Drink Deep of America’s Cup


(second item): The America’s Cup might seem an odd choice for video-game-style coverage, but a New Zealand software developer is betting that viewers will pay $10 for an alternative to following the sailing championship on ESPN. This graphical simulation of the race, based on global-positioning data beamed from each competing yacht, is generated by a New Zealand company called Virtual Spectator that developed the system to display races on television.

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