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Chris Smith

Since 2014
Top Channel TECH
Articles 17,095

Bio

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 Update

Amazon will stop shipping nonessentials in Italy and France due to coronavirus

March 23rd, 2020

Amazon will stop shipping non-essential goods to buyers in Italy and France during the coronavirus outbreak, as it’s prioritizing the delivery of health and household staples. France and especially Italy are at the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe, with thousands of cases and hundreds of death having been confirmed in the past few …

PS5 Release Date

What if the PS5 is much cheaper than we expect?

March 21st, 2020

The Xbox Series X has an edge over the PS5 when it comes to specs, but Sony’s console could have a formidable weapon. The PlayStation 5’s price, often rumored to be set at around $500, might end up being more affordable than that. A former Xbox exec says that in light of Sony’s PlayStation hardware …

Can You Get Coronavirus Twice

Can you get coronavirus twice? Promising research says no

March 21st, 2020

Researchers in China may have proven that COVID-19 reinfection isn’t possible in subjects who have recovered from the illness. The scientists analyzed monkeys infected with the same strain of coronavirus that’s wreaking havoc around the world and then attempted to reinfect them after recovery. The conclusion is that immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus can be …

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus prompts Amazon, Apple, and more to expand return policies

March 20th, 2020

Amazon, Apple, and other retailers are extending their return policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon’s new return policies were first spotted in Italy, the country that has been hit the hardest by the outbreak. Other retailers already announced extended return windows for various goods. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Shopping online during the coronavirus …

Coronavirus Update

YouTube’s dedicated coronavirus news panel goes live in 16 countries

March 20th, 2020

Google placed a dedicated COVID-19 news panel on the YouTube homepage which houses authoritative content about the pandemic. The new panel has gone live in 16 countries, and will be placed under the Recommended videos section. The COVID-19 news panel includes the latest videos from various reputable news sources and is meant to reduce the …

Google Maps Features

Google Maps now shows coronavirus warnings on Android and iPhone

March 20th, 2020

Google Maps has now begun to display a coronavirus alert on Android, iPhone, and the web. The message reminds people to call their doctors before visiting a medical facility and points to the CDC’s official help page for the novel coronavirus. The virus is highly contagious, and the CDC says that people who think they …

Coronavirus Update

Scary research says coronavirus is even more contagious than we thought

March 20th, 2020

Researchers in the Netherlands discovered that COVID-19 patients who exhibit mild symptoms can be far more contagious than we thought. Even people who don’t have any symptoms can infect others from the first sneeze or cough. The research further underscores the need to practice social distancing and increase the amount of testing in all countries …