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.

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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iOS 13.1.2 released as Apple fixes Camera bugs and iCloud backups

iOS 13.1.2 released as Apple fixes Camera bugs and iCloud backups

The newest update for iOS on iPhone was released today with camera bug fixes and a fix for an issue with iCloud backups. When you read this article, the update will already be available for iPhone via Settings - Software Update. This update may also appear over the air via a notification from Apple.

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Galaxy S11 may be first Samsung with Spectrometer

Galaxy S11 may be first Samsung with Spectrometer

The most recent rumor on the next big smartphone release from Samsung is that it'll sport a spectrometer. A spectrometer is a sensor that's capable of detecting the physical makeup of an object based on its reaction to a beam of light. This isn't the first time one of these sensors has been on a phone - but it's likely the first time any phone with a spectrometer could realistically end up in your pocket.

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Verizon acquires Jaunt XR tech after AT&T AR team-up

Verizon acquires Jaunt XR tech after AT&T AR team-up

You'll probably only really remember the company name Jaunt XR if you've been reading about VR (and the like) for the past half-decade. They're the people that made it possible for Paul McCartney to release a "VR" experience in an app, allowing people to view a video of a song VIA a rig of cameras from onstage. It was basically like your head was attached to a pole during a live concert - sorta neat! Now Verizon owns what Jaunt XR made.

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HP Spectre x360 13 (2019) invigorates HP’s most radical design

HP Spectre x360 13 (2019) invigorates HP’s most radical design

This year HP pulled out the stops when it came to their "best and brightest" with the HP Spectre x360 13 (for 2019). This is just the latest version of a laptop series HP's been improving upon each year since its introduction in March of 2015. Here in 2019, the design is very similar to the October 2018 version of the transforming laptop - but the bezels have been cut down considerably, giving the entire unit a 13% reduction in size.

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Shiny Pokémon Go World Tourism Day guide: A distance of 10000km

Shiny Pokémon Go World Tourism Day guide: A distance of 10000km

Research Rewards and Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO for this World Tourism Day event are on point. Today we're rolling in lucky - aiming for some of the strangest-looking alternate versions of Zangoose and Seviper - along with the very first appearance of the most un-evolved version of Mr. Mime in the Pokemon called Mime Jr! Three Tasks are at hand, and a set of tasty rewards are waiting for your approval.

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Foldable screen Motorola Razr tipped for Q4 2019

Foldable screen Motorola Razr tipped for Q4 2019

Today the still-in-production Motorola foldable display-toting smartphone was tipped to appear by the end of 2019. This smartphone was tipped earlier this year when we first started talking about foldable displays on smartphones as a reality for the year. Then it was suggested that the phone would be released this summer. Those times have come and gone - what's different about this latest rumor?

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Avoid all Fleeceware scams with 1 rule for yourself

Avoid all Fleeceware scams with 1 rule for yourself

There's a new sort of scam going on here in 2019 that takes advantage of a modern phenomenon. The idea that you'd pay a fee each month for a service, like Netflix, became commonplace over the past decade. App makers in the Google Play app store were found utilizing a loophole, recently, in the way they get money from unsuspecting users - in some cases to the tune of hundreds of dollars in a single action.

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