The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter and Facebook, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times these different streams don’t overlap, so be on the lookout at all these places for good stuff!
So with that, let’s get into the action!
DCR Posts in the Past Week:
Here’s all the latest on the site, as January plods along:
YouTube Videos This Past Week:
Here’s what hit the tubes over on the You of Tube, definitely don’t forget to subscribe there to get notified of videos the second they hit!
Stuff I Found Interesting around the Interwebs:
Here’s a not-so-small smattering of all the random things that I stumbled on while doing my civic duty to find the end of the Internet:
1) Strava Says They Know Price Hike Is Confusing: Yet, despite that, still haven’t done anything about it. What’s crazy is this story isn’t going away. The snowball is only getting bigger. I can see it in views, where my YouTube video has dramatically gained speed in views/hour over the last few hours (very rare for the weekend), and same goes for other media outlets starting to pick it up again.
2) Drone mounted Apple Watch Ultra used for gunshot detection: They can use multiple Apple Watches on drones to triangulate the exact position of gunshots. Crazy stuff using two categories of products I often review, to cover safety issues in a totally unrelated area.
3) Apple found to have infringed on Masimo patent: It’s a rare day that Apple loses in court around fitness patents, but this is one of them. Of course, virtually every optical HR sensor and related sensor company in the industry has gone after Apple at some point for something. In this case, it’s specifically around the SpO2 side of the patent that Masimo is protecting. Assuming the judge ruled correctly, at least Masimo actually has legit tech used in countless products here. Meaning, this isn’t just another run of the mill patent troll IP case.
4) Twitter HQ auction has some awesome bike desk things: No, not like a trainer desk. But like a self-charging bike desk thingy. Look, you just have to check it out yourself. Supposedly these things sell for $4K normally – which is outlandishly nuts. But bidding starts at $25 as the company tries to raise money after cratering itself.
5) The regulatory maze behind health tech vaporware: A good explainer into why all the health tech things you saw announced at CES may take years to show up (if ever).
6) Apple Watch MicroLED concepts outlined: This is still, optimistically, at *least* a few years away according to rumors, but, in case you’re wondering what it means, this will answer it.
7) A Fuel & Hydration App is Looking for Beta Testers: Dive into the link over on Slowtwitch for more details on what they’re doing and the type of endurance athletes they’re looking for.
8) Skydio adds new keyframing, panorama features: I haven’t quite had a chance to take them out yet (winds have been sustained at 50-100kph all week, which makes panos basically impossible). But things look to be settling down in the back half of the week.
With that, thanks for reading!