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Houston

Startup Spotlight: Dreams, Special Needs Toy and Tracking Mentions

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Summer is the perfect time to play a game of basketball. This week, we found technology that keeps your head in the game and tracks your movement on court, an application that finds and tracks news about your business, an interactive robot designed for…

Sports

NBA Finally Updates Shot Clock Technology

By | Jul 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Sports is always the perfect venue for technological advancements. With millions of people watching every day and more rule changes than a first grade game of hide-and-seek, there is no telling what kind of gadget can give someone the upper hand. Fortunately, the NBA is…

Sports

ESPN Innovates Sports Technology to Enhance, Not Distract

By | Jun 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Sports has always been a stomping ground for innovative technology, and ESPN is always leading the charge. Whether it be the NFL’s 1st & Ten line from the late 90’s or the recent K-Zone in the MLB, there has been a steady stream of new…

Opinion/Analysis

How Sports Tech Changes the Game

By | May 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm

We live in a time where an athlete’s success depends on doing all of the little things right. For a college football player looking to get drafted by an NFL team, shaving one-tenth of a second off a 40-yard dash time can be worth…

Gear & Gadgets

Cleveland

NBA Used the First Ever Beer-Carrying Virtual Reality Headset

By | May 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm

DODOcase is a company known for developing smartphone and tablet cases. However, they are also jumping on the virtual reality bandwagon, which has seen serious growth in recent months. So far, they have only experimented with VR viewers encased in cardboard, similar to the one developed by Google. But…

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Sports

Portland

Portland Trailblazers Blaze Trail with Sports Tech

By | Apr 7, 2016 at 6:58 pm

As some of the most lucrative businesses in the country, professional sports teams are frequently on the cutting edge of technology. Some teams have made more of an impact than others. And while I refuse to peddle the same word play that got you to…

Sports

NCAA to Broadcast Final Four in Virtual Reality

By | Mar 30, 2016 at 12:57 pm

March Madness is one of the best months of the year for many sports fans. In fact, vasectomies have been shown to increase by up to 50 percent during the tournament so men can skip work and catch all the madness from the comfort of their…

Sports

Miami

For SWOL, Pro Athletes are the Future of Mobile Gaming

By | Nov 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm

When Soccer Without Limits (SWOL) was officially founded in Miami, CEO Adam Davis made it his mission to build and usher in the next generation of mobile gaming and entertainment with an obvious initial focus on soccer. Part of the reason for this focus…

Sports

Kansas City

ShotTracker Nails Crucial NBA Coaches Partnership

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm

I was out playing basketball with my Monday crew the other day, beating myself up over missing a lot of layups. I mean, it’s supposed to be the highest percentage shot to take in the game, so the expectation is that you make it….

Wearables

Kansas City

NBA Superstar Klay Thompson Partners with ShotTracker

By | Apr 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm

When I met with Davyeon Ross at SXSW this year to get the skinny on his ShotTracker wearable, he told me to keep my eyes open for an announcement detailing a partnership with a certain NBA superstar. Today, Ross and his team officially announced…

Sports

Kansas City

ShotTracker: Basketball and Wearables Will Never be the Same

By | Apr 8, 2015 at 8:00 am

When Davyeon Ross was a kid growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, life was soccer. He was a dynamo, a true natural athlete, and then one year he skyrocketed up six inches. Usually when you’re talking sports, growth spurts are a good thing, but…

Sports

DC

How Do You Pick Your March Madness Winners?

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Nobody has ever gotten the $1 billion bracket. If you’re unfamiliar, there’s a challenge every March Madness season that stipulates: if you can call every game perfectly you win $1 billion. But there are so many moving pieces in a March Madness bracket, not…

Startup

NYC

#Linsanity Meets Instagram with Linstagr.am

By | Feb 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Unless you’ve been living in a cave last month, you’ve heard probably heard of the legend that is Jeremy Lin.  At the very least, you’ve heard of the global Internet meme he’s spurred- Linsanity. Lin, an Asian-American point guard for the New York Knicks…