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The Only Running App You Need | Runner's World & Running Times
"MIND™ comes bundled with several other preinstalled applications, including:

• Mental Notes™, featuring Mnemonic Device™ technology, which lets you "jot down" ideas without pen or paper and without interrupting your run.

• Idea Gener8or™, which can yield creative breakthroughs in as little as five minutes. 

• Serendipity™ Route Creator, powered by your own innate desire for novelty and exploration. 

• Lay-o'-the-Land™ Maps, which automatically syncs with the Serendipity™ Route Creator to create a database of your favorite running loops.

• Subconscious™, which operates continuously, in the background, helping the user to analyze, synthesize, and contextualize information. This feature runs so quietly, you hardly ever know it's running at all.

Perhaps MIND™'s most impressive feature is its built-in Think™ option. Turn on Think™, and you can explore virtually – sorry, I mean virtually explore – literally any subject you can think of. Even more impressive? Every time you use Think™, you strengthen and expand it, so it works better the next time.

MIND™ is 100% waterproof, and performs well even in extreme heat or cold. It is portable and self-cleaning, though occasional dirtiness is fine. (Slowness or dullness may occur, but you can "refresh" the app simply by running.) With proper care, MIND™ has a life of 80 to 100 years, though over time memory may degrade slightly.

MIND™'s controls are thoughtful and intuitive.

MIND™ is designed to connect seamlessly to your microphones, speaker, and high-res optics, meaning it also yields brilliant multimedia feedback in real time. All of these allow you to communicate with other nearby MIND™ users. Even if you're alone, though, you'll want to take advantage of these tools – MIND™ will gather visual and aural data and actually convert them to fuel, in the form of motivation.

Sound perfect? It is. If MIND™ has any drawbacks, I can't think of them.

Try MIND™ on your next run. You won't regret it.

NOTE: Use of electronic devices may diminish any or all of the above features of MIND™. For best results, while running, it is recommended that you use MIND™ alone.

MIND™ is not available in the iTunes App Store."
humor  running  brain  appobsession  applications  2014  markremy  exercise 
may 2014 by robertogreco
The Fierce Imagination of Haruki Murakami - NYTimes.com
"“I live in Tokyo,” he told me, “a kind of civilized world — like New York or Los Angeles or London or Paris. If you want to find a magical situation, magical things, you have to go deep inside yourself. So that is what I do. People say it’s magic realism — but in the depths of my soul, it’s just realism. Not magical. While I’m writing, it’s very natural, very logical, very realistic and reasonable.”

Murakami insists that, when he’s not writing, he is an absolutely ordinary man — his creativity, he says, is a “black box” to which he has no conscious access. He tends to shy away from the media and is always surprised when a reader wants to shake his hand on the street. He says he much prefers to listen to other people talk — and indeed, he is known as a kind of Studs Terkel in Japan…"
harukimurakami  writing  2011  howwecreate  howwework  1Q84  books  interviews  running  japan  tokyo  travel  culture  literature 
october 2011 by robertogreco
Haruki Murakami: Talent Is Nothing Without Focus and Endurance :: Articles :: The 99 Percent
"It's not surprising then that, for Murakami, the act of running and the act of creating are inextricably linked, like the two sides of a Möbius strip. As he writes about the evolution of his running career — from his first marathon to his first ultramarathon (62 miles) to his first triathlon — he constantly circles back to how his athletic experiences have impacted his writing practice, and vice versa. For Murakami, the creative process is a sport.<br />
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Here's what he has to say about talent, focus, and endurance: [long quote]"
harukimurakami  writing  endurance  workethic  running  focus  training  practice  talent 
august 2011 by robertogreco
RUNNER+
"RUNNER+® is the social network for runners who want to achieve more through community and technology. Launched in May 2007, RunnerPlus® provides a thriving forums area, groups, challenges, run mapping, member tips & advice, videos, and more. If you use running systems such as the Nike+ iPod Sport Kit or Garmin Forerunner*, then you will benefit even more. ... Not only does RUNNER+ integrate with your Nike+ and Garmin* data, but it also integrates with other popular services too. For example, you can map your run routes through Google Maps integration, and through Flickr integration your photos tagged with "runnerplus" will appear on your public profile page.
socialnetworks  running  nike+  socialnetworking 
may 2009 by robertogreco
This Blog Sits at the: Run with Nike and you run alone
"Nike Plus allows me to interact with other walkers in only one way. It helps me compete agains them. It does not allow me to treat my miles like a social capital and make them fungible for various purposes in various markets. It does not allow me to find them or walk with them. Walk with Nike+, and, sorry, but your walk alone. For instance, I would love to pool my miles with other walkers who live on the Connecticut side of Long Island sound. We could compete against those bastards across the water, the ones who live on the Long Island side of the sound. Now when I go for my walk each day I can imagine my competitors walking on Long Island, and who knows this might be good for another mile. (Yes, I'm that juvenile). There are plenty of ways to slice this, plenty of ways to see to the interesting, amusing, perhaps imaginative disposition of my new social capital called miles. Nike has managed to think of a single one, direct competition." + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPg-MCg0rik
grantmccracken  nike+  nike  socialnetworking  socialmedia  running  community  play  gaming  competition 
may 2009 by robertogreco
My Tracks for Android
"My Tracks is an application for your AndroidTM phone that enables you to record GPS tracks and view live statistics – such as time, speed, distance, and elevation – while hiking, biking, running or participating in other outdoor activities. Once recorded, you can share your tracks, upload them to Google Spreadsheets and visualize them on Google My Maps."
android  applications  gps  location  tracking  cartography  maps  mapping  fitness  running  mobile  phones  software 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Zyked [via: http://www.fabricoffolly.com/2008/10/trends-in-gaming.html]
"Zyked aims to make sports and exercising more fun by adding gameplay and community features. The first Zyked product is an innovative internet- and mobile service currently in Alpha testing at www.zyked.com."
games  running  nike+  arg  gaming  socialnetworking  mobile  training  health  exercise  fitness  community  play  social 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Infovore » Playing Together: What Games Can Learn from Social Software
"And what do you discover about Nike+? You discover there’s a metagame to it. People start syncing late - filling up their run data and then only syncing at the last minute - to disguise how much they’re doing. They mess around! Nike+ is ticking so many of our boxes: it’s asynchronous; it’s designed perhaps best for small groups; it turns running into a social object, putting it online. It’s a really great example of future for social play. And it goes where I am: it’s a game that I don’t have to learn how to play. I already know how to run"
via:blackbeltjones  gamedesign  games  play  videogames  gaming  nike+  running  socialsoftware  socialobjects  socialmedia  tomarmitage  psychology  software  design  culture  interactiondesign 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Extract from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami | Health and wellbeing | Life and Health
"Author Haruki Murakami loves the loneliness of the long-distance run. Which is how he found himself tackling his 24th marathon. But what about his dodgy knee? Has he trained enough? And will the Rocky theme tune be playing in his head?"
harukimurakami  howwework  via:rodcorp  writing  running  japan  literature  discipline  concentration  method 
june 2008 by robertogreco
EveryTrail - GPS travel community, geotagging, geotagged photos, Google Maps, GPS tracks, waypoints, coordinates
"* Upload GPS data and photos to view your trips on Google Maps! * Map your pictures with our patent-pending geotagging technology * Find GPS maps with tracks, coordinates and geotagged photos * Share your trips with the EveryTrail community * View your t
gps  mapping  community  hiking  travel  maps  location  geography  geotagging  googlemaps  running  trails  tracking  onlinetoolkit 
june 2008 by robertogreco
gladwell.com: Kenyan Runners
"Imagine that every year 50 % of all American 10 year old boys were shipped to Boulder CO, where they ran 50-70 miles/week at altitude for the next 7 years. Would the US regain control of international middle and long distance running?"
running  kenya  sports  malcolmgladwell  statistics  competition 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Soundwalk - Audio Tours for People Who Don't Normally Take Audio Tours.
"An innovative product appropriate to this new millennium, Soundwalk is a new form of media, whereas one virtually interacts with his or her surroundings. How is it done? Easy, you purchase the walk, go to the starting point, put your headphones on, press
annotation  walking  urban  technology  tourism  running  podcasts  audio  geotagging  geography  travel  local  locative  location-based  location  ambient  everyware  ubicomp  ubiquitous  gps 
october 2007 by robertogreco
cabel.name: Multiplayer Game Of The Year
"My online game of the year? Jogging on the streets of Portland with the Nike+ iPod kit."
competition  exercise  fun  gadgets  health  humor  life  mobile  multiplayer  mmog  social  apple  software  sports  running  walking  ipod  nike+  technology  online 
march 2007 by robertogreco

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