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Chris Smith

Since 2014
Top Channel TECH
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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.

iPhone 6 Specs Display Size

Leak: iPhone 6 component photo may reveal major design overhaul

March 3rd, 2014

An image showing the purported digitizer of the iPhone 6 seems to reveal the size of at least one upcoming iPhone version, although the image can’t be confirmed yet. The photos first appeared on Chinese forum WeiPhone, but it’s not clear exactly how the original poster obtained the images.

CarPlay iOS in the Car Launch

Apple’s new hobby: CarPlay finally brings iOS to the car

March 3rd, 2014

Apple on Monday at the Geneva International Motor Show launched CarPlay, the company’s iPhone-related foray into the automotive industry. Previously known as iOS in the Car, the new CarPlay functionality is already available in select Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo models, with several other carmakers planning to offer it to their customers in the future, including …

Galaxy S5 Oscar TV Ad

Video: Samsung attacks Oscars with ‘Amazing Things Happen’ ad campaign

March 3rd, 2014

Samsung on Sunday released its first Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 ads under a new “Amazing Things Happen” TV campaign. The two devices have been officially announced earlier last week during this year’s MWC 2014 show in Barcelona, Spain, with Samsung apparently waiting for the Oscars to kick off its TV commercials attack for the …

Netflix Fitbit Sleep Tracker Hack

Video: This cool hack automatically stops Netflix when you fall asleep

February 28th, 2014

A recent internal Netflix 24-hour Hack Day had employees come up with new creative ways of improving the company’s product, TechCrunch reveals, with one interesting hack connecting a wearable device – the Fitbit band in this case – to Netflix in order to automatically stop video playback when the user falls asleep. By picking up …

LithiumCard Fast-Charging Smartphone Battery

Video: This credit card-sized battery can ‘hypercharge’ your smartphone

February 28th, 2014

LinearFlux on Thursday launched its Indiegogo funding campaign for a very interesting external battery charger project for mobile devices – the LithiumCard, “the world’s only ‘Rechargeable HyperCharger.’” The LithiumCard has about the same size of a credit card, while being slightly thicker, and thus it can be carried around in a regular wallet. The battery …

How Android's Verify Apps Feature Works

How Google plans to beef up Android security

February 28th, 2014

While Sundar Pichai’s statements regarding Android malware and security have been misinterpreted, Google plans to further increase the security of its mobile operating systems just as the executive said. ComputerWorld reports that the company is soon going to update its “Verify Apps” feature to constantly monitor app behavior in the background and figure out whether …

iPad Pro Photo

What if the 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ looked like this?

February 28th, 2014

The person in the image above is not a professional working a 12.9-inch iPad Pro model with a stylus. And for that matter, Apple did not just leak the 13-inch iPad Pro on its website. The company “doesn’t leak unannounced products,” as iMore succinctly puts it. The image simply shows the lid assembly of a …

YotaPhone2 Specs, Release Date, Price

This is easily the coolest thing to emerge from MWC

February 28th, 2014

Just as rumored before the event, Yota unveiled its second-generation YotaPhone at MWC 2014, a device that packs two displays just like its predecessor. The YotaPhone 2 will offer bigger displays than the first model, with the secondary always-on e-ink display now offering full touch control. While the new YotaPhone 2 will let buyers use 74% …