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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    Holy Smokes Batman, Check Out this $800 Scale Model of the Classic Batcave!

    San Diego Comic-Con is about a month away, and Factory Entertainment has been busy making plays for your wallet paper. They’ve been serving up a steady stream of SDCC exclusive collectibles for preorder, but their latest just hit everyone with a wacky animated ‘Pow!,’ whether they’re headed to San Diego or not. Yes, that’s a […]

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    Pokkén Tournament Will be the First Pokémon Game for the Nintendo Switch

    When the Nintendo Switch was revealed to be a hybrid home/handheld console, a big chunk of the Nintendo faithful got jazzed up about the possibility of a main series Pokémon game on a home console. Well, earlier this week, those fans had to take that jazzy tune down into the minor key — during a Pokémon-centered Nintendo Direct […]

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    Best of Computex 2017

    Computex 2017 is winding down today, and after a week of massive processors and slim laptops, we’re ready to look back and pick our winners. That gets harder every year — Computex is on the upswing, with more and more exhibitors showing up to show off their goods. Even Dell, long absent from the halls of […]

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    Esports and AI Pushed Computing to New Heights at Computex 2017

    With Moore’s Law changing and Intel taking longer to shrink their transistors, there’s been talk of silicon becoming a thing of the past in the semiconductor industry. If silicon’s days are indeed numbered, it looks like it’s going to go out with a bang — thanks to a couple brand new, lucrative, and very power hungry […]

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    The 9 Craziest Cases and Mods We Saw at Computex 2017

    So, I’m going to just head this off at the pass — I’m well aware of how many super rad case mods I missed at Computex this year. That’s either a testament to my bad eyesight or, more likely, that there are more totally sweet case mods on the show floor than can possibly be covered […]

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    Skype’s Latest Update Makes it More Like All the Other Messaging Apps, Including Snapchat

    Next time your phone says Skype has been updated, brace yourself for some big changes. Microsoft has totally redesigned their video calling app, turning it into something that resembles the other major messaging apps out there, like Facebook Messenger, Line, or Viber. Emoji will figure more prominently. The change really is from the ground up — […]

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    The Acer Predator Z35P Looks Like a Solid Widescreen Curved Gaming Monitor

    In the market for a new gaming monitor? With resolutions going up and HDR becoming more and more widespread, it’s getting harder to tell which monitor makes the most sense to buy. For those that are trying to weigh their options carefully, the new Acer Predator Z35P seems like it might hit the sweet spot. […]

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    Seagate’s Xbox Game Drive Gets Tweaked for Xbox Game Pass

    Now that Xbox Game Pass is here, Seagate thinks you might need a bit more storage. A subscription service that covers some Xbox 360 and Xbox One games under one monthly fee, Game Pass might get gamers to install a lot more games on their consoles than before, so Seagate might have a point. They’re […]

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    Netflix Cancels Sense8 After Two Seasons, Despite Twitter Campaign

    I guess Whispers got a job at Netflix after the end of season two, because his work is done — the sensates are no more. Just a month after season two of Sense8 was released, Netflix has decided to cancel the show despite a fan campaign led by one of the cast members. It’s a downer for fans, […]

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    The Asus ROG Zephyrus is the Thinnest Gaming Laptop on the Market [Hands-On]

    While Computex has expanded in scope dramatically in recent years, it’s still the place to be for gamers. We usually get news about the latest and greatest CPUs and GPUs at the annual trade show in Taipei, but this year saw an uptick in gaming laptops and desktops. That’s largely thanks to an AMD resurgence […]

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    Animaniacs is Returning to TV with New Episodes

    I guess we should have seen this coming last year when the original run of the ’90s cartoon classic Animaniacs made it to Netflix. A whole lot of people must have drunk deep from that water tower — now that hard numbers exist proving how many people want to see more Animaniacs, it sounds like it’s only a matter […]

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    LEGO Thor Sets are Just in Time for Ragnarok

    With a new Marvel movie comes new merch, and some of our favorite merch consistently comes from Lego. For Thor: Ragnarok, they’ve come up big once again — literally. As we know, the Hulk is showing up in the new movie as Gladiator Hulk, which is basically Hulk with a sweet hat. Because Hulk with a sweet […]

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    Intel 8th Generation Core Processors are Expected to Ship at the End of the Year

    The big news from Intel’s Computex 2017 keynote yesterday was the new performance line of Core X processors, but they did manage to slip in a little info about the upcoming refresh of their good old Core processors. The 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs are in development now, and during the press conference, Intel VP […]

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    Laptops Running on the AMD Ryzen Mobile Chipset are Coming Later This Year

    Want an affordable laptop that can run Overwatch decently while letting you stream your sick D.Va skills at the same time? That’s the promise of Ryzen Mobile, the laptop-friendly version of AMD’s new high-end processors. We’ll soon find out if they can keep that promise — the first Ryzen Mobile laptops are coming later this year. The […]

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    The Golden Girls Clue Board Game Asks Who Ate the Last of the Cheesecake

    As much as we’d love to see classic murder mystery clue with the Golden Girls, we’ll take this, too. Getting on board the gravy train that is the Golden Girls resurgence, Hasbro has created Golden Girls Clue, and the mystery is who ate the last slice of cheesecake. Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia will be joined by two […]