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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 Stats USA

How hospitals may choose who lives and dies of coronavirus

April 5th, 2020

Severe COVID-19 cases often require intubation and a mechanical ventilator for the patient to breathe, and he or she could be on a machine for weeks before being able to breathe unassisted again. Medical professionals dealing with the novel coronavirus outbreak in the US are looking at frameworks to decide which patients can get access …

Coronavirus Testing

Iceland’s early coronavirus testing model shows 50% of cases have no symptoms

April 5th, 2020

Iceland’s coronavirus testing campaign stands out as the country started aggressive COVID-19 screening months ago. Iceland is testing all patients who are at risk or show symptoms, and anyone else who wants to get tested. Current data shows that around 50% of those tested didn’t have symptoms indicative of infection with the novel coronavirus. Visit …

Coronavirus Tips

5 tips for using coronavirus masks (and how to make your own)

April 5th, 2020

The CDC is now recommending the use of cloth masks in public settings in an attempt to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. Cloth face coverings may not be as effective as surgical masks or  N95 respirators, but the general public should avoid buying medical-grade masks, which are in short supply and should go …

Coronavirus Treatment

The FDA just approved a key coronavirus test

April 3rd, 2020

The FDA just approved a brand new test for the novel coronavirus which could speed up the return to normal life. The test looks for antibodies in the bloodstream of a COVID-19 survivor, which could prove that person is immune to the virus and could avoid social distancing restrictions. However, the science is still uncertain, …

Coronavirus Vaccine

A 100-year-old vaccine may be able to fight the coronavirus

April 3rd, 2020

A coronavirus vaccine could be ready for the public in about 18 months, and even then, it might only be available for specific categories of people who could benefit from it initially. Doctors are also testing a 100-year-old vaccine that’s used to immunize against tuberculosis, among other things. Scientists believe the BCG vaccine could kickstart …

Coronavirus NYC Update

Google’s creepiest Maps feature can help stop the coronavirus

April 3rd, 2020

Google released a new mapping resource that can help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The new Community Mobile Reports show anonymized location data that can help authorities understand whether social distancing measures are being taken. Google collects the data from phones just like it does for Google Maps, but it says it …

iPhone 9 Release Date

Apple just accidentally leaked its imminent iPhone 9 release

April 3rd, 2020

More evidence suggests the iPhone 9 release date is about to be revealed. The affordable new iPhone might be sold as iPhone SE, according to a series of reports and leaks. The iPhone SE product name appeared on Apple’s site already, and a Canadian carrier has listed the iPhone 9 on its phone activation pages. …