Things that made my day this week

Friday came and went as I tried to clear items from my to do list. Here is a list of things that made my day over the past week.

A really interesting video with Wal-Mart that looks at the interface between online and offline retailing. Particularly interesting take on mobile payment form factors.

The reality of watch water resistance is that it is usually measured in a pressurised laboratory rig. Five years ago Casio took their Frogman model from the G-Shock range and did the test in open water off the coast of Japan. It shows the reality of the watch being exposed to a depth of 200M. The two most disappointing aspects of this video are:

  • It hasn’t got as much viewer love as it deserves
  • They failed to come across any diakaiju during the dive and we don’t know what Japan’s beloved son Godzilla (ゴジラ Gojira) thinks of the G-Shock range

Citizenfour the Edward Snowden documentary launched this week, which prompted a lot of NSA product name silliness including too much time spent on the NSA Product Name Generator

The people at Rocket News have come up with a new take on the Japanese mascot meme with Hard Ku**mon. More here.

Finally I have been working my way through NASA’s collection of iPad and iPhone applications, more here.