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Now Puma has self-lacing sneakers, too

The task we learned in kindergarten is apparently too dang hard.

Puma debuted its latest smartphone-connected self-lacing shoe called Fit Intelligence, or, “Fi,” giving Nike’s Adapt BB sneakers a run for their money. Puma released its first generation self-lacing shoes in 2016. But it says that the new Fi is powered by a “state of the art technology platform” that will allow your shoes to, uh, fit really well. 

Fi will apparently power other smart footwear products. Smart laces are — *gazes off into the cosmos* — just the beginning. Read more…

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Trump’s Nike tweet proves you should never ask a rhetorical question on Twitter

Per usual, President Donald Trump woke up bright and early to tweet on Friday morning. This time, he went with, “What was Nike thinking?,” a clear reference to the brand’s new campaign starring former NFL star Colin Kaepernick.

Fresh on the heels of a fear-mongering campaign rally in Montana, the tweet — like most of Trump’s tweets — was clearly intended to rile up his base. Fortunately, it was also a rhetorical question, which everyone knows is a recipe for disaster if you’re trying to prove a point.

What was Nike thinking?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2018 Read more…

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