"4D" Broadcasts Will Let Hockey Fans Feel Every Hit from Their Couch

Sitting rink side at NHL games affords an unparalleled view of the action, especially when someone gets lit up on the boards right in front of you. But now, fans of the San Jose Sharks will be able to recreate that bone-jarring experience in the comfort of their own homes. » 11/20/14 9:00am 11/20/14 9:00am

Hockey's About To Get The Bullshit "Anti-Concussion Helmet" Treatment

Virginia Tech thinks hockey helmets are bullshit, which is more or less true. In turn, it wants to look at the differences between hockey's helmets and football's recently evolved versions, and bring the concussion-stopping advances to hockey. This is pretty much bullshit. » 7/23/14 4:04pm 7/23/14 4:04pm

Player-Tracking Technology Is Coming To Hockey. It'll Change Everything.

Nothing happens quickly in the NHL. Fighting still exists. Visors were only mandated for incoming players last year. But the league is reportedly preparing to test player-tracking technology, and if it takes, we're not far away from a complete and sudden revolution in how we understand the sport. » 5/13/14 6:28pm 5/13/14 6:28pm

The Science of the Slapshot: Stanley Cup Slo-Mo Physics

The slapshot is the fastest shot in hockey. One satisfying thwack and the puck goes flying at incredible speeds. Except it's not really one thwack, it's two, and our buddy Destin at Smarter Every Day has both the science know-how and the super high-speed slow-motion cameras to show you exactly how it works. » 3/31/14 3:45am 3/31/14 3:45am

How Olympic Ice Skates Are Designed for Speed, Spins, and Swerves

Watching the world-class ice athletes of the Winter Olympics, whether it's in speed skating, figure skating or hockey, is a jaw-dropping affair. The speed, control, and dexterity they exhibit while somehow balancing on a metal blade is simply amazing. But what exactly is going on with those blades? Smarter Every Day's… » 2/22/14 10:00am 2/22/14 10:00am

A Hockey Stick Sensor Shows How Far You Are From Gretzkydom

When it comes to sports, they say it doesn't matter if you win or lose, just how you play the game. And if hockey's your thing, with the FWD Powershot sensor on the end of your stick you'll know for sure if you played the game better than everyone else out there on the ice. » 12/12/13 6:00pm 12/12/13 6:00pm

POV Hockey With Google Glass Is Better Than Rinkside Seats

Watching hockey and playing hockey are two entirely different experiences. Or at least they were until Joseph Lallouz got his hands on a pair of Google's new wearable computer system and took it to his local skating rink. The result—awesome first person hockey. Hint, hint NHL. » 5/02/13 1:24pm 5/02/13 1:24pm

Stanley Cup Goals, Turned Into Song

If you've ever wondered what the pool of data which is the Stanley Cup results would sound like turned into song, then... well, you have an overactive imagination. But now that artist Bard Edlund has done just that, you'll wonder why more visualizations don't make use of audio, too. » 7/10/12 5:28am 7/10/12 5:28am

The Science of Hockey Ice

Hockey is a game played by linebacker-sized men moving at vehicular speed on razor-sharp blades. Skaters will travel almost 200 miles in a single game, slicing, shredding and shaving a surface just 200 feet long, 85 feet wide and 1 inch thick. » 6/06/12 6:17am 6/06/12 6:17am

Watch the Roof of a Stadium Collapse While People Are Still Inside

Don't worry, you can watch the video because no one was hurt in this freak accident. It's crazy, a youth hockey team in Slovakia was actually practicing in the hockey rink as the arena's roof came crashing down. » 1/26/12 1:40pm 1/26/12 1:40pm

360 Degree Video of Vancouver Riots Proves That Canada Is Not So Nice

I never understood people's need to trash streets, burn cars or destroy anything after their team loses (or sometimes wins) a big game. But I've always wondered what it would feel like. This 360-degree video of the Vancouver riots shows me. » 6/23/11 9:20am 6/23/11 9:20am

Apple Takes iTunes TV to Canada

Today, TV programming from Canada and the US—plus the NHL, eh—will be available north of the border on iTunes. You lucky ducks (looneys?) get such CBC and CTV smash hits as Corner Gas and Little Mosque on the Prairie along with US programming from the likes of Comedy Central, including the strangely inappropriate … » 12/12/07 8:44am 12/12/07 8:44am

Air Hockey for iPhone Sadly Doesn't Use Air

Today's iApp-a-Day brought iPhone users a surprisingly fun game, Air Hockey. This 2-player game takes advantage of the multi-touch display by having the player's finger control their air hockey mallet. The game can be a bit buggy at times, especially when your mallet goes out of control and hits the puck into a… » 11/20/07 3:50pm 11/20/07 3:50pm

NHL Players Testing Out Heated Skates for More Lube Action

It's actually not quite as dirty as it sounds. Thermablades, developed by Tory Weber, are heated to five degrees Celsius, which cuts down friction between the skate and the ice by increasing the layer of water between the two. Result: Players go faster, easier. Right now, barely 10 players are set to don the fancy… » 10/18/07 5:10pm 10/18/07 5:10pm

Honey, I Shrunk the Air Hockey Table

You'd better hope your fingers are small if you want to play these positively minuscule table games from Japan. They're shrunken down to palm size, letting you play hockey, Foosball or air hockey wherever you go. There are even fold-away legs to make them easier to carry around. Check out the air hockey game, where… » 9/26/07 9:49am 9/26/07 9:49am

Hockey-Themed Cleaning Gear Concept

Hopefully I wasn't the only one who spent the better part of the weekend watching hockey (by the way, that Rangers goal was legit, it wasn't a kick). This is the Nike Life Extreme Sports concept gear that features a hockey-stick broom and a vacuum sucking goal. Avoid taking this broom out to the actual ice, or prepare… » 4/30/07 3:45pm 4/30/07 3:45pm