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Flytrex Golf brings drone-based food delivery to US golf course

Flytrex Golf brings drone-based food delivery to US golf course

Flytrex is bringing drone-based food delivery to a golf course in North Dakota, marking the first time golfers in the US will be able to receive meals from the sky. The service is being launched in conjunction with Ease Drones and the King's Walk Course, and revolves around a mobile app golfers will use to order food.

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Comcast expands Xfinity X1 with three more ESPN sports networks

Comcast expands Xfinity X1 with three more ESPN sports networks

Comcast has teamed up with ESPN to launch three additional sports networks on its Xfinity X1 platform: ACC Network Extra, ESPN3, and SEC Network+. The expansion enables subscribers to stream these channels over the Internet, getting their fix of college football and other live sports events throughout the year.

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CBS Sports will stream Super Bowl LIII on mobile, no sign-in required

CBS Sports will stream Super Bowl LIII on mobile, no sign-in required

Football fans will soon have unprecedented access to Super Bowl LIII, at least when it comes to streaming, according to CBS Sports. The network will offer the upcoming Super Bowl game on its website and through its mobile app, no authentication needed. The network will also be streaming its broadcast coverage of the game on CBS All Access.

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Garmin Vivosmart 4 detailed with pulse-ox and longer battery life

Garmin Vivosmart 4 detailed with pulse-ox and longer battery life

The Garmin Vivosmart 4 was revealed earlier today at IFA 2018 in multiple colors. This wearable sports and fitness band tracks user activities in ways well advanced beyond its predecessor, and it's ready to roll in high-style sort of way. This version of the Vivosmart has water resistant (for swimming and showering, etc), and has a battery life of "up to 7 days" - supposing you're not using all 7 days of all-pulse-ox all the time.

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Fitbit Charge 3 release date and big changes

Fitbit Charge 3 release date and big changes

The Fitbit Chart 3 fitness tracker was revealed this week as the "smartest tracker yet" from biggest brand known exclusively for wearable devices. The Fitbit Charge 3 adds a relative SpO2 sensor in order to track sleep disturbances and it has a newly enlarged battery. Will this touchscreen smart wearable be able to continue Fitbit's legacy of competing with the biggest names in jack of all trades smart devices makers?

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Bud Light beer fridge only opens when the Cleveland Browns win

Bud Light beer fridge only opens when the Cleveland Browns win

Budweiser has a new promotional smart beer cooler that feels an awful lot like rubbing salt in a wound: it only unlocks when the Cleveland Browns win a game. The company is providing these coolers -- each a large fridge with a glass front showcasing shelves full of Bud Light -- to the FirstEnergy stadium where the Browns play, as well as at bars throughout Cleveland. Presumably it'll be months or years before they unlock.

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YouTube TV apologizes for World Cup outage with free week of service

YouTube TV apologizes for World Cup outage with free week of service

A couple of days back, YouTube TV found itself in a bad position at what was probably the worst possible time. During the World Cup match between England and Croatia, YouTube TV's streaming service went down, and it took Google about an hour to fix the problems. This, as you can imagine, left a lot of YouTube TV subscribers livid.

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YouTube TV went down during another major live sporting event

YouTube TV went down during another major live sporting event

Hulu isn't the only company that experienced a livestreaming issue during a major live sporting event. YouTube TV went offline during a recent World Cup game, forcing many viewers to tune in with a separate app to continue watching. This is the second time YouTube TV has experienced a streaming problem during a big live sports game, and though YouTube has apologized, many customers are unhappy.

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Bixby live sports scores and news feature arrives [Update]

Bixby live sports scores and news feature arrives [Update]

Samsung's Bixby assistant will soon provide sports scores to users in the United States. The announcement was made by theScore, which reported today that it will be providing game updates through Bixby. The assistant is baked into Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, though many users complain that it still lacks the features necessary to compete with existing alternatives.

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CBS All Access mobile NFL game streaming starts this season

CBS All Access mobile NFL game streaming starts this season

CBS All Access subscribers will be able to stream NFL games on their mobile devices starting this upcoming fall, the company has announced. The new streaming option is made possible via the company's extended agreement with the NFL, which adds mobile streaming rights onto the package. The new streaming pact is good through 2022.

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PGA Tour free livestream golf coverage arrives on Facebook this week

PGA Tour free livestream golf coverage arrives on Facebook this week

PGA Tour has announced a partnership with Facebook that will result in more than 60 hours of live coverage being streamed on Facebook Watch, the social network's video platform. Exclusive live Saturday and Sunday coverage will be made available on Facebook Watch, where the public can watch it for free. The streams will pull content from a total of eight tournaments ahead of the FedExCup Playoffs.

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Oculus Venues reveals World Cup VR plans

Oculus Venues reveals World Cup VR plans

Oculus Venues is only a few weeks old (officially at least) but it's definitely sprinting out of the gate. Oculus Venues is a way to watch and "attend" live events using your VR headset, and Oculus is getting the ball rolling with perhaps the event to end all events: the World Cup. If you're trying to discover if there's an audience for sports streaming via VR, hosting the biggest sports event in the world is a good way to find out.

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