But you might have to pay extra to watch March Madness on the platform. News 

Max to provide free live sports streaming for a limited time

In the upcoming weeks, Max appears poised to enter the realm of sports streaming. Warner Bros. Discovery is considering enticing users by providing live sports content at no additional expense for a few months, with the intention of eventually introducing an additional charge for such services. When WBD unveiled the new-look Max (formerly HBO Max) in April, it said it would unveil plans for live sports at some point this year. The company broadcasts NBA, MLB and NHL games on its linear networks, and according to Bloomberg, it has been…

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ICC World Cup 2023: The combination of a global audience and the increased online activity surrounding the event presents a golden opportunity for malicious actors to launch a variety of cyberattacks News 

Alert: Cybersecurity Risks to Look Out For Before Attending ICC World Cup 2023

While Indian cricket fans are looking forward to the ICC World Cup 2023, another group is just as excited about the event, albeit for nefarious reasons – cybercriminals. Major international sporting events like the ICC World Cup attract billions of viewers and fans, creating a perfect storm for cybercriminals. The combination of a global audience and increased online activity surrounding the event provides a great opportunity for malicious actors to launch a variety of cyber attacks. THREATS Fake tickets: Cybercriminals can create fake tickets and sell them to unsuspecting fans.…

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This isn't the first time an algorithm from University of Zurich has bested human fliers. News 

AI Pilot Outperforms Professional Drone Racers in Competition

An AI system has once again demonstrated its superiority over human trainers, raising concerns about our species’ ability to survive future robot uprisings. Researchers from the University of Zurich, in collaboration with Intel, recently tested their AI piloting system called “Swift” against three world champion drone racers. Surprisingly, none of the racers were able to surpass its fastest time, indicating the remarkable capabilities of the AI. Swift is the culmination of years of artificial intelligence and machine learning research at the University of Zurich. In 2021, the team pitted an…

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A monthly payment option is now available in most states, while student plans are on the way. News 

NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube Now Includes Live Chat and Highlights in Short Videos

YouTube has announced additional features for NFL Sunday Ticket this season, including the ability to engage in live chat and read others’ opinions during football games. These features will be accessible on both mobile devices and televisions. YouTubers can watch live NFL highlights on Shorts. On Sunday afternoons, highlights include a red Live ring around the channel’s Avatar, and clicking on this will direct users to the NFL Channel’s Live tab. That’s where Sunday Ticket subscribers can decide which game (or games thanks to multi-view options) to start watching. Another…

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Where to find all of the matches being played in Australia and New Zealand. Gadgets 

Learn How to Watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Online

The FIFA Women’s World Cup, a highly anticipated sporting event that occurs every four years, is set to begin this week. The United States Women’s National Team aims to make history by securing their third consecutive title. Can they replicate the success they achieved in 2015 and 2019? Meanwhile, the Lionesses of England hope to bring the trophy home. Could an underdog surprise everyone? We have all the details on how and when to stream the entire tournament, starting with the first matches tomorrow morning Eastern Time (Thursday, July 20th).…

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You'll finally be able to transfer your progress from one year's edition to the next. Gaming 

Female Soccer Clubs to be Included in Football Manager in 2024

Sports Interactive announced in 2021 its plans to include women’s soccer in the popular simulation game, Football Manager. Now, the company has provided more details on the timeline for this addition. In a recent blog post discussing the future of the franchise, Sports Interactive confirmed that women’s teams will be introduced in Football Manager 2025, the upcoming edition set to release next year. The studio initially said it would take some time to bring women’s soccer to market because it wanted to offer the same depth as the men’s game.…

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A tool using generative AI technology will provide audio commentary for match highlights videos on the Wimbledon website and app. (Pixabay) AI 

Uncertainty Surrounds Role of Wimbledon Line Judges as Grand Slam Embraces Artificial Intelligence

For the time being, Wimbledon’s technology leaders have assured that line judges are not in danger, despite the tournament’s adoption of artificial intelligence on its grass courts. The All England Club and global technology giant IBM on Wednesday announced new artificial intelligence features for the championships, which begin early next month. Using generative AI technology, the tool provides audio commentary for match highlights on the Wimbledon website and app. And the “draw analysis” feature uses artificial intelligence to determine how favorable the path to the final might be for each…

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Think 'Drive to Survive' married with 'Full Swing.' News 

F1 Drivers and Professional Golfers to Compete in Upcoming Netflix Livestreamed Golf Tournament

Netflix is reportedly in discussions to livestream a celebrity golf tournament that would bring together Formula 1 drivers and professional golfers. This would mark the streaming service’s first foray into live sports broadcasting. The event is expected to feature personalities from Netflix documentaries Full Swing and Drive to Survive, which follow F1 drivers and pro golfers. However, talks are still in the early stages, according to The Wall Street Journal. A celebrity golf event would be a small bet for Netflix as a way to plan the format and resolve…

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