Jacob May

Jacob May

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 help keep Digital Trends' stories mistake-free.

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Drug enforcement agency turns to A.I. to help sniff out doping athletes

Doping athletes remains a problem throughout all levels of sports. 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 became the latest MLB to adopt Blast Motion technology throughout its organization. Using a sensor and app, Blast Motion brings real-time swing analytics to in-game data capture for postgame analysis.
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For Olympians and pro baseball players, winter training wears many hats

If you had to prepare yourself for world-class competition, how would you? MLB All-Star Francisco Lindor and some Dutch short track speed skaters take very different approaches to their winter training.
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Teach yourself to hit the ball out of the infield with Garmin's Impact sensor

Hitting a baseball or softball is one of the hardest things to do in sports, shattering the confidence of would-be sluggers every year. Garmin hopes to help you learn from your failures with its Impact sensor.
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College football teams adopt ProTech inserts to guard against concussions

Defend Your Head's ProTech helmet shell is seeing widespread use across amateur levels of football as a device meant to prevent concussions. It's an add-on designed to absorb and deflect impact force.
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The Q-Collar aims to save your brain from concussions, goes on sale in Canada

While the FDA has yet to approve the device for medical use in the U.S., the Q-Collar is aimed at preventing brain injuries across all occupations by reducing brain movement in the skull when it sustains impact.