Media & Technology: Equipment
Consumer Interest Declining: Are Wearables Dead?
by Colin Neagle August 2015
A report released this week shows that consumer demand for wearables in the U.S. has declined steeply and steadily since the 2014 holiday shopping season, and is now lower than it was at the beginning of last year.
Sponsored Video: How to Make a Daktronics Video Board a Reality for Your High School
by AB Staff August 2015
This sponsored content was paid for by Daktronics. What is sponsored content?
Thanks to Daktronics, video technology once reserved for the biggest and best professional venues is now possible at high schools everywhere. In this exclusive video, AB brings viewers on an all-access look at Daktronics headquarters in Brookings, South Dakota and shows how the company is bringing the professional game day experience to the prep level.
You'll learn how high schools are implementing video boards into their athletic events and academic curriculum, benefiting students beyond the playing field. Plus, see how Daktronics can help schools of all sizes (and budgets) afford a video board.
Color-Changing Film Could Help Detect Concussions
by Jason Scott August 2015
In an effort to better understand and protect against concussions, a team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has developed a new material that changes color based on how hard it is hit.
Will Comcast Deal Bring Free Internet to Philly Parks?
by Tricia L. Nadolny; Inquirer Staff Writer August 2015
City Council may not be invited to the bargaining table where Philadelphia officials and Comcast Corp. executives are working out a new 15-year franchise agreement.
The AB Extra: August 7
by Laura Godlewski August 2015
This week's AB Extra features news about angry soccer fans, a re-creation of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium in a fan's front yard and virtual reality recruiting at Michigan.
YMCA Equips Kids with Free Tennis Racquets
by Tom Rife, Naples Daily News (Florida) August 2015
In an effort to introduce the lifetime sport of tennis to children of Southwest Florida, the Greater Naples YMCA and Yonex Racquet Sports have teamed up in an effort to put tennis rackets in the hands of more than 400 children this summer as part of the YMCA’s Camp Wyhoway.
Futpong Set for September Sales Debut
by Jordan S. Gaines August 2015
Madisonian Curt Bjurlin hopes to take youth soccer skills to a new level with the invention of his new game, Futpong.
Automated Umps Not Favored by Washington Nationals
by Nora Princiotti, The Washington Times August 2015
Perhaps it's not surprising, but several members of the Washington Nationals are not in favor of a robot uprising replacing an age-old part of their game.
BMW Wheelchair Design to Boost Paralympians
by Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Sports August 2015
U.S. Paralympians soon will be racing in BMWs. BMW is scheduled to announce Wednesday that it is designing and developing a wheelchair for U.S. athletes to use at next summer's Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Startup Capitalizing on Demand for Locally Made Softballs
by Kelsey Husnick August 2015
One of America's favorite pastimes just got a little more American. Apex Sports, based in Zanesville, is the first company to produce softballs in the United States in more than 30 years.