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You Are a Digg Editor game

Fitting, with this week's main article covering Black Mirror's Bandersnatch where you choose your own adventure. Digg presented a more low-tech end-of-year choose your own adventure type game.

Posted 31st Dec 2018 @ 18:00

Carota Design Nike HyperAdapt self-lacing sneaker concept

These are way to industrial to ever be real but striking at the same time. Something as futuristic as this would also need a more prominent swoosh, I would have thought.

Nike pushed forward with the self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers. According to reports, the HyperAdapt is coming back next year with a new design and a lacing mechanism now known as E.A.R.L. (Electric Adaptable Reaction Lacing). The team of talented industrial and product designers at Vietname-based Carota Design have created their own version of what a new pair of Nike HyperAdapt sneakers could look like.

Posted 31st Dec 2018 @ 12:00

Climate change gets a network's spotlight

This past Sunday, NBC devoted an entire hour of their 'Meet the Press' show to climate change and rather than opting for 'balance', they went all out with facts.

"We're not going to debate climate change, the existence of it. The Earth is getting hotter. And human activity is a major cause, period. We're not going to give time to climate deniers. The science is settled, even if political opinion is not." — Chuck Todd at the open of today's show

In the current political climate where it seems that you do whatever it takes rather than whatever is right, this is a great example for a broadcaster to take.

Brexit looms large in the UK and it's 'balance' which has been part of the problem. When lies are treated as the truth and when the truth is discredited by self-interest, deception and ultimately more lies, it's blows my mind that balance is sought over delivering the facts.

The intrigue: Climate's treatment on the Sunday shows and network TV overall has for years come under attack from advocates. They criticize sparse attention and appearances by non-expert guests who dispute the scientific consensus on human-caused warming.

Damning when we're talking about not just what's happening now, but the fate of the planet we'll be leaving behind for our children and theirs.

You can read a full transcript of the show that aired December 30th and watch Micael Bloomberg's interview below, in which there's a great quote: I've always thought that Trump has a right to his opinions but not a right to his own facts.

Posted 31st Dec 2018 @ 10:47

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