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NFL live games will be available on any mobile carrier in 2018

NFL live games will be available on any mobile carrier in 2018

Verizon subscribers have long had the perk of live NFL mobile game streaming, but that will change next year. Verizon and the National Football League have announced a new deal that will bring live game streaming to any carrier in the US starting in 2018, including the Super Bowl. Streaming access will be available via Yahoo and Yahoo Sports in addition to the NFL app and Verizon's go90.

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Esports pro Vasilii suspended after threatening violence

Esports pro Vasilii suspended after threatening violence

As esports move into the mainstream, so does its controversies. LoL Pro League recently announced the suspension of player Li Wei Jun, known under the handle "Vasilii," for "audible threats of physical violence" he allegedly made toward his girlfriend in October. The League says that it conducted interviews during which it was told that no actual physical assault happened. However, the League says that "he made credible threats of physical violence and death threats toward a defenseless person in a private home that were intimidating enough for her to call the police."

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Misfit Command smartwatch requires no charging

Misfit Command smartwatch requires no charging

This week the folks at Misfit revealed their Misfit Command Hybrid Smartwatch, a device that looks and feels like a classic watch, but acts smart. It's a smartwatch, but not in the same sense that an Apple Watch or Android Wear watch is a smartwatch. This device was revealed just after Misfit revealed their first touchscreen smartwatch, the Misfit Vapor. This Misfit Command Hybrid Smartwatch provides a "more traditional-looking watch that still has smart features yet doesn't require charging."

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NBC 2018 Winter Olympics livestream will include 1800 hours of coverage

NBC 2018 Winter Olympics livestream will include 1800 hours of coverage

NBC will livestream more than 1800 hours of Winter Olympics coverage, the network has announced, giving fans access to content over the Internet on whatever device is most convenient. This represents a big increase over past livestreamed Olympics coverage, highlighting the big changes in how the public consumes video content. The coverage won't be available to cord-cutters, though.

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Sports Illustrated TV streaming service may be unveiled tomorrow

Sports Illustrated TV streaming service may be unveiled tomorrow

Sports Illustrated is set to get in on the paid streaming video market with the launch of an online streaming service that'll run fans about $5/month. Assuming sources talking about it are correct, the Sports Illustrated option will be officially announced tomorrow, giving sports fans a new cord-cutting option for getting sports-related content.

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NFL-themed Xbox One controllers have arrived

NFL-themed Xbox One controllers have arrived

As we find ourselves pretty much smack in the middle of the NFL season, Microsoft has announced a new way for fans to show some team spirit. Beginning today, you can order a special Xbox One controller with your favorite team's logo emblazoned on it. The controller is available through Xbox Design Lab, but if you want one, you should be prepared to shell out.

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These AR glasses are what Google Glass wanted to be

These AR glasses are what Google Glass wanted to be

A pair of AR glasses from Everysight were announced today with Qualcomm technology inside. The Everysight Raptor AR Smartglasses work with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E SoC (embedded platform) enabling the device to roll with wireless connectivity technology like Wi-Fi and ANT+ Bluetooth. These glasses make information appear to be up in front of the user without blocking the user's vision while in motion - important when you're biking, of course.

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Lotus Elise Cup 260 is limited to 30 examples globally

Lotus Elise Cup 260 is limited to 30 examples globally

Lotus has unveiled a new version of the slick little Elsie sports car dubbed the Lotus Elise Cup 260. Lotus says that the Elise Cup 260 is the "standard for outright track pace and low lap times." The car features a laurel wreath decal on the left buttress and has the Union Jack on both rear wing end-plates. The gold hue you see the car swathed in here is an option and is called Championship Gold.

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Hulu and ESL strike deal for four on-demand esports series

Hulu and ESL strike deal for four on-demand esports series

Hulu and ESL have penned a new deal that will have Hulu getting into the esports entertainment market for the first time. Under the deal, ESL explains, Hulu will be home to four new esports series; this is a first for ESL itself, being the first time it'll have an original series on a streaming service like Hulu. ESL will be the developer and producer for all four shows.

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FOX Sports will offer the Michigan State vs Notre Dame game in social VR

FOX Sports will offer the Michigan State vs Notre Dame game in social VR

FOX Sports has announced plans to broadcast the Michigan State vs Notre Dame football game in virtual reality, giving fans a very immersive way to enjoy the upcoming game airing on September 23. FOX is calling this a 'social virtual reality' experience, saying it will be available through the FOX Sports VR app available for Android, iOS, and Gear VR/Oculus.

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Red Sox cheated with Fitbit, not Apple Watch, source claims

Red Sox cheated with Fitbit, not Apple Watch, source claims

Remember the Major League Baseball drama going on between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees? The two teams have accused the other of cheating, with the Red Sox in particular being accused of using a wearable to alert players to the Yankees' hand signals. An investigation into the matter was confirmed at the time, but official details were kept to a minimum. Filling the void were sources who surfaced claiming the Red Sox were using the Apple Watch to cheat, but now that has changed.

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Nike NBA Connected Jersey isn’t as terrible as it sounds

Nike NBA Connected Jersey isn’t as terrible as it sounds

With anything and everything becoming “smart” or, at the very least, getting connected to the Internet, there is no shortage of jokes about which thing will get smart next. Yes, that includes underwear. Don’t worry, this new “connected jersey” collab between the NBA and Nike isn’t yet at that level of absurdity. Because at the end of the day, the Nike NBA Jersey with NikeConnect is nothing but a fancy, and perhaps unnecessary, gimmick to quickly take you to your favorite team’s stats.

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