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Monthly Archives May 2013
When the playing season is long and you’re forced to tear yourself away from the television in order to go about the business of actually living, it’s not always easy to keep up with the scores that the best players of your favorite game put on the board. These ten iPhone apps put the results you want right in your pocket, ensuring that you never have to wonder about who’s in the lead again.
- Yahoo! Sportacular – This is the free version of Yahoo! Sportacular, but the features are far from basic. You can track any number of your favorite teams, across a range of international sports...
Whether they’re looking for a thrill to enliven a dull day or hoping to impress peers with their bravado, kids and teens have a way of devising and participating in games so dumb and reckless that parents cringe to hear about them. With the advent of the Internet, these dares and dangerous games have gone viral. The latest fad, “the cinnamon challenge,” seems relatively simple on the surface. Participants are charged with the mission of swallowing a single spoonful of dried, ground cinnamon. The results are rarely successful, often disgusting and never graceful...Read More
Camping with kids can turn out one of two ways – a great experience for the whole family, or a nightmare that none of you will ever forget. The key to successful camping is in making sure that you’re properly prepared. You need the right tools and skills to survive comfortably in the wilderness, even for a casual weekend camping trip, so making a list before you set off is important. These ten iPhone apps are designed with adventurers and campers in mind, which will help ensure that you and your family have the best camping experience possible
- Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot – With over 12,000 campgrounds and RV parks across North America bearing the Woodall’s name, it’s a wise move to make sure this free app is...
Seeing a kite that they’ve made or helped to assemble soaring high in the sky against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the beach can be a real thrill for a child. That said, any parent that’s spent hours hoofing it down the coastline knows just how difficult it is to run in sand, and how hard it can be to keep a kite aloft. These 12 tips can help you make your next kite-flying expedition a fun and rewarding one, rather than a frustrating situation that leaves adults exhausted and kids grumpy and bored.
◾Choose a Windy Day – It may seem like a no-brainer, but a surprising number of novice kite fliers don’t realize that a ...Read More
Yesterday, an innovative marketing campaign created by social media agency We Are Social Paris for global banking and financial services firm BNP Paribas, celebrating the client’s 40th anniversary of partnership with the French Open, was a success and made sports tech history. The “Tweet and Shoot” event allowed tennis fans to train the world’s #8 ranked (France’s #1) player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga using via a Twitter-controlled robot that launched tennis balls at him live on the court.Read More
Schutt Sports and D3O have created a new line of batters helmets, the AiR 4.2 and AiR 5.6. With enhanced concussions prevention in mind, these helmets each have the all-new Schutt Energy Lock Technology, powered by patented impact absorption technology developed by D3O®, one of the world’s leading innovators in shock absorption materials. Our Sports Techie blog is delighted to share this exciting news with our community and the baseball loving world. The new helmet lines are available for pre-order immediately with delivery beginning late in 2013.Read More
Bluefields is one place for your games and events. Bluefields service helps sports organizers create and automate all of the communication between amateur leagues, teams and players. Bluefield has created a platform for sports organizers to digitally coordinate every team and league user allowing them to reach its players in one place. Every game also has a home online where sports photos are no longer stuck in email threads. Founder and CEO, Andrew Crump, spoke to the Sports Techie blog about how his startup company began in the UK and then moved to the U.S...Read More
Listening to music is one of the best ways to stay motivated while working out. However, choosing the wrong music can have an adverse effect on your workout. If the tempo is too slow for the workout, it can throw off your pace. If the tempo is too fast, on the other hand, you may find yourself struggling to keep up. Ideally, you will want a playlist that perfectly complements each stage of your workout. These ten apps are perfectly suited for all kinds of workouts, and will allow you to create relevant and customizable playlists.
- jog.fm – Jog.fm is an intelligent app that matches the pace of your run to relevant music from your iTunes library...
Weather Relief Programs
As the world turns, so does our evolving global warming weather. Our Sports Techie community hearts and prayers go out to the people and animals of Oklahoma City after the destruction and death caused by a tornado yesterday. Kids at school are among the victims. Hurricane Sandy destroyed the Jersey shore leaving a path of despair for thousands who lost homes. The outpour of love, relief and support by our United States government, global and SMB corporations, in addition to influential people, is a site to behold and blog about as the Sports Techie.
Nissan, Habitat for Hu...Read More