The Advent of Interactive Sports Fan Tech

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Note: Today’s post comes from Allan Calder. For more on Allan, check out his Google+ page! Once in a while you come across a topic that you just can’t wait to sink your teeth into – figuratively speaking of course! That happened to me when I was watching the news the other day. There was … Read more

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Is the Use of Sports Review Technology Good for the Game?

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Note: Today’s post comes from Allan Calder, a fellow technology enthusiast with an interest in how tech is changing society. After reading through some of Allan’s other work and hearing his ideas for what topics he’d like to explore on this blog, I’m confident that his witty writing style will fit in quite well here, … Read more

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7 Ways Sports Technology is Changing the NFL

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Sports technology is turning into a pretty big business lately and for good reason — it’s proving to be quite attractive to athletes, coaches, and spectators alike. What sports technologies are having the biggest impact on the game? Read on to learn more about seven sports technologies that are changing the NFL. No. 1 – … Read more

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Top Stories this Week – Football, Genetics, and GMO’s

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 30:  Kevin Hogan #8 of the Stanford Cardinal reacts after Remound Wright #22 ran in for a touchdown against the Maryland Terrapins during the Foster Farms Bowl at Levi's Stadium on December 30, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Future Of Practice? Virtual Reality And Football Collide An interesting innovation coming from a start-up called STRIVR labs provides football athletes with the technology to see the game as never before, through the magic of virtual reality. Essentially, it seems like this tech allows athletes to immerse themselves in the game without exposing themselves to injury. Seeing the plays … Read more

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Online NFL Game To Be Broadcast by Yahoo!

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It was announced this week that Yahoo! will globally broadcast one NFL game over the Web in October. The move is historic in that it marks the first time a publicly accessible NFL broadcast will take place on the Web . Note that it is not the first time that an NFL game has been broadcast … Read more

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NFL Hopefuls Fine-Tune Skills with Fitness Tech

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In preparation for the NFL Scouting Combine, some athletes have turned to new fitness-oriented technologies to boost their workouts and gain an edge over the competition. The idea of harnessing tech to improve workouts was discussed in a fair amount of detail in the first book of the series. However, for readers who aren’t familiar with … Read more

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A Look at The Sports Stadium of Tomorrow

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An article posted this week provides a glimpse into some of the high-tech features currently being built into the sports stadium of the future. The Golden State Warriors basketball team are preparing to open a brand new stadium in 2018, which will feature some of the most exciting — and ambitious — technologies ever incorporated into such a project. A small sample … Read more

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Sports Wearable Detects Concussions in Real-time

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A new wearable device, set to be unveiled at CES 2015, not only detects concussions incurred by athletes in real-time, but also transmits that data to mobile devices, allowing coaches, parents, or medical staff to monitor player safety in an unprecedented manner.  The device, known as the “Linx IAS”, is about the size of a stick … Read more

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New Wearable Tech Could Save Cyclists’ Lives

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According to an article published this week, a new technology collaboration is in the works, which aims to reduce the number of collisions between cars and cyclists by using wearable tech, proximity alerts, and embedded sensors to communicate location information to both parties in real-time.   The partnership has been struck between three Swedish companies: automaker Volvo, sports gear manufacturer POC, and telecommunications … Read more

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Fitness Device Makers Announce “Smart Hat”

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LifeBEAM, an Israeli device manufacturer has announced a new fitness-tracking device in the form of a ball cap — or “smart hat”. The device’s touted capabilities rival what we have come to expect from most other fitness-tracking devices in this segment, including a heart-rate monitor, calorie counter, and cadence tracker. According to the company’s website, the wearable is … Read more

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