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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    Ice Cream Katana Swords Are a Thing in Japan

    If we truly lived in a just world, everyone would get to eat ice cream all the time and no one would do bad or mean stuff to anyone else. Maybe that’s the dream behind Japan’s latest sweet treat — ice cream katanas. As if Japan didn’t already solidify its position as dessert champion with its […]

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    Domino’s is Testing Self-Driving Pizza Delivery Cars with Ford

    Domino’s has been at the forefront of pizza delivery technology for as long as I can remember pizza delivery technology being a thing (so, the pizza tracker). They’ve tested delivery robots, they’ve tested pizza delivery drones, and now they’re going to be testing autonomous car deliveries — kind of. We’re still many years out from ever […]

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    Huawei’s Updated Line of MediaPad Tablets Goes on Sale Starting Today

    Huawei is finally ready to turn their new tablets for 2017 loose. They’ve announced the availability of four new tablets — two 8″ and two 10″ — in a bid to convince consumers that Android tablets are still worth buying as coffee table entertainment devices. The two MediaPad M3 Lite tablets are lower-cost versions of the MediaPad […]

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    Here Are All the Price Cuts Amazon Brought to Whole Foods Today

    We weren’t surprised to hear that Amazon would be slashing prices at Whole Foods after their deal to acquire the grocery chain closed, but we weren’t sure how deep those cuts would be at the outset. Well, it’s day one of those price cuts, and while they aren’t store-wide, some items have gotten some pretty […]

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    Fitbit is Introducing Third Party Apps and Payments in Their New Ionic Smartwatch

    Fitbit has been surviving in the world of wearables. The company that carried the banner for mainstream fitness tracking doesn’t have tired legs, but it is starting to see the wrong kind of separation from the more well-heeled (Apple) and the more tightly focused (Garmin). That led Fitbit to make a couple of surgical acquisitions […]

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    Moto Z2 Force Review

    We had a lot of fun with the Moto Z last year, if for no other reason than it tried something radically different. Motorola was seemingly able to get modularity right, creating an ultra-thin phone that could be paired with a number of magnetic back cases called Moto Mods to add the likes of external […]

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    Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi Will be the New CEO of Uber

    After a long series of wrong turns dating back to the company’s founding for all we know, Uber is finally ready to get back on the right path. The Uber board of directors convinced former CEO Travis Kalanick to resign in June after a deluge of bad press, including the revelation of a sexist company culture, […]

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    The Volvo XC60 CUV is Smart in More Ways Than One

    Since 2010, Volvo has been overhauling their lineup of vehicles, flush with cash after being acquired by Chinese firm Zhejiang Geely. With renewed focus on safety and luxury, they’ve done great work with the redesigned XC90 SUV and the completely new S90 sedan. This year sees the culmination of a ground-up redesign of the XC60 CUV, a more compact […]

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    The BlackBerry KEYOne is Coming to AT&T in a Bold Space Black

    Did this year’s new BlackBerry KEYOne get your attention? It got ours — while the phone wasn’t perfect, the physical keyboard felt great and was stocked with some genuinely useful features. If you’ve been on the fence about getting one for yourself, good news — starting September 1, you’ll be able to try before you buy. That’s […]

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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 […]