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Intel throws the ball long with sports, VR and IoT cash injections

Intel has launched a new group to cozy up to pro-sports, aimed at working with the major leagues to introduce the next wave of technology from virtual reality to data analytics, tracking and image capture. The new Intel Sports Group was announced Monday by Wendell Brooks, president of Intel's venture capital arm, Intel Capital …
Kieren McCarthy, 24 Oct 2016
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NFL is No Fondleslab League: Top coach says he'd rather use pen and paper than Surface tab

Microsoft's multi-year deal with the National Football League has lost some of its luster after one of the game's top coaches says he would rather use paper printouts than rely on the Surface Tablet. Speaking at his weekly press conference, New England Patriots head coach and general manager Bill Belichick says he is tired of …
Shaun Nichols, 18 Oct 2016
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Tour de France leader's cycling data may have been hacked by doping critics

Professional cycling outfit Team Sky fears critics of team member and current Tour de France leader Chris Froome may have hacked into its systems and stolen training data. Froome's detractors have previously used power data in alleging the cyclist was using performance-enhancing drugs. The 30-year-old, who has always insisted …
John Leyden, 14 Jul 2015
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You're outta here! Baseball star strikes out sleazy trolls who targeted teen daughter

A former star of Major League Baseball hit a pair of alleged Twitter trolls out of the ballpark this week – by naming and shaming them on his blog, causing one to be fired and the other suspended from school. Former Arizona Diamondbacks Boston Red Sox Curt star Schilling published screengrabs of obscene tweets about his 17- …
Shaun Nichols, 4 Mar 2015
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Oz sports discovers IPTV, just a little

The rather-battered Australian Sports Commission has discovered the Internet and has mooted that it might be used to help put second-rank sports in front of a viewing audience. In an interview with the ABC, the commission's chair John Wylie has explained that IPTV could be considered as a distribution option, under a study …
Magellan eXplorist 710 GPS

Magellan Explorist 710 hiking GPS

Review The Explorist 710 is top of the line in Magellan’s new x10 series of multi-purpose GPS devices and offers preloaded topographical maps, turn-by-turn navigation, geocaching, tracking and a host of other features in one handy robust unit. Magellan eXplorist 710 GPS Take a hike: Magellan's Explorist 710 The first thing you …
Alun Taylor, 9 Aug 2011
Sony Walkman W

Sony intros washable sports Walkman

Sony has restyled its Walkman W series, its wearable MP3 player that's now washable too - the company has the notion you won't take it off after running, you'll wear it in the shower too - 25 per cent lighter, and gains the word "Sports" to increase its sales appeal to the sedentary. Sony Walkman W Aspirational? Sure is. …
Hard Reg, 14 Jul 2011
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Ball games: the latest sports releases

Review Here at Vulture Central, we love a challenge. And they don't come more challenging than reviewing three sports games in three days. So all warmed up and ready to play, with club, racket and cue in hand, I head onto the course and court and into the Crucible to give you the lowdown on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2012 Masters, Virtua …
Andrew Bailey, 30 May 2011
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Sony to serve up Wimbledon in 3D

This year's Wimbledon is to be filmed in 3D for the first time, with the finals screened in HD in cinemas around the world. Sony has the gig, but it said it will be working with the BBC to capture the content, the Corporation having nabbed the venue's best camera sites for its own, 2D coverage. "High Definition 3D is... as …
Caleb Cox, 7 Mar 2011
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Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect Video Gallery

Video We gave Microsoft's Kinect a bash to see just how reactive it was - and how daft we looked waving our arms around to control the on-screen action. Take a look and see what it's like to use in a real living room... Can't see the videos? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com  More Kinect on Reg Hardware Kinect …
Caleb Cox, 10 Nov 2010
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FCC rescues American football fans

The US Federal Communications Commission has stepped in to bring a temporary halt to a dispute that had threatened to disrupt that most cherished of American institutions: watching young men attempt to bash each other senseless over the possession of an inflated ersatz pig bladder. This revelation comes in a statement (PDF) …
Rik Myslewski, 31 Dec 2009
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Musk hits out at co-founder's Tesla Roadster allegations

Famed PayPal hecamillionaire and space rocket kingpin Elon Musk has issued a personal retort to the lawsuit recently mounted against him by fellow co-founder of electrocar maker Tesla Motors, Martin Eberhard. In the lawsuit, mounted in the California superior court, Eberhard claims he has been repeatedly slandered by Musk, and …
Lewis Page, 23 Jun 2009
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NASA licences rat-wee based astronaut sports drink

NASA has offered for general sale a high-tech "electrolytic rehydration drink" developed to keep astronauts in top shape under the physiological stresses of orbital flight. For a truly authentic astronaut experience, Earthbound drinkers of "The Right Stuff™" may wish to mix their cutting-edge space beverage with (purified) rat …
Lewis Page, 5 Jun 2009
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2060: Humvee-sized, bulletproof meat-eating spiders attack

Danish boffins have uncovered an unforeseen, extra downside of the melting of the Arctic ice cap, according to reports. Not only will there be sea level rises and massive flooding*; there will also be a plague of enormous, invulnerable, heavily armoured meat-eating cannibal spiders. The worrying yet exciting news comes …
Lewis Page, 7 May 2009
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Europe's Tesla will be first with full performance

Tesla Motors, darling of the electric vehicle industry, has confirmed that it will produce a European "special edition" of the famous Roadster sports car. European buyers will be the first to get Roadsters with full-performance transmissions - early US cars now being delivered have "intermediate" lower-performance machinery …
Lewis Page, 28 Aug 2008
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Xbox chief abandons Microsoft for EA Sports

Microsoft Xbox division chief Peter Moore will be leaving his position in Redmond to join game developer Electronic Arts as president of the EA Sports label. Moore's position as vice president of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division will be filled by Don Mattrick, a former president at Electronic Arts who more …
Austin Modine, 17 Jul 2007
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Zicplay out to wow with Ewoo wireless iPod remote

Ziplay Ewoo iPod dock and remote control Here's Ewoo, the distinctly iPod-like iPod remote control unit from Swiss accessory maker Zicplay. The remote communicates by 2.4GHz radio to the docked iPod, sending commands one way and picking up what's on the iPod to allow you to navigate through songs, pics and videos. You …
Tony Smith, 8 Mar 2007
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MySpace for sports shoots out of the starter's block

Isporty.com is a MySpace for sports fans where you can set up a page for your team or sports club, or a personal page showing your sporting interests - whether it's football, fishing or darts. Speaking at the launch party last night, website founder Chris Ward said: "So much sports stuff is caught on digital camera or mobile …
John Oates, 16 Feb 2007

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