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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    Microsoft Renames Their Live-Streaming Service to Mixer, Adds Co-op Streaming

    Now that watching other people play video games has become an entertainment staple, we’re seeing a surge of interest in live streaming platforms. YouTube is huge, of course, and the most prominent independent streaming platform, Twitch, was snapped up by Amazon back in 2014. Last year, Microsoft bought one of their own, acquiring Beam and […]

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    You Can Now Use One T-Mobile Phone Number Across Multiple Device With Digits

    T-Mobile has some exciting news for anyone toting around multiple devices — starting May 31, it will be possible to sync a T-Mobile phone number with devices other than your phone, allowing you to make calls and send text messages from any of them. The feature is called T-Mobile Digits, and after a successful beta testing […]

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    The DJI Spark is a Palm-Sized Dynamo of a Selfie Drone

    Hear that buzzing? It might just be the sound of DJI’s latest drone. Until now, the world’s foremost drone maker has been solely focused on high-end, enthusiast products costing $1,000 and up. Looks like they took the Tesla approach — now that they’ve established high-end drone dominance, they’re coming for the rest of the market. The […]

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    The Acer Nitro Series is a New Line of Midrange Gaming Laptops

    In the 2000s, it wasn’t too hard to find a decent laptop with a GPU good enough for some occasional gaming, all at a reasonable price. As we pulled into the 2010s, things changed — it seemed like for the most part, you could only find super expensive specialty gaming laptops or laptops with integrated graphics. […]

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    James Corden and CBS are Producing a Snapchat Show

    Everyone in the tech world seems like they’re trying to cash in on video, and Snapchat’s no different. In their fight to stave off Facebook’s all-out assault, the company is looking into video by sticking short-form Snapchat Shows in the Discover section of the app. There’s already been a rush to create shows for Snapchat […]

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    Tom Cruise Confirms Top Gun Sequel

    Someone go find Kenny Loggins. The much-rumored sequel to Top Gun is apparently happening, according to Tom Cruise himself. There’s been no official confirmation from any studios yet (Paramount would own the rights), but if we can’t trust Tom Cruise on Top Gun matters, who can we trust? What I imagine will either be called Topper Gun or Topmost Gun will […]

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    The Latest Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer Shows Off a Teched Out Spidey Suit

    Well, there’s still going to be some forgiveness in order for yet another Spider-Man reboot, but it looks like Peter Parker’s full introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be worth it. With Tony Stark in as mentor, this looks like the Spider-Man fans have been waiting for. The latest trailer strikes the same fun, […]

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    Xbox Game Pass is Here, and It’s Basically Netflix for Xbox Games

    Netflix for Xbox is finally here. No, we don’t mean that literally — actual Netflix has been on the Xbox for a while. What’s arriving now is a Netflix-like subscription streaming service for Xbox games. It’s called Xbox Game Pass, and after a limited launch to Xbox Insider members, it’s ready to go for the public. […]

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    Fidget Spinner Madness Has Even Reached Nail Art

    Now that humanity has discovered the ultimate weapon to fight boredom, it’s incumbent upon all of us to spread it to all aspects of life. One beauty vlogger agrees, and she’s done the bored people of the world a solid by miniaturizing the new hotness to fit on fingernails. Beauty vlogger Natasha Lee has broken […]

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    Kodak Brings Their Photography-Focused Ektra Smartphone to the U.S.A.

    Not too many people expected Kodak to get into smartphones last year, but that’s just what they did with the Ektra (kind of — Kodak lent their name to it, but Bullitt manufactured it). The longtime photography company wanted to make waves with a smartphone that looked and felt like a camera, with the photography […]

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    V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless Review

    In November of last year, we heard about three new headphones coming from V-Moda, including the V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless. The Milan-based premium audio firm excels in sound, but exercise buds usually sacrifice audio quality to be lightweight, using tiny and often tinny drivers. Given that they’ve got a reputation to keep up, we figured […]

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    The Huawei MateBook X is an Ultra-thin, Premium Laptop With Amazing Audio

    Huawei gave us a bit of a surprise last year when they introduced the MateBook, a 2-in-1 detachable running Windows 10. It wasn’t a bad effort, but we thought the battery life was a bit short. Otherwise, it got the same criticisms all 2-in-1 detachables get — it couldn’t be easily used in the lap and […]

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    The LG X Venture is an Affordable, Fully Waterproof Budget Phone

    Ready for adventure? So is LG’s latest smartphone. Today they announced the X Venture, a 5.2″ low-cost Android 7.0 phone that sacrifices high-end specs for a tough as nails build and monster battery life. If you’re looking for a phone to take with you on extended camping trips, that might be a sacrifice worth making. […]