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World’s First 4K TV broadcast set for 2014 World Cup

World’s First 4K TV broadcast set for 2014 World Cup

In one of the smoothest and perhaps most irresistible measures made thus far for the new high definition television technology, Japan has announced that it will be broadcasting the 2014 World Cup in 4K. This means that everyone working with a 4K television by then (read: everyone with bottomless wallets) will be watching this Brazil-based sporting event inside Japan next year. So those of you with an entertainment establishment of any kind (sports bars, we're looking at you), you'll want to think about which model you want to pick up between here and then.

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Madden NFL 13 predicts Baltimore Ravens as Super Bowl XLVII champions

Madden NFL 13 predicts Baltimore Ravens as Super Bowl XLVII champions

Every year, the Madden NFL video game conducts a simulation between the two teams fighting for the Super Bowl crown. This year it's the Baltimore Ravens matched up against the San Francisco 49ers. In the game's simulated matchup, the Baltimore Ravens won 27-24. And if you think it's merely just a simulation and a prediction, take note that this annual Madden simulation has correctly predicted the Super Bowl winner seven out of the last nine Super Bowls.

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Apple patent shows shoe sensor for information on sole death

Apple patent shows shoe sensor for information on sole death

If you've got a pair of shoes that are so old that your feet touch the ground, you're going to need a new pair - this will no longer have to be a scenario where you have to make that judgement if Apple's newest patent application is realized. In the application revealed this week, Apple has shown an outline for how they might place sensors in shoes that track the wear and tear on the soles of the footwear in a variety of ways. The end result will be a pair of shoes that informs the wearer if they get worn out while walking then warns every subsequent wearer (if there are any) that they are not fit to use.

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RIM to air first-ever Super Bowl ad for BlackBerry 10

RIM to air first-ever Super Bowl ad for BlackBerry 10

The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched programs on television, and if you really want to get your name out there, then you would buy a 30-second commercial spot during the big game. While the Super Bowl may be the only reason that sports fans clamber around the TV, the commercials also happen to be a big thing as well. It turns out that RIM will be airing a BlackBerry 10 ad during the Super Bowl to promote the new platform.

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Swann Bolt HD action camera comes equipped with laser sight

Swann Bolt HD action camera comes equipped with laser sight

The folks at Swann have introduced their brand new Bolt HD action camera, made for hardcore image and video capturers looking to also use laser targeting for extra simple on-point action. This machine uses said laser to point out the direction and exact point of focus for the camera so you'll not have to worry about looking through any viewfinder to capture what you want to grab. This beast works with no less than 1080p video and 12 megapixel photo capture as well.

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High-tech gym floor has LED lights rather painted stripes

High-tech gym floor has LED lights rather painted stripes

Think back to your days in elementary or middle school when you had to go to PE in a gym that was used for multiple sports. Odds are your gym had more than the normal lines for basketball court running across it, making things very confusing if you are new to the sport or just really bad at it. Most of the school gyms have lines for traditional full-size basketball court, and lines running across the middle for basketball courts on each side of the normal court.

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NHL GameCenter launches on Xbox Live

NHL GameCenter launches on Xbox Live

The NHL season officially starts tomorrow, folks, and after months without the sport, fans are most likely eager as ever to finally see their favorite team take the ice again. On top of that, Microsoft has announced that NHL GameCenter is launching on Xbox Live today, just in time for you to get settled in and start watching the games again.

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Real Racing 3 teased with real tracks, locations

Real Racing 3 teased with real tracks, locations

Firemonkey has been teasing Real Racing 3 since August, so we've already seen a bit of what the racing simulator sequel will offer, but in the latest Developer Diary video from Firemonkey, the developers discuss some of the new tracks in the game, including actual famous tracks that will be available, as well as new made-up tracks based in real locations around the world.

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