Blog Profile / Chip Chick

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Microsoft Releases NFL Team Type Covers for the Surface Pro

The NFL season is about to get underway (does it ever really end?), and this year, Microsoft has a little something for football fans and Surface Pro owners. They’ve made Surface Pro Type Covers for all 32 NFL teams, avoiding the temptation to just make a Seahawks cover and call it a day. Show More Summary

EveryDrop™ PopOut Filter & Pitcher is a Portable Water Filter That You Can Take With You

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of EveryDrop™ for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Looking for water that’s a little cleaner, a little crisper, and a little tastier than what the tap can provide? Good news —Show More Summary

The Cadillac Escala Concept Has a Massive Curved OLED Display

Cadillac came to Pebble Beach this week with a big surprise in tow — a brand new luxury concept car that Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen says will guide the interior and exterior design of production Cadillacs for the foreseeable future. Show More Summary

Huawei Launches the Affordable Premium Honor 8 Smartphone in the United States (Hands-On)

While Huawei goes back a ways as an electronics manufacturer in China, their self-professed millennial-focused Honor brand was only created in 2013. While the company usually doesn’t bring their Huawei-branded phones to the United States, they have decided to launch Honor devices here, including the 5X. Show More Summary

McDonald’s Sprints to Recall Fitness Trackers After Reports of Skin Rashes Surface

When we saw that McDonald’s was putting fitness trackers in Happy Meals, we mentioned that we didn’t know where they came from, only that McDonald’s had them made. Well, wherever they came from, no one involved followed the first rule of wearables — making sure they aren’t toxic to human skin. Show More Summary

Intel Shows Off Working Model of a Wireless VR Headset at the Intel Developer Forum

The Intel Developer Forum is going on this week in San Francisco, and at this morning’s opening keynote, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich talked a lot about the behind the scenes hardware and software the company is working on to help developers create the next generation of gadgets. Show More Summary

19 More Super Geeky Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

When Picard said engage all those times, this probably wasn’t what he had in mind. Then again, given the geek cred Patrick Stewart got during his wedding day, we doubt he’d be opposed, either. We’ve been doing a little shopping for our dream wedding (again) and found a few (OK, maybe more than a few) geeky engagement rings. Show More Summary

T-Mobile and Sprint Have New Truly Unlimited Data Plans, But There Are Some Downsides

After being banished for years, unlimited data plans are coming back. T-Mobile and Sprint are reviving unlimited data this week, but like usual with remakes, it’s not going to be as good the second time around. Both plans unsurprisingly skew expensive, but there are a few restrictions on these plans that might rankle even more. Show More Summary

Whether You Like It Or Not, Self-driving Ubers Are Coming This Year

Sounds like autonomous cars are coming sooner than we thought. This week, Volvo and Uber announced that they have formed a multi-million dollar partnership that will see Uber start to amass a fleet of autonomous cars by purchasing them from Volvo. Show More Summary

NetTALK Connect Wireless Review

“Unlimited talk, text, and data.” So goes the tagline for netTALK Wireless mobile phone service. If you’re like me and find yourself going over on your monthly data allowance — and paying the crazy overage fees — your ears likely perked up reading this. Show More Summary

Pizza Hut Has Transformed Their Pizza Box into a DJ Deck

Domino’s is usually at the forefront of advances in pizza tech, but it looks like Pizza Hut got the better of them this time. They’re disrupting the humble pizza box by turning it into a working turntable. Yes, you can play a full DJ set from an empty Pizza Hut box. Show More Summary

HP Levels Up Its Gaming Efforts With the Omen Line

When Nvidia and AMD both dropped next-gen GPUs and the major PC-tied virtual reality headsets all came out, we knew for sure that 2016 was going to be a big year for gaming PCs. We just saw Lenovo release two at Gamescom, and now HP is chiming in with their own as part of their Omen line. Show More Summary

Fan-Made Pokémon Game Gets Shut Down by Nintendo

After nine years of development by just two people, Pokémon Uranium came out last week — and disappeared almost as fast. Of course, Pokémon Uranium wasn’t made by official Pokémon developers Game Freak, nor did Nintendo have any hand in it. Show More Summary

A Supernatural Adult Coloring Book is Descending from the Heavens in September

Everything’s coming up Supernatural. Last month, we heard that not only would the show would be returning for a 12th season, but that all involved seem pretty interested in returning for a lot more. Now, we’re getting a little something...Show More Summary

Super Mario Gets a Giant Corn Maze in Upstate New York

We’re still waiting on news of a new Mario game on a new console, but until then, this will have to do. Stoughton Farm in Newark Valley, New York is known for its giant corn maze, which gets updated with a new theme every year. This...Show More Summary

Google Duo Takes on FaceTime and Skype, And It’s Out Now

Yeah, it’s another video calling app. Despite the fact that virtually every messaging app now allows for video calling (including Google’s own Hangouts), Google saw fit to announce another one at their Google I/O developer conference earlier this year. Show More Summary

Lin-Manuel Miranda is Writing Music for Disney’s Live Action Remake of The Little Mermaid

There’s all kinds of live action The Little Mermaid stuff going on these days (to say nothing of the Big Mermaid). We saw that Chloë Grace Moretz will star in a version produced by Working Title Films that will be more faithful to Hans Christian Andersen’s original story, but that’s not the only one being made. Show More Summary

McDonald’s Gets Into the Olympic Spirit, Puts Fitness Trackers Into Happy Meals

We’ve seen McDonald’s make pushes toward technology and health recently in an effort to rebrand themselves as a hip, socially aware company that doesn’t primarily exist to inflate obesity rates. Now, they’re doing both — to...Show More Summary

FreedomPop’s WhatsApp SIM Offers Free Chats in 30+ Countries

FreedomPop has made their name as the lowest of low-cost wireless providers, going so far as to offer free plans. Their calling/texting/data plans are incredibly cheap, sometimes under $10, and while that doesn’t get you much data per month, it’s a great option for anyone who uses smartphones sparingly. Show More Summary

Minecraft Comes to Virtual Reality on the Oculus Rift

Did you get one of those hot new home VR headsets earlier this year? You may now be wondering where all the games are. Well, Microsoft and Mojang are doing their part this week, launching Minecraft for the Oculus Rift. You’re about to get a lot more familiar with Creepers. Show More Summary

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