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Homer Simpson joins the official Baseball Hall of Fame

Homer Simpson joins the official Baseball Hall of Fame

Yes, you read that headline right: a fictional cartoon character has been inducted into a real-world Hall of Fame to honor historic Major League Baseball players. While it may sound silly, the honorary induction is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons episode where Homer played for the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team, leading the team to victory in the city championship. Titled "Homer at the Bat," the third-season episode originally aired back on February 20th, 1992.

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Twitter and NFL pen new video deal, but don’t expect games

Twitter and NFL pen new video deal, but don’t expect games

Twitter and the NFL have a history together, one that used to provide Twitter users with live streaming NFL games for free. The two entities have announced yet another partnership, one that will revolve around a live show that Twitter will then offer to its own users weekly. There's one big difference between this new partnership and the ones from days gone by, however: there won't be any free live streaming football games, with the NFL instead providing video clips, pre-game coverage, and a 30-minute 'live digital show.'

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Apple will provide iPads to NHL coaches

Apple will provide iPads to NHL coaches

In the world of tech, one on-going pattern we see is tablet makers eager to get their devices into the hands of sports coaches, in turn making them visible from the sidelines. This strategy is now making its to the sport of hockey, where Apple has signed a deal with the NHL to supply both coaches and referees with iPads.

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Amazon Prime to offer 10 streaming Thursday night NFL games

Amazon Prime to offer 10 streaming Thursday night NFL games

Amazon has struck a new deal with the NFL that will result in it offering 10 Thursday night football games. The games will be available for Amazon Prime members to stream over the Internet, according to sources, which say the deal is only for one year and that it is valued at about $50 million. This marks the NFL's latest foray into the online streaming world, with the League having previously struck a similar streaming deal with Twitter and more.

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T-Mobile is giving its subscribers free MLB.TV Premium today

T-Mobile is giving its subscribers free MLB.TV Premium today

For its latest T-Mobile Tuesday promotion, the Uncarrier is offering its subscribers free access to MLB.TV Premium, the MLB's streaming service for fans to watch out-of-market games this season. The free subscription is for one season, and it includes At Bat Premium, the total value of which is about $113 USD. There's an obvious catch, though, and it's that you need to be a T-Mobile subscriber to get the Tuesday promotion.

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ESPN’s new Apple TV app offers livestreaming auto-play

ESPN’s new Apple TV app offers livestreaming auto-play

ESPN has announced the arrival of a redesigned Apple TV app, a version that includes a better and simpler user interface, among other things. The new WatchESPN app is now simply called the ESPN App, and it includes livestreaming auto-play for users who have already authenticated the service, as well as a new curated collection of ESPN VOD (video on-demand) content said to include hundreds of hours of footage.

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Adidas ALL DAY fitness app takes athletes through a full day

Adidas ALL DAY fitness app takes athletes through a full day

Adidas has introduced its new ALL DAY fitness app designed to motivate athletes and fitness enthusiasts throughout the entire day, staying relevant morning through night. The app focuses on four core categories that Adidas says drives performance and wellbeing among athletes: Movement, Nutrition, Mindset, and Rest. When the app launches, it'll include things like workouts from well-known trainers, diet tips from chefs, and more.

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MLB approves Whoop strap wearable for athletes

MLB approves Whoop strap wearable for athletes

Whoop has announced that Major League Baseball (MLB) has approved its Whoop Strap wearable for continuous use by athletes. This is said to be a first for the MLB, and gives athletes an option to wear during their games. Using the wearable will give both players and coaches insight into the players’ status, such as monitoring how strained the player is at certain points during the game.

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Audi gets its game on with D.C. United stadium sponsorship

Audi gets its game on with D.C. United stadium sponsorship

Audi is undoubtedly one of the most known brands in the automobile industry, but it isn't satisfied in just having its brand on the road, so to speak. It is now leaving an even greater imprint in the world of soccer in the US, football for the rest of the world. Audi has signed up to be the sponsor for the new home of D.C. United, one of the US' most popular soccer clubs. Rising soon will be Washington D.C.'s newest soccer stadium named, what else, Audi Field.

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These connected Rossignol skis have a built-in computer

These connected Rossignol skis have a built-in computer

As "wearable tech" goes, skis are probably pushing the edges of the definition, but that hasn't stopped PIQ from embedding a whole bunch of technology in a new connected ski. The collaboration between PIQ and slope favorite Rossignol sees the former's PIQ ROBOT nano-computer integrated into the latter's Hero Master skis, offering real-time analysis of how you're doing on the snow. Currently a prototype, it's being shown off for the first time in Munich this week.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made from discarded devices

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made from discarded devices

Japan is a country known and notorious for its electronics so it probably wouldn’t come as a shock if it has an overabundance of unused gadgets and trinkets. Most of those end up on the trash heap or, worse, collecting dust somewhere in some forgotten box or corner. The Japanese government and the organizers of the 2020 Olympics have a better idea. Why not give those unused electronic devices to them and they will turn one man’s junk into the ultimate treasure: an Olympic medal.

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New Balance RunIQ now available with Intel inside

New Balance RunIQ now available with Intel inside

New Balance released their RunIQ smartwatch this week with Android Wear inside run by an Intel Atom processor. This device is made to be an active wear watch, tracking the user's workout with heart rate, GPS, and Wi-fi connectivity. This device has the ability to sync and store music with Google Play Music, sync with STRAVA for the sharing and analyzation of workouts, and one's own smartphone with Bluetooth.

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