Ruari Elkington

788 Flips | 3 Magazines | 32 Likes | 14 Following | 709 Followers | @ruari | Screen Distribution consultant/researcher. Abiding interest in how audiences connect with stories. Find me on Ello..need some friends on that thing...

How to hack your memory and remember almost anything

My foray into the world of memorisation began with a single memory — a startling, gut-wrenching memory, at that. I was in France, visiting my …

Living Rooms

The Best 20-Minute Bodyweight Back Workout for Busy Guys

Most of us spend our days hunched over computers, phones, and steering wheels. You feel the toll. It shuts down your glutes, rounds your shoulders, …

Workouts

AT&T CEO: Netflix is ‘Walmart’ of video streaming, HBO is ‘Tiffany’

Netflix is the Walmart of video streaming — and HBO is going to be Tiffany.<p>That was the cheeky prediction from AT&T boss Randall Stephenson, who …

Time Warner

Steve McQueen Says Cinema Is a Communal Experience: ‘There’s No Point Looking at a Movie on Your Laptop at Home’

It doesn't sound like McQueen will be making a movie for Netflix anytime soon.<p>Steve McQueen is here to put the debate over streaming versus theaters …

Film Festivals

Review: Uuni Pro

After several weeks of testing the Uuni Pro, I’ve learned to recognize a certain look in my husband’s eyes. Every evening, he walks into the kitchen …

Can anything save us from the terribleness of virtual reality?

Since virtual reality headsets hit the market three years ago, uptake and the promised VR revolution have been underwhelming. Few households have …

Film Festivals

What’s in your bag, Adam Savage?

Spoiler: lots of stuff<p><i>What’s in your bag?</i> <i>is a recurring feature where we ask people to tell us a bit more about their everyday gadgets by opening their bags and hearts to us. This week, we’re featuring TV star, cosplayer, and maker</i> <i>Adam Savage</i><i>.</i><p>Adam Savage doesn’t really sit still. When I met him in …

Headphones

This Scottish Watch Brand Makes an Affordable, Enamel-Dialed Watch

You’d be forgiven if Scotland is <i>not</i> the first place that comes to mind when you think of a small company crafting grand feu enamel dials. In fact, …

Watches

Creative Forces in VR at Venice Festival Learn From the Past

Director eliza McNitt’s first virtual reality (VR) experience back in 2013 was not particularly pleasant. The simulated roller coaster ride, viewed …

Virtual Reality

What we're buying: A potent audio sampler that fits in your pocket

The audio sampler you can take anywhere.<p><i>This week, Managing Editor Terrence O'Brien is obsessed with a new sampler that he can take anywhere. It's got its quirks, but that's apparently part of the appeal.</i><p><b>Terrence O'Brien</b><i><br>Managing Editor</i><p>I love just about any gadget that makes noise and at least …

Music Production

These excellent mesh zipper bags are back

I own 24 of these Japanese mesh zipper bags. A set of 8 (four 9" x 7" and four 8" x 5.5") cost just $9 on Amazon (with free Prime shipping). They are …

First Aid

How Hollywood Is Racing to Catch Up With Netflix

The Netflix effect across the entertainment business has taken root in deep and meaningful ways this year. The turmoil caused by Netflix’s meteoric …

TV shows

nScreenNoise – Why iFlix has 7x more subscribers than Netflix in Asia

Worldwide Netflix has more SVOD subscribers than anyone, but in Asia, they are dwarfed by the rapidly rising iFlix, which continues to innovate …

Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

Hollywood Turns Upside Down as Pending Landmark Theatres Sale Could Be the Tip of Upcoming Exhibition Changes

Are Landmark and Amazon joining forces? Stay tuned. It could be small stakes compared with other industry maneuvers ahead as the studios take on …

Did Patagonia Just Make the Best Baselayer Ever?

There was a time when the term “baselayer” didn’t exist. What did was underwear, and most of it was made of cotton. Mountaineers and explorers wore …

The last keyboard you’ll ever buy is a $41 wireless keyboard that never needs to be charged

There are a few products that we cover pretty much every time they go on sale, and the Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard is definitely one of …

Disney Outlines Streaming Service, Will Launch in Late 2019

The composition of the Walt Disney Company’s streaming service became clearer on Tuesday as the entertainment giant walked the investment community …

Aretha Franklin

Locarno StepIn: Five Takeaways On Big Data, Diversity, Theatrical, and Film Markets

Roughly 50 prominent European independent film industry execs assembled Thursday at the Locarno Festival’s annual StepIn think tank to discuss the …

This Smart Ceramic Mug Is The Busy Coffee Lover's New Best Friend

It’s Monday morning, and you plan to start your day on the right foot: a warm cuppa Joe in hand, a quiet half hour to go through emails. But after an unexpected sales call and a semi-frantic search for that file you forgot was due today, you finally sit down at your desk to find… an ice-cold cup of …

Heating System

Hands on with the Matthews Infinity Arm by Kenny McMillan

This past Cine Gear I was walking around the lot checking out the wares and made a stop by the Matthews tent to see what they had going on. A bunch …

Miansai M12 Watch

Designed in Miami, the M12 is the modern evolution of the iconic minimalist dress watch. The watch's stainless steel case sports a unique crown with …

Facebook just set a $119 billion record for failure

Mark Zuckerberg has done it again.<p>The Boy King of Silicon Valley is renowned for creating the world's largest social network, potentially swinging at …

Australians urged to watch rare blood moon

Early Saturday morning risers are set for a celestial feast as scientists predict the moon to glow blood red thanks to the longest lunar eclipse this …

The Men’s Travel Clothes I Pack No Matter Where I’m Going

In my travels spanning 10 countries across four continents over the past five years, I’ve found that any comfortable clothes can get the job done. …

Can a $20 Home Security Camera Stand Up To Its $300 Rivals?

The popularity of smart home security cameras has skyrocketed. Nest, Amazon, Netgear, Honeywell and Lighthouse — they all make models. No matter …

12 Best AR Apps for iPhone and iPad That Change the Way We Interact With the World

Apple announced its ARKit developer tool back in June 2017 and since then, and the release of iOS 11, the popularity of iOS apps that take advantage …

Lumen reveals if your body is burning fat or carbs with a single breath

Lumen's technology is based on the very real metabolic measurement called respiratory quotient (RQ). For decades scientists and dieticians have used …

Walmart Is Reportedly Aiming To Take On Netflix And Amazon With A New Streaming Service

‘<p>Walmart is reportedly ready to take a swipe at Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu for a piece of the streaming pie. According to Variety, a new report indicates that the consumer giant is looking to create its own streaming platform that will rival the big players by offering a lower price and a free …

The Six Pillars of Olympic Fitness

Try these fitness tips from the top athletes in the world<p>Pillar 1: Set Clear Goals<p>Olympic gold? That's probably not in the cards. But a best-ever bench press, or completing a half marathon, or losing 20 pounds? Those could happen. Your first step, as it was for Usain Bolt, is to state your goal. …