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.

Original Jaws restored (it looks a lot better than this, now)

Original Jaws restored (it looks a lot better than this, now)

The Jaws you see at the head of this article was first given to the Academy Museum back in January of 2016. Back then, it was the "only surviving Jaws shark" and it was (and remains) the largest object to enter the Academy's collection thus far. The restoration was made "just in time for the 44th anniversary" of the original Jaws (1975) film directed by Stephen Spielberg.

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Galaxy Note 10 Pro camera pack leak explains high price

Galaxy Note 10 Pro camera pack leak explains high price

Today we're going to take a peek at the cameras included on the near-most-expensive Samsung phone ever released. We had a chat earlier this week about why the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro won't necessarily be THE most expensive Samsung phone ever released. Today we're speaking about some of the details that might make this phone more appealing than the most expensive Samsung phone - another device that's not yet been sent to consumers.

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite starter pack: Tap these 5 hidden settings

Harry Potter Wizards Unite starter pack: Tap these 5 hidden settings

This morning the game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was released for download for both iOS for iPhone and for Android devices of all sorts. Some early release users are already out looking for APK Energy aplenty, while others have happened upon a "Not Compatible" error right out the gate. We begin with a set of SETTINGS you should adjust immediately!

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Google kills tablet development

Google kills tablet development

A report and confirmation from Google SVP of Devices and Services Rick Osterloh today say Google is axing tablets. This means that for the foreseeable future, Google won't be designing and/or ordering manufacturing for tablet devices for Chrome OS or Android. According to Osterloh, "Google's HARDWARE team will be solely focused on building laptops moving forward."

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Slack’s success means the Remote Worker is here to stay

Slack’s success means the Remote Worker is here to stay

Today Slack hit Wall Street and closed at over 48% in its first day of trading. If you do not know what Slack is, chances are you work with people that you see five days a week. Slack is a chat system with which business place employees communicate - through an app, usually. This system is successful because they got to this space nearly-first and did the right things at the right times over the past several years.

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite game just went live early

Harry Potter Wizards Unite game just went live early

A surprise early launch of the game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was let loose today, 24 hours earlier than expected. This game is the next in a line of AR-toting games from Niantic, the games studio that previously released and still runs Ingress and Pokemon GO. This Harry Potter game is live in select countries and regions, including Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

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These Pixel 4 pictures just changed my mind on absurd design

These Pixel 4 pictures just changed my mind on absurd design

The Google Pixel 4 appeared in an official set of renders from Google last week, and I they threw me for a loop. Today a set of renders of the Pixel 4 appeared from a 3rd-party source, with color and some different angles than I'd seen before - and things have changed. Now that I see the basic structure, the front and the back, and the accents, I can see things in a different light.

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Reset Shiny Pokemon GO: Yes or No?

Reset Shiny Pokemon GO: Yes or No?

I think Niantic needs a serious re-think of its process with Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO. With the incoming possibility of a connection between games with Pokemon Bank and Pokemon Home, the company needs to make a serious effort to reign in not only the amount of Shiny Pokemon that exist in the game, but in how the game is played, since the connected games' Pokemon rarity will be all over the place.

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Galaxy Note 10 release again tipped with major button changes

Galaxy Note 10 release again tipped with major button changes

Today a tip suggests that the release date for the Galaxy Note 10 will be major, for a couple of reasons. It'll be a major launch for Samsung not just because it'll include the first "Note Pro" model, but because it'll axe the Galaxy Note's buttons. Or at least that was the word of the first tipster - less than an hour after the first tip, a second tip axed the first. It's a tip war!

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Reddit is down (sort of), it’s not just you

Reddit is down (sort of), it’s not just you

Today at around 3:45 Central Time, Reddit had a bit of an internal error the likes of which brought parts of the page to a halt. This down-time was verified by several sources independently, including the official Reddit status page (dot io) where the official Error Rate jumped at around a quarter-till the hour.

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch gets $500 cheaper with new model

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch gets $500 cheaper with new model

There's a new version of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch model in the world today, and it might be a bigger deal than it seems. I don't mean that this is a "deal" like it's inexpensive so much as I mean that the price drop could signal a turning point in the PC industry. At last, it could be, that the Windows laptop will be available from the top names for prices that won't break the bank.

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Galaxy Note 10 Pro release tipped less expensive than Fold

Galaxy Note 10 Pro release tipped less expensive than Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro is one of two Galaxy Note 10 devices coming in early August of 2019. These devices have been tipped, teased, and leaked from all angles over the last several weeks, and we've got the latest right here, right now, today. Today's set of leaks starts with a tiny detail about size and ends with a whole splash about the Galaxy Note 10 family, complete with FoD, UPS, HoD, and SoD!

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