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NFL Mobile app update drops ahead of Super Bowl XLIX

NFL Mobile app update drops ahead of Super Bowl XLIX

Super Bowl XLIX will be upon us in the very near future, and ahead of the game the NFL has pushed out an update for both its iOS and its Android apps. Several changes come with the update, the most important of which is the (future) ability to stream the Super Bowl and the 2015 Pro Game for Verizon's subscribers specifically. Joining the streaming feature is some additional functionality, all of it centering around the big game on February 1.

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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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PixMob details turning 80,000 Super Bowl fans into massive video display

PixMob details turning 80,000 Super Bowl fans into massive video display

Those who watched the Super Bowl yesterday likely marveled at the bright lights flashing from the stands during the half time show, something that was both a wonderful backdrop for the blow-out event and a bit puzzling for those watching at home. As it turned out, those who attended were given special hats before the show, each equipped with technology to collectively pull off the theatrics.

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Super Bowl ads: U2 release (RED) Invisible track and Maserati pitches Ghibli

Super Bowl ads: U2 release (RED) Invisible track and Maserati pitches Ghibli

Superband U2 released a free track in aid of (RED) and Maserati pitched a 1-percenter car at the 2014 Super Bowl today, as the keenly-observed commercials made their play during the big Seahawks vs. Broncos game. The new track, Invisible, is available through iTunes as a free download until 11:59pm EST on Monday, February 3rd; during that period, every download will see Bank of America donate a dollar to (RED)'s AIDs research.

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Super Bowl XLVIII will stream on iPhone and iPad (with restrictions)

Super Bowl XLVIII will stream on iPhone and iPad (with restrictions)

In this increasingly mobile and cable-cutting world, watching Super Bowl XLVIII can be a bit tricky for some of us. If you'd rather skip the sports bar and watch the big game from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad, there are a couple options, though the ability is still by and large restricted.

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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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Dodge Ram “Farmer” ad wins best Super Bowl ad on YouTube

Dodge Ram “Farmer” ad wins best Super Bowl ad on YouTube

The Super Bowl is a good two weeks behind us now, but the commercials are continuing to live on. We ended up rounding all of them up and showing all the ones that we liked the best, and it looks like the public shared some of our same thoughts. The 2013 YouTube Ad Blitz contest saw Dodge's Ram Trucks "Farmer" ad take the top spot.

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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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AT&T experiences record mobile traffic usage during the Super Bowl

AT&T experiences record mobile traffic usage during the Super Bowl

The power outage during the Super Bowl was a good thing for both AT&T and the 49ers, it would seem, with the carrier experiencing the highest-ever mobile traffic usage figures in-stadium. A total of 78GB of data was used within the Superdome during the half-time show, an 80-percent increase over 2012. The number jumps to 388GB of total traffic during the game.

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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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