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 Life of Steve Jobs is Now an Opera

    It’s an odd-numbered year, and that means we’re due for yet another interpretation of the life of Steve Jobs. This time, it’s coming in the form of an opera courtesy of the experimental platform that is the Santa Fe Opera. The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs debuted over the weekend during the opera house’s summer festival season, making Apple’s famously […]

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    Nickelodeon Gives Sneak Peeks of Hey Arnold and Rocko’s Modern Life Revivals at San Diego Comic-Con

    It’s not just Invader Zim that Nickelodeon is bringing back. They’re going all in on the ’90s (just like everyone else in entertainment) by bringing back Hey Arnold! and Rocko’s Modern Life, too! Like the Invader Zim revival, Arnold and Rocko will be coming back in TV movie-length specials, and Nickelodeon showed off a little of both at San Diego Comic-Con […]

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    Things Finally Get Hairy in the Inhumans SDCC Trailer

    Marvel’s Inhumans, the upcoming TV show that will debut in IMAX theaters in September, has gotten off to a rocky promotional start. It’s hard to do special effects-heavy superpowers on a TV budget, and with much of the initial promo footage focusing on family drama between the main characters, fans were left wondering what they could […]

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    Stargate is Coming Back in a 10 Episode Origins Series

    Been pining for more Stargate since the untimely end of Stargate Universe? Now’s your time — it’s coming back, although there might not be enough on the plate to satisfy your appetite. MGM has begun production on a new series called Stargate Origins, which will look at Catherine Langford (one of the main characters in the original movie) as she goes […]

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    Lenovo is Giving the Yoga Book a Couple of Bright New Paint Jobs

    Lenovo’s Yoga Book was a breath of fresh air last year — an unusual laptop that swapped out the keyboard for a flat slate that could be used to save handwritten notes and drawings to the computer. This year, Lenovo is giving that ultra-lightweight laptop some bright new color options, but we’re not sure if it’s […]

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    Mattel is Making Another Wonder Woman Barbie Doll for Justice League

    She was already a superhero in our books, but it looks like Barbie will really be getting superpowers this year. Revealed exclusively by Nerdist, Mattel will be showing off two upcoming additions to the Barbie pantheon this week at San Diego Comic-Con — Wonder Woman and Mera! Both will be in Justice League, and both can be […]

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    Two New Harry Potter Books Are On Their Way

    It’s been 20 years of waiting, but you still hold the faith — that Hogwarts invitation letter is still on its way. Well, in that case, you’ll want to be prepared for classes, and Bloomsbury Books just posted the pre-course reading list. The UK publisher of the Harry Potter series is teaming up with the British […]

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    Hello Kitty and Pac-Man are Teaming Up for Merch and Games

    Hello Kitty’s been busy lately! She’s been finding her way onto baseball teams, getting into high-fashion sunglasses, and helping everyone get into some super cute, super comfy loungewear. And, you had to know that with San Diego Comic-Con happening this week, she wouldn’t be sitting idle. Turns out, she’s found the perfect friend — what better […]

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    These Adorable Funko Horror Figurines are Still Pretty Creepy

    It’s how it goes in the world of horror — cuteness makes everything scarier. Kids and dolls are always bad news, and when something looks nice and sweet, it’s probably about to kill someone. So yeah, Funko’s new Dorbz figurines of horror characters? Probably even creepier than the usual figurines. Granted, Beetlejuice and Gizmo aren’t super […]

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    Google Glass is Back, and This Time it Means Business

    It’s been over two years since Google’s early attempt at wearable augmented reality blew up in their face. In 2015, Google finally had to admit that Google Glass in its then-current form wasn’t going to work as a consumer device after receiving tons of blowback about the unsettling idea of someone staring at you with […]

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    Fruit Punch Pickles are Now a Thing at Walmart

    It’s the fate of all secret food concoctions to hit the mainstream. Unicorn drinks got picked up by Starbucks, who got sued for their troubles, but this latest creation is a lot less cute and even more unexpected. If you’re not already acquainted, meet fruit punch pickles. It’s what it sounds like — after cucumbers have […]

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    Olloclip and Incase Have Teamed Up for the Ultimate Mobile Video Pack

    Olloclip has been making terrific photography accessories for smartphones for a while now. With tons of external lenses, lighting add-ons, and stabilization tools, the only tricky part has been storing everything for travel! Now they’re fixing even that problem with the help of Incase, releasing a handy accessory kit for the iPhone 7 and iPhone […]

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    Ryan Gosling Gets Thrown Through a Wall in the New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

    The second trailer for Blade Runner 2049 dropped yesterday, and among other things, it confirms that Dave Bautista is a pretty big guy. Ryan Gosling’s Officer K tries to take Bautista’s character in and gets thrown through a wall for his trouble, but from the looks of the new trailer, it’s Jared Leto’s character that he’ll […]