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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    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 […]

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    Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows Tablet Review

    The Nokia Lumia 2520 is the first Windows RT powered tablet from Nokia. The company has hit a home run when it comes to Windows Phones, but how did they do the first time around with a tablet? It turns out they’ve nearly knocked this one out of the park too. So much so, that […]

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    Date a Geek: James Lamdin of analog/shift

    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 our colleague James Lamdin of analog/shift. Tell us a bit about yourself (age, hometown, what you do for a living)? I was […]

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    Win the JBL Charge Wireless Speaker from AT&T

    There are just two weeks left until Valentine’s Day, and that is two weeks left for you to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day to make their hearts go a flutter. Want to win them over? Well, you could always impress them by adding them to your wireless plan on one of AT&T’s new Mobile Share […]

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    Test Driving the 2014 Toyota Highlander

    The Toyota Highlander has been redesigned and revamped for 2014 and it’s now larger and more luxurious than ever before. For starters, the car is now made of a rigid unibody structure that has been made to be a bit wider and longer, so that there is more available interior space, as well as an […]

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    Orange Is the New Black “Alex” and “Piper” Minifigs are Here

    The Netflix original series Orange is the New Black has become an instant smash hit, but you know that you have really made it when they start making Minifigs out of the show’s characters. To that effect, there are Alex and Piper Minifigures being sold on eBay. These adorable little criminals come dressed in their […]

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    Jawbone ERA Review (2014): A Tiny but Mighty Bluetooth Headset

    Jawbone’s Up fitness trackers might have been their stand out product for 2013, but their fashion-forward Bluetooth headsets are what made the company into a brand-name. Now, three years after creating their Jawbone ERA headset, they have revamped it and introduced its next generation model, which is tinier than ever. As if the original wasn’t […]

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    Behold, the Pocketable YouTube Projector

    How do you carry 120″ in your pocket? With the Philips PicoPix PPX 3610 Projector you can. This portable projector is not only unique because its small, but despite its petite proportions, it’s capable of projecting up to 120 inches at an 854×480 resolution at 100 lumens. It even has Wifi and DLNA for streaming content off […]

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    T-Mobile LTE vs AT&T LTE – Which is Faster in NYC?

    We have been eager to test out T-Mobile’s LTE network ever since the carrier officially unleashed their new network last year. T-Mobile claims that their LTE network is actually faster than AT&T’s LTE network. But is it really? We tested T-Mobile’s LTE speeds using the Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot PRO. With its built-in color display, […]