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- Last minute tech gifts under $200
If you have not done your shopping by now it might be a little too late for you. I am here to help you out again. Here are few gifts that will be in stock and easy to get a hands on last minute online and delivered on time for Christmas. That being said you should start getting a list together ASAP!
Product Cost Discrption $130 Nimbus is a highly customizable 4-dial dashboard that tracks what’s important to you. Personalize each gauge using your mobile device to keep an array of info up-to-date and available at a glance. $130 A powerful Force for everyday fitness, this sleek wristband is with you all the time. Stay motivated to keep moving with real-time stats right on your wrist. Track steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes throughout the day. $99 Apple TV gives you access to the best 1080p HD content — including blockbuster movies, hit TV shows, live sports, your music, photos, videos, and more — right on your widescreen TV. $199 This palm-sized speaker is small enough to fit easily into a bag (only about two by two by seven inches), but packs the kind of sound you’d expect from Bose.
Mophie Pack for iPhone
$79-$120 When your iPhone battery low or dead, you flip a switch on the back of the Mophie to enable recharging. Mophie color-coded the switch so that it shows a small red band when the case is turned off that turns green when turned on $99 (Review on SaintelDaily.com)
The app and product are a new car accessory kit. They connect to your car so that you can understand what is going on with your beloved vehicle. The accessory plugs into your car’s service part.
$59 Keep your electronics going through the next power outage with the Eton Boost Turbine. $179 Watch and control your entire channel line-up wherever you can connect to the Internet. $99 Other features include one-button emergency dialing even without a SIM card, the ability to be geo-located in an emergency, 9 speed dial buttons, and a built-in LED torch light. $149 Tracks weight, body composition, heart rate, and air quality for up to eight people. Sharp, modern design. Clear display. Comprehensive Web, Android, and iOS app interfaces. Automatic wireless syncing. $29 These handsome accessories feature a standard USB plug on one end and an Apple lighting or 30-pin connector on the other, with stylish woven designs in between, letting you charge up your iDevices without succumbing to the tangled white cable monster. $99 Its Gesture Motion Control for PC or MAC. (Review on SaintelDaily.com)
- EA Sports gets rid of Tiger Woods
EA Sports has had Tiger Woods on the cover of it’s games for 15 years. They stood by him when he had all his issues. They stood by him when he was no longer a winner. However, it seems that Tiger as a cover athlete of it’s PGA Tour franchise is now over.
Vice President and General Manager of Golf Daryl Holt said on the company’s blog that the split was a mutual decision and wished Woods continued success.
EA Sports seems to be dropping cover athletes left and right. They are doing the same thing with the NCAA College Football line of games. Even without Tiger on the cover, EA is moving forward with making PGA-licensed game.
- Google in talks to get NFL Sunday Ticket
Seems that Sunday Ticket is a hot ticket. DirecTV’s rights to the service is coming to an end. That means it is up for grabs to other companies. Media companies that are going head on for the prize have ranged from the usual suspects to giants of tech. Sony wanted it for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft might have some form of it for Xbox One. Now Google is rumored to be in the fight for the NFL. AllThingsD is saying that league officials met with the internet giant. A topic that was on the list was Sunday Ticket. What if Google had a package of rights to air all of the league’s games to out of market viewers came up? DirecTV had been paying $1 billion for Sunday Ticket. Tech companies are paying that for an app. Also Google’s YouTube has experionce in streaming live sports. We will have an answer to this question for some time. As 2014 is right around the corner.
- Air Jordan vs. Kobe vs. King James: Just the stats
For YOU there is only one Jordan and all comparisons to him are an insult. For YOU Jordan is overrated and Kobe is the truth. For YOU Jordan was overrated and Kobe is half as good Jordan. Depending on when YOU grew up, the question of who is the best NBA player ever is not even a debate. In the words of Jay-Z; “Women lie, Men lie, numbers don’t.”
The numbers don’t lie. However it take a moment to think how they would have have been different if James or Kobe would have went to college for 4 years. What would have happen if Jordan had not taken those years off to play baseball. Jordan left at his prime the fist time he walked away from the game. He could have won one more, maybe two more championships.
What can not be argured is that LeBron has a better cast than Jordan ever did. Should Dwyade Wade stay healthy King James could be looking at a lot more rings. I will go on record on stating that James will not get eight championships. It’s just not possible. For as good as he is, he is just not selfish enough to will his team to championship. He does not have the drive to or leadership to build a team up from the ground up. Jordan didn’t leave the Bulls when Pistons use to beat them every year. He learned to play smarter. He learned to how to get the most of his team. Kobe didn’t leave the Lakers when Shaq left. He worked harder and albeit more selfish to get his team to the finals and ultimately the championship. To be fair both Jordan and Kobe had the best coach in the NBA in Phil Jackson. Erik Spoelstra never played in the NBA. He is not a good coach, he was just lucky enough to have a great team put together for him and to have the great president that happens to also be one of the best coaches ever. Pat Riley has served as the head coach of five championship teams and an assistant coach to another. In the end we can’t choose the best player until after they are all done playing.
- MLB sends out subpoenas as the drug probe continues
This is not going away. So, if your name is on the much talked about “list” you should telling yourself I need a plan. Note to said people on the “list” don’t use your phone to make these plans. Major League Baseball’s lawyers have court subpoenas to Federal Express, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile. They are trying to gain records for its investigation of players suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs. The subpoenas was issued last month on May 23. MLB sued Biogenesis of America, anti-aging clinic head Anthony Bosch and five others in Florida’s Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County.
MLB also requested call records and texts for Juan Carlos Nunez and Porter Fischer, who was affiliated with the now-closed anti-aging clinic. Bosch has agreed to cooperate with MLB’s investigation. However the MLB records backup any testimony they may get because the players’ association will challenge any discipline that comes down. Scott Fiedler, the company spokesman for FedEx said that “FedEx complies with all valid subpoenas and we are unable to comment further.” Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and Cabrera are among the players whose names appeared in Biogenesis documents, according to various media reports. All have denied any wrongdoing.
- Spurs steal game 1 from Miami Heat in NBA Finals
Tony Parker who was guarded by LeBron James in the 4th quarter banked in a 16-footer with 5.2 seconds left. Depending on what angle you reviewed the play or what team you supported the shot was either super lucky or a bad call. Parker had 21 points and the older San Antonio Spurs out lasted the younger Miami Heat 92-88 for the win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
Tim “Fundamentals” Duncan had double double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. He also added in three blocks on the night. The Spurs have a chance to win their fifth NBA Championship. There was no rust on the old guys who have not been to the big show since 2007.
LeBron “King” James had 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists for the triple-double. This was King James 10th for his career in the playoffs. However it was his lowest scoring output of the playoffs. Dwyane Wade’s knee did not look to be an issue in this game. Wade scored 17 points but it was not enough for the defending champions. It should be interesting to see what adjustments the Heat make for Game 2 on Sunday night in Miami.
- Super Bowl XLVII will be streamed live by CBS.com
This February 3rd the National Football League will be live streaming Super Bowl XLVII on CBS. Last year the steaming event on NBC had around 2.1 million unique viewers. We wonder if the numbers for the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII to handled by CBS instead of NBC will get more visitors. Also how is mobile going to be handled. We know that Verizon subscribers can watch it on their smartphone via the the NFL Mobile app but what about everyone else? Will CBS Sports app stream the game on the iOS? Side note: The NFL’s own website will also stream the big game.
NFL to stream Super Bowl with CBS; Wild Card Saturday & Pro Bowl with NBC; All four postseason games also available via NFL Mobile from Verizon
MORE THAN 2 MILLION WATCHED SUPER BOWL LIVE STREAM LAST YEAR ON NFL.COM & NBCSPORTS.COM
Super Bowl XLVII on CBS, and the Pro Bowl and the Wild Card Saturday doubleheader games on NBC will be available to fans on television, online and on select mobile phones, the NFL announced today. All four postseason games will also be available on NFL Mobile from Verizon.
Super Bowl XLVII will be broadcast on CBS with fans able to access the live stream from NFL.com and CBSSports.com. NBC’s postseason games – the Wild Card Saturday doubleheader and the Pro Bowl – will be broadcast on NBC as well as streamed live on NFL.com and NBCSports.com.
The live coverage from CBSSports.com, NBCSports.com and NFL.com will come from CBS’ and NBC’s TV coverage of the games. Complementing that stream will be a number of extra features to enrich the viewing experience including additional camera angles, in-game highlights, live statistics and other interactive elements.
Last year’s first-ever live stream of a Super Bowl in the United States attracted 2.1 million users, making it the most-watched, single-game sports event ever online, according to data provided by Omniture and mDialog, surpassing any previously reported record. The live game stream was available on both NBCSports.com and NFL.com as well as NFL Mobile from Verizon.
CBS’ Super Bowl on CBSSports.com will kick off on Sunday, February 3 with Super Bowl XLVII live from New Orleans and will feature CBS Sports’ exclusive broadcast coverage of the game with JIM NANTZ (play-by-play) and PHIL SIMMS (analyst) calling the action.
NBC Postseason Extra will kick off on Saturday, January 5 with NBC’s Wild Card Saturday doubleheader. Coverage will continue on Sunday, January 27 for the 2013 Pro Bowl live from Hawaii. NFL.com and NBCSports.com will feature the audio from NBC’s broadcast teams.
Verizon wireless customers can catch postseason action live on their smartphones with coverage available on NFL Mobile from Verizon. Running on the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network, NFL Mobile from Verizon will be the on-the-go source for real-time coverage. Prior to the games, customers can use NFL Mobile from Verizon to keep up-to-date with breaking news, highlights, video on demand and live NFL Network coverage available on an array of smartphones. NFL Mobile from Verizon is available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers for $5/ month. Data charges may apply for download and use of the application. For more information about NFL Mobile from Verizon including how to purchase the app and a list of compatible devices, visit www.verizoninsider.com/nfl.
- NFL replacement officials are awful
Alright Sunday’s game with New England was bad all the way around. We can all agree on that. The refs blew a few calls here and there but in the end it did not change the game too much. It came down to a field goal. I for one still do not know if the kick was good or not. That was a bad game for all who had to watch or play in it. However, that game paled in comparison to last nights Monday Night Football game on ESPN was ridicules. The NFL after just getting over the labor strike and still dealing with the New Orleans bounty fiasco; can not afford these bad replacement refs.
Week 3 in the NFL seemed like every game had bad calls, especially Monday night. The replacement officials handed over a win to Seattle. That’s right I said handed over because they did not beat Green Bay. That last desperation pass was clearly an interception. The Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate was awarded a touchdown. Again I use the words “awarded”, “given” and “given” because it was not earned. What made the call so bad was that it was really clear to everyone watching that it was an interception. The refs watched the same reply as everyone else and still came back with the same call of touchdown. How is that possible? No one that saw the play can understand because the Packers safety M.D. Jennings had the ball against his body, with the Seahawks Tate getting his arm around the ball. The Replacements also missed the clear shove to cornerback Sam Shields who ended up on the ground.
There is not much that one can do after or during the game. The NFL is going to turn a blind eye to the calls and try to shut down the people it had control over. The Broncos coach John Fox was fined $30,000 on Monday and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $25,000 for verbal abuse of the officials during a Monday night game against Atlanta on Sept. 17. We are sure Belichick and Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will have to pay up as well.
Former NFL coach Jon Gruden, working the game for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” called “tragic” and “comical.”
“Very hard to swallow,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “I have never seen anything like that in my time in football.”
“These games are a joke,” Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman tweeted.
Packers guard T.J. Lang was more emphatic, tweeting that the Packers were robbed “by the refs. Thanks NFL.”
“Nature says for us that we’re going to go out there and push the limit regardless,” Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway said.
“We said, ‘You’re enforcing it from the wrong spot.’ He was adamant that they weren’t doing so,” Coach Schwartz said. “At that point, we just needed to play.” (said after the refs clearly placed the ball in the wrong spot)
“I don’t feel any guilt,” Munchak said. “For us, really the obvious answer is there’s nothing we can do about who’s officiating games. It’s the same for everybody, so go out and don’t get caught up in all that.” (said after his team won because of a bad call)
Browns kicker Phil Dawson said. “You have to have so many car wrecks before they deem that intersection to be dangerous enough — and we’re heading that way. Someone’s going to lose a game, if it hasn’t already happened, to get both sides to a pressure point to get a deal done. It’s sad.”
“Don’t ask me a question about the officials,” Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said. “I’ve never seen anything like that in all my years in football.”
T.J. Lang said “fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.”
Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman tweeted “These games are a joke”
NBA MVP LeBron James tweeted “I simply just LOVE the NFL to much to see these mistakes. I’m sick like I just played for the Packers”
Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach tweeted NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office phone number, saying in a separate tweet that if the ending Monday did not spark an end to the lockout “this season will be a joke.”
- Review Week 2012: NFL Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet 2012
It’s about that time gain folks. Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!? I know I am. Although I love the NCAA (go Mountaineers, Fighting Irish and Wolverines) It does not measure to the pros. I am sure some will argue that it is more pure. To those people I remind them that the kids play on Saturday hoping for the honor to play on Sunday.
Along with that honor is the other side. Players are judged on and off the field. Fantasy football is the ultimate gauge of where a player stacks up. Fantasy football goes beyond what analyst say. It’s literally putting your trust into a player. We guys and some women will do whatever it takes to help out with that goal of winning our Fantasy Football league.
We will go all out to win those bragging rights in the office or with your friends. One of the most popular fantasy apps for the past few years is back and updated. The official fantasy cheat sheet of the National Football League is near real time war room board. The app has the latest player news, injury reports, depth charts, IDP, keepers, ADP, AAV and VBD.
The app goes beyond draft day. Dominate your league week in and week out. The pick Recommendation Engine that uses a custom Value Based Drafting (VBD) algorithm. The players are ranked by value instead of just points. This gives you a better look at how helpful your picks will do throughout the season. AccuScore is updated throughout the week not just once a week like other apps. I love this app because it helps me have peace of mind that I have set my team right. I can lay back and enjoy the game rather than stress that I made a bad pick.
Pro: There is no better app to keep track of your players in your fantasy football league. The number of stats in information that is provided makes the tough choice between trading or keeping a player easy.
Con: The app is not to be used as a standalone. You need an app like Fantasy Monster Pro HD or NFL Fantasy Football 2012 to go with it.
Aye/Nay: This is a Aye. Stay well informed with what is happening with your players and get advised with who is a the best pick every week in the 2012 NFL Football season. $3 to $5 worth it.
iTunes Link: NFL Cheat Sheet 2012 (iPad)
iTunes Link: NFL Cheat Sheet 2012 (iPhone)
- Lance Armstrong gives up fight with USADA over Doping
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong used performance enhancing drugs to cheat his way to the top, according to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The allegations by the USDA are no longer being challenged by Armstrong.
Armstrong called the case an “unconstitutional witch hunt” in declining to fight it in arbitration. Armstrong still however maintained his innocence. The International Cycling Union seems to agree, the sport’s governing body wants the USADA to explain why Armstrong should lose his seven Tour de France titles before commenting on the case.
Armstrong said ”If I thought for one moment that by participating in USADA’s process, I could confront these allegations in a fair setting and — once and for all — put these charges to rest, I would jump at the chance,” Armstrong said in a lengthy prepared statement Thursday evening. “But I refuse to participate in a process that is so one-sided and unfair.”
So now Armstrong who is retired has never failed a drug test will now face a lifetime ban from all elite-level sports and the stripping of his tour titles. Armstrong sued USADA in federal court but when it came to facing a reported 10 former teammates under oath, he walked away.
Armstrong said. “The only physical evidence here is the hundreds of controls I have passed with flying colors. I made myself available around the clock and around the world. In-competition. Out of competition. Blood. Urine. Whatever they asked for I provided. What is the point of all this testing if, in the end, USADA will not stand by it?”
- Lakers get Dwight Howard
Well looks like Kobe will get that 6th ring after all. He now has an all star point gaurd Steve Nash and yesterday a four-team trade sends Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers seem to be very busy this offseason. They still have to have the NBA approve the trade. That sounds like it is a great trade for everyone but just last year the NBA (Sterns) blocked the trade of CP3. The trade is complicated; Lakers will receive Howard, the Denver Nuggets will get Andre Iguodala, the 76ers will receive Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson, and the Magic will get Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic and one protected future first-round pick from each of the other three teams plus the 76ers No. 1 draft pick Moe Harkless.
A meeting with the league office is scheduled for Friday to secure the necessary NBA approval to make the deal official. Lakers forward Pau Gasol who was on the chopping block all summer was not part of the trade. Now before you Lakers fans too excited, keep in mind that Howard will play out the 2012-13 season without extending his contract so he can become a free agent on July 1, 2013. That means after just one season if he is not happy he can leave.
It should be an interesting season as the Thunder should be more mature and able to deal with the Playoffs which they are sure to be in. Also Howard, as good as he has been hurt physically and mentally out of it for awhile. One has to think that Howard acts like and for the most part is a big kid. I don’t see how he will be comfortable in Los Angeles. The spot light there is almost as bad as New York. Dallas Mavericks, who will have the salary-cap space might be a better fit for Howard. That team is also one of Howard’s preferred 3 teams to play for. The teams he has said publicly that he likes are Brooklyn Nets, Lakers and Mavericks.
- James leads the USA Mens Basketball team to victory
Kobe Bryant had 20 points and did what he does best, put games away. Bryant made six straight 3-pointers but just as in the finals, LeBron James stole the spotlight. James finished with a triple-double.
James had 11 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. Bryant is only averaging just 9.4 points per game. However USA had enough to beat the Argentines 126-97 in the final game of pool play.
- Olympic games on Super Hi-Vision comes to Washington, DC
I know you have heard about the Super Hi-Vision broadcast of the Olympics by now right? No? Well this is 8K which is about a 33 megapixel feed. It was used for the opening ceremony in London last week. The setup will be in six locations and one of these locations are Washington, DC. Rumor has it that it will be at the Warner. The Japanese broadcaster NHK is behind the SHV feed and setting all this up. The SHV does not just stop at phenomenal picture but it also has ridiculous sound as well. 22.2 channels of sound to be exact will be pumping out while you immerse yourself in the picture. There are only three 8K Ultra HDTV cameras in the world at the moment and they are all at the Olympic games in London.
With the Super Hi-Vision you don’t get any pixels at all. It is almost like you can touch the objects or interact with the people in the picture. 4K which is supposed to be the next big thing in video media may just get skipped if the prices to produce SHV can get lower. With a feed of 500Mb/s the cost to send out and receive that data is going to be a premium. Then again just like people were willing to pay the extra fee for HD, 60 progressive frames per second of digital goodness might be worth it.
- Giants Win Super Bowl again over Favorited Patriots
Quarterback Eli Manning wins his second Super Bowl MVP after leading the Giants to a 21-17 win over the Patriots. Great game. Good job GMan. Good Super Bowl game. For the 1st time in a long time the game was more entertaining than the commercials.
Eli Manning and the Giants for the 2nd time have taken down Tom Brady and the Patriots. Yes, it took a last-minute touchdown to beat New England 21-17. This is New York’s fourth Super Bowl title and 2nd one at the expense of the Patriots.
Manning became the first QB to open a Super Bowl with nine consecutive completions. Not to be out done, Brady had 16 completions in a row for his own Super Bowl record. In the end though it was Manning who was selected as the MVP.
New England made mistake by having 12 men on the field on a third-and-3 on which the Giants fumbled. That seemed this be how the game would go for them the whole night. So close yet so far and uncharacteristic mistakes. The early safety by Brady set into motion a clue of how the game would end. Brady in distress and the ball thrown away to no particular person.
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- Super Bowl gets high tech. Streams the game live
This year the NFL takes the Super Bowl to the next level. The game will stream live (not really) for the big game. The stream is on a major delay but gives you 5 views to pick from.