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Feed your fandom: These are the best YouTube channels for sports lovers

If you're a cable cutter who still wants to enjoy quality sports highlights and analysis, YouTube is the place to go. There are plenty of great sports-centric channels on YouTube, each of which provides great highlights and top-shelf…
Emerging Tech

Wormlike motion sculptures show how athletes move in 3D

Researchers at MIT have developed a system that offers athletes a unique way to visualize their bodies in motion. An algorithm scans 2D videos of a person in motion, and generates data points that can be 3D-printed into "motion sculptures."
Smart Home

Alexa can now tell you the odds of the next big football game

Alexa can now answer questions about your favorite NFL teams and players, such as what team is favored to win the upcoming game or what player has racked up the most distance over the course of their career.
Gaming

The Overwatch League adds 8 new teams for 2019, including Paris and Toronto

Blizzard's The Overwatch League will add eight new teams for its 2019 season, including multiple teams from both Canada and China. This brings the total number of teams in the league up to 20.
Gaming

Free ‘NBA 2K19: The Prelude’ mode lets you start your basketball career now

2K Games has released NBA 2K19: The Prelude, a free prologue for the game that includes access to the beginning of the story-focused MyCareer mode. The full game is out on September 11.
Emerging Tech

Tennis on the International Space Station is as weird as it sounds

Four astronauts made history this week by playing the first-ever game of tennis in space. Granted, it was with a squishy ball and tiny rackets, but it was still tennis ... sort of.
Gaming

International Olympic Committee will host a forum to discuss adding esports

The International Olympic Committee and the Global Association of International Sports Federations will hold a forum in July to discuss potentially including esports in the Olympics.
News

Amazon Prime to show live games from the world’s most popular soccer league

Amazon has inked a deal with the English Premier League to give U.K-based soccer fans with Prime membership live access to a number of games. The package will also offer regular highlights from throughout the season.
Outdoors

This website lets you earn cryptocurrency by picking World Cup winners

Cryptocup gives players an opportunity to earn cryptocurrency by predicting the outcome of all of the games in the 2018 World Cup tournament, with the tokens gaining value throughout and the top 10 percent splitting the pot.
Health & Fitness

Nike’s latest patent seeks to protect athletes with impact-sensing pads

Nike's latest patent involves the creation of a dynamic pad system for use in sports, in which the pads can actually sense an impending impact and alter their physical make-up to provide a higher level of protection.
Business

Supreme Court ruling on sports betting may let online gambling run the table

The Supreme Court has found unconstitutional federal legislation that prevented sports betting in most states throughout the U.S., giving online gambling sites a huge new market they can exploit.
Gaming

Madden director leaves studio, gives series ‘chance for a new direction’

Rex Dickson, the creative director behind the Madden NFL franchise, has left Electronic Arts. His final game before leaving, Madden NFL 18, was one of our favorite football games ever.
Health & Fitness

The Roomba of the tennis court? Ball-retreiving Tennibot launches on Kickstarter

Newly launched on Kickstarter, the Tennibot is a new robot that can be used on the tennis court to automatically retrieve tennis balls, saving time and effort by players, coaches, and tennis pros who usually have to do this tedious work.
Outdoors

The wearable GoGolf GPS always knows the distance to the hole

GoGolf is a hands-free wearable device for golfers that can automatically detect and announce the distance to the hole from your current position. It pairs with a smartphone and works on 30,000 courses around the world.
Health & Fitness

Luxury on the links: Arizona course rolls out high-tech golf cart of the future

Quintero Golf Resort in Peoria, Arizona, is rolling out new high-tech golf carts with touchscreen tablets that offer a host of features including scoring, location tracking, food and drink orders, and much more.
Emerging Tech

Shred like a cyborg with this endurance-boosting exoskeleton for skiers

An innovative new prototype exoskeleton, created by Roam Robotics, is designed to help wearers on ski slopes to protect their joints. Coming soon to a snow-covered mountain near you.
Emerging Tech

Drone-catching drones to bolster security at this week’s Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics is about to start and security officials have put in place measures to deal with any rogue drones that show up, including an anti-drone "gun," a drone-catching drone, and, for extreme situations, a SWAT team.
Emerging Tech

A.I. perfectly predicted last year’s Super Bowl score. What happens to betting?

What happens when artificial intelligence algorithms are used to do what they do best — identify patterns and nuances in data that human eyes typically can’t catch. Could these algorithms undermine the house and turn sports betting on…