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NFL, MLB join the Aereo legal pile-on in Supreme Court petition

NFL, MLB join the Aereo legal pile-on in Supreme Court petition

The National Football League and Major League Baseball have filed a petition with the US Supreme Court arguing that antenna-streaming service Aereo violates copyright law and should be stopped by legal injunction. The petition is an amicus ("friend-of-the-court") brief in support of the four major TV broadcasters, whose most recent of many failures to stop Aereo occurred in a New Court Court of Appeals suit. The Supreme Court is expected to hear the case sometime in 2014.

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Recon Instruments Snow2 wearable takes Android to the slopes

Recon Instruments Snow2 wearable takes Android to the slopes

Google Glass may still only be in pre-consumer phase, but Recon Instruments has found time to launch the fourth generation of its own head-up display system, the Snow2 sports wearable. Fitting into existing goggles from brands like Oakley, Scott, and Alpina, the Recon Snow2 triples the performance of its predecessor thanks to a new 1GHz dualcore Cortex A9 processor, while battery life increases by more than a third. Borrowing the same display as the Jet, Snow2 delivers extreme-sports information like speed, jump airtime, and navigation.

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Zepp Sensor aims to quantify your every move

Zepp Sensor aims to quantify your every move

We're ramping up at an unprecedented rate this year towards total quantification of movement - especially sports and exercise-related movement - with devices like the Zepp Sensor. This device works inside a whole Zepp training system which aims to connect your movements - all of them - to mobile apps. You'll find the teams at Zepp Labs using this one sensor as their center for an expanding ecosystem of tracking action.

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Nike FuelBand Android support explained by lack of Bluetooth LE

Nike FuelBand Android support explained by lack of Bluetooth LE

But wait a second, you might be saying - am I not holding a device in my hand right now with Bluetooth 4.0 and the capability of working with Bluetooth LE technology? Likely you are. Nike's comments this week suggest that they're not entirely confident that enough Android devices out in the wild work with Bluetooth LE at this time, and that the iPhone's newest editions are ready to roll in a way much more attuned to their preferred ecosystem.

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iPads behind Ohio State Marching Band’s Michael Jackson moonwalk

iPads behind Ohio State Marching Band’s Michael Jackson moonwalk

If you've not seen the video of the Ohio State Marching Band taking it to the field with a Michael Jackson tribute march - you're missing out. This week it's become a viral hit, grabbing thousands of hits in its original publication on YouTube and thousands more in each consecutive re-upload. Here a few days after this hit has become an internet sensation of sorts it's become apparent: a collection of iOS apps on a massive amount of iPads is responsible in a big way.

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FlyKly smart bicycle wheel made for fixies, works with iOS, Android, and Pebble

FlyKly smart bicycle wheel made for fixies, works with iOS, Android, and Pebble

If you were thinking that you'd never jump aboard a smart bike - or an electric bicycle for that matter - because you were a hardcore fixed-gear enthusiast for life, think again. The folks behind FlyKly have introduced a an entire electric/smart bike setup in a single rear wheel. Now bicyclists will be able to toss a wheel on their favorite bike and electrify it - so to speak - straight away.

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Angry Birds Go fills a serious Mario Kart gap in Android and iOS

Angry Birds Go fills a serious Mario Kart gap in Android and iOS

This week the folks at Rovio have unleashed word of their next gaming effort in Angry Birds Go! This game will - as suspected - work with the "Kart" universe of racing, doing so for Android and iOS on December 11th, 2013. This game will take on what Nintendo refuses to move forward with in creating a full-powered top-notch kart-based racing game for mobile devices.

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SlashGear 101: Nike+ FuelBand SE top to bottom

SlashGear 101: Nike+ FuelBand SE top to bottom

The original Nike FuelBand works with a rubberized body with the ability to rack up NikeFuel Points with a companion app for iOS devices - the Nike+ FuelBand SE isn't all that different. What you're seeing here is the next-generation device detailed by Nike this week in an effort to reboot the wearable for the next season of fitness fanatics. This device may not look a whole lot different from the original, but it's got a suite of updates in both hardware and software making it an incremental change-up ready to take on 2014.

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Nike+ FuelBand SE preorder starts today, shipping November 6

Nike+ FuelBand SE preorder starts today, shipping November 6

Sports-loving pushers of the wearable technology known as the Nike+ FuelBand SE have announced today that their next-generation wristband will be hitting preorders immediately today with shipping at the start of next month. Ready for the holiday season - or even a bit early, if you please, the folks at Nike have responded in kind with the competitors that've popped up since its original inception: Jawbone UP and FitBit Force (and Flex, for that matter). Here you'll find the second-generation FuelBand bringing back the same fashionable look with an advanced bit of technology under the hood.

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Nike+ Fuelband SE official: not just a splash of color

Nike+ Fuelband SE official: not just a splash of color

This week the folks at Nike have unveiled their next generation in sports-friendly wearable technology in the Nike+ Fuelband SE. This device works with a body that by all means looks the same as the first version of the band, but here works with a set of accenting colors that appear to differentiate in neon orange, yellow, and pink. There's quite a bit of technology inside to back up this refresh as well, of course.

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