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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    LG’s Latest OLED TV Might as Well Be Wallpaper

    If there was any doubt about which company was going to rule TVs at CES 2017, it’s gone. LG has announced their 2017 line of TVs, and it’s headlined by the W7 Signature — the flexible OLED panel is so thin (thinner than any smartphone), it can only be mounted (looks more like affixed) to the […]

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    ZTE’s Crowdsourced Phone Design Will Be Released as the Hawkeye

    Remember that wild-looking winner of ZTE’s crowdsourced CSX project? Well, the final design is a little more subdued, but ZTE is making good on making it a reality. The result of the design process and ZTE’s refinements is called the Hawkeye, and it can be preordered on Kickstarter starting today for $200. We’re a little […]

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    The ZTE Blade V8 Pro is One Sharp Midrange Phone

    CES 2017 has been full of good news for anyone who doesn’t want to spend too much on a smartphone. Yesterday, we saw Huawei announce the Honor 6X, the first dual-camera phone with a premium build at the $250 price point. ZTE is following up today with the Blade V8 Pro, the second sub-$250 phone […]

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    Samsung Introduces New Even More Premium Line of QLED TVs

    It’s CES time, and that means lots of new televisions. But, televisions have been hitting a wall the past few years — we’re getting about as much as we can out of LED-backlit LCD panels, but OLED panels are still a bit too hard to source and produce to go mainstream. That hasn’t stopped Samsung from […]

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    Honor 6X Offers a Killer Smartphone Value for Under $250

    Last year, when Huawei announced their Honor 8 smartphone, we were expecting a follow-up to the more affordable Honor 5X from late 2015. Looks like they saved it for CES — Huawei has just announced the Honor 6X, a $250 smartphone that includes premium features like a dual-camera array on the back. Better yet, Huawei’s giving […]

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    The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Will Make 2017 Smartphones Media Powerhouses

    It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for a new brain behind all those upcoming flagship Android smartphones. As usual, most of those phones will be powered by a Qualcomm SoC — an all-in-one mobile chipset that includes the CPU, GPU, image processor, modem, audio processor, and a handful of other chips that […]

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    The HP Sprout Pro G2 Gets a Sleek Redesign and Improved 3D Scanning

    When HP introduced the Sprout PC in 2014, it was one of those curiosities that could have easily ended up forgotten by history. The expensive, ungainly 23″ all-in-one had a huge downward-facing camera/projector hanging off the top for 2D and 3D scanning and replaced the keyboard with a huge touch mat that could be used […]

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    This Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed Works While You’re Sleeping

    Sometimes, we see cool tech that isn’t practical for very many people. Well, a lot of the time. So, it’s always nice to see tech that everyone could use. As we’ve been made well aware over the years (sleep trackers!), not even a good night’s rest is clear from the reach of connected tech. And […]

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    Lenovo Enters the Smart Home With Their Own Alexa-Enabled Smart Assistant

    Amazon’s immense success moving Alexa devices during the holiday probably didn’t come as a surprise to anyone in the tech industry. It certainly didn’t come as a surprise to Lenovo — they’ve been working with Amazon to create their own smart home speaker, and they’re showing it off at CES 2017. The Smart Assistant is, essentially, […]

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    The ThinkPad X1 Family Gets Revamped for 2017

    Last year at CES, Lenovo expanded the ThinkPad X1 line into the flagship X1 Carbon laptop, the X1 Yoga 2-in-1, and the X1 Tablet slate PC. All three devices are getting a refresh at CES 2017, and while they all appear much the same as last year’s models, there are some hardware upgrades and helpful […]

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    Lenovo’s Miix 720 Takes On the Surface Pro

    In August of last year, we had the Miix 510 down as Lenovo’s answer the the Microsoft Surface line, thanks to the same kind of kickstand, Intel Core i processors, and the Active Pen stylus as an option. At CES this year, Lenovo is going after the Surface Pro. The Miix 720 is much more expensive […]

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    Lenovo Announces New Line of VR-Ready Legion Gaming Laptops

    Up until the last couple of years, gaming laptops typically weighed over 10 pounds and looked every bit like it — needing discrete graphics cards and the batteries to run them, they were awfully bulky. Machines like the Razer Blade have done a lot to change that image, and Lenovo is following suit with Legion, their […]

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    Samsung Put Some Real Elbow Grease into This 4-in-1 Washer and Dryer Combo

    Clear out some space in the laundry room, because Samsung is coming to take over. Don’t worry — they’re coming with front-loaded washers and dryers, not their more ill-fated top-loaded ilk. The company is pouring just about every laundry idea they’ve got into the FlexWash + FlexDry laundry system, which allows for multiple loads to be […]

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    Dell’s 2-in-1 Version of XPS 13 Has Finally Arrived

    Last time we checked in with the Dell XPS 13, it was getting a rose gold edition. Well, now it’s getting in on one more trend — the 360-degree hinge. At CES 2017, Dell is debuting the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, a machine with similar specs to the XPS 13, plus a little extra flexibility. Being […]

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    The Top 10 Apps of the Year Will Not Surprise You

    It’s been like this for a while, but the Wild West has been tamed. The world of apps has been whittled down to a few giants, and it’s those giants that dominate the top 10 apps of 2016. Nielsen has been getting into mobile analytics lately, and they’ve put together the list based on average […]

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    Samsung Will Have a New Soundbar That Doesn’t Need a Subwoofer at CES

    It’s about time. Soundbars have long been great audio options for people who want a simple, all-in-one speaker system to pair with their television, reducing clutter. They’re sometimes used in surround systems, too, but in recent years, soundbars have been outfitted with virtual surround sound tech, making them viable lower-cost alternatives. The sticking point has […]