VERT sensor wants to do the impossible — teach white men how to jump


Vertclip. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
The VERT fitness sensor could be your secret weapon on the court.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

LAS VEGAS — I love basketball, but I have a weakness — I can’t jump.

Cult_of_Mac_CES_2015I’ve hit the gym. I’ve tried jumping exercises.

None of it has worked, but a new fitness sensor called VERT might be the first wearable that finally helps me get above the rim, thanks to its workouts, which are designed to help you improve your leaping ability, while also preventing injuries on the court.


The Best iOS Apps Of 2013 [Roundup]



As we approach the end of 2013, it’s time to take a look back and pay some recognition to some of the finest apps that have hit the App Store over the past 12 months.

It’s not easy to build a successful iOS app anymore — with over 1 million of them in the App Store, competition has never been tougher — but some developers have proven it’s still possible to stand out among the crowd with titles that are either completely unique, or just far greater than their rivals.

We’ve picked 15 that you really shouldn’t miss.