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2014 Corvette C7 set to be Indy 500 pace car

2014 Corvette C7 set to be Indy 500 pace car

The Indianapolis 500 will be taking place later next month, and it's known as "the greatest spectacle in racing" and one of the biggest racing events in the world, right up there with the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The pace car that will lead the pack to the green flag will be Chevrolet's all-new 2014 Corvette C7 (a.k.a. the Corvette Stingray).

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Mercedes AMG Petronas and Tata Communications team in Formula One data speed bid

Mercedes AMG Petronas and Tata Communications team in Formula One data speed bid

This month the folks at Mercedes AMG Petronas will confirm their new team-up with Tata Communications for trackside connectivity enhancement for Formula One racing in the near future. With technology from Tata Communications, Mercedes AMG Petronas Fomula One Silver Arrow cars will be able to transfer real-time data from any Grand Prix environment to their headquarters in the UK. This bit of communication will be taking place three times faster than they're able at the moment.

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Twitter spoiler cut-back tipped for 2013 NFL Draft

Twitter spoiler cut-back tipped for 2013 NFL Draft

While the 2012 NFL Draft was marred online by insider parties using Twitter to announce picks before television broadcasts could so so themselves, sources this week are making clear a new expected etiquette of those present at the event. The word being used this week by news officials is "speculation": before the NFL commissioner makes an announcement, mum's the word. Even so, hard-and-fast rules on this situation appear to be able to be bent, just so long as they're not broken.

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Aston Martin unveils Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car

Aston Martin unveils Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car

Aston Martin is looking to break some records next month, as the company has unveiled the Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car, which is based off the production 4-door Rapide S. The race car will make its debut at the 41st annual ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race next month, where it will become the first hydrogen-powered car to compete in an international event, as well as the first zero CO2 emissions car to complete a race pace lap at the Nürburgring 24-hour race.

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Real Racing 3 update to offer new cars, new events, and iCloud support

Real Racing 3 update to offer new cars, new events, and iCloud support

Firemonkey and Electronic Arts have announced an update to Real Racing 3 that will hot iOS and Android soon. There's going to be new cars, new events, iCloud saving functionality, and a new "Hunter" game mode. Plus, there's going to be "many extra features and tweaks" coming to the new racing game. No release date has been announced, but the folks behind the game say that the update will be "available soon."

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Qualcomm bringing WiFi improvements to MLB stadiums

Qualcomm bringing WiFi improvements to MLB stadiums

The 2013 MLB season is officially in full swing (pun intended), and thousands upon thousands of spectators will flock to MLB stadiums all around the country every day for the next few months. However, these spectators will be wielding smartphones, so providing a great WiFi experience is a priority for stadiums across the country, and Qualcomm is partnering up with the MLB to make such improvements.

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GoalControl to provide goal-line tech during 2014 World Cup

GoalControl to provide goal-line tech during 2014 World Cup

The 2014 World Cup will take place in Brazil, and folks are already beginning to prepare for the tournament. As qualifying goes on as we speak, organizers are working on a new system that will electronically detect when a goal has been scored, and it was just announced today that GoalControl will be providing the technology necessary.

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