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Sports streaming service will make watching NFL games easier in Canada

While having an entire league of their own, it’s no secret that Canadians also love their American football. As a result, sports streaming service DAZN (pronounced “Da Zone”) has announced it will be

Published on: July 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Fitbit is taking its NBA jersey sponsorship to the next level

The NBA opened the flood gates this offseason to jersey advertisements, and Fitbit is taking the opportunity to the next level. The wearable-device maker has announced that it has sponsored the Minnesota Timberwolves

Published on: July 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

Uber-like app wants to bring caddies back to the game of golf

The Uber model has transformed the mobile app world, and the golf industry is next. A US-made smartphone app called Looper wants to bring golf caddies back to the game by making caddies

Published on: July 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Can video games help athletes’ reflexes? – 3rd Stringers Ep. 2

The 3rd Stringers crew talks bringing stadium lights to Wimbledon, advanced analytics at the Tour de France, and robots and hockey, plus debate whether or not video games can help an athletes reflexes.

Published on: July 14th, 2017 Alex Radu

Idaho researchers building robot to test protective hockey skate gear

While blocking shots has always been an integral part of hockey, most players wouldn’t want to be in the way of a Zdeno Chara slapshot travelling at 175.1 kilometres/hour. Hoping to alleviate the

Published on: July 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Tour De France stage 8 upset credits big data cycling

Frenchman Lilian Calmejane gave the partisan crowd in Les Rousses, France something to cheer about during Stage 8 of the 2017 Tour De France. Calmejane is a rider for the Direct Energie team

Published on: July 8th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Dimension Data brings machine learning to the Tour de France

After 104 years, machine learning is infiltrating the Tour de France with Dimension Data's data analytics platform. Dimension Data has furthered its partnership with Tour de France organizer, the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.)

Published on: July 6th, 2017 Alex Radu

Lighting up the Wimbledon tennis championships

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the 2008 Wimbledon final played what many tennis aficionados believe to be the match of the century. This match is considered to be the longest match in a

Published on: July 6th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Can video games improve your jump shot?

Ask first round NBA draft pick De'Aaron Fox of the Sacremento Kings if playing video games can help improve his game on the actual court and he'll say "Yes!" The former Kentucky Wildcats basketball player

Published on: June 24th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

IoT bat sensors changing the game of baseball

One of the biggest trends this year in Major League Baseball (MLB) is “launch angle”. MLB has actually drafted a text book definition of what launch angle is. According to MLB, launch angle

Published on: June 10th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Kinduct Technologies now playing in the big leagues

Kinduct Technologies is a digital enterprise that has learned to leverage its strengths, embrace change and adapt to solve real-world challenges. The Halifax-based software-as-a-service company, whose performance tracking and enhancement software are used by some of

Published on: June 8th, 2017 Glenn Weir

Say hello to the Tech in Sports Podcast

Welcome to the Tech in Sports Podcast! Every episode, Paolo Del Nibletto, Mandy Kovacs, and Alex Radu sit down to discuss the week's biggest news in sports technology before debating the topic of the

Published on: June 1st, 2017 Alex Radu

Advanced statistics offer new ways to measure an athlete’s abilities, but do they tell the whole story?

The sporting world has turned to advanced statistics and analytics in recent years, and it’s given fans a variety of new ways to measure an athlete’s skill, play, and success. But with traditional qualities like

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

IoT hits the golf range with TopGolf

The first thing you learn when playing at a TopGolf location is that its not traditional golf where you play 18 holes and you keep score by counting birdies, pars and -- you

Published on: May 27th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Canada in top 20 most fit countries, Fitbit data reveals

If you thought it was hard to reach your step count goals every day, Fitbit may be giving you some extra motivation. The US-based connected wearable fitness device company has identified its list of

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs