Cheyenne MacDonald

Cheyenne covers the messy, beautiful, sometimes terrifying crossroads of human culture and technology. CES’s Final Girl, if you will. From Big Tech accountability and innovation as a means for social progress to the offbeat gadgets and virtual spaces that provide us with necessary escapes, she aims to uplift and inform by way of thoughtful, ground-level reporting. Her focus also includes chronic illness, sex tech, marijuana, and all things spooky.

Offline, she is a helicopter ferret mom, Tamagotchi hoarder, and wildlife rehabilitator.

This tweet conflating student loan debt with abortion rights gave me the spins

“Pardon my reach.”

Bad Tweet Hall of Fame

Tamagotchi Pix Party is everything the first-gen Pix hoped to be

From camera quality and battery life to those notorious touch buttons, Pix Party brings upgrades all around.

Say Cheese

GPD's Pocket 3 is the tiny laptop of my dreams

The 2-in-1 laptop/tablet is an 8-inch-wide productivity beast.

This Thing Rules

Twitter as Elon Musk tries to worm out of purchase: LOL nice try

Musk’s lawyer cites — what else? — the company’s lack of transparency over bots as the primary reason for backing out.

Deep Sigh

Puffco's new modular dab vape, Proxy, is a beautiful, beastly e-pipe

The Proxy brings ultra-portability to the cannabis concentrate experience, with a sleek build and 3D heating technology.


Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan, pioneering 'human cyborg' who defied ALS, has died

The British-American roboticist championed high-tech, experimental solutions to cope with the degenerative illness, against all odds.


Postmates' Bottom-Friendly Menu might be cool if it didn't rip off a queer creator

The food delivery service says it's created "the world's first" menu for the anal-sex-conscious, but The Bottom's Digest was a year ahead.


Orville Peck on making the 5 mini-movies of ‘Bronco’ (and maybe more)

The artist spoke with Input about his cinematic inspirations and what it was like surfing atop an 18-wheeler.


Orville Peck is in his IDGAF era

The mysterious country star opens up about finding happiness, loving drag, and recording Bronco, his explosive new album.

Saddle Up & Ride

I'd do anything to unsee this tweet from the White House pets' fan page

Never expected a dog to land in the Bad Tweet Hall of Fame but here we are.

Bad Tweet Hall of Fame

How I achieved Inbox Zero bliss with the help of a raunchy cartoon

Turns out it's not that hard to stay on top of all the notifications.

Spring Cleaning Issue

Vessel's 'Helix' one-hitter is the smoothest chillum I've ever toked

A spiraling chamber insert softens the flow of smoke, meaning no scorched throats or choking on Scooby snacks.

This Thing Rules 4/20

I never got the appeal of Liquid Death. Then I quit drinking.

It may be the “Ed Hardy of water,” but Liquid Death is actually pretty good — and it doesn't hurt that it feels like you're holding a beer.

This Thing Rules

'Euphoria' is the best thing that's happened to Tumblr since porn

I said what I said.


Samsung's fly emoji has the dumbest little face

I'd die for him.

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There’s never been a better time to get obsessed with ‘Over the Garden Wall’

As The Cuphead Show reignites our love of old-timey, sing-songy cartoons, take a moment to remember this lesser-known masterpiece.

The Backlog

This self-learning bionic hand gets better and better as you use it

Esper Bionics' smart prosthetic hand is ready for action after obtaining FDA approval last summer.


The road to hell is paved with well-intentioned robots

At CES 2022, Japanese robotics startup tmsuk introduced a lifelike ER training robot, Pedia-Roid, and we are terrified.

CES 2022

These suckling robotic plushies are freaking me the hell out. And yet...

From the people that brought you Qoobo, a pillow with an animatronic tail, Amagami Ham Ham is here to... um... nibble on your finger.

CES 2022

Forget clipping an AirTag to your dog, this AI collar is where it's at

Invoxia’s $99 collar doesn’t just track your dog’s location — it also monitors heart and respiratory rates 24/7, and tracks activity.

CES 2022