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This app made ‘Dark Knight’ phone mic spy tech a reality

This app made ‘Dark Knight’ phone mic spy tech a reality

Remember that time in Batman: The Dark Knight when they hacked into every phone in the city and used audio matching and GPS to locate The Joker? It would seem that the app developers behind the app LaLiga had the same idea as Bruce Wayne - because they've essentially made that nightmare a reality. With their app, they've been detecting pubs and bars broadcasting pirated football (soccer) matches illegally, using geofencing and live audio from everyday users with their LaLiga app.

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2019 National Spelling Bee: How to watch live video feed, list 12 most challenging words

2019 National Spelling Bee: How to watch live video feed, list 12 most challenging words

We're near the end of the 2019 official Scripps National Spelling Bee, and it's time to tune in. This world-renowned bee started with 550 spellers from across the United States, and we're down to 12. Today we're going to list all the most important information you'll need to know to immerse yourself in the bee, from video streaming sources to the most challenging words yet spelled.

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YouTube’s newest deal brings free MLB games for everyone

YouTube’s newest deal brings free MLB games for everyone

YouTube has penned a deal with Major League Baseball (MLB) to offer free livestreams of 13 games during the second half of the 2019 baseball season. The exclusive deal will cover streaming in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, marking YouTube's first live game distribution partnership with the league. The livestreams will feature regular season games.

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Facebook Watch will stream six live MLB games in 2019 season

Facebook Watch will stream six live MLB games in 2019 season

Facebook will once again stream Major League Baseball games for its users, but it won't be offering as many as it did last year. The company's new contract allows it to offer half a dozen live MLB games during the regular season, which, while still a nice offering considering it's free, is substantially lower than last year's 25 games.

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Magic Leap NBA app puts up multiple virtual screens in your room

Magic Leap NBA app puts up multiple virtual screens in your room

Virtual and augmented reality are most often associated with games but that dismisses too easily the non-gaming applications of the technology. One of the most common is the ability to put up more screens than you can have room or budget for actual physical monitors. AR company Magic Leap has taken that idea and made it accessible to developers and publishers through its Screens framework. That, in turn, has given birth to this new NBA app that might make hardcore basketball fans want to buy an expensive AR kit.

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T-Mobile will give customers a free year of MLB.TV on March 26

T-Mobile will give customers a free year of MLB.TV on March 26

T-Mobile plans to offer its subscribers a free year of MLB.TV on March 26, mirroring the same promotion it has offered in past years. The perk will give eligible T-Mobile customers the chance to get access to MLB.TV for the entire 2019 baseball season for free. The offer will be available for a single day, and customers must actively redeem it in order to get the perk.

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Lightsaber dueling sport gets support from French Fencing Federation

Lightsaber dueling sport gets support from French Fencing Federation

France is now officially home to what may be the most entertaining sport: lightsaber dueling. The sport has received support from the French Fencing Federation, which is reportedly providing fencing clubs with lightsabers for training and battles. What makes lightsaber dueling an appealing sport? It gets kids off their phones and engaging in a physical activity.

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These NASA technologies help make the Super Bowl possible

These NASA technologies help make the Super Bowl possible

The Super Bowl takes place this Sunday, February 3, when two teams will compete in the nation's biggest sporting event. A huge amount of work goes into making the Super Bowl possible, including extensive preparations by the broadcaster covering the game, as well as the many vendors and manufacturers behind the stadium and equipment. What many people don't realize, though, is that even NASA has contributed to the process.

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How to stream Super Bowl LIII on mobile, TV, and desktop

How to stream Super Bowl LIII on mobile, TV, and desktop

Super Bowl LIII kicks off on February 3 with CBS taking on the broadcaster role. The game is easy to watch on cable and satellite, but streaming has notoriously been tricky. That changed with last year's Super Bowl thanks to a new deal between the NFL and Verizon first revealed back in December 2017. Football fans will have more Super Bowl streaming options this year than ever before.

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Alexa begrudgingly says the Patriots will win Super Bowl LIII

Alexa begrudgingly says the Patriots will win Super Bowl LIII

Bets over who will win the Super Bowl are always heated, with each side arguing in favor of their preferred team and rolling out mounds of data to support it. Amazon's Alexa assistant is now sharing its own opinion on the matter, stating -- with a bit of disappointment-- that the Patriots will probably win Super Bowl LIII next month.

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Super Bowl 2019 live streaming on YouTube TV for free, sort of

Super Bowl 2019 live streaming on YouTube TV for free, sort of

If you do this the right way, you might well be watching the Super Bowl LIII for free on the web this year. If you're super excited about watching ads on a streaming platform, and you don't mind your football being interrupted by a several-song-long concert halfway through the action, then this Big Game is for you! This year's events will be broadcast by YouTube TV.

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Garmin Golf Approach G80 GPS is built to teach and entertain

Garmin Golf Approach G80 GPS is built to teach and entertain

Garmin is a name mostly associated with car navigation systems but some might also know that the company makes all sorts of devices that are empowered by GPS technology. Even before it was making smartwatches and trackers, however, Garmin was already making Golf watches and handhelds to help players improve their game. With the new Garmin Golf Approach G80 does not only that, thanks to some new monitoring hardware, it also tries to make practicing and playing golf even more fun for both beginners and veterans alike.

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