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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.

MCU Phase 4 Timeline

Marvel’s Phase 4 production might be shut down indefinitely

March 23rd, 2020

A Marvel insider claimed that three MCU Phase 4 TV shows that were in development for Disney+ will not resume work in the coming weeks due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. He suggested that other Phase 4 productions, including some of next year’s movies and TV series may be impacted by the delay. The report …

Coronavirus Update

FDA approves rapid coronavirus test that gives results in 45 minutes

March 23rd, 2020

It goes without saying that coronavirus testing is one of the key weapons for fighting the COVID-19 outbreak, and the FDA just approved a quick test that delivers results in just 45-minutes. Reduced waiting times for a diagnosis combined with increasing the number of available tests in hot zones could curb the number of infections …

Coronavirus Update

4 promising coronavirus cures are now part of a massive drug megatrial

March 23rd, 2020

The World Health Organization is spearheading a massive COVID-19 drug trial that will include thousands of patients in participating countries. The Solidarity megatrial will focus on four distinct therapies that include drugs that are already approved for other ailments, but have shown promise in treating some COVID-19 cases. The purpose of the study is to …

Google Coronavirus Website

Google’s coronavirus website seems underwhelming, but it’s what many need right now

March 23rd, 2020

Google’s information website for the novel coronavirus went live over the weekend, featuring handy information about the COVID-19 pandemic. The site isn’t the resource Trump promised to be, but it’s precisely what many people may need right now, especially when it comes to combating fake news campaigns with accurate, succinct coronavirus information. The website doesn’t …

Coronavirus Update

Amazon will stop shipping nonessentials in Italy and France due to coronavirus

March 23rd, 2020

Amazon will stop shipping non-essential goods to buyers in Italy and France during the coronavirus outbreak, as it’s prioritizing the delivery of health and household staples. France and especially Italy are at the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe, with thousands of cases and hundreds of death having been confirmed in the past few …

PS5 Release Date

What if the PS5 is much cheaper than we expect?

March 21st, 2020

The Xbox Series X has an edge over the PS5 when it comes to specs, but Sony’s console could have a formidable weapon. The PlayStation 5’s price, often rumored to be set at around $500, might end up being more affordable than that. A former Xbox exec says that in light of Sony’s PlayStation hardware …

Can You Get Coronavirus Twice

Can you get coronavirus twice? Promising research says no

March 21st, 2020

Researchers in China may have proven that COVID-19 reinfection isn’t possible in subjects who have recovered from the illness. The scientists analyzed monkeys infected with the same strain of coronavirus that’s wreaking havoc around the world and then attempted to reinfect them after recovery. The conclusion is that immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus can be …

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus prompts Amazon, Apple, and more to expand return policies

March 20th, 2020

Amazon, Apple, and other retailers are extending their return policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon’s new return policies were first spotted in Italy, the country that has been hit the hardest by the outbreak. Other retailers already announced extended return windows for various goods. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Shopping online during the coronavirus …