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.

YouTube TV Roku app gone: What comes next [UPDATE: YouTube statement]

YouTube TV Roku app gone: What comes next [UPDATE: YouTube statement]

Today the YouTube TV app was removed from Roku as Google and Roku did not reach an agreement for license extension. The contract between the companies would have required that Roku agree to terms with which they suggest they're not comfortable. These terms would apparently place Google apps and services at the top of search results, and provide Google with user tracking data Roku says they should not need.

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Apple Podcasts app is kind of broken, it’s not just you

Apple Podcasts app is kind of broken, it’s not just you

After the update to iOS 14.5, along with app updates for several apps, the Podcasts app seems to have taken a turn for the worse. Not for all, but certainly for some, the newest update to the Apple Podcasts app has hit a bit of a log jam. One of the reasons for bad reactions people are having to the latest Apple Podcasts app is a the switch Apple's made to handling individual podcast episodes. The old library is effectively gone.

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Book of Boba Fett leak says novelty Star Wars song divined future

Book of Boba Fett leak says novelty Star Wars song divined future

The song was written and performed by MC Chris, and it's called Fett's Vette. The leak is related to The Book of Boba Fett, and it connects in a shockingly silly and entertaining way to the lyrics of the song. The song was originally released on an album in the year 2001 - so it's not as if MC Chris knew he'd be predicting the future - but such is the way of things.

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Star Wars: Bad Batch show episode 1, 2, 3 details just dropped

Star Wars: Bad Batch show episode 1, 2, 3 details just dropped

If you've been digging for early leaks of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, you've probably felt pretty spoiled. If not, now's not the time to give in to the dark side! If you'd like to sort of go halfway without spoiling yourself, Disney+ just released a lovely sort of teaser. We now know the names, descriptions, and lengths of the first two episodes of Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

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NVIDIA GeForce drivers name-check CMP 40HX, update hash limits

NVIDIA GeForce drivers name-check CMP 40HX, update hash limits

This week the folks at NVIDIA released Game Ready 446.27 drivers which reference a hash limiter for GPUs. This driver updates the hash limiter specifically for the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB. This update is required for the product shipped starting mid-May 2021. In the notes for this update, NVIDIA references the article they released in February by the name of "GeForce Is Made for Gaming, CMP Is Made to Mine."

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Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day is nearly here - that's May the 4th (be with you), 2021. In the mix this year is an avalanche of temporary price cuts for Star Wars games on multiple platforms. For consoles, that means Xbox and PlayStation Star Wars games on the cheap. It also means the very, very few Nintendo Switch Star Wars games are down to prices that you might actually want to pay.

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Microsoft Store PC game fees slashed below Steam

Microsoft Store PC game fees slashed below Steam

Microsoft just cut their cut of profit for the sale of games on the Microsoft Store to 12%. This puts their profit margin down to match that of the Epic Games Store, and well below that of biggest PC game sales store in the world: Steam. Valve's Steam platform currently takes a baseline 30%, with a sliding scale to 25 and 20% for games that are most massively successful.

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Google I/O 2021 schedule revealed with focus on What’s New

Google I/O 2021 schedule revealed with focus on What’s New

Google released the schedule of events set for Google I/O 2021, including keynotes, sessions, and breakouts of several sorts. On the first day of Google I/O 2021, Google will deliver sessions and keynotes in three key areas: Android, Google Play, and "web platform." They also have Chrome in the title of events on the schedule - same for "Wear", but they're not part of the big three on day 1.

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New Pokemon Snap event today in Pokemon GO: Shiny rarity ahoy!

New Pokemon Snap event today in Pokemon GO: Shiny rarity ahoy!

If you're looking for an early entry into the world of New Pokemon Snap, look to Pokemon GO. Starting today at 10AM (local time), Niantic starts the "New Pokemon Snap Celebration" for the Pokemon GO trainer universe. This event includes a new Gift Sticker (the Pokemon Snap camera) available in the in-game shop and from PokeStops, and that's just the least of it!

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iPhone, iPad, Mac sales in FQ2 2021 take flying leap over last year

iPhone, iPad, Mac sales in FQ2 2021 take flying leap over last year

Services and Mac revenue reached an all-time high for Apple's financial Q2, 2021. Revenue overall was up 54 percent to reach a new all-time-high for this quarter. It should perhaps have been expected that Apple's year here in 2021 would be better than last. Last year was a bit of a surprise to the world at large, given COVID-19 and the pandemic that it brought. Now that we're inching away from said pandemic, the dip in sales most companies saw in 2020 can be decimated by blockbuster sales in 2021.

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Which Pokemon is best? Let $100 shirts make the call

Which Pokemon is best? Let $100 shirts make the call

There's a website called Original Stitch that has a relatively unique proposition for clothing buyers and collectors. They have a limited amount of custom-made Pokemon fabric made for each Pokemon. They do not have every single Pokemon ever made, but they do have the first 151 from Kanto, as well as Hoenn, Johto, and Galar. It's interesting to see, here, which of the Pokemon from these sets were sold out first - some you might never have expected.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Luminous Legends X event revealed

Shiny Pokemon GO Luminous Legends X event revealed

There'll be an event in Pokemon GO in the very near future, courtesy of the Luminous Legends X crew. The Pokemon that'll be featured is Xerneas, and featured Pokemon in the mix include some Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokemon from the Kalos region. This includes several Pokemon that've never been available in the game Pokemon GO before!

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