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.

Bermuda Triangle mystery “solved” by science

Bermuda Triangle mystery “solved” by science

Much like most conspiracy theory-worthy phenomena, the Bermuda Triangle's explanation starts with hysteria. Once it became fashionable to find the Bermuda Triangle mysterious, research bias and the onset of television and the internet kept this legend popular. Scientific facts suggest there's already been an answer - and a series of answers - for quite a while now. It's just that the mystery is more popular - and profitable - than the truth.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch release date, features, pricing

Samsung Galaxy Watch release date, features, pricing

The Samsung Galaxy Watch continues the legacy of the smartwatch line called Samsung Galaxy Gear - but with a far superior brand. The Galaxy Watch works with TIZEN Wearable OS and has built-in hardware bits that allow it to work without the aid of a smartphone. This smartwatch is ready to be released in two sizes and with interchangeable watch straps for unlimited customization options.

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Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked 2018: How to watch the live stream here!

Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked 2018: How to watch the live stream here!

Today we're having a peek at the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 up close and personal - it's event day. This is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked Event, and right this minute we're running down the live event details, times, and other oddities you might want to know before and during said event. To begin, note that this event begins at 11AM Eastern Time, 10AM Central Time, 9AM Mountain Time, and 8AM Pacific Time.

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Galaxy Note 9 live event times and last details

Galaxy Note 9 live event times and last details

It's nearly the day and the time of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9's big reveal. The 9th of August, 2018 is the day, and the time is 11AM EST. That's also 10AM Central Time, 9 AM Mountain Time, and 8AM Pacific Time. Don't be late, and head down below this paragraph to learn everything that'll be revealed, but leaked now, extra early, if you do so wish.

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Blizzard’s Diablo projects in the works: 10 possibilities

Blizzard’s Diablo projects in the works: 10 possibilities

This week the folks at Blizzard teased "multiple Diablo projects in the works" coming to users in the near future. For those still playing Diablo 3, this could be good news, it could be bad. For everyone else who played Diablo II or the first Diablo dungeon-running masterpiece from times untold, this announcement is only golden. Today we're running down a few different possibilities for what these new Diablo projects might be.

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Apple Music’s strategy is working

Apple Music’s strategy is working

Tim cook mentioned earlier this year that Apple Music wasn't "in it for the money." Since then, Apple Music paid subscriber numbers grew from somewhere below 38-million to around 50-million. It would appear that not being in the streaming music business for the money is working out OK for Apple over the last few months.

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Snapchat leaked on Github: What’s that mean for you?

Snapchat leaked on Github: What’s that mean for you?

This week some Snapchat source code - not ALL the code, but some - leaked and appeared on Github. That means more than a couple people had access to said source code - or fragment of source code - for a little while. Certainly long enough to download and keep for one's very own. Mercifully it does not appear that the source code leaked was too particularly important for the privacy of end users.

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Google Pixel 3 XL just leaked in an unboxing video

Google Pixel 3 XL just leaked in an unboxing video

This morning it would appear that one Russian citizen received a Google Pixel 3 XL in the mail. Why they received this Google Pixel 3 XL in the mail, we cannot be entirely sure. But by the looks of it, he does most certainly seem to have a Google Pixel 3 XL in the box, has taken this device out of the box, and is currently in possession of both the phone and the box - and its other contents, too.

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Anki Vector: The new Rosie

Anki Vector: The new Rosie

There's a new robot in town, and it's basically Rosie from The Jetsons made real. This is the second-generation friendly two-tread rolling robot called Vector, from Anki. That's the same company best known for their super-sweet racing remote control car toys and their first-generation robot, the always entertaining Cozmo. This new robot called Vector looks a whole lot like Cozmo, but it's got a new set of inside parts that take it out a WHOLE new door.

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New Epson MOVERIO smart glasses revealed for 2018

New Epson MOVERIO smart glasses revealed for 2018

This week the folks at Epson behind their wild but little-known smart glasses line MOVERIO revealed their latest set for sale online. These are the new model MOVERIO BT-35E Smart Glasses. In the MOVERIO Smart Glasses from Epson is one of the most advanced examples of industrial-grade augmented reality glasses technology in the world. This newest version of the glasses includes 720p HD Resolution and the equivalent of an 80" projected screen size measured at 16.4ft. This pair of glasses works with 100,000:1 contrast ratio with Si-OLED binocular display.

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Fortnite on Android APK download out now but there’s a catch

Fortnite on Android APK download out now but there’s a catch

Users can download a leaked version of the Android Fortnite app already, but there's a bit of a catch. The app that's out in the wild right now doesn't work on any device that's currently available for sale. Down in the deep recesses of the app's soul you'll find code which suggests only two devices are currently able to play it: the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 - that new tablet we saw first detailed last week.

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New iPads tipped smaller and smarter

New iPads tipped smaller and smarter

Along with the dream that an ideal smartphone is just a screen, the iPad seems to be inching toward an all-display design in 2018. A set of codes appeared in the iOS 12 Beta this week which point toward smaller bezels on a new iPad alongside a few more rounded corners. With a new iPad Pro, it's been suggested, there is no home button, and developers will need to get used to some of the same design details here that they've been accounting for on the iPhone X.

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