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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.

This Pixel 2’s details just out-designed Google

This Pixel 2’s details just out-designed Google

Designer R.Batinic submitted a concept design for the next Google Pixel this week with simple lines and tight borders. This design looks relatively similar to what we've seen in leaks, and some details appear to reflect what's been said by anonymous insiders. What we're going to do today is inspect this design and compare it to what we're pretty sure we know about the next Pixel and Pixel XL (2017).

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Moleskine’s Smart Planner is a new magic journal for Pen+

Moleskine’s Smart Planner is a new magic journal for Pen+

The folks at Moleskine have created a planner to write in - but it's not like any other planner in the world today. This is the Moleskine Smart Planner, and each page inside contains a near-invisible grid. Each grid allows the Moleskine Pen+ to pick up and digitize every pen-stroke that comes with the pen's flowing ink.

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FlexSafe kept my smartphone safe at the beach

FlexSafe kept my smartphone safe at the beach

Over the past several weeks I've been using the FlexSafe portable safe whenever my family heads to the beach. The FlexSafe is a tiny three-digit code-locking pack for valuable items, made to keep items safe whilst traveling. The FlexSafe is designed in a way that lends itself well to attaching to a bar - or a chair arm - or any one of a wide variety of larger items. It's made to lock down.

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Android Oreo update news: Nokia just made a BIG promise

Android Oreo update news: Nokia just made a BIG promise

Android Oreo was announced to be coming to all current-age Nokia smartphones over the weekend. The timing of these updates is not yet known, but Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer for HMD Global seems to believe that the company is ready and capable of bringing the newest version of Oreo to all new Nokia phones. HMD Global is the company that currently licenses the Nokia brand name to create smartphones with what remains of the original Nokia company.

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Raikou Pokemon GO raid guide ready for LegenDog Weekend!

Raikou Pokemon GO raid guide ready for LegenDog Weekend!

The best Pokemon to beat Raikou in Pokemon GO are here in list form - an aggregate of multiple lists from the top minds in Pokemon GO analysis. This is the first LegenDog Weekend of the next three months! This first month was announced to stick with Raikou here in the United States, so don't worry if you're stuck camping with your family over the next three days. You've got three WEEKS to catch this lightning doggy.

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Juicero is dead – back to old-fashioned squeezing

Juicero is dead – back to old-fashioned squeezing

Juicero announced today that they'll be shutting down their business - sort of before they ever really took off. Juicero was the $400 absurdity of an IoT device that took packs of fruit and squished them into juice. Now the company is set to shut down, and since each pack was custom-made only by this company, the device will no longer work.

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This giant Star Wars toy just won Force Friday

This giant Star Wars toy just won Force Friday

The best Star Wars toy was just revealed to the world in the form of a secret event inside an event at Target. This event was Force Friday, and the event within was a sort of mini-raffle. Those in attendance were given the treat of a lifetime - a view of the biggest Star Wars plush toy in the history of the world - Porg style.

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HP Windows Mixed Reality DE Headset release date and pricing revealed

HP Windows Mixed Reality DE Headset release date and pricing revealed

This week the folks at HP have revealed the release information around their fabled HP Windows Mixed Reality Developer Edition Headset. This isn't the final edition, instead opting to use the "Developer Edition" moniker we've seen used on several of the most famous VR headsets to be released over the past several years. This headset is part of Microsoft's big Windows 10 Creator Update headed to users this Fall.

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Samsung teams with Microsoft again : Xbox One X, QLED 4K TV, the future

Samsung teams with Microsoft again : Xbox One X, QLED 4K TV, the future

Two of the biggest brands in electronics announced their intention to cross-promote products, making one monster of an advertising force before the holiday season 2017. On the surface the deal seems to be a connection between Samsung's QLED 4K TV and the Xbox One X. Looking beyond this one connection, the potential for expansion is basically unlimited.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release date set, Mixed Reality too!

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release date set, Mixed Reality too!

The ship date for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has been set, and it'll be bringing Mixed Reality Headsets along with it. This update will also include items like enhancements in gaming, security, and accessibility, as well as a new photos experience that accesses photos, videos, and 3D effects right out the box. This is the fourth major update to Windows 10, bringing creativity-centered features aplenty.

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Razer BASILISK mouse just popped a clutch

Razer BASILISK mouse just popped a clutch

The Razer Basilisk was just announced by Razer at PAX, bringing a new sort of device to the mix with hardware customizability. This device was made specifically for first person shooter games and has an "industry-best" 50 million click lifespan with Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches. Inside is a 5G true 16,000 DPI optical sensor - the same one used in the DeathAdder Elite and the Lancehead Tournament Edition.

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Essential’s Andy Rubin just rectified a huge mistake – good on him

Essential’s Andy Rubin just rectified a huge mistake – good on him

This morning Andy Rubin wrote a note to the public regarding the company's recent mishap with emails and private customer info. That sizable mistake grabbed the attention of the entire Android-loving internets this week as it seemed many Essential customers had their personal information shared with email recipients they did not know. Today Andy Rubin rectified the mistake that was made.

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