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LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy has dabbled in some weird stuff since the group split up three years ago, so the news that he's now working with IBM to convert the back-and-forth cadence of tennis matches at the US Open into music... isn't really a surprise. What is surprising is what he and dev-co...

August 28th 2014 at 9:51pm 0 Comments
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As someone who doesn't play baseball often, if ever, I need all the help I can get. But since America's Pastime isn't my first sport of choice to practice, I'm okay admitting how extremely terrible I am at it. For others, however, things might be a little different. Whether it's kids who are just...

July 22nd 2014 at 5:55pm 0 Comments
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Motion Tennis (free for a limited time) is a clever interactive tennis app that has some attributes of the Nintendo Wii for playing motion-based games. You'll need to have a 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TV and the Motion Tennis app running on your iPhone (4S or later) in AirPlay Mirroring mode. You c...

July 10th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The market for connected, stat-tracking tennis gadgets has blossomed seemingly overnight. Some companies offer motion-sensing, snap-on attachments; others sell fancy racquets with built-in sensors. The French company Babolat is taking the latter route with its pricey but capable Play Pure Drive ra...

June 15th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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We've come a long, long way since the days when smart wristwear did little more than track your footsteps. Need proof? Smash has unveiled a wearable dedicated to tennis. The wristband uses motion sensors to track many aspects of your swing, ranging from spin to your favorite shot types. Once you'r...

May 28th 2014 at 1:33pm 0 Comments
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Unless you're Novak Djokovic or John McEnroe, then it's highly unlikely that you're able to take advantage of the computer-assisted coaching used by tennis pros. Like Sony, French racquet maker Babolat is hoping to bring such tech to the masses with the Play Pure Drive, a smart racquet that's pack...

January 8th 2014 at 9:54pm 0 Comments
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Though ESPN 3D's imminent demise might be evidence to some that 3D TV isn't exactly killing it, BBC has confirmed that it will cover Wimbledon again this year with that extra dimension. In particular, it will broadcast selected matches, including the men's and women's finals and semi-finals, in fr...

July 4th 2013 at 1:56am 0 Comments