Chance Kinney

From Modesto, California, Chance received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from UCLA and a Master's Degree in International Relations from University College Dublin. He loves to travel, and is always looking for interesting people and their stories wherever he goes. He currently lives in San Francisco.

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    Intel’s First 5G Modem is Ready to Go, and the Race to 5G Supremacy is On

    Last year at MWC in Barcelona, Intel revealed their plans for 5G network deployment, speaking of a data network that wouldn’t just be faster, but would be better at handling the load of the estimated 50 billion connected devices that will be in service by 2020. This year at CES 2017, Intel backed up their […]

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    HyperX Cloud Revolver S is a Gaming Headset That Works Out of the Box

    Virtual surround sound is becoming the norm in gaming headsets — we’ve seen it on the SteelSeries, LucidSound, and Tesoro headsets we’ve reviewed, but it’s in plenty of other headsets, too. It’s great for gaming — being able to hear the directions of shots fired is handy in any competitive game — but the surround […]

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    Burner and Nomorobo Team Up to Protect Your Privacy from Spam Callers

    The people of this nation have become badly divided in many ways, but there is at least one thing on which there is near-universal agreement — spam calls are a scourge. Whether it’s from robots, telemarketers, or grifters, the intrusions are infuriating and they’re notoriously difficult to stop. It’s one of the reasons why many have […]

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    The University of Cambridge is Hiring a Professor of Lego

    One of the world’s most prestigious universities is hiring a professor of Lego, but if you want to apply, an engineering degree might not do you any good. Lego and the university are looking for an academic in the field of psychology to prove just how good playing with Lego bricks is for young kids. […]

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    Hulu’s Offline Viewing and Streaming TV Bundle Might Be Just a Few Months Away

    TV is changing fast. We’re seeing more and more streaming TV bundles like Sling TV and the recently launched DirecTV NOW prepared as low-cost alternatives for those who don’t want to pay for cable. Hulu has been working on getting into that game for a while now, and judging from a recent interview between AdWeek and Hulu […]

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    Disney Video Reveals the Connections Between Pixar Movies

    Pixar theorycrafting has become a legitimate pastime this decade, with fans the world over trying their best to prove that every Pixar movie takes place in the same world. Well, looks like Disney only wants to encourage it — on the Toy Story Facebook page, there’s a new video showing a number of hidden references made in […]

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    The World of Lisa Frank is Getting Its Own Movie

    It’s been a hot year for the neon colors of Lisa Frank, with an adult coloring book and an athleisure line both coming out in 2016. Well, lest you thought that the Lisa Frank revival was going to be so 2016, think again — Frank is in talks to bring her unicorns to the big screen. Variety […]

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    Chewbacca’s Arm-Ripping Scene was Inexplicably Deleted from The Force Awakens

    Truly a shame. The promise of an angry wookiee tearing off an arm was almost fulfilled in 2015’s The Force Awakens, but the scene was cut before the film made it to theaters. Surprisingly, the arm-tearing doesn’t come after Han’s death, which is definitely when we would’ve expected it (the statute of limitations on spoilers has […]

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    The Samsung Galaxy S8 Might Have Already Leaked

    Considering it’ll probably be officially announced at or around Mobile World Congress in late February, who knows — these early looks at the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be accurate. If they are, we’re looking at a phone that’s radically different, at least in appearance — a much sleeker phone with a bezel-less display and no home button. We’re […]

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    The ZTE Blade V8 Pro Ships Out Today

    If you found yourself enamored with one of our favorite midrange smartphones from CES, good news — the ZTE Blade V8 Pro is shipping out today to everyone who preordered. The Blade V8 Pro was one example of a nice trend we saw at this year’s show — dual camera arrays on cheaper phones. Putting two cameras […]

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    HBO Floats Idea of a Game of Thrones Prequel to Showrunners

    Game of Thrones only has two more seasons left, but that might not mean we’ll have seen the last of Westeros when those final credits (and heads) roll. According to an Entertainment Weekly report, HBO programming president Casey Bloys has spoken to the showrunners about a possible prequel series after the current one has wrapped up. […]

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    U.S. Coin Will Feature Lady Liberty as an African American

    2017 marks 225 years since the establishment of the U.S. Mint and Treasury and the U.S. dollar. Back in those days, it was set down by the Coinage Act of 1792 that all coins produced by the mint had to have the word ‘liberty’ on the front, along with some representation of liberty, be it […]

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    Rapunzel Returns in Trailer for New Disney Channel Original Movie

    Tangled is coming back in the form of a Disney Channel series this year, and it’s kicking off with a TV movie called Tangled: Before Ever After. Over the weekend, we got a new trailer for that movie, showing off a new art style and the return of Mandy Moore as Rapunzel. Taking place between Tangled and the 2012 […]

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    Lucasfilm Says They Will Not Use CGI to Recreate Carrie Fisher in Episode IX

    Ever since Tupac appeared at Coachella 2012 in hologram form, the idea of using technology to bring back the dearly departed has become something of an engrossing debate in entertainment circles. It’s most compelling in movie franchises, where some roles simply can’t be recast — it’s safe to say no one else is taking on the […]

  • A life-size LEGO¨ Batmobile is unveiled in the Chevrolet exhibit Saturday, January 14, 2017 on opening day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The 17-foot long vehicle was inspired by BatmanÕs Speedwagon featured in ÒThe LEGO¨ Batman Movie,Ó which hits U.S. theaters on Feb. 10. (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet)

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    Life-Size Lego Batman Batmobile Shows Up at the North American Auto Show

    The North American International Auto Show got revved up over the weekend in Detroit, and Chevrolet came to the show prepared. Oh, sure, their cars were nice, but we’re talking Lego. At their exhibition space, Chevy took the covers off a life-size replica of the Batmobile from the upcoming Lego Batman Movie, and yes, the whole […]

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    Here’s How Intel Plans to Make Retail Stores Smarter

    Contrary to popular belief, retail stores aren’t dead. While online shopping has cut into stores’ bottom lines over the decades, there’s still value in making the trip — whether you want to try clothes on for fit or learn more about an item before purchasing it, there are still some things that can’t be done as […]

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    Harry Potter Themed Pasta Restaurant in Brooklyn is Magical

    If you’re going to open up a new restaurant in Brooklyn, you’re going to have to go the extra mile to stand out. Pasta Wiz, which apparated onto 1st street a few days ago, is doing just that with a lightly Harry Potter-inspired theme they’re hoping will cast accio on passersby (and Yelpers). Pasta Wiz kind […]

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    Canada Has Oreo-Filled Cadbury Eggs

    Well, Canada’s big secret is finally out. Word’s getting out that up north, the store shelves are stocked with heretofore unimaginable treasures — Cadbury eggs with Oreo filling. The chocolate eggs are stuffed with Oreo creme and bits of the cookies, and they look like bad news for virtually any new years resolution you’ve made. So, […]