All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Yosemite’

Apple Event: OS X Yosemite Available Today

It’s been slow going at the big Apple event today. From more streaming issues to an incredibly long run of self congratulations and demos of products previously announced, it took roughly forty-five minutes to finally get to the new iPad unveiling most people were waiting for. Somewhere in there, Apple announced that OS X Yosemite is available starting today for …

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Netflix Streams In HTML5 On Mac OS X Yosemite

On Monday, Apple revealed its newest version of Mac OS X – Yosemite. It’s available to developers now, and will be available for everyone in the fall. You can also sign up for an upcoming beta program. Netflix announced on Tuesday that it is offering HTML5 streaming in Safari on Yosemite. “We’ve been working closely with Apple to implement the …

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Apple Unveils OS X Yosemite At WWDC

Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday with the usual keynote led by Tim Cook. First on the agenda was a look at the new version of OS X. It’s called Yosemite, keeping in line with its new tradition of California-based names, which was launched by last year’s Mavericks. This was demoed by Apple’s Craig Federighi, who joked …

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Yosemite Climber Falls 30 Feet from Rock Face

A 26-year-old male rock climber fell roughly 30 feet from a granite rock face at Yosemite National Park’s Cathedral range Sunday, and was airlifted out after sustaining severe injuries. The unidentified hiker from Palo Alto, California had been trekking with three others, before falling onto a rock bench approximately 1,000 feet up. Officer Andrea Brown, of the California Highway Patrol’s …

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Yosemite Bears Turn Healthy With New Diet

Bears housed in the Yosemite National Park in California have changed their diet to healthier food. Over the last 15 years, the campground implemented a safety measure that prevented the bears from scavenging food in the wild. The park, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the U.S., serves as the home for around 400 black bears …

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Tuolumne Fire: Threatens Power to San Francisco

A wildfire near Yosemite National Park has exploded into one of the largest wildfires in California history putting crucial utilities for the city of San Francisco in peril. This wildfire, known as the Rim Fire, started on August 17th in a remote canyon in the Stanislaw National Forest and is still just 5% contained. Extra dry grass and brush have …

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Yosemite Rock Climber Dies, Missing Teen Still Not Found

A British rock climber on Yosemite National Park‘s famous El Capitan died this week after being struck by a loose rock. According to the U.S. National Park Service, 28-year-old Felix Kiernan died on Sunday while climbing El Capitan. Kiernan and his climbing partner were estimated to have climbed 600 feet up the rock face by 2 pm, when a rock …

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Teen Missing After Being Swept Over Yosemite Waterfall

A Sacramento, California teen is missing after being swept over a waterfall at Yosemite National Park. According to the U.S. National Park Service, 19-year-old Aleh Kalman was swimming above Nevada Fall (pictured) on Saturday after noon. At around 2:45, Kalman was swimming to shore from a rock in the middle of the river when a current swept him over the …

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Yosemite Hiker Found Dead After Cliff Fall

A hiker who went missing on Sunday, May 5 in Yosemite National Park has been found dead. According to the National Park Service, the body of Kenneth Stensby was found near the bottom of Vernal Fall, a 317-foot waterfall located on the Merced River in Yosemite. Stensby’s body was found on Monday afternoon by park rangers, who have stated that …

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This Terrifying Swing from 3,000 Feet Is Your Aw Hell Nah Video of the Day

Nope, nope, nope. A huge bowl of nope, never ever ever. I’m not even scared of heights and I still can’t imagine attempting this incredible “fall and swing” from the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Then again, I am kind of a giant wuss. This guy clearly has bigger stones than I do, as he cut lose …

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Yosemite Virus Still a Danger For Campers

Two weeks ago it was announced that an outbreak of a rare disease had been linked to a campsite at Yosemite National Park. At the time, one man had died and a woman was gravely ill from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a deadly virus spread by rodents. The park suggested that people seek out medical treatment if they developed any symptoms, …

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Hantavirus: Yosemite Campers Catch Rare Disease

A rare disease that killed one man and sickened a woman has been linked to a camping spot in Yosemite National Park. The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that a man who stayed at the Curry Villiage camping spot in Yosemite died from hantavirus. A woman who stayed near the man during the same time also contracted hantavirus and has …

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