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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.

Coronavirus Vaccine

A coronavirus vaccine volunteer died, but there’s no reason to panic

October 22nd, 2020

A coronavirus vaccine volunteer died in Brazil, but sources familiar with the AstraZeneca/Oxford trial say the person is confirmed to have received placebo shots, not the vaccine. An international committee has already assessed the trial’s safety and told Brazilian regulators that the study should continue. Oxford officials said the University has no concerns about the …

iPhone 12 Camera Review

This is the only iPhone 12 camera review you need to see right now

October 22nd, 2020

The first iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pros reviews are already out ahead of Friday’s in-store launch of the two handsets. All reviewers have touched on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro camera performance to some degree, but there’s only one iPhone 12 camera review you need to see. Professional photographer Austin Mann took …

iPhone 12 EarPods

Actually, there is an iPhone 12 that comes with free EarPods

October 22nd, 2020

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro ship without free chargers and EarPods in the box. None of the iPhones that Apple sells come with complementary accessories. But there is one exception to Apple’s new rule, and it applies to a whole country: France. Local regulators require smartphone makers to bundle accessories with phones to …

Coronavirus Symptoms

5 risk factors that could lead to a prolonged COVID-19 recovery

October 21st, 2020

Doctors still can’t explain a medical condition that appears after the initial coronavirus infection. Some COVID-19 survivors experience symptoms for weeks after clearing the virus in what’s being called “Long COVID.” Researchers from the UK have analyzed the COVID-19 experience of more than 4,000 patients and determined five risk factors that favor Long COVID. The …

Coronavirus Death Rate

The debate is over: COVID-19 is deadlier than the flu

October 21st, 2020

The CDC published a new research paper conclusively stating that COVID-19 is deadlier than the flu. Researchers compared large cohorts of flu and COVID-19 patients and concluded that coronavirus had a five times higher risk for in-hospital death, as well as increased risk for 17 other medical conditions. The study also confirms that racial and …

Coronavirus Vaccine

One country is about to start infecting people with COVID-19 on purpose

October 21st, 2020

The UK government approved plans to conduct a coronavirus vaccine challenge trial that will involve 90 healthy volunteers aged 18 to 30. Volunteers will be quarantined in a hospital ward and inoculated with vaccine candidates before being intentionally exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVD-19. The study’s goal is to speed up research and …

Coronavirus Symptoms

A dangerous new coronavirus complication was discovered – and it never goes away if you get it

October 21st, 2020

Doctors are studying an unexpected coronavirus complication that can appear a few weeks or even months after the initial COVID-19 infection. Some patients develop diabetes, experiencing life-threatening symptoms that require immediate medical attention. Doctors observed surprising onset of diabetes following covid infections in older patients who did not have any underlying risk factors, as well …