How GPS can make you a better runner

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GPS & running: the good, the bad, and the art

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Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14753

“Exercise contagion in a global social network”, Sinan Aral & Christos Nicolaides. Nature Communications, 2017.

The Global Positioning System, or GPS, is changing the sport of running. Using GPS makes it easier to track, analyze, and share data about your runs. Some people, like Gene Lu, use the technology to create elaborate drawings, but you don’t need to be an artist in order to use GPS to improve your running.

Researchers at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted a study and determined that runners who share their efforts on social networks tend to run farther, faster, and longer than those who do not. With GPS, it’s easy to track and share data about your run. Along with the proliferation of GPS technology, the number of fitness-focused social networks has also increased. Now, runners have many options for where they can go to share their runs: Strava, Nike Run Club, MapMyRun and many others have all made sharing your run easy by developing mobile apps that users can download to their phones.

Whether you’re like Gene, who uploads elaborate runs mapped to look like Darth Vader, or just using the app to track your daily jog, social network sharing, made even easier by GPS tracking, can help you improve.

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Buffering... Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO /// Sources: FCC 2015 Notice of Inquiry: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-15-10A1.pdf FCC 2016 Broadband Progress Report: https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/reports/broadband-progress-reports/2016-broadband-progress-report FCC Broadband Deployment Map: https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/maps/bpr-2016-fixed-25mbps-3mbps-deployment/ FCC 4G Data: https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/maps/nationwide-lte-coverage-ye-2015/ Community and Regional Development Research Study on Economic Health in non-metro counties: https://cardi.cals.cornell.edu/sites/cardi.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/documents/ResearchPolicyBriefs/Policy-Brief-Feb15-draft03.pdf Akamai State of the Internet Report, 2017: https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/our-thinking/state-of-the-internet-report/ FCC 2017 Notice of Inquiry: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0808/FCC-17-109A1.pdf /// High-speed internet service is lacking in much of rural America. The causes are complicated, but non-competitive cable markets, misguided government funding, and infrastructural obstacles have limited expansion up until now. Despite the troubles, some rural Americans are receiving internet via both wireless and wireline systems, but the internet service many receive falls short of the 25mbps up/3mbps down set by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015 during the Obama Administration. Receiving that level of service typically requires a wireline connection provided by fiber optic cable, which many rural residents don't have because the remote territories that would be served are hard to reach and require massive investments that private cable companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast aren't willing to make. If service is available, it is often much more expensive than similar service in urban markets. An idea for solving the problem might be to adopt the funding model similar to the one that helped expand rural electrification during the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. At that time, the government paid local electric cooperatives willing to do the work to provide electricity in their communities. Unlike electrification, there are many models for broadband deployment, including cooperatives, but also municipal broadband, private companies and other public-private partnerships. If Trump's government plans to spend more money on rural broadband, then following the model of electrification might help correct some of the funding troubles that have plagued broadband expansion up to this point. /// Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

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iPhone 10 Years Later: The phone that almost wasn't

iPhone 10 Years Later: The phone that almost wasn't

Arguably one of most transformative pieces of technology in the modern era, the iPhone's development was fraught with engineering problems, drama, and extreme stress. Former employees share their stories from inside Apple 10 years ago.

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The Kiwi Twins in Kenya's Running Capital: VICE World of Sports

The Kiwi Twins in Kenya's Running Capital: VICE World of Sports

The tiny village of Iten, Kenya is home to the fastest runners in the world, more record-holders than anywhere else…and a pair of testy twins from New Zealand. Watch more episodes of VICE World of Sports here: https://vice.video/2kUsCeI WATCH NEXT: Sweden's Refugee Runners - https://vice.video/2DqFNMz Subscribe to VICE Sports here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-Sports Check out VICE Sports for more: http://www.vicesports.com Follow VICE Sports here: Facebook: https://facebook.com/VICESports Twitter: https://twitter.com/VICESports Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicesports More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo

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Aztecs: Arrival of Cortes and the Conquistadors

Aztecs: Arrival of Cortes and the Conquistadors

In our previous animated historical documentary we have covered the Rise of the Aztecs. During the reign of Moctezuma, the empire continued its growth, but it was during this period the Spaniards of Hernan Cortes landed in the region and the fight between the Aztecs and the Conquistadors began. Previous videos in this series covering the Maya and Inca civilizations: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaBYW76inbX5xFVjwMXSPd-UFSa3LQ_mq The script was developed and the video was created by our good friend Cogito. Check out his channel for more historical content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKMnl27hDMKvch--noWe5CA/ Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/KingsandGenerals or Paypal: http://paypal.me/kingsandgenerals Check out our Merch Store: https://teespring.com/stores/kingsandgenerals We are grateful to our patrons and youtube members, who made this video possible: https://drive.google.com/open?id=11s3yJC_X-3PDzdVYVtpXVGXCdrlYGQDFN5RmFgE3BfU This video was narrated by Officially Devin (https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficiallyDevin) ✔ Merch store ► https://teespring.com/stores/kingsandgenerals ✔ Patreon ► https://www.patreon.com/KingsandGenerals ✔ PayPal ► http://paypal.me/kingsandgenerals ✔ Twitch ► https://www.twitch.tv/nurrrik_phoenix ✔ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/KingsGenerals ✔ Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/KingsGenerals ✔ Instagram ►http://www.instagram.com/Kings_Generals Sources: Hugh Thomas - Conquest Micheal D Coe - Mexico from the Olmecs to the Aztecs An Illustrated Dictionary of Mary Miller and Karl Taube - The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya Jacques Soustelle - Daily Life of the Aztecs Osprey Men At Arms 239 - Aztec, Mixtec, and Zapotec Armies Michael E Smith - The Aztecs Matthew Restall - Seven Myths Of The Spanish Conquest Bernal Diaz Del Castillo - Bernal Diaz Del Castillo Codex Mendoza Florentine Codex Codex Boturini Miguel Leon-Portilla - The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico Music used: #Documentary #Aztec #Inca

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Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

Graphene is a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the past 15 years, consumers have been hearing about this wonder material and all the ways it could change everything. Is it really almost here, or is it another promise that is perpetually just one more breakthrough away? Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs

3 месяцев назад
How Technicolor changed movies

How Technicolor changed movies

What was "glorious Technicolor?" It was a groundbreaking technology — but it was more than that, too. Find an extra commentary video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJCtHs-dh0M To learn more, check out: The George Eastman Museum: https://eastman.org/ Eastman's Technicolor Online Research: https://www.eastman.org/technicolor-online-research-archive/ Barbara Flueckiger's website: http://zauberklang.ch/filmcolors/ Follow Phil Edwards on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores the history of Technicolor: both the technology and the company. Many people recognize Technicolor from The Wizard of Oz, but the technology existed long before then. Two strip Technicolor and three strip Technicolor both revolutionized the film industry and shaped the look of 20th century film. But Technicolor also influenced movies through its corporate control of the technology. People like Natalie Kalmus shaped the aesthetic of color films, and directors redesigned their sets and films based on the Technicolor look that the company — and viewers — demanded. Though the process we traditionally recognize as Technicolor is no longer in use (the company does continue), the look remains influential even today. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

11 месяцев назад
How QWERTY conquered keyboards

How QWERTY conquered keyboards

There's a big chance your keyboard says QWERTY. In this episode of Vox's Overrated, Phil Edwards investigates the keyboard's history. Find Overrated on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/OverratedThe... Find Phil Edwards on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ If you've ever been curious about typewriter history, the rise of QWERTY wasn't an accident. Typing and typewriters weren't always around, and the inventor of the QWERTY typewriter layout didn't know it would become the standard. Over time, however, business reasons and typing education made QWERTY a standard across the industry and, eventually, for the vast majority of typists. Though there are exceptions to QWERTY's domination, for the most part, this keyboard layout remains the default even today. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO

1 лет назад
Meet the Machinists Who Keep the New York Times Running

Meet the Machinists Who Keep the New York Times Running

As the world’s largest technology manufacturers increasingly move toward creating products that are designed to be difficult or impossible to repair, Motherboard has started looking toward the margins of tech to find the people keeping older machines alive and running. In the first episode of State of Repair, we visited the New York Times printing plant to meet Greg Zerafa, Jerry Greaney, and Chris Bedetto, who are part of a dying breed of machinists that keeps the newspaper's eight three-story printing presses humming and spitting out hundreds of thousands of newspapers every single day. WATCH NEXT: The Cyborg Beetles Designed to Save Human Lives: http://bit.ly/2gZajCf Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://motherboardtv.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/motherboardtv More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo

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"Obama out:" President Barack Obama's hilarious final White House correspondents' dinner speech

As President Obama gets set to leave office, take a look back at one of his most memorable moments when he didn't hold back in his final speech at the White House correspondents' dinner firing barbs at himself, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt

2 лет назад
The high cost of free parking

The high cost of free parking

Hidden parking rules hurt our cities. Will Chilton and Paul Mackie of Mobility Lab explain. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The cities we live in are shaped by the way we get around them. Over the past 60 years, with more and more people opting to drive cars, the need for parking spaces has increased with the boom in driving. To accommodate that demand early on, cities and towns started requiring developers to include parking with their new buildings after World War II. These policies, known as mandatory parking minimums, set precise standards for parking spaces for each building. And these parking spaces don't come cheap. To learn much more on free parking's affect on cities, Donald Shoup's book is here: https://www.amazon.com/High-Cost-Free-Parking-Updated/dp/193236496X And Mobility Lab, who helped make this video, covers many more issues around infrastructure is here: https://mobilitylab.org/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

1 лет назад
Why your old phones collect in a junk drawer of sadness

Why your old phones collect in a junk drawer of sadness

Smartphones shouldn’t be so disposable. Could fixing the way we make our phones help solve climate change? This is the third episode of Climate Lab, a six-part series produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by Emmy-nominated conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the videos explore the surprising elements of our lives that contribute to climate change andthe groundbreaking work being done to fight back. Featuring conversations with experts, scientists, thought leaders and activists, the series takes what can seem like an overwhelming problem and breaks it down into manageable parts: from clean energy to food waste, religion to smartphones. View other episodes at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkZ7BJQupVA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxKfpt70rLI Check back next Wednesday for the next episode. Visit http://climate.universityofcalifornia.edu for more. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO And check out the University of California’s channels: https://goo.gl/PhoV3G https://goo.gl/Ec2hml iFixit’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/iFixitYourself /// The University of California is a pioneer on climate research, renewable energy and environmental sustainability. UC is dedicated to providing scalable solutions to help the world bend the curve on climate change. UC research is also paving the way for the university to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025. Read more about our commitment at https://goo.gl/z2fN3O Follow UC on Facebook: https://goo.gl/QJZSZK Or on Twitter: https://goo.gl/MKFNcv Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app.  Check out Vox’s full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

1 лет назад
Why cities should plant more trees

Why cities should plant more trees

Over 3 million people die annually from air pollution. Planting trees can help lower that number. Read more: http://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2016/11/4/13510352/planting-trees-pollution-heat-waves Check out The Nature Conservancy report, "Planting Healthy Air": https://global.nature.org/content/healthyair /// Trees help improve public health by cleaning and cooling the air around them. As the threat of climate change steadily increases, planting trees is a fairly simple way city leaders can help stem the negative consequences of rising temperatures and increasing population density. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

2 лет назад