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Golf Ball Buyers Guide

Golf Ball Buyers Guide

Six things you need to know about golf balls.

For any beginner golfers, it’s important for you to remember that you will use your golf balls every time you take a shot unlike a driver or putter.  This is why it is extremely important that you buy the best ones to suit your playing style. With a myriad of golf balls available on the market, targeting a whole range of abilities, deciding on the best option for you can often take some time.  The Sports Techie community blog readers and followers possess a wide assortment of skill levels per sport, golfing is no exception...

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What to Study To Pursue a Career in Sports Technology

What to Study To Pursue a Career in Sports Technology

What to Study To Pursue a Career in Sports Technology

Whether it’s in sports education, sports technology, training, coaching or administration, professional certifications and degrees are becoming increasingly necessary for a lucrative career in any sports-related industry.  As a result of this, there are over 300 physical education and sport science programs on offer at colleges and universities across the USA together with more than 250 sport management programs...

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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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Is The English Premier League the Best Soccer League in the World? – Sports Techie blog.

Is The English Premier League the Best Soccer League in the World?

There is a regular argument in soccer or football as they call it in England, as to which league is the best. Now there are different factors to consider in this argument, so it is necessary to look at the debate for different angles. Does ‘the best’ mean most watched? Or highest revenue? Or best players? The Sports Techie community blog knows the answer is not an exact science, rather an opinion. Let’s take a deeper look and drill down into the different areas:

The signing fees of football players has rocketed in recent years and this year saw Neymar sign for PSG from Barcelona for an astronomical €222m.

Best players

The bigges...

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Bitcoin in Sport: Why Franchises Should Follow the Cryptocurrency Culture

Bitcoin in Sport: Why Franchises Should Follow the Cryptocurrency Culture

Bitcoin in Sport: Why Franchises Should Follow the Cryptocurrency Culture

Future Money” (CC BY 2.0) by xlowmiller

Sport and money go together like hands and gloves. The Sports Techie community blog has been never covered the topic of bitcoin, capital for future generations.

Bitcoin in Sport And Future Generations.

Bitcoin

To make the sporting world go round, as a franchise owner, a coach, a player or even a fan, you need money. From advertising and sponsorship deals to salaries, transfer fees and even buying tickets or betting on a game, sport needs money. In fact, such financial might of sport on all fronts that it’s projected to become an industry worth $73.5 billion by 2019.

However, as strong as the bonds are...

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It’s about Time we Let Technology Tell the Truth in Football

I can still remember that gloomy afternoon when England lost to Germany in the 2010 World Cup, I had just launched the Sports Techie community blog. Surely that Lampard shot was over the line!  There’s plenty more stories where that comes from, though that Geoff Hurst shot in the 1966 World Cup Final was miles over the line, wasn’t it?

It took the world of football until 2012 to finally agree on introducing goal-line technology and not a moment too soon. Finally we do have the goal-line technology that answers the question of whether a goal is indeed a goal or not.  About time too I hear you screaming “and why has it taken so long?”

Hawk-Eye goal-line technology uses cameras

Changing History

We may well jest about that Geoff Hurst goal in 1966  (the year I was born) but it’s not t...

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A Brief History of Technology in Sports

Since its appearance, technology has strived to intermingle with almost every area of human life. And even when you thought that was impossible, it did the same with sports. Sports fans were a bit frustrated at first, thinking that tech specialists would interrupt or even slow the game down. The Sports Techie community blog has championed sports tech for the past six years but really going on more than twenty years when you count my career.

The troublesome goals and seemingly equal race times, however, were much more irritating. Hence, sports technology became widely accepted soon after its first appearance. For betting enthusiasts, in particular, it managed to provide indisputable results, without giving them the opportunity to blame it on the betting services, such as NJ Casinos and many...

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Stadium Issues Fuel Relocation Talks for San Diego Chargers

Stadium Issues Fuel Relocation Talks for San Diego Chargers - #SportsTechie blog.

Stadium Issues Fuel Relocation Talks for San Diego Chargers – #SportsTechie blog.

The SD Chargers franchise appears poised to request a transfer to Los Angeles after this season. The main reason for this is the need for a new stadium – and the unwillingness of San Diego taxpayers to foot part of the bill. The Sports Techie community blog does a deep dive look at what this means to loyal San Diego Chargers fans, the city of Los Angeles and the use of cities as stadium pawns by the NFL.

49ers Levi's Stadium will seat 68,500 inside 1,850,000 square feet showcasing a 13,000 square foot HD video scoreboard big screen jumbotron and two additional fascia display scoreboards.

49ers Levi’s Stadium will seat 68,500 inside 1,850,000 square feet showcasing a 13,000 square foot HD video scoreboard big screen jumbotron and two additional fascia display scoreboards.

Why Is a New Stadium Necessary?
The original Chargers stadium was built in 1967, and it has not been upgraded since 1997,...

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Qlipp Tennis Performance Sensor Offers Wimbledon Crowdfunding Reward

Qlipp Tennis - The Ultimate Tennis Performance Sensor. #QlippAndPlay #qlipp

Qlipp Tennis – The Ultimate Tennis Performance Sensor. #QlippAndPlay #qlipp

Qlipp Tennis Performance Sensor Offers Wimbledon Crowdfunding Reward

Today marks the beginning of the 2015 Wimbledon tennis tournament and almost a week since the Qlipp tennis performance sensor launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The Sports Techie used Skype to chat with Co-founder, Donny Soh, about his Bluetooth enabled tennis sports technology product. The sport of tennis is using sports tech products to help regrow the game here in the US to both youth and adults. Startup companies like Qlipp are launching to capitalize on this trend while helping to grow the game around the globe using performance big data.

Gear up with QLIPP™, The Ultimate Tennis Performance Sensor! QLIPP™ is designed to help improve the game of players of any level.

Gear up with QLIPP™, The Ultimate Tennis Performance Sensor! QLIPP™ is designed to help improve...

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Kentucky Derby And Churchill Downs Use Lua Mobile Enterprise Communications

Renowned racetrack and host of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, has tapped mobile enterprise communication company Lua to power the 141st annual Kentucky Derby.

Renowned racetrack and host of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, has tapped mobile enterprise communication company Lua to power the 141st annual Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby And Churchill Downs Use Lua Mobile Enterprise Communications

Churchill Downs and Lua partnered for the 141st annual Kentucky Derby to implement mobile enterprise communications software to handle staff-related internal communications throughout the prestigious horse racetrack. Come Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, the sport event operations team has to use reliable and secure technology to communicate before, during and after, the greatest two minutes in sports. Visualize 165,000 cheering fans in the grandstands and around the horse track, most all connected to some type of digital device...

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