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Jacob May

Jacob May

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Jacob joined Digital Trends after beginning his career as a sports reporter and copy editor in the newspaper industry and after a stint in the private investigative realm, where he helped solve hundreds of fraud cases for clients. Now he's living his dream in Portland by reading and vetting the news, and putting his fact-finding skills and general cultural knowledge to work by keeping Digital Trends' stories mistake-free.

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From iPads to Apple Watches, tech has changed Major League Baseball forever

In recent years, MLB has taken a more modern approach to its game and adopted technology to help usher in a tech-savvy era of America's pastime. While in many cases tech has been used for good, it can also lead to new ways of cheating, causing players and coaches to become increasingly paranoid.
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Topgolf’s new driving range tech tracks ball trajectory just like they do on TV

Using the same technology shown during PGA tournaments, Topgolf's Toptracer ranges are looking to make the driving range a more modern practice and party facility by offering statistical insights, along with plenty of games for more casual fans. Birthday parties will never be the same.
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Drug enforcement agency turns to A.I. to help sniff out doping athletes

Hoping to better enforce its rules, the World Anti-Doping Agency is turning to artificial intelligence to keep closer tabs on suspected cheaters.
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Minnesota Twins go deep into analytics with adoption of Blast Motion bat sensor

The Minnesota Twins have become the latest MLB to adopt Blast Motion technology throughout its organization.
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For Olympians and pro baseball players, winter training wears many hats

MLB All-Star Francisco Lindor and Dutch short track speed skaters approach winter training differently to prep for world-class competition.

Teach yourself to hit the ball out of the infield with Garmin's Impact sensor

Hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in sports. Garmin hopes to help you learn from your failures with its Impact sensor.

College football teams adopt ProTech inserts to guard against concussions

ProTech is seeing widespread use across amateur levels of football. It's a helmet add-on designed to absorb and deflect impact force.

The Q-Collar aims to save your brain from concussions, goes on sale in Canada

The Q-Collar hopes to prevent brain injuries across all occupations by reducing brain movement in the skull when it sustains impact.

NikeConnect lets NBA fans unlock exclusive content from their team jersey

NikeConnect gives NBA fans a new way to connect with the sport by offering exclusive content to jersey-buying fans.
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High-tech sign stealing: MLB says Boston used Apple Watch to gain edge over NY

The New York Times reports MLB has found the Red Sox stole the Yankees' signs by passing along information via an Apple Watch.

That’s a bold strategy — ESPNU to become ESPN8 ‘The Ocho’ for one day

ESPN is finally capitalizing on the joke in the film Dodgeball by turning its college sports channel ESPNU into ESPN8 "The Ocho" for a day.