These connected Rossignol skis have a built-in computer
As “wearable tech” goes, skis are probably pushing the edges of the definition, but that hasn’t stopped PIQ from embedding a whole bunch of technology in a new connected ski. The collaboration between PIQ and slope favorite Rossignol sees the former’s PIQ ROBOT nano-computer integrated into the latter’s Hero Master skis, offering real-time analysis of how you’re doing on the … Continue reading...
Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made from discarded devices
Japan is a country known and notorious for its electronics so it probably wouldn’t come as a shock if it has an overabundance of unused gadgets and trinkets. Most of those end up on the trash heap or, worse, collecting dust somewhere in some forgotten box or corner. The Japanese government and the organizers of the 2020 Olympics have a … Continue reading...
DraftKings has received a Malta gaming license, paving the way for European expansion
 DraftKings was just approved for a Controlled Skill Games License from the Malta Gaming Authority, which is the entity that runs gaming in Malta – a small island nation south of Italy. While this may not sound like a big deal, (especially considering Malta has a population of under 500,000 people) the nation is part of the European Union, meaning DraftKings can now expand into some other… Read More ...
From The Rock to Mr. Bean, 10 athletes that went on to become famous actors
Athletes have long appeared in movies and TV shows in guest roles and cameos, but these 10 athletes made successful forays into acting, some while still actively practicing their sport professionally. The post From The Rock to Mr. Bean, 10 athletes that went on to become famous actors appeared first on Digital Trends.
Blizzard’s Heroes of the Dorm competition is now a Facebook Live exclusive
Blizzard is accepting applicants for its 2017 Heroes of the Dorm esports competition as the annual live-streamed event moves from its former home at ESPN to the greener pastures of Facebook Live. The post Blizzard’s Heroes of the Dorm competition is now a Facebook Live exclusive appeared first on Digital Trends....
Let’s meet this week for a Micro-Meetup in New York
 In preparation for Disrupt New York in May I’m going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. We’ll listen to and critique ten pitches on January 25 at 6:30pm at the Knotel space at 22 West 38th Street, 3rd Floor. This is an informal pitch-off but the two best teams will get two tickets to Disrupt New York and the undying admiration of millions of people (actually… Read More ...
Australia wants to replace passports with facial recognition technology
Australia is looking to replace passports with facial recognition technology, with trials set to begin in July. The goal is to reduce the amount of time passengers spend airside as well as improve the efficiency of security checks. The post Australia wants to replace passports with facial recognition technology appeared first on Digital Trends....
Join me next week for a micro-meetup in New York
 It’s pitchin’ time! In preparation for Disrupt New York in May I’m going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. We’ll listen to and critique ten pitches on January 25 at 6:30pm at the Knotel space at 22 West 38th Street, 3rd Floor. This is an informal pitch-off but the two best teams will get two tickets to Disrupt New York and the undying admiration… Read More ...
An NFL player went on Facebook Live from the locker room and nothing good happened
 Yesterday after the Steelers upset the Chiefs in an AFC playoff game, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown decided to go on Facebook Live from the locker room to celebrate with his fans. And the fans loved it – he went live for 17 minutes and had almost 900,000 views within just a few hours, before the video was deleted. A player using technology to celebrate directly with his fans… Read More ...
Aiming to prove its mettle, Lexus will race its RC F GT3 in both Japan and the U.S.
The Lexus RC F GT3 will compete in two race series on opposite sides of the globe in 2017, one in Japan, the other in the U.S. This marks the first season of competition for Lexus' sporty coupe. The post Aiming to prove its mettle, Lexus will race its RC F GT3 in both Japan and the U.S. appeared first on Digital Trends.
I drove BMW’s prototype self-driving 5 series, and then it drove me
 BMW had a story to tell at CES this year, a story of what our lives might look like when there’s more continuity between what we do at home and what we do in our cars, thanks to new features coming to market including connectivity and self-driving capabilities. I became a part of that story as I drove a prototype 5 series (fun even in manual mode) onto a public Las Vegas highway, pressed… Read More ...
Kei Nishikori withdraws from Sydney exhibition to rest hip injury ahead of Australian Open
Kei Nishikori has pulled out of an exhibition event in Sydney to recover from a hip injury, with the Japanese world number five reluctant to take any risks ahead of next week's Australian Open. The post Kei Nishikori withdraws from Sydney exhibition to rest hip injury ahead of Australian Open appeared first on Firstpost....
La Liga: Ivan Rakitic determined to fight for place in Barcelona’s starting XI
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is determined to fight for his place at the Spanish champions after falling out of favour with coach Luis Enrique. The post La Liga: Ivan Rakitic determined to fight for place in Barcelona’s starting XI appeared first on Firstpost.
Sydney International: Caroline Wozniacki beats Monica Puig, Dominika Cibulkova cruises
Sydney: Slovakia's world number six Dominika Cibulkova dropped just two games in blistering heat to win her opening match at the Sydney International on Monday. The diminutive Cibulkova, who upset world number one Angelique Kerber to win the WTA finals in Singapore last October, swept past Germany's world number 31 Laura Siegemund 6-2, 6-0. Cibulkova, […] The post Sydney International: Caroline Wozniacki beats Monica Puig, Dominika Cibulkova cruises appeared first on Firstpost....
Rafael Nadal says he’d be ‘fishing at home’ if he didn’t believe he could win titles
Spanish great Rafael Nadal says he would be at home fishing if he felt could no longer challenge the top names, with his passion undimmed despite injuries. The post Rafael Nadal says he’d be ‘fishing at home’ if he didn’t believe he could win titles appeared first on Firstpost....
Arsenal’s £55 million bid for Andrea Belotti rejected by Torino
Torino have rejected a bid from Arsenal for Italy striker Andrea Belotti believed to be in the region of £55 million. The post Arsenal’s £55 million bid for Andrea Belotti rejected by Torino appeared first on Firstpost.
The real reason Indian cricket has undergone such a drastic change
The reason why such drastic changes have swept Indian cricket. The answer lies in not what you hear but what you’re about to hear. The post The real reason Indian cricket has undergone such a drastic change appeared first on Firstpost.
Ranji Trophy: Prithvi Shaw says ‘aggression has always been my natural game’ after ton on debut
Seventeen-year-old Prithvi Shaw is the talk of the town. He has just become the second youngest Mumbai cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to hit a century on Ranji Trophy debut. The post Ranji Trophy: Prithvi Shaw says ‘aggression has always been my natural game’ after ton on debut appeared first on Firstpost....
PWL 2017: Sakshi Malik’s heroics to no avail as Punjab Royals crush Delhi Sultans
Punjab Royals registered a superb 5-2 victory over Delhi Sultans despite the home team skipper Sakshi Malik and her fiancé Satyawart Kadian's heroics in the second edition of the Pro Wrestling League. The post PWL 2017: Sakshi Malik’s heroics to no avail as Punjab Royals crush Delhi Sultans appeared first on Firstpost....
David Warner says Australia will have ‘no excuses’ heading to India for Test series
Australia will have "no excuses" but to bat well, pick up 20 wickets and adapt to the conditions if they desire to beat an in-form Indian team in their own backyard in the upcoming Test series, says vice-captain David Warner. The post David Warner says Australia will have ‘no excuses’ heading to India for Test series appeared first on Firstpost....