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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    DC and Warner Bros are Rethinking Their Cinematic Universe

    DC and Warner Bros have been taken to task often for how they’ve gone about pushing the DC Extended Universe. It hasn’t helped that those movies, most notably Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, haven’t been all that great, but they’ve also been hit by criticism that they’ve tried to sell an interconnected film franchise without […]

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    26 Super Adorable Disney Earrings You Can Buy for $30 or Less

    It’s all good news today! We’ve been trawling Etsy for cute Disney gear again, and with the holiday shopping season coming up, the prospect of getting awesome cute stuff on the cheap seems even more attractive. We’ve managed to round up 25 pairs of fan-made Disney earrings that all cost $30 or less — cheap enough […]

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    The New Nokia 3310 Is Getting a 3G Model That Will Work in the United States

    If you got excited by HMD bringing back the classic Nokia 3310 mobile phone (not smartphone!) earlier this year, you were probably bummed to discover that with just 2G support, it wouldn’t actually work on any networks in the United States. That’s changing soon, with HMD announcing the Nokia 3310 3G. The 3G model of […]

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    Elon Musk’s Proposed Rocket Could Take You From London to New York in 29 Minutes

    Elon Musk got on stage today to talk about upcoming plans for his rocket company, SpaceX, and as always, it was an adventure. Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia, Musk detailed plans for possibly the most important rocket in the history of SpaceX — one that would not only replace the rest of SpaceX’s rockets, […]

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    The Ultimate Lego Paradise Just Opened This Week in Denmark

    If you want the ultimate Lego experience, you’re going to have to go to the company’s hometown. Lego House had its grand opening yesterday in Billund, Denmark, treating Lego fans to a collection of restaurants, play areas, shops, and loads more. Is it a museum? Is it a theme park? We’re not totally sure, but […]

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    Here’s Where and When You Can Get That Adorable Unicorn Fingerling

    A couple months ago when WowWee announced their Fingerlings, we mused that they might just have the toy of holiday season on their hands. That’s mostly proven true so far, with the cute finger-size robotic pals flying off shelves all across the nation. But, just in case there was any doubt about WowWee’s ability to […]

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    Toyota and Mazda Are Joining Forces to Develop Electric Vehicles

    You can tell we’re on the verge of a sea change in the automotive industry from the flurry of deals and partnerships — no one seems to be content to just keep doing what they’ve been doing. With Nissan, Tesla, and Chevrolet finally breaking through into the mainstream with their electric vehicles, few companies are going […]

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    Ford Wants to Put Their Autonomous Cars of the Future on Lyft’s Network

    The landscape of the autonomous driving industry has been taking shape this year, and it’s one that increasingly features Lyft more than its recently maligned rival, Uber. Coming into this week, Lyft had already formed partnerships with GM, Waymo (the Google spinoff), and Jaguar Land Rover to help bring those companies’ autonomous cars to the […]

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    Here’s What’s New on Netflix in October

    It’s Halloween month, and Netflix is giving us something that we sure hope becomes a tradition! The new season of Stranger Things is set to be uploaded just days before Halloween, throwing us back into the Upside Down for an all-new set of scares. Netflix is serving up a few more scares this month, but they’ve got […]

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    Here Are All the New Goodies Amazon Just Announced Today

    Amazon knows what time of year it is. With Apple, Samsung, and plenty others unleashing their holiday hopefuls, Amazon was by no means going to stand on the sidelines. At an event earlier today, they announced a ton of brand new hardware, including some major new updates to the Echo and Fire TV. Here’s everything […]

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    This Tiny Device Will Alert You to Unhealthy Air Conditions

    The problem of air pollution is a particularly vexing one because there’s not a whole lot the individual can do about it besides not going outside (a solution many have turned to). You can do your part by trying to reduce your carbon footprint, but you can’t control everyone else, and in any event, the […]

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    The HP Chromebook x360 Graduates from School, is Now Available to All

    After a successful stint in school, the HP Chromebook x360 is ready to take on the real world. Last week, HP announced that their 360-degree 2-in-1 Chromebook, once sold exclusively to schools as an Education Edition device, is now available to all. If you’re familiar with Chromebooks, you know the drill — this is a low-cost […]

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    Google Acquires the Pixel Division of HTC for $1.1 Billion

    Reality has fallen a bit short of rumors that Google would acquire Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC — today, the two companies announced that Google will only acquire the division of HTC responsible for producing the Pixel smartphone, accounting for 20 percent of HTC’s workforce (about 2,000 employees). The $1.1 billion deal will also give Google non-exclusive […]

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    You Can Preorder the Standard Edition Xbox One X Starting This Week

    Last month, Microsoft got the Xbox One X party started by putting up a limited Scorpio edition of the console for preorder, paying tribute to the console’s popular development code name. Those are all sold out now, so Microsoft’s ready to move on to the much less limited edition — starting this week, the regular Xbox […]

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    The Pax 3 Vaporizer Gets a Price Cut and Four Beautiful New Colors

    The cool kid of the vaporizer world just did something we don’t always see the cool kids of business do — cut prices. With holiday shopping season approaching (if it hasn’t already started), Pax is making one of their latest vaporizers, the Pax 3, a little cheaper while adding a quartet of new colors to try […]

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    Cuphead is an Xbox Indie Game That Crosses Steamboat Willie with Contra

    Chances are you’ve heard of Cuphead at least in passing. The indie game made its debut at E3 2014 with a trailer showcasing the game’s art, and it’s been talked about excitedly in gaming circles since. No wonder — Cuphead looks like nothing that’s come before it, although its gameplay treads on well-worn and well-loved ground for longtime […]

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    LiveCoach Wants to Make Life Coaching More Accessible for Everyone

    The advice industry is booming — enter joke about millennials and adulting here. Whatever the reason, a lot of folks are looking for a little help to find direction in their life, but what they’re often finding are impractically high prices. LiveCoach is hoping to fix that by being the quintessential Silicon Valley app — a platform […]