The Advent of Interactive Sports Fan Tech

NBA All-Star Game 2016

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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A Look at The Sports Stadium of Tomorrow


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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Sling TV App Brings Live TV to The Web

Sling TV on Tablet

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) this past week, Dish Network unveiled Sling TV, a low-cost web-based television package with no strings attached. The service, called “Sling TV”, is aimed at the “cord-cutters” market, which has plenty of Internet-based “video-on-demand” services, but very little choice when it comes to live television. Sling TV hopes to fill this niche by being … Read more

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‘JamStik Guitar’ Turns Mobile Devices into Instruments


The “JamStik Guitar”, which aims to turn mobile devices into portable music-making machines, is now being offered to the masses via the Apple and Amazon online stores. The name of the device may sound a bit familiar, as it was mentioned in the tech-news outlets quite a bit back in early 2013, when the device was first announced. Since … Read more

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Internet-TV Start-up Aereo Loses Supreme Court Battle


 The first real challenger to the major television broadcasting companies has been defeated. Aereo, a young tech-company aiming to deliver live television to users through the Internet, has lost its legal battle with major broadcasting companies. The U.S.-based company was launched in 2012 and quickly gained momentum with consumers eager to trade in a viewing experience based on cable … Read more

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Viewers Decide Reality Show’s Fate in Real-Time


 The second-screen is starting to influence how television shows are made.  Just about every TV show seems to have a companion app these days, but few offer the capabilities afforded by the app for ABC’s new music competition show “Rising Star”. The remarkable aspect of this companion app is that it lets viewers decide whether the … Read more

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