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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    23 Titanic Tech Fails of the 21st Century

    They can’t all be winners. The last 17 years have seen the technology industry crash and rise, and while we’ve got a few mega-success stories to show for it, most of what we’ve seen has ended up on the cutting room floor of history. Then, there are the slip-ups so extraordinary that they do make […]

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    Sling TV’s DVR Features Just Got Significantly Improved

    Now that there are so many streaming TV services, competition is really heating up. That means more and more features, and the most requested features almost always involve DVR. Streaming live TV is great, but until we all have 24/7 free time, DVR is going to be non-negotiable for anyone who wants to ditch cable. […]

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    This Open Book is Actually a Speaker and a Multicolored Light

    Need to add a little design flair to your bookcase? Urban Outiftters, home to the most offbeat of accessories, has a pretty cool book for you. No, it’s not one of those random joke books Urban Outfitters usually carries — this one’s ditched words for lights and sounds. The Wireless Bluetooth Light-Up Hidden Book Speaker, when […]

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    The Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Story Mode is Dorky Arcade Fun

    Marvel vs. Capcom has been a fighting game staple at arcades for ages, and has been at the heart of esports far before esports was a thing. While the series has always been known for lightning fast gameplay and lengthy aerial combos, it’s not been known much for having a story. That’s changing with the […]

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    Intel is Working With HTC to Make the Vive VR Headset Wireless

    Running virtual reality requires transferring a huge amount of data from a PC to a headset at breakneck speeds. Whole 360-degree worlds — and all the action within them — need to be put in front of your eyes almost immediately, or even the most steely stomached among us are going to feel a little queasy. So, […]

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    Disney Reveals the New DuckTales Theme Song and a Premiere Date

    Excited for that star-studded new DuckTales series coming to Disney XD? Huey, Dewey, Louie, and, (we’re pretty psyched) Webby are only a few months away from their new adventures with Scrooge McDuck, and from the new intro, we can say we’re going to be right there with them. First of all, no, they didn’t mess with the […]

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    Chill Out With the First Trailer for Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

    Making a trailer for a short is risky business —at a little under two minutes, this trailer shows us about a whole tenth of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure! Starring the lovable snowman from Frozen, the latest Frozen short is headed to theaters, and it looks just as heartwarming as the last one. In the upcoming 21-minute short, Olaf goes off […]

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    Lady Gaga Partners with Starbucks for Some Special Dairy-Free Drinks

    After all the super heavy unicorn and mermaid frappuccinos at Starbucks this spring, things are starting to lighten up. Lady Gaga is working with Starbucks to create the Cups of Kindness program, which will feature four non-dairy drinks to help raise money for her Born This Way Foundation. Just because they’re getting away from mythical […]

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    Nintendo is Bringing a Whole Slew of Their Classic Franchises to the Switch

    Nintendo doesn’t do E3 press conferences anymore, but that doesn’t mean they ignore the occasion. As usual, they streamed one of their Nintendo Direct presentations this morning to mark the beginning of E3, and while it was a short one (just under 30 minutes), it was packed with classic Nintendo goodness — even if we’re not […]

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    The Essential Phone from the Co-Founder of Android is a Sprint Exclusive

    Ready for another Android phone competitor? Well, you’re getting one anyway! You might have already heard about the Essential phone, which was revealed in late May exclusively by The Verge. Billed as a sturdier, modular premium Android phone, Essential was created by Android co-founder Andy Rubin. That’s a pretty good argument, but the Essential phone […]

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    It’s About to Get Easier to Work With Images in Dropbox Paper

    Dropbox has finally started to build out their answer to Google Drive in Dropbox Paper, a collaborative platform that brings in documents, editing, and team chat. They’ve got some catching up to do, especially with team software like Slack getting big, but Dropbox is about to take an important leap forward this week with a […]

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    Seagate is Bringing Their Game Drives to the PlayStation 4

    Seagate’s really having fun with their external storage drives for video game consoles. In partnership with Microsoft, they’ve come out with several special editions for game releases, along with HDD and SSD options (most recently showing off a 4 TB HDD along with the Xbox Game Pass announcement). At E3 this week, they’re announcing their […]

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    Funko Releases Parks and Recreation Funko Pop Vinyl Figurines

    It might feel wrong, but genuine excitement is in order. Funko is releasing a line of Parks and Recreation Pop vinyl figurines, and you can bet that Ron Swanson, mug and all, is right there on top. He’s got company, and they can all hop on your shelf as soon as this summer! The collection is […]