I've always said that if there is ever a time to talk about video games, it's at a college football game. Of course, I'm almost always wrong about these kinds of things. But not this time! I've finally been validated in the form of a halftime show marching band. Check it out.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- A revamped Myspace will stay 'true to roots'
- Check out the latest episode of Aunt Jill's own podcast, Jill on Money!
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Video voice mail: Lance from Salt Lake can't climb mountains, drives instead.… Read more
We're now in the second week of the NFL football season, and if you're a fan of the game you probably already know when and where you're going to watch your favorite team play this weekend. But when it's not game watching time in the middle of the week, or even at halftime, these are some great games that make you a part of the action without getting too involved.
There are full American football game options at the App Store like Madden NFL 12 and Gameloft's NFL series, but neither are nearly as good as what you would find on a console and the touch-screen interfaces leave a lot to be desired. That's why instead of talking about those games here, I went with easier to pick up and play arcade-like football games that won't keep you glued to your iPhone for a long time.
This week's collection of iOS apps let you focus on playing as specific players on a football team. The first focuses on running, letting you dodge tackles, and even showboat as you run into the end zone. The second lets you play as a kicker, sending the football through the goal posts or trying to get the perfect punt right by the goal line. The third puts you in the shoes of a quarterback as you swipe to make perfect passes to moving receivers.… Read more
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Coaching a football team is a complicated endeavor, so it makes sense to take advantage of tools that can help manage the many tasks that football coaches have to handle. Football Roster Organizer is a simple program coaches can use to create and print rosters for each game, as well as analyze previous performance. If you've been creating rosters on paper or in a spreadsheet, Football Roster Organizer is an alternative that's worth checking out.
Football Roster Organizer has a plain and intuitive interface; it won't be winning any beauty contests, but it's easy to figure … Read more
Tuesday's top stories score a touchdown against trolls:
YouTube is hoping to reduce its troll population by letting users go by their real names. Google+ accounts can now be used as a YouTube identity. The switch can be done in settings. Before making the change, users can review past activity and delete any undesirable comments. But this isn't a required switch. Users can keep their existing account names.
Video game publisher Electronic Arts may not have the monopoly over pigskin for long. Back in 2008, EA was sued for making exclusive licensing deals with the NFL, NCAA and … Read more
Human judgment hasn't done much for human development over the last, say, 50 years.
This has allowed machines to take over and begin to dictate.
You'd think that there might be limits. You'd think that politicians were selfless.
The latest machine creation which tries to squeeze the human mind and reduce it to a grape pip is Artificial Intelligence software that picks the perfect fantasy football team.
This is the brainbaby of three academics from the University of Southampton in England.
Lecturer in Computer Science Sarvapali Ramchurn, student Tim Matthews, and visiting researcher and George Chalkiadakis have … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 show:
- Soccer to adapt goal line, ball-tracking technology.
- Friday's history lesson: AOL's longest running employee on the history of AOL chat rooms.
- British Airways will google passengers in preflight.
- Best Buy lays off 650 Geek Squad employees nationwide.
There's a retrograde little sports event happening in England this week called Wimbledon.
The organizers still force players to wear predominantly white clothing. Yes, even on the practice courts.
And yet, way back in 1980, Wimbledon began employing Cyclops technology to make service line calls.
Meanwhile, soccer (or football, as most of the world knows it) contented itself with sad little men carrying flags, often somehow blind to balls crossing the goal line.
But that perhaps will soon be no more. For the BBC reports that the International Football Association Board has finally decided that it should experiment with goal-line technology, starting in December at the slightly insignificant FIFA Club World Cup (not to be confused with the World Cup).… Read more
I'm not one to watch an NFL game on TV or toss around the pigskin in the park, but if I did I would probably benefit from this magnetic football.
Ultimate Reception is a campaign on crowd-funding site IndieGoGo aimed at developing a magnetic football and gloves that improve catching ability.
Actually, the gloves are embedded with powerful magnets that attract a special layer in the football's skin. They're strong enough so that the ball will stick to the glove when the arm is outstretched and palm down. … Read more