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Recommended Reading: How baseball's tech team changed television

Billy Steele
08.08.15
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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.

The Changeup
by Ben Popper
The Verge

The streaming tech that powers HBO Now? It was built by Major League Baseball Advanced Media (BAM). Yes, the same outfit that handles MLB.tv and announced a partnership with the National Hockey League to handle its streaming services this week. The Verge takes a behind-the-scenes look at the department and what it's doing to build the future of television.

Roland AIRA Modular: Eurorack's Gateway Drug
Scott Wilson, Fact Magazine

Roland announced a collection of modular synth gear a while back and Fact Magazine took it for a test drive.

Is the Way We Watch College Football About to Change? Punt, Pass & Pork
Andy Staples, Sports Illustrated

With ESPN cutting costs and consumers increasingly favoring the cord-cutting streaming options, how will we watch live sports, especially those with big-money TV contracts, in the future?

Valve Shares Advice on Designing Great VR Game Interactions
Alex Wawro, Gamasutra

With the immersive nature of VR, in-game interaction takes on a whole new dimension with its own challenges and opportunities.

The Next Story in the 'Halo' Universe Will Unfold on Your Tabletop
Charlie Hall, Polygon

A Halo board game? You betcha. Polygon offers some details on the two-player Halo: Fleet Battles, The Fall of Reach miniatures game.

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