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After the Hoverboard Scandal – Which Brands Can You Trust?

After the Hoverboard Scandal – Which Brands Can You Trust?

Remember just a couple Christmases ago when hoverboards were the gift to give? You may also recall the great debacle surrounding the products shortly after – a few of these self-balancing scooters had electrical shortages and caught fire, making national headlines and worrying parents who had bought them for their kids. The Sports Techie community blog believes in safety first when it comes to sports tech.

Just as quickly as they gained popularity, they were labeled hazardous. These dangerous early hoverboards all had one thing in common though – the batteries were all traced back to a single factory in China and sold for cheap...

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Lyft Atlanta Ride Share Driver

Ride Share Driving For Lyft Atlanta

Lyft Atlanta Ride Share Driving – Sports Techie blog

Lyft is my preferred ride sharing company even before Uber started started taking negative PR hits because of their corporate culture towards women employees primarily forcing their founder to step down. When I did not own a car, I relied on mostly public transportation and that means Marta buses and trains in Atlanta as well as relying on ride share. I bought a Chevy Cruze last year and now drive exclusively for Lyft although I am cleared for Uber too...

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Future Flight Super Bowl Li Live Fan Festival in Houston

What Houston Holds For Fans This Super Bowl Live Fan Festival.

What Houston Holds For Fans This Super Bowl Live Fan Festival.

What Houston Holds For Fans This Super Bowl Live Fan Festival.

Football fans planning on attending the 2017 Super Bowl Live Fan Festival in Houston have a lot to look forward. The innovative fan fest will be held at the Discovery Green, and will run from the January 28 through February 5, 2017. The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee unveiled “WOW” plans designed to take fans on a space exploration trip to the planet Mars and then have people dropped back to earth in ample time to watch the game at NRG Stadium. The first of its kind fan experience has been dubbed Future Flight and is a result of the combined effort between the host committee and NASA...

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Bionic Runner By Run4 Saves Knees, Tendons And Joints While Mimicking Runners Gait

Bionic Runner is the world’s only high intensity, non-impact, running-specific trainer.

Bionic Runner is the world’s only high intensity, non-impact, running-specific trainer.

What is the Bionic Runner? It is a non-impact cross-trainer most have never heard of but those that train with it are setting Masters aged world records when many older athletes either taper down their run mileage or stop running all together. The Sports Techie community blog chatted from Atlanta to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, via Skype with Steve Cranitch, founder of Run4, the sports tech company that invented the game-changing outdoor bike. The Bionic Runner is different than an elliptical trainer because it closely mimics the natural gait and timing of running...

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Halo Sport Is The First Neurotechnology Of Its Kind Designed For Athletes

Announcing Halo Sport: Neurotechnology for Athletes

Announcing Halo Sport: Neurotechnology for Athletes

Halo Sport Is The First Neurotechnology Of Its Kind Designed For Athletes

Halo Neuroscience developed a new neuropriming headset because neurostimulation is the next area of focus with sport and technology. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with CEO and Founder, Daniel Chao, about their revolutionary tech invention, Halo Sport. It looks like headphones, but it’s touted as “the first neurotechnology of its kind for athletes.” It uses pulses of energy to “prime” the brain and motor cortex for optimum physical performance enabling athletes to achieve more out of their training and practices. I was able to look at preliminary data on the benefits of using the product...

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Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving So Save Lives, Money And Grief By Planning Ahead This New Year’s Eve

Plan ahead this holiday season – Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

Plan ahead this holiday season – Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving So Save Lives, Money And Grief By Planning Ahead This New Year’s Eve

So it’s New Year’s Eve, and you are planning a fun outing with friends and family. Some of the Sports Techie blog community readers and followers will attend the second College Football Playoff Semifinal game at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between No. 3 ranked Michigan State and No.2 Alabama at AT&T Stadium or watch the broadcast on ESPN beginning at 8 p.m. ET, and it might be winding up in a thrilling fashion near the stroke of midnight to bring in the exciting new year of 2016. You might have just a drink or two or three at the sports bar, club or restaurant, but you don’t designate a sober driver because you k...

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Hexoskin Smart Shirts Available At Best Buy For Canada Day

Hexoskin Smart Shirts Available At Best Buy For Canada Day - #SportsTechie blog,

Hexoskin Smart Shirts Available At Best Buy For Canada Day – #SportsTechie blog,

Hexoskin Smart Shirts Available At Best Buy For Canada Day

Best Buy is ready for Canada Day with the availability of the Hexoskin smart shirt for purchase. The recent Hexoskin Apple Watch update allows for recorded real-time body metrics compiled by the smart garment sensors to wirelessly transmit feedback to the smartwatch complete with scientific grade data delivered to your wrist screen. Signing up elite athlete superusers and telling their ultimate fitness tracker stories is a new Hexoskin marketing campaign. The Sports Techie blog community readers and followers might be familiar with Hexoskin from our previous blogs you can link to here, Hexoskin. This pioneering Canadian sports technology company’s inv...

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Sports Helmets: The Science Behind The Safety

Sports Helmets: The Science Behind The Safety - Sports Techie blog

Sports Helmets: The Science Behind The Safety – Sports Techie blog

Sports Helmets: The Science Behind The Safety

Football is a dangerous sport, and participation rates among young players indicate concerned parents are taking notice. Pop Warner, the largest youth football program in the U.S., lost 23,612 players from 2010 to 2012, the largest decline in the organization’s history, according to ESPN Outside The Lines. USA Football experienced a 6.7 percent decline in participation from 2010 to 2011.

Some kids are simply focusing on one sport. But Dr. Julian Bailes, Pop Warner’s chief medical officer, told ESPN that head injuries and their link to mental illness later in life have caused the popularity of all contact sports to suffer...

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Get Ready to Kick Some Dirt with Low-Cost Bike Repair Tips

Get Ready to Kick Some Dirt with Low-Cost Bike Repair Tips

Get Ready to Kick Some Dirt with Low-Cost Bike Repair Tips

You want to get out on the motocross track, but your old bike needs some repair. You know that you can restore your bike into its former glory. However, it will not be easy and you could end up broke in the end. The good news is there are ways to revive your bike without going over budget.

Overheating Bike

If your bike is overheating, there is one simple solution here. Remember that coolant flows through your bike’s engine and if there is not enough of it, you can damage the engine. Before you jump onto your motocross bike, make sure the radiator is topped off. If it won’t hold fluid, find the leak. It will often be due to a hole in the radiator, hose, base, head, or the bike’s water pump.

Poor Suspension Performance

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The Best BlackBerry Apps for Cyclists

People bike for all sorts of reasons: relaxation, exercise, commuting or sports performance. While you might know the reasons 57 million cyclists ride, according to Bicycling Info, you might not know that there are cyclist apps designed to make riding more enjoyable and safer. These Blackberry apps help you find your way, keep you motivated even when you don’t think you can’t bike another mile and help you connect with other cyclists if you’re looking for a communal biking experience.

Image by garryknight via Flickr.

Fitness

When you’re cycling to work off the pounds or develop muscle, having a companion app to track how far you’re going, the elevation, your speed and other fitness details allows you to keep a log of how much you’re doing in the pursuit of fitness...

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