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The NBA will use Microsoft Teams to virtually seat fans courtside

By av, basketball, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, entertainment, Microsoft, microsoft teams, National Basketball Association, nba, News, video conferencing

When the National Basketball Association (NBA) restarts its season on July 30th, it will use Microsoft Teams to recreate the atmosphere of a packed arena without any fans physically present. As part of its ongoing partnership with Microsoft, t…

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NBA and Microsoft plan personalized, AI-powered game streaming

By AI, artificial intelligence, azure, basketball, broadcast, engadget, entertainment, games, live, Microsoft, nba, nba g league, News, on-demand, partner, personalized, rewards, stats, wnba

Microsoft and the NBA are teaming up to deliver personalized game broadcasts that use machine learning and AI to learn fans’ preferences. To start, they’ll broadcast live and on-demand games via Microsoft Azure and add personalized real-time s…

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NBA 2K tournament starts Friday with Kevin Durant, Trae Young and more

By basketball, Business, coronavirus, covid-19, devin booker, engadget, entertainment, esports, gaming, kevin durant, nba, nba 2k20, Sports, trae young

Confirming yesterday's leak, the NBA announced an esports tournament that will kick off this Friday, with games broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2. The NBA 2K Players Tournament will pit 16 current NBA players against one another, with finals…

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Alexa can now provide traffic updates and severe weather alerts

By 2020 election, alexa, Amazon, amazon alexa, amazon echo, commute, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, home, nba, services, traffic, Transportation, weather

Depending on where you live, traffic can be unpredictable, making it yet another thing to check while getting ready for work. Alexa should make planning your commute a bit easier with a new voice control skill. Just ask Alexa about your commut…

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Sacramento Kings guests can use ‘smart’ bottles to pour their own drinks

By alcohol, basketball, beer, beverage, drink, engadget, food and drink, foodanddrink, gear, IoT, liquor, nba, sacramento kings, Sports, wine

The Sacramento Kings are fond of using technology as a hook to fill seats, but their latest may be particularly alluring if you’re in the position to score premium tickets. The basketball team is using connected bottle tops from NINA that let you po…

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Clearview AI leak names businesses using its facial recognition database

By aclu, AI, breaking news, cbp, clearview, clearview ai, computer vision, engadget, facial recognition, ice, machine learning, nba, Security, tomorrow

One of the most vehement arguments against Clearview AI’s practice of scraping billions of photos from millions of public websites to build its facial recognition database was that the company’s data storage and security protocols were both untested…

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Nike will drop exclusive, limited-edition sneakers inside ‘NBA 2K20’

By 2k, 2k sports, 2k-games, 2k20, av, basketball, design, engadget, entertainment, esports, footwear, gaming, gear, Internet, LeBron James, nba, nba 2k, nba 2k20, nike, nike snkrs, shoe, shoes, sneaker, sneakers, snkrs, Sports, wearables

Those of you who are into NBA 2K know that, for years, you’ve been able to buy sneakers from different brands for your virtual player in the game. But now, thanks to a new partnership between Nike and software publisher 2K Sports, you’ll have a chanc…

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Verizon’s sports arena 5G doesn’t reach every seat

By 5g, arena, basketball, Business, chase center, coverage, engadget, gear, hockey, Internet, Internet speed, Mobile, nba, nhl, pepsi center, talking stick resort arena, verizon

Last week, Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) bragged about offering 5G coverage in three major basketball and hockey arenas. Turns out there’s a pretty big catch. That 5G is only available in some of the seating areas.

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Nike opens NBA season with YouTube-themed Kevin Durant sneakers

By av, basketball, design, engadget, entertainment, gear, google, Internet, kd12, kevin durant, nba, nike, nike kd12, Sports, wearables, youtube

As the 2019-2020 NBA season gets ready to tip off on October 22nd, Nike has unveiled new colors of its signature basketball sneakers for opening week. One of those is the KD12 “YouTube,” the latest edition of Kevin Durant’s performance shoe that’s th…

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Tencent highlights in Q2 2019; revenues, games, digital content

By advertising, chinainternetwatch, entertainment, nba, online gaming, q2 2019, technology, Tencent

Tencent’s total revenues were RMB88,821 million (USD12,920 million) in Q2 2019, an increase of 21% over the second quarter of 2018 according to its financial results. Operating profit was RMB27,521 million (USD4,003 million), an increase of 26% YoY. And, the operating margin increased to 31% from 30% last year. Revenues from VAS increased by 14% […]

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Drake sparks hundreds of fake eBay listings for Steph Curry’s hair lint

By art, aubrey graham, basketball, drake, draymond green, eBay, engadget, gear, Golden State Warriors, Internet, nba, NBA Finals, raptors, scam, scams, Sports, steph curry, stephen curry, toronto raptors, warriors

Aubrey Graham, better known to the world as Drake, is basically a human meme. He has this uncanny ability to make people on the internet want to turn anything he does into viral content. Drake also happens to be an ultimate troll. Last night, …

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Inside Nike’s DIY studio for Snapchat selfie filters

By airjordan, AR, art, augmentedreality, av, Business, cameras, engadget, entertainment, filter, Filters, gadgetry, gear, Internet, Jordan, lebronjames, lens, Lenses, lensstudio, nba, nike, selfie, selfies, snap, snapcamera, snapchat, snapinc

Snapchat’s Lens Studio, which lets anyone create their own augmented reality filters, has been a big hit for the company. There are now more than 250,000 Lenses created by independent users, and those have been viewed over 15 billion times. Still, Sn…

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Unboxing Nike’s self-lacing Adapt BB sneakers is like opening a smartphone

By adapt, adaptbb, basketball, Business, design, engadget, entertainment, fitadapt, footwear, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, Mobile, nba, nike, nikeadapt, nikeadaptbb, powerlaces, self-lacing, selflacing, shoes, sneakers, Sports, wearables

It was exactly a month ago that Nike took the wraps off of Adapt BB, its latest pair of shoes with power laces, and now the company is finally ready to bring them to the masses. The Adapt BB will launch globally on February 17th, although some…

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A closer look at Nike’s Adapt BB auto-lacing basketball shoes

By adapt, adaptbb, basketball, design, engadget, entertainment, fitadapt, footwear, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hands-on, hyperadapt, Mobile, nba, nike, nikeadapt, nikeadaptbb, nikedaptbb, nikefitadapt, nikehyperadapt, powerlaces, selflacing, shoes, sneakers, Sports, video, wearables

Back in December of last year, Nike revealed during its quarterly earnings call that it was getting ready to introduce a $350 self-lacing basketball shoe. Ever since, sneakerheads have been highly anticipating the successor to the 2016 H…

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Nike teases self-lacing shoes you can control from your phone

By adaptbb, baskbetball, basketball, design, engadget, entertainment, footwear, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hyperadapt, Mobile, nba, nike, powerlaces, selflacing, shoes, sneakers, Sports, wearables

Ahead of the launch of its first self-lacing basketball shoes this week, Nike just posted a major tease to get people hyped. And while we can’t see what the sneakers actually look like, it does appear you’ll be able to adjust their power laces using…

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Jack Dorsey talks NBA Twitter and Kevin Durant’s burner account

By adamsilver, av, basketball, Business, CES, ces2019, engadget, entertainment, gear, Internet, interview, jackdorsey, kevindurant, nba, nbatwitter, Sports, Twitter

Fresh off the announcement of a new partnership between Twitter and the NBA, today CEO Jack Dorsey sat down with the league’s Commissioner Adam Silver at CES 2019. They talked about NBA games coming to Twitter for the first time, which won’t be like…

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Jack Dorsey talks NBA Twitter and Kevin Durant’s burner account

By adamsilver, av, basketball, Business, CES, ces2019, engadget, entertainment, gear, Internet, interview, jackdorsey, kevindurant, nba, nbatwitter, Sports, Twitter

Fresh off the announcement of a new partnership between Twitter and the NBA, today CEO Jack Dorsey sat down with the league’s Commissioner Adam Silver at CES 2019. They talked about NBA games coming to Twitter for the first time, which won’t be like…

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Nike’s new PlayStation sneakers pay homage to Sony’s classic console

By basketball, design, dualshock, engadget, entertainment, footwear, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, hands-on, hypebeast, hypebeasts, nba, nike, nikesnkrs, paulgeorge, playstation, playstationclassic, psclassic, shoes, sneakers, snkrs, Sony, videogames, wearables

The first week of December couldn’t get much better for PlayStation fans. On top of the launch of Sony’s miniature PS Classic on December 3rd, Nike also has something in store for them in the next few days. On December 1st, the sportswear giant will…

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GOAT sneaker marketplace partners with NBA player Kyle Kuzma

By athlete, Business, engadget, entertainment, goat, Internet, kuzma, kylekuzma, lakers, Mobile, nba, onlineshopping, services, sneakers

Online sneaker marketplace GOAT announced that Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma will serve as the company’s brand ambassador. Today’s announcement marks the first partnership between a sneaker reselling platform and a professional athlete. Durin…

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NBA League Pass transforms games into VR viewing parties

By basketball, engadget, entertainment, facebook, Internet, nba, nbaleaguepass, nextvr, Oculus, oculusvenues, Sports, Streaming, virtualreality, VR, wearables

Live sports broadcasts in VR tend to be solitary affairs, but they’re about to become decidedly more social. Now that the 2018-2019 NBA season is getting underway, NBA League Pass and NextVR have revealed that they’re offering shared viewing through…

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Start your ‘NBA 2K19’ MyCareer before the game is even out

By 2kgames, 2ksports, av, basketball, engadget, entertainment, games, gaming, gear, Internet, Microsoft, nba, nba2k, nba2k19, Sony, Sports, taketwointeractive, videogames

NBA 2K19 doesn’t come out until September 7th (Anniversary Edition), but those of you who are impatiently waiting for the game can get a good taste for it starting today. Thanks to the Prelude demo, you can can play the first chapter of this year’s M…

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Bixby will start collecting sports scores and news next month

By android, Bixby, digitalassistant, engadget, epl, galaxy, galaxys9, galaxys9plus, gear, mlb, Mobile, nba, NFL, nhl, Samsung, thescore

Bixby Home is getting smarter. Well, in the sense that now in the US, Samsung’s virtual assistant will offer sports scores and up-to-the-minute news coverage through a partnership with theScore. Swiping right on “select” Galaxy device home-screens in…

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