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Chris Smith

Since 2014
Top Channel TECH
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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.

Google Maps Directions

The Google Maps feature we’ve all been dying for is finally almost here

September 5th, 2018

Google is testing several new features for Google Maps, including a significant user interface update that merges driving and transit menus into a single Commute option. But that’s not all everyone’s favorite maps app has in store. Google is also working on a feature many people have been dying to see in their favorite navigation …

A new ‘ultrathin’ MacBook is coming soon

September 5th, 2018

Soon after Intel unveiled its eight-gen mobile processors, including the Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake versions, a bunch of Windows laptop makers came out with a variety of exciting designs at IFA 2018. Many of the notebooks we saw last week featured thin bezels, which appears to be the newest trend in the business. These …

Razer Phone 2 Release Date

The first Razer gaming phone was popular enough to make a sequel

September 4th, 2018

All smartphones, regardless of operating system, should be gaming phones, because you can play various games on them, from console-grade titles that can run on mobile hardware to gaming apps that would work even on older machines. To Razer, that wasn’t good enough, so they came up with the Razer Phone (here’s our review), an …

Google Maps Design

A significant design change is in the works for Google Maps

September 4th, 2018

Google is testing a significant design change for Google Maps, with a limited number of users already seeing the change on their Android devices. Google wants to both simplify the user interface and make sure you get to where you’re going as fast as possible. Detailed by Android Police, the new design is in testing …

Galaxy S10 vs. iPhone XS

The Galaxy S10 won’t be anywhere near as fast as Apple’s iPhone XS

September 4th, 2018

Apple’s main rivals have unveiled their next-gen chips a few weeks before Apple’s annual September iPhone press conference. Both Qualcomm and Huawei made their 7nm processors official — the Snapdragon 855 and Kirin 980 — just before Apple is set to tell the world how fast its 7nm A12 chips are. And from the looks …

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

This might be the world’s first real 5G phone

September 4th, 2018

Motorola a few weeks ago unveiled a phone that will get 5G support at some point next year, as long as you’re willing to buy an additional module that will pack the required components to make 5G possible. But the world’s first 5G phone might come from a different Asian company, and it’s shown in …

Galaxy F Release Date

Samsung’s first foldable Galaxy phone will be announced this year

September 4th, 2018

Samsung was rumored to launch its first-ever foldable for a couple of years, but Samsung kept delaying the phone’s arrival. Rumored initially to be called the Galaxy X, we now believe the phone will be launched as the Galaxy F, and we have plenty of details about it, as the handset was featured in many …