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.

Pixel Buds new gestures: Tappin more

Pixel Buds new gestures: Tappin more

This afternoon Google product manager Sandeep Waraich revealed a set of new ways to use Google Pixel Buds. This new set of features works with the same hardware as before - no upgrade needed. All Pixel Buds users will need is a software update loaded before taking any new actions.

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HTC Blockchain phone “Exodus” could be great

HTC Blockchain phone “Exodus” could be great

The HTC Exodus is a smartphone that's meant to lead the market into the future. HTC has a history of forging paths in this space - and with blockchain technology, it would appear that they're aiming to take a first swipe at a crypto-phone. This device will have a touchscreen display, a single camera at its back, SIM and microSD card support, and it'll run Android.

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Deadpool DVD covers: Blu-rays get photobombed

Deadpool DVD covers: Blu-rays get photobombed

There's a whole mess of Blu-rays at Walmart right this minute with Deadpool slip covers. These DVDs all come from Fox Home Entertainment, and would generally be on the shelf anyway, so they decided to slip some new covers on them before the release of Deadpool 2 in theaters. Today we've got a peek at the whole collection.

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Common cold cured (or so it would seem)

Common cold cured (or so it would seem)

Researchers just published a paper describing a synthetic molecule that prevents the spread of the common cold. This lab-created molecule blocks the fatty-acid attachment required for proliferation of the cold. Roberto Solari and Edward Tate at Imperial College London, UK and a whole bunch of other researchers made this discovery a reality.

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Snapchat ads unskippable: How to delete (the app)

Snapchat ads unskippable: How to delete (the app)

A new feature on Snapchat makes 6-second advertisements unskippable. They're real, they're here, and they're not going away any time soon. As such, it's time to discuss once again how to delete an app - namely Snapchat. It's actually pretty easy when it comes down to it. If you just want to get rid of notifications, we've got a guide for that too.

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Galaxy Note 9: 5 reasons to skip it (if you can)

Galaxy Note 9: 5 reasons to skip it (if you can)

Reasons for skipping a purchase of the Galaxy Note 9 from Samsung - that's what we're running down today. For those of you unconcerned with the reasons I've listed below, it might instead be a primer for any "why you need a Galaxy Note 9" articles you might read. The details I'm running down here depend both on facts and conjecture - and I'll be sure to note where each appears.

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Surface Hub 2 is another massive PC for walls

Surface Hub 2 is another massive PC for walls

Businesses in need of wall-based Windows 10 devices rejoice, there's a new Surface Hub 2 in town. This device brings out the best bits of the Surface Hub 1 and advances all the parts that needed advancing. This beast features a 4K+ 50.5” multi-touch display and it's made to get business done.

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Honor 10 details: iPhone X and Galaxy S9’s features remixed

Honor 10 details: iPhone X and Galaxy S9’s features remixed

This morning the Honor 10 was revealed in full, complete with release details and pricing too. This device is the brand's self-declared flagship smartphone for 2018, and its primary aim is to bring "Beauty in AI" to the masses. This device's other major feature is its "avant-garde design" - which we've been waiting for in the smartphone industry for some time. Now, to see if they've done it.

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Stop mobile notifications now!

Stop mobile notifications now!

Today I'm going to show you how to get rid of mobile notifications entirely. I'll start with a few major sources for notifications, and we'll get a little more general. I'm not going to spend much time trying to convince you to throw your smartphone down a sewer drain today - but that IS the fastest way to do away with notifications entirely. If you're unable to destroy your smartphone, continue on.

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Lead in ice shows rise and fall of Roman empire

Lead in ice shows rise and fall of Roman empire

Lead pollution in Greenland was part of a study published this week which showed connections to major events in ancient times. Researchers recorded amounts of lead in layers of ice frozen for thousands of years. "We found that lead pollution in Greenland very closely tracked known plagues, wars, social unrest and imperial expansions during European antiquity."

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Why Google One is Google’s Amazon Prime

Why Google One is Google’s Amazon Prime

Google introduced Google One this morning as a new brand for consumer storage - but it's more than that. Before Google One users simply pay a monthly fee for Google storage space that works with Drive, Photos, and Gmail. In the very near future, Google One will be to Google what Amazon Prime is to Amazon. But they won't do battle directly. Not at first.

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Google One: What is it?

Google One: What is it?

This morning Google One was introduced to the world by newly minted Google One VP, Pavni Diwanji. This is a new name for a new subscription system with Google - and it begins with storage. This system takes over what was consumer-faced data storage, and ramps up from there. As Diwanji suggests, Google One is "a simple plan for expanded storage that includes extra benefits to help you get more out of Google."

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