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FIFA approves smart soccer ball based on Select iBall

FIFA approves smart soccer ball based on Select iBall

Soccer is one of the most popular sports around the world and when it comes to professional soccer FIFA is where the world's best teams play. FIFA is looking to end debates about whether or not a ball crossed the goal line during a game and remove some of the judgment calls from the mix that referees are forced to make. To do this FIFA plans to use a smart soccer ball that can tell when it crosses the goal line called the Select iBall.

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Stream TV plans glasses-free 3D TV for Olympics

Stream TV plans glasses-free 3D TV for Olympics

Stream TV is a company specializing in an area of consumer tech that others are either passing off as only in the research phase right now, or as something that's so expensive, it isn't worth going after mainstream crowds yet. We're talking about glasses-free (also known as "autostereoscopic") 3D television sets. While Stream TV can't offer its sets at affordable price points yet, it has the next best thing.

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Garmin Swim watch tracks your progress for $149.99

Garmin Swim watch tracks your progress for $149.99

Garmin has today introduced a new watch designed to help swimmers keep track of their progress, dubbed the Garmin Swim. The watch will monitor stroke type and count, distance, pace, and lengths. The Garmin Swim has been designed to be as easy to set up and use as possible, with the swimmer only needing to input the length of the pool they’ll be using to set the watch and begin tracking.

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Guinness World Record set for a golf ball caught in a moving car

Guinness World Record set for a golf ball caught in a moving car

At right around 120 mph it was time for former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard to stick his hand out of his $200,000 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster supercar to make the catch. In his hand (nearly) plopped a standard sized golf ball hit by British pro golfer Jake Shepherd from 275 meters away. As it turns out, catching the ball in your hand isn't one of the requirements for the Guinness World Record to be won - and good thing, too, as they actually ended up catching the ball here in the middle of the car's front two seats.

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Ion Air Pro sports cams take on GoPro and Contour

Ion Air Pro sports cams take on GoPro and Contour

There's a new camera in town for the hardcore amongst us as Ion Worldwide delivers three lightweight sports-oriented shooters in their Ion Air Pro line. This lineup will take on the likes of GoPro and Contour with prices between $230 and $350 depending on which feature model you'd like to pick up. To attempt to differentiate from the pack, Ion will be working with a new wi-fi component, available on the 28th of May, which will have you pushing video to Facebook and YouTube via a free Ion Camera App for iOS.

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BBC will stream every single minute of the Olympics

BBC will stream every single minute of the Olympics

One undeniable trend about the Olympics over the last eight years is that its presence in online and mobile platforms has absolutely exploded. In 2004, NBC launched a mobile website dedicated to people wanting to check out the latest medal counts and breaking news on their phone, but it was little more than truncated text and a few tiny images. This year, you'll be able to watch every moment of the international sporting event from your phone.

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Samsung snags Beckham for Olympic running app

Samsung snags Beckham for Olympic running app

At the end of the day companies may be driven by creating the next best smartphone and securing some nice profits, but that doesn’t mean they don’t help out for good causes. Samsung has created the Hope Relay app encouraging users to walk, run, or cycle in order to help raise money for charity. The further you go, the more Samsung will donate to charity on your behalf, with £1 being donated for every mile travelled.

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Pro surfer lands world record for riding 78-foot monster wave

Pro surfer lands world record for riding 78-foot monster wave

Professional surfer Garrett McNamara has giant balls-o-steel. McNamara is a professional surfer that hails from Hawaii and has been a pro since he was 17. The surfer is now 44 years old and has grabbed a world record for riding the biggest wave ever. As you can see in the photo below, McNamara is a tiny speck on the surface of the monstrous 78-foot tall wave.

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Olympic athletes sue Samsung over Facebook app

Olympic athletes sue Samsung over Facebook app

No fewer than 18 world-class athletes are fuming over a Facebook app that lets users see how closely they are connected to stars of the Olympic games. The app, powered by Samsung, ties in its products and services to the upcoming 2012 games. It is essentially like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, but instead of Kevin Bacon it's professional athletes who have won in the Olympics. Now, a dozen and a half of those athletes are suing.

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Mini-golf course inspired by Minecraft, Portal, et al

Mini-golf course inspired by Minecraft, Portal, et al

If you happen to be a nerd who also likes miniature golf, then online personality Tom Scott has created something you would probably think is cooler than Disney World. He, along with a bunch of hackers who had nothing better to do, created a 12-hole miniature golf course with designs that were inspired by some of the greatest video games of today. And it will actually be playable to the public.

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