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Katie Nolan on being a sports personality in the digital age

Katie Nolan on being a sports personality in the digital age

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Image: twitter screenshot Katie Nolan works for ESPN, but her Saturday work shift wasn't a typical made-for-TV broadcast. For one, she was seated in an armchair, legs curled up underneath her, and was garmented in a cloth and jeans. SEE ALSO: How Shea Serrano proceeded from schoolteacher to commander of a Twitter legion “Don’t quote me on this, but seem it up. You’re at personal computers, " Nolan said to no one in particular as she considered football, Atlanta remixes, and blocking people on Twitter with her colleague Clinton Yates for ESPN's NFL Wildcard Live, airing exclusively on Twitter. Nolan isn't a typical athletics psychoanalyst who shares breaking news and meticulously scrutinizes replays. She's a Boston native who loves the New England Patriots and will ...
Yahoo will stream all four NFL playoff games this weekend

Yahoo will stream all four NFL playoff games this weekend

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You can now watch Drew Brees be handsome and predominate the playoffs on mobile Image: Butch Dill/ AP/ REX/ ShutterstockIf you're an NFL fan planning on being out and about this coming weekend or perhaps just stuck in different situations where you can't get to a television, there's good news: Yahoo will stream all four playoff games of the NFL's Divisional Round. SEE ALSO: Elated Buffalo Bills followers shower another team's quarterback with gifts Tim Armstrong, CEO of Yahoo parent company Oath, constructed the bulletin on Tuesday, telling CNBC, "Consumers in the U.S. will be able to watch all four playoff games with one click on the Yahoo Sports app." It's all thanks to Verizon's new deal with the NFL, announced back in December, that will enable the company to creek the games on mobile...
Japan reportedly using facial recognition at 2020 Summer Olympics

Japan reportedly using facial recognition at 2020 Summer Olympics

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Look sharp. Facial acknowledgment engineering could be coming to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock While the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are just around the corner, attention is already turning to the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan as reports indicate that facial acceptance will be used as a safety measure at those games. SEE ALSO: Facebook's new facial acceptance attempts help dazzle customers know exactly who's in photos Over the Christmas holiday, the Japan Times reported that informants confirmed the technology would allow us to "streamline the introduction of players, officials and columnists to the games venues." While spectators won't be subject to the recognition therapy, the number of people from different groups...
The golden era of sharing internet TV passwords is coming to an end

The golden era of sharing internet TV passwords is coming to an end

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Image: Getty imagesOn Twitter, they are openly bartered, donated, even celebrated. “Anyone have a Spectrum user ID& password I can trade for? ” one Twitter user blessed to have shawn michael and his family’s xfinity password -- Sydney Irene (@ sydneyip) December 3, 2017 Tom Rutledge has had enough. The chief executive officer of shared passwords. Everyone created their hand, said Justin Connolly, executive vice president for affiliate sales and marketing for ESPN and other Disney networks. “It’s piracy, ” Connolly said. “It’s people have lost 3 million clients this year alone. But the prevalence of password sharing suggests many of those customers, and possibly many more, are watching popular appearances like “The Walking Dead” f...
LG’s new ultrawide monitor comes with near-5K resolution

LG’s new ultrawide monitor comes with near-5K resolution

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LG 34 WK95U Image: LG Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may give an affiliate board which helps support our work. There are plenty of ultrawide monitors on the market, and there's a fair alternative of 5K and 4K ones as well, but having both in one parcel is a scarcity -- generally a very costly one. That might change with LG's brand-new 34 -inch, ultrawide monitor. The sexily named 34 WK95U steps 34 inches diagonal and has 5,120 x 2,160 -pixel resolution, and it's the first observe to those used specs from the Korean electronics monster. SEE ALSO: LG V3 0 review: A good smartphone that could've fucking awesome While that resolution is not < em> technically 5K( this is gonna be 5,120 x 2,880 ), it's still p...
Strain, sleep, recover: A month of training with pro sports’ favorite wearable

Strain, sleep, recover: A month of training with pro sports’ favorite wearable

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Whoop gives people high-level education data you won't find anywhere else . Image: lili sams/ mashable The wrist-worn fitness tracker, as different categories, is well past its zenith. Even in 2017, fitness trackers are still little more than overwrought pedometers for disinterested consumers who'll probably trench them after a few months. Many of these devices, which don't pass apps or have most of the capabilities of a smartwatch, have proved capable of basic activity monitoring among casual exercisers and, sure, they may have even helped save a few lives, but on the whole the insights are normally obvious and don't have much to tell the average user after a week or two. For high-level athletes, the bands are particularly useless. I've already aired my grudges about the current state ...
Watch this Olympic torch-wielding robot cut through a wall

Watch this Olympic torch-wielding robot cut through a wall

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It's 2017 so of course the word, "a robot cut through a wall to pass the Olympic torch on to its creator" is a real sentence to describe a real thing that actually happened. On Monday, "Hubo, " a robot created at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, extended the Olympic flame through a loophole it cut in a wall to its inventor, Professor Oh Jun-Ho. The pas of the light was a part of the 101 -day Olympic torch relay as the 2018 Winter Olympics fast approaches. SEE ALSO: Boston Dynamics robot can now nail a backflip and ground steadily on its feet The hole-cutting party trick was the same task Hubo performed in 2015 to win the DARPA Robotics Challenge. So a congratulations "re gonna be okay" to "Hubo" for carrying the Olympic flame and likewise to humanity for h...
Why tech workers are leaving San Francisco

Why tech workers are leaving San Francisco

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Cars drive over the Golden Gate Bridge Image: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images Jeanna Barrett had expended the last 20 months in Seattle helping develop a location-based mobile app. In April 2011, Groupon acquired the startup, and it declined to keep her on staff. Fine by her. "I called my mothers after I found out I didn’t have a position at Groupon and said, 'I'm moving to San Francisco.' I merely knew I wanted to make it project, " Barrett said. Barrett is one of thousands of hungry tech workers that move to San Francisco each year. The influx of people and money centered around technology has been extreme even for a city with a athletics squad named for the 1849 gold rush. Software engineers and marketing strategists look to the city by the Bay as the home to live to be a ...
Amazon’s Alexa is finally coming to Australia and New Zealand

Amazon’s Alexa is finally coming to Australia and New Zealand

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Alexa, how's the weather in Sydney today ? Image: amazon It's not only Amazon itself that is yet to truly launch in Australia. The company's Alexa-powered Echo devices are not currently available in Australia or New Zealand, either. But they're on their path, launching in both countries "early next year." SEE ALSO: Amazon has sorta, kinda launched in Australia On Thursday, Amazon announced the coming of its hands-free Echo device, activated by smart voice assistant Alexa, to both countries in 2018. Developers will be able to build localised voice experiences and embed uniquely Australian and New Zealand knowledge within Alexa with the expansion of the Alexa Skills Kit( ASK) -- a collection of self-service APIs -- and the Alexa Voice Service( AVS ).
Apple holiday ad is long on utility, short on magic

Apple holiday ad is long on utility, short on magic

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Look at me, I have one AirPod . Image: apple Nothing brings two people together like a pair of Apple AirPods. In Apple's latest vacation ad, entitled "Sway, " the company testifies, perhaps for the first time, how two people might share one pair of wireless Apple AirPods. SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone X critique: A bold step into the future Unlike 2015 's award-winning "Misunderstood, " there really isn't much of a story to Sway, which will air for the first time on Thanksgiving during NFL football, but declined a period early on YouTube. Instead, a young woman sets in her AirPods, pulls out her iPhone X( naturally ), opens Apple Music, draws up Sam Smith's Palace , and starts dancing on the snowy streets. Of course, all that leaping and twiddling on the busy byways of a city like New York...