Rich Cortez

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Once You Use Bitcoin You Can't Go 'Back' — And That's Its Fatal Flaw

Bitcoin is the world’s most popular digital currency – not just a form of money, but a way of moving money around – and the darling topic <i>du jour</i> of …

Looprope

LoopRope is a revolutionary fastening system. Unlike traditional bungee straps, LoopRope features(you guessed!) - Loops, of course. One rope solves …

Gear & Gadgets

Car + Camping = Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler

I used to equate camp cooking with hot dogs and oatmeal, but I have amazing friends who let me in on a secret. From Holcomb Valley Pinnacles to the …

In defence of campsite cooking: great recipes to make on a camping stove

A recent survey published by the Post Office indicates that almost half (44%) of Britons setting off on a camping holiday will be dining out when they're away. Around 28% say they're bored with cooking on a camping stove.<p>If this is true, it jars with the rising popularity of camping cookbooks in …

At Yosemite: Glacier Point Road Trailheads

<b>My Sunday Drive Getaway in Sunday’s Chronicle is “Yosemite: Glacier Point Trailheads.”</b><p>The photos, above of Yosemite Falls, below from Glacier Point of Half Dome, were captured at 8:30 a.m. Sunday from the webcams operated by the Yosemite Conservancy (www.YosemiteConservancy.org) — so you know …

Introducing the Most Innovative Sleeping Bags of 2014

Mountain Equipment's Matrix with hood. <i>Photo:</i> courtesy of Mountain Equipment<p><b>Mountain Equipment Matrix:</b> For alpine climbing in wet environments, it's hard to pick a sleeping bag. Down is lighter and more compressible, but synthetic insulation can still keep you warm if it gets wet—untreated down just …

24me 2.0 Review

<i>24me</i> has been around on the App Store, but its recent updates make it feel like a whole new app. Best described as a smart personal assistant, <i>24me …

Apps

One for All turns your iPad into a giant universal TV remote with Nevo

One for All, known for a range of universal TV remotes has expanded its range to now include the iPad with the Nevo WiFi bridge and accompanying …

Video poker 'hackers' get away scot-free as US government dismisses fraud charges

If you discovered a way to multiply your Vegas winnings 10 times over by exploiting a poker machine bug, would you be afraid of going to jail? John Kane and Andre Nestor did just that, and it looks like they'll manage to walk away with winnings of over $400,000. The pair found a complex exploit in …

Pope puts St. Peter's relics on display, reviving scientific debate

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican publicly unveiled a handful of bone fragments purportedly belonging to St. Peter on Sunday, reviving the scientific debate and tantalizing mystery over whether the relics found in a shoe box truly belong to the first pope.<p>The nine pieces of bone sat nestled like rings in …

Archaeology

If Comet ISON Survives The Sun, The View May Be Spectacular

Whenever the phrase "comet of the century" gets tossed around, we recommend remembering all the buzz about Kohoutek.<p>If you were around in 1973, you may recall that Kohoutek was supposed to give us an amazing show.<p>Well, it fizzled.<p>But we do want to make sure everyone knows about comet ISON, which as …

250 Hard Drives Used To Make One Awesome F1 Car

Advertisement<p>Though this car may look like an actual Formula1 racer at first glance, taking a closer look reveals that there is something unreal …

Western Digital

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

Pep Guardiola 'warns players over leak'

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has reportedly warned his players that “heads will roll” once he has traced the person responsible for revealing …

Messi lauds Van Persie and Robben

Lionel Messi has hailed Netherlands duo Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben, singling out the Manchester United forward in particular for praise as a …

Sunderland appeal to have have Wes Brown's red card against Stoke overturned

Sunderland lodge an appeal with the FA to have Wes Brown's red card against Stoke City overturned<p><b>Sunderland</b> have announced they will appeal against Wes Brown's red card after the defender was sent off against <b>Stoke City</b> at the weekend.<p>The decision by referee Kevin Friend provoked a storm of …

We go all in with adidas to see and test out their World Cup innovations

On a chilly, gray day in November adidas showed off what was new in their line of boots and confederation kits as part of the buildup to the World Cup.<p>In the middle of November, adidas flew a number of journalists, bloggers, and other media folks out to Portland, Oregon, from all over the country. …