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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.

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344 in Leo Minor: Valentine’s Day majesty

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344 in Leo Minor: Valentine’s Day majesty

A new massive image of Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344 in Leo Minor was revealed this week by the folks at the Hubble European Space Agency. This is a multi-filter image that depicts a spiral galaxy sitting at around 20-million light-years from our Earth. We've got a set of coordinates for you to map this galaxy in your night sky and individual filter and color band information too.

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This Solo movie Lando action figure just changed my life

This Solo movie Lando action figure just changed my life

Today the new best Lando Calrissian action figure was revealed - the best action figure representation of this character I've ever seen. This is the first action figure I've seen of this particular Lando - this Lando played by Donald Glover. As such, it was bound to be a real trick getting all of one's ducks in order for a top-notch action figure. This was a real test for the sculptor, to be sure.

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Galaxy S9 launch may be most massive yet

Galaxy S9 launch may be most massive yet

This week we're having a peek at a series of released teasers for the Samsung Galaxy S9. These teasers show a little bit about what the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be, and how it'll stand out from the rest of the pack. The Galaxy S9 will look a whole lot like the Galaxy S8 to the common user - but once the user gets inside the phone, things get wild. Or so Samsung is appearing to suggest in these teasers, these teasers which seem to suggest that the Galaxy S9's launch will be their biggest yet.

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Litecoin price jolts on Cash fork scam

Litecoin price jolts on Cash fork scam

Litecoin ($LTC) is supposed to have a fork today that'll give users 1 Litecoin Cash for every 1LTC coin they hold. The key phrase in that sentence is "supposed to." That'll happen at block 1,371,111, the creators of Litecoin Cash suggest. This news sent the price of Litecoin jolting upward. But this news might not actually be true - so to speak.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Luvdisc just appeared for Valentines Day

Shiny Pokemon GO Luvdisc just appeared for Valentines Day

Yes indeed, programs, there is a new shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO this week. Starting today - and going for a few days into the future - the most heart-shaped of Pokemon, Luvdisc, is available in its most shiny of forms. Incidentally this shiny form is the less lovely of the two, as it is yellowy, but it is a heart nonetheless!

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HTC President of Smartphones quits, aims for AI

HTC President of Smartphones quits, aims for AI

Smartphone company HTC's President of the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, Chialin Chang, has resigned from his position. This position has not yet been filled by the company as of the first publishing of this article. But what's this all mean for you, the end user? Not one whole heck of a lot in the short term.

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LEGO Solo movie Millennium Falcon set is a shocker

LEGO Solo movie Millennium Falcon set is a shocker

Today a key LEGO set was revealed from the film SOLO: A Star Wars Story. In this set is confirmation of what the most hardcore of nitpicking Star Wars fans might have already known: This falcon's different! This version of the Millennium Falcon is far lighter than its predecessors - in our universe, that is. This Millennium Falcon is lighter and brighter because it exists earlier in the Star Wars timeline than any we've seen before - it's clean!

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Nokia just out-sold HTC, Sony, OnePlus, and Google

Nokia just out-sold HTC, Sony, OnePlus, and Google

In the fourth quarter of the year 2017, more Nokia phones were sold than several of the most well-known brands in the USA. In the fourth quarter of the year 2017, more Nokia-branded smartphones were sold than any of the following brands: HTC, Sony, ASUS, Coolpad, Meizu, Gionee, OnePlus, Lenovo, Alcatel, and Google. This sort of threw us for a loop when we first heard it, especially since several of these brands have been at the forefront of the smartphone market here in the USA for the past half-decade or more.

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Essential Phone Ocean Depths color released at last

Essential Phone Ocean Depths color released at last

This week the folks at Essential will finally release their device in its most unique color: Ocean Depths. This version of the Essential Phone PH-1 promises to be the one version of the phone that's far more elite than the rest - as far as color tone goes. This version of the phone was introduced with the rest back at the device's initial reveal, but remained unavailable until now.

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Bitcoin stock price OR why $ETC is jumping

Bitcoin stock price OR why $ETC is jumping

This afternoon the price of Bitcoin hovering in at right around $8500 (or thereabouts) while the price of Ethereum Classic ($ETC) jolts upward. Why would this classic version of Ethereum move at such a pace here near the middle of February, 2018, while Bitcoin jumps around a price point it's hovered near the last week? There's an airdrop coming - that's why. An airdrop is headed toward ETC at an alarming pace, and quite a few users aren't about to miss it, regardless of the price.

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SpaceX next launch: PAZ satellite for HD photos of Earth

SpaceX next launch: PAZ satellite for HD photos of Earth

Vandenberg Air Force Base announced this week that they were prepared for the next SpaceX rocket launch. The next launch will take place at the Vandenberg Air Force Base Space Launch Complex-4, Lompoc, CA, and it'll take place on Saturday, February 17th, at 6:17 AM Pacific Time. Onboard this SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be the PAZ satellite for Hisdesat of Madrid, Spain, and a set of smaller payloads with massive potential.

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Bitcoin aims for eBay and Wikipedia

Bitcoin aims for eBay and Wikipedia

News of eBay's switch from Paypal sent both stocks reeling at the tail end of January 2018 - now there's word that eBay's new partner might be their key to Bitcoin. The auction site teamed up with payment service Adyen, replacing for the first time their primary payment company since Paypal was acquired in 2002. Adyen, in turn, at one point partnered with BitPay to accept cryptocurrency payments.

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