By Jon Russell
Last month we reported that Rakuten will test drone deliveries on a golf course in Japan, and now the company has released more information and video footage of how the system will work.
To refresh your memory, drones can provide food, snacks and golf accessories like new balls to players while they are out on the course. The drones are developed by Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory (ACSL), a Japan-based firm that Rakuten invested in.
Golfers simply use the accompanying app — which is only available for Android — to summon a drone. There are some caveats: the total purchase amount must be at least 100 yen ($0.90), the maximum weight of [...]
By Edgar AlvarezAnd now it’s shaped to fit directly into a baseball bat.
For Zepp Labs, a young startup from Los Gatos, California, the goal with its first multi-sport sensor was clear from the beginning: To help baseball, golf and tennis players improve their game. Now, more than two years after theintroduction of that product, the second-generation Zepp has arrived. At its core, the new swing-analyzing gadget remains nearly the same, but there are notable developments both on the inside and outside.
Most notably, Zepp redesigned the sensor to be smaller and round, something it needed to do make it fit in baseball bats and and tennis rackets. [...]