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Chris Smith

Since 2014
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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 Update

Coronavirus transmission video shows why we should all be wearing masks

March 30th, 2020

Coronavirus transmission research from Japan says micro-droplets that linger in the air after a cough or during conversation may carry the virus. Talking to someone in a setting where the air doesn’t move might increase your risk of getting COVID-19. More research is needed to prove the empirical findings of the scientists, as it’s unclear …

Coronavirus USA

FDA approves new 5-minute coronavirus test

March 30th, 2020

The FDA approved a fast coronavirus test that can provide a positive result in 5 minutes and a negative one in 13 minutes. The Abbott test can be performed using the company’s widely deployed ID NOW testing machines, which require little training to operate. Abbott can ramp up mass-production to up to 50,000 tests per …

Coronavirus Symptoms

A cat just tested positive for coronavirus

March 30th, 2020

A cat in Belgium was confirmed COVID-19 positive after showing several symptoms, including diarrhea, vomiting, and trouble breathing. The cat probably contracted the infection from her owner, who had recently returned from a trip to Northern Italy, one of Europe’s most significant coronavirus hot zones. Scientists evaluating the case say that human-to-pet transmission isn’t a …

PS5 Price

PS5 price is still a mystery, but you can already place a preorder

March 30th, 2020

Sony didn’t disclose the PS5 price during its PlayStation 5 hardware announcement a few days ago. Retailers from Denmark and Canada have PlayStation 5 preorder pages up, complete with prices and release dates. Prices so far run from $500 to $1,000, but nothing is official at this point. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Sony unveiled …

Coronavirus USA

Is it safe to shop for food during the coronavirus pandemic?

March 30th, 2020

Shopping for food and even ordering online can be stressful at this time, as the novel coronavirus outbreak is out of control in many countries around the world. Experts from the CDC and FDA have made it clear that food, even if contaminated with the novel coronavirus, isn’t harmful and won’t lead to an infection …

Coronavirus Vaccine

FDA authorizes chloroquine for use in treating coronavirus

March 30th, 2020

The FDA issued an emergency authorization of anti-malaria drugs for coronavirus treatment, as a vaccine is at least a year away. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine were brought to the public’s attention by President Trump’s recent remarks, and they have shown promise in COVID-19 therapy in a few limited studies. COVID-19 patients aren’t advised to self-medicate; they …

Coronavirus Masks

We should all be wearing masks, China CDC director says

March 30th, 2020

The general director of the Chinse CDC said in an interview that the biggest mistake Europe and US are making when dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic concerns masks. Everyone should be wearing masks in public, the official said. Masks, and other personal protective equipment required for treating COVID-19 patients, are in critical supply in …

Astro Slide 5G

The Astro Slide is a 5G PDA that runs Android 10 and Linux

March 30th, 2020

The Astro Slide 5G is a novel smartphone concept that can dual-boot Android and Linux and features a unique slide-out full QWERTY keyboard. Thanks to a novel RockUp hinge, the Astro Slide 5G can be used as a tiny 6.53-inch laptop. The PDA will be shipped to backers only in March 2021, assuming the Indiegogo …

Coronavirus Symptoms

Children aren’t immune to coronavirus – everything you need to know

March 29th, 2020

The novel coronavirus is particularly harmful to older patients and those people who suffer from preexisting medical conditions, but children can also get COVID-19, whether they show symptoms or not. Coronavirus symptoms in children can include cold-like symptoms such as fever, runny nose, and cough, according to the CDC. Severe COVID-19 cases have been rare …