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Former NFL Receiver Josh Gordon On Trying To Beat Drug Addiction, Again. But This Time With A ‘Brutal Dose Of Reality’ (Documentary)

Man. To be this real about his process so far. At this point, after Gordon has had Lindsey Lohan-level amounts of second chances to get over his drug problems… After EVERYONE has written him off… Doing this video expose. Respect for that, at least.

Back at the gym and on track to return to the NFL, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon reveals details of the substance abuse violation in 2014 that has prevented him from playing professionally ever since.
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All the best to the former Brown. Complete the comeback, Gordon. Push yourself. Push through!

(Compelling story to watch.)

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eSports Is Real, Really Big, And Serious Business Worldwide (Video)

Okay, so we thought we were talking big sporting with the earlier post on ‘Fantasy Football’ but DAMN…

Today, there are more people in the world who play the online multiplayer battle game League of Legends than there are people who live in France.

Wowwww. More folks playing one game than the number of folks that live in a country! We have slept; but VICE is going to wake us up and hip us to the world of competitive gaming — also known as eSports. So real, and really exciting. Really lucrative, too… but really brutal at times.

Start with Part 1 above. Continue after the jump. A deep, multi-part story from VICE.

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Technology: Prototype Wheelchairs That Climb Stairs and More (Video)

This is a game-changer for people who use wheelchairs to get around. Japan’s Chiba Institute of Technology has developed a robotic wheelchair that negotiates obstacles by turning its wheels into legs and climbing over them.

Holes and gaps in the road, bumps, sidewalk curbs, and steps currently bar access to free travel for those in a traditional wheelchair. Turning around in small spaces is also a huge challenge. But Chiba’s chair will change that. More robot than mobility chair, the robo-chair can actually climb stairs and move safely over uneven surfaces and onto or down off curbs. In addition, it can retract and realign its wheels to make tight 360 degree turns, all with the twist of a joystick.

So, this model proves the robo-chair to be more than a concept; rather a prototype. Next up: A project to develop wheelchairs that help people reach and read items too far overhead for folks using mobility chairs of today.

Collaborators from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Taipei University of Technology, Yuan Ze University, National Tsing Hua University and National Cheng Kung University developed the i-Transport model wheel chair that can lift its passenger to a standing position. Other features of the wheelchair include:

  • A built-in microchip for monitoring heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and body temperature.
  • A touch screen with radio frequency identification technology that allows users to control home appliances and other electrical devices from their wheelchair.
  • Navigation software and obstacle detectors which allows users to enter the coordinates for frequently visited locations and change the routes upon request.

– Heather Fairchild,

Good tech. DAMN good tech!


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