Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently the senior editor for SlashGear. Based in Fargo, 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.

Dell, XPS, Alienware computer release dates and prices revealed for Spring 2020

Dell, XPS, Alienware computer release dates and prices revealed for Spring 2020

Today we're taking a look at a variety of Dell computers set for release in May, June, and "Summer" 2020. You'll find the Dell XPS 15, XPS 17, and XPS Creator Edition ready to roll soon along with the latest refreshes and editions of the Dell G3 and Dell G5 for gaming, and Alienware computers of several sorts. On the list with upgrades aplenty are the Alienware Area-51m R2, the Alienware m15 R3, and the Alienware m17 R3. There's also an Alienware Aurora R11 and a brand new Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor to boot!

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Galaxy Note 20+ will have a very different display than non-Plus 20

Galaxy Note 20+ will have a very different display than non-Plus 20

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20+ will apparently be very different machines. Word from Ross Young this morning suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ will have LTPO tech in its display, while the Galaxy Note 20 has LTPS. What's the difference, you might wonder, and why should I care if the device tech has a single letter different in its name?

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Instagram reveals bulk comment delete, Pin Comment for power users

Instagram reveals bulk comment delete, Pin Comment for power users

Two new features for Instagram were revealed this week for users that have to deal with large numbers of comments. Power users on Instagram - influencers, photographers, and general celebrities - will benefit most from the two new features shown as part of the fifth edition Community Standards Enforcement report from Instagram and Facebook. Not all users will be able to use these features at first - they'll be appearing on iOS first, Android second. It does not appear that users will be selected for testing based on any sort of follower count or popularity - this is out there for everyone, it'll just be most useful for those users that need to deal with masses of followers.

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Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 remaster release date and gameplay revealed

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 remaster release date and gameplay revealed

The original Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and THPS2 were announced in a single collection, remastered with original maps, skaters, and songs. It's not clear yet whether we'll see ALL the same maps, skaters, and songs, but still - it's gonna be neat. The game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and it's out on pre-order right this minute.

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Schwarzenegger returns to Predator as Dutch, fills in plot

Schwarzenegger returns to Predator as Dutch, fills in plot

The game Predator: Hunting Grounds will fill in the blanks with what Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Dutch has been up to since his appearance in Predator (1987). And it's no voice-alike, it's the real deal. After director John McTiernan's original film, the original plan was to see Dutch return in Predator 2 in the role essentially filled by Gary Busey. Now, 33 years later, we get to see Schwarzenegger return to the Predator universe, in his original role, in an officially licensed expansion of canon in the game Predator: Hunting Grounds.

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Nintendo Switch supply in trouble

Nintendo Switch supply in trouble

How, in a time when the Nintendo Switch sold better than ever, could Nintendo find themselves in a position where they can't make more? For Nintendo, the COVID-19 pandemic's been a double-edged sword. While quarantine life around the world's provided at-home gamers a reason to own and use a Nintendo Switch, the same quarantine's made it difficult to produce enough supply to meet demand. Today reports from Malaysia and the Philippines suggest the bottleneck's gotten worse.

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Bitcoin halving today: The next one’s in 2024

Bitcoin halving today: The next one’s in 2024

On Monday, May 11, 2020, a Bitcoin event is set to take place that could affect the entire world of cryptocurrency. The event is scheduled, and it's happened before. The event will automatically cut the reward given to Bitcoin miners for completing Bitcoin transactions. In essence, it'll be more difficult for people to profit from running computers to earn Bitcoin. The effect this will have on the value of Bitcoin is yet unknown.

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Motorola RAZR update delivers Android 10: Is it enough?

Motorola RAZR update delivers Android 10: Is it enough?

Today Motorola released the Motorola RAZR software update to Android 10. This is the full version of Android 10, on the device for the first time in full release form. This update allows the user some access to several new features enacted by Motorola, as well as several features only available to Android 10 devices as enabled by Google. Does this update make the device desirable enough to purchase?

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PepsiCo DTC home shipping may change food shopping forever

PepsiCo DTC home shipping may change food shopping forever

PepsiCo launched a pair of new online shopping websites for snacks this week, attempting to take hold of the quarantine marketplace that's changed the world in the first few months of 2020. The company's implied COVID-19 and global pandemic are primary reasons why they've seen earning rise 10% in this past month. Now, as it's clear that companies like Amazon and grocery delivery groups like InstaCart are taking advantage of the stay-at-home mentality - and PepsiCo wants a piece of that pie.

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Full iPhone 12 lineup leaks, with sizes and prices… and Samsung

Full iPhone 12 lineup leaks, with sizes and prices… and Samsung

With the leak today, there's not a whole lot that appears to need leaking from the iPhone 12 collection, barring surprises from Apple that remain completely under wraps. Information this week taps the details we've not yet gotten a firm grasp on, including the names, the exact sizes on the displays, and confirmation of the base amounts of RAM. Storage sizes and prices of all four devices are also here, right out the gate.

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Pokemon GO leak reveals Jessie, James, new “free” box in shop

Pokemon GO leak reveals Jessie, James, new “free” box in shop

A teardown of a leaked version of Pokemon GO this week shows the next major update to the game - and it includes Jessie and James! Prepare for trouble, is all we're saying - we'll certainly be making that trouble double. This update will also be delivering new Pokemon that've not been in the game before, like Obstagoon, Perrserker, and Sirfetch'd - it's Galarian time again here in Pokemon GO, sooner than later!

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Pixel 4a release date change: Lower price, ideal launch

Pixel 4a release date change: Lower price, ideal launch

Today a leak tipped a changed date for a phone Google's not yet confirmed actually exists. The Google Pixel 4a, an essentials-only smartphone that'll likely act as the perfect jumping-off point for the Android 11 Beta launch - that's what's coming soon. The original assumed launch date (inside May, 2020), will now more likely be pushed to early June of 2020, right in time for the public Beta of Android 11.

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