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Free BT Sport for a year with BT Broadband deals, for a limited time only
Was this football season finally going to be the one where you said enough is enough: "no longer will I spend my hard earned cash on watching overpaid prima donnas kicking a glorified pig's bladder around...
The LTE-ready LG Watch Sport won't see release on Verizon
Verizon has cancelled its LTE-ready variant of the LG Watch Sport, Droid Life has learned. This flagship smartwatch was set to spark Android Wear 2.0’s fleet of LTE-connected smartwatches that capitalize...
Jabra's new wireless sports earphones turn the features up to 11
Aussie fitness fanatics can now get themselves a full-time trainer that can monitor their progress for just a single payment of a couple of hundred bucks.The new and improved Sport Coach and the Sport...
Best Apple Watch bands of 2017
You change your clothes everyday, so why not switch up your Apple Watch and Apple Watch 2 band, too?Your Apple Watch is stylish on its own, but just like you have a new change of clothes each day, you...
Verizon undercuts LG with its own $300 Android Wear 2.0 watch
EnlargeVerizon reader comments 7 Share this story On the heels of Google and LG announcing two new smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0, Verizon is getting in on the action as well. The cellular provider...
Why you won't be able to tie your mobile number to the LG Watch Sport in the UK
LG’s new all-singing, all-dancing Android Wear watch - the LG Watch Sport - has a wealth of features. One of those is a SIM slot but, unlike our American cousins, Brits won’t be able to tie their current...
LG Watch Sport review: Google’s bulky watch breaks free from the smartphone
reader comments 7 Share this story The LG Watch Sport. There's a speaker on the side, but don't expect it to get used for much. On the other side are big, chunky buttons. The back is plastic, and you'll...
It’s Android Wear 2.0 launch day—here’s what’s getting updated
Enlarge / The Android Wear 2.0 watch face, app drawer, and a notification. reader comments 0 Share this story It's launch day for Android Wear 2.0, Google's first major smartwatch update in, well, ever....
LG Watch Sport
The LG Watch Sport comes ready to play, offering more bells, whistles and watch faces than any other smartwatch or fitness tracker to date.Headlined by Android Wear 2.0, this feature-packed watch debuts...
LG Watch Sport and Watch Style features revealed in one final leak
LG is heavily rumored to be announcing two new Android Wear devices very soon; the Watch Sport and Watch Style. These will be the first devices to run Android Wear 2.0, and new leaked details have confirmed...
LG Watch Sport could have more features than the Apple Watch, but cost you less
Rumor has it LG is about to announce two new Android Wear 2.0 watches - the LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport – but one will cost quite a bit more and boast LTE and Android Pay onboard.Android Police...
Here's our best look yet at LG's upcoming Android Wear 2.0 watches
There's some strong speculation suggesting that LG and Google are planning to launch two new smartwatches on February 9 to celebrate the arrival of Android Wear 2.0, and we've now got a clear look at...
Bernie Ecclestone is no longer running Formula 1
Enlarge / Chase Carey (center) is the new CEO of Formula 1. Bernie Ecclestone (right) made the sport what it is today, but he's in charge no more.Getty Images | Lars Baron reader comments 0 Share this...
This might be our first look at Google and LG's Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches
Android Wear 2.0 is launching on February 9, and now we may have our first look - albeit a blurry one - at the LG-built smartwatches that will carry Google's updated wearable operating system. The picture...
BT Sport to cost money for BT TV customers for the first time at start of new season
Starting next season, BT has announced that it will be charging its BT TV customers £3.50 a month for its BT Sport service. This is a big change for the supplier, as previously it had been providing its...
Google and LG to debut two smartwatches on February 9
The first smartwatches to launch with Android Wear 2.0 will be built by LG. In close collaboration with Google, it will launch the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style concurrently on February 9 – not so...
You can pick up a Series 1 Apple Watch for under £200 right now
If you’ve been thinking about picking up a smartwatch to match your new iPhone 7 but you’ve been hesitant to pay the significant Apple price tag, you might be interested in Argos’ current Apple Watch...
This is might be the best way to save on an Apple Watch right now
If you're hunting for an Apple Watch, stop right now. The tech giant has just started selling refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 editions on the US Apple Store, offering previously owned yet...
Sony admits to plotting PlayStation’s HDR launch for three years
Enlarge / Gran Turismo Sport in VR, presented in a custom virtual racing cockpit.Sam Machkovech reader comments 2 Share this story This screen, and the others in this gallery, are rendered in SDR. That...
Formula 1 to be bought by US-based Liberty Media Group
Enlarge / Formula 1 made Bernie Ecclestone one of the richest men on earth. For the last 10 years its made CVC Capital Partners at least $5 billion in profit. But it's to have a new owner, in the form...
Missed out on Olympics tickets? Just buy a Gear VR
BBC Sport is set to launch its first dedicated app for viewing 360 videos ahead of the Rio Olympic Games, which open this Saturday. You will be able to use the BBC Sport 360 app, which is available for...
EE offers free BT Sport – how to get it and what's really on offer
EE has announced that its customers will be getting free access to BT Sport, the first proper tie-in between the two brands since BT took over the double-lettered network.However, it's not going to be...
How AI is guarding Wimbledon's tennis traditions, and its digital future
Wimbledon's famous All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, bedecked in the iconic purple and green and overflowing with Ivy, flowers and generations of tradition might, at first look, seem like a strange...
Gran Turismo Sport coming to the PS4 in November
Gran Turismo Sport breaks cover. Get ready, PS4 racers, because the world's best-selling racing game franchise is finally ready to return to our consoles. At a Thursday evening event in London, Polyphony...
‘F1 is clearly a sport for men’
You’re telling me we’re no longer living in the 1950s? AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC F1 SUPREMO Bernie Ecclestone has stirred up controversy in the racing world again. But this time, he has support from...
2016 Audi S7 review - Roadshow
For the 2016 model year, Audi increased the power from the S7's 4-liter engine, upgraded the cabin electronics with an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and 4G LTE data, added new driver assist features as part...
Think $50 off Apple Watch is a good deal? How about $100? - CNET
CNET's Cheapskate scours the Web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the CNET Deals...
2016 BMW 340i Sedan
In a segment crowded with great cars, the BMW 3 Series has long reigned as the benchmark compact luxury sedan against which the competition is ultimately judged. For the 2016 model year, the 3 Series gets...
2016 Infiniti Q50s Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
A good sports sedan is hard to find. Some are too big, others have a less than optimal transmission, while many are just downright unaffordable.I've always thought that Infiniti designed a pretty sexy...
2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
Roadsters are fun, nimble little two-seat cars with removable tops, perfect for a day in the sun. Except when they're not. The Mercedes-Benz SL, with two seats and a convertible top, is what you'd expect...
Triumph upgrades Tiger Sport with revised engine and electronic safety systems
One of Triumph's best-selling models, the Tiger Sport, has received a host of updates for 2016. The 1050 cc in-line triple engine has been redesigned for more torque and lower fuel consumption, coupled...
Motorola’s 360 Sport Lets You Swipe While You Sweat
In the slow march towards smarter everything, one specific space has been tough to take on: sports watches. No matter what anyone tells you, a very basic, very usable Garmin or Fitbit still beats...
Keeping football tough but safe
Many sports are dangerous, but few are dangerous by design. For years the powers-that-be behind American Football tried to hide it, but it became too serious. The more it was studied, the taller the pile...
2017 Lexus LC 500 Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
Lexus' fight against its grandparents' car reputation previously resulted in the LFA super car and, more recently the RC 350, a nice little sport coupe. At the Detroit auto show, Lexus picks up a thread...
2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
Sleepers -- cars that look decidedly ordinary but secretly pack a high-performance punch -- are nothing new in the auto industry. These unassuming creations promise big fun in plainspoken, traffic-citation-resistant...
Quidditch Pong: The perfect excuse to chug your Butterbeer - CNET
Enlarge ImageQuidditch Pong combines the steady hands and steel concentration needed to play Quidditch with the chugging ability and iron stomach needed to play Pong. Unofficial Quidditch Pong It's a shame...
How the music industry is fighting online fraud
While this type of activity is deemed illegal, there are other types of behavior encouraged by protest at the meager royalties paid to artists, rather than profit. High-profile examples include the Michigan-based...
LG G Flex 3 may be a CES 2016 no-show
Over the past two years, LG has taken the stage at the annual CES show in Las Vegas to unveil the curvy G Flex and G Flex 2.But with CES 2016 only a few weeks away now, we've heard near nothing about the...
Walmart.com Begins Selling The Apple Watch
Walmart has now become the latest large retailer to carry the Apple Watch. The company’s U.S. website has begun selling the Apple Watch Sport and various accessories, including the Sport Band...
Lotus Exige goes on a diet, with the Sport 350
Lotus has unveiled the Exige Sport 350 model with full specifications and a price starting at £55,900 (US$84,848). The Exige Sport 350 is the latest revival of the "Sport" name for the carmaker and weighs...
House of Marley Chant Sport
There are so many portable Bluetooth speakers, that it can be hard for solid performers to stand out from the pack. That's certainly the case for The House of Marley Chant Sport, which does little to set...
Research defines 'sport shopping'
Two SF State business professors publish article on a newly identified type of consumer for whom shipping is akin to athletic competition. The finish line is in sight, the rush of victory just past the...
2017 Lincoln MKZ Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
LOS ANGELES -- Bringing an advanced 400-horsepower engine, a sport suspension mode, LED headlights and a thumpin' stereo to bear, Lincoln hopes to lower the average age of its buyers to at least 54. But...
Lotus adds new, lighter Elise models
Lotus has returned to its roots, adding a new Elise Sport and Elise Sport 220 model to its lineup. The Elise 1.6 and Elise S have been discontinued in favor of these new, lighter Lotus Elise models......
2016 Will Be The Year Of The Sales Stack
Selling is a competitive sport, and quota-seeking salespeople are the athletes of that sport: They are scored and compared, there are frontrunners and underdogs and there are winners and losers....
Study says cheerleading could help challenge gender stereotypes
New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that cheerleading has the potential to challenge traditional ideas about gender and to be an inclusive activity for both boys and girls....
The emerging phenomenon of "sport shopping"
Just like elite athletes, 'sports shoppers', a newly discovered breed of shopper, have timing down to the second, know just where to compete, and the trophy that must be brought home. "The 'sport shopper'...
Audi rolls out updated A8 L 4.0T Sport for the low-key speed freak
Enlarge ImageThe 2016 Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport -- a perfect model name, if you're not into the whole brevity thing. Audi If you're looking for a full-size luxury car brimming with power, odds are you'll look...
How the World's Best Athletes Got That Way
This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Yasmin Tayag The modern sports star is a new breed of human. As Mark McClusky describes in his book Faster, Higher, Stronger, training hard with a good coach...
Benz's rakish sports SUV isn't for everyone -- that's by design
If you're a Mercedes-Benz dealer or fan, chances are you've been expecting this GLE-Class Coupe for some time. That's because the cross-town rivals at BMW have already been offering a very similar slantback...
Updated: New Apple Watch bands: here's all 19 straps in one place
New Apple Watch bands and styles ready for fallUpdate: The Hermès bands are up for grabs now. Check out page 14 for more details on the luxury strap pricing and buying locations.Rather than announcing...
The Range Rover Sport SVR has Spec Ops performance
XCAR: The Range Rover Sport SVR has Spec Ops performance 9:27 / September 24, 2015Land Rover have their own Special Operations department that creates the ultimate cars in their range. The Sport SVR is...
A sport plane for the masses? Fun, sure -- if you have $189,000 to spare
NEW YORK -- The sun was shining and the wind was blowing as I leaned back in my seat, my elbow hanging out the window. It was a typical summer day spent cruising around the city. Only I was 500 feet above...
A 20-year VC explains what really happens in the boardrooms of venture-backed companies
There's a lot of mystique about what happens at board meetings and a lot of imagined board-room drama. I read commentary or Twitter or blogs and realize that there are also strongly held convictions that...
A Netflix executive explained how it's preparing for a future without Disney
Disney made big waves recently when it said it would remove its movies from Netflix by 2019. But in an interview with Variety, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said the company is preparing...
Top Amazon recruiter reveals how you can score a job at the retail giant
Park's next piece of advice for young professionals is to be "relentlessly curious." She says the company always asks itself: "Can something be better?" Curiosity is particularly important, says Park,...
Pandora appoints Roger Lynch as new CEO
Pandora is under new leadership, after its founder stepped aside as CEO for the second time earlier this summer. Roger Lynch, who has held leadership roles at companies like Sling TV and Dish, will be...
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