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Chris Smith

Since 2014
Top Channel TECH
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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 Death Toll

Scientists might be able to tell which coronavirus cases will be fatal

April 7th, 2020

Researchers have examined the detailed medical records of 85 patients who died in Wuhan of COVID-19, looking for commonalities. They searched for comorbidities, symptoms, and test results that could indicate a poor coronavirus prognosis. The findings could be used to adapt protocols and therapies for COVID-19 patients that may be most at risk of developing …

Xbox Series X Price

Xbox Series X will have a huge price advantage over the PS5

April 7th, 2020

Microsoft isn’t ready to announce the Xbox Series X price, but the company will sell the new console through its Xbox All Access subscription plan. Paying for the console in monthly installments could be a significant selling point for the new Xbox when compared to the PS5 that’s also supposed to launch this holiday season. …

iPhone 12 Pro Leaks

New leak shows the iPhone 12 Pro’s purported design

April 7th, 2020

A new iPhone 12 leak shows the phone’s purported design, including changes to the notch, the rear camera, and the home screen. The iPhone 12 Pro is expected to feature a LiDAR sensor on the back in addition to three regular cameras. The iPhone home screen will see the most significant design change in years, …

iPhone 12 Leaks

New iPhone 12 leak reveals all four upcoming models

April 6th, 2020

A series of iPhone 12 leaks suggests Apple will have four new iPhone 12 models in stores this year. All four handsets are expected to feature smaller notches, 5G support, and A14-series chips. The iPhone 12 Pro models will have bigger screens than before and upgraded rear-facing camera systems, which will include a LiDAR system …

Coronavirus Cure

Scientists have found another potential coronavirus cure

April 6th, 2020

Researchers discovered an anti-parasitic drug can kill the novel coronavirus in 48 hours in lab tests. Ivermectin hasn’t been tested on COVID-19 patients, and human trials are mandatory to determine whether the drug is efficient and safe at fighting SARS-CoV-2 after infection. The drug joins the growing list of other medicines that are currently in …

Coronavirus Tips

New study says coronavirus can survive up to 7 days on a face mask

April 6th, 2020

A new coronavirus study looking at the virus’s ability to survive on different surfaces reveals that traces of SARS-CoV-2 were found on face masks for up to seven days after contamination. The COVID-19 virus can survive anywhere from a few hours to a few days on different surfaces in regular temperature and humidity conditions. Studies …

Google Maps Restaurants

Google Maps has another new feature to help during coronavirus lockdown

April 6th, 2020

Google Maps now highlights nearby restaurants that deliver food or offer takeout on the map. The feature should make it even easier to find local places that are still open for business during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Google Maps also lets users order food directly from inside the app as long as restaurants support the …

Coronavirus Vaccine

This potential new coronavirus vaccine is a fingertip-sized patch

April 6th, 2020

A new coronavirus vaccine candidate might deliver its payload via a fingertip-sized patch made of sugar microneedles infused with a critical SARS-CoV-2 component. Researchers are targeting the virus’s spike protein that allows it to latch onto human cells during infection. The vaccine showed promise in mice, which developed a robust immune reaction to the COVID-19 …

Xbox Series X Release Date

Xbox Series X release might be delayed

April 6th, 2020

The Xbox Series X launch hasn’t been delayed because of the coronavirus, but things are still in flux, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer said. The safety and security of Microsoft teams and the quality of the product come first, so the COVID-19 pandemic could still alter the original launch plans for the console. The exec said they’re …