Author: Sam Firth

4 Days at Weymouth & Portland – Skandia Team GBR Roundup.

With five days gone, Team GB has got off to a shakey start. Sunday saw Ben Ainslie take to the water in the Finn class, the defending three times gold medallist initially got off to a slow start passing the first mark outside of the top ten. However the trademark slow starter was soon able to gain places on the downwind legs, finishing the first race second behind Denmark’s Jonas Hogh-Christensen. A pattern soon to be repeated in race two where Ainslie was again denied first by the Dane. Also on day one Britain’s defending star class champions Iain Percy...

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Pebble SmartWatch Is Kickstarter Hit

A wristwatch capable of connecting to iOS or Android smartphones via bluetooth has become a hit on crowd-funding website Kickstarter. The website, which recently facilitated the launch of a groundbreaking 3D printer, allows innovators of all kind to fund their projects by appealing for investment from ‘Netizens‘ rather than by conventional means. These online investors are then able to select various rewards based on their level of investment. In the case of the Pebble, the inventor appealed on Kickstarter to raise the $10,000 (£6,213) for product development. But in just 6 days, Kickstarter ‘backers’ had stumped up $3.4 million...

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