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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    Colette Celebrates its 20th Anniversary With a Super Glittery iPhone Case

    French boutique colette is celebrating 20 years in business, and they’re using tech to celebrate. We just saw a limited edition black OnePlus 3T, but let’s not sleep on this great glitter case from Casetify! And, unlike that OnePlus 3T, this case is a little more traditionally colette. The transparent glitter iPhone 6/7 case has […]

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    Saturday Night Live is Finally Going to Air ‘Live’ Across the Nation

    Saturday Night Live, long the butt of “that show’s still on?” jokes, is having a renaissance season thanks to the considerable amount of political material they’ve been given. With bits like Melissa McCarthy’s incredible impression of current White House press secretary Sean Spicer, ratings have been soaring. Thing is, Saturday Night Live usually only airs live […]

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    The Wrensilva Loft is a Gorgeous Record Console That Doubles as Furniture

    We fell in love with Wrensilva’s original record consoles last year, but they were pretty big and pretty pricey. Fortunately, the Salyers have been hard at work in San Diego designing something a little more lightweight for the space-deprived among us. The result is the Wrensilva Loft, a scaled down system with more modern conveniences. […]

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    The First Crazy Fast U.S. Gigabit LTE Network Launches in New Orleans

    Last week, we saw the next step forward in cellular network technology in the United States. Sprint, which might be the comeback kid of the big four in the 4G+ and 5G eras, debuted the United States’ first Gigabit LTE network in New Orleans. The demonstration used Sprint’s network and a Qualcomm modem sitting in […]

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    Meet the Three New Monopoly Tokens, T-Rex Included

    Earlier this year, we heard about Monopoly getting the ultimate shakeup — a vote for an all-new set of tokens, with none of the existing eight guaranteed to survive. As we figured, the thimble was the first to go. But, the madness didn’t stop there. After 4.3 million votes, the official results are out today, and […]

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    An All-Black OnePlus 3T Will Be Available from Colette – for One Day Only

    OnePlus is known for serving up high-end, low-cost Android phones, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to miss out on a good trend when they see one. Taking cues from the ultimate trend-setter, Apple, OnePlus is releasing a limited edition all-black model of their OnePlus 3T — but it’s not going to be easy to get. […]

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    Roomba Now Takes Orders from Alexa

    Following Neato’s lead from last year, iRobot is announcing that they will add an Alexa skill for their Roomba robot vacuums. The skill is being prepared for a Q2 release, at which point you’ll be able to boss your Roomba around with voice commands. iRobot is also preparing a new feature that will show you […]

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    Fossil Brings the Android Wear 2.0 Update to Their Q Line of Smartwatches

    There’s usually a big risk in buying into first generation tech. That was true with Android Wear smartwatches — the original operating system wasn’t great, requiring a huge number of taps and swipes to get something done. Fortunately, Android Wear 2.0 brought a lot of refinements, plus new dials that make those digital watch faces a […]

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    Pair of Wireless Headphones Explodes In-Flight, Injuring One Woman

    As we were reminded during the “hoverboard” era and the Galaxy Note 7 saga, lithium-ion batteries are extremely dangerous when not used properly by the companies that build them into their products — and even without a fault, there’s still an element of risk. They’re volatile, and when damaged they can and do explode violently. It’s concerning […]

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    Square Cash is Seriously the Easiest Way to Share Restaurant Bills

    Dinner and drinks with friends? That’s what makes the work week worthwhile. Figuring out the bill and doing the money shuffle? Less fun, especially in the post-cash era (I’ll be honest with you, I can’t remember the last time I saw actual green in my wallet). Thankfully, there’s a new shade of green I’m seeing […]

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    The Matrix is Likely Getting a Reboot

    More revivals, whether you want them or not! Next up is The Matrix, the movie that launched bullet time and trenchcoats back in 1999. The Hollywood Reporter has it on good authority that Warner Bros. is working on bringing back the franchise, although it’s unclear whether or not we’re looking at a continuation, a reboot, or side […]

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    Thor is Single and Ready to Mingle in Thor: Ragnarok, Here’s Why

    When the first batch of set photos from the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok were released, one face we didn’t see was Natalie Portman’s. If you’ve been following the MCU closely, you know why — in May of last year, MCU mastermind Kevin Feige confirmed that Portman would not return as Jane Foster in the third movie while on The Empire […]

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    These Donuts Earphones Look Good Enough for Homer Simpson to Eat

    If you’re looking for a sweet new pair of in-ear headphones, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that these donuts earphones are cute and look delicious. The bad news is that it looks like you might need a good friend in Japan to get you a pair. The […]

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    Funko Introduces New Pop Vinyl Figurines for The 100

    The 100, the CW’s youthful, vibrant take on nuclear apocalypse, is getting the Funko treatment very soon. Word’s been getting out about the first wave of The 100 vinyl Pop figurines since the beginning of the year, ahead of their planned release in April. Funko is getting started with a good mix of the 100 and […]

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    Fitbit Has a New Tory Burch Bracelet Collection for Spring

    Back in the early days of companies trying to make wearables look good (it wasn’t that long ago), Fitbit got together with Tory Burch to turn their Flex fitness tracker into a fashion statement. That was in 2014, and since then, the two have collaborated on new bracelets consistently. Last week, they unveiled their 2017 […]

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    The Kudrone is a Tiny, Affordable Drone with a 4K Camera

    To get all the good drone stuff — a 4K camera, hover, sonar, tracking, GPS — you usually need to pay up. Drones like the Hover Camera Passport tick all those boxes, but most cost upwards of $500. A new drone from a company called Ruiven seeks to cut down that price by a lot — all the […]

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    Samsung’s Frame TV That Resembles a Picture Frame Arrives This Spring

    Samsung’s new super bright QLED TVs were the company’s crown jewels at CES this year, improving on their SUHD LED TVs from the year before. Samsung believes that they’ve been able to push the LED/LCD combo to a place competitive with OLED TVs, and that’d be a big deal if they’re right — LED-backlit LCD TVs […]