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.

Europa water plume: Another step toward living on a moon

Europa water plume: Another step toward living on a moon

New research on a sort-of old set of data points toward a water plume on Jupiter's moon Europa. This plume of water points toward an environment on the moon which would be habitable by human beings. This is only the latest in a line of findings which point toward habitability on Jupiter's most friendly satellite rock.

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iPhone release prices tipped: Undercutting Galaxy Note 9

iPhone release prices tipped: Undercutting Galaxy Note 9

This week a set of tips from China suggested the next wave of iPhone devices may have price cuts. This would have a major effect on how iPhone-using smartphone buyers pay for new devices. Early notification of the potential for this bit of price adjustment could change the date at which many users decide to lay down their cash - so let's talk about it.

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This is NASA’s Mars Helicopter: It’s a GO!

This is NASA’s Mars Helicopter: It’s a GO!

Today NASA announced they'd be bringing their Mars Helicopter to Mars, officially. This is not the sort of helicopter you saw circling your house the last time you stole a bunch of diamonds, but the kind that carries payloads. More like a drone than a traditional human-piloted helicopter. In the NASA Mars Helicopter is the future of flight on other worlds - or at least the next step.

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iPhone SE 2018: How the notch works

iPhone SE 2018: How the notch works

Today we're having a peek at a mockup of the iPhone SE 2018 based on leaks from the past week. We're exploring the viability of the leaked models that've appeared - with regard to the software and the hardware that'd need to work with said hardware. This is a test. If this had been a news story based on Apple products straight from Apple, we'd be going in on all angles.

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The Density Cusp: Black Holes discovered en masse

The Density Cusp: Black Holes discovered en masse

A team of researchers have discovered evidence of thousands of black holes near the center of our galaxy. Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, Chuck Hailey of Columbia University in New York and crew pointed to a large number of X-ray binaries near the center of the Milky Way in a study published this week. They call their discovery a "density cusp" because of the amount of stellar-mass black holes in one relatively small space. Once you roll in near that arena, chances are you aren't going to be rolling back out.

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Where Pokemon GO Fest tickets are as server crashes

Where Pokemon GO Fest tickets are as server crashes

This morning the server hosting the ticket sales site for Pokemon GO Fest crashed - in an extreme way. Users found themselves on the wrong end of a warning message that suggested tickets weren't available in certain quantities or in certain "sections" - North or South - which is silly. Users also got messages about the webpage's inability to process requests, and how users should most certainly "TRY AGAIN."

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Galaxy Note 9 vs 8 Pre-release and tip-based

Galaxy Note 9 vs 8 Pre-release and tip-based

This morning we're having a peek at the battle we'll be re-addressing in just a few weeks time - that is Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8. These two devices will roll with extremely similar hardware with a few important adjustments made to the newer of the pair. The newer device comes with the latest in processor and camera technology with a splash of slightly-shorter body finesse.

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Google Pixel 2018 confirmed in code

Google Pixel 2018 confirmed in code

This morning we've discovered the existence of Google's 2018 edition(s) of the Google Pixel smartphone. Wording in an official AOSP code commit suggests that more than one Pixel device will be revealed in 2018, but that Google's not quite gotten to AOSP testing just yet. Once Google developers begin testing AOSP builds on their 2018 Pixel devices, we'll see their code-names (fishy, fishy code-names) for the first time.

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Galaxy Note 9: The smallest leaked detail (and a few more specs)

Galaxy Note 9: The smallest leaked detail (and a few more specs)

There's not a whole lot we can't assume about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. With display, processor, camera, and color information, it would appear that we've got a decent idea of what the whole phone's going to look like and act like. According to the information we've gathered thus far, it would appear that it's going to be rather difficult telling the difference between the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy Note 9 - save a single, very much extremely, tiny detail.

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SpaceX live: Falcon 9 Block 5 launch time [UPDATE]

SpaceX live: Falcon 9 Block 5 launch time [UPDATE]

UPDATE: At approximately 3:20 MP Eastern Time it was announced that the SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 debut launch was rescheduled. At the time of this update, the rescheduled time for liftoff was aimed at 5:47 PM Eastern Time (that's 21:47 GMT). This event will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will hopefully blast the Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite into space this afternoon.

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Google Pixel smartwatches this year: 1, 2, or 3?

Google Pixel smartwatches this year: 1, 2, or 3?

Google Pixel 3 will likely appear at a similar time as last year's devices - but a few extra devices were tipped this afternoon, too. Included in the mix are three models: Ling, Triton, and Sardine - that's according to Roland Quandt, who also suggests the devices will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 mobile processor. There might be three, there might be two, or there might just be one.

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Tour the LEGO Solo movie Millennium Falcon with Lando (and SlashGear)

Tour the LEGO Solo movie Millennium Falcon with Lando (and SlashGear)

The newest Millennium Falcon LEGO set is here, and we're going down its hallways in detail. This is the Falcon as it existed in one of its earliest forms - the earliest we've yet seen it. This was back when Lando Calrissian owned the ship and the ship - man - it was clean. So clean it almost breaks the "used future" Science Fiction George Lucas originally pierced our collective consciousness with in A New Hope.

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