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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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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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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Cord-Cutters Rejoice: Live ESPN Streaming Service Unveiled

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The NBA and ESPN have announced that a streaming service is in the works to give sports fans access to streaming videos –even live streams of regular season games– without purchasing a cable TV package. The deal marks yet another milestone in television’s great transition to the web, as live sports have been one of the few … Read more

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Player-Tracking NFL Technology Introduced by League

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The National Football League has equipped players with sensors to allow tracking of their movement in real-time. This season, sensors have been embedded into the shoulder pads of players in the NFL, in an effort to track motion in real-time during games. So far, use of the technology has been limited to mainly showing fans how fast … Read more

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New Technologies Embraced in 2014 World Cup

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Fans of the 2014 World Cup have witnessed some great action on the field over the past three weeks, but for tech-enthusiasts, there’s been plenty to see, as well. A number of new technologies have shown-up on the field and are making a noticeable impact on the tournament: 1) Goal-line cameras: These cameras allow for a more accurate determination of … Read more

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