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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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Football Manager, the game that helps football club finds future signings

Football Manager, the game that helps football club finds future signings

I have been playing Football Manager since it was still called Championship Manager. Sports Interactive, the developer of FM has made the game more realistic with each release – to the point where a professional football club uses it to scout for players and future signings. To get comprehensive players’ analysis, ProZone has partnered up with Sports Interactive to incorporate Football Manager's database into their RECRUITER platform.

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Zynga planning NFL game despite continued woes

Zynga planning NFL game despite continued woes

Zynga's persistent troubles have continued to follow the company, but despite them it is still trying to keep itself afloat. As part of this, Zynga has announced that it'll be launching a mobile game called NFL Showdown under a licensing deal with the league.

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NFL will use tracking sensors on players this season

NFL will use tracking sensors on players this season

The NFL is about to give its athletes a technological boost, with plans being in place to embed tracking sensors in shoulder pads for the upcoming season. Reports USA Today, this represents the first so-called "live phase" of a project the NFL hopes will bolster the experience for fans and improve training.

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NFL Now may be coming to Apple TV soon

NFL Now may be coming to Apple TV soon

If you’re already excited for football season, we’ve got some good news for you. Apple TV will reportedly be getting NFL Now, the league-controlled digital experience announced earlier this year. More mobile-centric than other Apple TV offerings, it’s still the first time Apple TV is getting a dedicated football menu item.

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Microsoft at NFL 2014: blue Surface Pros, new Windows 8 app

Microsoft at NFL 2014: blue Surface Pros, new Windows 8 app

NFL season is here, with the preseason kickoff having just finished last night. And like last year's NFL, Microsoft is once again making sure its presence, and its products, are felt both inside the stadium and in your homes, with another batch of Surface Pro hybrids on the sidelines and a fresh NFL app not just for the Xbox One but, for the first time, for Windows 8 as well.

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Runtastic Orbit runs rings around the wearable competition [UPDATE]

Runtastic Orbit runs rings around the wearable competition [UPDATE]

Runtastic, makers of some fine fitness accessories and mobile apps, is taking another stab at the growing wearable market. With Runtastic Orbit, the company is offering a 24-hour tracking device and fitness monitor that is designed to cater to anyone and everyone, whether you are a dedicated fitness buff or simply a health-conscious individual.

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“Fanbots” are baseball team’s answer to poor attendance

“Fanbots” are baseball team’s answer to poor attendance

A Korean baseball team, The Hanwha Eagles, are evidently pretty bad. For the fans, it might be a “lovable loser” scenario, like the Cubs here in the USA. Attendance seems to be poor, too, which can negatively affect morale. The team has come up with a way to artificially make it seem better than it is, and it’s a terrible idea.

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Gaming is a Sport: watch DOTA 2 on ESPN with Valve

Gaming is a Sport: watch DOTA 2 on ESPN with Valve

Broadcasting live from ESPN3, Valve’s DOTA 2 championship will be the first video game to take part in the sports network’s event coverage. This will begin this Sunday, the 20th of July, on ESPN2, where an exclusive preview of the tournament’s final match will roll out with interviews with the players as well as Valve’s own Game Newell.

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