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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    Plantronics Voyager 3200 UC Review

    Stuck between headphones with boom mics and simple in-ear headphones with in-line mics, the humble Bluetooth earpiece has seen its boom times come and go. That’s not to say that it’s curtains for the old mono Bluetooth headset — they remain a strong choice for mobile workers who need to be ready to take a call […]

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    Netflix is Now Talking to Disney About Keeping Marvel and Star Wars Movies Past 2019

    Didn’t care for the news that Disney plans to take all their movies (including Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm movies) off Netflix and onto their own upcoming subscription streaming service in 2019? Well, news today suggests that the higher-ups of Netflix and Disney are getting together to try to avoid that outcome. Reuters is reporting that […]

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    NBC is Now Rebooting the Munsters, That One Monster Show from the ’60s

    The ride never ends. Reboot mania cannot and will not be stopped. NBC, possibly disappointed that they’re having a hard time making it the ’90s again, is now turning back the clock even further — they’ve approved development of another attempt at a reboot of The Munsters, the half hour comedy about a family of monsters in […]

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    Parrot’s Latest Drone Bundle Can Help Kids Learn How to Code

    Over the past couple of years, sneaking coding lessons into fun toys and apps seems to have become pretty lucrative! Toys combined with apps that help kids learn how to code were all the rage at the New York Toy Fair earlier this year, and Microsoft has even gotten Minecraft in on the act. And of […]

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    WowWee is Monkeying Around With These Fun Robotic Toys That Cost Just $15

    Which toy is going to win the holiday season this year? It’s too soon to tell, but WowWee definitely just put themselves in the conversation. In fact, at these prices, they might shoot up to the top of the toy world well before Santa can start handing out their new Fingerlings. The tiny baby monkeys can […]

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    Krispy Kreme’s Glazed Doughnut is Getting a Total Chocolate Eclipse

    Krispy Kreme has been making all the right moves lately! They finally brought their Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup doughnut to the United States, and now they’re celebrating the upcoming total solar eclipse in an equally tasty way. Their classic glazed doughnut is getting an eclipse of its own later this month when it gets doused […]

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    Facebook is Finally Ready to Introduce its Own Original Video Platform

    With video looking like gold as a source of ad revenue, the rumors of Facebook launching their own video platform seemed certain to prove true. They have this week, as Facebook unveiled Watch, a tab that will be coming to the web and Facebook’s apps over the next few months. Watch will end up being […]

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    King of the Hill Could Be Coming Back to Fox

    Are there a lot of original series on TV right now? Sure, you can point to plenty. Would networks rather just bring back more and more old shows anyway? Also yes! Lots of news about the future of television came out during the Television Critics Association press tour this month, and that future is going […]

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    Your Next Fine Dining Experience Needs to Be at This Cheetos-Themed Restaurant

    You ready to ruin some high-end cloth napkins with insane amount of Cheeto dust? Well, then you’d better get to New York later this month, because that’s where celebrity chef Anne Burrell is cooking up some Cheeto delicacies the likes of which we have never seen before and, realistically, will probably never see again. By […]

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    Disney is Ditching Netflix for Their Own Streaming Service in 2019

    Breaking up with someone over conference call? That might be the harshest way we’ve heard of. During their earnings report yesterday, Disney revealed that not only will Netflix not be the exclusive carrier of Disney (and all assorted Disney brands, like Marvel and Lucasfilm) movies and shows, they won’t be getting them at all. Disney […]

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    Wonder Woman is Getting Her Own Roller Coaster Next Year

    The wild Wonder Woman ride isn’t slowing down. Since the movie became such a big hit, it’s been reported that Wonder Woman will have a more prominent role in Justice League, will get a sequel at some point in the near future, and will continue to get her own totally rad Barbies. Well, the latest stop on […]

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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 […]