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.

Apple Watch 3 will look the same, gain LTE says Kuo

Apple Watch 3 will look the same, gain LTE says Kuo

Apple Watch 3's release and release details appeared this week in an analyst note on Apple's singular wearable device. This note came from notoriously accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who suggested that the 3rd-gen Apple Watch won't look particularly different from previous models. Why would it? Not when there's a whole bunch of Apple Watch straps that were designed for the look of the first-gen device.

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Google Camera mod adds HDR+, 1080p 60fps (APK Download)

Google Camera mod adds HDR+, 1080p 60fps (APK Download)

This week one intrepid user by the name of AmirZ enabled the Google Camera app to expand its abilities. With a bit of editing to the app's code, the Google Camera can now work with 60fps and 1080p at the same time, just like the Google Pixel. The user responsible for this decompiled the app, implemented a code change from NX Camera, and recompiled using APKTool 2.2.4, signing with his own personal key.

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Solar Eclipse Glasses : the definitive SAFE list

Solar Eclipse Glasses : the definitive SAFE list

It's a confusing time for Eclipse Watchers in the United States as Amazon recalls hundreds (if not thousands) of Eclipse Glasses this week. This happened just before the Total Solar Eclipse of August, 2017. This Total Solar Eclipse is a rare event because of its position - massive coverage of the sun in a path that spans the United States for over 90 minutes in one go. That doesn't often happen over such a well-populated area of land.

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5 names for iPhone 8 : What’ll Apple call it?

5 names for iPhone 8 : What’ll Apple call it?

Apple's next event will reveal the names of their new iPhone collection - and today we're discussing the most mysterious. The iPhone 8, we've been calling it - but since Apple hasn't officially acknowledged its existence, it's not quite official. It's had a few names over the past few months, like iPhone X or iPhone Pro - and all the way back a year ago it was already being prophesied as the iPhone 10, Anniversary Edition. Today we're getting down to business.

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Pikachu Snapchat filter released as OUTBREAK hits Japan and Pokemon GO

Pikachu Snapchat filter released as OUTBREAK hits Japan and Pokemon GO

This morning The Pokemon Company sponsored a Pikachu Snapchat filter to join in on the fun of Pikachu OUTBREAK in Japan. This morning (last night for Japan) was the big Pokemon GO STADIUM event taking place during Pikachu OUTBREAK, and Mewtwo was released as well. If that all made sense to you, congratulations, you're either a Millennial or very well attuned to Pokemon in pop culture and our everyday Pika-tuned society.

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Pokemon GO Mewtwo raids today (how and when!)

Pokemon GO Mewtwo raids today (how and when!)

This morning in Pokemon GO, Mewtwo was released into the wild. He was released in Japan, first, during the Pokemon STADIUM Event. While our sources suggested that this event may have been the place where Ho-Oh was launched, it would appear now that either a last-minute change was made, or the true secret was extremely well held. This was the last day of the three-week cycle of Pokemon GO's Legendary Bird release: Articuno, then Moltres, then Zapados.

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We’ve got Trypticon: Transformers’ biggest Decepticon action figure yet

We’ve got Trypticon: Transformers’ biggest Decepticon action figure yet

Behold this absurdly massive action figure, and cower before his retro reboot mightiness. This is the 2017 edition of Trypticon, a Transformer chosen to be reborn by the fans themselves. It was back in 2015 that Hasbro asked fans to choose between Omega Supreme, Scorponok, and the king monster big-boss hunk of t-rex you see standing before you. Today we've got the real-deal result of that fan interaction, the mighty, mighty 2017 edition of the city-sized t-rex TRYPTICON.

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10 Odd items from Vertu’s luxury liquidation auction

10 Odd items from Vertu’s luxury liquidation auction

So-called "luxury" smartphone maker Vertu is liquidating all of their "luxury" pieces of hardware this week. After a baffling amount of years in business, Vertu finally collapsed under its own weight in June of this year. Now it's time to look at all the weird stuff they had in their offices and say "why, why did you think this was a good idea, why?"

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Netflix to Disney: wait, let’s talk about Marvel and Star Wars

Netflix to Disney: wait, let’s talk about Marvel and Star Wars

While Disney-made Disney content seems to be 100% off the table, Netflix still wants to negotiate over Marvel and Star Wars content. Disney, after all, owns the whole lot. Netflix stands to gain or lose a whole lot of viewers based on news bits like "Disney will ditch Netflix in 2019". Amid talks of the future of Disney's stream-friendly content, the CEO of the company agreed that Marvel and Star Wars (Lucasfilm) content might well be next to leave Netflix.

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Pokemon GO Raid update: One BIG battle change

Pokemon GO Raid update: One BIG battle change

After 6 Pokemon are knocked out in a Pokemon GO Raid Battle, one tip has been ruining the party for the rest of the trainers - but no longer. Users have been staying out of the battle once they're knocked out because they'll lose any Damage Bonus they'd had previously. For some users over the past week, this seems to no longer be true!

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Galaxy Note 8’s event companion device just leaked

Galaxy Note 8’s event companion device just leaked

The next Samsung event is all but guaranteed to be home to the Galaxy Note 8 - but that's not all. Today we've got word that the next Samsung wearable device - a perfect companion for the Galaxy Note 8, as it were - just passed through the FCC. This comes not long after the same device passed Bluetooth certification, meaning - or at least indicating - that it's right on the verge of being revealed by Samsung in full.

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iPhone 8 release date in September says KGI

iPhone 8 release date in September says KGI

Apple's next big iPhone (the one we call iPhone 8 until an official name is revealed) will launch in September, so says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This announcement comes in one of the analyst's regularly released analyzation notes to investors on Apple. Generally Kuo is surprisingly accurate with predictions, and for this one, it's tipped that iPhone 8 will be released alongside iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, too.

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