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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.

Alienware Alpha Windows 8.1 Console

PS4 and Xbox One get new competition from the Alienware Alpha

June 11th, 2014

Pair an Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller to a Windows PC and you’ve got yourself a Windows console, but whatever setup you’ve got going at home may not be as cool or as powerful as this completely new, and unexpected, Alienware Windows 8.1 gaming console and home entertainment system.

2014 iMac Release Date and Price

New iMacs are coming, but they’re not the Retina iMacs we’re waiting for

June 11th, 2014

Apple will reportedly update its iMac line next week, French publication MacGeneration has learned, although the new iMac models won’t feature Retina displays. Instead, the new iMacs said to be coming next week will receive a processor bump and possibly new Thunderbolt 2 ports. The news apparently comes from the same source who accurately predicted the …

HTC One (M9) Prime Release Date

HTC’s Prime phablet is not as dead as you might think

June 11th, 2014

HTC has been rumored for a while to be working on an HTC One (M8) Prime that would take on the Galaxy S5 Prime and the LG G3, but then @evleaks revealed in late May that plans to launch the phone has been put on hold. Even so, that doesn’t mean HTC’s plans for a flagship phablet are …

Apple WWDC 2014 Event

This simple analogy perfectly explains why WWDC was a huge hit for Apple this year

June 11th, 2014

Apple’s WWDC 2014 was a great success for the company, which not only unveiled the next versions of its operating systems, but also some very cool features that further intertwine iOS and OS X. But more importantly, Apple made a clear and critical improvements to one key aspect of its business: the app ecosystems surrounding its mobile and desktop …

Google Android App Permissions and Malware

Changes to Google’s app policies open the door to malicious intent

June 11th, 2014

Google’s Android is the most popular mobile operating system for malware, an ecosystem “feature” criticized by many including Apple, which has took some shots at Google during its WWDC 2014 keynote for this particular problem. Even Google acknowledged that Android is more likely to be targeted by malware, but explained that’s simply because it’s the dominant mobile …

OnePlus One Shipping Delays

This is why you still can’t get your hands on the OnePlus One

June 11th, 2014

The OnePlus One is one of the most interesting Android handsets of the first half of the year, bringing users monster specs for half the price of most flagship phones. But unfortunately, interested buyers still can’t purchase one. The handset has further been delayed, the company explained in an email, as OnePlus has opted for a last-minute software …

Galaxy Tab S Specs and Pictures

More details emerge on Samsung’s hottest tablet yet

June 11th, 2014

Samsung on Thursday will finally unveil its hottest tablet yet, the Galaxy Tab S, which will feature an amazing high-resolution AMOLED display, a first for such devices. Pictures showing the device as well as rumored specs have been featured in various reports, but SamMobile has obtained even more details about the upcoming tablet family, including …

Galaxy S5 Mini Specs and Pictures

This is the Galaxy S5 mini

June 11th, 2014

Samsung will soon launch a mini version of its 2014 flagship Android handset, a natural successor of similar mini devices that preceded it in past years, and SamMobile received new images showing the Galaxy S5 mini alongside benchmark screenshots that seem to confirm the handset’s hardware.