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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    Digitize Those Holiday Receipts With Adobe Reader’s New Scanning Tool

    If you’d rather use holiday receipts as kindling than have them stack up in shoeboxes, good news. Adobe just made it possible to scan documents of any size using only a mobile device’s camera and convert them straight into PDF format. Whether you’re saving them to track spending or for next year’s tax returns, you can now […]

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    AT&T’s DirecTV Now Streaming TV Launches Nov 30th With a $35 Promo

    After generating a lot of buzz about their upcoming app-based streaming internet TV service in the past year, AT&T finally detailed DirecTV Now at an event in New York earlier today. While the previously quoted price of $35 for 100 channels won’t be permanent, DirecTV Now looks to be very competitive on selection and price […]

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    Cloud DVR is Coming to Sling TV, But There Are Some Restrictions

    For a while, Dish Network’s Sling TV was at the forefront of cord-cutting, streaming packages of television channels over the internet at a far lower price than cable. Since then, they’ve added a plan for customers who need to stream to multiple devices and have gradually added channels to their packages. But, with the introduction […]

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    Anne Rice is Working on The Vampire Chronicles TV Series

    If you weren’t down with Jared Leto as Lestat, rejoice — that idea is staying in the coffin. Per a Facebook post from Anne Rice, author of The Vampire Chronicles, the planned movie reboot has fallen through. Rice and her son are now preparing a pilot script for a television series that would span the events of the […]

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    The DISH HopperGO Pocket DVR is Free for Cyber Monday

    I think we can all agree that the DVR is one of the most important inventions of our time. The DVR was making on-demand entertainment possible way before it was cool. Having all of our shows and getting to watch them when it’s convenient is the best, but a new problem has recently cropped up: […]

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    Holiday Gift Guide: For Her, Him and the Whole Family

    It’s holiday shopping season again, and that means that the hints were probably already dropped a while back. We really hope you picked up on them, but if you didn’t, don’t despair! We’ve got tons of gift ideas for the women in your life, no matter what her loves are! Hey, who knows, maybe one […]

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    Holiday Gift Guide: For Kids

    The kids — it’s where the holidays are won or lost. We’re going to help make sure you don’t do the latter with a over a dozen gift suggestions that are sure to please the little ones. And yeah, we know, most of them have probably already submitted their wish lists in triplicate, but a little […]

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    Holiday Gift Guide: For the Hard to Impress Geek + Win an Iron Man Messenger Bag

    Here comes the hard part. What do you get for the person who has everything? Well, they don’t have everything (we’re pretty sure). Surprising these geeks just takes a little thinking outside the box to find something that maybe, just maybe, flew under their radar (which they might literally have). Here are some helpful suggestions for gifts […]

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    Israeli Researchers Discover Hack That Turns Headphones Into Spy Microphones

    Today in what sounds alarming but actually isn’t news, we have a hacking discovery out of Ben Gurion University in Israel. Wired is reporting that researchers there have written a program that hijacks the audio chip in PCs, turning plugged-in headphones into microphones that can transmit audio to a hacker. It sounds complex, but much […]

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    Even H1 Over-Ear Headphones Review

    Last month, we took a look at a different sort of headphones. MeQ’s Even in-ear headphones were part of a new trend in audio products — one that’s seeing the convergence of consumer audio and hearing impairment technology. We’re seeing this trend manifested in a few ways — the way true wireless earbuds connect and the potential […]

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    You Can Now Tell Alexa to Vacuum the House Thanks to Neato

    It’s not exactly Rosie, but maybe it’s close enough — thanks to Neato, we now have a voice-activated vacuum cleaner. Yesterday, the company announced that the Neato Botvac Connected now works with Amazon’s voice-activated assistant, Alexa. The Botvac Connected can now be used with Amazon’s smart home speakers, including the Echo and Dot, or any of […]

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    These Marvel Avengers Smartphone Stands are Super Cheesy and Super Fun

    It’s the holiday season — the time for cheese of all varieties. App Dudes have create a couple smartphone stands in the likenesses of Captain America and Iron Man, complete with an app that provides the face. It’s full cornball, and we’re all about it. The stands are big-headed versions of Iron Man and Captain America, […]

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    Pokémon Go is Giving Out Double XP and Stardust Starting Tomorrow

    In celebration of the roller coaster that Pokémon Go has been over the past four and a half months (seems like it’s been so much longer), developers Niantic are offering players double XP and Stardust for a whole week, starting tomorrow. While the promotion coincides with Thanksgiving, the double XP and Stardust event is a global event […]

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    TCL Roku Smart TVs are Getting a Huge New Update, Can Now Pause Live TV

    This week, Roku is pushing out Roku OS 7.5, the latest update to their set-top box and smart TV operating system. Some features will be limited to smart TVs running the Roku OS, like the 50″ 4k Roku TV from TCL that we looked at not too long ago. The update introduces a couple of […]

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    Disney and Pixar Release the First Teaser Trailer for Cars 3

    The next big Pixar release, Cars 3, is scheduled for June 16, 2017. That means it’s time for your regularly scheduled teaser trailer release! Uploaded yesterday, the 50-second teaser shows us Lightning entering the old mentor part of his Rocky-like character arc in what appears to be a pretty painful way. There’s not much to it besides Lightning […]

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    A Rare Pokémon Card Got Sold for $54k At An Auction

    They say a rising tide lifts all boats, right? Heritage Auctions did a little digging and discovered that way more Pokémon cards were being sold on eBay in the weeks after the Pokémon Go craze started. Last week, that froth boiled over into the auction big leagues — a super rare Pikachu card fetched $54,970 at a Heritage […]

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    I Guess the Dress is Being Replaced By Flip-Flops This Year

    We almost got out of 2016 without a viral color identification controversy, but it wasn’t to be. The spiritual successor to last year’s white and gold but actually blue and black dress has arrived in the form of a pair of flip flops, which are some combination of colors. I’m not going to speculate. This […]