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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 Treatment

France cautiously exploring coronavirus treatment based on anti-malaria drug

March 18th, 2020

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi said it’s ready to assist the government with millions of doses of a drug that could help treat 300,000 coronavirus patients. Test with anti-malaria Plaquenil showed that the COVID-19 virus disappeared after six days in 75% of patients in a limited study. The government said the results were promising, but they …

Coronavirus Update

Here’s why coronavirus tests sometimes come back positive again after recovery

March 18th, 2020

Some of the recovered coronavirus patients from China, Italy, Japan, and South Korea tested positive after being discharged. Doctors don’t believe this is a sign of reinfection, as the immune system can beat the COVID-19 disease. There may be various reasons why testing turns positive after recovery. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. The coronavirus …

PS5 Reveal

PS5 reveal: Here’s everything Sony didn’t announce

March 18th, 2020

Sony’s big PS5 announcement turned out to be a boring affair for the hundreds of thousands of fans who flocked to YouTube in hope of seeing the console for the first time. The PlayStation 5 announcements seemed to target developers more than gamers who are looking to buy the console, as Sony didn’t reveal anything …

iPhone 12 Specs

Clues for key iPhone 12 specs might be hidden inside the new iPad Pro

March 18th, 2020

Apple just announced brand new 2020 iPad Pro models, which feature several upgrades over their predecessors like a new LiDAR camera system and a more powerful processor. The iPad Pro hardware contains other clues for the specs of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 series, with built-in storage being the biggest surprise. The cheapest versions of the …

Coronavirus Fake News

Facebook fixed the bug that blocked genuine coronavirus pandemic articles

March 18th, 2020

Facebook’s anti-misinformation measures for coronavirus news already backfired, with a bug in the system blocking genuine information from getting through. Facebook acknowledged the issue, said the legitimate articles that were blocked before would be brought back, and fixed the issue. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube will continue to fight COVID-19 fake news during the pandemic. Visit …

PS5 Release Date

PlayStation 5 is the ‘most exciting hardware in 20 years’

March 18th, 2020

Sony on Wednesday will finally unveil the PlayStation 5 during an online-only media event. Microsoft’s recent Xbox Series X announcements practically forced the Japanese giant to reveal everything there is to know about the PS5 when it comes to specs and design. Insiders expect the PS5 to be “the most exciting hardware in 20 years,” …

Euro 2020

Euro 2020 has been moved to 2021 over coronavirus fears

March 17th, 2020

UEFA just announced that the Euro 2020 competition has been postponed to next summer over coronavirus concerns — Euro 2021 will take place during June 11-July 11, 2021. The popular soccer competition is the latest sporting event to be postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. UEFA assured ticker buyers that full refunds will be offered if …

Galaxy Note 20 Release Date

Galaxy Note 20 will have even faster storage than the Galaxy S20

March 17th, 2020

Samsung has started manufacturing the industry’s first 512GB UFS 3.1 chip, a storage solution that targets high-end smartphones like the upcoming Galaxy Note 20. The new storage chip will support write speeds three times faster than the Galaxy S20’s UFS 3.0 storage. Samsung says that a 100GB transfer will take just 90 seconds, compared to …

Google Translate

One of Google’s best inventions ever just went live on Android

March 17th, 2020

Google Translate is getting an excellent new feature on Android devices. Called Transcribe, the feature lets you translate and transcribe someone’s words in real-time, as they’re spoken. The feature works with any combination of two languages from a total of eight, but requires a quiet background. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. One of the …