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Hawk-Eye is best known for being a virtual line judge in tennis, though it's used in many other sports including soccer, where it powers the goal-line technology the UK Premier League adopted a few years ago. And soon, it'll make its debut on the rugby pitch when this year's World Cup kicks off on...

August 18th 2015 at 11:50am 0 Comments
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Bidding for TV rights to major UK sporting events has always been hotly contested, but things have really hotted up over the past year. BT Sport has done what it can to wrestle some control away from Sky's firm pay-TV grip, but now terrestrial broadcasters are enjoying some success. Having secured...

July 9th 2015 at 10:10am 0 Comments
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You can't blame us for having a bit of a soft spot for rugged devices. There's something comforting about knowing you can drop or drown your phone and it wont be any worse for wear. That's the reason we keep coming back to the Rugby series. Its specs dont impress and its certainly not a looker, bu...

October 4th 2012 at 7:44pm 0 Comments
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Not every smartphone stakes its claim on speedy processors, huge gorgeous screens or slim and sexy physiques. Some take a relatively modest set of specs and add a little wrinkle to make them stand out from the crowd. The Samsung Rugby Smart is one such device. Though it adds Android to what we'll n...

March 16th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Mad Catz has recently become a publisher for new flight games and established music games. Its next baffling step into the world of game publishing sees the peripheral maker taking on sports games. Mad Catz announced plans to publish Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge on Xbox 360 sometime in September....

August 23rd 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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EA Sports covers nearly all the big sports: football, soccer, golf, basketball, hockey, etc. But will it ever tackle a more niche interest? Its president, Peter Moore, certainly sees that as a possibility -- just not on the current HD consoles. Obviously, the main obstacle in the path of these sma...

September 2nd 2010 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Australia's getting its first 3D at home OTA, as Channel Nine will have a free-to-air broadcast of three New South Wales Rugby League (rugby is all about the 3D) matches May 26. This is the first we've heard of anyone sending HD 3D over radio waves, and to accommodate things the government has appar...

April 28th 2010 at 11:52pm 0 Comments
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Rugby fans in the UK who're looking forward to the 6 Nations match against Wales in a few weeks have a new way to enjoy the action -- we have no clue what we just said there. For those who can't make it to the actual event, they can instead hit up 40 Odeon and Cineworld cinemas across the UK and w...

January 23rd 2010 at 11:47am 0 Comments
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During the existence of the iPhone, shopping has always been the domain of Safari. Browsing web-based stores could be extremely awkward, thanks to bitty drop-down menus and inadvertent "quick views" of garments that you can't seem to click out of. No longer, my fellow clotheshorses. Today, Ralph Lau...

September 10th 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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It's not every day that AT&T launches a phone that meets military specifications for dust, water, and shock resistance -- in fact, AT&T claims it's the first time ever, despite the Motorola V365's street reputation as a tough piece -- so take note, especially if you've got butterfingers or...

September 15th 2008 at 1:14pm 0 Comments