Helena Stone

Editor-in-Chief of Chip Chick, a native New Yorker, Helena holds a Masters Degree in Digital Imaging and Design from New York University. Helena has spent much of her career working in the social media marketing and interactive design fields. At any minute she can be found trolling J and R, Best Buy, or DataVision… hard at work at making the salesmen feel stupid. Connect with Helena on Google+

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    Date a Geek: Nicole Nguyen of POPSUGAR Tech

    Due to the controversial popularity of our How to Date a Geek Girl and How to Date a Geek Guy guides, we have introduced a special column featuring real life single geeks. This week, we have interviewed one of our favorite fellow geek girls – Nicole Nguyen of POPSUGAR Tech.  Tell us a bit about yourself (Age, hometown, what you […]

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    Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – March 2014

    Subscription boxes are generally very addictive, but Nerd Block is our favorite of them all. That is because each month, Nerd Block serves up a dosage of geeky goods such as action figures, t-shirts and other surprises. The cost for Nerd Block is $19.99 a month plus $9.50 shipping in the U.S. They also ship […]

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    Plantronics Voyager Edge Gets the Job Done: Review

    Make no mistake about it, Plantronics new Voyager Edge Bluetooth headset is direct competition for Jawbone’s recently released Era headset. Both headsets sport a similar feature set and price point, and are aimed at fashionistas and business men alike. When it comes to design, the Voyager Edge is petite but not nearly as petite as […]

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    Loot Crate March 2014 is Titanfall Overload + Giveaway!

      Titanfall craziness has set in, and if you can bare to tear yourself away from the game for a few moments, you’ll want to revel in this month’s Loot Crate for March 2014. Yep, this month’s Loot Crate is all about Titanfall. 1. Exclusive Titanfall T-Shirt This is a Titanfall tee that you won’t find […]

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    Verykool s470 – A Dual Sim Android Phone that is Wallet Friendly

    Verykool might not be the coolest name for a phone company, but it turns out that their handset lineup is pretty cool after all. Granted, we had never heard of Verykool before we reviewed their S470 smartphone, and we were very skeptical about what the quality of this phone would be like. But we ended […]

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    Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive 4 TB Review

    External portable hard drives are a dime a dozen, but Seagate’s new Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive manages to pack in 4TB of storage in a body that measures just 116.90mm x 82.50mm and weighs just 0.307kg / 10.8 ounces. But not only is that a lot of storage in a small space, Seagate claims […]

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    TYLT Energi 3K+ Lighting Battery Pack Review

    TYLT’s Energi series is their latest series of battery packs with built in charging cables to connect to your phone. But from amongst this new lineup, their Energi 3K might just be the biggest crowd pleaser since it offers two full smartphone charges, in a compact body. The Energi 3K is available with a built-in […]

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    Republic Wireless Moto X Review

    We first reviewed Republic Wireless back in 2013. The company made waves by being the first company to offer a crazy affordable unlimited talk, text, data plan for just $19.99 a month. But our biggest issue with their service was the lack of solid handsets. Nearly a year later the company has introduced new handset […]

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    Inside the GM OnStar Infotainment Call Center

    When you think of call centers, you probably don’t imagine a high-tech state of the art facility that looks like it’s straight out of a spy film. Which is why we were so surprised when we were given a tour of GM OnStar’s Infotainment call center in Austin, Texas. The Infotainment call center is where […]

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    XCom Global Wireless Review 2014 – International Mobile Hotspot Rental now with 4G

    A few years ago we reviewed XCom Global. XCom provides international mobile hotspot rentals for travelers. The company offers hotspot rentals in over 175 countries. You get unlimited data for a reasonable flat rate of $14.95. This is a necessity for travelers, especially since so many hotels overseas charge for Wifi internet access or don’t offer […]

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    How To Be a Brand Whore at SXSW

    South by South West is in its 27th year, and it has come a long way from its grass roots origins. A show that used to be about discovering all things indie and new in the world of music, film and tech, has now become not only a celebrity destination, but a hot mess of […]

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    Test Driving Chevy’s 4G LTE Connected Car

    Chevy’s 4G LTE connected car made a splash at CES. That is because their new connected car technology transforms your car into a giant hotspot that can connect up to 7 devices at one time. As a matter of fact, thanks to a stronger antennae, the connected 4G LTE cars from Chevy offer better connectivity […]

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    8 Ways Qualcomm Will Affect Our Mobile Lives in 2014

    Qualcomm was a major player behind the scenes at MWC this year. For starters, their Snapdragon processor is powering practically all of the hottest phones that have been announced at the show – that includes everything from the Samsung Galaxy S5, to the Xperia Z2. But beyond the hardware announcements, Qualcomm had several other new […]

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    Samsung Gear Fit Just Killed the Fitness Tracker [Video]

    We’re starting to feel bad for the smaller fitness tracking companies this year. It’s clearly the year when the major players enter the ring, and it’s equally clear that they’re bringing a lot of money and refinement to the table. For a good example, look no further than the Samsung Gear Fit, the third of […]

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    HP Pavilion x360 is a Cheap, Do-it-all Convertible PC with 4G Data

    It has been a while since we heard much from HP, but fortunately they have a new toy for us that was just announced at MWC. To that effect, the HP Pavilion x360 is not just another touchscreen convertible PC, but it’s an affordable one that comes with free built in mobile 3g/4g data service. […]

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    Cashwrap Wallet Case Review – Is NFC for iPhone Ready for Prime Time?

    Last year at Mobile World Congress, NFC was rolled out in all kinds of ways – such as being used as a badge for entry into the show. But only supported phones with NFC technology could partake in the NFC goodness. A year later, most new smartphones come with NFC built-in – except for the iPhone. […]

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    Samsung Galaxy Devices Get KitKat Update

    Samsung has announced that as of today, many of their Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets will be receiving an Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) software update. The update will apply to select carrier variants of the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S 4 mini, Galaxy S 4 Active, Galaxy S 4 zoom, […]

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    WikiBear is the New Teddy Ruxpin, Uses Wikipedia for His Brains [Video]

    With a direct connection to Wikipedia, WikiBear is truly the world’s smartest teddy bear. That is because this interactive teddy resorts to crowd sourced knowledge for his brains. Unveiled at Toy Fair, WikiBear uses Bluetooth to connect to a free app running on a smartphone or tablet, which in turn gives him access to WikiPedia […]

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    Entrepreneur Barbie is This Generation’s Startup Barbie

    After 150 plus careers, Barbie has finally decided to start a business of her own. Which is why Mattel introduced Barbie Entrepreneur doll at Toy Fair today. This new Barbie is sticking it to the man by becoming her own boss this time around. And boy, is this Barbie dressed for success! Always ready for […]

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    It’s Not Too Late to Buy Her an Edible Chocolate iPhone Case

    Ok, well actually it is probably too late. But that hasn’t stopped this company from announcing that they now are offering the world’s finest Chocolate iPhone Case. This case is made from solid, dark chocolate and promises to be, well – delicious of course! Grove, a designer of handcrafted wooden tech accessories has teamed up […]

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    Felix HandHold and CrossWay iPhone 5S Cases Review

    Felix has come out with two of the most adorable and clever iPhone 5S cases we have come across to date, and that is no simple feet at all. First there is the CrossWay, which sports a somewhat dizzying but clever zig zag pattern on the backside of your iPhone. Then there is the HandHold […]