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NFL Now may be coming to Apple TV soon

NFL Now may be coming to Apple TV soon

If you’re already excited for football season, we’ve got some good news for you. Apple TV will reportedly be getting NFL Now, the league-controlled digital experience announced earlier this year. More mobile-centric than other Apple TV offerings, it’s still the first time Apple TV is getting a dedicated football menu item.

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Microsoft at NFL 2014: blue Surface Pros, new Windows 8 app

Microsoft at NFL 2014: blue Surface Pros, new Windows 8 app

NFL season is here, with the preseason kickoff having just finished last night. And like last year's NFL, Microsoft is once again making sure its presence, and its products, are felt both inside the stadium and in your homes, with another batch of Surface Pro hybrids on the sidelines and a fresh NFL app not just for the Xbox One but, for the first time, for Windows 8 as well.

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Runtastic Orbit runs rings around the wearable competition [UPDATE]

Runtastic Orbit runs rings around the wearable competition [UPDATE]

Runtastic, makers of some fine fitness accessories and mobile apps, is taking another stab at the growing wearable market. With Runtastic Orbit, the company is offering a 24-hour tracking device and fitness monitor that is designed to cater to anyone and everyone, whether you are a dedicated fitness buff or simply a health-conscious individual.

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“Fanbots” are baseball team’s answer to poor attendance

“Fanbots” are baseball team’s answer to poor attendance

A Korean baseball team, The Hanwha Eagles, are evidently pretty bad. For the fans, it might be a “lovable loser” scenario, like the Cubs here in the USA. Attendance seems to be poor, too, which can negatively affect morale. The team has come up with a way to artificially make it seem better than it is, and it’s a terrible idea.

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Gaming is a Sport: watch DOTA 2 on ESPN with Valve

Gaming is a Sport: watch DOTA 2 on ESPN with Valve

Broadcasting live from ESPN3, Valve’s DOTA 2 championship will be the first video game to take part in the sports network’s event coverage. This will begin this Sunday, the 20th of July, on ESPN2, where an exclusive preview of the tournament’s final match will roll out with interviews with the players as well as Valve’s own Game Newell.

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DirecTV Sunday Ticket without satellite? It’s coming

DirecTV Sunday Ticket without satellite? It’s coming

DirecTV has one feature that sets them apart in Sunday Ticket. The add-on service, which gives you access to more football than you could possibly watch in a day, likely keeps many subscribers hanging on. It seems the service may go into standalone mode for the desktop or mobile device.

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Google Search: LeBron to the Cavs is what fans wanted

Google Search: LeBron to the Cavs is what fans wanted

After “The Decision”, in which LeBron James publicly broke up with the city of Cleveland and spurned Ohio altogether, he’s making it right with his home state. James has decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and will sign a max deal that will likely see him retire at “home”. Clever analysis shows where James was desired most, and guess what? It wasn’t Florida.

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Adidas miCoach FIT SMART knocks the baseline at $200

Adidas miCoach FIT SMART knocks the baseline at $200

Smart wearables seem to be forever just around the bend - they’re still not quite taking hold the way smartphones have, and each new generation seems to be drastically different from the last. With the miCoach FIT SMART, Adidas feels like they’ve got things under control, however, as they release a second-generation arm-based device that takes their original for a ride - on the relative cheap, too.

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Video Games as sports: watch a live tournament now

Video Games as sports: watch a live tournament now

Delivered in a collection of streams, some made for top-tier viewing, some for side-games, and one for those new to the game, Valve is bringing video game sporting (esports) to the public with DOTA2. What you’ll want to do is check out the several streams below to catch whatever angle you’re all about.

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2014 RoboCup will pit robots against robots on the soccer field

2014 RoboCup will pit robots against robots on the soccer field

If the FIFA World Cup isn't enough to satiate your soccer needs, the upcoming 2014 RoboCup just might be. The latest in what has become a long-running event will take place on July 19, pitting robot teams against each other on a soccer field entirely remote-free.

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Endomondo Sports Tracker on iPhone gets Pebble app

Endomondo Sports Tracker on iPhone gets Pebble app

After endless requests, Endomondo has announced the release of a Pebble app for the Endomondo Sports Tracker on iPhone. The company promises that support for Android will be arriving this year, though when hasn't been stated.

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Watch the World Cup streaming here now free

Watch the World Cup streaming here now free

This week we’re keeping up with the World Cup as Belgium takes on the United States. This match can be streamed on the internet in several ways, only one of which is entirely free - and legal. If you speak Spanish, all the better - if you speak English and refuse to watch the match in anything but English, you’ll need to get your wallet out.

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