Qatar Pays Migrant Workers $1 an Hour To Be Fake Sports Fans

The life of most migrant workers in Qatar is bleak—so bleak, it's a human rights violation. The latest report from Doha reveals a new twist in the sad story. When they're not toiling away at building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, many workers are being paid impossibly small wages to be fake sports fans. It doesn't… » 12/17/14 10:52am 12/17/14 10:52am

You Will Never Want To Bounce These Stunning Leather Basketballs

Most of us don't mind playing with a basketball made from synthetic materials because they're just going to get all scuffed up on the court, and they're cheap. That being said, there are always those who prefer the finer things in life, and for them a game of hoops is only enjoyable when played with a ball made from… » 12/16/14 3:59pm 12/16/14 3:59pm

A Football With Wings Lets You Throw Farther Than an NFL Quarterback

The ultimate football fantasy involves throwing a last second Hail Mary pass into the endzone that ends up winning the Super Bowl. Such a fantasy usually requires you to have an NFL-caliber throwing arm, but the winged Raptor Football promises to give quarterback-like capabilities to almost anyone. Now we just need it… » 12/11/14 9:37am 12/11/14 9:37am

The world's oldest basketball court has iron poles in the middle of it

Basketball is famously an all-American sport (invented by a Canadian). But thanks to an odd twist of fate and the YMCA, the world's oldest surviving basketball court is actually in France. Tucked away in a neighborhood of Paris, the handsome facility has parquet floors and iron pillars running down the middle of it.… » 11/20/14 1:07pm 11/20/14 1:07pm

Could Magnets Help the NFL's Concussion Epidemic?

It's another Sunday and teams across the U.S. will take to the grid iron in an effort to scratch another W. These players will play the same as any other Sunday, and like any other Sunday, the sport's biggest threat will remain unaddressed. Sixty-nine concussions have already been reported this year, and odds would… » 11/16/14 1:25pm 11/16/14 1:25pm

These Ski Goggles Change Color To Adapt To Conditions Around You

The weather and lighting conditions on a snow-covered mountain can change in a heartbeat. But instead of carrying around a small collection of swappable tinted goggle lenses to match the conditions, UVEX's new Snowstrike VT goggles employ a thin LCD in the lens that can instantly switch between clear, red, blue, and… » 10/29/14 10:00am 10/29/14 10:00am

All of Peyton Manning's record breaking touchdown passes in one chart

Data Looks Dope's Max Einstein just made this visualization that charts every touchdown pass that Peyton Manning, who is now the record holder for TD passes, has thrown in his career. Yep, all 510 of them (so far). It shows the distance of each pass along with the receiver who caught it from 1998 to October 19, 2014. » 10/21/14 12:59am 10/21/14 12:59am

Players Help Power the Lights on This Soccer Field Just by Running

As they make their way up and down the field chasing the ball, the players on this new soccer pitch in Rio de Janeiro are actually helping to keep the lights powered when the sun sets. Because underneath the artificial turf are 200 special tiles that work like tiny generators to harness the kinetic energy of the… » 9/12/14 8:46am 9/12/14 8:46am

Nike's Concept Jet for Pro Athletes Is a Luxury Lounge at 40,000 Feet

Pro athletes lead a very luxurious life, with trainers ensuring they're always in top physical shape. But they still travel in cramped airplanes that weren't designed for seven-footers. Teague design firm and Nike have come up with a solution: a super-luxurious concept jet that caters to a team's every need. » 9/09/14 11:45am 9/09/14 11:45am

An Impossibly Thin Heating Element Stops These Goggles From Fogging Up

There's nothing like a thin layer of condensation on your ski goggles to ruin a perfectly good run down a hill covered in tantalizingly fresh powder. But active people get warm and sweat, and science says that cold moist air condensing on your goggles is inevitable. Unless you've got a pair of these F-BOM goggles » 9/08/14 10:00am 9/08/14 10:00am

Behind the Scenes at the San Francisco 49ers’ New High Tech Stadium

Candlestick's out and Levi's Stadium has been officially christened as the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. The brand-spanking-new site is all kinds of wired up and ready to receive upwards of 70,000 smartphone-wielding fans. I went behind the scenes to see how the tech has come together. Are you ready for some… » 9/05/14 2:00pm 9/05/14 2:00pm

A Sit-Down Stand-Up Paddleboard For Taking It Easy On the Water

Stand-Up Paddleboarding has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years, but it's an activity limited to those with a good sense of balance, and a strong set of legs. For the rest of us—and the lazy—there's now the CruiserBoard which upgrades your standard paddleboard with a comfy place to sit and lean. » 9/04/14 11:14am 9/04/14 11:14am

This Cork Pot Holder Secretly Serves As a Ping Pong Net For After Dinner

Once you remove the placemats and centerpieces, your dining room table becomes the perfect stand-in for a ping-pong table. The only thing missing is a net, and that soon could also be just a quick transformation away if this convertible CorkNet pot holder is successful on Kickstarter. » 8/28/14 12:32pm 8/28/14 12:32pm

The Vyper Hands-On: This Vibrating Foam Roller Is Freaking Incredible

It's no secret that foam rollers have been a key part of physical therapy for years. Athletes use them not only to heal from injury, but also to increase flexibility before training and to speed recovery after strenuous exercise. The Vyper is the first foam roller to add vibration to the equation though, and holy… » 8/27/14 11:22am 8/27/14 11:22am