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While the average Joe might use a wearable to see how many calories he burned on the way to Starbucks, such devices can be infinitely more useful for pro athletes. The Motus Sleeve (shown below) can even help Major League Baseball (MLB) players, especially pitchers, to perform better and avoid injuries or possible career-ending Tommy John’s surgery. It has a removable 3D sensor sensor with six accelerometers and gyros that’s placed in a pouch on the player’s elbow. The Sleeve then collects data like arm speed, pitch counts, elbow torque and other pertinent data for hurlers, and swing data for batters.

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Facebook privacy policy

Facebook is changing its privacy policies yet again, but this time it’s using language regular people might be able to understand. A new initiative called Privacy Basics attempts to inform Facebook users of how its settings work, including interactive tutorials on how to take control of your privacy on the social network.

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VSCO Cam has been a popular choice for smartphone photo edits on iOS, and more recently Android, for quite some time. When the outfit sought to update its app for the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS, it went a step further: properly equipping the iPad to be a better editing option. As a VSCO Cam user, the most useful part of version 4.0 is the Preset Gallery that allows you to view multiple filters side-by-side before making a selection. It takes advantage of the increased screen real estate too, while letting you modify, undo and view all the tweaks in a handy Edit History. There’s also a new web uploader for getting your shots from a computer to a mobile device, and thanks to Sync, selected photos can be accessed across that mobile device fleet. Don’t worry about downsizing in the process either: the full-res files are transferred back and forth, even massive DSLR images from Nikon’s D800 and the like. Thanks to iOS 8, VSCO Cam lets you adjust manual focus, shutter speed, white balance and exposure when capturing images, similar to other photo apps for Apple devices.

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It’s been rumored for months, but Netflix has finally confirmed that it’s working on its first original TV series from the UK. Given its origins, it should come as no surprise that the show is about none other than the Queen, exploring her relationships with some of Britain’s most infamous Prime Ministers. Whether this heralds a future of possible UK-specific shows on the weather and crumpets remains to be seen, but what we do know is that it’s called The Crown and will be based on a West End play called The Audience. It’ll premiere as a 10-episode mini-season next year and while the cast is still a closely guarded secret, Netflix revealed that Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) is directing, Andy Harries (The Queen) is producing and Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) is one of the show’s writers. Given their combined experience with royalty-themed movies, not to mention the six Academy Award nominations shared between them, it’s fair to say this trio have a pretty good shot of delivering something you’ll want to binge-watch with a fresh cup of tea.

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Sure, there are high-tech bracelets out there that can show you texts and reminders, but you’re more of an earrings gal anyway, and you like fitness bands better than smartwatches. Ear-o-Smart is a pair of smart earrings that can take the place of both health bands and heart-rate-monitoring earbuds like LG’s and SMS Audio’s. These accessories have the technology to monitor not only your heart rate, but also calories burned and activity levels by shining an LED to your flesh and measuring the light reflected by your blood. They then transmit bursts of data via Bluetooth to an iPhone or an Android smartphone.

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Taylor Swift Performs On ABC's

Taylor’s camp is snapping its figurative fingers at Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, while uttering “Oh no, you did not!” for saying that the superstar was on track to earn over $ 6 million from the streaming service within the next year, if she didn’t pull her catalog. According to Big Machine (Swift’s label) CEO Scott Borchetta, Taylor’s music earned only $ 496,044 in the past 12 months from domestic Spotify streaming. Thus, he’s finding Ek’s statement hard to believe, especially since Taylor apparently earned more from her Vevo videos within the same timeframe. The songstress did get $ 2 million overall from global streaming, at least that’s what a spokesperson from Ek’s company told Time, but we’re guessing that’s not enough to convince Borchetta that they’re potentially getting a $ 6 million payout this year.

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Pioneer XDJ-1000

The Pioneer CDJ-1000 sparked a revolution in the early ’00s, persuading many DJs to put their vinyls to one side and make the move from analog to digital recordings. While, thanks to services like iTunes and Spotify, CDs have almost been relegated to the history books, CDJs are still very much a thing. If Pioneer has its way, however, they won’t be for much longer. The aptly named XDJ-1000 is the company’s first USB-only deck — the first CDJ to not play CDs.

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