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The Best Men’s Running Gear of 2020

Sports Techie Running Socks

Running is probably one of the best exercises you can do to improve your fitness levels and overall health. It is also one of the most effective weight loss exercises because it helps to burn more fat long after you are done with your daily run.  The Sports Techie community blog recommends you run more as a way to also keep your body healthy and strong should you come in contact with COVID-19.

But if you want to improve your running performance, you can also invest in better running gear that will give you full control over your runs. Whether you are struggling with equipment or performance, here is some gear and technology that will make your runs more enjoyable and much more effective...

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The best cycling gear of 2020

A Good Rule Of Thumb – You Get What You Pay For With Cycling Gadgets

With spring and good weather, it is time to get your bike out of your garage and onto the streets respecting social distancing advice because of coronavirus. But if you are looking for a way to amp up your biking experience, there are so many new gadgets to choose from in the sports technology industry.

No matter if you want to make your rides more comfortable, faster, or just a bit more exciting, there is always some new toy to give you precisely what you need. The Sports Techie community blog implores you to always wear a helmet when cycling.

Bike Gadgets Come In All Shapes, Sizes and Prices

Here are some of the best 2020 cycling gear that ...

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The Shutdown of Business in Las Vegas Because of COVID-19 Opens Door to Online Casino Games

The game must go on and in this case it will in the form of online casino games. Coronavirus first shut down casinos in Las Vegas owned by Wynn-Encore, MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment before the Nevada governor closed all casinos and businesses in an unprecedented response to nationwide and worldwide responses to the pandemic threat of COVID-19. Playing casino games like blackjack, roulette or craps with others in a Vegas restaurant and sport bar or before a hotel show is not in the best interest of health and safety for the next month or longer so readers and followers of the Sports Techie community blog are looking for other ways to make it so. Sin city is not a gamblers safe haven at the moment but playing online might be.


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NFL and Microsoft Teams Sports Tech Hype

Referee Bill Vinovich (52) reviews a play with the Microsoft Surface replay screen during an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. The Bills beat the Cowboys 26-15. (Cooper Neill via AP)

Microsoft and the NFL partnered in 2013 with a mission to have technology assist the sport and those involved including coaches, players, officials and fans, with the goal to improve the game of football for all. Last week they renewed their partnership via a multi-year extension. What most people are unaware of is the fact that during the 1997/98 NFL season, I was the Director of Sales for Sports 2000 providing sales, marketing and business development for our proprietary software product called the Gridiron 2000...

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StreamTranscribe Uses AWS Transcribe, Machine Learning And AI to Generate Video Caption In 30 Languages

The automated voice to text transcription tool produces ready-to-publish closed captions in multiple languages with speed and accuracy

Generate accessible and globalized video captions in over 30 languages with StreamTranscribe

StreamAMG upgraded their automated transcription sports tech product, StreamTranscribe. Sports organizations can use the tool to produce video captions from a single source in multiple languages. This technology upgrade allows users to generate proprietary content automatically in more than 30 languages using machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies saving staff valuable time and eliminating manual transcripts while optimizing workflow. The Sports Techie community blog previously shared the launch of this system in 2019 by AFC Bour...

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For Soccer Ventures Acquiring FootyCon, The Association and Kicks To The Pitch Accelerates US Football

For Soccer Ventures

For Soccer Ventures is out to accelerate American football through the acquisition of FootyCon, The Association and Kicks To The Pitch, helping to make the vision investor Richie Graham has closer to reality. This investment firm in Philadelphia is geared towards philanthropy in the sport using long-term goals and a pledge of $50 million to seek out, acquire and manage businesses in order to grow soccer across the United States. The Sports Techie community blog is a part of the network used by For Soccer Ventures to share this story and others that represent the company ambition to grow soccer with a youthful, energetic and positive outlook as indicated by these three initial acquisitions...

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Nike Football Sports Tech Upgrades Traz Powell Stadium For Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Nathaniel Traz Powell Stadium

Nike used sports tech to upgrade Nathaniel Traz Powell Stadium in Miami-Dade County for high school football games using a sustainability initiative the week of Super Bowl LIV generating maximum exposure for the sport while improving player performance and the fan experience for the 8,000-seat capacity venue. The Sports Techie community blog virtually applauds Nike and the Florida school district for making this so for the many sport playing kids and teenagers in the seven local powerhouse schools in Miami that call this stadium their home field. The $2 million and nine-month renovation of the ‘The Mecca’ included the new playing field, track around the field and press box, plus new locker rooms, lighting and a state-of-the-art scoreboard...

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Kobe Bryant Impacted Sports Tech Like A Champion Sports Techie

Dear Basketball, created and narrated by Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is forever remembered in infamy now as an international basketball legend but you may not realize he was into sports tech from his youth until passing away at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash last Sunday in the Southern California San Fernando Valley. The tragic accident claimed the lives of nine souls including his daughter Gianna, as well as a fellow Whittier College Poet, Sarah (George) Chester, and her daughter Payton, also 13 years old as was Kobe and his wife Vanessa’s second eldest child...

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Ultimate Rivals Sports Game Franchise By Bit Fry Gaming Studios Available On Apple Arcade

All-Star Athletes From NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB, WNBA and US Women’s National Soccer Team Take to the Ice in “Ultimate Rivals: The Rink

Bit Fry is not a software code, fishing recipe or the nickname of the techie kid next door rather it is new, officially licensed sports gaming franchise featuring top players across all the major sport leagues. This is a first video game of its kind created by Bit Fry Game Studios located in New Hampshire. These smart game developers signed significant licensing agreements with nice professional sports organizations...

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Sports Betting Added To Fantasy Sports At FSGA Best Of Industry Awards In Vegas

FSGA HONORS THE BEST IN FANTASY SPORTS AND SPORTS BETTING

Sports betting as a category was added to fantasy sports for the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (FSGA) Industry Awards held in Las Vegas during the 2020 Winter Conference on January 14 and 15. Adding the fast-growing sport bet categories made it 29 total awards voted on by FSGA members, a distinguished media panel and a fan vote across wagering games, web sites-apps and platforms, social media and podcasts, in addition to individual awards. The Top Innovation and Rookie of the Year, joined the Small Business of the Year, as well as the Fantasy Business of the Year and Sports Betting Business of the Year to round out the 29 winners. The complete list of award recipients is listed below...

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