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Chris Smith

Since 2014
Top Channel TECH
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Bio

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.

HTC One 2014 Specs: Camera

Missing piece of the All New HTC One puzzle revealed

March 19th, 2014

While this year’s HTC One model wasn’t exactly HTC’s best kept secret, with an impressive amount of leaks detailing the specs and features of the phone, as well as its overall design, one particular hardware characteristic was not mentioned: the number of Ultrapixels the main camera will have to offer. But with less than a …

Google Nexus G Watch

This could be Google’s first Nexus smartwatch

March 19th, 2014

Google unveiled its vision for Android on a smartwatch – dubbed Android Wear – and announced the first partners that will make devices based on the new smartwatch-optimized OS. But one of those devices may actually become the first “Nexus” smartwatch, a device that will highlight Google’s own smartwatch vision – and it appears to …

Moto 360 Release Date

Moto 360 watch might be too gorgeous for its own good

March 19th, 2014

Motorola on Tuesday unveiled a gorgeous Moto 360 smartwatch that will be powered by Google’s newly announced Android Wear operating system. But the device may be too good-looking for its own good when it comes to production and sales, a new report suggests.

Android Wear How It Works

Video: Here’s how Android Wear actually works

March 19th, 2014

Google on Tuesday unveiled Android Wear, a clear sign that wearable devices are very important for the company, and that it certainly wants smartwatch designers to first consider Android than anything else when creating new devices. The company has already made available several Android Wear resources for interested developers and OEMs, including videos that describe …

Google Chromecast Launch in Canada, Europe

Google’s most popular device is now available in more markets

March 19th, 2014

Google on Tuesday confirmed that the Chromecast will be available in other international markets, many more than initially believed. The device will be on sale in an additional 11 countries including Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. – recent reports only mentioned France, Germany and U.K. availability for …

Oppo Find 7 Specs, Release Date and Price

Monster Android phone takes 50MP pictures with a twist

March 19th, 2014

Oppo on Wednesday took the wraps off its latest creation, the Find 7 Android smartphone that was spotted in many leaks before the official announcement. One of the recent Find 7 reports said the phone can take 50-megapixel photos, an impressive feature for a smartphone, but it turns out the device doesn’t actually have a …

Siri Voice-Based Virtual Assistant

The Siri of the future was invented even before the iPhone launched

March 18th, 2014

Apple on Wednesday was granted 38 patents, Patently Apple reports, including a Siri-related patent that stands out not only for describing advanced features for a voice-enabled assistant of the future, but also because the patent was first filed in early September 2006, well ahead of the first-generation iPhone’s debut. Even though work on iPhone and …

NSA's MYSTIC Phone Calls Spying Program

NSA can record a nation’s ‘every single’ phone call and keep them for a month

March 18th, 2014

The National Security Agency is able to collect a nation’s “every single” phone call and store the voice recordings for a month, according to a new Edward Snowden leak that reveals further details on the NSA’s bulk data collection practices for intelligence operations. The Washington Post has learned that the NSA’s MYSTIC voice interception program began in …

Xbox One Launch In International Markets

Microsoft will take its sweet time launching the Xbox One in new markets

March 18th, 2014

Microsoft on Wednesday announced new Xbox One launch plans for many international markets on top of the 13 countries the console is already available in, but the company is not exactly in a hurry to release its console in those markets. Microsoft said that 26 additional countries will get the Xbox One, but that will …

Amazon 'Fire' Set-Top Box Release Date

Amazon will again fork Android for its Chromecast rival

March 18th, 2014

Not only will the Amazon “set-top box” look more like a Google Chromecast than an Apple TV, but the device will actually run a version of Android just like Amazon’s tablets when it launches early next month, The Wall Street Journal has learned. Furthermore, the device will carry the “Fire” name the company also uses for …