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.

Samsung update One UI finally reaches wearables

Samsung update One UI finally reaches wearables

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Watch, Gear Sport, and Gear S3 are in for a treat in the very near future as the company brings One UI to the bunch. As we've had experience with each of the devices on the list as well as Samsung's One UI on smartphones of several sorts, today we're exploring the company's approach in this land of wearables. Once we get the update sent to these devices in our review shop, we'll be set for updated reviews, as well.

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Game of Thrones fan theory says Drogon is the last key

Game of Thrones fan theory says Drogon is the last key

The big finale episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 (and the series) is upon us. Now that we're most certainly in The Endgame, as it were, now's our last chance to try to figure out what's going to happen before it's been made public. Today we're going to take a look at one of the wild theories that've kept me from pulling all my hair out by the roots each time something "subverts my expectations" this season. Also, as may not be obvious at this point: SPOILER ALERT, Season 8 SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Google Stadia guide: 5 reasons why you’ll pay up

Google Stadia guide: 5 reasons why you’ll pay up

Google Stadia is inevitably going to be a part of your future, whether it be for games or post-game services. Today we're taking a peek at 10 reasons why I believe you're either going to use Google Stadia or something very similar to Google Stadia in the near future. This is about 5G, it's about access to as much content as possible, it's about the very nature of personal computing.

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NVIDIA stock spikes as Bitcoin bulls return

NVIDIA stock spikes as Bitcoin bulls return

If you take a peek at the price of Bitcoin vs USD, then look at where NVIDIA is in the NASDAQ, you might draw some conclusions. While it's not been NVIDIA GPUs, but AMD GPUs that've appeared to have been used the most for cryptocurrency mining in the recent past, their fortunes seem linked. As we re-enter a bull season in cryptocurrency in general, NVIDIA's just announced they've beat earnings expectations for this most recent quarter.

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Pokemon GO guide: Detective Pikachu’s final 24 hours start now!

Pokemon GO guide: Detective Pikachu’s final 24 hours start now!

In 24 hours from the point at which this article goes live, there'll be no more Detective Pikachu in Pokemon GO. The big Detective Pikachu event in Pokemon GO started on May 7th, 2019, at 1PM Pacific. The event is set to end at 1PM Pacific on Friday, May 17th, 2019. Let's talk about how you can get a Detective Pikachu before your time is up.

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Ambidextrous mouse Razer Lancehead Wireless ramps up features for 2019

Ambidextrous mouse Razer Lancehead Wireless ramps up features for 2019

This morning the folks at Razer released the latest version of their Lancehead Wireless ambidextrous mouse. This new version of the mouse has a top-notch 16,000 True DPI 5G optical sensor. This is not the first time this sensor's been applied to a Razer mouse - it's the first time this sensor's been bestowed upon this particularly versatile mouse.

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The new $50 Amazon Fire 7 tablet: Is it a good deal? [Update!]

The new $50 Amazon Fire 7 tablet: Is it a good deal? [Update!]

Today Amazon revealed their latest Amazon Fire 7 for $50 USD, and called it "All New". Over the past several years, Amazon's released several Amazon Fire tablets, and other products, with the words "All New" up front of their title. If you're considering purchasing a tablet from Amazon because you've always wanted a tablet and $50 is too good to pass up - PLEASE read on.

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Instagram killing another feature: Should I just quit?

Instagram killing another feature: Should I just quit?

Instagram announced the death of another feature this week, not long after rumors surfaced of the axing of public likes. This is just the latest in a line of changes for Instagram, an app and company that's coming closer and closer to its parent company, Facebook. I quit using Facebook a few months ago for all but the rarest family communication - is it time I gave Instagram the boot as well? NOTE: If it weren't clear already, the opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily shared by SlashGear or associated entities.

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If this is Pixel 4, thank goodness for OnePlus 7 Pro

If this is Pixel 4, thank goodness for OnePlus 7 Pro

Rumors popped up this afternoon about Google's Pixel 4, a new device that'll probably appear later this year. The Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL wouldn't look particularly different from the last model, coming again with the two-tone back and the on-trend front. But if this is it, Google might want to head back to the drawing board.

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Rick and Morty Season 4 Release Date revealed to ruin your exams

Rick and Morty Season 4 Release Date revealed to ruin your exams

It's time for the return of Rick and Morty to the world of mortals, thanks to this week's WarnerMedia 2019 Upfronts. It's only been, what, a year and a half since the last episode aired? It's like the creators of the show take breaks roughly equivalent in length to time required to spend last season's profits.

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OnePlus 7 Pro battery life test compilation: What’s average?

OnePlus 7 Pro battery life test compilation: What’s average?

Today we've done something a little bit different to judge battery life in the OnePlus 7 Pro. This device was part of a full review here on SlashGear, so that's where we've begun. To make certain our device wasn't significantly different from the other review units out in the wild, we've done some comparing. As with all battery tests, this one's subjective.

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Motorola One Vision release confirms Android R

Motorola One Vision release confirms Android R

Motorola just confirmed that their brand new smartphone Motorola One Vision will get an "up to date OS" and security updates for three years. In the sub-print, the legal disclaimers for the phone in a public announcement for said phone, they confirmed the following. The phone initially launched on Android 9 Pie this week "and will receive OS upgrades to Android Q and Android R." Maybe Quesadilla, then Root Beer Float, or Raisin?

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