with an audio clip called Laurel VS Yanny. Today we're going to make the distinction simple - with pictures and everything. In a nutshell: both "yanny" and "laurel" are in the original sound clip - and it wasn't originally meant to be a trick. It's just the way the audio clip was processed that makes the big difference.

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Microsoft making an iPad competitor

Microsoft making an iPad competitor

Microsoft refuses to believe that the iPad cannot be challenged in the tablet market. There's rumor this week that Microsoft is planning a set of low-cost Surface tablets that'll be released in the second half of the year 2018. These slightly less expensive Surface-brand tablets will run Windows 10 and will cost around $400 USD according to people familiar with the information.

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OnePlus 6 Official: release date, specs, price (all the details)

OnePlus 6 Official: release date, specs, price (all the details)

Today we're having a peek at the OnePlus 6 in full detail. This device is the newest in a line of devices from a brand that's aimed to set itself aside in the market in a number of ways. Where before it was all about offering a high-end device at a low price, now it's all about offering a premium device at a decent price. The OnePlus 6 has a notch and a headphone jack and a big fat display up front.

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MoviePass just added a step

MoviePass just added a step

This morning MoviePass sent out a "beta test" announcement to users - not all users, but some. According to the message, MoviePass is "implementing a few systems to protect our service from fraudulent activity to ensure that MoviePass is sustainable for the entire community." Apparently some people were... going to movies for free... fraudulently? So you're gonna have to take photos of your tickets.

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