The fine folks at ESPN have updated their ScoreCenter app to version 3.0. The update finally adds iPhone 5 support and a new, cleaner UI that should simplify navigation. A welcomed change to an app whose previous versions got very cluttered and confusing. Also, to activate push notification alerts, users must have an ESPN account.
What's New in Version 3.0
- ScoreCenter has been completely revamped and optimized for iPhone 5 and iOS 6. With a new design and simple navigation, ScoreCenter makes it easier than ever to access the latest scores, news, and video clips for all of your favorite teams and sports.
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The Monster iSport Immersion headphones are in-ears that are targeted towards those with an active lifestyle. They stay in your ears while you run, job, bike, hike, swim, surf, and more. The iSport Immersion headphones are also waterproof, sand proof, and sweat proof, so they're ready for all your extreme sporting needs. If they get dirty or sweaty, you can simply throw them in the washing machine (seriously!) and they'll come out good as new. They're available in black and blue, as well as a special yellow Livestrong version as well. You can pick up the Monster iSport Immersion headphones for 28% off.
It’s that time of the year where we can freely get down on junk food, trash talk, and look forward to the commercials just as much as the big game. We're talking about the Super Bowl (oh, and don't forget to enter our Big Game Giveaway!) Each year millions upon millions are dumped on commercials for mere marketing purposes.
Without a doubt, Volkswagen had one of the most successful commercials last year (see video after the jump to jog your memory) and is aiming to repeat its success again this year staying with the Star Wars theme. However, Volkswagen is not the only one fighting for airtime during the big game. Honda, Acura, and Cadillac have aired their Super Bowl commercials early this year and I want to focus your attention on the creativity of the ads.
Manufacturers know that millions will be watching the game on the 5th, and one would think that they would put effort into creating an entertaining commercial. Well one would think, but that’s not always the case. Let’s take a look at the Cadillac ATS spot, above.
We open up the YurBuds Inspite headphones in this episode. The Yurbuds earbuds brand guarantees that the headphones will stay in your ear, no matter what type of physical activity you're doing. They also say that the YurBuds will remain comfortable while you wear them as well. Check out the video for a look at the product! This video is shot at CES 2012. You can pick up a pair of YurBuds on Amazon.
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In an effort to change the negative stigma associated with rehabilitation, many universities are opting for a more playful approach in their physical therapy routines. To this end, the Wii Fit is employed as a “frame of reference” for college athletes. The athletes replicate a series of yoga positions, repeating each stance twice, once with their eyes closed. The next test involves shifting their weight to get on-screen marbles to fall into their respective holes. These balance scores are recorded, and in the event an athlete is injured they will serve as “base scores” for an athlete to replicate before being deemed fully recovered.
The director of research at the Ohio State Sports Concussion Program, Tamerah Hunt, had this to say:
“The athletes love it because what we’ve done is we’ve incorporated this fun game that they’re playing at home into their rehab system. But they’re also enjoying it at a time when they’re injured or at a time when their spirits are down, and they have to come into the athletic training room every day and they have to get all this treatment ... and it’s kind of a reaction of, ‘Oh, this is fun.’ ”
And who ever said all video games did is hurt people?
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For those of you who are outdoor enthusiasts, you might appreciate the Medion Life S47000 digital high definition sports camcorder. This camera is designed to be splash resistant, and it can belay onto your belt. It allows filming of 720p H.264 videos, but only has 90MB worth of internal memory. Fortunately, it comes with an SD/SDHC slot, so no worries about running out of space with the quickness. The S47000 also has a 2 inch screen.
I mentioned before that this might be good for outdoors people, but I don’t know if the S47000 is resilient enough for the extreme sports crowd. Whatever the case, you can purchase it at the Medion online store for 99 Euros (about $164.)
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EA Sports has released Fight Night Round 4 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The boxing game includes both Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson in its total 48 characters. It has a physics-based gameplay engine that should make for more realistic play. Added to the new release is Legacy mode that lets you move up from amateur to the top of the heap. A Photo Game Face tool will help you create your virtual self. Pick one up for $59.99 for either game system.
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Extreme sports freaks will dig the Game Time Schedule Watches. Each is programmed with your favorite team’s schedule as well as the other teams. It provides you with current opponent and game time and future or past games. The watch is available in most major sports types and connects by USB to download the next season’s schedule. It also has an mini-tune to let you know when it is game time, an alarm, backlighting and is water-resistant. Most of them run about $89.00.
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I want to workout without going to the gym – much like the millions of people that have purchased Wiifit. However, I’m not a huge fan of the game. Having to stop every time after a small workout was very time consuming and lead me not to want to “play”. EA Sports Active does not only look like a lot of fun but it also gives you a real workout feeling. Giving you the option to customize your routines and what parts of the body you want to work out, it gives you the variety you need to keep going. It also offers levels from easy to hard so everyone one can accomplish the routine they set out to do.
For those looking for more motivation, they can opt to the 30-day challenge. It’ll keep track of your workouts, nutrition, give you the historic graphs of your progress and will give you tips for relieving stress, eating healthier, and motivation to keep your challenge going.
EA Active is a gym, personal trainer and nutritionist all in one game-like experience. Tons of workout modes, exercises and abilities to customize your sessions, your workouts are sure to never get repetitive and keep you going. It’s a great substitution for anyone that feels WiiFit does not give them a real workout experience.
The Baltimore-based company Under Armour was founded by Kevin Plank, a former football player who wanted a better T-shirt. His apparel is warn by many athletes and will now include “recharge,” a 2 piece body suit that pushes excess water from muscles to the bloodstream and relieves aches and pains. Based on research from the Univ. of Connecticut and Under Armour, the suit could be available by July for ~$200.00 for both pieces. We hope it will soon be there for the rest of us that could use some comfort after an extreme workout.
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