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.

OnePlus 6T release details ‘leaked’ in OPPO R17

OnePlus 6T release details ‘leaked’ in OPPO R17

The OnePlus 6T was just teased in a smartphone release from OPPO, in a device called OPPO R17. This device takes on some of the best qualities of its predecessors and makes for a new smartphone that's ready to do battle with the best smartphones in the world. It doesn't look like the sort of competitor you'd expect from a company you've (maybe) never heard of. So what's it got to do with the OnePlus 6T?

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Fortnite Android download: A new way to Beta today

Fortnite Android download: A new way to Beta today

There's a new way to get in on the Fortnite Android beta just released to the web today. This new method involves getting yourself banned from ever playing the game again on any platform with your original account. But there's a LEGIT way to get in on the Beta, so let's discuss both the way that's right as well as the way that's wrong.

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Chromebook Campfire could make or break Chrome OS with Windows 10

Chromebook Campfire could make or break Chrome OS with Windows 10

There's an "Alt OS mode" coming to Chrome OS on Chromebooks, and it seems that it'll be activated soon. In the code mix is the name Campfire, what can only be described as a clever call-out to Apple computers' Boot Camp. That part of an Apple Computer allows the user to run Windows if they do so choose - making the MacBook appear to be the dominant figure in the relationship. Now Google's considering the same thing, but for Chrome OS.

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Galaxy S10: These details beat iPhone X, or all is lost

Galaxy S10: These details beat iPhone X, or all is lost

The Samsung Galaxy S10 series appeared in a video created by CC, in three parts, showing the possibilities from front to back. These devices, if they look like this and act like this, won't allow other brands any breathing room. If the Samsung Galaxy S10 series phones - three phones - look like this, Samsung won't have need for any other phones the rest of the year.

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Fix Facebook after the latest update

Fix Facebook after the latest update

Facebook today began removing Friends Lists Feeds from their main app and web browser site. This feature is one of a collection that'll be removed from the mix this year due to a culling of the weak of sorts. As a Facebook representative suggested, "We're shutting down this lesser-used feature to focus our efforts on improving the main News Feed experience."

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Galaxy Note 9 wallpapers are all right here

Galaxy Note 9 wallpapers are all right here

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was put on pre-order this morning, right around 24 hours after the device was initially revealed. This smartphone is now in the process of being torn apart in more ways than one. Right this minute we've got a gallery here with the various wallpapers included in the smartphone, now freely available to all users who wish to load said images on their phone in celebration, anticipation, or just for the fun of it.

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160m year old coral algae symbiosis is being killed by this sunscreen

160m year old coral algae symbiosis is being killed by this sunscreen

It would seem that the symbiotic relationship between coral and algae is 100 million years older than previously believed. That's what's said by a bit of new research published this week in the scientific publication Current Biology. This is the same relationship - and creatures - destroyed by a couple of popular sorts of sunscreen effectively banned in Hawaii just this year.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay revealed: Peruvian PS4 play in effect

Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay revealed: Peruvian PS4 play in effect

This morning we're getting a look at the latest in Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay. This video was recorded on a PlayStation 4 Pro, or so PlayStation suggests. This is a PS Underground video, after all, and there's no true way of knowing what's up until we get the opportunity to play the game on our own, on our own hardware. In this video, Lara Croft begins her quest in an underwater swim-off the likes of which will remind you of your all-time favorite Alien movie, Alien Resurrection!

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Fortnite app download warning: How and Why to wait

Fortnite app download warning: How and Why to wait

To download the official Fortnite beta app this week, you won't need a Samsung device. But you will need to be prepared to cry forever. This is because all those devices found playing without a Samsung device identifier will be banned by Epic Games - forever. That's not something your device comes back from, ever.

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Space Force logos made for Trump’s profit

Space Force logos made for Trump’s profit

Yesterday the Trump campaign (which is still in operation, and taking in money) revealed a set of Space Force logos. Instead of going through an official agency selection and design process, like a real agency, these logos will be left up to voting online by Trump supporters. Not only that, but they'll be sold on Trump merchandise, with profits going into the Trump Make America Great Again Committee's treasure chest.

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Trump just put Space Force logos up for online voting

Trump just put Space Force logos up for online voting

Space Force looks more like a joke each time the Trump Administration mentions its name. Today is no different. Earlier in the day Vice President Mike Pence made a public speech about how the "Department of the Space Force" should be made official by the year 2020. This afternoon an email was sent to Trump supporters asking them to vote online for their favorite Space Force logo.

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Giant shark teeth found near Dinosaur Cove, Australia

Giant shark teeth found near Dinosaur Cove, Australia

Australians understand living among animals - they've got more than their fair share of wild creatures across the continent. But when it comes to giant shark teeth, there's not exactly one big abundance. A schoolteacher from Victoria by the name of Philip Mullaly was on a fossil hunt in a region called Dinosaur Cove when he happened upon a rare find.

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