Reviews

  • Humon Hex

    Good Amazing battery life consistent and accurate easy charging station Bad Difficult to make sense of the data Limited compatibility with devices poor integration of data [more...]
  • Garmin Forerunner 945

    While considering my training goals and constraints I made the mistake of checking out DC Rainmaker's website to get up to speed on the state of sporting gadget technology. At the end of the rabbit hole was Garmin's latest and greatest sports watch, the Forerunner 945. [more...]
  • Whoop

    Originally, the Whoop was intended as a wrist-worn device which would, in an athlete's workflow, work alongside her other systems (typically a GPS watch and paired HRM strap). The ability for the strap to transmit HR data on bluetooth means that she can effectively replace a clumsy chest strap [more...]
  • B&O Beoplay E8

    Quite by chance, I managed to become a father at around the same time that wireless in-ear headphones made the jump to being useably mainstream thanks to the Bragi Dash and Apple AirPods. [more...]
  • Double-Edged Safety Razors

    Anyone who has to shave on a regular basis knows what a pain it can be, sometimes literally. To add insult to injury, those who use any of the popular Gillette or Wilkinson systems will also know that the cartridges, which have to be replaced regularly, aren't cheap [more...]

Risk

Saturday, June 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

No, this isn’t the board game involving dice and world domination, it’s the latest film by academy award winner Laura Poitras, who brought us the story of [more...]

Citizenfour

Sunday, February 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

This may be one of the most important films you see all year. Of the nine films I managed to catch at the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (CPH:DOX), this [more...]

Selma

Sunday, January 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Essential viewing, and often uncomfortable, not only because it reminds us of a dark time in human history, but because it holds a mirror up to us and challenges us here in [more...]

Birdman

Sunday, January 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Michael Keaton delivers a scintilating performance as a washed up has-been actor trying to revive his career with a show on Broadway. This is a play within a play within a [more...]

The Imitation Game

Friday, January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Alan Turing is considered by many to be the father of modern computing, and whether or not you subscribe to that view, there is no doubt that he was one of the intellectual [more...]

American Sniper

Friday, January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s a little known fact that when I was in my early teens, I wanted to be an army sniper. I read up on it, had an encyclopedic knowledge of military ordnance, and [more...]

The Theory of Everything

Thursday, January 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s finally here, the long-awaited film about the life of Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds in modern times. Not only has he been instrumental in shaping [more...]

Boyhood

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Richard Linklater is one of the great writer-directors when it comes to examining the human condition. I was a big fan of the Before series (Before Sunrise (1995), Before [more...]

Grand Budapest Hotel

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Wes Anderson strikes again in this fast-paced and stylistically beautiful adventure that takes place in a bygone era, not only in terms of the time it depicts but also in the [more...]

Whiplash

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the most intense films I’ve seen in a long time, Whiplash follows the story of Andrew, a young jazz drummer as he tries to make it in a highly competitive music [more...]
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