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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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Runtastic Six Pack app unveiled for crunching on iOS and Android

Runtastic Six Pack app unveiled for crunching on iOS and Android

This week the folks behind the popular fitness and exercise app Runtastic have revealed an additional app directed straight at your gut. This app goes by the name Runtastic Six Pack and suggest that a set of realistic avatar people will be the key to bringing your tummy up to full power with relative ease. This app also mades with the initiatives to keep out of the gym - so to speak - working with at-home solutions and exercises anyone can do from the comfort of their own bedroom.

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ZTE nubia 5 Houston Rockets Limited Edition hands-on

ZTE nubia 5 Houston Rockets Limited Edition hands-on

In what must be the strangest cross-branding we've seen in a smartphone in the past several years, the folks at ZTE have released the ZTE nubia 5 with the Houston Rockets - the NBA team. What we're doing this weekend is having a peek at the official limited-edition ZTE nubia 5 from all angles - with a full review in the near future, of course. This is just the first in a line of public pushes for this device and the brand as it enters the United States with a vengeance here in 2013.

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Google Glass Glassware native apps off to sporty start with Thuuz

Google Glass Glassware native apps off to sporty start with Thuuz

Thuuz has released a Glassware version of its sports tracking app for fans who want to keep close tabs on their favorite teams while wearing Google Glass. This Glassware lets users set their favorite teams, subscribe to professional sports journalists and "super fans" who know their stuff, and get alerts when there's an especially exciting sports moment happening that they might want to tune in to.

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Zepp 3D motion sensor helps improve tennis, baseball, and golf swings

Zepp 3D motion sensor helps improve tennis, baseball, and golf swings

There are sensors on the market that are designed specifically to help golfers improve their swing. Earlier this year we mentioned one called the GolfSense designed specifically to interface with your smartphone help you get better at golf. A new product has surfaced from a company called Zepp Labs with versions designed to help golfers, baseball players, and tennis players.

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