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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    Windows Vista Has Finally Been Laid to Rest

    They say Microsoft always follows a good operating system with a bad one. Well, Windows XP was one of the best operating systems ever for its time, so it’s only fitting that its successor was an epic dud. Windows Vista was one of Microsoft’s many infamous operating system disasters, and while it lasted only a […]

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    Tesla is Now the Most Valuable United States Automaker

    They’re not profitable, they don’t always (or often) meet deadlines, and they don’t sell the most cars, but Tesla can now claim one superlative among car companies — they’re the most well-funded. As of today, they’re the most highly valued car United States car company at $50.84 billion, passing GM’s $50.79 billion. Given that Tesla doesn’t […]

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    New Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Pits Thor Against the Hulk, Gladiator Style

    The latest trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is out, and it’s comic bookish in all the right ways. From outrageous outfits to huge battles to a Colosseum-style face-off between Thor and the Hulk, it’s looking like Marvel’s upcoming adventure will be one of the most fun yet. In case you were somehow wondering whether or not Ragnarok was […]

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    Sprint is Giving Away the iPhone 7 for Free With a Trade-In

    If your old phone has gotten a bit too janky for your liking, Sprint is making it worth your while to upgrade. Today, the carrier announced that they’ll be giving away the iPhone 7 for free with a trade-in and, of course, with you switching to Sprint. The freebie in this deal is a 32 […]

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    EarlySense Live Review – Finally, an Accurate Sleep Tracker

    For many families, home care is a preferable option to extended hospital stays or nursing homes. Being in a familiar place is a lot more comfortable for the elderly or those going through long-term illnesses, but there are trade-offs. A lot of families, with assistance, tackle home care themselves without the monitoring equipment found in […]

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    ZTE Quartz is a Super Cheap AndroidWear 2.0 Smartwatch with 4G

    A big complaint about smartwatches thus far is that without a smartphone, they aren’t very useful. That’s an especially big deal for runners who don’t want to be weighed down by a smartphone, but it’s also an issue for anyone who might want to rely on their phone a little less. That’s why we’ve seen […]

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    The Nintendo Switch is at the Heart of Another Bendgate

    The Nintendo Switch has been a success story so far, but there have been bumps in the road. At launch, the console was beset by complaints that the left Joy-Con controller tended to disconnect or lag — something that Nintendo eventually responded to by repairing affected units. Well, it sounds like Nintendo might have some more […]

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    It’s Official; Folks Like Microsoft Tablets Better Than iPads

    Apple just lost a talking point for their next press conference. Customer satisfaction gurus J.D. Power just released the results of its look at the tablet market for 2017, and found that Microsoft is now leading the way with its Surface hybrids. Microsoft shouldn’t get too comfortable — out of a possible 1,000 points, Microsoft scored […]

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    Adidas 3D-Printed Sneaker Can Be Custom Made Just for You

    One of the most exciting aspects of 3D printing is that it makes it possible to produce large batches of slightly different products quickly. Whereas traditional mass production just pumps out thousands of identical units, 3D printing processes can introduce slight tweaks to suit individuals. One of the most obvious uses for that? Shoes! Thanks […]

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    This Passover, Conduct Seder With a Harry Potter-Themed Haggadah

    Passover is almost here, and one rabbi is doing all he can to make it magical. Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg, after years of meticulous study of the Torah and the seven sacred tomes of Harry Potter, has written The (Unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah, and as Rosenberg himself stresses, it’s absolutely cleared for use during seder. Alright, so he plays […]

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    Comcast Has a New Wireless Phone Service That Costs $45

    The wireless industry has gotten very active and very crowded this year. While the major players have all released new unlimited data plans, a swarm of prepaid carriers have been falling over themselves trying to offer the lowest prices. Into the fray jumps Comcast, but the new wireless plan they’re unveiling this week isn’t meant […]

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    HP’s Latest Printer is Crazy Cheap at Just $50

    Printers are a tough sell in 2017. Receipts and tickets can now be called up on a mobile app, turn-by-turn navigation is universal for anyone with a mobile device, and now that we have digital picture frames, I’m not sure how many people are still printing photos. So, why get one? Simple — that one professor […]

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    The Next Hello Kitty Cafe is Opening in Arcadia, California this Weekend

    Even more sugary Hello Kitty goodness is coming to southern California this weekend. The Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia, CA will now be home to the Hello Kitty Mini Cafe, and it’ll have all the delicious goodies of the food truck and container cafe. The themed cafes have been serving up Hello Kitty cookies, […]

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    Germany is Attempting to Make Fake News Illegal

    Facebook and Twitter might want to invest in some moderators soon — if a new bill passes through Germany’s legislative branch, the sites would be required to delete posts deemed to spread fake news or incite hate. Ideas for the bill have been under discussion since last year, with a finalized version arriving this week. What’s […]

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    Hello Kitty is Now Playing Major League Baseball

    Spring is here, and that means baseball is back! And, considering that interest in baseball is as high as it’s been in years thanks to the Cubs finally winning the World Series, Hello Kitty felt it was high time to get in on the action. To celebrate the opening week of baseball, the Sanrio online […]

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    YouTube Releases an App Optimized for Slow Internet Connections

    With many of the affluent markets already saturated with tech, greater and greater attention is being paid to lower-income markets. Already this year, we’ve seen an affordable new Nokia phone for emerging markets and Amazon Cash, a service that makes it easier to shop on Amazon without having a debit or credit card. Today, it’s […]

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    Invader Zim is Coming Back to Nickelodeon as a TV Movie

    Zim is going to get one last go at conquering Earth. In a pretty big surprise, it’s been announced that series creator Jhonen Vasquez is making a 90-minute Invader Zim TV movie for Nickelodeon, with all the major voice cast members coming back. The show was one of the strangest to ever grace Nickelodeon. In the […]

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    London Will Start Testing a Driverless Shuttle Bus This Month

    Field testing of driverless cars has been steadily increasing over the past couple of years, but it’s mostly been limited to cars. This week, London is kicking off a pilot program to investigate how the technology can apply to the shuttle bus. For the rest of this month, a driverless shuttle bus named Henry will […]