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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Unbundling: Beginner's Guide to Football without Cable by Joe Ovies WRAL Sp...

August 15th 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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If you enjoy seeing NFL highlights in your Twitter feed on Sundays (and Mondays, Thursdays and some Saturdays, too), you can rest easy as those clips are staying put. The 140-character social network signed a new two-year deal with the NFL that'll bring even more action from the gridiron as part o...

August 10th 2015 at 10:34am 0 Comments
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With NFL teams set to kick off their pre-season next week, Microsoft today announced that the Surface Pro 2 won't be used during games anymore. Instead, the upcoming 2015-2016 season will see its Sideline Viewing System, which lets players and coaches review game photos instantly, be powered by Su...

August 7th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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General Electric and the National Football League have handed a firm $500,000 to continue research into a portable system that can detect traumatic brain injury. The league has been criticized for its cavalier attitude towards traumatic head injuries and it's thought that more than 25 percent of p...

July 24th 2015 at 9:41am 0 Comments
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XBox One's new bundle will have football fans cheering. The Xbox One Madden NFL 16 bundle includes 1TB of storage, a full download of Madden NFL 16 and a year's subscription to EA Access. That subscription not only grants access to The Vault, EA's collection of downloadable titles, users will also...

July 20th 2015 at 12:51pm 0 Comments
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If you're tired of bundles that force you to pay hundreds of dollars for games you'll never watch, two new developments might make you happy. First off, the NBA has announced that you can now buy individual games and team packages on its League Pass subscription, a fairly radical move that's likel...

June 23rd 2015 at 10:23am 0 Comments
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Jameis Winston, the NFL's top draft pick, will have a number of tools at his disposal as he prepares for his first professional season. According to a report from Fox Sports, virtual reality is on that list. His team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, plans to purchase a VR system to use for quarterback d...

June 19th 2015 at 5:28pm 0 Comments
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After years of fans protesting the rule, the NFL is apparently finally going to drop its TV blackout policy. Last year the FCC voted to reject the NFL's strict rules that required a certain number of ticket sales for a game to be broadcast on local TV, which the league claimed it needed to keep ga...

March 23rd 2015 at 2:31pm 0 Comments
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If you were an NFL player, what would you do in between games? Live the high life? Spend more time working out? The Baltimore Ravens' John Urschel does something decidedly geekier: co-author math papers. The offensive lineman recently helped publish details of a "cascadic multigrid algorithm f...

March 22nd 2015 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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This Sunday is Super Bowl XLIX featuring the Seahawks, the Patriots, and, hopefully, properly inflated balls. You can watch the big game on your TV if you can pick up a signal, but what about if you've cut the cord to cable or don't have a solid digital tuner? Don't worry, your Apple devices are h...

January 30th 2015 at 7:00pm 0 Comments