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Everything Wrong With The Happening

When we finished watching Bird Box, my first reaction was that it was like The Happening. But good.

Cinema Sins nail it again.

Posted 17th Jan 2019 @ 14:03

Breaking down the Nike Adapt BB

Nike bring continuous delivery to the humble shoe:

Nike has found its most advanced fit solution to date: Nike Adapt, a platform that creates a truly custom fit by combining an advanced power-lacing system, an app and continually updated firmware, featured in the new Nike Adapt BB basketball shoe.

We're no closer to hoverboards (at least 3 years late) but it looks like self lacing shoes are in sight.

Nike Adapt BB + iPhone app

An app-enabled approach seems odd to me though. The IoT approach is fun but these won't adjust without the phone in range? How does that help an athlete who will encounter two problems fairly quickly:

  1. Phone is in the locker room
  2. Nike themselves say that 'the foot can expand almost a half-size during play'

The Verge reviewed the Adapt BB and spoke to Tinker Hatfield, who came up with the self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future.

Price: $350

Posted 17th Jan 2019 @ 11:03

The Best Men Can Be

Not at all what you'd expect from almost any brand that's targeted at men. The message in the short film is right, but I can't help but be surprised by it. Not specifically that it was by or for Gillette, but that any male-oriented brand has put this together. I can't think of any brand that would have tried to pull this off.

Bravo, Gillette.

Posted 16th Jan 2019 @ 11:23

The Vitamin D myth

Jason Kottke and John Gruber both linked to this item from Outside.

For a number of years now in the UK, Vitamin D has been touted as the thing that is missing to keep us healthy. Those of us with darker skin don't get as much sun as we would if we lived somewhere warmer which would cause our bodies to create it's own Vitamin D. Turns out the evidence has been misleading as our bodies generate more than just Vitamin D when exposed to the sun.

My own understanding of Vitamin D was that our bodies used it to help better absorb the things we need, like calcium. But you need calcium to help you absorb Vitamin D which is why they're found in supplements together.

The Sun itself is the thing we miss the most.

Posted 15th Jan 2019 @ 11:17

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