Blog Profile / Chip Chick

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The Beatles are Getting Lego Minifigs in a Yellow Submarine Set

Looks like licensing is getting a little easier when it comes to The Beatles. It seems not so long ago that finding their music was impossible online (excluding piracy), but that line got crossed in the end. Now, we’re even getting their...Show More Summary

Hello Kitty Gets Her Own Animated Sticker App

Animated sticker apps are heating up, especially after Apple made iMessage an emoji fiesta with iOS 10. So, we’re not surprised that the queen has gotten her very own gif app. Zoobe, a company responsible for many more animated sticker apps, has gotten together with Sanrio for Hello Kitty StoryGIF, an app for Android and iOS (for use with iMessage). Show More Summary

The Best Prepaid Phone Plans Under $40

We’ll have to apologize — we do this every year, and every year the price goes up. But, there’s a method to the madness. There are a lot of prepaid calling plans from a lot of carriers, and some of the plans in the $30 to $40 range are just too good to ignore. Show More Summary

HP Refreshes Their Spectre x360 and Envy Laptops

HP is shaking things up a little for the holiday season, making slight tweaks to their premium metal laptops, along with a couple other devices. The Spectre x360 2-in-1 and the Envy notebook are both getting new 7th generation Intel Core i processors, along with the usual steady improvements to battery life. Show More Summary

Pax 3 Vaporizer Review

The Pax 3 is the latest version of the company’s sleek and portable vaporizer, this time as a dual-use vape. Dual-use vape? That’s right, it can now use herbal concentrates as well as dry herbs. The new vaporizer can also connect to the Pax Vapor app via Bluetooth, allowing for a customized vaping experience. Show More Summary

Now Disney is Producing Live-Action Aladdin and Mulan Remakes

I think we can now say for sure that all of Disney’s classics are going to get live-action remakes sooner or later. Following news about live-action versions of Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King, news is getting out that Disney is making a live-action Mulan and has selected Guy Ritchie as director for Aladdin. Show More Summary

Samsung Completely Discontinues Production of the Galaxy Note 7

Possibly the biggest debacle in smartphone history is now over — after five reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7 units catching fire worldwide, Samsung has announced that they will halt production of the phone altogether. The move will...Show More Summary

Olloclip Announces Updated Lens Kits for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

The iPhone 7’s design has been changed just enough to not work with accessories made for the iPhone 6 series. Part of that is because of the camera — because of both the more pronounced camera bump and the dual-camera system on the iPhone 7 Plus. Show More Summary

Netgear Releases the Arlo Pro, an Upgraded Version of Their Wire-Free Home Security Camera

This year, we’ve seen a couple of true wireless home security cameras — battery-powered cameras that can stream video over a Wi-Fi connection — from Blink and Canary, but they’re playing catch-up. The Netgear Arlo came out in 2014, and...Show More Summary

This Awesome Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. LEGO Set Might Be Real Soon

This could be the next fan-made Lego creation to make it to store shelves. Lego Ideas user Savath_Bunny built the Bus from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and it finally hit the 10,000 supporter mark over the weekend, meaning that Lego will take a look at the set and see if they can make it into an official set. Show More Summary

Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds Review

This is the year of the truly wireless earbuds — we’ve had Bluetooth in-ear headphones for a while, but never anything that cut even the cord between the two earpieces. We’ve seen these from Jabra, Earin, Apple, and a few others so far,...Show More Summary

The First Power Rangers Trailer is Pretty Serious

The upcoming Power Rangers movie has already been a little controversial with fans, thanks to wholesale changes to the suits and especially Rita Repulsa. But, then they started showing off the Zords, and those looked pretty dope, so things kinda got back to neutral. Show More Summary

Western Digital Gives Their External Hard Drives a Fun, Colorful Makeover

Western Digital has long been making some of our favorite external hard drives, but we have to admit their design looks a little boring. You may ask why an external drive needs to look cool, which is fair, although we would offer “why not?” in response. Show More Summary

27 Out-of-this-World Superhero Rings

We’ve brought you some awesome geeky rings before, but most of them have required a little more commitment than a lot of us are willing to make. That’s why we brought you some affordable geeky rings, but as it turns out, this marketShow More Summary

Blink Home Security Cameras Are Wire-Free and Work With Amazon Alexa

This year, the home security camera market is taking a step forward. Up until now, most cameras (with the exception of the Netgear Arlo) have required a connection to a wall outlet for power, which limited where cameras could be placed. Show More Summary

Funko Debuts Golden Girls Action Figures at New York Comic Con

The 2016 Golden Girls renaissance continues. Funko must have been inundated with demand for the four Golden Girls Pop! Figurines they released earlier this year, because at New York Comic Con this week, they released yet another set of figures. Show More Summary

2017 GMC Acadia Denali First Drive

Geared towards busy families, the redesigned 2017 GMC Acadia Denali has arrived. As opposed to being just a minivan replacement, this mid-sized SUV crossover vehicle takes cues from traditional trucks, and that’s a good thing. The result is a family-oriented SUV that can handle just about everything you throw at it. Show More Summary

The Kanex GoPower USB-C is a Portable Battery for the 12? MacBook

Not only does the 12? MacBook use a USB Type-C cable for charging, it comes with a charging cable with Type-C connectors on both ends (as opposed to a more familiar Type-A connector on one end). To use things like docks and external batteries, we’ve had to wait until the usual third-party vendors came out with some great USB Type-C peripherals. Show More Summary

Hello Kitty Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before

You’ve seen a lot of Hello Kitty toys and merchandise over the years. When she turned 40 years old in 2014 it seemed there was no stopping her when it came to weird, useless objects with her little face on them. But, nothing compares...Show More Summary

Hisense is Releasing Much Cheaper Large-Size 4k HDR TVs

Hisense is gunning for Samsung and LG this week, announcing their very first televisions over 65? in size. Not only are they big, the best option has technology similar to what Samsung uses in their high-end televisions, but at a much lower price. Show More Summary

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