By now, everyone knows El Nino means record snow this year. And it’s already started in Montana, where some mountains just received 16 inches. In mid-September. That and more in What’s New Outside. »
President Obama is in Alaska this week. There, he plans to hike up a glacier, then shoot an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls. That should be fun. Elsewhere, REI has discovered Instagram and LA’s own millennial miner is in legal trouble. This is What’s New Outside.
Still uncomfortable in a mummy bag? Worried you might be caught without the ability to disinfect water? Thinking about running with the bulls? Doing your first deer scouting? What’s New Outside has the answers for you.
It’s the dog days of August, so you’ll want to read this ode to working dogs. And cool down by watching a couple of nut jobs climb an iceberg. And check out the innovations in this new line of ultralight climbing knives. Here’s what’s new outside. »
Windows 10 has some handy new features, but if you believe the rest of the internet, it also comes with features that eviscerate any semblance of privacy. But that view is a little overblown. Let’s take a closer look at what each of these settings actually do—and which ones are actually a privacy problem.… »
We’re all upset that Cecil The Lion was killed, but the conversation is progressing beyond simple outrage. The biggest outdoor trade show is happening this week, so there’s tons of exciting new gear. And, climbing is getting high-tech research tools you can use from home. Here’s what’s new outside.
If you’ve reserved a copy of Windows 10 but haven’t gotten the upgrade prompt yet, here’s a secret: you can skip the line and upgrade right now. »
A masochist just ran the entire 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail in just 46 days. Another one just did 50 Ironmans in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. For the rest of us, Patagonia’s got crazy-soft new base layers and MSR has a portable filter that’ll make clean water out of sewage.
Jet Boil’s got a new stove you can actually cook real food on. Therm-A-Rest has a new air mattress that inflates in just seconds. A 9-year-old kid caught a 600lb sturgeon. Mt Fuji got WiFi all the way up. VW’s got a new camper van. Here’s what’s new outside this week. »
The headquarters of staggeringly rich tech giants (and the construction of said HQs) are stuff of Silicon Valley legend. Apple’s been building its new campus for months now, and you can watch this beautiful video for the latest look at Apple’s extravagant second complex. »
Netflix has experimented with its interface a lot over the years, but there’s always been a bit of a disconnect between how the service looks in your browser and your various apps. Now, the company is updating its web site with a huge UI change to make it more app-like. »
A few years ago, I gave a talk about how algorithms and social media shape what we know. I focused on the dangers of the “filter bubble” — the personalized universe of information that makes it into our feed — and argued that news-filtering algorithms narrow what we know, surrounding us in information that tends to… »