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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    The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe CUV Review

    At CES last month, we got a chance to try out Hyundai’s latest CUV, the 2017 Santa Fe. Turns out, it was a good fit for the occasion — not only does it handle well in Las Vegas CES traffic, it’s a pretty tech-friendly vehicle, even at the cheaper trims. With a clean, sweeping exterior that […]

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    Sharknado 5 Begins Filming Worldwide

    Syfy’s Sharknado series, the correct answer to the question “What’s Gary Busey doing these days?,” has, as quietly as a sharknado can be, become an annual summertime tradition. Installments one through four have dropped every July for the last four years, and from the sounds of it, the fifth one will come swirling in right on […]

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    Funko is Having a Ball With Their Beauty and the Beast Figurines

    We’re all kinds of excited for the live action Beauty and the Beast coming out next month, and we’re not alone. Funko has a ton of new Pop, Dorbz, and Mystery Mini figurines coming out ahead of the new movie, and now we know where they can be found. Funko has ten new vinyl Pop figurines […]

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    Senstone is a Wearable That Turns Audio Notes into Searchable Transcripts

    One thing I’ve learned over the years: good ideas usually don’t come at convenient times. Today, a new Kickstarter project is launching that promises to ensure no time is inconvenient. Senstone is a tiny, button-like wearable device that records audio with the press of a button. Rote stuff, but it’s the companion software that really […]

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    Sabrina the Teenage Witch Might Come to Riverdale

    When we checked out Riverdale, the CW’s more dramatic take on the characters of Archie Comics, we briefly wondered whether or not we could see Sabrina the Teenage Witch on the show in the future. With Josie and the Pussycats characters already in play, it’s conceivable we could see other Archie Comics characters find their way in (especially […]

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    The Logitech Brio is a $200 4k HDR Webcam

    The one piece of hardware in laptops and monitors that has largely gone unloved is the webcam. Usually, that’s because a stock 480p or 720p webcam is good enough to capture your face for video chats. But, times have changed, and there are now a lot more uses for webcams — besides teleconferencing, they’re used for […]

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    6 of the Geekiest Super Bowl Commercials from Sunday’s Game

    Super Bowl LI went down yesterday, alongside the some odd million dollar commercials and a very on-point halftime show from Lady Gaga and Intel. We also got to see the continuation of the more recent tradition of at least a few people at the party complaining that the commercials aren’t as good as they used […]

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    Lenovo Refreshes High-Powered P-Series ThinkPad Workstations

    Have you been holding out to buy a new work laptop? Well, if you’re an engineer, graphic designer, or any other sort of person who really needs all that power that hardware makers love to advertise, Lenovo is giving you something to think about this week. They’re refreshing their P-series ThinkPad mobile workstations with the […]

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    Lady Gaga’s Halftime Show With 300 Dancing Drones Had Help from Intel

    Yesterday was the Super Bowl, and Lady Gaga gave an incredible halftime performance because she’s a consummate professional and that’s what she does. Her coming down from the roof, giving shouts out to her mom and dad mid-song, rocking the classics, and ending everything with a mic spike probably would have been enough, but she […]

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    Lenovo Announces the Yoga A12, a Cheaper Android-Only Version of the Yoga Book

    For all its flaws, there was a lot to like about the Yoga Book, Lenovo’s experimental touch keyboard laptop. The lightweight, extremely thin device doubled as a notepad, with included pen and paper that could be used over that touch keyboard for 1:1 handwriting and drawing on the paper and the display. Pretty cool, but […]

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    Club Penguin Virtual World for Kids is Shutting Down After 12 Years

    Club Penguin, an online staple since 2005, is finally coming to a close in March of this year. The game’s servers will shut down on March 29, but the game’s developers are sending it out right before its successor, Club Penguin Island, launches. Launched by New Horizon in 2005 before being acquired by Disney in 2007, […]

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    Snap Files for IPO With a Valuation Possibly as High as $25 Billion

    Sometimes, companies regret rejecting splashy acquisition offers (see: Pebble). This isn’t one of those times. Snap, maker of Snapchat and Spectacles, is said to have rejected a $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook, and it looks like that decision is about to pay dividends. Snap filed for its IPO this week, and while valuation hasn’t […]

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    Spectacular Graphene Light-Up Dress Responds to Breathing

    Graphene is set to be the next big thing in not just tech, but life — the atom-thick carbon compound is stronger than diamond, flexible, transparent, and super-conductive. In theory, it could be used to power much, much more powerful computer processors, but could also be used in anything from bulletproof vests to medical procedures. As […]

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    Nintendo’s Animal Crossing Smartphone Game Gets Delayed By a Couple Months

    Shortly after the announcement of their first smartphone app, Miitomo, Nintendo announced that they would continue their push into smartphone games with entries into the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing series, keeping Super Mario Run a secret until the iPhone 7 announcement. Both games were pushed back to give Super Mario Run the spotlight, and now the Animal Crossing game will […]

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    Facebook Reportedly Working on a TV App to Compete with Netflix

    Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and Hulu might have some new competition soon. Facebook’s push into video has mostly been relegated to the news feed, but a Wall Street Journal report suggests that could be changing soon. Sources tell the paper that Facebook is working on an all-video app for set-top boxes and interfaces. The report also indicates […]

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    Apple Posts Record Quarterly Revenue, But It’s Not Out of the Woods Yet

    After three straight quarters of declining year-on-year revenue, Apple finally righted the ship with the help of the iPhone 7. Apple’s financial report for the previous quarter, which includes the holiday season, revealed that the company sold 78.3 million combined iPhone 7 units, leading to $78.4 billion in revenue. Sounds good for Apple, but there […]

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    Lucy Hale Has Designed Her Own iPhone Case Collection

    If you want to ring in spring with southern or western (or perhaps both!) flair, you’ll want to mosey on over to Casetify’s newest collection. Made in collaboration with Lucy Hale, these iPhone case designs are loaded with personality. Hale, who plays Aria on Pretty Little Liars, puts her quirkiness on full display — a few […]

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    This Headband Lets You Control Netflix With Your Mind

    The top minds at Netflix have got this wearable tech thing down pat. Every once in a while, the company declares a hack day, letting employees devise all kinds of Netflix contraptions just for fun (but ones that should really be put on the market). A little over a year ago, they warmed up winter […]