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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 Symptoms

Doctors found a coronavirus patient who was contagious for 49 days

April 2nd, 2020

A COVID-19 patient from China was infectious for 49 days after having been infected with the novel coronavirus. The patient had mild symptoms that disappeared in a few days, but he kept testing positive. He was just as infectious as COVID-19 patients who experienced more severe cases. The chronic patient tested negative only after he …

Coronavirus Symptoms

Doctors have discovered unusual new coronavirus symptoms

April 2nd, 2020

Doctors observed that the onset of neurological symptoms in some patients may be a warning sign of a novel coronavirus infection. Some COVID-19 patients have displayed confusion and seizures that can be associated with inflammation of the brain. It’s unclear why some coronavirus patients exhibit neurological symptoms, and it’s not solely happening to elderly patients. …

Coronavirus Symptoms

CDC says coronavirus transmission can occur before the onset of symptoms

April 2nd, 2020

A new study shows that carriers of novel coronavirus can spread the infections before the usual COVID-19 symptoms appear. The study echoes earlier findings from late January when some officials said the virus might spread before the onset of symptoms. Those findings were disputed at the time. Medical professionals should take into account the possibility …

Coronavirus USA

Churchgoers in Louisiana continue to gather and risk coronavirus infection

April 1st, 2020

Churchgoers in Louisiana keep attending a pastor’s service defying local orders that prevent social gatherings bigger than 10 people. The pastor says they’ll continue to meet despite coronavirus regulations set in place to limit the spread of the deadly virus. This is just the latest example in a series of religion-related events that can increase …

Coronavirus Cure

How long should you stay in isolation after coronavirus symptoms go away?

April 1st, 2020

Not all the patients fighting off an infection of the novel coronavirus will be admitted to hospitals, as many cases show mild-to-moderate symptoms that can be treated at home. The guidelines for leaving isolation, however, can differ, ranging from three days to 14 days after symptoms disappear. Studies have shown that patients can still be …

iPhone 9 Release Date

The iPhone 9 might launch on the same day as the OnePlus 8 Pro

April 1st, 2020

Apple’s iPhone 9 might be unveiled on April 14th, the same day when the OnePlus 8 series is expected to launch. An insider claims Apple is considering that particular date to mess with the Chinese smartphone maker. The iPhone 9’s release date might be April 24th, according to the report. Visit BGR’s homepage for more …

Coronavirus Cases

Scientists could turn immune system’s response into a coronavirus cure

April 1st, 2020

A team of researchers in China were able to identify strong antibodies from COVID-19 survivors that were “extremely effective” at blocking the novel coronavirus from attaching to cells. Drugs based on their findings could be used in COVID-19 therapies in the future, assuming clinical trials go well. Testing could start in as little as six …

Coronavirus Symptoms

Researchers finally explained the weirdest coronavirus symptom

April 1st, 2020

The loss of smell may be an early warning of a novel coronavirus infection, recent reports have shown. Harvard researchers studied the genetics of the olfactory cells involved in the process of smelling and found a surprising explanation for COVID-19-related anosmia. The new virus might interact with a certain type of cell inside the olfactory …

Coronavirus Cure

An erectile dysfunction drug might improve critical coronavirus cases

April 1st, 2020

The FDA approved a coronavirus trial of a drug that’s used to treat erectile dysfunction, among other things. The drug showed promise in treating ARDS, a common COVID-19 complication for severe cases that require ventilation therapy. If the trial is successful, the drug could be used to treat up to 100,000 critical cases. Visit BGR’s …