Posts Tagged "Tech"

Microsoft's $400 Million NFL Deal Includes Surfaces On Sidelines →

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Samit Sarkar:

Microsoft’s partnership with the NFL also makes the Surface the official tablet of the league, and Microsoft hopes that teams will start to use the devices on the sidelines during games. We saw a brief demo of a Surface app called X2 that’s designed to allow team staff to more easily track concussions.

Something tells me we’re going to be seeing a lot of devices that look a lot like iPads on the sidelines but so obfuscated that you can’t quite make them out. Sure, they’re Surfaces! 

“Fans will think they’re playing a video game or watching a Sci-Fi movie, but they’ll actually be viewing real NFL football as never presented before.”
Read: Replay Technologies Will Make Sports Replays Look Like Scenes From “The Matrix” - Fast Company

“Fans will think they’re playing a video game or watching a Sci-Fi movie, but they’ll actually be viewing real NFL football as never presented before.”

Read: Replay Technologies Will Make Sports Replays Look Like Scenes From “The Matrix” - Fast Company

Ukrainian tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky stopped play at the French Open on Monday to use his iPhone to snap a photo of a disputed line call.

And then tweeted it.

(via Mashable)

MLB.com At Bat 13 mobile app launched Thursday with multiple new features
The top sports mobile app in each of the past four years was launched on Thursday by Major League Baseball Advanced Media with a suite of new features across iPhone, iPad, supported Android smartphones and tablets and Kindle Fire — right in time for those first Major League Baseball exhibition games this weekend.
Read: Mets.com

MLB.com At Bat 13 mobile app launched Thursday with multiple new features

The top sports mobile app in each of the past four years was launched on Thursday by Major League Baseball Advanced Media with a suite of new features across iPhone, iPad, supported Android smartphones and tablets and Kindle Fire — right in time for those first Major League Baseball exhibition games this weekend.

Read: Mets.com

TRADITION OR NOT, all sports will evolve,” the science-fiction novelist Arthur C. Clarke predicted: even “the grand old game” of Ruth and Mays would be transformed by bionic-armed pitchers wielding lightweight, non-leather gloves. The cyborgs haven’t arrived, but their catching device has. It has spent the off-season in a display case at the Baseball Hall of Fame, whose curators think they might be witnessing a “historic moment”: the birth of the glove of the future.

Read: The Glove That Would Change the Game - The Atlantic

@craigtimes: Computer writes sports brief. Reporter writes about computer replacing reporters. 
Computer-Generated Articles Are Gaining Traction
“WISCONSIN appears to be in the driver’s seat en route to a win, as it leads 51-10 after the third quarter. Wisconsin added to its lead when Russell Wilson found Jacob Pedersen for an eight-yard touchdown to make the score 44-3 … . ”

Those words began a news briefwritten within 60 seconds of the end of the third quarter of the Wisconsin-U.N.L.V. football game earlier this month. They may not seem like much — but they were written by a computer.
The clever code is the handiwork of Narrative Science, a start-up in Evanston, Ill., that offers proof of the progress of artificial intelligence — the ability of computers to mimic human reasoning.
More —> NYTimes

@craigtimesComputer writes sports brief. Reporter writes about computer replacing reporters. 

Computer-Generated Articles Are Gaining Traction

“WISCONSIN appears to be in the driver’s seat en route to a win, as it leads 51-10 after the third quarter. Wisconsin added to its lead when Russell Wilson found Jacob Pedersen for an eight-yard touchdown to make the score 44-3 … . ”

Those words began a news briefwritten within 60 seconds of the end of the third quarter of the Wisconsin-U.N.L.V. football game earlier this month. They may not seem like much — but they were written by a computer.

The clever code is the handiwork of Narrative Science, a start-up in Evanston, Ill., that offers proof of the progress of artificial intelligence — the ability of computers to mimic human reasoning.

More —> NYTimes

March Madness On Demand Is Back With The Craziest, Most Elaborate “Boss Button” Ever

It is clicked millions of times per year, so it’s not just an afterthought.

In years past, it ranged from a boring, flat images of spreadsheets, to an ad for Comcast. This year, however, it’s the most elaborate “boss button” we’ve ever seen — an interactive email app that looks like Microsoft Outlook.

BusinessInsider

March Madness at Your Fingertips

Now, for one of the biggest sporting events of the year, the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament, they will get it free, as long as they own an Apple device and March Madness on Demand 2011.

This is one of three free apps that every fan should consider for March Madness, alongside ESPN Bracket Bound 2011 and NCAA Fan Zone — March Madness (for Android and Apple).

Continue reading… NYTimes

10 Apps for that Big Football Game

appstorehq:

Well, some of you may be watching just for the commercials, but there are going to be millions of people watching every play, trying to get every last bit of information about the game, the players, and the excitement of the final NFL game of the season.  Just as the Steelers and Packers look to be very evenly matched, we present here a list of 5 matched pairs of iPhone and Android football apps that will help you feel part of the game.

We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it” - John F. Kennedy

Onward to Arlington, and may the best team win!

 ESPN Radio (iOS) 

 ESPN Radio (Android) 

 Super Bowl XLV (iOS)

 Super Bowl XLV (Android)

 CBS Sports Mobile (iOS)

 CBS Sports Mobile (Android)

 Sportacular (iOS)

 Live Scores (Android)

 ESPN ScoreCenter (iOS)

 ESPN ScoreCenter (Android)

Remember to keep one eye on the TV when you’re busy checking the stats and replays on your phone :)