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The San Franscisco 49ers’ New Stadium is a Tech Wonderland

The San Franscisco 49ers’ New Stadium is a Tech Wonderland

Patrick Willis, the San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl linebacker, is in two places at once. He is posing for a photo with me at the 49ers museum at Levi's Stadium, the NFL team's new home in Silicon Valley, some 40 miles south of San Francisco. Simultaneously, he is on the other side of the complex getting ready to take the ...

‘NFL Now’ is a New App of Continuous Video Highlights and News

‘NFL Now’ is a New App of Continuous Video Highlights and News

Football fans will soon have another way to catch up on their team’s games, thanks to a new app from the NFL called NFL Now. The app, which launched Wednesday on the web as well as mobile and connected devices, wants to make NFL action available in a lean-back mode: NFL Now will present viewers with a personalized stream ...

Manchester United is Tracking its Practices with £500,000 Worth of Cameras

Manchester United is Tracking its Practices with £500,000 Worth of Cameras

First-year Manchester United coach Louis Van Gaal is shaking things up at the soccer club, but perhaps no change is getting more attention than the cameras that have stated popping up around the pitch. According to ESPN, roughly £500,000 of camera equipment has been set up at the club's training grounds in Carrington, ...

Report: The NFL’s Personalized ‘NFL Now’ App is Coming to Apple TV

Report: The NFL’s Personalized ‘NFL Now’ App is Coming to Apple TV

The NFL will be launching a new NFL Now service later this month, and it will be coming to the Apple TV with a dedicated application, according to an image of the app in testing taken by an NFL employee. NFL Now was introduced in January, and it is a personalized NFL content application with on-demand highlights, extensive ...

The NFL is Tracking Every Player With RFID This Season

The NFL is Tracking Every Player With RFID This Season

The National Football League (NFL) announced in-game player tracking technology today for 17 stadiums for the 2014 season. And, while limited to a little more than half the buildings in the league, the NFL is doing things differently than other leagues. RFID tracking chips will be placed on every player at some point this ...

The World’s Largest HD LED Displays Are Coming to the Jaguars’ Football Stadium

The World’s Largest HD LED Displays Are Coming to the Jaguars’ Football Stadium

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Daktronics have teamed up to bring  the largest HD LED video displays in the world to each end zone at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. Each display, which are 60 feet high by 362 feet wide, features more than 21,700 square feet of active display area – almost enough to cover the entire ...

Forget Germany: The World Cup’s Winners Were Facebook and Twitter

Forget Germany: The World Cup’s Winners Were Facebook and Twitter

Both Twitter and Facebook say they've hit new usage records thanks to Sunday's World Cup Final. Facebook reveals that 88 million people left more than 280 million posts, comments, and likes about the Germany vs. Argentina game, surpassing the previous engagement record for a single sporting event set during Superbowl XLVII ...

Apple’s iBeacon Adds Interactive Attractions at MLB Stadiums

Apple’s iBeacon Adds Interactive Attractions at MLB Stadiums

Major League Baseball was among the first to embrace Apple’s iBeacon technology on a wide scale, installing them in 28 MLB ballparks across the U.S. last year to help iPhone owners check-in to games automatically and collect special offers. Now, the project is entering phase two, with a debut project at this year’s ...

The U.S. vs. Germany World Cup Game Set a New WatchESPN Record

The U.S. vs. Germany World Cup Game Set a New WatchESPN Record

The WatchESPN app (or site, or however you access it) was the way that many Americans were watching the US vs. Germany World Cup match on Thursday. So many, in fact, that the site had issues serving all of its users in the first half. Some folks, including me, couldn’t log on until many minutes into the match. Still, that ...

Brazil’s World Cup Water Bottles Track Hydration Levels

Brazil’s World Cup Water Bottles Track Hydration Levels

  Everyone knows you should drink plenty of fluids when playing sports, but hydration actually becomes an exact science when the pride of your nation is at stake during something like the World Cup. That's why at this year's tournament, Brazil's soccer team is using specially-designed Gatorade bottles that track ...