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Microsoft’s NFL efforts squashed when Surface called “iPad-like tool”

Microsoft’s NFL efforts squashed when Surface called “iPad-like tool”

Microsoft has gone to great lengths to ensure that sports fans are plastered with impressions of its hardware -- the Surface has a strong presence this season, and that presence is hinged upon a hefty sum of money the company is shelling out to get its slate in the limelight. The problem? Getting the announcers to remember what it is called.

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ESPN and NFL apps updated with On-Air feature and more

ESPN and NFL apps updated with On-Air feature and more

Need your sports fix no matter where you're at? NFL and ESPN have both updated their own respective apps, giving enthusiasts access to some new features -- most notably one called On-Air -- as well as better overall access to live game broadcasts.

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US Open ball boys test Ralph Lauren smart shirts

US Open ball boys test Ralph Lauren smart shirts

The U.S. Open ball boys are doing a test run of sorts with Ralph Lauren's new smart shirts, which keep tabs on things like heart rates and aggregates it onto a different device like a smartphone. The company says its new smart shirts are the first of its kind to be rolled out by a major fashion label, and could transform wearables.

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Collective aims to create a 4D digital archive of Kung Fu moves

Collective aims to create a 4D digital archive of Kung Fu moves

As with many things, Kung Fu traditions are in danger of fading away, and with them would go "an intangible cultural heritage", according to the City University of Hong Kong and International Guoshu Association. Fortunately, the digital world provides ample ways to make something live on -- Kung Fu included -- and that's where a new crowdfunding campaign comes in.

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RunScribe sensor shows how you run

RunScribe sensor shows how you run

Running is the favorite activity for many fitness enthusiasts, and to help show those runners how they run is the runScribe from Scribe Labs. The runScribe is a small sensor that attaches to the back of one's shoe, gathering data and transforming it into a three-dimensional view of how a person runs.

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Sony Smart Tennis Sensor: tracking your performance

Sony Smart Tennis Sensor: tracking your performance

Sony has taken the wraps off a new sensor that aims to take your tennis game up a notch. The Smart Tennis Sensor is a small device that is fixed to the bottom of your tennis racket (if you have a compatible model, that is) and tracks your performance, dishing it up on your mobile device via the related app.

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Pebble smartwatch ESPN Scores app now available

Pebble smartwatch ESPN Scores app now available

Pebble users now have access to an ESPN app, giving them up-to-date scores from the convenience of their wrist. The app is available for download now, and comes ahead of the upcoming college football season, the company points out.

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Nike’s all-LED basketball court is a dream come true

Nike’s all-LED basketball court is a dream come true

Marketing is huge for sports, but some have it easier than others. A football field or soccer pitch are green, making it easy to force an ad on the surface for TV viewers. Other sports like basketball don’t have it so easy, and have to find crucial areas to sell ad space. A new court, which is totally LED, may be the next generation of ad revenue for the NBA.

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NFL “pay to play” Superbowl halftime act deal rumored

NFL “pay to play” Superbowl halftime act deal rumored

It’s a little-known fact that the NFL doesn’t actually pay Superbowl halftime performers to play during the most-watched sporting event of the season every year. What’s even more under-wraps is the idea that the NFL may take things another step this year: asking performers to pay THEM to play during halftime. When you think about it, it does (sort of) make sense.

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Ballmer Clippers speech baptizes the team in screams

Ballmer Clippers speech baptizes the team in screams

A whole new environment has been introduced to the wild attitude of former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this week as he takes over as owner of the LA Clippers. The video you’re about to see will excite you, thrill you, and generally make you glad to be Clippers fan, if you are already. If you’re not, Ballmer may just make you want to start.

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Sweat-powered smartphones tapped with digital tattoos

Sweat-powered smartphones tapped with digital tattoos

In a turn of events very similar to what we’re experiencing with the VivaLnk Moto X digital tattoo collection, researchers in California have found themselves working with a temporary tattoo which allow human sweat to generate power. This device uses temporary tattoo sticky paper with a flexible lactate sensor imprinted upon it. From there, it’s time to sweat.

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Manchester United bans tablets over security risk

Manchester United bans tablets over security risk

Bad news if you were hoping to use your iPad Air to record the action at the next Manchester United game, with the UK soccer club banning tablets from its Old Trafford stadium. The ban - which applies to both larger slates and smaller models like the iPad mini - is part of a clamp down on "large electronic devices" which Manchester United says is actually about security rather than people looking ridiculous holding up their huge camera replacements.

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