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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    McDonald’s and Mindy Kaling Respond to the Burger King Commercial in Their Own Sly Way

    Maybe the Hamburglar will show up Beetlejuice style if Mindy Kaling says ‘McDonald’s’ during those new commercials. Whatever the reason, saying the brand name is a no go — McDonald’s has decided to have some fun with Google searches instead. If there’s one thing that modern-day marketing departments love, it’s analytics. And apparently, analytics have supported […]

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    Jurassic World 2 is Going to be a Lot Darker and Scarier

    Were you concerned that a dude commanding a pack of raptors maybe diminished the scare value of said raptors? Well, things might be changing when Jurassic World 2 stomps into theaters next year. While on a promo tour for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Chris Pratt talked a little about the next Jurassic movie, teasing that […]

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    New Lawsuit Alleges Bose Has Been Spying on Users With Their Headphones

    Usually when we hear about companies collecting user data — anything from location to browsing history — it’s done by the companies whose business models are built around that data harvest. But, a new lawsuit doesn’t involve the likes of Google or Facebook — it’s Bose that’s been accused of gleaning and selling customer data, and if the […]

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    There’s a Whole New Line of Star Trek Swimwear

    Summer’s around the corner, and ThinkGeek knows it. They’re following up on their awesome Star Trek swimwear collection from last year with a couple brand new designs. Fitting, because with how this winter’s gone, the beach is going to look like an alien planet by the time we actually get out there. Last year, the whole […]

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    The Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor is a Creative’s Dream

    At CES earlier this year, Dell showed off an 8K monitor useful (arguably) to a very small subset of professionals. But, besides the resolution overkill, there was a lot to like about that monitor, especially its wide-gamut color reproduction. Dell’s getting a bit more down to earth today, introducing a similar 4K display that excels […]

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    Everything New Coming to Netflix in May

    Things are about to get political in one of the last socially acceptable ways left. House of Cards is coming back this month, headlining a month filled with superheroes (which Frank and Claire Underwood clearly are). It’s a good month if Netflix has replaced TV altogether for you. House of Cards – May 30 No secret that […]

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    Here are the Virtual and Augmented Realities Facebook Wants You to Live In

    When Facebook bought Oculus and their VR technology, it was only a matter of time until they turned it into a social platform. Facebook announced plans to do so this week at their F8 Developers Conference, making it clear that both virtual and augmented reality is how Facebook will define their future, in accordance with […]

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    That Apple-Disney Acquisition Rumor is Probably Nonsense

    Here we go again. Every once in a while, some analyst gets bored I guess and decides to entertain themselves by tossing an Apple-Disney buyout rumor into the water and seeing how many bites they get. This week saw the latest fishing trip, and considering the numbers involved, it’s almost certainly just as off-base as […]

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    GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork Are Now Free for All Mac and iOS Users

    We’ve got good news for a very particular subset of people today. For the past few years, Apple has been bundling GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork with all of their new hardware, but all three apps still cost money for anyone else using older Apple devices. That’s changed this week, with Apple making the apps free […]

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    Sony a9 is an Incredible Mirrorless Camera That You Probably Can’t Afford

    Sometimes, Sony announces a somewhat affordable camera that allows previously premium features to trickle down to the rest of us. This is not one of those times. Sony announced the a9 today, and make no mistake — this is meant for pros, even if it’s more of a convenience for them than anything. Why is it […]

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    The Japanese Trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Might Contain a Huge Spoiler

    If you’ve gotten this far (and managed to avoid other outlets flagrantly contravening internet spoiler conventions), we’re not responsible for any spoilery. This week, we’re getting a reminder that Japanese moviegoers don’t care about spoilers nearly as much as people in the western world seem to, and their trailers usually reflect that. That’s never been […]

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    Lenovo’s Lightweight New Chromebook Can Run Android Apps

    One of the biggest complaints about Chromebooks is that they run Chrome OS, which doesn’t allow users to install third-party programs. Recently, Google’s gone about fixing that by bringing the hybrid movement to Chromebooks. Some newer Chromebooks have 360-degree hinges and, more importantly, can run Android apps downloaded from Google Play — a feature that will […]

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    Uber May Add a Tipping Feature Later This Year

    Since the beginning, Uber has been opposed to allowing tipping using their app. But, a proposed rule change in New York by the Taxi and Limousine Commission could force Uber to change that policy as soon as this year. Unlike competing contractor taxi company Lyft, Uber does not allow tipping through the use of their […]

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    Steve Ballmer Does Country a Solid, Creates Website to Track Government Spending

    Since stepping down as Microsoft CEO and board member in 2014, Steve Ballmer has gone from freaking out on stage at corporate conferences to freaking out at Clippers games. Turns out he’s been freaking out about one more thing over the past few years — how difficult it is to find, filter, and understand government statistics, […]

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    Google Earth is Now Your Worldwide Tour Guide

    Google Earth just became one of the internet’s premier procrastination enablers (if it wasn’t already). Google is pushing out a highly anticipated update this week, helping everyone explore the world from their computer or smartphone. Google Earth has always been a good way to explore the world, using satellite images, maps, and 3D representations to […]

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    Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Has the Most Post-Credits Scenes Ever

    Hi Not too long ago, Logan made waves by daring to be a superhero film without a post-credits scene. Leave it to the Guardians of the Galaxy to restore balance to the universe. Now that the movie is just weeks away from hitting theaters in the United States, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is getting the usual […]

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    LifeBeam Vi Headphones Are One Tough Personal Trainer

    We’ve seen a lot of fitness tracking devices, and some of them have even managed to work in some personalized training features. But, we might not have seen any built around a single, smart AI personal trainer who can communicate with you even when you’re not wearing the headphones. That changes with Vi, who lives […]

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    The Huawei Watch 2 is Available in the United States Starting Today

    When Huawei unveiled their new flagship P10 smartphone at Mobile World Congress, they also showed off their latest smartwatch — the Huawei Watch 2. While the P10 is the usual slight upgrade, the Huawei Watch 2 represents a pretty big departure from the original, moving from something fashion-focused to a fitness-first wearable. Historically, Huawei hasn’t […]

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    Nintendo Has Abruptly Discontinued the NES Classic

    What was apparently only intended as a holiday surprise for Nintendo fans is now off the (official) market for good. Late last week, Nintendo announced that they are discontinuing the wildly popular NES Classic, leaving everyone who wanted to get their hands on one scrambling for eBay. The NES Classic was a smaller version of […]

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    Apple Now Has a Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars in California

    With Google (through Waymo), Tesla, and Uber pushing hard into autonomous driving systems and Samsung getting into the game by buying Harman, Apple’s been conspicuously absent from the self-driving car race. That hasn’t stopped rumors from flying about their super secret autonomous driving plans — plans that might be coming into the light soon. It’s been […]