Blog Profile / Chip Chick

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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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The Powerpuff Girls are Returning this Month With a Fourth Member

Looks like there was a little Chemical X left in the tank, because Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are about to get a new friend — well, maybe. She’s being called the fourth Powerpuff Girl, but the new character to be introduced when...Show More Summary

Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Gucci Among Designers That Will Stop Using Size 0 Models

The promotion of French fashion is about to change dramatically starting this week. A French law containing safeguards for the health of fashion models is kicking in this week, but major industry players have decided to go one step further. Show More Summary

Amazon is Turning Its Plan for a Second Headquarters into a Competition

It’s a tale that really is as old as time — if you want the best deal, start playing your suitors off of each other. That’s what Amazon seems to be doing this week, announcing their plans to build a second corporate headquarters and telling North American cities to start sending in bids. Show More Summary

McDonald’s Updates Their McCafe Menu to Be More Like Starbucks

If you think Starbucks is overpriced, well, there are a lot of other options. But, if you’re looking for an option that is both cheaper and as convenient as Starbucks, McDonald’s is looking more and more like they want to fill that niche. Show More Summary

If You’re a T-Mobile Customer, You Might Not Have to Pay for Netflix Anymore

Got the family on a T-Mobile One plan? You might be free to take your payment information off Netflix — T-Mobile can take it from here. The carrier’s latest promotion, Netflix On Us, is exactly what it sounds like. If you’ve got at least...Show More Summary

18 Disney Princesses Get Awesome Modern Makeovers

All those upcoming live-action Disney remakes have got us thinking about what Disney princesses would look like if they were thrown into our modern world. Apparently, we aren’t alone! Toronto-based artist Anoosha Syed and New York-based artist Jonquel Norwood have both reimagined those princesses for our time. Show More Summary

ZTE Blade Z Max Review

We love our high-end, premium phones, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t love a good deal, too. Last year, the ZTE Z Max Pro was just that — a giant 6? phone with a 1080p display and extra features like a fingerprint reader. But, a lot changes in a year! In 2017, 1080p […] This story was originally published at ZTE Blade Z Max Review

The United States House of Representatives Just Brought Us a Little Closer to Autonomous Cars

Ask a bunch of people materially invested in autonomous cars what the biggest obstacle to rollout is, and they’ll almost certainly tell you the same thing — regulations. The hardware that enables self-driving cars already exists, the software is coming along, and fast, low-latency 5G networks are in the pipeline. Show More Summary

The 2018 Nissan Leaf Gets an Attractive Redesign and Much Improved Electric Range

When it comes to all-electric vehicles, Tesla dominates the headlines, with Chevrolet gradually gaining on them with their Bolt hatchback. But, there’s long been a third player that’s been hanging around, and they’re looking to start making bigger headlines of their own. Show More Summary

Roku Introduces Their Own Free Streaming Channel Stocked With Older Hollywood Movies

Starting to get annoyed that Netflix seems content to drop Hollywood movies in exchange for their own originals? All of a sudden, Roku has a pretty good deal for you — free is usually a pretty good deal, right? Mostly known for their...Show More Summary

The New Outlander Fashion Collection at Hot Topic and Torrid is Legit Stunning

If you can rock official show gear out in public, you’re awesome and have way more self-confidence than a lot of us! Fortunately, is there ever something for the shier fan who still loves top-notch fashion! Caitriona Balfe has rocked...Show More Summary

Monster Clarity Around the Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones Review

Voice assistants are all the rage these days, right? Monster recently announced a partnership with Speak Music to activate their voice-activated personal music assistant app on Monster’s lineup of headphones, including the new Monster Clarity Around the Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones. Show More Summary

Disney Has Removed Yet Another Director from an Upcoming Star Wars Movie

Well, if nothing else, we know that Disney isn’t messing around when it comes to the Star Wars franchise. For the third time since they’ve taken over the franchise (and the second time this year), a once-confirmed director has been ousted from their seat. Show More Summary

Angry Birds Creator Rovio is Finally Getting Ready to Launch Itself at the Stock Market

It’s been talked about for years, but Rovio’s plans for an IPO were put on ice as the creator of Angry Birds struggled with the same problem most mobile game developers face — finding a second hit. Rovio still hasn’t managed that, but...Show More Summary

Here’s How Facebook Plans to Finally Make Money from WhatsApp

The only thing more stunning than the price Facebook paid for WhatsApp — originally $19 billion, but about $22 billion in the end — is what Facebook has done with it since. It’s actually been great for users, with new features like video...Show More Summary

Kids Can Build Their Own Working R2-D2 With the LittleBits Droid Inventor Kit

Which Star Wars character did you want to be growing up? Maybe Leia, maybe Luke, there’s definitely some Boba Fetts out there — all understandable, but LittleBits is looking for kids who want to be the unsung heroes of the Star Wars galaxy. Show More Summary

LG Gets Fancy With this New OLED TV Created In Partnership with Bang & Olufsen

Bang & Olufsen is known for audio and high-minded design — LG is known for almost single-handedly carrying the torch for OLED TVs. Last year, the two companies figured they’d both do what they’re good at and create a really special TV. Show More Summary

Here’s Why Huawei’s Upcoming Phones Could Be Exciting for AI Development

Qualcomm just about dominates the world of Android smartphones — if you’ve got a premium Android device in your hand, it’s almost definitely got a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset inside. Lately, the most notable exception (besides Samsung Galaxy phones sold in other markets) has been Huawei. Show More Summary

Best of IFA 2017

Want to know how to do damage to your wallet this holiday season? Look no further. The annual IFA electronics tradeshow in Berlin always gives us a look at where tech is headed in the fall and winter, and this year, we’ve been seeing a whole lot of VR, along with some pretty incredible new […] This story was originally published at Best of IFA 2017

The Beats Studio Wireless Are Finally Getting Upgraded With Apple’s W1 Chip

It’s been a long time coming, but Beats and Apple are finally ready to refresh the flagship over-ear Studio headphones. The Studio headphones were conspicuously absent during last year’s iPhone reveal, when the Solo on-ears and Powerbeats in-ears were upgraded with Apple’s new W1 chip. Show More Summary

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