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.

Pokemon GO: Legendary Pokemon Zapdos is Live, Here’s How To Beat Him!

Pokemon GO: Legendary Pokemon Zapdos is Live, Here’s How To Beat Him!

The schedule for Niantic's Pokemon GO Legendary Raid Battle bosses brought to us the first 2 of 3 birds - now its Zapdos turn. Both Articuno and Moltres have had their day in the sun - or week in the sun, however you see it. Now, starting this afternoon (for some) or morning (for others), the next raid boss switch will occur. The first day of the 3rd Legendary Raid Boss is today!

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Intel i7, i9 Core X-Series release dates and specs

Intel i7, i9 Core X-Series release dates and specs

The Intel Core X-Series processors were been revealed by Intel this morning in one big bunch. Included is the entire unlocked Intel Core X-Series i-family. This includes i5, i7, and i9, the most impressive of which is the Extreme Edition Intel Core i9-7980XE. These processors were announced first this week at Computex 2017 as "the most powerful, scalable and accessible high-end desktop platform offered by Intel."

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iPhone 8’s 3rd color leak looks like Copper Gold

iPhone 8’s 3rd color leak looks like Copper Gold

The iPhone 8's latest set of photos show what's supposed to be a third color in the assumed two-color lineup. Where previous to today we'd seen the standard silver and a black model, today we're seeing a slightly rustier tone. Is it Salmon? Is it closer to what Apple might end up calling some sort of Warm Gold?

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The Soft Gold OnePlus 5 Variant is real: it’s extra fine

The Soft Gold OnePlus 5 Variant is real: it’s extra fine

It's not the Blaze Red we were hoping for - but it's a new color for the OnePlus 5 nonetheless. Today OnePlus 5 revealed the Soft Gold edition of the OnePlus 5. This version is similar to that of the OnePlus 3T Soft Gold edition - but it's just a TINY bit different. This version of the OnePlus 5 is limited edition and will be made available immediately if not soon.

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GIANT ROBOT DUEL is real: see USA’s Eagle Prime bot roll out

GIANT ROBOT DUEL is real: see USA’s Eagle Prime bot roll out

Today the robot-creators at MegaBots revealed their fully-built and painted battle robot: EAGLE PRIME! This Giant Robot Duel (the first of its kind) was scheduled earlier this year between the United States and China (AND JAPAN!), and MegaBots will represent with the most patriotic mecha-robot ever built. Today you get to see it, the first MK3-class MegaBot ever created.

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This iPhone 8 in a Foxconn box is making us suspicious

This iPhone 8 in a Foxconn box is making us suspicious

What appears to be iPhone 8 backsides have appeared in a Foxconn box on a shipping floor this week, shared all the way from China. Coming from a character who calls himself "Foxconn Little Brother", this user is essentially an anonymous contributor to the message board called Feng. This is one of a number of photos leaked over the weekend of what are said to be massive amounts of parts set to be shipped out of China to Apple outlets around the world.

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Huawei’s first US carrier phone could contend with Samsung, Apple

Huawei’s first US carrier phone could contend with Samsung, Apple

Huawei's first smartphone released with a US-based mobile carrier is tipped to be coming in the year 2018. This device has not been named, nor priced or specifically dated. What we do know is that the brand has been waiting to gain foothold in the country for quite some time. It's not been an easy road since being accused of being used by China to spy on the United States and its citizens.

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Pokemon GO Park event: coming up next!

Pokemon GO Park event: coming up next!

Niantic announced the next Pokemon GO event earlier today, setting the scene with a bunch of Pokemon in floating bubbles. In the bubbles are a number of top-notch Pokemon as well as a couple of rarities. While we don't necessarily expect the Pokemon we'll be seeing to be in bubbles as such, one clue specifically pops up right up front: MISTER MIME.

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Google Pixel 2 vs 1 : leaked renders sized up

Google Pixel 2 vs 1 : leaked renders sized up

Google Pixel's 2nd generation smartphone images leaked today with a set of specific hardware details. This device will be one of two Pixel smartphones released this year, one Pixel 2, and one Pixel XL 2 - though the names themselves have not yet been shared officially, these are the most likely candidates. Now what we're going to do is compare specs and size up the differences between these devices based on the information we have so far.

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New Google Pixel-like device Dorado appears

New Google Pixel-like device Dorado appears

A new Google device with codename Dorado appeared this month in the Android Open Source Project Gerrit. This is a place where AOSP code is made public as Google works on Android behind the scenes. This is the same place we first saw mention of quite a few Google-made devices - Nexus, Android Wear, and Pixel devices, too.

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Mythbusting the Samsung Galaxy X

Mythbusting the Samsung Galaxy X

This week a mystery device in Samsung's smartphone collection received Bluetooth certification. This is the latest in a pair of certifications the device has received publicly - the other a Wi-Fi certification four months ago. This device's code-name was connected to the Samsung Galaxy X by a number of blogs this week - all evidence seeming to be pointing toward a couple of sources. We've dug down to Samsung's past, and the most likely situation based on precedent.

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Lenovo’s Moto X moment: going stock Android on all phones

Lenovo’s Moto X moment: going stock Android on all phones

Lenovo's next mobile move is putting pure stock Android on all of its phones - all with Lenovo's brand, anyway. This should make a significant difference in how serious the brand is taken and how much of a cult following the brand has - or will have. Without a doubt there is a major subset of Android device users who desire - and are vocal about their desire for - the most basic version of the mobile operating system available.

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