Max Rettig, SportTechie

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Past articles by Max:

GOLF Magazine Connects Players to Top Swing Coaches

GOLF Magazine has launched an instruction platform that connects aspiring players with coaches, helping them find ways to tune their swings. → Read More

Esports Face Uncertain Olympic Future Due to In-Game Violence

The proliferation and popularity of first-person shooter titles could bar esports from being included at future Olympic or Paralympic Games. → Read More

Casinos Can Now Advertise With NFL Teams, but With a Catch

The NFL relaxed a rule prohibiting teams from selling ads to casinos with sportsbooks, leading to potential sponsorships and naming rights. → Read More

Man City Re-Signs UBTECH Robots as Part of Matchday Experience

A renewed partnership with UBTECH Robotics means robots will be a part of the fan experience at Man City's Etihad Stadium this season. → Read More

Twitter, Adidas to Stream Series of Top High School Football Matchups

Twitter and Adidas will live stream high school football games each week of the season featuring the nation's best programs. → Read More

SpokeHub Spurs Social Engagement Between Fans With STATS Insights

Soccer fans like to brag when their national team wins a big match. Many will be turning to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat during the World Cup to do just that. But startup SpokeHub is hoping that a new content partnership will spur fans to have those conversations on its social platform instead. → Read More

Supponor Replaces Ads Using Augmented Reality at World Cup Warm-Up

An England-Costa Rica World Cup warmup match on Jun. 7 saw a first-ever approach to advertising. The English Football Association worked with Supponor to replace LED ads in the broadcast feeds using augmented reality. → Read More

Peloton Opens Treadmill Production Studio in NYC

Peloton, the fitness company best known for its interactive and interconnected spinning bikes, is launching a treadmill, called Tread. Last week, Peloton also announced that it is opening a dedicated production studio with full-service classes in New York City. → Read More

Reely Joins Sportradar's Acceleradar Program To Advance AI In Sports

Reely has joined Sportradar's Acceleradar program, giving the highlight automation company access to large amounts of data that could help it expand its business throughout the sports landscape. → Read More

76ers NBA 2K Team Hires Executive Staff Before Inaugural Draft

The NBA's Sixers have hired a general manager and assistant GM to lead the team's esports squad ahead of the inaugural NBA 2K esports draft. → Read More

Cycling Agency Will Dismantle Bikes To Detect 'Techno Doping'

Expect to see mobile x-rays and some spare bicycle parts at this summer's Tour de France, where the UCI will be using various technologies—and agents' bare hands—to detect mechanical doping. → Read More

Researchers Develop Portable Brain-Imaging Tech To Improve Concussion Diagnosis

Researchers at the University of Calgary have developed a device that uses light to image the brain for signs of a concussion. The LED-outfitted skull cap is awaiting clinical trial at the Alberta Children's Hospital. → Read More

Acer Introduces A New Kind Of Wearable For Religious Practice

Acer developed a unique wearable designed with religion in mind. Its success could portend well for athletes who want a more tangible link between their faith and their career on the field. → Read More

BT Sport Joins Direct-To-Mobile Broadcasting Trend With Champions League Game

BT Sport is testing direct-to-mobile broadcasting of the Champions League, joining the trend in traditional broadcast companies meeting their consumers where they are—on the go. → Read More

Sydney Sixers Bring VR, AR Initiatives To Australian Cricket

The Sydney Sixers are bringing cricket into the next dimension with a series of virtual and augmented reality activations developed by Catalyst VR. → Read More

This Stadium In China Is Built Exclusively For Esports

Zhongxian E-Sports Stadium, a new venue in Chongqing, China, is dedicated to esports, providing a place for gamers and fans alike to gather. → Read More

Real Madrid Launches 360-Degree Virtual Reality Channel For TV, Mobile

With The Dream VR, Real Madrid will have a dedicated channel within Dream's app on a variety of platforms, including Apple TV, Oculus Rift and Samsung Smart TV. → Read More

EyeGuide Promises Portable, Quick Eye Movement Tests For Impairment

EyeGuide created Focus, an eye movement test that can determine — in 10 seconds — if an athlete is showing symptoms of neurological impairment. → Read More

Intel Launched Live Drone Light Show During Olympics Closing Ceremony

After encountering issues with a performance scheduled for the Opening Ceremony, Intel's Shooting Star drone squad took to the skies for a live light show featuring Soohorang during Sunday night's closing event. → Read More

Blue Light-Blocking Glasses Help Canadian Olympic Skiers Sleep Better

An engineering student at the University of Toronto developed glasses that block blue light and outfitted Canadian freestyle skiers with the technology to help them avoid jet lag and perform optimally on the slopes in Pyeongchang. → Read More