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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    Fossil is Launching Two New Premium Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches This Fall

    There’s no doubt that confidence in Android Wear smartwatches has been shaken this year — despite a great 2.0 update, lackluster demands have tamped down demand and pushed companies like Motorola to at least temporarily abandon ship. But, we haven’t seen the market totally dry up either, this week we’re learning that one of the earliest […]

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    Coach Has Some Gorgeous New Apple Watch Band Colors for Fall

    Like any good Apple gadget, the Apple Watch has seen a healthy accessory industry spring up around it. The Apple Watch has seen a host of expensive designer bands over the years, including plenty from Coach. This week, they’re unveiling their limited edition collection for the fall season — and yeah, they’re still almost as expensive […]

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    The YouTube App Now Has Its Own Messaging Service

    Seems like if you have an app, adding a messaging feature is now just a matter of course. How else to explain YouTube’s latest feature — an in-app messenger that supports sharing of videos in 1-on-1 or group chats. Google had been testing the feature in a handful of markets around the world, and is now […]

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    David Letterman is Getting His Own Show on Netflix

    Have you seen a picture of David Letterman recently? If you have, you know that he’s rocking a gigantic white beard that is among the world’s best at present. Can’t get enough of that beard? Good news! It and Letterman are coming back to TV, kinda. Letterman will be making his return on Netflix for […]

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    Hackers are Issuing a Ransom Demand from HBO

    As was expected, things are getting even worse for HBO in the wake of an enormous security breach that resulted in 1.5 TB of company data, including scripts, episodes, and private employee information, falling into the hands of hackers. Today, those hackers demanded millions of dollars from HBO executive Richard Plepler in exchange for those […]

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    The Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is Available This Week as an AT&T Exclusive

    Love the Samsung Galaxy S8, but don’t trust yourself enough to keep it free from a cracked screen? It’s your time. As is tradition, Samsung is launching an Active version of their flagship phone, which has the usual reinforced from and shatter-resistant display. Samsung is launching preorders for the Galaxy S8 Active this week, with […]

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    This Guardians of the Galaxy Disco Music Video Featuring the Hoff is Brilliant

    If there’s going to be something weird and musical in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you know it’s going to have to involve the Guardians. From the mind of director James Gunn and the camera skills of David Yarovesky comes this treasure — a disco music video featuring the cast and sung by the ’80s personified, David Hasselhoff. […]

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    Apple Finally Has Their Own Instagram Account

    If you don’t follow Apple super closely, you’d be forgiven for not thinking much of the news that the company has opened up an Instagram account. Well, OK, it’s not big news regardless, but for the Apple faithful, it is kind of interesting — after all, Apple has had very limited involvement with social media over […]

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    The Gold OnePlus 5 is Available Now for a Limited Time

    OnePlus has been having a lot of fun with limited releases of new colors — they did it a few times with the black OnePlus 3T. Now that the all-black paint job is standard for the OnePlus 5, OnePlus needed a new color to play with. Looks like they’ve decided to return to a fan favorite […]

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    Lego is Releasing 5 Awesome New Lego City Sets to Celebrate National Coast Guard Day

    Today is National Coast Guard Day, and unlike way too many national days that have been invented in the past few years, there’s good reason for that. 227 years ago today, the Coast Guard was founded by Broadway star Alexander Hamilton, and it’s been watching over the seas ever since. This year’s celebration brings particularly […]

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    This Weekend’s Episode of Game of Thrones Has Been Leaked

    It has not been a good week for HBO. It started off with a huge security breach that resulted in 1.5 TB of data getting stolen, including episodes, scripts, and private information of employees. Now at the end of the week, they’re having to deal with this weekend’s episode of Game of Thrones getting leaked — and […]

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    No, That New NASA Job is Not For Protecting Earth Against Aliens

    Everyone talking about NASA hiring someone to protect Earth against aliens needs to pump the brakes, because the main task of their Planetary Protection Officer position is something that makes a whole lot more sense considering the state of this planet — it’s to protect every other planet from Earth. You can check out the whole […]

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    Dunkin’ Donuts is About to Change Its Name

    I hope you’re sitting down, preferably with an iced coffee and a glazed donut, because this news is going to hit you hard. Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the nation’s most beloved stops on the way to work, is getting a new name, kinda. In what may really just be cost-cutting measure, Dunkin’ Donuts is about […]

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    The Wonder Woman TV Series Isn’t Going to Happen

    We’ve heard of movies getting so popular that they launch TV shows, but this is a new one. For years, The CW was kicking around a show called Amazon that would have served as an origin tale for Wonder Woman. The show never got off the ground, and now it never will — the movie was so […]

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    If You Have One of These Glitter iPhone Cases, It Could Be Dangerous

    We like glitter as much as the next person, but when it comes to smartphones cases, it’s far from gold. Reports of skin irritation and burns after coming into contact with broken glitter cases has caused one company to issue a recall of 275,000 cases. The company in question is MixBin, and while you might […]

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    New Nintendo 2DS XL Review

    In a couple ways, the New Nintendo 2DS XL was a long time coming. Despite there being tons of handheld systems released in the Nintendo 3DS family, the New 2DS XL looked like it was going to hit a sweet spot when it was announced. I still remember being perplexed when I saw the (now-discounted) […]