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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    Here’s Why Shopping at Whole Foods is Going to Get a Whole Lot Cheaper Next Week

    We had a feeling this was coming. When Amazon bought Whole Foods in June for $13.7 billion, we couldn’t help but wonder if Amazon would allow Whole Foods to continue charging their famously high prices. Amazon’s become the behemoth it is today using low prices and convenience, after all. Turns out not only will Amazon […]

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    The New Premium iPhone Will Almost Certainly Start at $1,000

    Apple rarely surprises anymore — after years of smooth sailing, the ship is getting leaky. It’s been like that for years now, but it’s been even more noticeable in the run up to this year’s introduction of a premium model for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. Some of the damage has even been self-inflicted — most […]

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    KnowRoaming Adds 4G LTE Coverage to Their International Data Service

    Finally planning on doing that months-long country hopping trip that’s been in your head for years? Doing that and staying connected is a lot easier than it used to be — quite a few businesses have been created to break down data borders. KnowRoaming is one we’re personally fond of — instead of having to use a […]

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    The Museum of Ice Cream is Coming to San Francisco in September

    The Museum of Ice Cream, which exists to be ‘grammed, is about to make its third stop. The traveling celebration of all things ice cream appeared in New York City last summer, giant pool of sprinkles and all, before heading to Los Angeles this past spring. Next month, it’s heading up to San Francisco for […]

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    Lego Expands Their Winter Village With Adorable New Train Station Set

    Just about everyone has holiday traditions — why should Lego be any different? They’re gearing up for prime toy shopping season with yet another addition to their Winter Village, a series of sets that are someday going to demand their own display room during the month of December! This year, they’ve prepped this cute train station […]

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    The Qihan Sanbot Service Robot Just Got Better, Faster, and Stronger

    It might not be happening in the United States yet, but in certain spots around the world, robots are taking over the service industry. One of the many robots finding their way into hospitals, airports, and retail centers is the Qihan Sanbot, which made its debut around this time last year at IFA. In that […]

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    Here’s How You Can Put Those Eclipse Glasses Towards a Good Cause

    Congratulations! You got some eclipse glasses, they weren’t the bad unsafe ones, and you had yourself a rad solar eclipse experience — and now those glasses are probably in your junk drawer. If you’re not too concerned with keeping them as a souvenir, there’s a group that wants your help to make sure those glasses still […]

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    This SNES-Themed New Nintendo 3DS XL is Gorgeous and Awesome and Not Coming to the United States

    Maybe. Maybe someday Nintendo will hook us in the States up with a cool SNES-looking 3DS. That day probably isn’t going to be anytime soon, though — Nintendo’s latest special edition handheld is coming exclusively to Europe. Introducing the New Nintendo #3DS XL – Super Nintendo Entertainment System Edition, coming to store shelves on 13/10! #NintendoGC […]

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    The Good Old Xbox 360 is Still Getting New Features Thanks to Hulu

    Usually in the tech industry these days, we’re just happy when hardware gets more than two years of consistent support — let alone 10 more on top of that! Today brings good news for Xbox 360 owners, the last-gen video game console from Microsoft that preceded the Xbox One. Hulu has made their new streaming interface […]

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    tracMo is One of the First Bluetooth 5.0 Lost and Found Trackers

    One of the many little problems tech has tackled in the past few years is finding lost keys and wallets — or even beloved pets! We’ve seen plenty of tiny Bluetooth trackers over the years — little devices that can be attached to something you might lose. Ping them with you phone, and they’ll ring out […]

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    The HP Omen X Laptop is Perfect for Aspiring Pro Gamers

    As we’ve covered a few times here, it’s a real thing now! We know, we’re still adjusting to this future, too. Professional gaming has exploded into a huge business that resembles pro sports in every meaningful way — organized leagues, rabid fans, cheating scandals, expensive sponsorship deals, and yes, even university esports scholarships. We’ve seen an […]

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    Marvel and Netflix Debut Trailer for The Punisher

    Who said after-credits promos were just for movies? Rightly figuring most people were going to binge Defenders like it was one long eight-hour movie over the weekend, Netflix and Marvel tacked on little something extra after the credits of the final episode — and what else would it be but a trailer for the next Netflix’s next […]

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    Jonathan Adler’s Designer Digital Photo Frame is Picture Perfect

    Slowly but surely, everything around the house is getting smart! Even the humble photo frame is getting a brain boost — and why not? If we’re going to take loads of pictures with our smartphones, we might as well show them off, and getting a smart photo frame that can cycle through those pictures automatically is […]

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    The UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker Just Got Alexa

    The UE Boom 2 came out about two years ago, and it’s cruised along as one of the better portable Bluetooth speakers on the market since then. That doesn’t mean Ultimate Ears has just been sitting back and enjoying the success — they’ve been gradually adding features to the speaker over time, including Siri and Google […]