Items tagged with Sports

Technology isn't just about improving the speed of graphics cards to push more pixels on a display, nor is it limited to the pursuit of bigger and faster storage devices, though we're fans of such advancements. More than that, we're passionate about technology because of the wonderful things it can accomplish. Case in point, at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this year, the first kick will be made by a teenager who is paralyzed from the waist down. Say what? There's no voodoo magic involved, just awesome technology. The teen will use a mechanical exoskeleton that he'll control with his brain.... Read more...
As an avid basketball fan myself (with two torn ACLs and three knee surgeries to prove it), I'm highly intrigued by the 94Fifty sensor basketball, a new product from InfoMotion Sports Technologies. It's supposedly the first and most advanced digital sport product that measures basketball skills in real-time. It analyzes everything from ball-handling to shooting, and even athleticism. Sensors inside the 94Fifty basketball keep track of the ball's movement, and using "sophisticated counting algorithms," it's able to instantly measure over 6,000 pieces of data per second. InfoMotion Sports Technologies... Read more...
I'm a big fan of DirecTV, without which I'd have a harder time following my Boston sports teams now that I no longer live in the New England area. It's an expensive luxury, as all those sports packages quickly add up, and apparently DirecTV has found other ways of cashing in on the love of competition in America. The satellite provider has reportedly begun adding a surcharge for some new customers for local sports channels. Lest we blow this out of proportion, it's only a $3 per month surcharge, but it's still annoying. According to the Los Angeles Times, it applies to new customers who live in... Read more...
Talk about a bold move, and a bold statement. The International Olympic Committee announced today that it will live stream the London 2012 Olympic Games in 64 territories on the IOC's channel on YouTube. Wondering why that's a bit deal? Because it'll be free. Most developed nations will have to turn to television (or at least have a pay-TV subscription to view online), but what about places like Africa, and locales that are far more remote? 64 erritories across Asia and Africa will be able to enjoy live coverage of the events as well as highlight clips on this digital platform free of charge; viewers... Read more...
"It's in the game." That's the slogan that EA Sports has harped on for years. But now, it's only in the game if you buy a game new, or if you cough up even more dough as a used game buyer. We don't necessarily cover too much of the video gaming space here at Hot Hardware, but this particular shift in business practice was simply too glaring (and frankly, important to the entire industry) to pass over. EA Sports has done to sporting franchise companies in the game space what Walmart has done to mom and pop groceries stores: made 'em hurt, bad. EA Sports is basically the only company still out there... Read more...
This is it. It's really happening. 3D is taking over our lives, and there's nothing we can do about it. But is it really such a bag thing? There's no question that consumers have yet to truly speak on their acceptance or rejection of 3D in the home, but if there's any programming that could really spearhead things, it's sports. Sports is arguably the main reason that HD took off so quickly, and we're guessing that quite a few major organizations are hoping that sports can do the same for 3D.Starting this June (that's just a few months away), DirecTV will begin to broadcast ESPN 3D. ESPN 3D is easily... Read more...
With March Madness kicking off in a matter of days, there's really no better time for this announcement to come. ESPN has managed to get themselves onto a variety of platforms: radio, television, Internet, mobile, etc. One thing that Sprint has going for them that all of the other U.S. carriers don't is a little deal with the nation's biggest sports broadcasting company, and for sports freaks, this may be all that's needed to sway them from AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile.Starting this week, Sprint TV users will be able to watch ESPN Mobile TV, and if you subscribe to an "Everything Plan," Sprint... Read more...
The landscape of television is changing right in front of our eyes. Never before have we had so many content options and ways to consume that content, and it looks like the big media companies aren't shying away from the revolution.ESPN, which has already announced plans to introduce a 3D sports channel within the next year or so, could very well be making a serious play for online viewers. According to rumors in the New York Times, ESPN could "provide live streams of sporting events, similar to the ones available through ESPN 360, a service that is available from some high-speed Internet providers."... Read more...
With all of the conference tournaments going on, you can just feel it in the air. The calendar says March, the jerseys are coming out and you just know the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is but days aways. And you -- you hard-worker, you -- are stuck in the office, or on the road, or somewhere not near a beautiful HDTV.Fret not, dear worker / traveler, as CBSSports.com is aiming to bring the action to you this year so long as you own an iPhone or iPod touch and can get near a 3G or WiFi access point. You heard right -- March Madness On Demand is coming to Apple's App Store-compatible devices,... Read more...
OCZ Technology Group Sponsors eSports Organization Cyber Evolution Sunnyvale, CA—February 13, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, components, and system builds, today announced its partnership with Cyber Evolution® (CEVO), a premier national online gaming organization that attracts teams from across the country to compete in the hottest PC and console title tournaments. In its ongoing effort to reach out to gaming communities, OCZ Technology is proud to join forces with CEVO in the mutual quest to unite gamers... Read more...