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.

Dinosaur Games: Mud Dragon strikes out in ancient pit

Dinosaur Games: Mud Dragon strikes out in ancient pit

Tongtianlong limosus, the Mud Dragon, was caught in sticky mud in China over 66 million years ago - and died there. Of course it wasn't called China back then, and this was when our planet looked a lot different from what it looks like today. But back between 66 and 72 million years ago, the Mud Dragon gasped its last. Not long after the death of the Mud Dragon, our Earth changed drastically.

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NES Classic Edition Amazon, Walmart, GameStop release details

NES Classic Edition Amazon, Walmart, GameStop release details

Today Nintendo's NES Classic Edition was released for sale at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy, and Target. There are a few other places it can be purchased, but for now the only online location is Amazon. This release comes just in time for the holiday shopping season or - some might argue - a bit too early for the holiday shopping season. How is a true retro Nintendo fan supposed to wait several weeks before getting one of these as a stocking stuffer?

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OnePlus 3T may be the Android phone benchmark for 2017

OnePlus 3T may be the Android phone benchmark for 2017

The newest smartphone from OnePlus has been teased as the OnePlus 3T, a device with specifications that trump all previous units. This is not the sort of release that undercuts a previous smartphone. Instead, OnePlus seems to be set on releasing a smartphone that takes everything the OnePlus 3 is and gives it a boost. Whether or not that ends up being fair for OnePlus 3 users seems irrelevant.

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iPhone SE is Apple’s best uninteresting phone

iPhone SE is Apple’s best uninteresting phone

A rumor about the 2017 iPhone lineup has us recall our iPhone SE review and the reasons why this phone has staying power. In that review by Chris Davies, it's mentioned that in this device is a reason for iPhone 5s (and earlier) owners to upgrade. Not because the iPhone SE is better than Apple's alternatives, but because the device fills a hole not addressed by any other phone company today.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 successor detailed as “whole new ballgame”

Samsung Galaxy S7 successor detailed as “whole new ballgame”

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is tipped as aiming to revitalize the good name of the company with three sizes at once. The company's strategy has been considered, says our source, in several different ways. What may end up being the most wise is a three-pronged strategy. In that strategy, a release of the Galaxy S8, a new Galaxy S8 Plus, and the swift return of the Galaxy Note series, too.

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Pokemon GO Gen 2 evolutions and candy tips detailed

Pokemon GO Gen 2 evolutions and candy tips detailed

New Pokemon are on the way with the second wave of Pokemon GO, the first big update to the game since the beginning. At this time the Pokemon GO universe only includes the first 150 (actually a few less than that for various reasons). In the very near future, we'll be seeing more than 100 additional Pokemon including a couple more Eevee evolutions for those Eevee super-fans amongst us. Most of these new Pokemon will be coming from the Pokemon Silver and Pokemon Gold universe - that's the Johto region, and the first place Ash goes after he's done with Kanto!

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Google Daydream Controller Teardown : Red Flags

Google Daydream Controller Teardown : Red Flags

Our teardown of the Google Daydream controller shows how simple it is to control the virtual realm. What we expected was something similar to what the HTC Vive presents, in a slightly smaller form. What we've found is an interesting combination of chips, battery, and metal. While the outside might be fully ABS plastic in makeup, the internal structure has one piece of metal right where we did not expect it.

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Google Daydream View Review

Google Daydream View Review

Our Google Daydream View VR headset Review opens the door to a new era in Google's mobile VR game, starting with Pixel. The first phones that work with Daydream are the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL, both of which are available at the same sources at the headset. The headset doesn't physically connect to the smartphone, but the smartphone does require a certain set of features in order to work. Is this Google's next big thing, or an unnecessary addition to Google's already decent start in VR with Cardboard?

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Pokemon GO Gen 2 update evolution guide detailed

Pokemon GO Gen 2 update evolution guide detailed

The next version of Pokemon GO is coming soon, and with it a number of ways in which current Pokemon GO users can prepare. The game's update is a continuation of the game as it exists today. Many of the Pokemon that'll appear in the newest update to Generation 2 will be closely related to the Pokemon from season one. As such, it's time to start getting ready for those Pokemon with the monsters already in backpacks around the world.

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7 ways I’ll escape or mobilize today with technology

7 ways I’ll escape or mobilize today with technology

While many search for "how to move to Canada" today, I just want to distract myself while I avoid burying my head in the sand. I feel bad about the world today, but I must remember that we live at a time where technology is magic and I have the opportunity to mobilize. The ways in which I choose to escape the world today include distractions that aren't distractions at all. Today I bring you a list of technology-driven activities that are fueled by hope for a better future - along with a few easy escapes if you're not quite there yet.

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Who will win, Trump or Clinton? Digital Election Results Live

Who will win, Trump or Clinton? Digital Election Results Live

Welcome to the year 2016 and November 8th, the day where the United States votes for their next President. In this futuristic time, we're able to watch some results of the election as they happen. Aside from the inevitable recounts in some close-race regions, today we're running down the best ways in which you can watch the election unfold over the next day-or-so.

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Pokemon GO everyday bonus update APK hits downloads

Pokemon GO everyday bonus update APK hits downloads

The latest in Pokemon GO updates was released today just in time for Niantic to encourage you to "Pokemon Go to the polls" here across these United States of America. Of course Niantic isn't just celebrating this day with some everyday bonuses, they're pushing for users to actually go out and vote, too. You won't find any reminders to vote in this latest edition of the app, but there are bonuses to be had for getting out and getting walking, catching, and spinning.

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