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.

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 makes Android Wear high-end

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 makes Android Wear high-end

This week the folks at TAG Heuer and Intel have revealed the newest in high-end smartwatch power. This is the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display-toting smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0. This watch is meant to aim for those that wish to roll with the newest in new smartwatch technology alongside top-end hardware from a brand the legacy watch industry has grown to trust.

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Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8 Release Date Battle

Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8 Release Date Battle

The differences between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8 (or iPhone 7s) will be grand - never before will the two phones look more different from one another. Their functionality will also appear different - running the latest Samsung-modified version of Android on one device has never looked more different from Apple's iOS than here in the year 2017. But once that release date comes for both devices, you can bet they'll be sparring up close and personal in the minds of millions.

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Pokemon GO update: Tier List for Gym Defenders and Attackers

Pokemon GO update: Tier List for Gym Defenders and Attackers

This afternoon as we're moving past the latest Pokemon GO update, we've compiled a couple of lists. The first list shows the best Pokemon in the game for defending a Pokemon Gym. The second list shows which Pokemon are the best attackers in the game - and of course that's relegated to a Gym for now, too. In the near future we'll have need for additional lists for non-standard Pokemon battles, but for now - here's the best of the best!

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Boaty McBoatface to raise awareness of Global Warming

Boaty McBoatface to raise awareness of Global Warming

It's become apparent this week that Boaty McBoatface, whose dreams of being a real boat have been dashed, will become an official British sea vessel anyway. It was the year 2016 when the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) asked the internet to name their newest boat. Of course, giving this campaign a public voting portal did not end how the council expected - but - BUT! There's a happy ending. Sort of.

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How to get an invite to Pandora Premium (and why you should)

How to get an invite to Pandora Premium (and why you should)

This week the folks at Pandora have introduced a new Pandora Premium service which allows users to further control their listening experience. This is different from the past at Pandora, a company that started its business with free music listening with playlists based in a basic way on preferred artists. Here in 2017, users will be able to pay cash to get a more in-depth music experience on mobile devices and desktop computers.

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How to get Relay 8.1 Beta app for Android with more Material

How to get Relay 8.1 Beta app for Android with more Material

This afternoon we're having a look at the newest version of the Reddit browsing app Relay - in its newest Beta edition. This newest edition has a set of features which make it indispensable to users on the fringe of browsing madness. If you're still here, you're quite likely prepared to have a peek at this newest version of the app.

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A new Google Pixel XL Review in brief, 5-months later

A new Google Pixel XL Review in brief, 5-months later

It's been 5 months since I started using a Google Pixel XL and, like no other phone before it, I can't imagine switching to any other device. While it's quite possible the newest wave of smartphones from brands like Samsung and LG will out-style and out-display the Pixel with their newest devices this year, there's little real reason why I'd feel the need to switch. Our initial Google Pixel Review took place back in October of 2016 when the smartphone launched - can sustained quality over this period of time make the heart fonder?

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ALIEN: Covenant invites you to “Meet Walter” (with AMD onboard)

ALIEN: Covenant invites you to “Meet Walter” (with AMD onboard)

This morning a press release was sent out detailing the latest synthetic (read: humanoid robot) from Weyland-Yutani. This synthetic's name was Walter, and it acted as a different version of the robot we saw in Prometheus - then called David. Oddly, it would seem that this "Walter" version is powered by the processing technology of AMD, a company which exists here in the present.

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Pokemon GO’s Eevee evolution update and future news

Pokemon GO’s Eevee evolution update and future news

Now that Gen 2 of Pokemon GO has been released, Eevee is no longer the star of the game. Or at least that would be true if Gen 2 didn't include two more Eevee evolutions in Espeon and Umbreon - but there we have it. While more powerful Pokemon exist, and easier-to-catch Pokemon exist, there's no more pervasive Pokemon base and evolution combo that's better captured the imagination of the masses that play Pokemon GO. Part of the reason why is in the seemingly random (but not actually random) nature of Eevee's evolutionary forms.

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Edge Mod adds TRON ring of lights to Moto Z

Edge Mod adds TRON ring of lights to Moto Z

The edge of the Moto Z is about to get a whole lot more wild with the release of the Edge Mod. This is a 3rd-party mod mad for the Moto Z by the folks at Imagine Tech. They've created a prototype of this product which turns the notification light of the past into a ring of light - for the future.

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How to get the Gboard for Android update on your phone (APK download)

How to get the Gboard for Android update on your phone (APK download)

This week we're having a peek at the newest version of Gboard for Android, a keyboard made by Google. This keyboard goes above and beyond what the normal, traditional onscreen keyboard offers, giving suggestions for all sorts of thing. This newest update - which requires a new download - includes web, GIF, and emoji search, as well.

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Pokemon GO News: Updates for the Easter Event

Pokemon GO News: Updates for the Easter Event

It's time again to speak about the next Pokemon GO event, here focusing on the upcoming (not yet official) Easter event both inside and outside the USA. This event has been a long time coming - Pokemon Eggs have just been BEGGING to see a special event they can call their own. With Easter well on the way, it's time to discuss strategies for users preparing to make the most of their eggy adventures at break-time.

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