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Chris Smith

Since 2014
Top Channel TECH
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Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

Internet Privacy Stop Online Tracking

5 easy tools to ensure you don’t get tracked on the web

October 14th, 2015

Like it or not, your favorite websites and online services all track you in some way, though some have stronger protections in place than others. Some share the data they gather with third parties or use it to target you with better ads. Some use the data for internal purposes only. There are many ways to try …

iPhone 6s 3D Touch Display Teardown

This is the insanely detailed iPhone 6s teardown we’ve been waiting for

October 14th, 2015

Gadget teardowns are always impressive, as they reveal some of the secrets behind newly launched devices such as Apple’s iPhone 6s series. Just as expected, iFixit tore into the iPhone 6s not once, but quite a few times. Yet the most interesting teardown yet has just arrived and it gives us a better look at …

iPhone 6s Battery Life Facebook App

How Facebook steals your iPhone’s battery life

October 14th, 2015

Steal is a strong word, but that seems to be the case with the Facebook mobile app on iOS when it comes to battery life. The company is looking to maximize the screen time it gets from each user, so it’s apparently reverting to some shady tactics to deliver new content to you. That means refreshing …

iPhone 6s Nexus 6P Galaxy S6

DxOMark says iPhone 6s camera is inferior to top Android phones

October 14th, 2015

The new iPhone 6s features cameras that are better than anything Apple has released before. The rear and selfie cameras have sensors with more megapixels, there’s 4K video support, the new Live Photos feature is a fun addition and the front-facing Retina flash is a smart feature as well. Many professional photographers have praised the iPhone …

iPhone 6s microSD Card Support

How to add microSD card support to your iPhone 6s

October 14th, 2015

Lack of expandable memory is one of the iPhone’s “iconic” features, and long-time iPhone users already know what to expect from a new device. However, if you’re switching over from Android, you might find that the 16GB iPhone 6s has limited storage to begin with – though Apple fixed many storage woes with iOS 9 – and …

iPhone 6s Untethered iOS 9 Jailbreak

The iPhone 6s jailbreak you’ve been waiting for is out – here’s how to do it

October 14th, 2015

There aren’t as many compelling reasons to jailbreak iPhones and iPads as there used to be, not to mention the fact that certain malware apps can target jailbroken devices. But there are still plenty of jailbreak fans out there who are looking to run apps and enable features that wouldn’t otherwise be allowed. After a proof of concept iOS …

iPhone 6 5s Processors Patent

Key iPhone tech gets Apple into deep legal troubles: Company risks up to $862.4M in damages

October 14th, 2015

Apple’s iPhones have consistently been able to outperform rivals from the competition without necessarily matching their hardware. The primary “culprit” is Apple’s custom AX chip design that’s miles ahead of the competition. However, the same chips got Apple in legal troubles, as the company has apparently been using energy-efficiency technology in A7 and A8 processor …

Blocks Modular Smartwatch iPhone Android

Blocks modular smartwatch storms past $250,000 Kickstarter goal in less than a day

October 13th, 2015

It all started as an awesome concept, at least on paper, a few years ago: The Blocks modular smartwatch that would let the wearer customize his or her smartwatch experience by removing and adding blocks that contain different hardware components. Since then, the Blocks Wearables team has made significant progress, and a functional device should …

Skarp Laser Razor Kickstarter Scam

Scam alert? Stunning laser shaver banned on Kickstarter after closing $4M mark

October 13th, 2015

An interesting project hit Kickstarter not too long ago, offering buyers a breakthrough innovation in shaving. The sci-fi Skarp razor supposedly packs a laser that’s able to give users an even better, closer shave. The project had a $160,000 goal but recently blew past $4 million in pledges from interested consumers. However, Kickstarter soon took notice …