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Hoopla! The inventor of basketball returns -- via hologram

A holographic version of Dr. James Naismith makes a cameo appearance to talk hoops during the NBA's tech summit.

By February 12, 2016

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Man-made meteor showers for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Tomorrow Daily 228)

Ashley and Khail explain how a man-made meteor shower could make a big splash at the 2020 Summer Games, discuss a new full-body VR immersion system and wish they had enough money to afford a huge Lite-Brite for adults. #TD2020

By August 19, 2015

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This startup wants to offer on-demand shooting stars (Tomorrow Daily 228)

ALE is a Japanese company working on an interesting novelty: man-made, on-demand meteor showers. It might sound like a silly idea, but the company's founder wants to bring her product to the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

By August 19, 2015

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Killer robots & an Olympic champion: Our favorite videos of the week

A roundup of our favorite CNET videos covering news, gadgets and more.

By July 11, 2015

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The tech Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn doesn't want rivals to use

Technology has changed how gold medalist Lindsey Vonn trains, from tracking sleep to recording workouts to analyzing her skiing technique. But to keep her advantage on the mountain, there's one technology she'd like to keep out of the hands of the competition: virtual reality.

July 8, 2015

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At Super Bowl 50, fan safety starts with super-snoopy tech

The big game and all its festivities get sweeping protection, from bomb-destroying robots to software that crunches social media looking for threats.

By February 2, 2016

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China promises more openness for possible Beijing 2022 Olympics

China says blocked US sites will be open to Web users during the Olympics, should Beijing be chosen as the venue for the games. But, it says, who in China wants to use them, anyway?

By March 25, 2015

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Football, soccer and...Super Smash Bros? E-sports becoming a big business

Competitive gameplay in video games has gone from niche to near-mainstream sport in just a decade.

By June 16, 2015

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In Sochi, the Olympics-size job of running Olympics IT infrastructure

With several Olympics under its belt, Atos is supporting one of the largest IT infrastructures in sports history. If it succeeds, it's an unheralded hero. If it fails, it gets crucified.

By February 6, 2014

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RoboGames returns with fighting robots in April

Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign, the "Olympics of robots" is back, once more invading San Mateo, Calif. The event will later be released as a Web series and DVD.

By March 24, 2015