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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.

Photoshopped fakes trick you all the time, researchers report

Photoshopped fakes trick you all the time, researchers report

Photo manipulation tricks human eyes very easily according to a new report. Three researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick have done a number of tests to conclude that "people have poor ability to identify whether a real-world image is original or has been manipulated." In other words - humans do not have any sort of innate sense for discerning reality from computer-edited photography, AKA Photoshopping.

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Snapchat back-to-back Snaps is a gamechanger: how to get it

Snapchat back-to-back Snaps is a gamechanger: how to get it

The new version of Snapchat allows you two record up to six Snaps in a row. With this new ability, Snapchat users will be Snapping faster than they've ever Snapped before. They'll be Snapping so much, they'll have no trouble sharing Snaps with every single person on their list of Snaps all Snappin' day long. Also note: 6 Snaps in a row is the new limit - but there's no knowing how far Snapchat will go next.

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These iPhone 8 pictures show display on in high resolution

These iPhone 8 pictures show display on in high resolution

The collection of photos of the iPhone 8 we're about to show you basically spoil the whole phone reveal. While we cannot be certain that we're looking at the iPhone 8 - or whatever it'll be called - until Apple reveals it, there's good reason to believe that the design (as it stands now) is right on point with the images we're about to show. Some of these images are renderings, some of these images are photos.

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Apple’s 2018 iPhone’s key parts may be made by its arch-rival

Apple’s 2018 iPhone’s key parts may be made by its arch-rival

Samsung will once again produce the processors Apple needs for the company's best selling product according to a report from Korea. This move would place Samsung's chipmaking factories back in line with iPhone hardware after losing their contract with Apple to TSMC in the year 2013. That was a chip contract loss for the history books.

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Pokemon GO News: New Pokestops Added, and we need more!

Pokemon GO News: New Pokestops Added, and we need more!

There's a pattern for the adding of Pokestops and Pokemon Gym locations in Pokemon GO - and it's just changed! Reports from users on The Silph Road and the main Pokemon GO Reddit suggest that the latest changes in Portal have begun to take effect. While Pokemon GO locations were previously only changing on each Tuesday of the week, they're coming now all the time! And we want a whole lot more!

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MySpace security hijack: How your old account can haunt you

MySpace security hijack: How your old account can haunt you

MySpace accounts can be hijacked with only three pieces of easy-to-attain information. Once the attacker has the URL for the account they want to break into, they need only head to the Account Recovery page. While this would normally be a place where some sort of human user would verify information - or at least an email would be necessary - this situation requires nothing of the sort. It's incredibly easy to break into any MySpace account right this minute.

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As “hacker” steals $7.4M in Ethereum, $ETH price rises

As “hacker” steals $7.4M in Ethereum, $ETH price rises

This morning an incident occurred that sent an apparent $7.4-million USD worth of cryptocurrency Ethereum to a malicious entity. This was more than likely a hacker who laid dormant with backend control over the website from whens the coin was stolen - until this morning. As a rather sizeable ICO (Initial Coin Offering) opened its doors for investors, this hacker changed the website's target wallet. And boom! This secret wallet was full of $7.4-million USD worth of $ETH.

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Nokia 8 release tipped: aiming for Nexus cool details

Nokia 8 release tipped: aiming for Nexus cool details

In the Nexus 8 is the potential for the most on-point vanilla Android smartphone release in years. What we've seen so far suggests that HMD Global is not only keeping with Nokia's design spirit, they're taking the open shot when it comes to pure Android. If Google isn't going to make a Nexus smartphone, Nokia's plenty ready to step up to the plate.

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iPhone 8 release date tip will make you nervous

iPhone 8 release date tip will make you nervous

The iPhone 8 and the production schedule of the 3x iPhone collection rumored for 2017 has been tipped as "delayed." It is in this latest tip that it's suggested that not only the OLED 2017 iPhone might be in danger of low supply, but the other two models might be cutting it close, too. This report suggests that the OLED iPhone might be in short supply due to production not reaching "mass production" at this time.

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HTC U11 Alexa hands-on: What works and what needs work

HTC U11 Alexa hands-on: What works and what needs work

This past week we've had some time with the HTC U11's newest feature boost: HTC Alexa onboard. That's Amazon's Alexa personal assistant, but placed on the HTC U11 in a way that's unique to this device. While Alexa is available in its app form for other smartphones, here Amazon and HTC have worked together to allow Alexa to act as similar to an Echo or Echo Dot as any smartphone has been before.

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Pokemon GO News: the Unlimited Coins Gym Exploit

Pokemon GO News: the Unlimited Coins Gym Exploit

Today we'll be discussing the infinite coin Gym Exploit in Pokemon GO, and how it affects the world at large. First - like most cheats in Pokemon GO - this isn't having a giant effect of most players. It's just the most hardcore players that are benefitting from this bit of an exploit - and even they need to do some work to get it in gear.

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10 Secret Android Features average users don’t know about

10 Secret Android Features average users don’t know about

Today we're running a collection of 10 Android Features that are at once essential and little-known to the general public. At least one of the 10 features I'm about to list wasn't on every single reader's radar before witnessing this article. It's a darned shame how little of the Android device the average user uses - and we'd like to take a moment to make the world a more user-friendly place by opening up the possibilities to the planet.

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