Tag Archives: sports

The ‘360’ With No Games, Just Style

Combining surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding, designer Francesco Sommacal has come up with the mother of extreme sports. Winner of the 2007 Volvo Sportdesign Concept Award, the “360” is the all-in-one sports activity. Not to be confused with the Xbox 360, the 360’s ‘board’ has the users feet rest on a platform/slot in the center of the wheel as opposed to ...

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Future Tennis Without Life Threatening Hazards On The Court

Combine the urban security suit with the augmented reality mask and you get the future outfit of pro-tennis. A recent Lacoste ad, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the brand, shows a player dressed in a ridiculous garment, playing tennis in a fictional, digitally-enhanced room. The racket has robotic features and assembles itself right out of the bag. The walls measure the speed of your slice ...

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ESPN’s Ultimate Universal Remote is King

Nothing beats seeing the New York Giants take a huge shit on every team in the NFL and then watching Dan Marino freak out on ESPN. It’s just a wonderful thing. ESPN keeps a lot of us glued to the TV and now we have yet another reason not to buy our wives anniversary gifts: The Wi-Fi-enabled ESPN Ultimate Remote. ...

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Robot Footballers Are Too Fragile For The NFL, But They’d Need To Catch Them First

Apparently robots partaking in athletics is becoming a recognized venue. I’m not talking about Battle Bots, although I’ve heard that the show is planned to make a comeback. I’m talking about straight-up American football (ironically taking place in Japan.) The video above shows two teams consisting of pure robotics, battling it out on a mini-Football field. Now, these bots aren’t ...

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Coach’s Clipboard Keeps Coach Busy While You Slack Off

Sport team coaches have the habit of being overbearing. And by overbearing, we mean on your ass like a gerbil to his Richard Gere (oh…snap!). Coaches need a gadget to keep their minds occupied so you athletes can take a break. The Coach’s Clipboard uses Wi-Fi technology to keep your coach up to snuff with all of the latest coaching ...

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Mini Mario and Luigi Make Golfing Far Less Boring

Golf may not be your thing, but chances are gaming is right up your alley–and what gamer wouldn’t dig controlling mini Mario and Luigi golfers with a Famicom style wired remote? The objective is to use the A and B buttons on the remote to help the Bros. put the ball into the hole–it’s the most fun you will have ...

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Next-gen arcade games to be all touchy-feely

The Megatouch Elite Edge ION might looks more like a slot machine than something you’d see in an arcade, but the ION is what we might see being added to the arcade floor in the near future. Featuring a 15-inch touch screen, a joystick, some stunning 3D graphics, and a collection of 102 games (ranging from puzzles to sports and ...

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Swim with your iPod Shuffle and bone-conduction headphones

When we want music, we want music everywhere, some of us even want it underwater, so somebody created the underwater MP3 player. The problem of listening to music underwater is that the earphone lines are going to tangle, let alone the fact that your ears would feel uncomfortable because of the super tight earbuds; another danger would actually be not ...

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Bodybuilding with your mouse

Not sure if you have ever heard of EMS (electrical muscle stimulation), it’s basically using an external electrical source to stimulate your muscles to work, hence mimicking the very act of working out. Not sure if it works, and not sure how well it works. Anyway, some Japanese company is combining this with your mouse, so you would have EMS ...

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