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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    Spilled Skittles on a Highway Were on Their Way to Becoming Cattle Feed

    What started as online rubbernecking over a bunch of red Skittles spilled all over a Wisconsin highway has become an unexpected lesson about raising livestock. After the spill late last week, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office put up a Facebook post about the incident, then followed up with an update that threw a lot of […]

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    That Chicken Shell Chalupa is Coming to Taco Bell This Thursday – Expect Lines

    I almost never get to talk about Taco Bell news around here, so I’m going to relish the moment. I’m also going to relish eating a Naked Chicken Chalupa on Thursday, and so should you. Taco Bell actually started spreading the word a couple weeks ago, but with the big day rapidly approaching, we wanted […]

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    Sprint Acquires a Stake in Tidal, Will Offer Exclusives to Its Subscribers

    Tidal has a new business partner, and this time, it’s not a fellow artist. The streaming service co-owned by a number of musicians led by Jay-Z has sold off a third of its shares to Sprint, establishing a partnership that both sides hope will bring about a much needed revival. Today’s announcement is light on […]

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    Star Wars Episode VIII Will Be Called The Last Jedi

    After last year’s one-off story, Rogue One, 2017 will see a return to the new Star Wars trilogy. As is now custom, Episode VIII won’t be in theaters until December, but it’s never too early to get the hype train rolling. That train left the station today, with the announcement that Episode VIII will be called The Last […]

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    AT&T Introduces Reasonable International Day Pass for $10 a Day

    AT&T and Verizon have long gotten a bad rap for their international usage plans, which charge a ton of money for calls, texts, and a small amount of data. AT&T’s taking a step in the right direction today with their new International Day Pass, although it’s still a far cry from T-Mobile, which introduced unlimited […]

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    Huawei Honor 6X Review

    CES 2017 was a good show for anyone looking for cheaper phones with solid performance and premium features. The two best options we saw were the ZTE Blade V8 Pro and the Honor 6X, from Huawei’s lower-cost sub-brand. Both featured dual-camera arrays on the rear, marking a first for midrange phones, while stuffing the spec […]

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    The Jack Makes Your Old Headphones Work With the iPhone 7 Wirelessly

    When the iPhone 7 launched, the major complaint (as you may be aware) was the lack of a headphone jack. Apple’s insistence on relying on Bluetooth or Lightning headphones meant that it was impossible to use existing wired headphones without carrying around an adapter. Well, the Jack is still an adapter, but it lets you […]

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    Musical Episodes of The Flash and Supergirl Will Air in Late March

    In a Glee throwback, Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin will get their singing voices back on the air in a mini-crossover. During the March 20 and 21 episodes of Supergirl and The Flash, the two Glee alums (there was some overlap!) will get back to singing along with the rest of the cast, for reasons we can’t wait to […]

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    Samsung Will Reveal the Cause of the Galaxy Note 7 Explosions Tomorrow

    Samsung’s long-delayed report on what went wrong with the Galaxy Note 7 will be made public next Monday during a press release, but word’s already gotten out about what’s to blame. According to The Wall Street Journal, sources are saying that irregularly sized batteries and manufacturing problems led to faults that caused several Note 7 units […]

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    Fashion-First Wireless Earbuds Are Stored in Bracelets and Necklaces

    In 2015, a new company called Ashley Chloe took to Kickstarter to fund Helix, a pair of Bluetooth in-ear headphones stored in bracelets. Their crowdfunding campaign was a success, and it’s helped them create something even more in need of storage — true wireless earbuds. True wireless earbuds — think AirPods, Skybuds, Earin, Samsung IconX, Sol Republic Amps […]

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    Kaskade Now Has His Own Luggage and Backpack Collection

    When Incipio acquired Incase in 2015, one of the big reasons was Incase’s travel prowess. Over the years, they’ve been responsible for a good number of nice tech-friendly bags and backpacks, plus the usual tech accessory fare like cases and the occasional battery pack. Well, at CES this year, Incase just made all those travel […]

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    Intel’s First 5G Modem is Ready to Go, and the Race to 5G Supremacy is On

    Last year at MWC in Barcelona, Intel revealed their plans for 5G network deployment, speaking of a data network that wouldn’t just be faster, but would be better at handling the load of the estimated 50 billion connected devices that will be in service by 2020. This year at CES 2017, Intel backed up their […]

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    HyperX Cloud Revolver S is a Gaming Headset That Works Out of the Box

    Virtual surround sound is becoming the norm in gaming headsets — we’ve seen it on the SteelSeries, LucidSound, and Tesoro headsets we’ve reviewed, but it’s in plenty of other headsets, too. It’s great for gaming — being able to hear the directions of shots fired is handy in any competitive game — but the surround […]

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    Burner and Nomorobo Team Up to Protect Your Privacy from Spam Callers

    The people of this nation have become badly divided in many ways, but there is at least one thing on which there is near-universal agreement — spam calls are a scourge. Whether it’s from robots, telemarketers, or grifters, the intrusions are infuriating and they’re notoriously difficult to stop. It’s one of the reasons why many have […]

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    The University of Cambridge is Hiring a Professor of Lego

    One of the world’s most prestigious universities is hiring a professor of Lego, but if you want to apply, an engineering degree might not do you any good. Lego and the university are looking for an academic in the field of psychology to prove just how good playing with Lego bricks is for young kids. […]

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    Hulu’s Offline Viewing and Streaming TV Bundle Might Be Just a Few Months Away

    TV is changing fast. We’re seeing more and more streaming TV bundles like Sling TV and the recently launched DirecTV NOW prepared as low-cost alternatives for those who don’t want to pay for cable. Hulu has been working on getting into that game for a while now, and judging from a recent interview between AdWeek and Hulu […]

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    Disney Video Reveals the Connections Between Pixar Movies

    Pixar theorycrafting has become a legitimate pastime this decade, with fans the world over trying their best to prove that every Pixar movie takes place in the same world. Well, looks like Disney only wants to encourage it — on the Toy Story Facebook page, there’s a new video showing a number of hidden references made in […]

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    The World of Lisa Frank is Getting Its Own Movie

    It’s been a hot year for the neon colors of Lisa Frank, with an adult coloring book and an athleisure line both coming out in 2016. Well, lest you thought that the Lisa Frank revival was going to be so 2016, think again — Frank is in talks to bring her unicorns to the big screen. Variety […]

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    Chewbacca’s Arm-Ripping Scene was Inexplicably Deleted from The Force Awakens

    Truly a shame. The promise of an angry wookiee tearing off an arm was almost fulfilled in 2015’s The Force Awakens, but the scene was cut before the film made it to theaters. Surprisingly, the arm-tearing doesn’t come after Han’s death, which is definitely when we would’ve expected it (the statute of limitations on spoilers has […]