Max Cherney

Features

Cisco's Tactical Operations Group Brings the Internet When No One Else Can

When the worst happens, communication saves lives.
Max Cherney
8.3.15
Google

I Went on a Field Trip to Mars with a Piece of Cardboard

Google plans to sell Cardboard, its super-cheap VR viewer that’s literally made of cardboard, to schools as a way of offering virtual field trips.
Max Cherney
5.29.15
California

The Internet of Irrigators: California Could Save Water by Networking Everything

High-tech systems could take some pressure off the almonds.
Max Cherney
4.10.15
Culture

This Shrub Is Quickly Becoming the Favorite Superfood of Doomsday Preppers

Moringa is durable and high in protein.
Max Cherney
4.6.15
Culture

Ancestry.com Doesn't Want Anyone Else Telling You We Come from Ancient Aliens

When UFO meets DMCA.
Max Cherney
2.6.15
Science

Why Oil Refineries Shoot Fireballs

Flaring at a California plant had some citizens concerned.
Max Cherney
12.23.14
Weed

Does Smoking Pot Make You Dumb? Stoners Respond to Latest Research

Does pot have any longterm consequences? A set of theories from potheads and science.
Max Cherney
11.11.14
Culture

California Tribe Launches Online Casino, Defying State and Federal Law

The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, desperate for cash, is turning to (arguably illegal) internet gambling.
Max Cherney
11.5.14
Gaming

Virtual Reality Is Still Far from Reality

The gap between the hype and the games is real.
Max Cherney
10.30.14
Features

A Week Drinking The Black Blood of the Earth, the Gnarliest Coffee on the Market

It hit exactly as promised: KAPOW! And it tasted like no coffee I've had.
Max Cherney
9.11.14
Culture

How The Industrial Revolution Ended Naps

Believe it or not, before the Industrial Revolution, people used to take a "first sleep" and "second sleep" everyday.
Max Cherney
9.1.14
Features

Why California's Best Weed Is Being Smuggled to Colorado and Washington

The grass is always greener somewhere else.
Max Cherney
8.28.14
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