This may not be TomTom's first foray into the GPS sport watch business (that distinction came with the Nike+ SportWatch), but the announcement of the TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport are proof that the GPS hardware provider is getting serious about the fitness tech segment.
The Runner and Multi-Sport are based on identical core hardware but feature different software, wristbands, and accessories. The core unit uses a large, high-contrast, monochrome LCD display covered with Gorilla glass, so it should be up to being knocked around a bit. TomTom tells us that the display is not e-ink, but has been … Read more
Some things I still can't come to terms with.
You know, like the members of Senate being all millionaires.
Then there are people who use their iPad as a camera. I know you can do that, but it doesn't mean you should, any more than you should drive your F-150 through the front door of a drive-through McDonald's.
The iPad as a camera feels like the shoulder pad as an expression of style.
Microsoft has updated its various Bing apps for Windows 8 in a move designed to make them quicker to use and easier to customize.
The News app now lets you manage the different news categories that appear in the app. You can add or remove categories for world news, technology, politics, business, and entertainment, and sort the order in which they appear. You can also add a particular news source or RSS feed to your featured sources and to the Windows Start screen so that you can more quickly access their stories.
The News app's app bar has also … Read more
Golf can be frustrating on the best of days. What better way to calm your nerves than to sail around the links on this hovercraft golf cart?
Bubba Watson, 2012 Masters champion, and his sponsor, Oakley, recently teamed up with Neoteric Hovercraft to launch this super sophisticated way of getting from hole to hole.
The hovercraft maker released a video of Watson riding on a 9-foot air cushion at Arizona's Raven Golf Club.
The BW1 has a "footprint pressure" of 33 times less than a human footprint, leaving relatively little impact on the course itself. … Read more
Greetings from Atlanta! We're here along with the CBS Sports crew and the countdown to tip-off is under way.
Here are a few shots from behind the scenes at the Georgia Dome as the CBS Sports crew prepares for its 32nd consecutive year broadcasting the national semi-final college basketball games live on CBS. Take a look, check your brackets, and as always, stay tuned!
Be sure to check out the games: Wichita State vs. Louisville on Saturday, 6:09 p.m. ET; Syracuse vs. Michigan on Saturday, 8:49 p.m. ET.
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Baseball season is here and it's Opening Day. That means baseball fans across the country will flock to the ballpark in order to root, root, root for the home team. Except that's not entirely true. Just like there was the "The Base Ball Polka" before there was "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," the order of events sometimes gets mixed up. The real reason millions of fans will go see a game this summer is because that is where the hot dogs and giant soft pretzels are; a baseball game just happens to … Read more
San Francisco Bay Area photographer Brad Mangin -- a veteran shooter of baseball games and other sporting events for Sports Illustrated -- uses a high-powered dSLR for most of his work, but turned to an iPhone and Instagram to capture a more personal view of the 2012 Major League Baseball season. His upcoming book, "Instant Baseball: The Baseball Instagrams of Brad Mangin," features many sights only a pro photographer would have the chance to observe. The book comes out in late April. … Read more
This week our Car Tech team was on-hand at the 2013 New York auto show, busily scouring the floors in order to bring you the best from the event, here in video format.
1. 2014 Kia Soul
The 2014 Kia Soul is the surprise of the 2013 New York auto show and a hit of the "box on wheels" movement, plus it comes stacked with some nifty tech.
When you join Twitter, the elation of suddenly experiencing free access to self-expression can be Zen-like.
You become at one with it. It becomes at one with you. Until the point where you're not sure which is you and which is it.
I feel sure that such feelings overcame Phil Jackson -- the NBA coaching great -- when he joined Twitter and 55,000 people immediately genuflected in the face of his Zen.
His account, @PhilJackson11, has been verified. It describes him as "coach and author." I have not read one of his books, but I suspect they don't necessarily include the character sequences that appear in his first tweet.
For it reads: "11 champ;ipnsikp[ ringhs."… Read more