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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.

Apple MacBook Pro M1 Pro

Airdrop app on MacBook finally puts the notch to good use

June 17th, 2022

After introducing the notch on the iPhone X in 2017, Apple brought the infamous screen cutout to the MacBook Pro last year. A few days ago, the redesigned MacBook Air got the same notch display. The notch isn’t as helpful on the Mac as on the iPhone since Macs don’t support Face ID like iPhones. …

Jon Snow (Kit Harington) reminding Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) one last time that she's his queen in Game of Thrones finale.

Game of Thrones Jon Snow sequel series in the works at HBO

June 17th, 2022

It’s been three years, four weeks, and one day since the atrocious Game of Thrones finale aired on HBO. It was “the cherry” on top of a disastrous final season that completely ruined nearly a decade of beautiful storytelling. The North, and every Game of Thrones fan, still remembers. HBO will try to clean up …

Google Maps

New Google Maps widget shows live traffic information on Android

June 17th, 2022

Google announced a brand new Google Maps widget that will offer users real-time traffic information about their current location. The feature should make it even easier to manage your navigation, offering immediate information about the traffic conditions around your location. But the new real-time traffic information widget has some downsides. For starters, it only works …

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the Guardians in Thor: Love and Thunder trailer.

Thor: Love and Thunder post-credits scene details might have leaked

June 17th, 2022

We’re three weeks away from the Thor: Love and Thunder premiere, and we still don’t know what happens in the fourth installment in the Thor franchise. That’s refreshing and unusual, considering that Marvel’s MCU Phase 4 has been plagued by massive leaks that have spoiled the plots of so many other movies. Eternals, Spider-Man: No …

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

New Microsoft Defender app works on iOS, macOS, Android, Windows

June 16th, 2022

Microsoft just launched Microsoft Defender, a brand new security application that works on any platform. Microsoft Defender has apps for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows, providing different security features depending on the platform. Defender also doubles as a cross-platform anti-virus app, but the feature isn’t included on all platforms. The best part about Microsoft Defender …

Nothing Phone (1) rear design reveal event.

Nothing Phone (1) just showed us the ugly side of Android

June 16th, 2022

Nothing is about to unveil the Phone (1) soon, so Carl Pei is doing what worked for the OnePlus brand in the early days. He’s building hype without sharing any meaningful details whatsoever. We have leaks, and tiny reveals that should get the buzz going before the phone launches. There’s nothing wrong with any company …

Apple M2 benchmarks leak, showing a big performance upgrade

June 16th, 2022

Apple unveiled the M2 processor a few days ago at WWDC 2022. The new System-on-Chip (SoC) will bring performance and energy efficiency improvements over the M1 processor, which Apple advertised on stage. Mac users will want to independently verify these claims once the M2 MacBook Air and Pro are available to purchase. Until then, we …

People on loungers at the beach

Airbnb just launched new safety features for solo travelers

June 15th, 2022

The pandemic has changed everything about daily life, including the way people work and travel. More people have been working from home than ever. Similarly, people have been unable to travel during the various lockdown periods impacting national and international travel. As a result, those who can work from home might want to travel alone, …