I Climbed The Windiest Mountain In The World, In Winter

The windiest mountain in the world isn't in some far flung place, it's in New Hampshire. Mt Washington's winds can top 200mph and its temperatures fall as low as -47F. During one of the coldest Februarys on record, we decided to climb it, along with the six other peaks that make up the Presidentials. » 3/04/15 1:15pm Wednesday 1:15pm

The U.S. Doesn't Like It When China Wants To Build Encryption Backdoors

The NSA and U.S. tech giants have come to blows over government backdoors in encryption products lately, with the government arguing that backdoors are vital to national security, and the likes of Yahoo claiming it will make encryption pointless. Well, it looks the party line on backdoors changes pretty sharpish when… » 2/28/15 4:00pm 2/28/15 4:00pm

The Craziest Designs For London's Newest Pedestrian Bridge

The great city of London currently has something of a fascination with pedestrian bridges to span the waterway that bisects the city. The latest project is for a bridge that will connect Nine Elms to Pimlico in the Borough of Wandsworth. Currently, 87 proposals have been submitted: here are the craziest. » 2/28/15 12:00pm 2/28/15 12:00pm

The Latest Twitter Update Tries To Address Doxxing

Doxxing, and the death threats and swatting that almost invariably follow, is one of the nastiest tools of internet trolls worldwide. Twitter is on the front lines of the online abuse problem, but thus far they've been fighting a fairly pathetic losing battle. The company's latest update hopes to turn that around. » 2/26/15 9:00pm 2/26/15 9:00pm

A Combo Flash Drive-Phone Cable Is The Most Useful Thing On Your Keys

For the past couple of years, I've always carried one of those miniature fold-up flash drives on my key chain. It's invaluable for those moments when then internet is broken or Comcasted and the world will stop turning if you don't transfer those photos and that slide deck right the hell now. But if that flash drive… » 2/24/15 10:00pm 2/24/15 10:00pm

A.I. Might Kill Us Through Incompetence, Not Malevolence

Artificial intelligence has been looming large in the public conciousness recently, thanks to the likes of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking telling us how we're going to die at the hands of robots (the upcoming Terminator reboot probably doesn't help, either). But amidst the techpocalypse talk, there's been limited… » 2/23/15 11:01pm 2/23/15 11:01pm