Seattle Mariners Deploy Solar Panels at the Team's Arizona Training FacilityOctober 20, 2014
- One of the sunniest places in the United States is Arizona, and many of its cities claim more than 300 days of sunshine per year. While Phoenix averages 330 days, Scottsdale boasts an impressive 350 days, which makes it the ideal location for baseball teams to practice during their off-season. The Seattle Mariners make the trek every year to the team's Spring Training facility in Peoria, AZ. to avoid the notorious rains of the Northwest. The team also brought its environmental awareness from Seattle to its stadium in Peoria by installing a solar rooftop and carport system in partnership with Healthy Planet Partners (HPP), Kyocera Solar and Sky Engineering.
Despite Myriad Sports Streaming Services, Bundling Will Re-emergeOctober 20, 2014
- The National Basketball Association and ESPN are planning a new online video service that would stream regular season games, apparently on an over-the-top basis, without requiring purchase of a linear video subscription.
Microsoft Trying To Educate NFL on Surface TabletOctober 17, 2014
- Earlier this month, the NFL had to crack down on players and coaches who were wearing the wrong brand of headphone. Now Microsoft has had to go out of its way to educate a few select NFL commentators when it comes to the Microsoft Surface. Microsoft paid a rather hefty $400 million fee in order to make the Surface the official tablet of the NFL. While the company hasn't had a problem with players or coaches using the iPad instead, it appears NFL announcers aren't quite sure what kinds of tablets are showing up on the sideline.
An Affordable Swim Coach as Near as XmetricsOctober 16, 2014
- While few people are inherently opposed to the thought of more exercise, there's a lot of potential to actually be doing exercise wrong. Recently we heard about the Sensoria sock and ankle bracelet technology that provided training for new runners, and now, we're looking at a comparable development from Xmetrics, this time geared toward swimmers.
TVA Sports Launches New Applications and WebsiteOctober 9, 2014
- With the launch of the iPhone Plus 6 and the impending iPad Air 2 launch, sports fans and technophiles alike are going to be making an even bigger move to tablets and large smartphones. Companies such as TVA Sports are looking to take advantage of this particular trend, and the firm has made a big move by launching two free applications for Android and iOS.
Football's On: Where's my Smartphone?October 8, 2014
- As the leaves change color and the temperature drops, there is one thing on the minds of millions of Americans: Football. Yes, the game has been all over media outlets from CNN to ESPN with negative news, but the sport's popularity has not suffered. The National Football League (NFL) is a multi-billion dollar industry with its presence felt in multiple arenas (pardon the pun), and the influx of mobile technology and social media are showing the popularity. A recent survey by RadiumOne reported some interesting statistics on NFL fan's mobile device behavior.