Cupping is the latest therapy fad to draw attention at the Olympics

If you’re following the Olympics, you’ve probably noticed the buzz around “cupping” after Michael Phelps and US gymnast Alex Naddour performed in Rio. The two athletes sported big red dots on their skin and social media exploded with viewers wondering what those remarkably large, round hickeys are. It turns out …

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This VR gun uses haptic feedback to simulate real gunfire

Two years ago, Striker VR demoed an early version of its haptic recoil system designed to make fake guns feel like they’re being fired while in virtual reality, a project that was initially designed for military training. Now the company is back with the Infinity v1, a working prototype of a …

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Roland is buying headphone maker V-Moda

After 12 years of being a private, family-owned business, headphone manufacturer V-Moda is being acquired by Roland — another company with deep roots in music electronics. Roland is buying a 70 percent stake, leaving 30 percent ownership with V-Moda founder Val Kolton. Kolton will remain on as CEO after the …

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Wilson's new smart football can measure your spiral

“You guys just changed the game of football.” It’s something football fans dream about all the time, except with this football, that dream won’t just be in your head. You’ll also be able to watch it unfold in the app, and the whole experience will be backed up by some …

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This Google Photos ad is all about the pain of having a 16GB iPhone

Apple might be getting rid of the 16GB iPhone in September, but we’re not quite there yet, and in the meantime Google has created a fantastic Google Photos commercial that showcases the app’s “free up space” feature. The ad features one missed photo after another — selfies, graduations, birthdays, Bigfoot sightings, etc. …

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Apple created the iOS public beta because its Maps app was so bad

In a new interview with Fast Company, Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue revealed that the 2012 Maps debacle was directly responsible for the company moving to public beta testing for new iOS releases. Apple’s replacement for Google Maps, which debuted as part of iOS 6, was so poorly received that …

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