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Chris Smith

Since 2014
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Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Nest Thermostat European Launch

Google’s new thermostat officially launches in first European market

April 2nd, 2014

A custom Nest thermostat version has finally launched in the U.K., The Verge reports, as the Google-owned company has modified the U.S. model to suit the requirements of the local market. Nest has added a new Heat Link component that connects the thermostat to a boiler via a wired or wireless connection. Apparently this particular …

Quick Date Rape Drug Test

Date rape drugs may soon be a thing of the past

April 1st, 2014

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have found a way to quickly detect GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid,) also known as a “date rape drug” alongside Rohypnol (roofies), Time reveals. Once mixed with a beverage that contains GHB, the newly discovered liquid changes into a fluorescent orange color in less than 30 seconds.

Galaxy Tab 4 Specs and Release Date

Here are all of Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 4 tablets

April 1st, 2014

Samsung on Tuesday quietly unveiled a new family of tablets, the Galaxy Tab 4 models that have not only been spotted at the FCC and in benchmark tests recently and whose press images have also been leaked ahead of launch. As previously revealed, the Galaxy Tab 4 tablets won’t be the high-end AMOLED high-resolution display-sporting devices that some …

Windows Phone 8.1 Features and Release Date

Siri-like ‘Cortana’ will be the star of the show in Windows Phone 8.1

April 1st, 2014

In addition to Windows 8.1 and Windows 9 news, Windows Phone 8.1 will be one of Microsoft’s major announcements at Build 2014 this week, with the company expected to unveil the new features of the upcoming smartphone operating system update and launch plans. ZDNet says that Windows Phone 8.1 may have been already released to …

Apple vs Samsung Patent Lawsuit History

Here’s the Samsung device that finally convinced Apple go to war

April 1st, 2014

An excerpt from Yukari Iwatani Kane’s “Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs” published by Re/code reveals more details about the events that preceded Apple’s decision to sue Samsung. Apparently, despite Steve Jobs’s statements on going thermonuclear against Google no matter the costs, Apple was initially not so eager to sue Samsung, trying to settle the …

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Release Date

Windows 8.1 is about to get better for mouse and keyboard users

April 1st, 2014

Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 Update 1 following Build 2014, ZDNet reveals, making the operating system more appealing to users who still choose the mouse and keyboard when it comes to interacting with the operating system — especially on those older Windows computers that don’t even have a touchscreen display. Developers who have MSDN subscriptions will …

iPhone 6 Release Date Delays

Apple’s hotly anticipated iPhone 6 phablet launch could be delayed

April 1st, 2014

Apple suppliers will start production of 4.7-inch displays for the iPhone 6 in May, Reuters reports, while the 5.5-inch displays for a rumored iPhone phablet have apparently been delayed. Apple is expected to launch the new iPhones in autumn, with a 4.7-inch model “likely to be produced first, while a 5.5-inch version could be delayed.”

iPhone 5s 64-bit A7 Processor Performance

It turns out the A7 really is a desktop-grade processor

April 1st, 2014

Apple’s claims that the 64-bit A7 processor is “desktop-grade” are more than marketing propaganda, a new report from AnandTech reveals, as the processor is far more powerful than anything competitors in the mobile space have come up with thus far. The publication has come across more documentation on the A7 chip, which, paired with its …

OnePlus One Contest in Launch Markets

Here’s how you can become one of the first OnePlus One owners

April 1st, 2014

The OnePlus One Android handset is far from being properly launched, but the OnePlus and Cyanogen Inc teams have come up with a new contest that will reward ten lucky winners with a OnePlus One handset each. The “Case Chase” competition takes place between April 1 and April 10 in Europe and North America, with …