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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.

Google’s Squoosh proves web apps are the way of the future

Google’s Squoosh proves web apps are the way of the future

There's a new web app for Chrome called Squoosh this week, made by Google to prove the next generation of web apps are viable. That might seem pretty boring to everyone that's already got their traditional apps already downloaded - but the future is coming. With this app, Developer Advocate Jake Archibald and Drawsplainer Mariko Kosaka show how Javascript in a web browser can make the impossible task of up-scaling a photo quite possible indeed.

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Stan Lee dead at 95: Here’s a list of all the most important heroes he created

Stan Lee dead at 95: Here’s a list of all the most important heroes he created

Today Stan Lee shuffled off this mortal coil and made his way to Valhalla - or wherever he believed he was headed. He was 95 years young - and rather than focusing on how he died or anything less important, we're going to go right ahead and discuss the massive impact he had on our society. Stan Lee didn't invent the comic book superhero, but he's certainly one of the biggest name in the sport - especially given the recent Marvel Comics dominance of our modern pop culture worldwide.

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Pokemon Detective Pikachu live action movie trailer: Deadpool meets Harry Potter

Pokemon Detective Pikachu live action movie trailer: Deadpool meets Harry Potter

The first Pokemon Detective Pikachu trailer today revealed the only better choice for Pikachu's voice than Danny DeVito. It's Ryan Reynolds, also known as Deadpool. Sure, Reynolds was in movies before Deadpool, but never before did he so embody a role as that - that'll almost certainly be his magnum opus. But as a voice actor, Reynolds might've found something even better.

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Galaxy F foldable phone price tip nuts, release window narrowed

Galaxy F foldable phone price tip nuts, release window narrowed

This morning a report from South Korea tipped several key details for the Samsung Galaxy F, the company's first foldable display-toting smartphone. The device seems to have been confirmed to be called the Samsung Galaxy F, F most likely representing Foldable. This device was shown with the majority of its body covered by a protective, blocky case at this past week's Samsung Developer Conference - so we know it exists. Besides that, Samsung itself basically revealed nothing - from a certain point of view.

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Metro Exodus Spartan Collectors Edition full bonkers contents

Metro Exodus Spartan Collectors Edition full bonkers contents

The folks at Deep Silver know exactly what sort of world we're living in today, and as such, their next game release is insane. They've revealed the contents of their next title today: Metro Exodus Spartan Collectors Edition, complete with a limited edition of 4,000 units. This is easily the most bonkers way to buy this game - and it's not even the most wild release of the week, and it's only Monday.

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Apple’s headphones: Let’s look at plans at the USPTO

Apple’s headphones: Let’s look at plans at the USPTO

Remember when Apple acquired Beats by Dre, and they suddenly cornered the headphones market worldwide? Since that happened, the company released a pair of wireless earbuds - not Beats earbuds, but Apple-branded. It's not as though Beats was ever the biggest brand in earbuds, but still - now Apple sells their own earbuds in the same store as Beats brand audio equipment. Now it would seem that Apple's readying themselves to release their own version of the Beats flagship: over-ear headphones.

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Google talks Multi-Display for multiple devices

Google talks Multi-Display for multiple devices

Google's new Foldables category for Android devices doesn't end with smartphones. Foldables is just the hardware category - they've begun calling out features that'll spread beyond the Samsung Galaxy F* foldable phone, too. One of three speakers at this week's Android Dev Summit speaking about how Foldables will work was Andrii Kulian, Engineer for Android Frameworks at Google. Also in the mix were Google Engineer Adrian Roos and Samsung Engineering Director Jisun Park.

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Galaxy F Foldable Phone made simple: A quick list of basics

Galaxy F Foldable Phone made simple: A quick list of basics

This week both Samsung and Google broke down the components of the upcoming "foldables" trend in smartphones, starting with the next Galaxy. Today we're going to break down the basics and try to get a baseline understanding of what these folding display-toting devices are all about. Speaking this week at the Android Dev Summit 2018 were Adrian Roos, Engineer for Android Frameworks at Google, Andrii Kulian, also Engineer for Android Frameworks at Google, and Jisun Park for Samsung Mobile.

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AP, video experts confirm White House’s CNN ‘assault’ video doctored to deceive

AP, video experts confirm White House’s CNN ‘assault’ video doctored to deceive

This week the White House released a video showing CNN reporter Jim Acosta at a press event. In the video documenting the original event, as broadcast on C-SPAN, a White House intern approached Acosta and attempted to remove a microphone from Acosta's hand. The point in question happened during this exchange. In an edited set of video clips shared by the White House, it would appear that Acosta swiftly chopped downward at the arm of the intern to stop her from removing his microphone. The video shared by the White House was doctored to make this action appear violent.

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Galaxy F foldable phone: A clearer look

Galaxy F foldable phone: A clearer look

Today we're taking a slightly closer look at the Samsung Galaxy F - assuming that's what Samsung will call its Foldable Phone. This week Samsung spoke very little about the Galaxy S10, their next hero phone, and instead revealed their foldable display tech, and branding, as they began their journey into a strange world of transforming Android devices. When they showed their device to the masses, they did so in the dark - because they didn't want to show everyone their final design. But we've got a slightly closer look today.

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Google’s big Android battery ‘oops’ and future Dark Modes

Google’s big Android battery ‘oops’ and future Dark Modes

Today Google revealed a bit of information on how your smartphone spends its battery life. They did this at this week's Android Dev Summit, speaking to developers about what they can do in their apps to avoid consuming massive amounts of battery life. But this isn't just about that. This is about the biggest factor in battery consumption: screen brightness! And not only that, but screen color, too!

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Satechi iPad Pro USB-C hub sticks to basics

Satechi iPad Pro USB-C hub sticks to basics

The Satechi "Aluminum Type-C Mobile Pro Hub Adapter" is the company's newest release, aimed directly at iPad Pro. This USB-C hub works with a wide variety of devices, and can extend the abilities of devices other than the iPad Pro. But the intent, here, today, is to make the iPad Pro connect to all the different devices which have thus far been allowed to work with iOS by Apple.

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