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: Iryna Zenyuk, U.S. Chess Champ

    We interview Iryna Zenyuk, one of the top US female chess players who is currently participating in the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. Tell us a bit about yourself (Age, hometown, what you do for a living): I am originally from Ukraine but consider my hometown to be New York, where I finished high school and […]

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    Grovemade Wooden iPhone Bumper Review

    Handcrafted in the good old U.S. of A, Grovemade’s wooden cases are examples of true american craftsmanship. To that effect, the folks over at Grovemade have literally put together some of the nicest iPhone cases we have seen to date ,which are made of all wood construction. These cases are precision machined and hand sanded […]

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    Nerd Block’s April 2014 Subscription Box Includes Random Geek Goodies

    Subscription boxes are generally very addictive, but Nerd Block is one of our favorites. 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 worldwide. This month […]

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    Loot Crate’s April 2014 Subscription Box is all About the Dragons

    April’s Lootcrate theme was focused on dragons, and what dragon-themed box would be complete without something from Game of Thrones? This is what we found in our Dragon box for the month of April – Elder Scrolls The Nord Figure. This exclusive figure is really adorable and hardly intimidating. Game of Thrones Vinyl Figure Mystery Mini. […]

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    Samsung Galaxy S5 Review in 11 Memes

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T has finally arrived and it’s sure to be one of the hottest smartphones of 2014. But what makes it so hot? What are the features of the Galaxy S5 that you won’t want to miss? We break it down for you in 10 memes. Selective focus for DSLR-like shots, […]

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    Bing in the Classroom Brings Free Surface Tablets to Schools

    For all the talk of bringing technology into the classroom, there hasn’t been enough done to make that technology optimized for classroom use. One big area where that’s true is filtering and security – after all, allowing a bunch of preteens and teenagers unrestricted Internet access on school grounds might not always turn out well. […]

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    Amazon Fire TV Review: Perfect for Media Streaming Virgins

    The much rumored media streamer from Amazon has finally arrived. On the outside, the Fire TV has been designed with minimalist lines in a compact black box that measures just 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.7” and weighs a little under 10 oz. The app line-up for the Fire TV at launch is pretty impressive too. […]

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    HTC One M8 Review: the Good, the Bad and the Defocused

    HTC has been very quiet over the past year, with pretty minor releases. Their new HTC One M8 on the other hand indicates that they are prepping to step things up. But can the new HTC One M8 be their big comeback? Can this HTC One compete with the likes of the upcoming S5? After […]

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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 […]