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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    5 South Park Characters are Getting Funko Pop Figurines This Summer

    You know it’s San Diego Comic-Con season when Funko starts going nuts with their figurine releases. They already helped us cool off a little with Game of Thrones figurines, and now they’re looking to yet another land of long winters for inspiration — South Park! Their second wave of South Park figurines is coming out this summer, along […]

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    Ava Byte Helps Gardening Novices Grow Food in Their Kitchen

    Stop us if you’ve heard this one before — there’s an expensive new device that will help you grow herbs in your kitchen. It’s true that Ava isn’t breaking new ground with the Byte, but they’re making a strong argument that their grow system is the one to beat thanks to machine learning and some lofty […]

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    Take a Magic Carpet Ride With This Adorable Aladdin Funko Figurine

    Over the years, Funko has released tons of Disney figurines. They’ve done most of the popular characters at least twice! Doesn’t mean they’re turning off the tap anytime soon, though. Funko has a new set of Disney Pop figurines on the way as exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con next month, and it includes some characters you […]

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    LED Eyelashes Light Up and Flash to Your Movements

    The next big thing in club wear just hit Kickstarter, and it’s already blown past its funding goal. F.lashes are strings of LED lights that make your eyelashes shine, and the designers behind them have even gotten the lights to move according to your movements! They look super simple to use, too. Using the same […]

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    Here’s What’s New on Netflix in July

    Well, they can’t all be winners. Aside from the refreshingly early appearance of Rogue One thanks to a deal with Disney, July is a bit of a lean month for new Netflix. That’s a problem, because I just got back to my hometown today and stepped outside, and then I immediately stepped inside where it didn’t […]

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    Sega is Releasing Some of Its Oldest Games on iOS and Android for Free

    Longtime Sega fans have a lot of cause to rejoice this week. The game company has launched its Sega Forever initiative, which promises to bring first party titles from the Master System all the way up to the Dreamcast to mobile platforms — for free. Sega is starting off light with five classics — Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Phantasy […]

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    Virgin Mobile is Offering a Year of Unlimited Phone Service for $1

    We thought we’d seen the best prepaid plans on the market, but Virgin Mobile just came out with something that blows almost all those plans out of the water. They’re offering unlimited data, calling and texting for the next year for $1, but getting the deal won’t be as simple as signing up for it. […]

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    These 10 Disney Villains are Getting Their Own U.S. Stamps

    Disney villains are sending a message! Well, they’ll be sending a lot of them, actually. The USPS has decided to pay tribute to the Disney Studios Ink & Paint Department with a whole collection of Disney villain stamps that you can add to your collection next month. So, which villains are getting the honors? The […]

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    Lucasfilm Abruptly Fires Directors of the Star Wars: Han Solo Movie

    Phil Lord and Christopher Miller may have shot first, but in the Star Wars universe, the shot Lucasfilm takes is the only one that matters. The duo have been fired as directors of the upcoming Star Wars standalone movie about Han Solo shortly before the end of principal photography, throwing the film into uncertainty and […]

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    Here are the First 5 Lego Sets Based on the Lego Ninjago Movie

    Lego and Warner Bros. have this thing down to a science. With The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie in the brick books as successes, the duo is keeping the good times rolling with The Lego Ninjago Movie. Based on the original Lego idea of mashing up ninjas with mechs, the movie is once again packed with stars […]

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    Intel is Bringing VR and Drones to the Olympics

    Get ready to see a lot of Intel during the Olympics. The tech company has finished up a far-reaching agreement with the International Olympic Committee to infuse the games with tech that will change how the public watches the Olympics at home. Per the agreement, Intel will lend their tech to the 2018, 2020, 2022, […]

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    New Trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7 Focuses on the Final Battles

    Hey, it’s the first day of winter somewhere! HBO released what might be the final trailer before season seven of Game of Thrones kicks off on July 16, and just like all the others, it portends war. But this time, the trailer has a tinge of Lost — the rival houses of Westeros are either going to live […]

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    Amazon Will Let You Try on Clothes for Free

    Get ready to go nuts on your shopping cart. Amazon has come to dominate most of the retail world, but it’s still not quite there when it comes to clothing and food. They’re aggressively trying to fix that this year — first they bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, and now they’ve announced they’re preparing a […]

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    eBay is Selling a Special First Edition Spider-Man Comic Book Right Now

    Comic book fans need to head to eBay ASAP — they’re selling a limited quantity of what will be a very rare collector’s item. The first issue of the new Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man series is getting a special cover variant, and it’s exclusive to eBay. Only 3,000 of the comics will be printed with this […]

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    Uber Finally Relents, Allows for In-app Tipping

    Remember in April when we said that Uber may roll out a tipping feature this year? Change that may into a will. Starting today, Uber is adding the feature to a handful of markets, and plans to have in-app tipping globally available by the end of July. Starting today, voluntary tipping will be added to […]

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    The Tiny Rayz Rally Could Replace Those Bulky Polycom Conference Systems

    Slowly but surely in the headphone port-less iPhone era, companies are starting to make better use of the Lightning port. One of the latest products could be a handy one for anyone who finds themselves needing room-sized audio for meetings. The Pioneer Rayz Rally is a tiny, pocket-sized speaker that can fill a room with […]

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    Funko Has Transformed These 3 Disney Princesses Into a Cuteness Overload

    Ready for a cute collectible overload? Funko is going for your wallet through your heart with the SuperCute Plushies figures, a huggable group of 7″ to 8″ plush dolls. Naturally, Disney princesses are a big part of that, and Funko is ready to release wave two of their Disney plushies this summer. Wave two is […]

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    AOC 27″ Quad HD IPS Monitor Review

    We’re already flooded with 4K display options, but there’s something to be said for 1440p. For displays smaller than about 40″ to 50″, it’s debatable whether or not the human eye can really perceive the difference between the two resolutions, making 1440p a desirable value buy for many desktop users. One of those 1440p displays […]