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 Honor 8 is Getting Updated to Android Nougat and EMUI 5.0

    Usually we don’t make too big of a deal about Android updates, but today bears especially good news for Honor 8 owners. Huawei is now rolling out the excellent midrange phone‘s Android Nougat update. More importantly, that means the Honor 8 is getting Huawei’s updated EMUI 5.0 overlay, and as we’ve seen on newer phones […]

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    Pixlplay Turns an Old Smartphone into a Fun Point-and-Shoot Camera for Kids

    Unless you’ve got an iPhone or a Galaxy S, chances are you’re not going to get much cash for your old smartphone. That’s becoming a big problem, as used and obsolete smartphones start stacking up in the millions. It’s an alarming waste problem, so we’re always happy to see ways to put those old phones […]

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    Logitech Brings Alexa to Your Car

    Not too long ago we took a look at the Logi ZeroTouch smart car system, a way for owners of older cars to turn their smartphones into a driver safe smart car interface. Snapping an Android phone into one of Logitech’s dash or vent mounts automatically launches the ZeroTouch app, which enables simple voice commands […]

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    Man Makes Self-Lacing Sneakers Out of Lego Bricks

    In the run up to Back to the Future day in 2015, Nike went all-in on the promise of self-lacing sneakers. They started off with a faithful recreation of the Nikes from Back to the Future II, but only Michael J. Fox got hooked up. After that, Nike had the tech and figured hey, why not make a […]

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    Google Finally Introduces Android Wear 2.0 Along With Two New Smartwatches from LG

    Smartwatch news wasn’t good for anyone last year, but it was especially bad for the Android Wear crowd. Lenovo was the only Android Wear device maker in the top five at fourth, alongside Apple, Fitbit, Samsung, and Pebble — and the last one doesn’t even exist anymore. But, Apple reportedly saw good holiday sales following the release […]

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    The Simpsons Predicted Lady Gaga’s Halftime Performance Way Back in 2012

    It’s probably safe to assume that anyone who’s ever written for The Simpsons is actually a time traveler — hey, it’d help explain how the show has made it 28 seasons and counting. The Simpsons accurately predicting the future is full-on thing now, having called President Trump in 2000, horse meat scandals, and the persistence of Rolling Stones […]

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    8 of the Geekiest Super Bowl Movie Trailers from Sunday’s Game

    Super Bowl Sunday is maybe the second best time of the year for trailer frenzy (that whole San Diego Comic-con thing is hard to top). So, which movies got millions of dollars sent after millions and millions more dollars to get the big game treatment? Here’s eight with a sort of geeky slant. Well, seven. […]

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    The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe CUV Review

    At CES last month, we got a chance to try out Hyundai’s latest CUV, the 2017 Santa Fe. Turns out, it was a good fit for the occasion — not only does it handle well in Las Vegas CES traffic, it’s a pretty tech-friendly vehicle, even at the cheaper trims. With a clean, sweeping exterior that […]

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    Sharknado 5 Begins Filming Worldwide

    Syfy’s Sharknado series, the correct answer to the question “What’s Gary Busey doing these days?,” has, as quietly as a sharknado can be, become an annual summertime tradition. Installments one through four have dropped every July for the last four years, and from the sounds of it, the fifth one will come swirling in right on […]

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    Funko is Having a Ball With Their Beauty and the Beast Figurines

    We’re all kinds of excited for the live action Beauty and the Beast coming out next month, and we’re not alone. Funko has a ton of new Pop, Dorbz, and Mystery Mini figurines coming out ahead of the new movie, and now we know where they can be found. Funko has ten new vinyl Pop figurines […]

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    Senstone is a Wearable That Turns Audio Notes into Searchable Transcripts

    One thing I’ve learned over the years: good ideas usually don’t come at convenient times. Today, a new Kickstarter project is launching that promises to ensure no time is inconvenient. Senstone is a tiny, button-like wearable device that records audio with the press of a button. Rote stuff, but it’s the companion software that really […]

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    Sabrina the Teenage Witch Might Come to Riverdale

    When we checked out Riverdale, the CW’s more dramatic take on the characters of Archie Comics, we briefly wondered whether or not we could see Sabrina the Teenage Witch on the show in the future. With Josie and the Pussycats characters already in play, it’s conceivable we could see other Archie Comics characters find their way in (especially […]

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    The Logitech Brio is a $200 4k HDR Webcam

    The one piece of hardware in laptops and monitors that has largely gone unloved is the webcam. Usually, that’s because a stock 480p or 720p webcam is good enough to capture your face for video chats. But, times have changed, and there are now a lot more uses for webcams — besides teleconferencing, they’re used for […]

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    6 of the Geekiest Super Bowl Commercials from Sunday’s Game

    Super Bowl LI went down yesterday, alongside the some odd million dollar commercials and a very on-point halftime show from Lady Gaga and Intel. We also got to see the continuation of the more recent tradition of at least a few people at the party complaining that the commercials aren’t as good as they used […]

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    Lenovo Refreshes High-Powered P-Series ThinkPad Workstations

    Have you been holding out to buy a new work laptop? Well, if you’re an engineer, graphic designer, or any other sort of person who really needs all that power that hardware makers love to advertise, Lenovo is giving you something to think about this week. They’re refreshing their P-series ThinkPad mobile workstations with the […]

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    Lady Gaga’s Halftime Show With 300 Dancing Drones Had Help from Intel

    Yesterday was the Super Bowl, and Lady Gaga gave an incredible halftime performance because she’s a consummate professional and that’s what she does. Her coming down from the roof, giving shouts out to her mom and dad mid-song, rocking the classics, and ending everything with a mic spike probably would have been enough, but she […]

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    Lenovo Announces the Yoga A12, a Cheaper Android-Only Version of the Yoga Book

    For all its flaws, there was a lot to like about the Yoga Book, Lenovo’s experimental touch keyboard laptop. The lightweight, extremely thin device doubled as a notepad, with included pen and paper that could be used over that touch keyboard for 1:1 handwriting and drawing on the paper and the display. Pretty cool, but […]

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    Club Penguin Virtual World for Kids is Shutting Down After 12 Years

    Club Penguin, an online staple since 2005, is finally coming to a close in March of this year. The game’s servers will shut down on March 29, but the game’s developers are sending it out right before its successor, Club Penguin Island, launches. Launched by New Horizon in 2005 before being acquired by Disney in 2007, […]