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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 ...

Warning: Don’t Give Personal Info to World Cup Instagram Accounts

Warning: Don’t Give Personal Info to World Cup Instagram Accounts

With World Cup fever in full swing, EA is expecting buzz from the event to drive players back into its hit FIFA soccer game series. It’s also touting FIFA Ultimate Team, an online companion service that lets players build their own fantasy sports-style teams for use in the game. One thing it’s not doing to promote FIFA ...

Apps, Fragmentation and the Future of TV

Apps, Fragmentation and the Future of TV

Are you watching the World Cup? I am, and I’m loving every minute of it. If I’m home and there’s a World Cup game being played, it’s on my TV. Even if I’m doing other things, it’s on in the background … it’s easy to tell when something exciting is happening (or about to happen) because the announcers start ...

World Cup Kicked Off by a Paraplegic in Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

World Cup Kicked Off by a Paraplegic in Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

A paraplegic man has made the first kick of the World Cup using a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton. Juliano Pinto, a 29-year-old with complete paralysis of the lower trunk, performed the symbolic kick-off at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. Using his robotic suit, Mr Pinto kicked the official ball a short distance ...

World Cup Tips Help You Use Your Cell Phone Abroad

World Cup Tips Help You Use Your Cell Phone Abroad

Soccer fans around the world would rather be in Brazil right now than anywhere else. But most will stay home for the 2014 World Cup. If you're not spending the next month in Brazil, you can still catch every game, no matter where you are. WatchESPN will live-stream all 64 games, available both online and on your mobile ...

Poll: World Cup Watchers Will Be Glued to Twitter, Mobile Apps

Poll: World Cup Watchers Will Be Glued to Twitter, Mobile Apps

Millions of people across the United States will be glued to their televisions, laptops and mobile devices over the next month to keep up with the 2014 World Cup. But how social of an experience will it be? Influenster, a community of social media tastemakers, polled over a thousand American men and women, 18-45 years ...

The World Cup’s Refs Have Smartwatches That Alert Them to Goals

The World Cup’s Refs Have Smartwatches That Alert Them to Goals

At Thursday's opening match between Brazil and Croatia, the referees will be wearing smartwatches that read "GOAL" and vibrate when a team scores. No, it's not punishment for the infamous Frank Lampard disallowed goal of 2010. It's part of a new "unhackable" goal line detection system, the first to ever be used in the World ...

Analysis: World Cup Viewers Likely to Stream Games Online

Analysis: World Cup Viewers Likely to Stream Games Online

How will YOU watch the World Cup? A recent analysis from Experian Marketing Services (of 25,000 people in the U.S.) says that many of us will watch this year's games across multiple devices -- often streaming a few games at the same time. 31 percent of soccer fans will watch games on more than one device, and 64 percent ...

Donald Sterling Blocks Steve Ballmer’s $2 Billion Bid for the Clippers

Donald Sterling Blocks Steve Ballmer’s $2 Billion Bid for the Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA, his attorney said Monday. "We have been instructed to prosecute the lawsuit," said attorney Maxwell Blecher. He said co-owner ...