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.

Moto E4 Plus release dates, specs, and oddities

Moto E4 Plus release dates, specs, and oddities

This morning Motorola and Lenovo made clear their intentions to release the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus. These devices will be available in a "variety of sophisticated metal finishes" around the world - this is a phone that people everywhere will want to take a peek at. The Moto E4 Plus is the one we're interested in due to its 5.5-inch display for a price that's lower than average. Meanwhile the standard Moto E4's nothing to scoff at!

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Pokemon GO event schedule for June: update UNOWN!

Pokemon GO event schedule for June: update UNOWN!

Niantic news this week included an expansive list of Pokemon GO events to celebrate their most successful game's 1-year anniversary. Inside this list of events is a pattern of details that'll very likely show us the future of the game. That includes real-life real-world events, birthday party action, extra EXP, and new Pokemon, too.

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Pokemon GO FEST event has Niantic’s biggest update ever

Pokemon GO FEST event has Niantic’s biggest update ever

Today Niantic revealed Pokemon GO Fest, a Pokemon GO event made to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the game. This game has grown immensely since the first day it was out, and Niantic's making a monstrous set of events to let their fans know that they mean business. This Pokemon GO FEST will contain more than one event over the next few weeks, starting with the Ice and Fire event we reported on earlier this week. A few changes have been made to the proceedings, too!

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Android O Preview update 3 downloads released

Android O Preview update 3 downloads released

This afternoon the third preview version of Android O was released to the public. Users of all sorts can take part in the release of this newest version of Android - regardless of the name "Developer Preview" - since it's relatively stable as such. Regardless - take caution: this version was released by Google, and is part of the public Beta program, but any software that's released before it's public release finalized might have some bugs in it.

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Google Pixel 2 and the detail war with iPhone 8

Google Pixel 2 and the detail war with iPhone 8

This morning we're having a look at what Google's Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2, and Pixel XXL 2 will be. The names for these next devices are not set - not publicly anyway. Final details for the next set of Google Pixel phones, be they a set of 2 or a set of 3, likely hinges partially on Apple's plans for their 2017 set of iPhone devices.

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Father’s Day Gifts Guide: SlashGear’s 2017 top picks

Father’s Day Gifts Guide: SlashGear’s 2017 top picks

Today we've got a list of gift ideas for Father's Day for both standard dad-type dads and the off-the-wall dads we know so well. In this buyers guide of sorts, we're looking at some of the newest and most awesome bits and pieces we've gotten our hands on over the past few weeks. We've got a few old surefire hits in here as well.

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The best movies on Netflix today

The best movies on Netflix today

Today we're going to run down a list of the most watchable and re-watchable movies on Netflix for June of 2017. To make this list, we've gone over the films we've watched over the past few months and compared them to a wide variety of top movie lists across the most excellent publications available today. Cross-referencing this with the list of new movies available to Netflix this month, we've got ourselves a list that'll satisfy all tastes.

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A giant new first for iPhone 8

A giant new first for iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 is coming with a couple other Apple smartphones this year, and they're all tipped coming at the same time. Release dates for two of the devices wont be all that different from previous years of iPhone drops - they'll be called iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus most likely. The third will be what's commonly referred to in the press today as the "iPhone 8", and it'll most likely come at the same time as the first two or not too long afterward.

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Lineage OS update: SafetyNet stance on Android downloads

Lineage OS update: SafetyNet stance on Android downloads

The folks formerly designing and releasing CyanogenMod now working on Lineage OS have revealed their stance on SafetyNet. This is an Android safety precaution made by Google to stop users working with rooted and/or bootloader unlocked devices from accessing certain apps. It's a safety precaution made by Google - one that Google takes extremely seriously. As such, the team developing Lineage is going to take SafetyNet serious as well.

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Download OnePlus 5 stock wallpapers here

Download OnePlus 5 stock wallpapers here

It's nearly time to see what the OnePlus 5 is all about - but not before we get a look at the wallpapers it'll be delivered with. Inside the OnePlus 5 is a display that's 1080 x 1920 - making OnePlus one of the last companies to hold out on pushing the 2K (QHD) craze on consumers. The idea that they'll deliver the OnePlus 5 with a 1080p display is further confirmed by the wallpapers leaked today. Each of them is 1080 pixels wide and 1920 pixels tall.

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A Pokemon GO Fire and Ice event update: What To Catch

A Pokemon GO Fire and Ice event update: What To Catch

News of an Ice and Fire event in Pokemon GO has the forums and Reddit stoked - now it's time to get busy with the details. What we're working with today is the assumption that the several-times-proven sources that brought us pre-official confirmation (see link below) of the next Pokemon GO event will be right again. If they are right again, the next Pokemon GO event will be coming with Pokemon from the two polar opposite types: Ice Type Pokemon and Fire Type Pokemon.

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Siri Speaker up close: this is Apple HomePod

Siri Speaker up close: this is Apple HomePod

This morning Apple revealed the HomePod, their first "home speaker" - or Siri Speaker, if you prefer. This device has the same processor as the most modern iPhone, no display, and a much more powerful set of speakers than an iPhone. It needs to be plugged in to a physical wall socket and it's able to do a litany of tasks if you ask it - through Siri, of course. Today we're having a closer look at Apple official.

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