Blog Profile / Chip Chick

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Acer Aspire R 11 is a Budget 2-in-1 Windows Laptop

Now that the 2-in-1 category has pretty much settled on the 360-degree hinge form factor, we’re seeing loads of lower cost devices hitting the market in time for summer. Next one up is the Acer Aspire R 11, which aims to be the most affordable, albeit not without some sacrifices in the specs department. Show More Summary

Acer Liquid M220 is a Budget Windows Phone Not Made By Microsoft

Acer is finally bringing their smartphones stateside, and that includes something we haven’t seen much of lately—Windows phones not made by Microsoft. They’re leading off with a United States smartphone launch that is unreservedly budget as it tries to compete with Microsoft’s own unreservedly budget stash of Lumia phones. Show More Summary

Tidal is Already and Epic #Fail

You remember that Tidal press conference from a few weeks ago, right? Well, Jay-Z and friends’ master plan to get their piece of the streaming pie isn’t going so well, according to some reports surfacing today that show Tidal is languishing in the app charts. Show More Summary

Mophie Spacestation is One Crazy Clever Battery Pack

We liked what we saw last year when Mophie released their Space Pack, an iPhone case that had both an external battery pack and external storage space. This year, Mophie is sharing the love with everyone by introducing the Mophie Spacestation, a combo battery pack and external hard drive that will work with just about any mobile device. Show More Summary

Google Announces Project Fi, Their Own Wireless Service

Google is ready to take over yet another part of your life—your phone number. Today, Google announced Project Fi, making them the nation’s newest wireless carrier. It’s going to be a limited rollout, with service only being extended to Nexus 6 owners for now. Show More Summary

HP Readies for Back to School Season with New Pavilion x360 and Envy x360

HP is following up the Spectre x360 with the Pavilion x360 and Envy x360, two more 2-in-1 devices that adopt the 360-degree hinge that is fast becoming ubiquitous in the convertible market. While the two new lines are underpowered in some ways, they’re coming in at pretty fantastic prices that make them look like solid value buys. Show More Summary

Marvel’s Iceman Comes Out as Gay

We learned two things about the X-Men today. Well, one new thing and one old thing. The new thing is that Iceman is gay, as will be revealed in tomorrow’s release of “All-New X-Men” #40. The old thing is that there is really no point in keeping secrets from Jean Grey. Show More Summary

13 High Heels for Super Hero Fans

Put away the mask and cape—this year, superhero fashion is really going to put your alter ego to the test. Because that Louboutin x Marvel crossover project I’m sure you’ve been dreaming of isn’t on the horizon, a few resourceful folks...Show More Summary

Hot Topic Unveils Avengers: Age of Ultron Clothing Line

Her Universe, ever the reliable source of fashionable fangirl wear, is getting together with Hot Topic for a new Marvel collection that just so happens to be swinging by ahead of the May 1 release of Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters. Show More Summary

Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC Introduces a Smartcard Technology

It’s an interesting time to be in the market for an external hard disk drive. On the one hand, HDDs are pretty clearly on the way out as solid state memory continues to get cheaper to produce and cheaper to buy. On the other hand, that...Show More Summary

Just What the World Needs – A Bluetooth Selfie Stick

Calling your collection of contraptions a 13-in-1 selfie stick kit is bold, perhaps only surpassed in boldness by the act of pulling it off. The RK88E 13-in-1 Bluetooth Selfie Stick Kit makes such a claim, but can it be true? Is it really 13 devices in one? Are there even 13 existing selfie-related accessories? Let’s find out. Show More Summary

16 Awesome Game of Thrones Merch for Surviving the Long Winter

We’re a couple of episodes into season five of Game of Thrones, and that means while we’re clear of winter, it’s just getting started for what’s left of our heroes. While things have never been brighter for the show watchers—pretty soon,...Show More Summary

Vi Sees! Norway Saying Goodbye to FM Radio in 2017

The end is nigh for FM radio. On January 11, 2017, Norway will become the first country to switch off all FM radio broadcasts, clearing the way for the fertile lands of DAB and digital radio. Much of the world, including the United States,...Show More Summary

Who Wants Some Cat Food? I Mean This Unique Cat Scratcher

Normally, I think giving your cat the false promise of tuna would be an express ticket to bodily harm for you, but she might forgive you for this one. The Cat Can Scratcher is a scratching post that doubles as a naptime hideaway—the love of those two things come close to matching cats’ love of tuna. Show More Summary

ZTE’s Funky Little Projector Spro 2 is Arrives on Friday

ZTE is following up their combination pico projector/Wi-Fi hotspot/Android device from last year with the Spro 2 (the previous product wasn’t actually called the Spro, but history is malleable in the information age, yeah?), which they debuted at CES earlier this year. Show More Summary

Make Mom Happy with These 15 Hot Gifts

It seems like ages ago when you only needed to look to tech when Father’s Day rolled around. Hopefully you got the memo that times have changed, because moms are gearing up just as much as dads, and you’d be wise not to forget it this year. Show More Summary

Monster DNA Pro 2.0 Over-ear Headphones Review

Looking for a pair of premium over-ear headphones? Monster just released their second version of their DNA Pro lineup. The Monster DNA Pro 2.0 Over-ear Headphones come in one of three premium finishes and seriously rock. They’re tuned with “Pure Monster Sound” for a full range experience. Show More Summary

Nokia Buys Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 Billion

Microsoft didn’t buy all of Nokia when that sale closed last April—for $7.2 billion, Microsoft got Nokia’s devices and services division, along with a short license to keep using the Nokia name on handsets (which Microsoft didn’t waste much time dropping, anyway). Show More Summary

Jawbone UP4 is a Fitness Band that Does Mobile Payments Too

Jawbone is looking to reassert itself in the fitness tracker game by adding two more fitness trackers to the UP3 and UP Move that were announced late last year. The UP2 and UP4 are attempts to bring Jawbone’s fitness trackers in line with a few greater trends in the fitness tracker market by going more lightweight and adding mobile payments. Show More Summary

Orphan Black Is Coming Back This Weekend – Here’s What You Need to Know

It’s been ten months since Orphan Black, one of our favorite sci-fi shows, wrapped up its second season—you might need a refresher to tell clone from clone. Or, maybe you just never finished up the second season in the first place, although we can’t imagine why you’d leave yourself hanging like that. Show More Summary

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