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Apple buffs up radio service with string of acquisitions

Business News - 9 hours 21 min ago
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Gadget tests your drink for 'date rape' drugs

Business News - 9 hours 25 min ago
"Date rape" drugs have met their high-tech match.

Erase Strokes From Your Golf Game -- No Pencil Required

Lifestyles - 9 hours 30 min ago
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - "To shave strokes from your golf game, the only equipment you need is a good eraser."

Although this phrase is uttered jokingly by many golfers, recreational golfers who've reached their plateau have had very few other options, until now.

"If recreational golfers insist on following the rules used by the PGA Tour, there's little they can do to immediately improve their game," says John Hoeflich, executive director, of the United States Recreational Golf Association (USRGA). "However, if they play by USRGA rules, they do have the option to switch to better equipment."

The USRGA is the official organization that governs recreational golf. Its rules allow the use of higher-performance golf equipment. Hoeflich estimates that more than half of U.S. golfers agree with the USRGA rules that permit equipment that "puts fun back in the game, speeds up play and helps achieve better scores."

Callaway Golf started the recreational equipment movement in 2000 with the ERC II driver. Now Polara Golf is advancing the movement with its Advantage driver and Ultimate Straight golf balls -- both engineered to eclipse the PGA limits, which means you can't play them in the Masters or U.S. Open.

David Felker, chief technology officer for Polara Golf, explains, "Our drivers and balls are not intended for the top amateur players and professionals. We purposely designed equipment that exceeds the performance limits accepted by the PGA Tour, so that recreational golfers can experience less frustration, score lower and have more fun."

A 2012 Google consumer survey revealed that 63 percent of respondents would consider using golf equipment that provides a performance advantage. This sentiment is shared by the PGA of America president, Ted Bishop, who says, "I think anything we can do to relax the rules, if it means putting non-conforming equipment in the hands of players that enable them to hit the ball higher and farther and enjoy the game more -- what's the problem?"

According to the National Golf Foundation, golf rounds have fallen by 8 percent since 2007, largely due to the frustrations of the game, excessive play times and high costs.

"The technology now exists to make golf more pleasurable for everyone," says Felker. "Who doesn't want to have more fun?"

For more information, visit www.polaragolf.com and www.usrga.org.

Iron Dome makers got hacked, says cybersecurity firm

Business News - 9 hours 31 min ago
Three companies that helped build Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system were hacked two years ago, according to a cybersecurity firm.

Water balloon lovers pledge $645,000 on Kickstarter

Business News - 9 hours 36 min ago
Its summertime and water balloon lovers are uniting ... on Kickstarter.

Arby's: More meat is mightier

Business News - 9 hours 38 min ago
Fast-food restaurants' push for protein has led Arby's to offer the new Mega Meat Stacks.

'The Situation' to get counseling

CNN Entertainment - 9 hours 43 min ago
Former "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will get anger management counseling to settle an assault charge connected to a tanning salon fight with a brother, his lawyer said.
Categories: Entertainment News

Kiefer Sutherland is 'unprofessional?'

CNN Entertainment - 9 hours 43 min ago
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland have very different memories of working together on "24."
Categories: Entertainment News

Conan in 'Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda'

CNN Entertainment - 9 hours 44 min ago
Conan is so proud of his Roger Corman produced SyFy movie that he bought a billboard to pimp for award consideration.
Categories: Entertainment News

Why do women fail?

CNN - 9 hours 44 min ago
Carol Dweck and Rachel Simmons: Girls tend to have a "fixed mindset" but they should have a "growth mindset."
Categories: National News

Peyton Manning boogies to 'Rocky Top'

CNN - 9 hours 57 min ago
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning took a break during training camp to show off his dance moves.
Categories: National News

Amazon launches 3-D printing store

Business News - 11 hours 8 min ago
The future of retail: manufactured by a 3-D printer, delivered by drone.

Dog resorts: Lapping up luxury

CNN - 11 hours 16 min ago
More and more animal lovers who aren't opposed to splurging on their furry friends are choosing overnight stays at resort-style retreats that offer services fit for royalty.
Categories: National News

America's body image screwed up

CNN - 11 hours 30 min ago
LZ Granderson says the cyber-standing ovation given to Robyn Lawley, an Australian plus-size model who posted unretouched photos, shows how crazy Americans' notions of beauty have become.
Categories: National News

Ray Rice: What is NFL thinking?

CNN - 11 hours 34 min ago
Carol Costello says she was wrong to expect the NFL to come down hard on Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice, and that the league be universally criticized if they didn't.
Categories: National News

Kendrick Johnson death: Family sues

CNN - 11 hours 34 min ago
The family of Kendrick Johnson filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school officials claiming their lack of action led to his death at the hands of another student.
Categories: National News

'Bachelorette' makes her final choice

CNN Entertainment - 11 hours 38 min ago
Did Andi Dorfman choose wisely with her final rose?
Categories: Entertainment News

NASA maps 101 moon geysers

CNN - 11 hours 43 min ago
On the surface of one of Saturn's icy moons, scientists have discovered the possible existence of a very important, life-sustaining element: liquid water.
Categories: National News

Stocks get no search love on Google

Business News - 11 hours 44 min ago
The stock market may be at record highs, but you wouldn't know that from what Americans are typing into Google.
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