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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.

Razer Phone 2 release date tipped for Q4

Razer Phone 2 release date tipped for Q4

This week the next Razer Phone was revealed - sort of. A Razer official made clear that the device would definitely be revealed and released within the year, which allowed us to narrow down the timeframe within which the device could be revealed in full. Razer VP Chen Xiaoping suggested this week that Razer Phone 2 should be delivered to China by December of 2018 - cutting it close!

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Just 2% of Alexa users tried to buy stuff with voice in 2018 [UPDATE: Amazon Statement]

Just 2% of Alexa users tried to buy stuff with voice in 2018 [UPDATE: Amazon Statement]

Sources this week suggested that Amazon's Alexa devices aren't working exactly the way they'd been expected to work with regard to other Amazon products. In the report, it's said that in the year 2018, (so far,) just 2% of users of Alexa products tried to purchase a product on Amazon with their voice. Of those that tried to make a purchase with Alexa, a whopping 90% never tried to buy another product with their voice through the service.

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Galaxy Note 9 tipped bringing a gift (you choose)

Galaxy Note 9 tipped bringing a gift (you choose)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 wasn't always going to feel like such a big-time release. At one point the Galaxy Note 9 was going to be a yearly bump in specs, bringing heat with a couple new S Pen features, maybe a new color. That's about it. Now, here just before the reveal and Galaxy Note 9 release date, Samsung's been tipped to bring all sort of incentives to the party.

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T-Mobile’s LG Q7+ released at last: Here’s what’s inside

T-Mobile’s LG Q7+ released at last: Here’s what’s inside

The LG Q7+ was released to T-Mobile USA today as a supposed "mid-range" smartphone with a few top-tier features. As I'm seeing it, though, it looks like a lower-end of high-end device disguised as a much lesser smartphone. Let's take a peek at what this silent-launch smartphone has to offer.

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10 ways Android 9 Pie is a game-changer

10 ways Android 9 Pie is a game-changer

Android 9 Pie was released today by Google for all Android devices - with Pixel smartphones at the head of the line. Today we're exploring the software update with a list of 10 ways that it'll change the game. Each list item is part of a new vision for smartphones, one where Android is smarter and the end user is more secure. This vision includes new rules for developers, a more diverse set of controls for end users, and a few new tiny-but-fun features for everyone.

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Android 9 Pie: Download now!

Android 9 Pie: Download now!

Android 9 Pie was released this morning to the masses by Google for Pixel Phones first and foremost. Other devices were given the chance to download Android Pie over the course of the next few weeks - or they will be, if all goes according to plan. One of the other devices that'll get Android 9 Pie rather quickly (again, if all goes as planned), is the OnePlus 6. Let's take a peek at how the average user can get access to Pie.

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Fortnite for Android won’t be exclusive to Galaxy Note 9

Fortnite for Android won’t be exclusive to Galaxy Note 9

The exclusive release of the mega-hit game Fortnite won't be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9, it seems. Instead, at first at least, the game will also be available to a single Android tablet. That tablet is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, a device that's set to hit stores at right around the same time as the Galaxy Note 9.

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Fossil Q Gen 4 smartwatches tease onboard GPS, NFC, swimproofing

Fossil Q Gen 4 smartwatches tease onboard GPS, NFC, swimproofing

Watchmakers at Fossil have a fourth-generation Fossil Q to show this week with a more "tech-packed" touchscreen-laden body than they've ever released before. This watch was revealed in two forms: Fossil Q Explorist HR and Fossil Q Venture HR. The Explorist is a bit bigger, while the Venture is a bit smaller, and both roll with Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processors and Wear OS by Google.

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Galaxy Note 9 release date and prices tease S9 buyers

Galaxy Note 9 release date and prices tease S9 buyers

This week the folks at Samsung responsible for promoting the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 have a task ahead of them. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 event is set to take place on the 9th of August. Thereafter it's expected that the Galaxy Note 9 will be put on pre-release within the several days following the reveal, then the device will be available to the public likely by or on the 24th of August.

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Lensball Review : Something Completely Different

Lensball Review : Something Completely Different

There are two versions of the Lensball. One's called the Lensball Pocket - that's 60mm and weighs 250gr (0.55 pounds). The Lensball Pro is 80mm and weighs 650gr (1.45 pounds). Both versions come in a simple padded box and both come with a soft material pouch. I would not recommend dropping either one of these pieces of glass, with or without the pouch, as we're not dealing with the least fragile piece of equipment here, regardless of guarantees of ruggedness.

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Fortnite Android app: How to avoid fakes [UPDATE: Epic Statement]

Fortnite Android app: How to avoid fakes [UPDATE: Epic Statement]

Epic Games announced today they'd be releasing Fortnite for Android through their own website instead of Google Play. Because of this - or perhaps with our without Epic Games' help, fake versions of Fortnite began to pop up - they've been appearing since the iOS version of the game was first released. Now that Epic Games confirmed that the Fortnite app will be available on the web, not through Google, there's a whole lot of potential out there for mistaken identities and malicious parties attacking the helpless addicts of the game.

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Blade Shadow spreads nationwide, says ditch your gaming PC

Blade Shadow spreads nationwide, says ditch your gaming PC

The service known as Shadow by Blade spread across the United States this week in a newly minted USA-wide upgrade. This service was first introduced at CES 2018, and promised that it'd get at least to the point we're at right now, where anyone could stream their favorite games without the use of their own high-end PC. Now the service - and the devices they offer - are available across these United States for the first time.

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