BELLEVUE, Washington—A typical Ars Technica staffer’s dream world includes brick-and-mortar stores that stock the kinds of techie errata you’d find in the lowest drop-box menus of an online retailer like Monoprice, with a spicy dash of SkyMall-level excess. You know, like an old Brookstone or Sharper Image store at the mall.
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Comic book geeks will want to check out CONtv, it’s like Netflix, but for comic con fans. CONtv is THE digital destination for Comic Con fans! Devoted to all the weird, hilarious and terrifying content celebrated at the Cons, CONtv is a place to celebrate community, discover new movies and TV series, and revel in being a fan.
But all of those are dedicated devices, things you have to buy outright and only use when you hit the links. Microsoft and TaylorMade wanted to create the ultimate golf gadget using gear you’d use in your day-to-day life, and the result of their partnership is an analytics app that integrates with the Microsoft Band fitness tracker.
Long gone are the days when your phone would last more than a day on a single charge. As a result, I’ve found myself becoming increasingly reliant on portable power banks. In the past, I’ve found pocket-sized power banks don’t have the battery capacity to fully recharge my phone while power banks with enough battery capacity [ ]
German based SPEEDLINK will be expanding its PC gaming accessory product line with new mechanical keyboards. The full-size VELATOR keyboard features ten macro-enabled keys and traditional black plastic casing. The ULTOR keyboard features an aluminium base with LED lighting which provides white illumination of the relevant gaming keys and blue illumination of the other keys.
Call me the computer mouse queen – I love trying out new mice for all of my devices. It’s hard for me to go without one when carrying my laptop around. Logitech just released the MX Anywhere 2, a wireless mouse that enables you to connect to Windows and Mac via a wireless USB receiver or Bluetooth.
Includes a uniquely designed Spartan themed Steel Book containing a full game digital download of Halo 5: Guardians, Warzone REQ Bundle which includes 14 Premium Requisition packs to enhance Spartan combat, FOTUS-class armor, and multiplayer emblem. Includes a Guardian model by Metal Earth, Halo: The Fall of Reach – Animated Series, and Spartan Locke’s Classified [ ]
The DELUXE EDITION unlocks 5 in-game items: DL-44 blaster, Ion Grenade, Ion Torpedo, Ion Shock, Victory Visit classic planets from the original STAR WARS trilogy, detailed with an unprecedented amount of realism and sense of authenticity that will transport you to a galaxy far, far away Experience amazing digital replicas of the original STAR WARS [ ]
The design for this LEGO WALL•E was formulated by Angus McClane, a LEGO Ideas member and a director/animator at Pixar Animation Studios, who collaborated with LEGO designer Steen Sig Andersen to bring us this wonderful kit. According to the LEGO Ideas’ blog post, he “incorporates many authentic WALL•E characteristics, including a posable neck, adjustable head, arms that move up and down and side to side, plus gripping hands and rolling tracks.”
As if there weren’t enough GIFs on the Internet, now there can be more—and they can be of your face. The new app from Giphy makes it super-easy to GIF yourself or anyone around you, add some animated stickers, or make it a meme. Will you become the next viral GIF? Probably not, but that doesn’t make it any less fun.