2014 NHL Playoffs: Teams Turning to High-Tech Analysis During Games

Sports Illustrated writes about how teams competing in the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs are using iPad to help. They’re analyzing video, visualizing trends, scouting opposing players, preparing for games, and more — all using apps for iPad. Coaching staff can pull out an iPad during a game and use its information to guide players in a way not possible before. “The ability to telestrate real-time on the iPad through the iBench app really allows us to not only show our players what is needed to succeed, but to teach our players how to succeed,” said L.A. Kings video coordinator Zach Ziegler.

Apple Updates MacBook Air

Apple today updated the MacBook Air lineup with faster processors and lower prices. Now starting at $899, the ultra-thin notebooks feature powerful Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors, fast flash storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, up to 12 hours of battery life, and Apple’s iLife and iWork apps. “With MacBook Air starting at $899, there’s no reason to settle for anything less than a Mac,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Macs have never been more popular, and today we’ve boosted the performance and lowered the price of MacBook Air so even more people can experience the perfect everyday notebook.”

All We Want to Do Is Just Hang Out With the Cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron

AvengersSorry, Jennifer Lawrence and Taylor Swift. You are no longer at the top of our “dream best friends” list. But please don’t be mad. We still love you. Never leave us!

But…

Amazon gets rid of in-app comic book purchases in Comixology’s iOS app

Ever try to buy a Kindle book through Amazon’s iOS app? Good: then you understand how Jeff Bezos feels about giving Apple a 30 percent cut. Just two weeks after acquiring the comic-book store Comixology, Amazon is putting the kibosh on in-app…

Microsoft’s E.T. game excavation hits paydirt

It looks like the legend might be true after all. Microsoft has uncovered intact copies of E.T. for the Atari 2600 at a New Mexico landfill, supporting claims that Atari buried legions of unsold cartridges in the desert after the movie-themed game…

Google Search: A visual history

“To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

That was one of the primary goals Larry Page and Sergey Brin set when they launched Google in 1998 as a privately owned search company. Since then, the Mountain…