Chance Kinney

From Modesto, California, Chance received a B.A. in psychology from UCLA and an M.A. 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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    Recent Study Says Fitness Trackers Aren’t Helping People Get Fit – Yet

    Wearables, be they fitness trackers or smartwatches, are supposed to help make us healthier. Some of them might be able to buzz you about an incoming email or let you boss the Google Assistant or Siri around, but fitness tracking is the one feature that can’t be done effectively with a phone. So, if it […]

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    This Gorgeous Pokémon Fan Art is Perfect Tattoo Inspiration

    We’re no strangers to the world of Pokémon tattoos, but we’ve never seen something quite like this! Artist Airaly has created gorgeous, swirling versions of Pokémon from all up and down the generations, giving us vibrant works of art perfect for any Poké fan looking to get inked up. Check out her work below, and if you like what […]

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    Sunday Amazon Deals – Get Cozy With Mermaid Blankets and Switch Games!

    Every weekend, we’ll cruise around Amazon to find a few good tech deals! Who knows, from time to time we might even spot some non-tech deals we think you might like! Don’t hold us to it. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a […]

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    These Disney Princesses Can Take Care of Themselves, Thanks

    Life would be a lot tougher for Disney villains in this world. Artist Ataraxicare on DeviantArt imagined Disney royalty as warriors ready for battle with anything from dragon to some odious gasbag man. Lot of variety in Disney villains! It’s a wide spectrum. If you’d follow these princesses into battle, make sure you also follow this link […]

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    In 2018, Alexa and the Google Assistant Are Going to Be Everywhere

    We know, we know. Smart home assistants have been the subject of tech trend pieces for like three years now. But, if there’s a difference in 2018, it’s that it’s becoming more clear that Alexa and the Google Assistant aren’t meant to be home operating systems — they’re meant to run your life! CES 2018 saw […]

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    The Adorable, Useful, and Weird Robots of CES 2018

    “Look at how wild the future is going to be!” is one of the major themes at every CES that has ever been. In the 2018 version of the electronics tradeshow in Las Vegas, the vision of a future is one of robots, everywhere. The show was loaded with them, and while most of them […]

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    These Are the New Fossil Smartwatches That Need to Be On Your Radar

    I’ve got mixed feelings about wearables, and especially smartwatches. Anything worn is a very personal display of taste and style, and while wearables may or may not be useful depending on who you talk to, they all too rarely add style points (we’re usually happy if they just don’t take style points away). Part of […]

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    Disney Characters Get the Royal Treatment in These Fantastic Portraits

    Karen de la Garza is clearly a fan of museums! Her series of Disney royal portraits paints our favorite characters in a whole new light, taking inspiration from some of the great portraits commissioned by royalty throughout history. Let’s go on a guided tour — once you’re done, you can break off from the group and […]

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    CES 2018 Has Been a Real Snoozefest Thanks to All the Sleep Tech

    At any given moment, a large part of the tech industry is dedicated to fixing the problems that have been created by the tech industry. With sleep cycles ravaged by screens of all sizes and notifications that don’t stop coming unless they’re silenced, sleep tech has been booming in recent years. Looks like it hasn’t […]

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    We Pretty Much Want All of These Realistic Pokémon as Pets

    We already know from the games that Pokémon would make awesome pets — well, alright, we can think of a few exceptions (sorry Koffing). Artist Ruth Taylor just confirmed it for us with her amazing drawings of Pokémon if they existed in our world instead of their cute, cartoony world of constant Pokémon-on-Pokémon violence. We’re impressed, and if you […]

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    Alexa is Getting a Potty Mouth Thanks to Kohler

    Sometimes, when a tech thing gets very popular, lots of companies get very excited and have big ideas. Often, those ideas are toilet. But, rare and precious are the times when those ideas are literally toilet. Such are the goings-on at CES in Vegas this week, where Kohler has put forward not just a smart […]

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    Here’s What Disney Villains Looked Like in Their University Days

    They had to learn how to be evil somewhere, right? We’ve looked at fan artist Hyung86‘s takes on Disney characters in trendy university attire before, when we took a look at the women of the Disney world. Today, we’re checking out his work on the villains — I don’t know if Disney university has a major in […]

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    These Pokémon Fusions are So Good, They Should Be in the Next Games

    No joke — they’ve done evolutions, they’ve done mega evolutions, they’ve done alternate forms — if Game Freak is looking for another new game mechanic to add to the next generation of Pokémon, why not make it fusions? Artist Seoxys has us convinced, anyway — her series of Pokémon Fusion is creative, inventive, and just plain fun! We’ve picked out our […]