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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.

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 …

Galaxy S20 Ultra

This is the best Galaxy S20 deal you can get right now

April 1st, 2020

Samsung launched a new Galaxy S20 promo that effectively reduces the price of all Galaxy S20 phones by 50%. Samsung is offering buyers a 50% buy-back guarantee: you can return the handset in up to 24 months from purchase for 50% of the full retail value. The phone has to be in good working condition, …

Coronavirus Cases

AI tool finds 3 coronavirus signs that often lead to a severe case

March 31st, 2020

Most coronavirus cases are mild or moderate, and some people might not even experience any symptoms before they recover from COVID-19. The elderly and those suffering from other medical conditions may experience more severe COVID-19 cases, which could require oxygenation and ventilation. Researchers used artificial intelligence to find three signs that can accurately predict a …

Coronavirus Cases

Some coronavirus patients are still testing positive after recovering

March 31st, 2020

More cases have been reported of coronavirus survivors testing positive after recovery. It’s still unclear whether these patients are contagious, as doctors can’t explain why tests return a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 a second time. China says these patients are asymptomatic and unlikely to be contagious, but they’re still put in isolation following a second …

MCU Phase 4 Timeline

‘Black Widow’ might debut online instead of in theaters

March 31st, 2020

Black Widow is one of Disney’s biggest 2020 blockbusters, but the film’s release date has been postponed because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The film might launch on Disney+ launch instead of in theaters, a report claims. It’s unclear how Disney would go about launching Black Widow online, given that Disney+ has yet to arrive …

Coronavirus USA

CDC might ask the general public to start using coronavirus face masks

March 31st, 2020

The CDC is reportedly considering changing its coronavirus guidelines to recommend the use of masks by the general public. There’s nothing definitive yet, but the new policy would advise the public to go for do-it-yourself solutions instead of the surgical and N95 masks that are so desperately needed in the healthcare sector. Some hospitals are …