Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently the senior editor for SlashGear. Based in Bismarck, North Dakota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear. He has been investigating and reporting on the tech and design industry for over a decade.

Surface Laptop 3 hands-on and first impressions

Surface Laptop 3 hands-on and first impressions

Surface Laptop 3 comes in a variety of colors and a couple different materials. Each of the units Microsoft's presented today look as handsome as ever, coming with some sleek, determined edges up top and a single, basic, matching four-square Windows logo on top. Also it comes with a 15-inch display if you do so wish to opt for such a size - for the first time in the product's history.

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Surface Pro X hands-on and first impressions

Surface Pro X hands-on and first impressions

With the Surface Pro X, Microsoft's taken a new approach to the Surface brand with this piece of hardware. They've still got the kickstand, they're still suggesting that users work with a Surface Pen, but something's changed. With the imagery used to promote this device, you'll notice that the focus on Windows is ever-so-slightly de-focused. This is a far more mobile situation.

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Microsoft Surface Duo revealed, and don’t call it a phone

Microsoft Surface Duo revealed, and don’t call it a phone

Today Microsoft revealed a smartphone running Android with two display and the ability to expand. Using the powers created for Android for devices like Foldables of the future, Microsoft made a Surface phone. This device works with Surface Pen input - much like the rest of the Surface collection shown today.

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Surface Neo revealed today, over a year before release

Surface Neo revealed today, over a year before release

Today with the Surface Neo, Microsoft revealed a product that they suggested will be available "next holiday" - as in 2020. That's more than a year away - for the product they've revealed today. It's not a completely finished product - it's still in development. In fact part of the reason Microsoft revealed this product today is to bring developers "along for the journey" - aka make certain they've got apps ready before the device is ready to launch.

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Surface Pro X revealed with custom Qualcomm chipset [Update: Price]

Surface Pro X revealed with custom Qualcomm chipset [Update: Price]

Microsoft revealed the Surface Pro X today with a whole new look and ARM under the hood. This is the latest in a line of refreshed Surface devices, the likes of which we've seen mostly keep their well-established industrial design. But this unit - this unit is a different story entirely. This device aims to have better battery life, lighter body, and thinner than the regular Surface Pro.

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Surface Pro 7 detailed with release date and price

Surface Pro 7 detailed with release date and price

Today the Surface Pro 7 was revealed at a special event in New York City. This is the seventh iteration of the highest-end Surface machine - convertabe tablet, that is. This device isn't particularly different - on the surface level, anyway - than its predecessors, but it's part of a collection of devices that's aimed at being a radically new approach to computing products from Microsoft.

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Surface Laptop 3 revealed with official details, 15 and 13-inch

Surface Laptop 3 revealed with official details, 15 and 13-inch

Surface Laptop 3 was revealed today by Microsoft in New York City. This event played host to a number of new devices in the Surface lineup, including but not limited to tablets, laptops, and convertable devices. This is the newest version of the Surface Laptop - the third in line after two others with similar names.

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Acer ConceptD CP3 and CP7 monitors released for creative professionals

Acer ConceptD CP3 and CP7 monitors released for creative professionals

Back in April of this year, 2019, Acer introduced a new collection of devices called ConceptD. This collection included of high-end computers, monitors, and a single Windows Mixed Reality Headset. Today we're taking a peek at a pair of ConceptD monitors - one is called Acer ConceptD CP3, the other is called ConceptD CP7.

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PUBG cross platform console play gone live UPDATE: New PUBG ID

PUBG cross platform console play gone live UPDATE: New PUBG ID

Today the folks at PUBG Corporation made the cross-platform experience a reality. Per their note this morning, update 4.3 introduces cross platform play to users on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (PS4). Because of this, users around the world will be able to toss their hat into the same ring at the same time, allowing console users to destroy PC players and say, look, I didn't even use a keyboard.

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iPhone 12 may borrow a fancy feature from Razer Phone

iPhone 12 may borrow a fancy feature from Razer Phone

Documents pointing toward Apple's use of LED lights on an iPhone suggest that Apple may take a page out of gaming company Razer's playbook for smartphones. True, technically the iPhone had a glowing Apple logo well before Razer Phone 2, but imagine Razer's surprise when they awake one morning in the near future to find one of the biggest, most successful companies in the world using that same smartphone feature? And for real, this time, not just in a DIY mod sort of sense.

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Windows 10 update offline account option hidden: Here’s where to find it

Windows 10 update offline account option hidden: Here’s where to find it

With the most recent update to Windows 10, Microsoft's made a little switch that's annoyed a number of Windows users. They've appeared to have made the "use offline account" option more difficult to find. If you're connected to the internet when the latest Windows 10 update is installing, the cloud-based account option will be the only option available. At least, that's how it'll appear to the common user.

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T-Mobile OnePlus 7T VS 6T and a lack of Pro

T-Mobile OnePlus 7T VS 6T and a lack of Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro was removed from T-Mobile USA's online store to make way for the OnePlus 7T. But why would a company remove a device that is not the direct predecessor to the device which will replace it? Let's take a look at what's happened at T-Mobile over the past year.

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