basketball

Don’t foul this free-throwing Toyota basketball robot

Because if it gets to the free-throw line, it sinks the shot – every. single. time. This robot (via The Verge) is the project of a group of Toyota engineers using their spare time, to build a robot

FanDuel’s new March Madness game lets casual fans pick teams instead of players

Over the last year or so daily fantasy sports companies like FanDuel and DraftKings have shifted their focus towards building products that are simple enough for even casual sports fans to play. Today

Former Warriors basketball player David Lee is reportedly in talks to join VC firm Social Capital

David Lee, who retired from the world of basketball just last week, is in talks to join venture firm Social Capital, Axios reports. Social Capital, founded by minority Warriors owner Chamath Palihapi

Here’s the list of NBA games that will be streamed in VR this season

Last year the NBA launched a program where they streamed one regular-season game in virtual reality each week, all season long. Today they announced that they're doing it again, starting with a free p

How living in Silicon Valley has made Kevin Durant a better investor

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017, Warriors player Kevin Durant and his partner Rich Kleiman took the stage to tell the crowd about The Durant Company. While The Durant Company has made about 30 inv

An NBA team is turning their scoreboard into an AR basketball game

Yo dawg, I heard you like basketball, so we built an AR basketball game you can play while you’re at a basketball game. Ok fine, this isn’t how the reigning NBA Champion Cleveland Cavali

No sweat, Hoop Maps makes finding a game of pickup basketball as easy as a tap

Pickup basketball can be difficult to just stumble upon if you want to play. It also can be difficult to get a game going out of the blue. "We wanted to play and find games and it was hard to find," D

Here’s how to watch NCAA March Madness in VR

Want to watch March Madness in VR? You're in luck. Six games -- including the Final Four national semifinals and National Championship game -- will be streamed in VR. The games will be available via t

Watch sensors track a full-court basketball game in real time

Here’s your cool sports hardware demo of the week: ShotTracker, the Kansas City-based startup whose team-focused offering can track and collect analytics from an entire basketball game in real

Talking tech with NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley

Hands-on with VR Sports Challenge, the Oculus Touch version of Wii Sports

When the Wii launched, no one knew what motion controllers were or why we even needed them. So to get people excited about the new input method, Nintendo released Wii Sports as a free game to anyon

Here’s the full schedule of NBA games that will be shown in VR this season

Last week the NBA announced they would be partnering with NextVR to stream one game a week in VR all season long. Today they confirmed an exact list of matchups and dates, and the good news is that ea

ShotTracker raises $5M in seed funding from Magic Johnson and David Stern to bring real-time analytics to NBA teams

ShotTracker, a company that got its start by launching a wearable sensor to track and analyze your basketball shots, has announced a $5M seed round that includes participation from basketball legend M

10 most unlikely startup investments made by NBA legends

As the tech industry has heated up in recent years, athletes with an interest in startups have been jumping on deals. Most have stuck to what they know and supported sports-tech companies like CoachU

Ayesha Curry launches a new food-delivery startup

Want to eat like Steph Curry? Now you can. Ayesha Curry, the wife of NBA all-star Stephen Curry, has a new food delivery startup. The company is called Gather, and will deliver ingredients and recipe

Kobe Bryant Announces NBA Retirement Over Twitter And Facebook

*Cue the old man music* In my day, the best sports athletes of our time sat in front of a camera with their family by their side when they announced that they were retiring. In 1993, Michael Jordan re

Samsung’s Newest Galaxy-Exclusive App Is Basically Just LeBron James

Samsung is in the app-making business, and while it has been for some time, it’s now focused on releasing Galaxy-exclusive software that adds post-purchase value to the experience of owning one.

Hoop Tracker Basketball Smartwatch Provides Automatic, Real-Time Shot Tracking

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Sacramento Kings Fans Can Now Buy Tickets And Merchandise With Bitcoin Via BitPay

Another step for Bitcoin entering mainstream commerce and consciousness. The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nba.com/kings/">Sacramento Kings</a> basketball team has started to let fans pay for ti

March Madness Gets A Full Court Press From The Tech World, As Pickmoto, IFTTT, & More Cater To Hoop Lovers Online

As you've no doubt heard by now, March Madness is upon us, with the NCAA tournament officially kicking off tomorrow. Yes, March Madness brings April gladness, as the saying goes. In fact, difficult as
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