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10 bouldering tips for beginners – from the experts

New to the sport? Get reading...<p>Just starting out in bouldering and keen to progress fast? Here are ten tips from a trio of bouldering experts, …

Climbing

Please enjoy this excruciating video of a Westworld Q&A being shut down after a single question

The audience question and answer period is obligatory. Nobody likes it, everybody dreads its arrival, but the rough beast slouches toward the end of …

Tribeca Film Festival

The Subaru Impreza 22B Was An Insane Monster That Could Never Happen Today

If you’re in the U.S. and you’re a fan of fast Subarus, you should consider yourself lucky. Very lucky. If you want a brand-new WRX STI, you can just …

Subaru

Here's Why Knowing The Correct Racing Line Makes You Faster

A lot of street driving novices might try to justify swerving like a maniac all over the road in some sort of effort to hit what they call a “racing …

Karting

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

PUBG Ransomware is a new type of malware that locks your files unless you play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

The ransomware will only decrypt your computer's files if you play PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds<p>A new piece of ransomware locks the files of infected …

Gaming Industry

The 8 Bad Habits of Climbing—And Their Remedies

All climbers have their list of personal pet peeves—for many of my generation it starts with groups of ten or more, never having done a multi-pitch …

From smart bongs to home growing kits, the best marijuana tech gadgets

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Watch: Adam Ondra Climbs World’s Hardest Route, Silence, in Feature Film

When he topped out, there was no yelling. Just silence.Sport climbing phenom Adam Ondra sent the world’s first 5.15d, Silence, this fall. Watch the …

Climbing

Beal Escaper: Real-World Test

This Beal Escaper is an emergency descent device that allows climbers to rappel the full length of a single rope and release it from the anchor from …

Climbing

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Cops allegedly radio for help after eating pot edibles, hallucinating while on duty

TORONTO – It sounds like a potentially perilous situation: an officer calling for assistance while on duty. Except in the case of two Toronto …

A brief history of bitcoin mining hardware

Bitcoin mining was once nothing more than a lucrative hobby for nerdy cryptocurrency enthusiasts. The only hardware required, in the beginning, was a simple computer. Things have changed a lot in less than 10 years.<p>In 2009 the first bitcoin miners used standard multi-core CPUs to produce BTC at a …

A New Map of the “Darknet” Suggests Your Local Drug Pusher Now Works Online - MIT Technology Review

In October 2013, the FBI shut down the Silk Road, a website on the so-called darknet that had become notorious for selling illegal drugs and other …

Darknet

Mountain climbers experience mysterious hallucinations that doctors are calling a new condition

Strange things happen on top of the mountains.<p>Jeremy Windsor met Jimmy while climbing Mount Everest. Jimmy said hello to Windsor and encouraged him to keep going: "Come on, change your [oxygen] cylinder and get moving," Windsor recalled Jimmy saying.<p>Windsor first saw Jimmy on "the Balcony" of …

Mountaineering

The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending into, his trainee miner hard-hat secure.<p>His people had settled the Clintwood and George’s Fork area, along …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

These were the 7 best mountain bike videos of 2017 - MBR

Not the usual suspects<p>Whilst Semeuk and Matt Jones took the headlines there were some other videos that we liked more. Our number one choice is …

Hundreds of HP Laptop Models Have Hidden Code That Can Record Your Keystrokes

Hewlett-Packard has released a fix for a problem in its laptops that made it possible to record everything users typed.<p>The privacy issue was …

Laptops
Net Neutrality

An 84-year-old doctor who refuses to use a computer has lost her medical license

Aside from a fax machine and landline telephone, there isn't much technology in the office of physician Anna Konopka, 84.<p>Instead, her patients' records are tucked into two file cabinets, which sit in a tiny office next door to her 160-year-old clapboard house in New London, N.H. Records are …

Pharma

Does cellphone-sweeping 'StingRay' technology go too far?

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas are among scores of police departments across the country quietly using a highly secretive technology developed for the military that can track the whereabouts of suspects by using the signals constantly emitted by their …

Surveillance

Taking a Hint from Nike, Black Diamond Releases a New Shoe Built for the Future of Rock Climbing

About two hours north of New York City, on the westernmost border of the Hudson Valley, the Shawangunk Mountains bulge out of the Earth like a giant …

Hiking

The Top 52 Hiker Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

1. BURYING YOUR RESERVOIR<p>Few flubs are more irritating than a leaky water bladder that soaks your pack on the drive to the trailhead. It happens when …

27 Unbelievable Places to Hang a Hammock

See the thrilling ways these overachieving sleepers take a break from their adventures.<p>Some campers are just overachievers. They need to go farther, get higher, or move faster. It's not enough for these outdoor sleepers to crash in the middle of the woods or out in the desert. They're looking for a …

Amazon And Ebay Opened Pandora's Box Of Chinese Counterfeits And Now Don't Know What To Do

A few years ago in California, a professional cartoonist, a designer of golf putters, a surfer, and a self-professed geek got together and formed a company. No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke, it’s the very real story of four guys and one good idea — a story of grassroots entrepreneurship and …

Intellectual Property

Four step guide to packing your camping gear away for winter

Finished camping for the year? Here's our quick guide to storing your camping gear over winter.<p><b>1 DRY IT</b><br>Mould and mildew will make the tent smell bad …

Camping

New York Times goes dark, launches .onion site only accessible through Tor

<i>The New York Times</i> today announced it was launching an “experiment in secure communication,” on the the dark web, only accessible through TOR (The Onion Router).<p>As <i>The Times</i> says:<p>The New York Times reports on stories all over the world, and our reporting is read by people around the world. Some …