Chance Kinney

From Modesto, California, Chance received a B.A. in psychology from UCLA and an M.A. 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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    5 Women Who Made a Difference in Tech in 2017

    We already knew the deck was stacked against women in tech — 2017 just made it abundantly clear how bad things still are. No industry went untouched by stories of sexual assault and harassment long covered up this year, as women and men alike came forward to expose predators in positions of power. The outrage didn’t […]

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    These Awesome Pokémon Tattoos Were Done for a Good Cause

    We like to think Pokémon would be pretty happy to know that they helped their fellow little monsters here in this world. Marie Terry is a tattoo artist based in London, and for much of last year, she did a pretty awesome thing — Pokémon for Pets! For £60 or more she would tattoo a Pokémon, with all money going […]

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    Here’s Why Instagram Might Get a Little More Annoying in 2018

    Nothing good can stay. If you like Facebook as it is now, we won’t hold it against you, but for our part, we still have fond memories of the time when Facebook was just about seeing what our friends were up to. The changes were subtle. Over time, Facebook created the news feed, made it […]

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    These Adorable Pokémon Drawings Are Total Cuteness Overload

    We’ve seen Pokémon drawn as cuddly creatures before, but nothing could have prepared us for what Kori Arredondo of Mexico had in store for us. Her doodles of Pokémon playing around with each other are pretty much the most heartwarming things we’ve ever seen — brings a whole new meaning to wanting to catch them all! If you […]

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    Our 4 Big Tech Predictions for 2018

    Time to get stuff wrong! Because we don’t have the money to develop a near-sentient AI that can sift through data to generate the most likely outcomes of 2018, we’ll have to do things the old-fashioned way — guessing! Might not go well! Like most things in life, tech seems like it should be predictable until […]

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    This Artist is Giving All the Pokémon Some Funky Fresh Redesigns

    It’s with great pleasure that we say we’re not really sure how to describe Harris Fagotto’s style. The Canadian artist has undertaken the Herculean (Machampian?) task of redesigning all of the Pokémon in his own style, which is a little cute, a little legendary, and completely original. Here’s some of his work on the first generation […]

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    Why the Nintendo Switch Was a Gift to Gaming This Year

    Any anxiety about Nintendo being able to stay independent in the world of video games is gone. Since launching in March, the Nintendo Switch has sold at least 10 million units — and that number is from mid-December, before the full holiday shopping numbers have been added. The Switch’s predecessor, the Wii U, only sold 13.5 […]

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    These Robots Are Your New 2018 Gym Goals

    Not content to make us feel bad about our job security, robots are now embarrassing us with their superior commitment to sick gains. Robotics are engineers are increasingly showing off what they can do by making robots that can pull off impressive athletic feats. In a span of about five years, robots have gone from […]

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    You Won’t Be Able to Resist Trying to Catch All the Cutest Pokémon Ever

    Oh goodness. We’re not going to get over this one. We were already in love with Eric Proctor’s work — see his hilarious Disney x Grumpy Cat crossover series and his sommelier-like pairings of Disney princesses and Eeveelutions — but this is way too much. He’s in the process of drawing the original Pokémon in the cutest way […]

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    The 8 Video Games of 2018 We’re Looking Forward to the Most

    What are we getting comfy with next year? With the enhanced graphics of the Xbox One X and the PS4 Pro and versatility and flat-out fun of the Nintendo Switch, 2018 is shaping up to be pretty amazing! Here’s what we’ve got our eyes on for the new year! Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Windows 10) […]

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    The 8 Movies of 2018 We’re Looking Forward to the Most

    2018 is almost here, and because in the 21st century we know on any given day what movies are going to come out for the next three years, we can start planning out our theater trips as soon as we want! Here’s what will have us buying eating overpriced popcorn in the year to come. […]

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    This Self-Taught Makeup Artist Creates Some Incredible Geeky Full-Body Looks

    Need some makeup goals to pull you into the new year? Take a look at the work of Brenna Mazzoni — living proof that you can become a special effects makeup boss all by yourself. She’s a self-taught makeup artist who creates some amazingly detailed looks, including quite a few inspired by characters from all across […]

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    Our 4 Favorite Video Games of 2017

    We want to celebrate the year that was in video games, and there’s going to be a theme to it this year! In 2017, we clearly saw something that’s been a problem in games for a long time — iterative franchises that bring very little new or innovative to the table with every passing year, unless […]