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.

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 detailed: made for robots, drones, and smart cameras

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 detailed: made for robots, drones, and smart cameras

This week the folks at NVIDIA have revealed the newest in their line of Internet of Things-aimed processing power in the Jetson TX2. This platform is made for manufacturing, industrial, and retail product, ranging from commercial drones to hardware for artificially intelligent cities. This latest piece of hardware joins the original Jetson TX1 and TK1 in NVIDIA's family of embedded computing products.

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X-Men comics in the movie Logan: images and details from the creator

X-Men comics in the movie Logan: images and details from the creator

The film Logan (2017) features several vintage-looking X-Men comic books that play a key role in the playing out of the film's plot. This week we got the opportunity to pose a number of questions to the creator of those comic illustrations and designs, Dan Panosian. This illustrator is wildly talented in creating a wide variety of looks in his drawings and comic book designs and is also - importantly - able to illustrate, ink, and letter pages and covers for comics. WARNING: The following may have SPOILERS for the film Logan (2017).

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Pokemon GO: Eevee evolutions and Special Items update

Pokemon GO: Eevee evolutions and Special Items update

The most common question asked by Pokemon GO users since the dawn of the game involves Eevee. How do I evolve Eevee to get the evolution I want? Originally we'd been relying on three names to get each of the three different Eeveelutions - now there's a couple more. Our most recently updated list of Eeveelutions includes Umbreon and Espeon, and we've got some news on the "how to get Special Items" for evolutions as well.

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Microsoft teams with Steelcase to pair Surface with creative-friendly furniture

Microsoft teams with Steelcase to pair Surface with creative-friendly furniture

Microsoft sees a market for their work-friendly Surface products, but one that could benefit from the right furniture. To make this a reality, Microsoft has paired up with the folks at Steelcase to create Creative Spaces. Each of these spaces showcases the potential for welcome, workable, inspiring places to work. They've all got multiple Microsoft Surface products inside, of course.

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Pokemon GO tips: How to beat Blissey

Pokemon GO tips: How to beat Blissey

There's a monster named Blissey in Pokemon GO right this minute, keeping Pokemon Gyms stacked and making it near-impossible to battle. We've done some research here at SlashGear and have found a few different ways in which Blissey can be blasted with relative ease. Ease as in not impossible to battle because Blissey has such an epic amount of hit points that there's generally little that can be done before time runs out.

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What does Star-Lord’s shirt say in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2?

What does Star-Lord’s shirt say in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 features a new costume for Star-Lord, aka Peter Quill, aka Chris Pratt. This new costume features a t-shirt with a coded message on it - and you know we can't resist investigating. As such, we've done some decoding, some tearing down of graphic design, and a bit of research figure out what's going on with this cosplay-essential bit of Star-Lord / Guardians of the Galaxy costuming.

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Pokemon GO’s “Big 3” updates for 2017: Special Items need not apply!

Pokemon GO’s “Big 3” updates for 2017: Special Items need not apply!

We now have a list of the three game-changing updates for Pokemon GO in the year 2017 - and they're huge! While we do not know the order of the 2nd and 3rd update, the first will center on the Pokemon Gym. While we've had Gyms and Gym Battles since the start of the game, these battles have been notoriously simple and devoid of the complexities of battles as they've existed in core Pokemon games - all that's about to change.

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Scientists find evidence of oldest life on Earth

Scientists find evidence of oldest life on Earth

A team of researchers in Canada have found what might be the oldest set of fossils in the history of the world. These fossils have been found inside a rock which has been dated at 3.7-billion years old. This set of life forms is rather unique in their age relative to that of the Earth's formation at 4.5-billion years ago.

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Nokia 3310’s new release spawns metal rival at $3,000

Nokia 3310’s new release spawns metal rival at $3,000

It might make more sense to suggest that the phone you're about to see is the Nokia 3310's most laughable rival instead of "biggest," but it is what it is. This device is the Gresso 3310, a device from a company that does not skirt around the fact that they've been DIRECTLY inspired by the original Nokia 3310 in more ways than one. Also this one costs THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

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How to get Google Assistant on your phone (APK download)

How to get Google Assistant on your phone (APK download)

This morning Google revealed that it was finally time to bring Google Assistant to more Android devices. Users that've purchase Android devices over the past couple of years likely have access as of today. To make this possible, Android device owners will need to download the newest version of Google Play services, which isn't necessarily out on the Google Play app store as of publishing time for this article.

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Pokemon GO trading update is almost here

Pokemon GO trading update is almost here

A Pokemon GO Trading update, one of three major upgrades to Pokemon GO for the year 2017, has been revealed to SlashGear this week. In addition to a strong indication of this notion from our own anonymous source with information on the subject, an interview with Niantic this week seems to seal the deal. In the interview published this week, Niantic suggests that the trading update is indeed scheduled to be released this year, and will include user trading within a certain set proximity - real life up close and personal deals, that is to say.

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Acer Windows Mixed Reality headsets release date met for developers

Acer Windows Mixed Reality headsets release date met for developers

This week the folks at Microsoft have announced that they're sending out Windows Mixed Reality headsets to developers. This release will prepare developers for the most forward-thinking platform to be found within Windows 10. To do this, Microsoft has partnered with device makers like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and 3Glasses to create Mixed Reality headsets.

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