Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently the senior editor for SlashGear. Based in Bismarck, 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.

Pokemon GO Mewtwo Armored release date tomorrow: Here’s when and how

Pokemon GO Mewtwo Armored release date tomorrow: Here’s when and how

Today we're looking at the most powerful and probably BEST Pokemon in Pokemon GO in Armored Mewtwo, a Pokemon that's set to release this week. This Pokemon will not be available to the general public - not in the wild, anyway - but it WILL be available for capture. The difference between "in the wild" and "in a raid" are slight for some, and massive for others. You don't know true Pokemon Fan PAIN until you've played Pokemon GO in a town with no churches!

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Your iPhone has been compromised, (and how it really hasn’t)

Your iPhone has been compromised, (and how it really hasn’t)

Here we are again, in an iPhone-centric bit of not-really-real mishap, this time centered on the word "Compromised." That's a scary word and term, almost as scary as something like "your internet history is now public." But take heart, there is no need for alarm if you've only just seen the pop-up. Today we're going to have a chat about how to avoid such things and how to destroy the pop-ups you've got already.

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Your Galaxy Note 10 may replace all your other gadgets

Your Galaxy Note 10 may replace all your other gadgets

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 just revealed itself as a contender for the longstanding ultimate goal of the smartphone form factor. That ultimate goal is to replace not only mobile phones and landlines, but to replace the home computer. Samsung's been preparing for this accomplishment in incremental feature additions to smartphones each generation since well over a decade ago. Is it time, at last?

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Amazon Prime Video finally casts to Chromecast and Android TV, YouTube now on Fire TV

Amazon Prime Video finally casts to Chromecast and Android TV, YouTube now on Fire TV

At long last, and hopefully forever, Google and Amazon's video-centric product and services battle seems to be at an end. Amazon Prime Video is now able to utilize casting with Chromecast and Android TV. So supposing you've got the Android Prime Video app, and a subscription to Amazon Prime, and an Android TV and/or Chromecast device, you'll now be able to tap one and watch a show on the other.

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Android update fixes night owls’ worst enemy

Android update fixes night owls’ worst enemy

The latest update to the Beta release of Android Q (yet-unnamed version of Android in testing on Pixel phones) revealed a simple-yet-fantastic new feature this week. Users of the Google Pixel 3a and the Google Pixel 3 XL found themselves with a new boot screen. It's nothing too revolutionary, really - it's just a fix for the eyes.

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Pokemon GO Team Rocket release date secrets in full

Pokemon GO Team Rocket release date secrets in full

Today we're taking a peek at the next major update to Pokemon GO, an event with no less than Team Rocket! We've been preparing for this event since before day one - go see! Pokemon GO user TeamRocketNorth is ready to take you on up in the Midwest Region! The next major Pokemon GO update will include "some mysterious characters" that've "shown up at PokeStops!"

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Apple AirPods’ 5 secret sauces of sales success

Apple AirPods’ 5 secret sauces of sales success

Before we go any further, I want you to know that this is not an advertisement, and nobody at any company (especially Apple) compelled me to write what you're about to read. I noticed today that several blogs had written about some AirPods discount or another - and passed it off as news. Besides the obvious affiliate angle, how did a discount about AirPods become news - and why do so many people care? Here are five reasons why Apple AirPods are so bonkers-level popular.

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Here’s the big Stranger Things Microsoft Windows twist

Here’s the big Stranger Things Microsoft Windows twist

For some strange reason, Microsoft struck a deal with Netflix to cross-promote Windows and Stranger Things Season 3. We've covered earlier teasers of this collaboration over the last couple weeks - today we've got a bit more information on the ever-more name-dropping brand-promoting streaming sci-fi horror adventure show Stranger Things and their future dealings with the big M.

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Pokemon GO iOS hacks with Android tip

Pokemon GO iOS hacks with Android tip

So you've been playing Pokemon GO for a few days and you're already ready to start to take the easy route, right? What do you do in the year 2019? You act very, very carefully. Because here in the year 2019, Niantic is not only watching out for cheaters, they're banning them with no holds barred. They've gone nuclear, so to speak.

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Galaxy Note 10 renders make you forget about the hole

Galaxy Note 10 renders make you forget about the hole

Today we're taking a peek at a few images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+ (or Pro, if you prefer). These images are not likely direct from Samsung, but do look quite like what Samsung might deliver if Samsung would deliver such super-simple cases for their smartphone set. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus (if you'd like that to be its name), will likely be revealed on August 7th, 2019, per Samsung's official teaser.

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Google Pixel 4 camera with telephoto lens, or red herring?

Google Pixel 4 camera with telephoto lens, or red herring?

Today we're taking a peek at some code from the latest version of the Google Camera app for Pixel devices. This app delivers some of the most interesting and powerful photography abilities to the mobile smartphone world - and not just for the devices for which these powers were intended. The Google Pixel 1, 2, and 3 took on the entire rest of the smartphone world with one single camera lens - now it looks two will roll with Pixel 4.

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Japan’s 7-Eleven customers lose $500k in BASIC security flub

Japan’s 7-Eleven customers lose $500k in BASIC security flub

It would seem that the developers of the Japan-based 7-Eleven wallet app (7 Pay) had not heard of phone fraud. If they had, they'd have built a more secure method of changing user passwords in said app. As a result of their relative lack of finesse when it came to developing this one bit of the app, 900 customers lost a grand total of approximately 55-million Yen (which converts to roughly $506k).

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