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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    Did You Catch This Hidden Tribute to Walt Disney in Beauty and the Beast?

    Belle and the Beast returned to theaters last week and did a pretty fine job of charming moviegoers, setting records at the box office. Well, now it’s time to go see it more times – there’s at least one Easter Egg to find, but knowing Disney’s history, there’s probably a lot more where that came […]

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    Apple Might Be Planning an iPhone-Powered Laptop

    Is the future of the MacBook the iPhone? That’s what a recently published patent awarded to Apple suggests. The paperwork includes a design for a laptop shell that would possibly be powered by an iPhone, also raising the question of whether or not Apple plans to merge its desktop and mobile operating systems sometime in the […]

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    The New Alien: Covenant Poster Teases the Return of the Queen

    Director Ridley Scott really did want to get biblical with Alien: Covenant. The sequel to Prometheus and possible prequel to the original Alien was originally to be titled Alien: Paradise Lost, and while that clunky title was rightfully cast aside, whatever idea inspired it clearly survived. A new theatrical poster for the upcoming movie is making the rounds today, and […]

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    The All-Black OnePlus 3T Will Get More Limited Releases

    Turns out you didn’t have to go all the way to France to get that all-black OnePlus 3T after all. The smartphone maker has announced that they’re planning a second production run that will be sold online in partnership with Hypebeast. If the demand for all-black phones continues to prove insatiable, they’ll keep right on […]

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    Here are Some of the Changes Coming in the Android O Update

    We won’t get a full rundown of the changes coming in this year’s Android O update (or the official candy name), until the Google I/O developer conference in May, but Google gave us all a sneak peek with a developer preview. Meant for app developers to begin work implementing the upcoming new toys, the preview […]

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    Fossil is Releasing Over 300 Smartwatches and Hybrid Watches in 2017

    Most companies release one updated smartwatch every year and call it a day. Fossil isn’t one of them. Since they got on board with this generation of smartwatches, Fossil has looked at the smartwatch as a platform, working out the hardware part before handing it over to fashion brands to figure out the design. They’re […]

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    Everything New Coming to Netflix in April

    The weather is improving, but that hardly means you need to make as drastic of a step as going outside (you can wait until Pokémon Go becomes good again for that). Netflix has a red hot April ahead, with plenty of great movies and binge material to keep us in bed all weekend. Don’t forget to […]

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    iTunes Movies Rentals Can FINALLY Be Watched on Multiple Devices

    Usually, Apple is at the forefront of the tech world, but no one’s perfect. The company is finally rectifying one of those imperfections this week by finally allowing its users to watch movie rentals across all their devices. After years of so many companies championing the power of the cloud and letting us access everything […]

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    Bart Simpson Now Has an Official Bicycle, and You Can Buy It

    The pedal power of State Bicycle Co. is meeting the peddle power of The Simpsons. The two are joining forces to create a whole line of Simpsons-themed bikes and accessories. Hey, it’s not skateboards, but we’re not complaining. The marquee additions are the Chromoly steel bikes patterned after the show. The Color Block bike has a white […]

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    Big Bang Theory is Coming Back for Another Two Seasons

    The good geeky times will keep rolling. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that CBS’ long-running comedy, Big Bang Theory, has been confirmed for two more seasons through 2019. That will bring the show up to 12 seasons on the air — and with no signs of slowing down, it could be on the air for a lot longer than that. […]

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    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is Your New Robot Overlord

    Stop us if you’ve heard this one before — a billionaire suits up in robot armor. We’re one step closer to the Avengers being real today, and it looks like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is going to be our Iron Man. Bezos hopped into a Korean-made robot suit at Amazon’s MARS conference over the weekend, and […]

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    The iPhone 7 Looks Stunning in New Red Color

    Maybe they were inspired by Beauty and the Beast — today, Apple announced a gorgeous new red color for the iPhone 7. As usual, the bright red colorway comes courtesy of (PRODUCT) RED, an organization that raises money for the Global Fund for AIDS research. The red iPhone has captured our attention, but Apple had some iPad […]

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    The Top 10 Best Prepaid and No Contract Plans of 2017

    It’s been quite a winter for the wireless industry. The big four carriers engaged in an unlimited plan war that has changed the face of postpaid plans. But why bother with postpaid anymore? You can save money with prepaid plans and get more bang for your buck — and after the unlimited mayhem, they’ve only gotten […]

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    Samsung’s New Voice Assistant Bixby Will Debut on the Galaxy S8

    Time to say hello to another digital assistant. Ahead of the Galaxy S8 launch announcement coming at the end of this month, Samsung has announced Bixby, a new voice assistant that will go far beyond what the company had done with S Voice. Like other digital assistants from Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft, Bixby will […]

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    China Thwarting Toilet Paper Thieves With Facial Recognition Technology

    Don’t call it a crackdown — officials in China have had it with people taking too much toilet paper from public restrooms. How serious have things gotten? Serious enough to where the government is starting to use facial recognition technology to solve the problem. The solution is ingenious. Faced with the problem of people stealing sheets […]

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    Beauty and the Beast Has Record Weekend, Rakes in $357.1M Globally

    Some things never change. The original Beauty and the Beast was one of Disney’s biggest success at the box office at the time, and the live action remake is proving to be no different. After opening last Friday, the new Beauty and the Beast brought in $174.8 million in North America alone — globally, the movie brought in […]

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    Richard Branson is Taking Stephen Hawking to Space

    One of the greatest minds in the study of space may get the chance to see it for himself. Noted physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking did an interview with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, during which he confirmed that he will be one of the early passengers on Virgin Galactic’s space tourism voyages. The nearly […]

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    Sesame Street’s Newest Muppet is Julia, and She’s Autistic

    Someone new is moving to Sesame Street! The newest muppet, Julia, will be joining the cast on the April 10 episode. Julia has autism, and from the looks of the things, she’s going to make friends fast in her new home. There’s a cute new video introducing Julia, as she sings “Sunny Days” with Abby. But, Julia’s […]

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    Intel Buys Autonomous Car Sensor Specialist Mobileye for $15.3 Billion

    Big news in the autonomous car world last week, as Intel acquired Mobileye, a company known for its autonomous car sensors, for $15.3 billion. The agreement allows Intel to move closer toward a comprehensive autonomous car platform, something we first started hearing about at CES. In hindsight, the acquisition shouldn’t have come as a surprise. […]