Thursday, June 17

Sports

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NHL Live and Sportsnet Now + is almost the perfect NHL streaming package

If you love being confused by the strict NHL regional broadcasting rules, you've come to the right place. Rogers-owned streaming service Sportsnet Now has gotten a big NHL-focused update, but it's not yet a one-stop-shop platform for hockey. That is not to say that it is not a good deal; For some fans, this is a perfect option. But it looks like it's going to be a disappointment to others. The announcement is that subscribers to the top-tier Sportsnet Now + option now also have access to the NHL Live app. That basically means you can stream hockey from two apps for the price of one. Why would you need two hockey streaming apps? Well that's because nothing in life is easy and, surprise, a lot of people are going to need three apps because TSN exists too. To get started, I'll de...
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Soccer game AI camera operator repeatedly mistakes bald head for ball

While artificial intelligence has been able to successfully create a realistic simulation of Wimbledon matches, it seems to have more problems with soccer. At least, that was the case with a recent match with the Scottish soccer team Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC. With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in games without a hearing, the Inverness Caledonian Thistle has since been using an automatic camera system with “built-in AI ball-tracking technology” to track the action. However, it did not go as planned in the team's late October game against Ayr United. For much of the game, the camera looked away from the ball and looked at the linesman, who had a shiny bald spot. Obviously, he was mixing the two round and similarly sized s...