sports Stories May 13, 2016

NFL promises to add ‘some of the most exciting games in NFL history’ to YouTube

If you enjoy the NFL channel on YouTube, it’s about to get a whole lot better. The National Football League has announced that as part of a renewed deal with the Google-owned video site, it will for the first time be uploading full games.

sports Stories September 10, 2015

Google Play Newsstand get sports information in latest update

Google Play Newsstand is definitely my least used Google Play app. That’s not saying much, though, because Google Play Music is really the only one that I use. Play Books, Play Games, and Play Movies might as well not exist in my eyes. That said, if you do use Newsstand, you might be interested in today’s new update. Within, you’ll find new support for sports scores for your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB teams…

sports Stories March 24, 2015

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The Google Glass Explorer program ended somewhat abruptly in January, and this didn’t come as much surprise to the Glass-bashing media nor those who tried the device for their own consumer use. In these situations, where Glass was a privacy nightmare and an underpowered gadget, the head-mounted wearable display would appear to be a failed piece of consumer technology (and Google’s Astro Teller believes that allowing this mindset to spread was one of the project’s biggest failures).

And it’s true. The first-generation of Google Glass might not really bring much value to the daily lives of most people, and it’s definitely not close to being socially acceptable quite yet. But many companies and organizations that adopted the experimental $1,500 spectacles for specific use cases weren’t so quick to dismiss the device. In fact, there are many groups—even now, after the Explorer program has ended—who are still doing some exciting things with it.

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sports Stories January 20, 2015

How to watch NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX live stream on desktop & tablets, Verizon’s stream to smartphones

NBCUniversal announced today that it will offer a free live stream of Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 to all desktop and tablet users to promote its TV Everywhere service. For smartphones, Verizon has exclusive rights to stream the event to users through its own mobile app. 

sports Stories September 8, 2014

Google Glass XE21.0 update brings quicker Google Now updates, Waze integration

Google just announced the XE21.0 update for Google Glass and with it introduce faster Google now notifications for flights and sports and the integration of Waze data for navigation:

When looking up routes to your destination, Waze accident indicators help you avoid potential traffic.

Google announced its acquisition of mapping company Waze last year and has quickly integrated real-time traffic alerts and other features from the app into its own Maps and navigation features across platforms.

Earlier this month Google began selling its $1500 Google Glass Explorer Edition through the US Google Play Store alongside a number of accessories.

sports Stories June 27, 2014

Google+ will paint your face to celebrate your team’s run in the World Cup

Football hooligans rejoice! If you’re still following the madness that is the 2014 World Cup and you’re ready to pledge your allegiance to your favorite club, Google has crafted a new way to show your support. Starting today, you can share a picture of yourself and up to four friends on Google+ and let the social network paint your faces with the flag colors of teams in the World Cup’s knockout round.

sports Stories June 5, 2014

Google kicks in $2 million to help bring Super Bowl 50 to the Bay Area

Super Bowl 50 may not be until 2016, but preparations are already underway for the landmark game, which will be held in the brand new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. To help pay for the costs of holding this massive event, several Silicon Valley companies, including Google, Apple, and Intel, have each pledged $2 million.

This money will go toward funding the public costs associated with bringing a throng of excited sports fans from across the nation into the same city, such as police overtime.

Google’s Super Bowl celebrations usually involved a YouTube channel for rewatching all of the big TV spots that aired during the game, though this year they also ran a sale on music featured during the half time show on the Google Play Store.

sports Stories September 12, 2013

Choosing between the atmosphere of attending a live game and the information and commentary you get from viewing on TV could soon be a thing of the past thanks to Blue, a Glass app that feeds you real-time info while you’re watching the game.

Blue uses geolocation to figure out which ballpark you’re sitting in. It knows who’s playing and automatically starts presenting data to you as the game unfolds — stats for every player and pitch, even play-by-play descriptions. Watch a pitch fly by, then Blue will tell you its speed and type. Wondering what call the umpire just made or why that runner got sent back to first base? Blue will let you know …  expand full story

sports Stories December 20, 2011

The National Football League announced today that it would stream this year’s Super Bowl to the Internet, Android, and iOS devices on Verizon. The web version will be streamed on both NBC and NFL’s websites, while the Android and iOS version will be streamed through Verizon’s NFL Mobile app. The game will be offered free of charge online, but only Verizon customers will be able to stream the game on mobile.

Whom are you rooting for?

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sports Stories September 26, 2011

As part of Google’s new focus on premium entertainment, the YouTube team announced in a blog post that the video sharing site will stream the Ultimate Fighting Championship events. Viewers in the United States will be able to access this content on the UFC YouTube channel beginning this Saturday, September 24 at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Google said that all of the main card fights from UFC 135 will be available for live streaming for $44.99. The search company will kickstart the UFC streaming deal with the heavyweight title fight between champion Jon “Bones” Jones and challenger Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. If you’re a fan, don’t forget to tune in. You probably have access to UFC fights as part of your cable deal so YouTube will be yet another platform to watch those fights. Besides it is nice seeing Google take premium entertainment seriously.

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