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Mayweather Pacquio Fight

Periscope piracy plagues Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

May 4th, 2015

Billed as the “fight of the century,” this weekend’s Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight was undoubtedly the biggest sports event of the weekend, an impressive feat given the ongoing NBA playoffs and Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. While upwards of three million people ordered the pay per view event (at $100 a pop no less), many others were …

Windows Software Update

How a slow Windows software update punished a German basketball team

March 27th, 2015

There’s a hilarious story coming out of Germany which relays how a slow Windows software update ended up relegating a German basketball team to a lower tiered league. A quick backdrop: It’s common across some European sports leagues to move under-performing teams to lower tiered divisions. As a quick analogy, it’d be akin to the …

Basketball Trick Shots

Video: The most insane Arcade Basketball skills you’ve ever seen

February 21st, 2015

If you decide to escape the freezing cold this weekend by heading out to an arcade, you better hope you don’t run into and challenge this guy to a game of Arcade Basketball. If you think you have a little bit of skill when it comes to shootin’ hoops, this guy will have you questioning …

BitTorrent inventor’s new p2p tech could ‘kill off television’

February 14th, 2012

BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen took the stage at the San Francisco MusicTech Summit on Monday and gave onlookers a live demonstration of his new peer-to-peer live video streaming technology. Cohen’s new tech is potentially capable of streaming live video to millions of Internet-connected devices without the need for a central infrastructure, and he said the …

Microsoft's Windows Phone GM quits to launch own company

August 8th, 2011

Microsoft’s General Manager of the Windows Phone Developer Experience on Monday announced that he is leaving Microsoft to launch a start up. Kindel did not share the details of his new endeavor, and his public profile on networking site LinkedIn lists him as Founder and CTO of <redacted> at A super secret stealth startup. “[The …

BGR Breaks it Down: Subscribing to calendars on your iPhone

July 18th, 2009

A sometimes overlooked feature that has been made incredibly simple on the iPhone is the ability to subscribe to a variety of calendars. Many are familiar with CalDAV as it adds a quick and easy way to keep your iPhone or iPod touch in sync with your Google Calendar, but did you know you can …

EA Sports Active: EA’s competitor to Wii Fit due on May 19th

February 19th, 2009

Electronic Arts made it known earlier this month that it would be looking to the Nintendo Wii to help propel its lackluster performance of late, and it looks like it picked the perfect place to start. We’re surprised it has taken this long for a company to issue a product that competes with the Wii …

TicketStumbler: Putting Aggregation to Good Use

August 14th, 2008

In the world of Web 2.0, “aggregate” is the word of the month. It seems like 50 new services pop up every day trying to make a business out of aggregating data from other services. Some are mildly successful and a handful experience big success but most just flounder and flop. Why? Because trying to …