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Peloton acquired design firm that worked on Facebook Portal, Google Pixel 4 sensors

Peloton acquired design firm that worked on Facebook Portal, Google Pixel 4 sensors

Today a report detailed an acquisition of the design firm Gossamer Engineering as initiated by the exercise-centric tech company Peloton Interactive Inc. earlier this year. The acquisition was apparently made to assist the company's efforts to create new hardware, like treadmills and bicycles - so said people familiar with the matter speaking with Bloomberg. Gossamer Engineering was an independent firm before this acquisition, having found success in contracts with both Facebook and Google.

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Can swearing make you healthier? Here’s the reality

Can swearing make you healthier? Here’s the reality

New research says that dropping f-bombs and other curse words can help you get a better workout. That's according to a set of researchers from Keele University in England. They've conducted several years of research on this and related (swear-intensive) topics, leading them to several conclusions. One of these conclusions was that humans "produced more power" when swearing whilst exercising than without said swearwords. Related tests showed that participants were better able to handle pain if they vocalized curse words.

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NBA Live 20 isn’t happening anymore, huge changes promised

NBA Live 20 isn’t happening anymore, huge changes promised

There are a few things in life that are as consistent as the waxing and waning of the moon and one of them is a yearly dose of an NBA game for EA Sports. Sure, there have been years when the publisher bowed out of a release but that's all in the past, right? Not quite because, apparently, NBA Live 20 isn't coming this season, which is to say it won't be coming at all. Instead, EA is practically promising the heavens and beyond for the still unannounced next-gen consoles.

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Facebook Watch is getting exclusive shows from FOX Sports

Facebook Watch is getting exclusive shows from FOX Sports

Joining the NFL and ESPN is FOX Sports with plans to release exclusive shows on Facebook Watch, the social media company's video streaming platform. Under the collaboration between the two companies, FOX Sports will release what it calls interactive shows exclusively on Facebook Watch, including ones that involve sports wagering and football.

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Blizzard, NBA find China’s most powerful weapon is consumer potential

Blizzard, NBA find China’s most powerful weapon is consumer potential

Blizzard is one of several companies to fall into the trap that is state-run media in the nation of China in the year 2019. Blizzard hosts gaming tournaments in China - it's big business, and has the potential for big growth. China and Hong Kong are in the midst of political upheaval via a protest in Hong Kong that's been in play since June of 2019. Because China wants to stop the protest, they're pressuring all media (including Blizzard) to do away with any form of public protest on their network, lest they remove said media from China altogether.

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ESPN will launch exclusive shows on Facebook Watch under new deal

ESPN will launch exclusive shows on Facebook Watch under new deal

ESPN has announced a new deal with Facebook that will result in it bringing new content to the social network's Facebook Watch platform. Under this agreement, ESPN says it will offer some exclusive content and digital shows on the video platform, including exclusive versions of its Fantasy Focus Live and Countdown to GameDay.

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FOX is bringing Thursday Night Football streams in 4K this year

FOX is bringing Thursday Night Football streams in 4K this year

FOX Sports is about to give its Thursday Night Football broadcasts a huge quality boost, offering them in 4K Ultra HD resolution for the first time starting with the upcoming football season. The broadcasts will offer improved quality over the Full HD broadcasts, bringing the option to fans who have compatible displays and either the FOX streaming apps or a pay-TV plan.

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NFL will bring video podcasts and game clips to Facebook Watch

NFL will bring video podcasts and game clips to Facebook Watch

The NFL is continuing its partnership with Facebook, bringing select content to the Facebook Watch platform. This isn't the first time the NFL has made football content available on Facebook Watch; the two began working together in 2017 with a deal that, at the time, offered recaps from all regular-season games. Looking forward, the latest deal between the two will result in a variety of original video content, game clips, and more.

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FuboTV’s free streaming sports network gets live and original content

FuboTV’s free streaming sports network gets live and original content

Following its soft launch earlier this summer, fuboTV has officially launched its ad-supported Fubo Sports Network. The official launch brings both original content and live programming to the channel, including live horse racing, NCAA basketball and football, and more. The company has partnered with Stadium, FanDuel, and TVG, among others, and it also plans to stream live sports movies and documentaries every week.

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NBC Sports Gold streaming service arrives on Xfinity X1 and Flex

NBC Sports Gold streaming service arrives on Xfinity X1 and Flex

NBC Sports Gold, the company's live and on-demand sports streaming platform, has launched on Comcast Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex. Consumers who subscribe to either of these Comcast products will be able to directly access the NBC sports product, according to the company, including all fifteen of the subscription options available through NBC Sports Gold.

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NFL brings game highlights and other clips to TikTok

NFL brings game highlights and other clips to TikTok

The National Football League (NFL) has launched an official TikTok account, giving fans a look behind the scenes, notable game highlights, and other clips. The account arrives just ahead of the 2019 football season, marking the League's latest expansion on social media. The NFL has previously embraced social and streaming platforms with things like its Twitter video deal.

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Nike Adapt Huarache has Siri controls with Apple Watch

Nike Adapt Huarache has Siri controls with Apple Watch

Today Nike introduced the Nike Adapt Huarache, an update and re-thinking of the original 1991 Nike Huarache. This pair of shoes originally sported a neoprene bootie and an "exoskeletal" upper for an entirely unique sort of shoe experience. Now Nike's decided to use the fond memories sneakerheads have of that semi-retro piece of work to create a technologically-enhanced new set of shoes - the Nike Adapt Huarache.

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