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Chris Smith

Since 2014
Top Channel TECH
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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.

iPhone 14 Pro on an Apple coffee table book

How to turn off the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island

September 29th, 2022

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island, I explained that I thought the feature was brilliant, but that I’d also like to turn it off as soon as I got my hands on the device. I worried that the animations might be too annoying, as a person who has reduced the motion of …

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Apple might let you test iPhone 14 satellite connectivity

September 29th, 2022

The iPhone 14 series packs a feature that’s not available from any other iPhone: support for satellite connectivity. However, the functionality is something you’ll hopefully never have to use. Apple offers Emergency SOS via Satellite mode that lets you reach out to first responders from areas where cellular and Wi-Fi coverage are absent. The feature …

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Samsung Galaxy batteries might have a serious swelling issue

September 28th, 2022

Remember the Galaxy Note 7 recalls from 2016? That was Samsung’s biggest smartphone disaster to date, putting a massive dent in its reputation. The company, however, took its time to investigate the battery mess and reassure customers that future Galaxy phones would not explode and catch fire as the Note 7 did. But fast forward …

Wanda in Doctor Strange 2 clip.

Kevin Feige hints Scarlet Witch isn’t dead after Doctor Strange 2

September 28th, 2022

Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) is one of the most popular Avengers in the MCU, despite becoming a monstrous villain during WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But there’s no telling when the Scarlet Witch will show up in the MCU again, as Marvel isn’t ready to share any secrets, especially considering how Doctor …

Meat and other products on a kitchen table

Massive meat recall: 87,000 pounds of meat recalled over Listeria fears

September 28th, 2022

Anyone who purchased Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc. products recently should know there’s a massive recall in place. The company recalled about 87,382 pounds of various ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products as they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. That’s a dangerous bacteria that can cause potentially fatal illness in some people.

Tim Cook during Apple's iPhone 14 event on September 7th.

Apple Glasses coming soon? Tim Cook teases revolutionary AR

September 28th, 2022

Apple rarely announces products that aren’t ready to be released. And it hardly teases top-secret devices it might be developing behind closed doors. But augmented reality (AR) is somewhat of an exception, especially when it comes to Tim Cook teasing what Apple is interested in. The executive just addressed the topic of AR in a …

All of the Pixel devices announced at Google I/O 2022.

Pixel 7 price and release date just leaked on Amazon

September 28th, 2022

Like its predecessors, the Pixel 7 series isn’t exactly a secret. The increasing number of leaks forced Google to confirm the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro designs in May during its I/O event. That’s even though the handsets will only launch in the coming days, during Google’s annual fall press conference. With a few …