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Visa launching payment wearables for 2018 Winter Olympics

With digital payment methods taking the world by storm, Visa is taking it in a new direction. The company is launching a line of three wearable devices that support contactless payments for fans

Published on: November 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Apple reclaims world #1 wearable maker spot

After a great third quarter, Apple is back on top of the wearables market, with a new report from Canalys stating that the tech giant now controls nearly a quarter of the wearable

Published on: November 16th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Is spying with drones fair game in sports? – Tech in Sports Ep. 19

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including payment wearables from Visa for the upcoming winter Olympics, the most high-tech ball in FIFA World Cup history,

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Former CFL player & current tech president tackles sports war rooms – Tech in Sports Ep. 18

Viewsonic president and former CFL player Jeff Volpe joins the Tech in Sports crew as it explores all the major sports tech news from the last week, including the most analytics-focused MLB team

Published on: November 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

LeBron’s latest assist is to a self-driving car – Tech in Sports Ep. 17

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including a virtual reality hockey goalie game, LeBron James in a self-driving car, new Samsung wearables, and San Francisco

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Exploring the most high tech World Series ever – Tech in Sports Ep. 16

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including the most high tech World Series in history, a Rent-a-Jersey service, an NFL team partnering with

Published on: October 26th, 2017 Alex Radu

Video Replay in Sports. Yay or Nay? – Tech in Sports Ep. 15

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week, including NBA virtual reality. Then they debate the video replay controversy in FIFA. Stories of the week: FIFA

Published on: October 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

Predicting the 2018 NBA champion – Tech in Sports Ep. 14

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week, including the world's largest in-arena scoreboard. Then they debate what the data tells us about who will

Published on: October 12th, 2017 Alex Radu

Predicting the 2018 Stanley Cup Winner – Tech in Sports Ep. 13

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports technology news from the last week, including the NFL Players Association getting hacked, plus our first thoughts on the new Fitbit Ionic smartwatch.

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Alex Radu

Half of Canadians won’t be using cash by 2020, so how do we prepare for a digital future?

Paying for goods and services has increasingly moved from cash and coins to digital and mobile methods, and while this shift will only continue, security is a big concern for consumers, according to

Published on: October 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Tackling the analytics vs eye ball test debate – Tech in Sports Ep. 12

This week the Tech in Sports crew dives into how analytics persuaded the Lakers that Lonzo Ball is the franchise's future, the technology surrounding the Invictus Games in Toronto, and baseball bat sensors.

Published on: September 28th, 2017 Alex Radu

Should boxing put sensors in gloves? – Tech in Sports Ep. 11

This week the Tech in Sports crew discusses whether there should be IoT sensors in boxing gloves to help reduce discrepancies in scoring, like we saw in this weekend's "fight of the year"

Published on: September 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Fitbit launches its first smartwatch, wireless headphones, and an updated smart scale

Apple may have overtaken Fitbit as the world’s top wearables vendor earlier this year, but the longtime leader has some tricks up its sleeve. Fitbit has recently unveiled its first-ever smartwatch, the Fitbit

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

DAZN CEO upfront with service problems

DAZN CEO James Rushton has probably had better days in his career, but the leader of the new sports streaming service who has exclusive NFL rights in Canada, is at least being transparent

Published on: September 16th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Virtual reality can help quarterbacks in the NFL – Tech in Sports Ep. 10

This week the Tech in Sports crew tackles how quarterbacks can use increasingly important virtual reality technology to get better at the game. Plus, the MLB came together to make a young girl's

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Alex Radu