Stunt Video Robbie Maddison Surf

Insane video: Man surfs a wave with his motorcycle

By on August 3, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Insane video: Man surfs a wave with his motorcycle

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a video like this comes around and leaves you speechless. One even struggles to come up with the words to accurately describe how insanely cool this video of Australian motorcycle rider and all-around daredevil Robbie Maddison is.

What you’re about to see here is the real deal. There’s no CGI or anything of the sort. Just breathtaking footage of Maddisson not only riding across the water on his motorbike, but actually using it to surf the famously challenging Teahuo’po wave in Tahiti.

An achievement two years in the making, this is without question one of the coolest stunts we’ve seen in a long time.

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Sepp Blatter Fifa

Watch as comedian pulls hilarious prank on corrupt FIFA official on live TV

By on July 20, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Watch as comedian pulls hilarious prank on corrupt FIFA official on live TV

When it comes to corruption in sports, you’d be hard pressed to find an organization with fewer scruples than FIFA, the governing body of international soccer. Speaking to this point, authorities this past May indicted 14 FIFA officials on charges of wire fraud, racketeering, and money laundering. Suffice it to say, FIFA’s corruption is so rampant and has endured for so long that it makes the NCAA seem angelic in comparison.

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Basketball Trick Shot Trampoline

The most incredible trampoline basketball trick you’ll ever see

By on July 20, 2015 at 1:10 PM.

The most incredible trampoline basketball trick you’ll ever see

Given the sheer volume of head-scratching and awe-inspiring video content that fills up the web on a daily basis, it’s not too often that we come across a video that truly blows us away. The entertainment bar, so to speak, has been elevated to such an extent that really impressive feats are harder to come by than ever before.

Well, the video below not only meets that bar, but arguably sets it even higher. You want to be blown away? You want to be impressed? Look no further, friends. Your search has come to an end.

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World's Highest Hammock

World’s Highest Hammock is Mesmerizing and Frightening

By on June 25, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

World’s Highest Hammock is Mesmerizing and Frightening

When you think about lying comfortably in a hammock, odds are, you’re not thinking about being suspended 492 feet in the air over a canyon. But for solely fueled by adrenaline, that’s exactly the type of activity that passes for a relaxing Saturday afternoon activity.

The photo above is a makeshift hammock, otherwise known as a “pentagon space net.” Located above a canyon outside of Moab, Utah, the hammock, for a 1-week period in 2014, was suspended 213 feet away from the nearest piece of solid land, essentially leaving visitors quite literally in the middle of nowhere.

Looking at the hammock begs the question — just how did anyone manage to get to it in the first place?

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Sports Highlights

Best and craziest sports plays from the last week

By on May 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Best and craziest sports plays from the last week

With the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing, not to mention some exciting action from Major League Baseball  and various soccer leagues, this past week was chock full of great and crazy exciting sports plays.

Below are a few of the better ones you might have missed over the last 7 days.

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Kiss Cam

Must Watch: When a ‘Kiss Cam’ at an NBA playoff game goes horribly wrong

By on May 15, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Must Watch: When a ‘Kiss Cam’ at an NBA playoff game goes horribly wrong

During a recent NBA playoffs game pitting the Washington Wizards against the Atlanta Hawks, a kiss cam camera at Philips Arena focused in on one couple who were only too happy to oblige a crowd eager to see them kiss. More →

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Mayweather Pacquio Fight

Periscope piracy plagues Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

By on May 4, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Periscope piracy plagues Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Billed as the “fight of the century,” this weekend’s Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight was undoubtedly the biggest sports event of the weekend, an impressive feat given the ongoing NBA playoffs and Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.

While upwards of three million people ordered the pay per view event (at $100 a pop no less), many others were able to stream the site for free via Periscope, the Twitter-owned video streaming app. Indeed, users who opened up Periscope (or Meerkat) on Saturday night couldn’t ignore the myriad of available fight streams even if they wanted to. More →

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Windows Software Update

How a slow Windows software update punished a German basketball team

By on March 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

How a slow Windows software update punished a German basketball team

There’s a hilarious story coming out of Germany which relays how a slow Windows software update ended up relegating a German basketball team to a lower tiered league.

A quick backdrop: It’s common across some European sports leagues to move under-performing teams to lower tiered divisions. As a quick analogy, it’d be akin to the New York Knicks being demoted to the NBA D-league for having the worst record in the NBA.

That said, here’s what recently went down in the German ProB basketball league.

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Basketball Trick Shots

Video: The most insane Arcade Basketball skills you’ve ever seen

By on February 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Video: The most insane Arcade Basketball skills you’ve ever seen

If you decide to escape the freezing cold this weekend by heading out to an arcade, you better hope you don’t run into and challenge this guy to a game of Arcade Basketball. If you think you have a little bit of skill when it comes to shootin’ hoops, this guy will have you questioning everything you ever thought you knew about Arcade Basketball strategy. More →

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BitTorrent inventor’s new p2p tech could ‘kill off television’

By on February 14, 2012 at 6:50 PM.

BitTorrent inventor’s new p2p tech could ‘kill off television’

BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen took the stage at the San Francisco MusicTech Summit on Monday and gave onlookers a live demonstration of his new peer-to-peer live video streaming technology. Cohen’s new tech is potentially capable of streaming live video to millions of Internet-connected devices without the need for a central infrastructure, and he said the protocol could be used for video conferencing or even streaming sporting events. “My goal here is to kill off television,” Cohen joked to GigaOm at the summit, adding that he developed the new technology from scratch because earlier peer-to-peer technology introduces too much latency for live applications. Cohen said he is in discussions with several potential partners regarding implementations for the new technology, but there are currently no firm launch plans for products based on the new protocol. More →

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Microsoft's Windows Phone GM quits to launch own company

By on August 8, 2011 at 1:30 PM.

Microsoft's Windows Phone GM quits to launch own company

Microsoft’s General Manager of the Windows Phone Developer Experience on Monday announced that he is leaving Microsoft to launch a start up. Kindel did not share the details of his new endeavor, and his public profile on networking site LinkedIn lists him as Founder and CTO of <redacted> at A super secret stealth startup. “[The start up] has to do with sports, advertising, mobile, social-networking, and, of course, the cloud,” Kindel wrote in a post on his personal blog. “I’m insanely excited to get started.” The soon-to-be former executive was with Microsoft for 21 years, having joined the Redmond-based company’s developer support group in 1990. Kindel’s full email to his team regarding the decision follows below. More →

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BGR Breaks it Down: Subscribing to calendars on your iPhone

By on July 18, 2009 at 8:35 AM.

BGR Breaks it Down: Subscribing to calendars on your iPhone

A sometimes overlooked feature that has been made incredibly simple on the iPhone is the ability to subscribe to a variety of calendars. Many are familiar with CalDAV as it adds a quick and easy way to keep your iPhone or iPod touch in sync with your Google Calendar, but did you know you can also add a wide range of publicly available calendar subscriptions in a matter of seconds? One of the more common subscriptions is the US holidays calendar but you can also quickly and easily add TV show schedules, network premier schedules, sports team schedules, movie releases, concert tour schedules and plenty more to your iPhone calendar. Hit the jump to find out how.

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EA Sports Active: EA’s competitor to Wii Fit due on May 19th

By on February 19, 2009 at 4:57 PM.

EA Sports Active: EA’s competitor to Wii Fit due on May 19th

Electronic Arts made it known earlier this month that it would be looking to the Nintendo Wii to help propel its lackluster performance of late, and it looks like it picked the perfect place to start. We’re surprised it has taken this long for a company to issue a product that competes with the Wii Fit, as popular as it has been, but EA just made its EA Sports Active title official and slated the release for May 19th. EA Sports Active will guide users through various workouts geared toward cardio and weight loss, and is endorsed by Bob Greene of Oprah fame. The game will not involve the Wii balance board and will instead make use of multiple non-Wii workout accessories that will be used alongside standard Wiimotes. Beyond that, the title will run $60 as opposed to the $90 commanded by Wii Fit — if you can find it at that price — positioning it well amongst Wii-toting fitness buffs. Any takers – or did you just buy a Wii Fit to use the balance board with snowboarding games like we did?

[Via SAI]

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