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.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal makes iPhone camera magic (Android too)

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal makes iPhone camera magic (Android too)

There's a new gimbal from DJI in the universe, and it goes by the name Osmo Mobile 3. This piece of hardware is made to turn your smartphone into a professional movie-capture beast, working with more than just the standard gimbal stabilization features. This gimbal has gesture control, ActiveTrack 3.0, and the ability to "Quick Roll" between modes with extreme smoothness.

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Updated Eevee evolution guide for Pokemon GO: How to get Leafeon, Glaceon, and the rest

Updated Eevee evolution guide for Pokemon GO: How to get Leafeon, Glaceon, and the rest

Today we're taking a peek at how to get evolved versions of Eevee in Pokemon GO. That includes how to evolve into Leafeon, Glaceon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, and whatever other Eevolutions come next - or MOST of those things, at least. Until further evolutions of Eevee come to Pokemon GO, the ones we've listed so far are the one's we've got - we've got em all!

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New WhatsApp bans mean you need to consider the risk

New WhatsApp bans mean you need to consider the risk

WhatsApp Temporarily Banned accounts popped up en masse this past week as the chat app continues its campaign to appear to fight unauthorized use. We've seen accounts of several accounts banned for what would - at first - appear to be shaky-ground reasoning. No problem, right? Not like your business depends on the use of a single app to survive... right?

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Pixel 4 shenanigans prove it’s the photographer, not the camera

Pixel 4 shenanigans prove it’s the photographer, not the camera

So you'd like to know a bunch about the next Google Pixel smartphone via some sort of Google Pixel 4 leak action, yes? Today's sorta your lucky day - depending on how you interpret the information that's been appearing this morning. The photo posted to Instagram by Google'd Director of Design Claude Zellweger was, he says, photographed on a Google Pixel 3a... but with 20x zoom.

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Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack fans just got 4K burned

Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack fans just got 4K burned

It would seem that the future of the Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack is no more! According to the folks at Minecraft - the official crew - there's only one more "final update" on the Super Duper pack. That update is that the future is dead, and the Super Duper Graphics Pack originally announced back at E3 2017 will no longer be developed. Not in-studio, anyway.

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Pokemon GO update life hack: Don’t be unprepared for this one

Pokemon GO update life hack: Don’t be unprepared for this one

On August 7, 2019, Niantic revealed the next major update to Pokemon GO, and a new major in-game event. There'll be a physical event, a Safari Zone sort of update - a two-in-one situation where the players around the world are affected by the players in that one localized Safari Zone event. It's gonna be wacky! We're talking Unown-level wackiness here.

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Apple’s next big thing is in the mind

Apple’s next big thing is in the mind

Apple is ramping up to a revolution in the way you live your life. Right now the most ironic paradox in most people's lives is the complete lack of motivation they feel for keeping their body healthy. I know I feel that way - it seems like a lot of work. I've got a hard enough time trying to act on things I know are right, I've got ADHD, now you want me to remember that going for a bike ride makes me feel good the rest of the day? Madness!

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So, headphone jacks are dead, time for more iPods?

So, headphone jacks are dead, time for more iPods?

Let's assume for a moment that making new smartphones with no headphone jack was a super good idea. Let's assume that every company that decided to move forward with this plan, did so to benefit the consumer. What are the practical benefits of separating the headphone jack from the phone? Could it be time that we stop treating the smartphone like a one-stop shop?

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Telegram Slow Messages feature hits slo-mo on Chatty Christopher

Telegram Slow Messages feature hits slo-mo on Chatty Christopher

A new set of features heads to Telegram today with intent on changing the way you chat with friends and colleagues. Perhaps the most colorful of these is a new accent selection option for Night Mode on iOS. You probably don't even need to have the latest version of iOS to get this Night Mode accent action - but why wait?

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Google Maps magical Live View opens to iOS this week

Google Maps magical Live View opens to iOS this week

This week the folks at Google responsible for the newest magical features in Google Maps expand availability of Live View. This is an augmented reality feature that, until now, was only available for testing by Google insiders, Local Guides, and the Pixel community. Now they're pushing the feature to Android and iOS devices that support ARCore and ARKit.

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5x ways Nubia Z20 makes iPhone and Galaxy look like antiques

5x ways Nubia Z20 makes iPhone and Galaxy look like antiques

The brand Nubia has a phone that's been rumored for a while but didn't really appear as big hype news until this week. Today the Nubia Z20 was revealed in full by the company, coming with a set of features that I and we did NOT expect. Not because the features weren't leaked or rumored, but because they didn't seem ... sensible? This phone has features that you probably never imagined you'd ever want in a phone.

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The one with the Friends LEGO set for the most obsessive fans

The one with the Friends LEGO set for the most obsessive fans

Before we get too far here, I need to mention that this is a real LEGO set you can actually buy in a store - for real. The Friends television show has such a ravenous following of fans that iterations of the various sets and people in the show have appeared as fan-made LEGO sets for years. Maybe not as long as there've been fan-made LEGO Star Wars minifigures, but still - for quite a while.

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