Reminder: Cast the Super Bowl to your TV using Chromecast

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Alright cable cutters, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. That means either you are heading to a friends house or staying put and searching for a way to watch the big game. Luckily for you, FOX is streaming the game online  free for everyone through FOX Sports Go. Normally, the service is limited to around six television providers. But for today only, that restriction is gone.

While the FOX Sports Go app has yet to make its way to the Play Store, you won’t be limited to watching on your laptop. Thanks to Google’s little $35 dongle Chromecast, you can cast the game straight to your television. Magical, right?

Let us know in the comments who you are picking to raise the Lombardi Trophy. Good luck with your picks!

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MLB Franchise MVP now available in the Play Store

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Major League Baseball has released a new app into the Play Store that puts you behind the plate to become the best player in the league. MLB Franchise MVP allows you to choose from more than 120 teams from Class A, Double-A, Triple A, and Major League baseball. Every position on the field is yours to take, ranking up along the way to enhance your skills. This is a free-to-play game; therefore, you don’t have to spend anything, but you’ll move along quicker once you spend a few bucks.

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ESPN revamps ScoreCenter as SportsCenter, fresh layout and social integration

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Today, ESPN has unveiled a brand new app. Actually, its a revamp of their very popular ScoreCenter app. Now it is named after their marquee program, SportsCenter. The UI has been refreshed and ESPN highlights the already excellent features that include instant updates on games, breaking news and analysis, options to receive notifications, integration with Twitter to provide up-to-date analysis. The Holo standard is also being used here and the Clubhouses feature is now very clean and attractive.

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Recent Samsung patent filings reveal possible ‘sports smart-glasses’

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It looks as though Samsung’s got their version of “rec specs 2.0″ coming down the pike, as recent patent filings by the company reveal designs for new sports smart-glasses, which connect to your device via micro-USB.

This new device, if it comes to fruition, will of course join the Galaxy Gear smart-watch as part of Samsung’s new line of “wearables.” It isn’t exactly a Google Glass “copy,” especially because it’s got micro-USB connectivity attached, and it is also meant for a separate demographic, athletes.

The patent also describes the device as having integrated earphones for listening to music and taking calls hands-free. It will also be able to display notification alerts while you’re exercising. Hopefully they’ll be compatible with more than one smartphone, unlike the Galaxy Gear at launch…

If Samsung plans to continue with the ‘Galaxy’ brand name, expect the device to be called “Galaxy Glasses.”

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Google Now officially releases widget, new partners, options

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Google announced a new update to Google Now today, including the availability of a widget for home and lockscreens, a function we first spotted yesterday. The widget is not the only new feature included in this update, the fourth released since Google Now was launched. Google has incorporated Rotten Tomatoes movie ratings on the Movie cards to help you make a decision about what movie to go see. Support for Fandago is included so users can pull up their ticket to be scanned at the movie theater. Combined with Google Now’s trip estimating function, you can even get a reminder about when to leave for the theater so you don’t miss the previews. » Read the rest

2K Games releases NBA 2K13 for Android

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For all the fans of the 2K line of basketball games, you will be happy to know that you can play 2K13 anywhere you have a device running Android 4.0 or higher. Yesterday 2K Games released NBA 2K13 on the traditional consoles, but they also released it in the Google Play Store. The game costs $8 and won’t give you the full experience you get on a traditional console, but will let you play full exhibition games as any of the 30 teams. You can also recreate legendary performances in NBA’s Greatest Games mode or play as your favorite team in  the Multiseason Mode. It uses the 2K basketball engine with controls optimized for mobile gaming. Normally I would not expect much from a game like this, Madden 12 anyone, but we will let you be the judge. Use the link or QR code after the break to check the game out in the Play Store.

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ScoreMobile Now Available For Nexus 7 And Other Android Tablets

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Are you a fan of the MLB, NFL, Olympics, NBA, NHL, NCAA, Tennis, PGA, or NASCAR? Good news for you… popular sports app ScoreMobile has been reworked to support tablets, including the Nexus 7. Rather than updating the regular app to work for both phones and tablets, Score Media Ventures Inc. decided to release a tablet-specific version cleverly titled ScoreMobile Tablet.

This version includes everything you liked about the original, retrofitted to a tablet’s screen, plus adds features for TV companion viewing, like play-by-play analysis, interactive Live Blogs and Twitter streams of key games. With the Olympics in full swing, ScoreMobile made sure to add coverage for the London games in addition to the myriad of other sports it already covers.

Nexus 7 sports fans, download the app below for free from the Play Store.

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NCAA March Madness Live App Coming to ‘Selected’ Android Devices In Time for Tourney

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NCAA March Madness is about to begin and just like last year they are going to make PC, smartphone and tablet apps available so you can keep up on all the action, wherever you are. Formerly March Madness on Demand, the new app, March Madness Live, should be available in Google Play for “selected” Android devices before the tournement gets under way on Monday, March 13th. The app will run $3.99 but will give you access to a slew of cool features such as:

  • High quality live streaming video of every game
  • Video highlights of every game
  • Live radio broadcasts of every game
  • Schedules
  • Live scoring and stats
  • Live tournament brackets
  • NCAA Bracket Challenge game
  • My Channels
  • Social Arena

Those are just a few of the features you get for $3.99 and any basketball fan will love this app. Keep your eyes peeled for its release because we should see it over the next few days. Jump past the break to see the full press release.  » Read the rest

Madden NFL 12 is on sale for $0.99 in the Android Market

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With SuperBowl XLVI so close that you can smell the sweat off anxious fans, EA has put its latest Madden installment on sale on the Android Market for $0.99. At $4 less than its usual retail price, some virtual NFL aficionados might rejoice, though some might still have a sour taste in their mouth from previous EA games not pulling the same weight their iOS counterparts have. Unfortunately the Android version of Madden 12 apple hasn’t fallen too far from the tree as some users are reporting download issues, on top of incompatibility with newer phones like the Galaxy Nexus.

All-in-all a buck isn’t too bad for an EA game, regardless of it’s flaws. Give it a shot and tell us if you run into any of the issues other users are reporting.


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GetGlue for Android now supports real-time TV conversations

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GetGlue is everyone’s favorite check-in service for TV shows, Movies, and sports games so wouldn’t it be nice to carry on real-time conversations as well? GetGlue just added the feature, so whether you are watching sports, a reality show, or any other favorite show, you will become part of the real-time conversation. You will see friends who also checked-in and comments from other fans. GetGlue even filters the noise so only interesting comments show.

Along with real-time conversations, they have redesigned the user experience to be more chat-like. You will find a new home screen that is basically a menu that helps you get to where you want quickly, and the check-in flow is now streamlined as it now takes one less screen to check-in.

If you don’t already have GetGlue you have to give it a try. Download links below.

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