Author Archives: Chris Burns

Currently managing editor at SlashGear, Chris Burns has been with the site for more than a decade. With a background in graphic design, Chris' eclectic coverage spans UX, 3D printing, mixed reality, and new media, in addition to bringing his exacting eye for detail to smartphones and tablets. Twitter / LinkedIn / Email

Razer Iskur X called the brand’s most affordable gaming chair at $400 USD

Razer Iskur X called the brand’s most affordable gaming chair at $400 USD

Razer revealed a new gaming chair this week with high density foam, multi-layered synthetic leather, and a steel-reinforced body. Razer Iskur X is what Razer calls "Razer's most affordable gaming chair" at a cool $400 USD. Razer also introduced this week a Razer Head Cushion and a Razer Lumbar Cushion, both made to work with gaming chairs, sold separate from said chairs.

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Google Pixel 6 might actually compete with iPhone and Galaxy

Google Pixel 6 might actually compete with iPhone and Galaxy

It's quickly becoming apparent that Google means business with their next Pixel smartphone release. Leaks of the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 XL (or Pro) suggest we've got two devices that have bold, unique industrial designs, high-powered processors inside, and camera arrays that out-do previous Pixel phones by a long shot. Today we're going to take a look at what that'll mean.

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Walmart onn Android TV stick seems like a bargain, but is it?

Walmart onn Android TV stick seems like a bargain, but is it?

The Walmart Onn Android TV stick leaked today with a price that seems to undercut all rivals. The device is one of two, the other (also with Walmart "onn." branding) costs slightly more and has significantly higher image resolution output. This device appears to herald the release of a collection of similar devices, all with essentially the same remote control design, coming with Android TV software here in 2021.

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Pokemon GO June Field Research and all the best rewards

Pokemon GO June Field Research and all the best rewards

In the month of June, 2021, Pokemon GO gets a whole lot of rewards for Field Research that's not particularly difficult! There's a whole lot of catching, powering up, and Buddy Pokemon action in the mix, and not a lot of "make X throws". Those are just the WORST, especially if you've never gotten the hang of being able to spin the ball and land it one way or the other.

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Venus missions next as NASA seeks info on “Lost Habitable” world

Venus missions next as NASA seeks info on “Lost Habitable” world

NASA's Discovery Program will seek out information about our nearest space neighbor Venus in a series of two new missions. The missions are expected to launch inside the 2028 - 2030 timeframe, and both will be awarded $500 million for mission development. The missions DAVINCI+ and VERITAS were selected from the final set of four missions which were in turn part of the original NASA Discovery 2019 competition.

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iPhone 13 and 13 Pro leaks may be deceiving

iPhone 13 and 13 Pro leaks may be deceiving

Files leaked this week show the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro - or what appear to be those devices - both front and back. The devices look to contain slightly larger batteries and have ever-so-slightly thicker bodies to accommodate said batteries. It's also shown here that the iPhone 13 Pro will (quite possibly) have a strangely flat camera array.*

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Amazon Prime Day 2021 dates and one important tip

Amazon Prime Day 2021 dates and one important tip

Here in June of 2021, Amazon Prime Day will take place near the end of the month, jam packed full of products. Like other Amazon Prime Day events, this newest Amazon Prime Day 2021 will contain a whole bunch of products with prices slightly lower than they would otherwise be. As with other Amazon Prime Day events, it's important to keep track of the standard prices of products NOW, before the event, so you're able to see if the "sale" prices are actually worth the effort.

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Microsoft Windows event promises “biggest update” in years

Microsoft Windows event promises “biggest update” in years

Microsoft will host an event on June 24, 2021 with a promise to show "what's next for Windows." It's likely more than one head of Microsoft will appear at the event to present new features and potentially new devices with Windows. This will likely include product head Panos Panay and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, as well as others.

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Pokemon GO event features Snorlax and Mega Slowbro

Pokemon GO event features Snorlax and Mega Slowbro

There's a new event coming to Pokemon GO on Tuesday, the 8th of June, 2021, with some BIG monsters. This event will feature a potentially SHINY Snorlax, a newly released Mega Slowbro, and a bunch of other odd "SLOW" Pokemon. This event is called "A Very Slow Discovery" and it's about to get wacky.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 leaks with more confidence in folding

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 leaks with more confidence in folding

The newest in foldable phones leaked this week as the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. This device has a slightly more refined look than its predecessor, coming with flatter sides and a better understanding of its hinge. This new device will have a display size nearly identical to the Z Flip 2, but here Samsung's handling of the finer bits make for a more solid final product.

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Prototype Google Pixel phone found in China

Prototype Google Pixel phone found in China

This week an eBay seller in China revealed what they're calling a Google Pixel Muskie Prototype (Original, Unreleased). This device appears to be the fabled mirror device that matched the HTC U11 Plus, a device that ended up being released by HTC proper. If you look at the Google Pixel 2 XL that actually did see release, it becomes clear that this device was, and remains, a real-deal original.

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Minecraft update to add a copper, glow ink, and a goat!

Minecraft update to add a copper, glow ink, and a goat!

This month the Minecraft Caves & Cliffs update (part 1) will deliver some game-changing additions to the game. This update will add the long-awaited glow squid (with glow ink), a couple of new creatures (axolotl and goat), and a set of new blocks: amethyst, dripleaf, and copper. This update also adds a new craftable tool: Spyglass, and a new "lightning rod."

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