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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    The NES Classic Edition Console Will Be In Stock At Best Buy Tomorrow

    Since its limited release in November, it’s been nearly impossible to buy the NES Classic outside of paying an enormous premium for one on eBay. The consoles have been popping up around stores here and there throughout the holiday season, and they’ve been consistently leaving vacant shelves in their wake within the span of a […]

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    Blade Runner 2049 Gets Its First Trailer

    The torrent of reboots, remakes, and sequels will keep on gushing into next year, with one move in particular giving us fits. The upcoming sequel to Blade Runner is unique in its potential to ruin the original — just the fact that it exists will end some long-running and beloved arguments between fans. But, a lot of people involved […]

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    David Tennant Will Voice Scrooge McDuck, Helps Sing the Theme Song

    That’s Doctor Uncle Scrooge McDuck to you. Former Doctor Who star David Tennant is officially coming back to television, with the revelation that he’ll be voicing Scrooge McDuck in the new DuckTales cartoon set to premiere on Disney XD sometime next summer. From the announcement of the reboot last February to the first teaser a […]

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    Huawei Mate 9 Review

    We’ve reviewed a whole lot of phones this year, but very quietly, one of our favorites has remained a device that came out early in the year. The Huawei Mate 8 wasn’t perfect — Huawei’s EMUI overlay had a lot of problems and the graphics performance was lackluster — but as a pure productivity device, it was nearly […]

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    Super Mario Run Was Downloaded 2.85 Million Times on Its First Day

    After a surprise reveal at the iPhone 7 announcement, Super Mario Run, the first Mario game made for mobile devices, arrived on iOS yesterday. And, what a debut it was — the game blew past Pokémon Go‘s day one downloads, notching 2,850,000 copies downloaded to Pokémon Go‘s 900,000. In the world of smartphones, Mario’s already off to the races. […]

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    Nestle’s Kit Kat Can’t Get a Break, Loses Trademark In Europe

    Last time we were talking about Kit Kat and lawsuits in the same sentence, I’m pretty sure it was in regards to some combination of Google, Samsung, and Apple. No tech involved this time, although we are being treated to another fight over form factors. Yesterday, a 10-year fight over the four-finger shape of Kit […]

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    Starbucks Introduces Fruitcake Frappuccinos With Matching Ugly Christmas Sweater Cozies

    Well, Starbucks already turned all the good holiday flavors into coffee (or otherwise) drinks — I guess all that was left was the bad ones. The legendarily bad holiday dessert/forgotten gift, the fruitcake, has now been turned into a frappuccino that Starbucks will be selling through the weekend. Yes, a special edition cold drink with winter […]

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    Cat-Opoly is the Most Purrfect Version of Monopoly Yet

    It may be that no board game has ever had as many variations as Monopoly. Granted, they’re not so much variations as they are reskins, but it’s hard not to appreciate all the little special edition tokens that come along for the ride (we’re partial to the Coach set). Today, we’ve caught wind of an […]

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    Facebook Developing Response to Proliferation of Fake News

    Fake news — shorthand for news content produced to go viral without regard for sourcing — has become a buzzword since the United States elections in early November. At the heart of the matter is Facebook — since its early days as a social network, Facebook has evolved into a content distribution platform governed by its users and, now, […]

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    Belkin Adds Google Home Support to Their Wemo Smart Home Products

    Google’s answer to Amazon Alexa is starting to gain some traction in the smart home world. The new Google Assistant made waves when it was introduced on the Pixel phone, but the more significant Google Assistant product announced was Google Home. A speaker and smart home hub like the Amazon Echo, the new assistant can […]

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    Yahoo Reveals that a 2013 Hack Resulted in Over 1 Billion Compromised Accounts

    When it’s all said and done, Verizon might get Yahoo’s internet properties for a lot less than the originally agreed upon $4.8 billion. After revelations in September of a previously undisclosed hack the compromised 500 million accounts in 2014, Yahoo admitted yesterday that an unrelated security breach in 2013 affected over 1 billion accounts. Yahoo […]

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    HP Elite X2 (2016) Review

    The HP Elite X2 is one of the latest examples of a specific kind of 2-in-1 convertible laptop — a tablet in form with laptop hardware, a kickstand, and a detachable keyboard. Thanks to a touchscreen and styluses, these devices have become favorites of digital artists, but they’ve got the potential to be more. While the […]

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    The Latest Lego Batman Movie Trailer Digs Deep for Batman Bad Guys

    The gravest threat to Ben Affleck’s Batman is coming to theaters in February. The Lego Batman Movie is set for a February 10 release, and from the two trailers we saw in March, it looks like it’s going to be way more fun than anything the DC Cinematic Universe is doing with the Dark Knight. The […]

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    Cronologics, Makers of the CoWatch, Have Been Acquired by Google

    2016 has been a rough year for smartwatches — not only did sales drop over 50 percent from last year, but the entire year has gone by without an update to Google’s Android Wear smartwatch operating system. Android Wear 2.0 is slated to arrive early next year, but it’s already seen considerable delays, and some Android […]

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    Amazon Has Successfully Completed Their First Drone Delivery

    Chipotle and Domino’s have already gotten into the act, but the era of drone delivery was never going to truly begin until Amazon got started. Last week, they did just that — earlier today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tweeted out the revelation that Amazon has completed their first drone delivery in Cambridge, England. Amazon is currently […]

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    What Disney Villains Would Look Like in Real Life

    Around this time last year, we checked out the art of Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen, who produced some of the most stunning Disney fan art we’ve seen yet — drawings of our favorite Disney ladies and gentlemen in a realistic style. His work’s awesome, and we’ve been appreciative of the hours of entertainment we’ve gotten out of trying […]

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    The Harley Quinn Spinoff Has Been Confirmed and It Will Star Margot Robbie

    The most popular character from Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn was rumored to be getting a spinoff almost as soon as the movie came out and started raking in the cash. Last month, we heard rumors of another ensemble movie that would feature Harley Quinn and possibly the Birds of Prey, an all-girl group of DC superheroes. […]

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    U.N. Fires Wonder Woman As Their Ambassador

    The United Nations has ended their use of Wonder Woman to promote empowerment of women and girls as part of their Sustainable Development Goals after just two months. The campaign was originally to last until into 2017, and while the United Nations has not stated their reasoning, the early end could be in part due […]