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Tag: Sport

Badminton Playing Robot Will Smash Your Shuttlecocks

Badminton Playing Robot Will Smash Your Shuttlecocks
I don’t get badminton. Isn’t it basically just tennis played like volleyball, while hitting something called a birdy? The birdy is also called a shuttlecock, which sounds like an astronaut chicken. I don’t get it. However,…

Basketball Tree Makes Sure There’s a Hoop for Everyone

Basketball Tree Makes Sure There’s a Hoop for Everyone
Basketball is one of my favorite sports, although that doesn’t mean that I’m necessarily good at it. For the most part, I enjoy watching people play, probably because most of the shots I throw up end…
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Table Fighting: Two Tables Enter, One Table Leaves

Table Fighting: Two Tables Enter, One Table Leaves
What do you get when you combine robotics with art, engineering, sport and a love of furniture? You get table fighting. The crazy sport where tables face off in the ring. Tables fight to the death…

If You Work Out at This Gym, Humming the Mario Theme Isn’t Optional

If You Work Out at This Gym, Humming the Mario Theme Isn’t Optional
I think freerunning was invented by my cousins and I back in the 80’s. We would run up and punch each other and then you had to run like a bat out of hell to avoid…

Nike+ SportWatch Adds GPS via TomTom

Nike+ SportWatch Adds GPS via TomTom
Keeping up with a running schedule can be taxing. If you don’t have a calendar you mark off to keep up with your running plan, it’s easy for a week or two to pass with you…

Air-Trekkers Jumping Stilts: Unleash the Tigger in You

Air-Trekkers Jumping Stilts: Unleash the Tigger in You
Ever wondered if there was a way to turn any surface into a trampoline? Me neither. But there is an answer to that non-existent question that doesn’t involve taking illegal substances: wear Air-Trekkers. They’re 3-foot long…

Vholdr Contourhd: the Helmet Cam Goes High-Def

Vholdr Contourhd: the Helmet Cam Goes High-Def
If you spend an inordinate amount of time off-road biking, downhill skiing, skydiving or something equally adventurous, here’s a great way to capture those thrilling moments of your life. The new VholdR ContourHD is a wearable…

Jetlev Water Powered Jet Pack Laughs in the Face of Jet Skis

Jetlev Water Powered Jet Pack Laughs in the Face of Jet Skis
With up to 215 horsepower, the JetLev jetpack flings you up to 28 feet in the air at up to 40MPH by pumping water through its jets.…

IPhone Finger Olympics Lets Your Fingers Do the Running

IPhone Finger Olympics Lets Your Fingers Do the Running
This new mobile game lets you get some exercise on your iPhone – at least if you think stretching your fingers is a some kind of a workout. Produced by Solid Alliance and Appare Japan, Finger…

R/C Boxing Robots Offer Up a Technical Knock Out

R/C Boxing Robots Offer Up a Technical Knock Out
These little toy robot kits from Japan do one thing and one thing only. They beat the crap out of each other. Tamiya’s Robocraft boxing robots come in a kit that’s easy enough to assemble if…

Altered Electric Skateboards for Real Speed Demons

Altered Electric Skateboards for Real Speed Demons
Back when I was a kid, I tried to get on a skateboard a couple of times. But just about every time I did, I couldn’t manage to build up enough momentum to ride for more…

Myminigolf Miniature Golf Course Travels Wherever You Go

Myminigolf Miniature Golf Course Travels Wherever You Go
I don’t know if I should really be sharing this dorky tidbit, but back when I was just a pup, I was a serious bad-ass on the miniature golf course. I actually won a couple of…

Orbitwheels Turn Rollerblades on Their Side

Orbitwheels Turn Rollerblades on Their Side
In the beginning, there was the roller skate, then came the skate board and later the Rollerblade. So what’s the next conveyance that we’ll be strapping to our feet to roll around the street? Orbitwheels move…

Bowling for Gnomes

Bowling for Gnomes
While this doesn’t really qualify as a techie gadget or a video game, I came across this quirky game and thought it was just too good to pass up. Instead of knocking over some ordinary pins…

Seiko Slimstick Tracks Your Every Move

Seiko Slimstick Tracks Your Every Move
This modern twist on the classic pedometer doesn’t just track your steps, it lets you keep tabs on the quality of the exercise you get during your day-to-day life. Unlike meters that just count your steps,…

USB Boxer Doles Out the Punches

USB Boxer Doles Out the Punches
Seems like a day doesn’t go by when some new bit of USB wackiness finds its way to my computer. Today’s find: this desktop boxer that connects to your USB port. The pint-sized prizefighter is more…
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