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.

As “hacker” steals $7.4M in Ethereum, $ETH price rises

As “hacker” steals $7.4M in Ethereum, $ETH price rises

This morning an incident occurred that sent an apparent $7.4-million USD worth of cryptocurrency Ethereum to a malicious entity. This was more than likely a hacker who laid dormant with backend control over the website from whens the coin was stolen - until this morning. As a rather sizeable ICO (Initial Coin Offering) opened its doors for investors, this hacker changed the website's target wallet. And boom! This secret wallet was full of $7.4-million USD worth of $ETH.

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Nokia 8 release tipped: aiming for Nexus cool details

Nokia 8 release tipped: aiming for Nexus cool details

In the Nexus 8 is the potential for the most on-point vanilla Android smartphone release in years. What we've seen so far suggests that HMD Global is not only keeping with Nokia's design spirit, they're taking the open shot when it comes to pure Android. If Google isn't going to make a Nexus smartphone, Nokia's plenty ready to step up to the plate.

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iPhone 8 release date tip will make you nervous

iPhone 8 release date tip will make you nervous

The iPhone 8 and the production schedule of the 3x iPhone collection rumored for 2017 has been tipped as "delayed." It is in this latest tip that it's suggested that not only the OLED 2017 iPhone might be in danger of low supply, but the other two models might be cutting it close, too. This report suggests that the OLED iPhone might be in short supply due to production not reaching "mass production" at this time.

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HTC U11 Alexa hands-on: What works and what needs work

HTC U11 Alexa hands-on: What works and what needs work

This past week we've had some time with the HTC U11's newest feature boost: HTC Alexa onboard. That's Amazon's Alexa personal assistant, but placed on the HTC U11 in a way that's unique to this device. While Alexa is available in its app form for other smartphones, here Amazon and HTC have worked together to allow Alexa to act as similar to an Echo or Echo Dot as any smartphone has been before.

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Pokemon GO News: the Unlimited Coins Gym Exploit

Pokemon GO News: the Unlimited Coins Gym Exploit

Today we'll be discussing the infinite coin Gym Exploit in Pokemon GO, and how it affects the world at large. First - like most cheats in Pokemon GO - this isn't having a giant effect of most players. It's just the most hardcore players that are benefitting from this bit of an exploit - and even they need to do some work to get it in gear.

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10 Secret Android Features average users don’t know about

10 Secret Android Features average users don’t know about

Today we're running a collection of 10 Android Features that are at once essential and little-known to the general public. At least one of the 10 features I'm about to list wasn't on every single reader's radar before witnessing this article. It's a darned shame how little of the Android device the average user uses - and we'd like to take a moment to make the world a more user-friendly place by opening up the possibilities to the planet.

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Android Gallery app: for those that don’t like Google Photos

Android Gallery app: for those that don’t like Google Photos

An open-source gallery app called, simply, "Camera Roll - Gallery" has been released for Android. I should say "has been "unreleased" because it's not quite ready for prime-time yet, but it's got so much potential, I can't wait to tell you about it. This app is super simple, was designed with Material Design principles in full effect, and it's free to download and use. Basically it's a return to the basic Gallery app for Android users who don't ONLY want to use Google Photos.

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iPhone users wonder: what’s that little hole?

iPhone users wonder: what’s that little hole?

"You may have never noticed it before," wrote Aatif Sulleyman, "but it serves a very important purpose." Apparently, some iPhone users are wondering what the little hole is near the camera array on the back of their device. Apparently, according to The Independent, some iPhone users have never looked at the back of their device before. That, or there's an abundance of iPhone users out there that've stared at the hole for hours, just thinking, "man, what could this little hole BE?!"

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Pokemon GO STADIUM event will make you NEED to move to Japan

Pokemon GO STADIUM event will make you NEED to move to Japan

For Pokemon GO this week the folks at Niantic have reminded us that they've got a MASSIVE event coming up in Japan. This sort-of-secret but very much public event will take place in Yokohama Stadium in Japan, and it's going to take place at the same time as the CUTEST holiday of all time. That is the PIKACHU OUTBREAK where they suggest "a special Pokemon GO experience is taking place."

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Trump’s Advocate: 5 reasons you should FIGHT Net Neutrality [SATIRE]

Trump’s Advocate: 5 reasons you should FIGHT Net Neutrality [SATIRE]

There's a good number of reasons why a company should support Net Neutrality, and a couple why an individual like yourself should, too. Over the past several years, I've come to realize that the Internet is not an essential element in day-to-day life, and because of this, it should not be treated like the other basic utilities like electricity or water. Only those who have the most money should be able to afford the best brand webpages on the Internet - just like health care! ***

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AMD Threadripper CPU will make you want a beastly PC

AMD Threadripper CPU will make you want a beastly PC

AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU details have arrived, and they're ready to kick next-gen PC expectations into gear. These two models contain 12/16 cores, 32 threads, 4GHz turbo, and quad channel DDR4 memory. They're more than ready to roll up to Intel's similar CPU options - they've already surpassed them (on paper, anyway).

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This iPhone 8 “preview” will give you goosebumps

This iPhone 8 “preview” will give you goosebumps

Both iPhone and Android phone users will get a kick out of the navigation for the iPhone 8 we've got here today. Straight from the imagination of the creator known as Andrea Cau comes this presentation of elements. Elements that'll work just fine when it comes to an iPhone 8 with a display that moves the home button completely out of sight.

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