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Chris Smith

Since 2014
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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.

Google Maps Directions

Google Maps web app gets new UI: Say hello to Material Design

October 12th, 2015

Material Design is one of the cornerstones of Google’s Android when it comes to overall design and user interface elements, and the company hasn’t been shy about wanting to use the same design principles for mobile and web apps. Google has slowly updated its mobile apps to Material Design surrounding Lollipop’s launch last year, and the company is moving forward …

Dell EMC VMware Billion Purchase

Dell buys EMC in a massive $67 billion deal

October 12th, 2015

After various reports claimed that Dell had been eyeing EMC as a merger target, Dell on Monday finally confirmed it’s indeed going to purchase the company, creating a “premier end-to-end technology company.”

Hail Caesar Trailer Coen Brothers

Watch the first trailer of the Coen brothers’ movie about movies

October 12th, 2015

Liked Fargo (the movie and TV series)? The Big Lebowski? Burn After Reading? No Country for Old Men? You have the incredibly imaginative Ethan and Joel Coen to thank for these films, and many other ones. The brothers have also received Academy Awards for Fargo (in 1996) and No Country for Old Men (2008), so they …

James Bond Spectre Aston Martin DB10

Inside James Bond’s custom $1.5M Aston Martin from ‘Spectre’

October 9th, 2015

A new James Bond movie is about to be released, Daniel Craig’s fourth and possibly final appearance in the famous spy saga. As always, you can expect to see plenty of action-packed scenes, high-tech toys, new Bond women and cars. Focusing solely on cars for a moment, Bond will drive a custom Aston Martin DB10 in Spectre that …

iPhone 6 iPad Air 2 Bluetooth 4.2

Did Apple quietly improve Bluetooth speed on iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2?

October 9th, 2015

Bluetooth speed probably isn’t the kind of hardware detail you’re interested in when buying a new computer or smartphone, including the iPhone 6s. In fact, Apple did not even talk about the iPhone 6s’s Bluetooth capabilities during its September 9th announcement event, though it did mention the Bluetooth abilities of the new Apple TV and remote …

iPhone 6s Plus Xperia Z5

iPhone 6s Plus beats best camera on DxOMark in photo and video tests

October 9th, 2015

Recently crowned as the top camera on DxOMark, Sony’s Xperia Z5 smartphone had appeared to be the current gold standard for smartphone cameras. But a recent comparison between the iPhone 6s Plus and the Xperia Z5 seems to indicate that Apple’s new phone might be even better than Sony’s best smartphone camera for a number of reasons.