It’s an all video Rambling Roundup! Curious about the content in here? Take a look at the topics in the post title. Rambling roundup are links, bits, and other assorted stuff that caught my eye, but might not warent a whole post. Ranging from interesting bits of science and tech, to humor and videos. There’s a little bit for everyone. Think of it as your personal internet curated and brought to you daily.
• GADGETS • For all you exercisers out there – Scosche myTrek is a bluetooth armband that communicates with your iOS devices. At it’s most basic it’s a $130 pulse monitor. At its best it is a excursuses companion that allows customization on music playlists (including different workout type playlists, audio cues, power songs), calorie burner, chart tracing, type of exercise ranges (endurance, muscle building, fat burning, etc), distance, speed, and whole bunch of other features. Video of it below. If you serious about your workout, might be worth selling out the $130. If your just looking for a simple pulse monitor, this might be overkill. • engadget
• GEEKY • Curious about how people migrated over time in the US? Derek Watkins scraped together a bunch of information from the post office, including coordinates and dates open/closed and compiled them overtime on a map. It pretty accurately shows where people were showing up in the US over time. Video below, but his site has more information and break down as well as links to a much prettier versions of the map. • Derek Watkins [vimeo http://vimeo.com/27376376]
• DISNEY • Curious who Disney goes about creating massive progjects like the current Fantasyland explansion? DisneyParks blog just realeased a video showcasing how they use technology before, and durning construction to work out the bugs and visualize what’s going on. • Disney Park Blogs
• DR WHO • This is a bit a of a spoiler, so if you haven’t seen the first half of this year’s Dr. Who… I suggest you skip it. BBC released a great little recap of everything that’s happened up to this point to get you in gear and refresehed when it relaunches the second half of the season on Saturday August 27 at 9/8c on BBC America. • Planet Gallifrey