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No, those bright blue, ruggedized devices being used on NFL sidelines aren't iPads. They're Surface Pro 2s. And while they may look like Apple's renowned tablet from afar, at least to some NFL commentators, Microsoft's been trying to help players and coaches get more familiar with the Sideline Vie

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Now that we've talked about the design process behind the NFL's Surface Pro 2s, it's time to show you how these things are actually being used throughout the league. It's worth noting that at least for now, the functionality of the Sideline Viewing System is limited to players and coaches annotati

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While BT is focused on extending its own sports coverage, the company is well aware that Sky Sports plays a major role in coaxing consumers to choose its competitor's TV packages. After striking a blow against its rival in the courts last month, BT is hoping to level the playing field by introduci

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The MLS Cup 2014 is taking place this Sunday, December 7th at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles, where the LA Galaxy will play host to the New England Revolution. Obviously, one of the main stories around the final match of the season is the retirement of Landon Donovan, who is expected to hang up

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Now that we've talked about how you could take your golf skills to another level, it's time to discuss a real sport (just kidding): football. The Beautiful Game has changed tremendously over the past few years, and that's largely due to the technology being used to make soccer equipment lighter, f

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Less than half of all Premier League matches are broadcast live in the UK, and Virgin Media believes that simply isn't good enough. After filing a complaint in September, Ofcom has agreed to investigate whether the low number of televised fixtures is breaching competition law and leading to higher

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A few years ago, if you were a pub landlord and wanted to provide your customers with live sports coverage, you'd just stump up the cash for Sky Sports and be done with it. However, now that BT Sport has emerged as a genuine alternative, publicans have more choice over what they can show. The tele

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So far, the gaming and entertainment industries have welcomed the modern VR craze with open arms. In sports, however, that adoption hasn't been particularly prominent. Here's where EON Sports VR hopes to come in, starting with football, one of the most popular sports in the US. With a newly launch

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A Euro 2016 qualifying game between Serbia and Albania was suspended yesterday, after a drone flew over the pitch carrying a flag with a pro-Albanian message. The match was being played at the Partizan Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, ahead of UEFA's (the governing body of European football) most impo

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Back in March, the NFL reached a deal to make Bose its official audio provider -- nothing special at the time, especially given the league's fondness for technology agreements. However, it now looks like this pact is about to influence the headphones you see on camera. The NFL has confirmed to Rec

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Wondering if the NFL would take its supersized Sunday Ticket viewing package to another provider, or even to an internet company like Google? You can stop now -- the league and DirecTV have \"extended and expanded\" their exclusive agreement for an unspecified number of years. According to Darren Ro

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For decades, the NFL blackout rules have been in place to encourage fans to attend games rather than watch from the comforts of home. According to Recode though, that could change this week. The FCC will reportedly axe the long-standing policy that keeps pay-TV outfits like cable and satellite com

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The debate over the appropriateness of the Washington Redskins' name has been raging for what seems like ages now, and even homegrown e-commerce operations are feeling the effects. Consider Etsy, for instance. The fast-growing purveyor of neat and offbeat products recently updated its policies to

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While goal-line technology debuted for both World Cup and English Premier League action this year, Major League Soccer is looking to take video assistance one step further. MLS commissioner Don Garber told Sports Illustrated that the league wants to be the first to test a replay system that would

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While you're sitting on the sofa watching your NFL team of choice take the field, you're likely peeking at a mobile device for updates, too. If that's the case, Twitter is looking to lend a hand this season with curated timelines for action around the league and game-specific options. In the #NFL

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Windows Phone's Cortana assistant raised some eyebrows during the World Cup, when it accurately predicted all but one of the knockout matches (that Germany-Brazil upset caught nearly everyone off-guard). Microsoft was clearly happy with that result, as it's now applying those oracle-like abilities

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