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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    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 […]

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    Here’s A Super Simple Way to Keep Your Laptop Screen Private

    If you need proof that visual hacking — someone snooping over your shoulder while you’re using your smartphone or laptop — is a big problem, look no further than Tomb Raider. It’s not something Lara Croft needs to worry about, but it might have gotten her development team into trouble! In October of this year, […]

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    Huawei Fit Review

    The relatively young wearable market is already showing signs of slowdown. Sales are down 50 percent year over year, while current-era smartwatch pioneer Pebble was stripped down and sold off for parts in the face of mounting debt and declining sales. For fitness trackers and smartwatches (and there’s a lot of overlap), it’s becoming increasingly […]

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    Google Allo Lures in Users With Star Wars Rogue One Stickers

    We can make plenty of jokes relating Google to the Empire and the Death Star, but it turns out they’re having some problems with the irresistible attraction part. Their Allo messaging app launched in September, but has stalled out at five million downloads since then. Aside from the users they pulled in from sales of […]

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    Samsung Will Issue Update Disabling Galaxy Note 7 Devices

    We’ve reached the coda of the sad song of the Galaxy Note 7. The device, recalled twice for faulty batteries prone to thermal runaway and explosions, will be disabled completely by an upcoming firmware update. Samsung has been working to get all Note 7 owners to return their potentially dangerous devices for a refund or […]

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    A Woman Will Be on the Face of the Canadian $10 Bill

    In April of this year, the Department of the Treasury announced long-term plans to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist and former slave best known for her prominent role in facilitating the Underground Railroad. The plans also call for smaller portraits of women to be added to the backs of […]