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FOX VALLEY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Calumet County, Fond du Lac County, Outagamie County, Winnebago County FILE – In this Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver B.J. Daniels rides through a hallway at CenturyLink Field on an electric self-balancing scooter commonly called a “hoverboard,” as he arrives for an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Seattle. Since December 2015, several universities have banned or limited hoverboards on their campuses, saying the two-wheeled, motorized scooters are unsafe. Beyond the risk of falls and collisions, colleges are citing warnings from federal authorities that some of the self-balancing gadgets have caught on fire. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — If you or someone you know is looking to buy a hoverboard, be aware of using hoverboards.com. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says the seller received an F rating due to “poor product quality and unresponsive customer service.” The BBB says this won’t fly with them. According to the BBB, the company uses a UPS Store in Appleton as an address and has received 29 complaints since February 2018, including 15 just in 2019. Seven complaints have also bee...

Live From the PGA Championship: CBS Sports, Winged Vision Debut New HDR Aerial Camera System in Goodyear Blimp

Flying in the skies above CBS Sports’ many technological innovations at the PGA Championship this week is a brand-new HDR camera system in the Goodyear Blimp. Created by Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer Bob Mikkelson’s Winged Vision, the first-ever HDR aerial system for a live sports production features a Sony HDC-P50 box camera, Canon 4K 45-to-1 lens, Gyro-Stabilized Systems (GSS) gimbal, and Janteq microwave transmitter. Covering the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, the Goodyear Blimp is equipped with Winged Vision, the first HDR aerial camera system for a live sports production. “The new camera delivers the best aerial pictures I’ve ever had, and, right now, I believe it’s the best aerial system that’s ever flown,” says Mikkelson. “What’s noticeable right off the bat is the sharpness at every pixel on the screen from corner to corner. It’s absolutely incredible.” Although the system is capable of 4K, it is running in 1080p HDR mode this week at Bethpage and is used for CBS’s 4K HDR production of Holes 16-18  and downconverted to SDR for CBS’s main broadcast. “This is the first time we’ve done HDR,” says Mikkelson, “and this new system is perfect for golf because HDR allow...