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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 12 Leaks

Notchless iPhone 12 supposedly spotted in iOS 14 code

March 26th, 2020

The iPhone 12 series is widely expected to feature a new design, although the handsets will likely feature displays with notches at the top, housing Apple’s iconic Face ID camera system. A purported leak from iOS 14 seems to suggest an iPhone 12 version will come without a notch, however. The leaked illustration seems to …

iPhone Screen Mirroring

iPhone screen mirroring is now supported on some Dell laptops

March 25th, 2020

New Dell laptops can mirror the iPhone’s screen with the help of the new Dell Mobile Connect app. Announced at CES 2020, the app also lets you take calls and send texts from your laptop, as well as check notifications and transfer certain types of files. Dell Mobile Connect also works with Android and requires …

Coronavirus Testing

New rapid coronavirus test kit would give an instant diagnosis at home

March 25th, 2020

Researchers from the UK have developed a smartphone-connected coronavirus testing device that can be used at home for a fast diagnosis. The COVID-19 test kit would not have to be delivered to a laboratory and could help medical professionals expand the scope of coronavirus screening. The device would only cost around $120 and could process …

Coronavirus Vaccine USA

Coronavirus vaccine researchers just delivered some great news

March 25th, 2020

Scientists studying the genetics of the novel coronavirus are hopeful that a vaccine can have long-lasting effects, as the virus isn’t mutating as much as the flu, which needs a new vaccine every year. The research varies depending on the test population. Researchers in the US found just a few mutations while geneticists from Iceland …

Coronavirus Death Toll

Why the coronavirus is killing more men than women

March 25th, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic leads to severe COVID-19 in some patients, with men being more likely to die than women. Available data suggests that lifestyle choices as well as preexisting health conditions, which may themselves be related to riskier behavior, puts more men at risk of dying of COVID-19 than women. Better coronavirus statistics reporting …

Coronavirus USA

Florida coronavirus patient thinks last-minute hydroxychloroquine therapy saved his life

March 25th, 2020

A novel coronavirus patient in serious condition thinks a last-minute hydroxychloroquine treatment saved his life. The anti-malarial drug made the news in recent days following President Trump’s enthusiasm display when talking about a potential chloroquine-based COVID-19 therapy. A limited study in France showed the anti-malaria drug may be promising against the coronavirus, while a study …

iPhone 12 Leaks

iPhone 12 release might be delayed until November

March 25th, 2020

The iPhone 12 leaks and renders that appeared online lately might not show the real thing, a leaker says, as the phone’s design hasn’t been finalized. The coronavirus pandemic is preventing Appel execs from traveling to China, and that might delay the iPhone 12’s release date to October or November. Apple is supposedly two months …

Coronavirus Update

All of India is under complete coronavirus lockdown

March 24th, 2020

India, the world’s second-most populous country after China, has gone into a complete lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Everything except for essential services, including health services and grocery stores, will be closed for a minimum of 21 days starting at midnight local time. India reported its first coronavirus case in late January. Currently, there …

Pixel 5 Release Date

Google’s decision to ruin the Pixel 5 might have a good explanation

March 24th, 2020

Google’s Pixel 5, which is set to launch this fall, will not have the same high-end processor as the Galaxy S20 and other Android flagships, some rumors have said. The Pixel 5 won’t be the only new Android phone ditching the Snapdragon 865 for a cheaper alternative from Qualcomm. A new report speculates that the …