Jan. 30

Stryd: Hands-on with the first running power meter

In December a Boulder based company with only a handful of employees announced that they had put together a running power meter.  They’d taken the same concepts from the cycling world, but moved it into the running world.  In doing so, they’d be the first true consumer running power meter. …

Jan. 29

Understanding Live Streaming Video Options for Action Cams: GoPro, Sony and HTC

The ability to stream in real time (live) video footage from action cams remains a bit of the holy grail of sports action.  Today, 99.99% of what you see on TV is done via broadcast quality cameras and equipment, with almost nothing in the consumer realm.  These solutions generally rely …

Jan. 26

A Weekend Skiing in the French Alps

We had long ago planned an extended weekend with Friends down in the French alps, and finally the time was here.  We’d be heading to Val Thorens, which is part of the Three Valley’s area (that includes other resorts I’ve skied at in the past such as Courchevel and Meribel). …

Jan. 20

Fitbit Surge In-Depth Review

It’s been a few months since Fitbit announced a trio of products, including their first GPS watch – the Fitbit Surge.  This joined two other activity trackers, the Fitbit Charge and Charge HR within the announcement.  What’s made the Surge a bit more special than the average GPS tracker is …

Jan. 19

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s what I’ve been up to the last few days since getting back home to Europe. 1) Flew home from the US: Friday we arrived back in Paris from what’s been a nearly two week long trip to the US.  First, a week for CES, and then another in the Charleston …

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