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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    Mother’s Day 2017 Gift Guide + Win the Roku Ultra 4k Media Player

    It’s time for our yearly admonition to not get mom a cop-out gift for her special day. Let her know you’re thinking about her as much as she thinks about you with one of these hot gadgets — rest assured, we’ve got something for every kind of mom in here. We’ve even got something any mom […]

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    The Avatar Sequels are Taking Over the Holidays Starting in 2020

    The last couple of years, the holiday season has belonged to Star Wars. If they stick with that schedule (and they might not, since that Han Solo movie is supposed to come out next May), they’ll have some competition starting in 2020. The long-delayed Avatar sequels are officially coming in 2020, 2021, 2024, and 2025, and they’ll […]

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    The X-Men Universe is Getting Three Movies in 2018

    We’re excited about the slew of upcoming live-action Disney movies and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe, but we can’t forget about the X-Men! While that age-old licensing agreement with Fox prevents the X-Men from joining the MCU for now, it’s been hard to call the recent run of […]

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    Master & Dynamic Made a Wireless Speaker Out of Concrete

    Usually when we see speakers of any kind, we see the housing made of plastic or, if things are getting fancy, wood. Concrete? Not so much. But, that’s exactly what New York audio company Master & Dynamic has used in their first wireless speaker, and they have good reason for doing so. The MA770 was […]

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    Astronomers Have Discovered Yet Another Planet That Could Host Life

    We might just have a galaxy teeming with life! We’ve been hearing about plenty of newly discovered planets, systems, and even moons with conditions that could allow for the existence of life — most notably the TRAPPIST-1 system and one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus. Here’s the next name to watch — planet LHS 1140b. Maybe it’ll get […]

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    You Can Now Preorder a Flying Car for a Little Over $1 Million

    I suppose it’s transformative technology in its own way. Slovakia-based company AeroMobil’s flying car, despite appearances, isn’t going to redefine transportation, but it can transform from a light airplane to a car, and after years of testing, it’s available for preorder. Think of it as a Transformer toy, but for like, really rich people. At the risk […]

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    The X-Files is Getting Another Miniseries with 10 Episodes

    With last January’s six-episode revival of The X-Files getting so-so reviews — especially for episodes related to the main story arc — a lot of us figured that would be the end of it. It looks like we’ll be finding out what happens after the aliens show up, after all. The X-Files has officially been confirmed for another 10-episode […]

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    McDonald’s and Mindy Kaling Respond to the Burger King Commercial in Their Own Sly Way

    Maybe the Hamburglar will show up Beetlejuice style if Mindy Kaling says ‘McDonald’s’ during those new commercials. Whatever the reason, saying the brand name is a no go — McDonald’s has decided to have some fun with Google searches instead. If there’s one thing that modern-day marketing departments love, it’s analytics. And apparently, analytics have supported […]

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    Jurassic World 2 is Going to be a Lot Darker and Scarier

    Were you concerned that a dude commanding a pack of raptors maybe diminished the scare value of said raptors? Well, things might be changing when Jurassic World 2 stomps into theaters next year. While on a promo tour for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Chris Pratt talked a little about the next Jurassic movie, teasing that […]

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    New Lawsuit Alleges Bose Has Been Spying on Users With Their Headphones

    Usually when we hear about companies collecting user data — anything from location to browsing history — it’s done by the companies whose business models are built around that data harvest. But, a new lawsuit doesn’t involve the likes of Google or Facebook — it’s Bose that’s been accused of gleaning and selling customer data, and if the […]

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    There’s a Whole New Line of Star Trek Swimwear

    Summer’s around the corner, and ThinkGeek knows it. They’re following up on their awesome Star Trek swimwear collection from last year with a couple brand new designs. Fitting, because with how this winter’s gone, the beach is going to look like an alien planet by the time we actually get out there. Last year, the whole […]

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    The Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor is a Creative’s Dream

    At CES earlier this year, Dell showed off an 8K monitor useful (arguably) to a very small subset of professionals. But, besides the resolution overkill, there was a lot to like about that monitor, especially its wide-gamut color reproduction. Dell’s getting a bit more down to earth today, introducing a similar 4K display that excels […]

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    Everything New Coming to Netflix in May

    Things are about to get political in one of the last socially acceptable ways left. House of Cards is coming back this month, headlining a month filled with superheroes (which Frank and Claire Underwood clearly are). It’s a good month if Netflix has replaced TV altogether for you. House of Cards – May 30 No secret that […]

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    Here are the Virtual and Augmented Realities Facebook Wants You to Live In

    When Facebook bought Oculus and their VR technology, it was only a matter of time until they turned it into a social platform. Facebook announced plans to do so this week at their F8 Developers Conference, making it clear that both virtual and augmented reality is how Facebook will define their future, in accordance with […]

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    That Apple-Disney Acquisition Rumor is Probably Nonsense

    Here we go again. Every once in a while, some analyst gets bored I guess and decides to entertain themselves by tossing an Apple-Disney buyout rumor into the water and seeing how many bites they get. This week saw the latest fishing trip, and considering the numbers involved, it’s almost certainly just as off-base as […]

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    GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork Are Now Free for All Mac and iOS Users

    We’ve got good news for a very particular subset of people today. For the past few years, Apple has been bundling GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork with all of their new hardware, but all three apps still cost money for anyone else using older Apple devices. That’s changed this week, with Apple making the apps free […]

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    Sony a9 is an Incredible Mirrorless Camera That You Probably Can’t Afford

    Sometimes, Sony announces a somewhat affordable camera that allows previously premium features to trickle down to the rest of us. This is not one of those times. Sony announced the a9 today, and make no mistake — this is meant for pros, even if it’s more of a convenience for them than anything. Why is it […]

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    The Japanese Trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Might Contain a Huge Spoiler

    If you’ve gotten this far (and managed to avoid other outlets flagrantly contravening internet spoiler conventions), we’re not responsible for any spoilery. This week, we’re getting a reminder that Japanese moviegoers don’t care about spoilers nearly as much as people in the western world seem to, and their trailers usually reflect that. That’s never been […]

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    Lenovo’s Lightweight New Chromebook Can Run Android Apps

    One of the biggest complaints about Chromebooks is that they run Chrome OS, which doesn’t allow users to install third-party programs. Recently, Google’s gone about fixing that by bringing the hybrid movement to Chromebooks. Some newer Chromebooks have 360-degree hinges and, more importantly, can run Android apps downloaded from Google Play — a feature that will […]

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    Uber May Add a Tipping Feature Later This Year

    Since the beginning, Uber has been opposed to allowing tipping using their app. But, a proposed rule change in New York by the Taxi and Limousine Commission could force Uber to change that policy as soon as this year. Unlike competing contractor taxi company Lyft, Uber does not allow tipping through the use of their […]

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    Steve Ballmer Does Country a Solid, Creates Website to Track Government Spending

    Since stepping down as Microsoft CEO and board member in 2014, Steve Ballmer has gone from freaking out on stage at corporate conferences to freaking out at Clippers games. Turns out he’s been freaking out about one more thing over the past few years — how difficult it is to find, filter, and understand government statistics, […]