My existence hinges on three things, each interconnected: Food, laziness, and websites that bring food to me. Today, the third has been rendered null. Thus begins the domino effect that leads to me wasting away to death. And I didn’t even get to try that new sushi place down the street.
The foundation for comfort outdoors, a sleeping bag is probably the most essential item of camping gear. But, they now come in a lot of styles. Mummy, rectangle, quilt, synthetic, down and backed or backless. Which is right for you?
Thanks to its shoe-style, zipper-free design, this new Backcountry Bed Duo from Sierra Designs packs bed-level comfort for two into a bag that's small and light enough to actually fit in a backpack. If you want to cuddle outside, this is the bag for you. Sadly, it's not as good as it could be.
Downforeveryoneorjustme.com is the site we all use to figure out if sites are actually down or not. But right now, that site appears to be down. I think? Is it really down? Or is it just me? I can't tell.
If you thought the Internet freaked out for a little bit and every site you went to was down, you're not alone. Major websites were down: CNN, Huffington Post, ESPN, Gawker, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, etc. were all broken. Why? Because of a glitch with Facebook.
According to users and various reports, Facebook is currently down in the US of A. As in it's not working. As in it won't even load. In fact, Facebook hasn't been working for over an hour. How in the world is the world surviving?
Twitter is having big time problems in some places right now. Out in California, I can't even get the website to load or the desktop app to show any tweets. It's completely, utterly borked. But out in New York, no one seems to be having any problems. And Twitter on my phone works! What's the deal?
Wikipedia went down for a couple of hours yesterday. The reason? Some dumb ass managed to sever the fiber cables connecting the site's servers in Florida.
Google is reporting that there's a widespread outage of its Talk IM service. The company explains that it's "aware of a problem with Google Talk affecting a majority of users".
Gmail went down for a period of an hour or more today, affecting two percent of users worldwide. Google just confirmed that it has now resolved the issue, and everything should be back to normal.
For some people, weather means nothing; they have to get outside and into nature no matter what. Here's the thing, though: without the right gear, they will die out there. Here's some of the sweetest cold-weather camp gear around.
The best battery is one that lasts forever. The runner-up is one that charges because you're using the device it powers. And Australian researches are trying to make the latter a more mainstream reality.
We know: You're freezing. New York's a slushtrap, the Midwest is doing its best Hoth impersonation, and the West Coast is... uh... well, we'll just skip the discussion of California weather. We can help you! GEAR can help.
It's light. It's flexible. It withstands frigid temperatures on top of a mountain. And in the entire history of humans staying warm, nobody's been able to beat it. Here's how you build the most powerfully simple jacket in the world.
The FCC has re-defined the minimum requirements of broadband to 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. That's a huge jump up from the previous minimum of 200Kbps but is fitting given our video streaming, downloading and cloud living times. As for myself, I could barely live with 4 Mbps down but then the FCC reminds me…
Uh oh. We're hearing reports that AT&T service is down in Los Angeles. Anyone experiencing issues there or in other parts of the country?
Patagonia's Down Sweater is the classic jacket for the cold and dry climate. In Fall comes the special edition with ripstop, water-resistant, nylon half the weight and twice as strong as previous. It's so thin, feathers show through the shell.
As a large bunch of readers have noticed, the Apple store is down everywhere. If you consider the timing of the iPhone 3G's and MobileMe's launch (which has to hit New Zealand nearly a day ahead of the US) some preliminary setup kinda makes sense. We'll keep you posted. Update: the store's back up. No obvious changes,…
It's starting. From New Zealand to Spain to the US, the Apple Store is down throughout the world. We will see if the rumors are right or wrong, and MacBook, MacBook Pros and other goodies materialize. We will be updating you through the day, but in the meantime, some people who claim to work at Best Buy keep sending…
Click to viewAh, shit. The Air technically belongs to Apple, so we're not supposed to open it up. For the time being, we're pulling the photos, but nothing is gonna stop us from running em later. We'll repost when we get our own units. UPDATE: Now that Macbooks are shipping, we've posted the second set of innards.…