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World Cup referees to use goal-line technology to settle the score

The time-honored tradition of the FIFA World Cup is getting a surge of new technology when it kicks off in Brazil. This year, the referees will get a sophisticated camera network to help verify goals, cutting the chances of controversy. CNET's Kara Tsuboi explains how this goal line tech works.

By June 6, 2014


Cameras in players' shirts put you in the heart of sporting action

First V1sion is a startup that places you on the field of play by placing cameras and heart-rate monitors in the shirts of top sports players.

By March 6, 2015


Ref officiates basketball game while on phone

Technically Incorrect: A middle school basketball game carries on with the referee signaling calls one-handed. In the other, he's making a call.

By January 7, 2015


Coaches could challenge refs with TV replays, says soccer boss Sepp Blatter

The controversial World Cup boss appears to soften his stance on technology with proposals for TV replays aiding appeals from coaches.

By September 8, 2014


Ad imagines stealthy World Cup-killing soda can

What do you do when your country is gripped by soccer fever and you don't give a lick for it? In this ad, you turn off all the TVs with a spylike soda can.

By June 20, 2014


World Cup 2014 makes history with new goal-line tech

For the first time ever, the world's soccer governing body has permitted technology to help game officials detect whether the ball enters the goal.

By June 8, 2014


10 must-see videos of the week

Apple Byte's reactions to WWDC, The 404 previews E3 2014, and Father's Day tech gifts with a twist.

By June 6, 2014


Physicist Hawking calculates something serious: World Cup odds

Stephen Hawking gets together with betting chain Paddy Power to offer his brain power in predicting likely winners.

By May 28, 2014


Athletic outfits of the future sport high-tech extras

These concept sport outfits use wearable tech that puts flexible LED adverts and even live stats on your favourite player's chest.

By May 22, 2014


Samsung said to sign three-year, $100 million deal with NBA

The South Korean electronics giant reportedly scores a courtside deal with the NBA to be its official provider of tablets and televisions.

By October 28, 2013