The Morning After: fitness clothes that almost look like normal sportswear
The ups and downs of smart clothing continued for at least a decade – longer than I wrote for Engadget. Despite all the progress, innovation, and involvement of great players (Levi’s, Adidas, Ralph Lauren, Google and the rest), you rarely see a professional athlete – let alone a normal runner or gym enthusiast – in connected clothes.
Instead, we’ve all embraced smartwatches and fitness trackers, from cheap and cheerful step counters to performance running watches and the Apple Watch series. Is this ever going to change?
I tested a new generation of smart clothing from Prevayl, a UK company that seeks to strike a balance between luxury sportswear brands, like Jacques, Lululemon, Castore and the rest, and tech companies that have tried to insert their sensors and technology into less … style conscious clothing. Prevayl’s small sensor, which slips into an almost invisible pocket in the t-shirt, tank top and crop tops, has a “clinical grade” ECG, monitors respiratory rate, movement and body temperature. There is even a bioimpedance sensor.
You can check out my first impressions here. I’m still intrigued by the future of smart clothing, but the price (and the need for multiple items) remains the big challenge. I don’t need to wash my fitness bracelet after every workout. This cannot be said for smart clothing.
– Mat Smith
Nintendo’s Zelda-Themed Game & Watch is Link’s 8-Bit Origins Love Letter
If you liked older Zelda games, this little console is worth $ 50.
For the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. Nintendo released a Game & Watch Special Edition last year. Nintendo is pulling the same trick this year with a Legend of Zelda 35th anniversary-themed game and watch that just went on sale. And like last year’s model, it includes a color display and full games, but the selection is more generous. It includes the original The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, both originally released on NES. It also includes The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, released for Game Boy in 1993. It’s for die-hard Zelda fans, yes.
It also achieved records for altitude and average speed, the company claims.
Just two months after its maiden flight, Rolls-Royce’s innovative spirit has reached a top speed of 387.4 mph, tentatively breaking the speed record for electric aircraft, Gizmodo reported. It also claimed the top speed of 345.4 MPH on a three-kilometer course and the lowest time at an altitude of 3,000 meters, in just 202 seconds. Records have yet to be certified, but if the speed of 345.5 MPH holds, it will break the current record of 213 MPH.
A script has been written for the pilot.
Blade runner Director Ridley Scott has confirmed that a TV show based on the sci-fi classic is in the works. The filmmaker also mentioned in an interview on BBC Radio 4 Today that work progresses on the Extraterrestrial series. Scott has given no idea who is involved in the Blade runner series – or how that relates to his movie or the sequel.
But orders are for pickup only.
Uber Eats is entering the cannabis market. Starting today, Ontario users can order from retailer Tokyo Smoke through the app. Don’t expect an Uber driver to drop seals, however – it’s only pickup for now.
Users will need to confirm that they are of legal age before they can complete their purchase, and orders will be ready for pickup within an hour. At the store, shoppers will be required to show their ID to Tokyo Smoke staff to prove they are 19 years of age or older.
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