Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently the senior editor for SlashGear. Based in Fargo, 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.

Roborock S7 cleaning robot takes sonic mopping up a notch

Roborock S7 cleaning robot takes sonic mopping up a notch

The folks at Roborock revealed a brand new robot vacuum cleaner today with the Roborock S7. This device has what the company calls the "world's-first sonic mopping system with intelligent lift technology on a robot vacuum." This robot aims to simplify the robotic vacuum and mop experience - as quick as possible, with as little interruption as possible to the life of the user.

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Samsung Bot Handy uses “the appropriate amount of force” to grab items in your home

Samsung Bot Handy uses “the appropriate amount of force” to grab items in your home

There's a smart home robot coming to your household in the future called Samsung Bot Handy. This is one of Samsung's collection of robot companions called "Bot" and the latest made to work in your home. If you've been following Samsung's robot lineup for the last few years, you've seen several "Bot" devices.

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SanDisk, WD, WD_Black brands ramp up portable SSD to 4TB

SanDisk, WD, WD_Black brands ramp up portable SSD to 4TB

This week WD announced a set of devices that'd be getting upgrades for the new year. The SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (non-pro), the WD_Black P50 Game Drive SSD, and the My Passport SSD from WD will all be given new iterations in the market with 4TB storage inside. They'll be priced between $679.99 and $749.99 dependent on model.

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Panasonic Hair Dryer uses “nanoe” tech to blow moisture

Panasonic Hair Dryer uses “nanoe” tech to blow moisture

The new Panasonic nanoe Hair Dryer EH-NA67-W was introduced to the world this week, ready for all ages and genders. This company's been working on making the world's best hair dryer for over 80 years - and this is the best they've got so far. This hair dryer works with "patented nanoe technology" that they suggest will reduce hair damage from everyday brushing - AND it has an oscillating quick-dry nozzle.

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Fossil Gen 5 LTE smartwatch line revealed (for Verizon)

Fossil Gen 5 LTE smartwatch line revealed (for Verizon)

This week the folks at Fossil revealed a new set of smartwatches aimed at simplicity, beauty, and functionality. It would appear that at this point in the history of the smartwatch, Fossil's realized that their best bet at taking on the titan that is Apple and its Apple Watch is making a solid, reliable experience that doesn't break the bank. With that in mind, they've revealed the Fossil Gen 5 LTE smartwatch.

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HyperX Alloy Origins 60 delivers clicky compact keyboard for $100

HyperX Alloy Origins 60 delivers clicky compact keyboard for $100

The folks at HyperX revealed a new 60-percent mechanical gaming keyboard this week at CES 2021. This new keyboard is sleek, extremely colorful, and includes keycaps with symbols on more than one side. This HyperX Alloy Origins 60 model works its wonders with a function button.

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The world’s first Wi-fi 6E router costs over $500 USD

The world’s first Wi-fi 6E router costs over $500 USD

The pointy crown-looking WiFi 6E router you see before you was revealed by ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today. This is the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 Tri-Band 10 Gigabit Wireless Router, the "world's first router to use the latest WiFi 6E (802.11ax) wireless network standard." Users will be able to roll with the latest in fastest-possible Wi-Fi internet speed while remaining compatible with devices that connect with older forms of Wi-Fi data.

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Super Nintendo World interactive online tour launched

Super Nintendo World interactive online tour launched

Today the folks at Nintendo revealed an interactive online tour of their massively impressive theme park: Super Nintendo World. Starting at the front page of the park on the park's Universal Studios Japan site, the user drops in and explores the park in full 3D motion. One wonders whether the work that was put into this presentation might be flipped for use with a virtual reality presentation - how easy would that be?

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Next iPad leaked for this year (it’s mini!)

Next iPad leaked for this year (it’s mini!)

The next iPad was leaked by suppliers in China with a few details on features. The next device will be an iPad mini, that being the 6th Generation iPad mini, complete with a slightly larger display. Where the previous iPad mini featured a 7.9-inch display, this new iPad mini (6th Generation) was leaked to include an 8.4-inch display.

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Pokemon GO Shiny Buizel and how to get it

Pokemon GO Shiny Buizel and how to get it

Starting soon, users will be able to attain the long-awaited Shiny Buizel in Pokemon GO. This otter baby Pokemon is one of several Pokemon appearing in Pokemon GO in greater numbers starting on the 12th of January, 2021. At that time, you'll be able to find certain Pokemon a lot easier than normal as the Pokemon GO universe inches toward the big event: Pokemon GO Tour Kanto!

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Sony 360 Reality Audio speakers aim to bring concerts to your living room

Sony 360 Reality Audio speakers aim to bring concerts to your living room

Back in 2019, Sony looked into the future with a sound mapping system they called 360 Reality Audio. Here in 2020, they've developed that idea to the point where they're able to provide artists access to the tools and 360 Reality Audio-enabled speakers and headphones to the everyday average user. With new speakers released this year and new tools for creators, Sony's made it possible to bring next-generation spherical audio concert-like experiences to the masses.

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A reminder: CES 2021 still exists, it’s just… different

A reminder: CES 2021 still exists, it’s just… different

It seems like a lifetime ago that we were last live and in-person at the Las Vegas tech event called CES. The year 2020 threw the whole world into chaos - and tech events like CES were no exception. Here in the year 2021, CES is an all-digital event, which essentially means we'll have a LOT of the same content, with slightly less hands-on action. We'll also have more "smart masks."

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