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Super Bowl to block live stream watching to make way for tweets and posts

Super Bowl to block live stream watching to make way for tweets and posts

In every large gathering or event today, you'll see crowds of people holding up their smartphones or tablets to snap up the experience and share it with the world. To help make that new behavior as painless as possible, the NFL has decided ahead of time that it will prevent people inside the stadium from watching live video streams during the Super Bowl XLVIII match between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.

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Super Bowl 2014 online streaming provided by Fox for “free”

Super Bowl 2014 online streaming provided by Fox for “free”

So you're searching for a place to stream Super Bowl XXVIII legally and free, yes? This year the rights go to Fox Sports, and the group will be so kind as to stream the event in its entirety through both their website for all computers and their app for Apple products on iOS. This includes all the commercials you can handle and the halftime show to boot!

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Super Bowl XLVII set live stream viewing records

Super Bowl XLVII set live stream viewing records

We mentioned earlier this week that Internet usage during the Super Bowl last weekend dropped 15% as people turned off the computer and tuned into the game. However, for millions of viewers all around the world the only way they could watch the Super Bowl was to stream the game online. The game streamed via CBSSports.com, NFL.com, and NFL Mobile from Verizon live.

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Internet usage in US dropped 15% during Super Bowl

Internet usage in US dropped 15% during Super Bowl

It may not come as much of a surprise, but it turns out that not a lot of people get on their computers during the Super Bowl. Even though the big game was available for streaming online for the second year in a row, it seems that not many users took advantage of it. However, it turns out that the live stream accounted for 3% of internet traffic during that time.

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SlashGear’s Super Bowl XLVII ad spot roundup

SlashGear’s Super Bowl XLVII ad spot roundup

For some people, the Super Bowl isn't about the game, but about the commercials. We saw a lot of them during this year's game, and there was no shortage of advertisements relating to technology, cars, and movies. We decided to round up all of the Super Bowl commercials that we thought SlashGear readers would enjoy most, including ones from Samsung, Best Buy, GoDaddy, and even BlackBerry. We've embedded some of our personal favorites right in this post, with links to all the other ads that are relevant.

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“M&M’s” most-trended search term on Google during Super Bowl

“M&M’s” most-trended search term on Google during Super Bowl

This year's Super Bowl seemed like it was all about the commercials and the halftime show, and it turns out that the top two trending search results on Google during the big game had something to do with both, at least in the US. "M&M's" topped the list at number one, while "Beyonce" came in at number two. Unsurprisingly, "Baltimore Ravens," "San Francisco 49ers," and "Colin Kaepernick" rounded out the top five.

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AppStore.com vanity URLs teased during Star Trek teaser

AppStore.com vanity URLs teased during Star Trek teaser

We got to see a lot of funny and great commercials during the Super Bowl last night, including a short teaser for Star Trek: Into Darkness. However, at the end of the trailer, you'll notice that the link to the official app uses a new AppStore.com vanity URL, which is the first time we've seen such a thing in public.

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Super Bowl XLVII: Tonight the Ravens’ playbook is an iPad

Super Bowl XLVII: Tonight the Ravens’ playbook is an iPad

The Baltimore Ravens have launched themselves into the future with a massive chop-down of the traditional binder full of plays for this Super Bowl Sunday, relying instead on the Apple iPad and the Gameplan mobile playbook environment. While this isn't the first time an NFL team has adopted the iPad specifically as their new locker room go-to device for time-out planning, tonight the developers at Global Apptitude LCC will be put to the test: it's Gameplan to the rescue!

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KIA Super Bowl ‘respect the tech’ commercials star sexy robots and space babies

KIA Super Bowl ‘respect the tech’ commercials star sexy robots and space babies

It's that time of year again. The time where every company that can manage airtime is throwing together their best ideas for NFL Super Bowl commercials. No one can forget the sexy KIA Optima commercial last year starring Adriana Lima, but this year KIA is going with "hotbot" robots and talking space babies to show off their new lineup for 2014. Take a peek at both below.

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Super Bowl 2013 streaming video sources: a brief guide

Super Bowl 2013 streaming video sources: a brief guide

This Super Bowl Sunday you're going to be working with slim pickings as far as choices for real live streams of the big game, but they do indeed exist. You can certainly go ahead and watch the game on your television with a regular ol' cable connection, of course, and that will bring you the highest-definition delivery without a doubt. But if you're all about the web and maybe even don't have a massive television or cable to connect, the internet will be your friend all day long.

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