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.

Bitcoin price today: Stock up, but keep it secret (BTC USD)

Bitcoin price today: Stock up, but keep it secret (BTC USD)

This morning the price of Bitcoin VS USD is lower than it's likely set to be over the next few days. As such, it's a good time to trade your dollars for all the satoshi* you can hold. The big problem with what you're about to do isn't the cash exchange, it's the taxation of said investments that might end up being applied retroactively in the near future.

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Nintendo Switch 64GB games delayed, fat carts may wait

Nintendo Switch 64GB games delayed, fat carts may wait

Delivery of larger game cartridges for Nintendo Switch game developers means a wait for some sweet titles for users. Reports today suggest that some developers have been informed of the delay from Nintendo. Those that already own a Nintendo Switch will scarcely be affected - unless they were waiting for some of the most massive games of 2018 to come to Switch in a timely manner.

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Galaxy S9 pre-release specs and rumors update

Galaxy S9 pre-release specs and rumors update

Today we've got an updated list of what we expect will be the Samsung Galaxy S9 specs, top to bottom. This includes the standard Samsung Galaxy S9 as well as the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, formerly known as Edge. These specs should hold mostly accurate unless Samsung throws a giant wrench in the mix before they make their devices live in full effect this February - another most-likely situation.

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Amazon’s first-ever hybrid bird confirmed

Amazon’s first-ever hybrid bird confirmed

After extensive research a team have revealed their discovery: the very first hybrid bird species ever found in the Amazon rainforest. This bird is known as the golden-crowned manakin, so called for its crown of yellow feathers. This bird was born of two other birds in the manakin clade - that is, group of creatures with a single common ancestor. This bird is tiny - the meaning of its Middle Dutch root word mannekijn is "little man."

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Bitcoin price by next month: The BTC Breakdown

Bitcoin price by next month: The BTC Breakdown

Bitcoin prices are going up, and Bitcoin value is going up. Bitcoin value went down earlier this month, but at the start of this month it was more valuable than it ever was before. Bitcoin is not a stock - but it is traded in a way that's similar to how most people think a stock is traded. Bitcoin is like an exchange-traded fund, but it's not traded on any "major" exchange like a stock. Today we're going to give an estimate for how valuable Bitcoin will be by next month.

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HQ Trivia Android release near after blockbuster year on iPhone

HQ Trivia Android release near after blockbuster year on iPhone

HQ Trivia was the biggest game on iOS in the year 2017 - now its expanding beyond its iPhone borders. Android device users that found themselves jealous of their iPhone-using relatives playing HQ Trivia this holiday season can now rejoice. Android users can now head to Google Play to pre-register for the app to get updates about when the app will be available for download.

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Pokemon GO Christmas 2018 and Present Pikachu

Pokemon GO Christmas 2018 and Present Pikachu

This week we're diving into the final two Pokemon GO events for the masses of players playing during their end-of-year holiday break. Most trainers playing Pokemon GO this week are either on a break from school or have a bit more time during their day this week at work than normal - as such, there's a whole lot of Pokemon going on! Even so, the biggest secret of the game this week still isn't easy to spot!

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HTC lightbulb may detect your bathroom slips

HTC lightbulb may detect your bathroom slips

HTC has plans for a lightbulb with the ability to detect a person falling down in their bathroom. Much in the same vein as the HTC VIVE and its room-scale VR device detectors, this "illumination device" has a detection function for humans. A human falling down in the room the lightbulb lights will activate a moving antenna to better assess whether the subject is alive or dead.

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Android Wear may soon be sweeter than iPhone X

Android Wear may soon be sweeter than iPhone X

iPhone X TrueDepth-like radar (see: Face ID) may be employed on the next generation of Android Wear devices. In a set of concept drawings made by Google, we've seen the ways in which radar could make the next generation of wearable devices not only more usable, but useful, too. Google's Radar-Based Gesture-Recognition Through A Wearable Device might well be the reason why the future of Android Wear is a reality.

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Insta360 Pro 12K VR update V2.0 brings features galore

Insta360 Pro 12K VR update V2.0 brings features galore

This morning the folks at Insta360 revealed their newest major update for their professional-level spherical camera. With the update, this device was given the ability to capture massive 12K media. This device was also given the ability to lend its onboard processing power to a desktop computer to help stitch together 360 spherical videos with a feature called Stitching Box.

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Coinbase Disabled and Down: BTC reacts by tanking [Update: it’s back]

Coinbase Disabled and Down: BTC reacts by tanking [Update: it’s back]

Coinbase was down for some users starting early this morning, and as of 8:35 AM PST, the Bitcoin sales site made an official announcement. As a result of Bitcoin prices falling this morning, Coinbase went down. As a result of Coinbase going down, Bitcoin prices fell further. It's a vicious cycle, a vicious cycle indeed!

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Bitcoin price down today: Here’s why

Bitcoin price down today: Here’s why

Several factors played into today's fall in the most popular cryptocurrency pair: Bitcoin to USD. The headlines this morning were just about the opposite of what they were at the start of December, when several all-time-high prices for BTC/USD were achieved. Back on December 1st, Bitcoin "soared" to over $11,000, while today the price "plummeted" to below $12,000 - crazy!

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