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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    LEGO Needs to Morph This Power Rangers Megazord into a Real Set

    Want a Lego Megazord that really transforms, and really has the individual Zords? Now’s your chance. Lego Ideas user wahkaka0321 has submitted a proposal for the ultimate Megazord set, and it’s looking for support. Lego Ideas is Lego’s fan submission site — if a set proposal gets 10,000 supporters, it’s added to a list that Lego will […]

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    Sonequa Martin-Green’s Character Name on Star Trek: Discovery is Finally Revealed

    The production team behind Star Trek: Discovery hasn’t been big on teasing the new show, so we’ll take bits of news where we can get them. In other words, we’re getting excited over a name this week — CBS tweeted an introduction of Sonequa Martin-Green’s character, who will be the lead in the upcoming series. She’ll play […]

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    Amazon Just Made it Possible to Buy Stuff Without a Credit Card

    A popular term in finance tech circles is ‘the unbanked’ — those without a bank account, whether they be low-income people or younger people who seem to get by fine only using services like PayPal (which itself has become something of a bank). It’s been tabbed as a huge growth market for anyone in the financial […]

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    Verizon is Merging Yahoo and AOL into One Company Called Oath

    After all these years, could Yahoo Mail finally be a thing of the past? Could the same be said for AOL mail, which we keep forgetting still exists? Maybe! Verizon has decided to get hands-on with their newly acquired media companies, fusing them into one new company called…Oath? It’s a strange name (maybe it’s the […]

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    Microsoft 5th Ave Store Now Has a Massive Digital Art Display

    Tech companies do love their artist collaborations, and the latest one might be the biggest yet. Like, just in terms of size — the flagship Fifth Avenue Microsoft retail store in New York just got a fresh new facade thanks to Brooklyn-based artist Tabor Robak. How big are we talking? Robak’s new digital piece, “Sundial,” covers […]

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    The VivaLnk Fever Scout is a Connected Thermometer You Can Wear Like a Bandage

    In 2017, there’s no minor annoyance a little technology can’t fix. Today, we’re getting a little something for parents of kids who really don’t like thermometers. A relatively new company out of Silicon Valley called VivaLnk has used their eSkin technology to create the Fever Scout, a small wearable thermometer. It’s lightweight, comfortable, monitors temperature […]

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    Jessica Jones Figurine is an Adorable Loot Crate Exclusive

    We’re still about a year out from new Jessica Jones (although we’ll see her in The Defenders, a new ensemble show featuring Marvel’s TV heroes), so we’ll take anything we can get in the meantime. This month, you can get a pretty cool new figurine, but you’ll need to order the April Loot Crate to get it. […]

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    Apple is About to Make Their iPhone Chips in-House

    While Apple outsources the manufacturing of all of its hardware, they still design everything (from sensors to processors) for their mobile devices. Well, almost everything — the GPU cores on their A-series chips are still designed by PowerVR, which is part of UK firm Imagination Technologies. However, reports today indicate that Imagination Technologies might have to […]

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    New Doctor Who Trailer Teases the Doctor’s Regeneration

    We’ve known that Doctor Who is in for a total regeneration after this series — not only is current Doctor Peter Capaldi leaving, showrunner Steven Moffat is joining him. But, we had assumed that the official regeneration of the Doctor would take place as usual during the Christmas special — while that still might be the case, […]

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    The Museum of Ice Cream is Coming to Los Angeles in April

    Remember that Museum of Ice Cream that opened up in New York last year? Well, it was a pop up museum, and as those do, it’s since closed up shop. But, with warmer weather on the way, it’s high time for it to make its return. This time, the west coast will be getting the […]

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    Google Puts Ms. Pac-Man on Google Maps for April Fools

    April Fool’s Day falls on a weekend this year. Google, worried that they wouldn’t be able to prank office managers around the world, did us all a solid and got things started a day early. Your time-waster for today is Google’s April 1 tradition — Pac-Man on Google Maps. For 2017, they’ve got Ms. Pac-Man chomping […]

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    These Watches Are Covered in the Fur of YOUR Pets

    Look, pets shed a lot. You could store all that fur in your vacuum, but what if you could make use of it? We’ve all had that thought, right? Analog Watch Co. definitely did — they’re more than willing to take in bags of animal hair and make watches out of it. As befits your beloved […]

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    Monster’s Ravebox is Pretty Much a Light Show Inside a Speaker

    Earlier this month, Monster helped get a party started on South Padre Island in Texas. The spring break hotspot is home to Ultimate Music Experience, which went down earlier this month. While the likes of Marshmello, Tiesto, and Zedd did the heavy musical lifting, Monster did double duty, providing both light and sound. Bluetooth speakers […]

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    OnePlus is Giving Away Free Energy Drinks, For Realz

    Usually you don’t jump the gun on April Fool’s Day, but I guess when your prank is actually real and useful, some heads up is due. OnePlus is using April 1 not to fool people, but to remind them that their phones charge really fast! Also, energy drinks. OnePlus uses Dash Charge, which charges up […]

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    Joss Whedon is Making a Batgirl Movie

    This is shades of J.J. Abrams doing both Star Trek and Star Wars! After having left his mark on Marvel with The Avengers and Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon is ready to see what he can do for DC. Variety reported yesterday that Whedon is close to a deal with Warner Bros. to write, direct, and produce a Batgirl movie. Last […]

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    Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer is Down to the Final Four

    With HBO’s Game of Thrones heading into its second-to-last season (and last full season), matters are going to have to come to a head soon. Daenerys needs to bring her dragons to Westeros, the White Walkers need to get past The Wall, and Jon and Cersei need to figure out what to do about it. From the […]

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    Pennywise the Clown Returns in the First It Trailer

    Get ready for another wave of revivals. Stephen King’s novels, which have long been fertile ground for film adaptations, are being revisited. That includes King’s novel It, which previously got a miniseries adaptation with Tim Curry behind the clown paint of Pennywise. This year, the long-delayed movie adaptation will hit theaters, and New Line Cinema has […]

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    Crayola Has Killed Off a Beloved Crayon Color

    Imagine the power to control the existence of colors. Such is the terrible responsibility of Crayola, the arbiters of color naming. They’re usually content to toil away in the background, but this year the company is flexing its muscles by tinkering with their classic box of 24 crayons. They’ve announced that they’re adding a color, […]