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.

Gorillaz G-SHOCK watches return, one year later

Gorillaz G-SHOCK watches return, one year later

This week the folks at G-SHOCK revealed a set of new watches with Gorillaz designs. These two watches are the DW-5600 and the GA-2000 rolling with Gorillaz (original self-titled album) and the more recent release NOW NOW designs. These pieces of hardware will be the second wave of G-SHOCK x Gorillaz watches - the first featured the 5600 alone - in four different limited edition designs.

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OnePlus 7T events set: 90Hz screen and surprises

OnePlus 7T events set: 90Hz screen and surprises

This morning the OnePlus 7T was revealed in name with precious few details for an event that'll happen this month. The folks at OnePlus revealed this information about the next-generation device with a few notes on scheduling and the technology that'll be embedded within the smartphone itself. This will be a direct follow-up to the "90 Hz Fluid AMOLED display" of the OnePlus 7 Pro in a device called OnePlus 7T.

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LARQ is a $118 water bottle that kills germs

LARQ is a $118 water bottle that kills germs

The LARQ Bottle has a light in it that kills bio-contaminants. With this bottle - and this UV-C LED light - you'll be able to eliminate up to "99.9999% of bio-contaminants" before you take a tip of your favorite basic requirement for human life. According to the folks that make it, The LARQ Bottle is "the world's first self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system."

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Google event Oct 15 with Pixel 4 on deck

Google event Oct 15 with Pixel 4 on deck

Today the Pixel 4 Google event was confirmed for October 15, 2019. This scheduling and a wide variety of leaks make it a very good bet that the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL will be revealed alongside other Google devices and services. This event's date placement is extremely similar to the last three years of Google events for their Google Pixel smartphone lineup.

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In 2020, Samsung Galaxy S11 will take a new angle

In 2020, Samsung Galaxy S11 will take a new angle

When analyzing the possibilities for Samsung's next generation of Galaxy S and Note devices, you may want to consider readjusting your expectations the year 2020. Not because they'll be bringing anything particularly different for the masses, but because of how Samsung's about to flip their script. It won't be the tech that's changed, it'll be Samsung's message.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max: Details on the most extravagant iPhone ever

iPhone 11 Pro Max: Details on the most extravagant iPhone ever

Today we're looking at the most expensive, large, and extravagant iPhone ever released, the iPhone 11 Pro Max. This device was first revealed by Apple earlier this week as one of two iPhone 11 Pro models, the other without the "Max" in the title, sporting a slightly smaller display. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 6.5-inch display, three cameras at its back, and (with its most decked-out configuration) could be the most expensive iPhone ever offered by Apple.

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First 19x Pokemon GO Gen 5 Pokemon releases revealed

First 19x Pokemon GO Gen 5 Pokemon releases revealed

Pokemon GO will launch several Generation 5 (Gen V) Pokemon (from the Unova region) all at once this month. Early clues and codes in the game suggest that we've got the first 19 Pokemon from Unova ready to roll, some Shiny, some not-so-shiny, all of them super cute. Let's have a peek at what we've got coming up first, starting on the 16th of September, 2019.

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PopSockets just made a knob for your beverage can

PopSockets just made a knob for your beverage can

Easily one of the most Millennial companies in the world, PopSockets, just revealed a new sort of knob accessory for devices outside the mobile smart device market. The first PopSocket was a knob with a top that stuck to the back of a smartphone in order to keep headphone cords wrapped. Now the company is worth a couple hundred million dollars, and they want to make a "first foray into the food and beverage space!" Their words, not mine.

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Google Pixel 4 camera may out-magic iPhone 11 Pro

Google Pixel 4 camera may out-magic iPhone 11 Pro

The Google Camera 7.0 leak we're looking at today suggests that the Google Pixel 4 will have several new features from the get-go. This newest leak suggests that the features we've just seen revealed for the iPhone 11 Pro may give Apple a run for its money. These features for Pixel 4 include - but are not limited to - Live HDR, mesh warping (for selfie distortions), Night Sight improvements, Motion Blur, Zero Shutter Lag, Dynamic Depth Format, Playground AR Sticker integration, Measure Mode (AR), Rewind Mode, Audio Zoom, and of course new Google Lens abilities.

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iPhone 11 two-way charging may be inside, but disabled

iPhone 11 two-way charging may be inside, but disabled

Earlier this year the iPhone 11 series was rumored to have access to two-way charging via its backside wireless charging panel. This system was rumored to work with Qi-standard technology, much like earlier iterations of the iPhone - the first generations with wireless charging tech. Today an insider tip suggests that the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max may still have this two-way charging tech, just "disabled" via software.

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Huawei’s iPhone 11 Pro retort is beyond weird

Huawei’s iPhone 11 Pro retort is beyond weird

Huawei's Honor brand posted a strange subtweet this week just after Apple's iPhone 11 Pro event. In this social media post on Twitter, Honor India (@HiHonorIndia) suggested that "Pro photography shouldn't cost an [arm] and a [leg]. Or a kidney." As you'll see in the image below, they used emoji imagery to illustrate their point.

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Deoxys Pokemon GO raid tricks and types to avoid

Deoxys Pokemon GO raid tricks and types to avoid

Raid Boss Deoxys in Pokemon GO is one of the beefiest Pokemon in the game when it comes to defending its turf. We took a look at the Best Pokemon in Pokemon GO when going up against Deoxys of several sorts earlier this week. Now we're looking at which tricks and selections of monsters you'll want to avoid. Pokemon that worked against Mewtwo won't necessarily work against every form of Deoxys!

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