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NFL players, coaches now using Microsoft’s Surface tablet during games

This upcoming football season, NFL players and coaches have the option to use a new device that will help them make more efficient in-game improvements: The Surface Pro 2. Microsoft is equipping teams this fall with customized tablets — 13 for players on the sidelines and another 12 for offensive and defensive coordinators in the coaching boxes. The weather-proof… Read More

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NCAA athletes set to receive $40M after EA illegally used their faces, images in video games

NCAA athletes have moved one step closer to receiving settlement money for having their names and faces used in video games. Hagens Berman, the Seattle-based law firm representing former NCAA student-athletes, filed a motion to approve a settlement that could result in $40 million for athletes who claim that EA and College Licensing Co. used… Read More

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How to watch the NFL Draft on your Xbox One

If you plan to watch the NFL Draft tonight and own an Xbox One, the NFL app might be worth checking out. Microsoft has beefed up its NFL app to include a couple neat features developed specifically for the Draft, where hundreds of college football stars will find out where they’ll be playing professionally. Xbox Live… Read More

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New Madden 25 promo is another example of Russell Wilson’s superiority over Colin Kaepernick

The hype surrounding both the Seattle Seahawks and EA Sports’ Madden NFL 25 game are sky-high right now, and both entities collide in a new commercial that features Hawks star quarterback Russell Wilson. The 70-second promo, titled “Summer Camp,” tells a funny fictitious story about Wilson and equally-popular San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The talented… Read More

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NFL commish says new multi-year partnership with Microsoft will ‘change the game of football’

The nation’s most popular sport is about to get real geeky thanks in large part to technology from Microsoft. During today’s big Xbox One launch in Redmond, Microsoft announced a new multi-year partnership with the NFL that will, according to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, “change the game of football.” NFL.com is reporting that the deal is for five years and… Read More

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Data hack that helps soccer clubs prevent injuries wins top prize at Sports Hack Day

A game that combines fantasy baseball and Monopoly. A project that identifies soccer teams that are suffering from missing players due to preventable injuries. A website called SuperBowlDrinkingGame.com.  Sunday’s conclusion of the first-ever Sports Hack Day certainly reinforced a simple fact: infinite opportunities exist at the crossover between sports and technology.  More than 20 groups demoed their sporty-geeky-techie apps… Read More

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Manti Te’o fake-girlfriend hoax reminds us how creepy social media really is

At one point in history, I had a large amount of hair on my head. So much so that I jokingly made a Twitter account called @TheSoperAfro, specifically for the follicles.  Someone decided to one-up me and created @SoperFroLice. Location: “Taylor Soper’s Epidermis.” Biography: “Ever since Taylor ran out of Head and Shoulders, we’ve been living… Read More

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Sports Hack Day: A 48-hour sports-themed hackathon during Super Bowl weekend

While most people will spend Super Bowl Sunday sitting on their couches, a group of hackers, data crunchers and sports fans will be doing something a little bit different in Seattle. Two nights before the Feb. 3 Super Bowl, developers and designers will come together for a unique weekend-long, sports-themed hackathon called Sports HackDay that culminates… Read More

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Seahawks Sunday: Tech tips to help you follow the big playoff game against Washington

Don’t expect to see many people on the streets of Seattle tomorrow afternoon. That’s because thousands will be tucked inside local homes, bars, and restaurants, huddled around the television as the hometown Seahawks take on the Washington Redskins in a much-anticipated first round, NFL wild card playoff game in D.C. While we’ll be nearly 3,000… Read More

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Tweet no more: Washington State football bans players from Twitter

A message from Mike Leach to his athletes: Stop Tweeting. On Tuesday, the first-year Washington State head football coach banned his players from Twitter. The Spokesman-Review reports that Leach would give no specifics for what prompted the decision, other than saying, “because I decided to, that’s what prompted that.” WSU student-athletes were required to go to… Read More