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Telstra To Demo LTE-B Service And Devices At The NRL Grand Final

With this year’s NRL Grand Final, Telstra’s taking the opportunity to once again showcase LTE-Broadcast — or LTE-B, if you want to use fewer letters. If you happen to be invited inside the company’s “Connected Lounge” at ANZ Stadium, you’ll have a chance to check it out.

What Did This Virgin A330 Get Up To During The AFL Grand Final?

It might be the NRL Grand Final between the Cowboys and Broncos today, but yesterday it was all about the AFL season decider, with the Hawks facing off against the Eagles. Part of the pre-match celebrations involved a flyover by a Virgin Airlines Airbus A330, but it did a little more than just blast over the Melbourne Cricket Ground… the pilots also went for an aerial wander.

You Can Turn Your Phone Into A Radar Gun With A Simple Wireless Accessory

One day it might be just another one of the hundreds of features that come standard in a smartphone. But for now, a new Kickstarter campaign promises to turn your mobile device into a speed-measuring radar gun using a simple Bluetooth accessory.

This Company Wants To Start A New Sports League With Giant Fighting Robots

It wasn’t the sound that was so shocking. It was the air itself that hit me as I stood mere feet from the polycarbonate resin wall that separated people from the 220-pound remotely controlled battling robots inside the combat arena.

How An Indoor Arena Makes An Ice Hockey Rink

Video: Here’s a glimpse of the process of how an NHL arena turns a concrete slab into an official ice hockey rink. It’s footage from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, a place that’s hard enough to get water (let alone ice). The process of putting the ice rink together is quite quaint, it involves string and paint and markers and stencils and a powerful ice blowing machine. Like a giant primary school project.

Steel And Wood From A Salvaged Railroad Support This Rustic Ping Pong Table

You probably spent weeks trying to find the perfect furniture for your living room, so why just put any old ping pong table in your rec room? If you’ve got the room (and the money to hire movers) this table, including the net, is made from salvaged rails and lumber that one supported real trains.

Teacher Who Crashed A Drone At The US Open Last Night Has Been Arrested

It’s time to add “international tennis match” to the list of places where drones have taken high-profile spills. Thursday night, an unmanned aerial vehicle crashed into an empty seating area at a match during the US Open tennis tournament in New York.

Los Angeles Is The New US Bid City For The 2024 Olympics

After a dramatic few months, Los Angeles has replaced Boston as the US contender for the 2024 Summer Olympics. I think you know what this means — JETPACK DUDE HERE WE COME!

Watching Robots Get Tackled Is So Very Satisfying

Over the past few decades robots have taken over factory jobs, replaced our pets, and even made presidential impersonators obsolete at Disneyland. Humans have good reason to be frustrated, and that’s probably why watching robotic tackle dummies get creamed is so endlessly satisfying.

The World's Fastest Man Can't Outrun The Future

Or is it the past? Either way, during a 20-minute victory lap at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, was hit and knocked to the ground by one of the world’s most overhyped gadgets.

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