Chance Kinney

From Modesto, California, Chance received a B.A. in psychology from UCLA and an M.A. 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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    LG V30 First Impressions

    For the past few years, the LG V series has stood out as LG’s high-end multimedia phone, excelling in audio and video. They’ve also used the V series to experiment with some other ideas daring enough to not be fit for the mainstream G series — things like the second screen strip that functioned as a […]

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    This New App Thinks Clean, Accessible Public Bathrooms Are Worth Paying For

    Got a bathroom emergency brewing in the big city? Sometimes you don’t have many options — most places (fairly enough) reserve their bathrooms for customers, plenty others don’t have any at all, and it’s hard to tell which is which when you’re on the street and desperately looking. Is that a problem worth paying money to […]

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    You Need to Check Out This Bicycle Made Out of Whisky Barrels

    This might be the only time when combining booze with bicycles is OK! Not wanting good wood to go to waste, upscale bike manufacturer Renovo decided to let Scottish whisky experts Glenmorangie know that their old whisky barrels could find new life in their workshops. The result is the Glenmorangie Original, a gorgeous bike built […]

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    The Latest Nintendo 2DS XL Special Edition Looks Just Like a Poké Ball

    How can Nintendo possibly top that adorable Pikachu 3DS XL from earlier this year? Well, with how cute that guy was, we’re not sure if that’s possible, but this new 2DS XL has a good argument! Nintendo is dressing up their latest and greatest handheld as a Poké Ball in a special edition release confirmed to be […]

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    Here are 15 Totally Adorable Versions of Your Favorite Characters

    Star Trek, Star Wars — doesn’t matter! Everything’s fair game when it comes to the adorable artistry of Steph Lew. Her cuties draw on the whole pantheon of pop culture, and better yet, they’re all available as high-quality prints! If there’s a hole in your array of living room art (and there’s always one!), we’ll help […]

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    Tesla Assigned Partial Responsibility for Last Year’s Fatal Autopilot Crash

    While most of the automotive industry has approached autonomous driving slowly and cautiously, Tesla has sped forward — last year, to fatal results. In May 2016, Joshua Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S collided with a semi truck while Autopilot, Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving technology, was activated. Brown was assigned most of the blame for […]

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    Dell’s Cool and Comfortable Mixed Reality Headset is Available for Preorder Today

    IFA 2017 was big for Microsoft’s upcoming Mixed Reality platform. Arriving with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17, Windows Mixed Reality combines virtual reality with the internal tracking features Microsoft introduced on their HoloLens headset. That’s allowed for Mixed Reality headsets that don’t require external light towers to work — you can roam […]

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    Apple TV Finally Gets a 4K HDR Upgrade

    To their credit, Apple often enough tends to wait to jump on trends until they’ve picked up enough steam. That seems to be the case with 4K HDR — the technology was always convincing, but for a while, there simply wasn’t enough 4K HDR content to make the new hardware worth it to the mainstream consumer. […]

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    The Apple Watch Series 3 Can Make Calls Without Needing an iPhone

    The big news from Apple’s event yesterday was no doubt the announcement of the high-end iPhone X alongside the iPhone 8, but Apple had a bit to say about the Apple Watch, too. Funny enough, right alongside the most expensive, advanced iPhone ever was a smartwatch that doesn’t need it — the new Apple Watch Series […]

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    Strava Just Made it Way Easier to Pull in Data from Your Cycling Classes

    Despite not being tied to any one fitness tracker or smartwatch, Strava has managed to secure a place as one of the best fitness tracking apps on the market. They’ve done it by working with as many fitness wearables as possible, but now they’re turning their attention to a whole other source of data — gyms […]

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    Disney and Lucasfilm Have Gone Back to J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

    Well, they tried to experiment. Disney and Lucasfilm wanted to see what younger, less experienced directors could do with the Star Wars saga, and they didn’t like what they saw. They replaced Phil Lord and Christopher Miller with the ever-dependable Ron Howard on the upcoming young Han Solo movie, and now they’ve made an even safer […]

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    The $1,000 iPhone X Ditches Touch ID for Facial Recognition, Adds an Edge-to-Edge OLED Display

    After all the rumors and leaks, Apple has finally revealed their high-end 10th anniversary iPhone — and there weren’t many surprises. The name convention-breaking iPhone X (pronounced iPhone Ten) as promised introduces an edge-to-edge OLED display, ditching the home button and Touch ID in favor of facial recognition. There are plenty of other goodies Apple has […]

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    Sounds Like Samsung is Planning a Folding Galaxy Phone for Next Year

    Today is Apple’s day, which means that Samsung is going to do everything they can to try to steal their thunder! Being real, nobody is going to steal Apple’s thunder today, but what Samsung CEO DJ Koh just said at a press conference in South Korea is pretty darn interesting, anyway. Koh took the stage […]

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    The Sony RX10 IV is a Fixed-lens Handheld Camera That Can Take Some Incredible Action Shots

    Sony has been doing some terrific work with their mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, but they haven’t forgotten about their fixed-lens lineup. The RX10 is getting a refresh today with the announcement of the RX10 IV, which adds some pretty impressive autofocus and continuous shooting features to what was already a pretty impressive handheld camera. With […]

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    Nintendo is Planning to Bring Back the NES Classic Next Year

    In a shocking development, Nintendo has decided that they enjoy making things that print money! Last year, the NES Classic — a box made to look like the ’80s video game console preloaded with 30 NES games — was in extremely high demand around the holiday season. Unfortunately, Nintendo didn’t meet that demand, leaving a lot of […]

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    Futurama is Getting a New Episode, But It Won’t Be on TV

    The on-again off-again hijinks of Fry and Leela are going to continue yet again this week, but this revival won’t last quite as long as the TV show did! After a four-season run on Fox ending in 2003 and a three-season run on Comedy Central ending in 2013, Futurama is getting what might be its last […]

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    Nomad Has Come Out with the Only USB-C Cable You’ll Ever Need

    Nomad has made some of our favorite iPhone cases, but they’re no stranger to charging cables and accessories, either. They’ve been known to bring some of their rugged builds to charging cables to prevent fraying over time — ideally ensuring you only need to buy one charging cable, ever! Later this month, they’ll be bringing that […]

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    Tesla Extended the Range of Their Cars to Help Owners Evacuate Ahead of Hurricane Irma

    Hurricane Irma has finally weakened into a tropical storm, signifying that the worst is over for the state of Florida. Over the weekend, we saw images and video of winds and floods that have caused hundreds of billions of dollars worth of damage — damage, like that caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, that will take […]

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    28 More Fan-Made Disney Princess Rings of Your Fairy-tale Dreams

    We’re not sure there’s ever been an outpouring of creative fervor quite like what we’ve seen from Disney fans over the years — especially when it comes to jewelry! After all, if two Disney fans are going to get hitched, they’re going to need some rings to suit the occasion. As we’ve done plenty of times […]