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Should the Human Element Be Removed from VAR?

“Baldomero Toledo checks VAR – Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City” by SounderBruce (CC BY-SA 4.0)

When Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology was introduced to the English Premier League and other European soccer leagues, few could have predicted how controversial it would become. It was meant to spell the end of contentious decisions, but if anything, it has exacerbated the situation and dulled the match-going experience. The Sports Techie community blog has been a supporter of VAR since before its inception in the EPL and understands how it used today is not how it will be used in the future because most all technology systems are improved with tweaks. VAR is no different...

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England VAR World Cup Destiny Should Influence Premier League





What Changed To Make England More Successful In This World Cup?

What Changed To Make England More Successful In This World Cup?

The pride surrounding the England team is unmissable. It’s been since 1966 when the Three Lions last roared as one for the football loving country when the men’s national soccer team won the World Cup final which so happens to be the year I was born...

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Lyft Atlanta Ride Share Driver

Ride Share Driving For Lyft Atlanta

Lyft Atlanta Ride Share Driving – Sports Techie blog

Lyft is my preferred ride sharing company even before Uber started started taking negative PR hits because of their corporate culture towards women employees primarily forcing their founder to step down. When I did not own a car, I relied on mostly public transportation and that means Marta buses and trains in Atlanta as well as relying on ride share. I bought a Chevy Cruze last year and now drive exclusively for Lyft although I am cleared for Uber too. Now 1,500 rides later, it has truly been an amazing opportunity to both meet people, see the Atlanta area and places I would probably never have visited otherwise, and to understand this new age, tech-driven business model...

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Immersive iGaming: Introducing Virtual Reality Table Games

Immersive iGaming: Introducing Virtual Reality Table Games

Immersive iGaming: Introducing Virtual Reality Table Games – sports techie blog

Photo by UTKnightCenter, CC BY 2.0

Unless you’ve been living on a desert island, you’re likely aware of the wave of excitement surrounding virtual reality (VR) technology. The accelerating proliferation of VR devices and headsets around the world has seen virtual environments and immersive experiences reach households in all four corners of the globe, creating an industry that was forecast to be worth $7 billion at the end of 2017. Making sense of VR and its capabilities are critical, especially when you consider how quickly this wearable technology is adopted...

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CES: Panasonic Immersive Entertainment AR Projection And Mixed Reality Technology

CES: Panasonic Immersive Entertainment AR Projection And Mixed Reality Technology

CES 2018: Panasonic Immersive Entertainment AR Projection And Mixed Reality Technology – Sports Techie blog.

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 was the perfect tech event for Panasonic to celebrate their 100-year company anniversary together with consumers and vendors of electronics. This was my first CES so naturally I was excited to be in attendance on behalf of Panasonic USA and THE Sports Techie community blog. My experience was made even more memorable because of the two-hour power blackout at Central Hall. I attended the world’s best electronics trade show as a social media influencer and industry expert...

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Should Replay Decisions Be Ended In The NFL?

After a review that lasted almost five minutes – the NFL’s head of officiating Al Riveron deemed that the evidence proved that James had failed to survive the ground and the pass was incomplete. Source: AKjoshgray via Twitter

The New England Patriots have benefited again from the NFL’s review system to secure the number one seed in the AFC Conference for the post-season. Their fortune has drawn the ire and the whisper of ‘conspiracy theory’ by fans and the teams chasing them alike in the battle to reach the Super Bowl. The question has been posed whether the usage of replays, especially slow-motion, is taking the moment out of the sport. The Sports Techie community blog is firm in our support to continue the use of instant replay in sports...

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Panasonic USA, Sharing The Passion For Sports Tech With The Olympics, Paralympics And USOC

Panasonic USA, Sharing The Passion For Sports Tech With The Olympics And USOC

U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs enhances the Olympic fan experience with Panasonic immersive technology.

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics begins February 9 and Panasonic is ‘Sharing The Passion’ and the spirit of sport athletes with people around the world while connecting people who are passionate about sports and the Olympic Games through advanced technology. The values Panasonic Corporation shares with the Olympic and Paralympic Games as the Official Worldwide Partner of the Games is showcased at the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) visitor training center in Colorado Springs here in the United States, as well as in South Korea, and also in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Games...

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Bandwagon Secondary Ticket Marketplace, Long Form

Bandwagon Secondary Ticket Marketplace- Sports Techie blog.

BANDWAGON and the secondary market for tickets are disrupting the status quo for selling or buying a ticket to a college football game or sport event while at the same time capturing insightful and transparent buyer and seller identity data to help optimize best practices for business efficiency. Game day experiences and the fan experience are evolving thanks to advances in technology which is what company Founder and CEO, Harold Hughes, brought to market as a resource during last season’s National Championship by Clemson University, his alma mater...

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How Technology Will Shape Teaching in the Future

“How Technology Will Shape Teaching in the Future”, details how the advances in technology will cause an evolution in the classroom. The Sports Techie community blog, today’s technology is developing at a rapid rate and this EducationCity infographic does a nice job of sharing modern techniques using advanced technologies. My son has autism, is non-verbal and uses an assisted learning device to communicate and to help speed up his cognitive and verbal development. Teachers are using tablets and smartphones to teach lessons in person and virtually online to students that only know how the world operates with tech as a key component.  Make it so, teachers, instructors and professors of the world.

You can find the infographic here:

Education City Infographic

How teaching techniques will evolve to incorporate c...

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FIRST YEAR OF CENTRALIZED REPLAY A SUCCESS, SAYS ACC

The ACC’s Football Replay Center is a Winner.

For the moment, ACC league Coordinator of Football Officiating, Dennis Hennigan, seems happy with the way Collaborative Instant replay has been used in its first two seasons; of course, not everyone will agree with his assessment. The Sports Techie community blog sure does and believes using video to assist referees must become a standard across sports when appropriate rather than entirely relying on the human eye . In fact, if all you care about is analyzing football betting line on popular sportsbooks, the use of this technology by the ACC might not interest you.

FIRST YEAR OF CENTRALIZED REPLAY A SUCCESS, SAYS ACC – Sports Techie blog.

ACC Sports Tech Assistants

Then again, Collaborative Instant Replay was supposed to change the game of foo...

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