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ESPN launches eSports division

ESPN launches eSports division

The world of eSports has been growing steadily over the last few years. Packed stadiums and hefty prizes are nothing to turn a blind eye to. And one major sports company is finally getting in on all of the action.

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DraftKings and FanDuel can operate in New York again

DraftKings and FanDuel can operate in New York again

Last month we brought you the news that the Supreme Court ruled that both DraftKings and FanDuel could no longer operate in the state of New York. Well, specifically, that they were barred from “accepting entry fees, wagers or bets from New York consumers in regards to any competition, game or contest." That pretty much takes all of the fun out of what those companies do. It looks like that ruling is changing, at least for now.

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Surf champ Kelly Slater builds perfect wave machine

Surf champ Kelly Slater builds perfect wave machine

Kelly Slater is an eleven-time world surfing champion and last week he announced that he and his company called Kelly Slater Wave Company has created the ultimate wave machine. According to Slater the machine allowed him to create the longest, ridable open-barrel man made wave in the world. He even posted a video of himself riding the massive wave.

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Judge bars DraftKings and FanDuel from operating in New York

Judge bars DraftKings and FanDuel from operating in New York

Fantasy sports leagues have hit the mainstream in recent years. They used to be things that people just did for fun, with a group of friends or co-workers. But now with companies like FanDuel and DraftKings offering to pay out cash prizes of over $2 billion this year, it seems like everyone is wanting a cut of the action. The only problem is that some states are fighting back against it.

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Recon Instruments app binds GoPro HERO4 with Oakley Airwave snow goggles

Recon Instruments app binds GoPro HERO4 with Oakley Airwave snow goggles

Winter is coming. That cliche might be ominous for some, but for snowboarding fans, it's the reason and season to be jolly. But in this hi-tech age of action cams and live streaming, snowboarding is no longer something you can only watch from the sidelines. But snow and wind are unpredictable as weather and don't always play nice with our best laid plans. With Recon Instruments' new Airwave GoPro Connect app, snowboarders need no longer risk their safety, or their fingers, just to control GoPro HERO camera.

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New Balance unveils its own 3D-printed running shoes

New Balance unveils its own 3D-printed running shoes

New Balance has introduced its first 3D-printed running shoe, making it the latest shoe maker to introduced a pair made with the technology. In this case, New Balance’s shoe features a 3D-printed midsole made in collaboration with 3D Systems and, more specifically, the latter company’s DuraForm Flex TPU. Says New Balance, it used some breakthroughs in both materials and printing technologies to produce the shoes.

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ePint mug glows to celebrate your team’s score

ePint mug glows to celebrate your team’s score

It’s football season, and you’ve probably had your fair share of beer to go alongside it. The ePint mug wants to complement those two things, bringing them together at appropriate celebratory times. The ePint is an Internet of Things beer mug designed with a frosted outer shell and integrated lights. It glows a bright colorful color, has a built-in bottle opener, and lights up when your team scores, among other things.

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Where and How: the 2015 NIKE MAG Back to the Future sneaker with power laces

Where and How: the 2015 NIKE MAG Back to the Future sneaker with power laces

This afternoon NIKE shared details about how to get a pair of the 2015 NIKE MAG, the Back to the Future sneakers, complete with power laces. They suggest that while the first pair of sneakers is already out there in the wild, straight up in the possession of mister Marty McFly himself, Michael J. Fox, the rest will be for sale soon. The good news is that this shoe's proceeds will go to charity. The bad news is that unless you're a very rich sort of sneaker collector, you're likely out of luck already.

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Misfit Shine 2 revealed: more functionality, similar shape

Misfit Shine 2 revealed: more functionality, similar shape

The folks at Misfit launch the second generation of their popular "Shine" device collection, once again sticking with aircraft-grade aluminum for its body. The Shine 2 retains much of the original Shine design, bringing a newly-added 3-axis magnetometer, now working in-tune with its 3-axis accelerometer to track sleep more accurately than the first generation hardware. This device now works with a rainbow-array of lights to show time, notifications, and progress toward fitness goals.

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BrainShield football helmet decal helps prevent brain injury

BrainShield football helmet decal helps prevent brain injury

Football, popular as it is, has caused many, many injuries over its existence, not the least of which are very serious life-altering damage to players’ brains. Great strides have been taken to reduce or prevent these head trauma incidents, and the latest among them is BrainShield, a helmet decal that is designed to prevent brain injuries from happening altogether. The decal works by diverting the force of the impact.

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Facebook lets you show school spirit with “Game Face”

Facebook lets you show school spirit with “Game Face”

Facebook recently introduced updated mobile profiles, and now it is back with another way for you to show off your allegiances. The social network has introduced a new "Game Face" tool for adding a banner related to one of several college football teams. The banner can be set to only display for a set period of time before disappearing, such as one week or as little as a single hour.

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Adidas 3D-printed shoes will be uniquely personalized

Adidas 3D-printed shoes will be uniquely personalized

The team at Adidas have announced the program called Futurecraft 3D, a plan for 3D-printing shoes with unique specifications. "Futurecraft 3D is a prototype and a statement of intent," said Eric Liedtke, Executive Board Member of adidas AG, "We have used a one-of-its-kind combination of process and material in an entirely new way." In the future, a customer will walk in to an Adidas store, run on a treadmill, and walk out with a pair of running shoes printed with their exact physical specifications in mind.

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