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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.

A person using the Magic Leap 2 mixed reality headset.

Magic Leap 2 launches in September starting at $3,299

July 13th, 2022

Magic Leap had consumers dreaming of extraordinary mixed reality experiences years before the first rumors started detailing Apple’s AR/VR headset. And Magic Leap disappointed them years before Apple would get a chance to revolutionize this nascent industry. Years later, the company has returned with the Magic Leap 2, which has a September 30th release date …

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iPad might get Face ID under the display before the iPhone

July 13th, 2022

The iPhone 14 series will deliver Apple’s first important display update since the iPhone X. The iPhone 14 Pro models will replace the notch with a pill-and-hole screen design that gets us closer to a genuine all-screen iPhone. The next screen upgrade is placing the Face ID sensors under the iPhone display, but an insider …

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Apple’s thinner, lighter OLED iPads are set to release in 2024

July 12th, 2022

Other than the iPhone SE, every new iPhone features an OLED panel. Apple completed the transition in 2020 when the iPhone 12 lineup got OLED screens. But Apple hasn’t made the switch to OLED for iPads, despite working on OLED screens for tablets for several years. The technology isn’t ready, with a report saying that …

Potato salad on a black plate.

Potato salad microbe contamination prompts this recall across 8 states

July 12th, 2022

Hy-Vee announced a voluntary potato salad recall after discovering potential microbial contamination. A positive test result came from the line that processed the potatoes. However, the company had not identified the microorganism that might have contaminated the potatoes at the time of the recall announcement. Tests are still ongoing, but the retail chain recalled the …

Jane Mighty Thor (Natalie Portman) holding a repaired Mjolnir

Where does Thor: Love and Thunder fit on the MCU timeline?

July 12th, 2022

Eight years, seven months, and six days. That’s how much time passed since Thor (Chris Hemsworth) last saw Jane (Natalie Portman). After all that time, he still loves Jane, which is why he’s been counting the days since their “mutual dumping.” That’s not a Thor: Love and Thunder spoiler, as we’ve heard Thor mention that …

Apple mixed reality glasses render - side view.

Apple mixed reality glasses to feature Samsung Micro OLED displays

July 12th, 2022

Apple’s AR/VR headset is one of the most talked-about devices of the year, even though it’s not official. Several trusted sources indicate that Apple will start manufacturing the mixed reality glasses in the coming months, with a launch date coming in early 2023. The commercial release should start a few months after the January 2023 …

Google's Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are coming this fall.

People keep buying Pixel 7 Pro units on Facebook

July 12th, 2022

Google surprised fans with a big Pixel 7 reveal at I/O 2022 a few months ago, confirming the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro rumored design. This was only a teaser, meant to put a stop to the increasing number of Pixel 7 leaks. Google did not formally announce the Pixel 7 phones, nor did …