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FanVision displays NASCAR live event action over local network UHF

FanVision displays NASCAR live event action over local network UHF

If there's one thing we love about the current state of mobile devices, it's the innovation that's being ushered in by forward-thinking brands like event-specific handheld device group FanVision. With the FanVision Controller, these folks are bringing in in-depth information about the event they're covering with a device that's interactive, not just a tiny display, and connected to their data source via UHF. Believe it or not, the signals they're working with are an older technology than the mobile data your smartphone uses, but here at each live event they work with, it works one whole heck of a lot smoother.

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NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski talks the technology illusion up to Sprint Cup Series title

NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski talks the technology illusion up to Sprint Cup Series title

We had the opportunity to chat briefly with NASCAR driver and contender for the upcoming Sprint Cup Series title Brad Keselowski on the perception that NASCAR is devoid of technological innovation - and how false that perception is. As it turns out, for those of you unfamiliar with the way a driver interacts with his pit crew, there's been a massive amount of new technology appearing in NASCAR racing over the past few years. The driver is part of an experience now that's not just based on how well he or she can drive a car, but how well they're able to make use of the many technologies around them. NOTE: Our own Vincent Nguyen will be heading down to the pits at the Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 this weekend - check below for details and watch Keselowski LIVE right along with us!

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Windows 8 gets fully re-imagined ESPN app to usher in new touch age

Windows 8 gets fully re-imagined ESPN app to usher in new touch age

Microsoft this week at Build 2012 revealed a re-imagined version of ESPN for the world of Windows 8, including a collection of touch-friendly action. Michael Bayle, vice president and general manager of ESPN mobile, made it clear that their full collection of media - not just sports scores - will be coming to Windows 8. Scores, radio casts, photos, video, and awesome Windows 8 integration is coming up soon. The first look we've ever gotten at this application is right on a tablet - though it's clear that this app is made for all touch surfaces.

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Red Bull Stratos supersonic skydive live: Felix is falling!

Red Bull Stratos supersonic skydive live: Felix is falling!

For those of you not already watching the live video feed of the Felix Baumgartner jump from space down to the planet in a Red Bull stunt for the record books, now's a good time to start - he's jumped! This jump had been cancelled earlier in the week due to weather conditions then postponed for the same reason, here working with conditions that allow the jump to go on optimally (so far) straight down from 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters above the ground. If all goes as planned, this mission will break more than one world record, and will be more than just a little bit of a good PR bit for the Red Bull brand.

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Red Bull Stratos jump not happening tomorrow

Red Bull Stratos jump not happening tomorrow

All of us here at SlashGear were excited to watch Felix Baumgartner jump out of a balloon 23 miles above the surface of Earth earlier today, but sadly, the jump was called off due to less-than-stellar weather conditions. We were thinking that the jump would happen tomorrow as a result of today's delay, but it turns out that isn't happening either. The Red Bull Stratos Twitter account just announced that the jump has been pushed back once again, because weather conditions won't be much better tomorrow.

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Red Bull Supersonic skydive a go [UPDATE: Delay for today!]

Red Bull Supersonic skydive a go [UPDATE: Delay for today!]

Today is the day that Felix Baumgartner was originally meant to jump out of a pressurized cabin being carried by a balloon up 23 miles above the surface of the planet. This jump is already a record-breaking jump even before he lands, with 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters between him and Earth breaking a record that's existed for more than 50 years. This jump that's being sponsored by Red Bull also has Baumgartner breaking another record - he's becoming the first human to break the sound barrier in freefall - that's an estimated 690 miles / 1,110 kilometers per hour. UPDATE: The jump has been delayed for today on account of gusty winds, cancelled until tomorrow at best. Seeya then!

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Nike+ FuelBand expands with new colors and iPhone 5 compatibility

Nike+ FuelBand expands with new colors and iPhone 5 compatibility

Though it would seem that the Nike+ FuelBand would have been compatible with the iPhone 5 right out of the box, Nike has reassured users that it is indeed with a second wave launch of their FuelBand active user wristbands. These bands will be coming in two new colors: White ICE and Black ICE, these becoming the third and fourth versions of the device. The original ICE FuelBand also has a Black Steel companion out there in the wild now as well.

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Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS watch keeps it simple with smart functionality

Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS watch keeps it simple with smart functionality

A brand new Garmin GPS watch has been revealed this week in a series called Forerunner 10. This watch is able to provide its wearer with information on how far they've run and how fast they've run and brings on the ability to identify the wearer's personal records as well. This device is a watch that's made to be the company's lightest and most comfortable unit yet, made with accuracy and reliability in mind for Garmin's most solid and simple wrist-based device ever.

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