World Cup 2010 archive

  • 2010: A year in review, June
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    2010: A year in review, June

    By 28 December 2010

    Creeping up on us like a Pantomime villain, 2011 promises a whole lot of tech fun and gadgetry sequels. The list of expected products and digital tomfoolery even reads like a Saturday afternoon's football results: iPad 2, iPhone 5; Android 3, Samsung...

  • Twitter World Cup Infographic shows we like Twitter... a lot
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    Twitter World Cup Infographic shows we like Twitter... a lot

    By 17 July 2010

    It seems Google wasn't the only thing we turned to when the World Cup was on. That little service you might of heard of called Twitter did rather well it seems, with plenty of us turning to the micro-blogging service to have our say on that goal or red...

  • Google: Brazil fans most loyal during World Cup
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    Google: Brazil fans most loyal during World Cup

    By 16 July 2010

    Google has released some fascinating data relating to search queries and trends that occurred during the World Cup. The most interesting data relates to how Google search query traffic was affected during the periods in which different countries' matches...

  • Fernando Torres + World Cup + Liverpool scarf = web record
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    Fernando Torres + World Cup + Liverpool scarf = web record

    By 13 July 2010

    After unveiling pics that every Liverpool FC fan has hoped to see, the club's official website scored its biggest ever day. Several pics of Fernando Torres holding the World Cup and draped in a Liverpool scarf were posted on the site, maybe deflecting...

  • VIDEO: The BBC's World Cup homage to District 9
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    VIDEO: The BBC's World Cup homage to District 9

    By 13 July 2010

    After Spain managed to rise above the Dutch attempts to detach their legs from their bodies, and win a match by playing, you know, football, there was one last fantastic spectacle of this year's World Cup yet to come. The BBC had put together a highlights...

  • Facebook people power keeps Super Eagles kicking
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    Facebook people power keeps Super Eagles kicking

    By 6 July 2010

    Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan (yes, that is his real name) has lifted the 2-year ban that he originally placed on the Nigeria football team competing in international competition after a massive outcry on Facebook. President Jonathan slapped the...

  • VIDEO: Vuvuzela - the concert
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    VIDEO: Vuvuzela - the concert

    By 4 July 2010

    If the World Cup has shown us anything this time around, it's that the German's can play good football and that the Vuvuzela has been the instrument of choice in the stands rather than some drums and a trumpet. So what happens when you mix the two together?...

  • Fifa to consider using technology
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    Fifa to consider using technology

    By 29 June 2010

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who has been adamant in the past that goal line technology would not be coming to football whilst he is charge, has now admitted that Fifa need to reconsider its stance in light of what has happened at the World Cup, in particular...

  • Adidas Jabulani vs Nike T90 Ascente
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    Adidas Jabulani vs Nike T90 Ascente

    By 29 June 2010

    Let's get this part out of the way quickly. England lost 4-1 to Germany. Lost like pigs, we did. There's no two ways about it and there's no point ignoring. Come on. Shout it aloud. Let it out. That's the only healthy way to deal with these things. Just...

  • Goal line tech companies put pressure on Fifa
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    Goal line tech companies put pressure on Fifa

    By 28 June 2010

    If only Frank Lampard's effort, that clearly crossed the line, would have counted. Not only would England have gone on to match that famous result in 1966 by beating the Germans 4-2, they would have also, undoubtedly, thrashed the Argentinians in the...

  • Video: Nike - Write Your Headline
    Gadgets

    Video: Nike - Write Your Headline

    By 25 June 2010

    Now we were already on board with Nike and its World Cup 2010 advertising campaigns. We already expressed our love its astounding 'Write the Future' commercial. And now it has bowled us over again with an extension of that campaign - one you can get directly...

  • YouTube gets buzzy with Vuvuzela button
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    YouTube gets buzzy with Vuvuzela button

    By 24 June 2010

    YouTube has added some pretty cool buttons to its movie player over time. The best of which is probably the 720p/1080p button that lets you watch certain clips in glorious HD. If we had to say what the worst one it's ever added though, it would surely...

  • VIDEO: If Invictus featured vuvuzelas...
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    VIDEO: If Invictus featured vuvuzelas...

    By 21 June 2010

    Look, we're all fed up of the vuvuzelas droning on throughout the World Cup coverage, but at least the tournament in South Africa has its own identity. To be honest, it'll be hard to watch regular domestic games come the new season without the incessant noise....

  • Tweet "Lampard is rubbish" in style
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    Tweet "Lampard is rubbish" in style

    By 21 June 2010

    Fancy letting everyone know just how bloomin' annoyed you are with the overpaid prima-donnas* otherwise known as the England football team? Well then, simply send a tweet via @thefootwall and the guys from The Brand Union will project it in giant letters...

  • Photographers' Diaries - How to shoot World Cup football
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    Photographers' Diaries - How to shoot World Cup football

    By 18 June 2010

    Anyone that's ever been to a football game can't fail to have noticed the bright bibbed men wandering back and forth along the touchline with loaded rucksacks slung over their shoulders and telescopic grey lenses strapped to the huge camera bodies in...

  • Forget the World Cup, here's the RoboCup
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    Forget the World Cup, here's the RoboCup

    By 16 June 2010

    Humans aren't the only ones playing football right now. From 19th to 25 June, robots from world-renowned universities will compete in Singapore for RoboCup 2010. This is the other World Cup where players range from 6-inch wheeled Wall-Es to 5-foot-tall...

  • How to cancel out the vuvuzela on your TV
    Home Cinema

    How to cancel out the vuvuzela on your TV

    By 13 June 2010

    So you’ve started watching the World Cup in South Africa, you're enjoying the games, but the thing that's spoiling it for many are those vuvuzelas. Until FIFA gets around to banning them, there is another way of cancelling out the sound on your television,...

  • The World Cup: All of our hints, tips and guides in one handy place
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    The World Cup: All of our hints, tips and guides in one handy place

    By 11 June 2010

    What. A. Goal. Siphiwe Tshabalala got the World Cup underway in spectacular fashion at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg today. If you missed it because you were at work then you've only got yourself to blame. After all, we already told you during...

  • Keep up with the World Cup pulse using TweetBeat
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    Keep up with the World Cup pulse using TweetBeat

    By 11 June 2010

    Twitter is awash with World Cup fever. Looking at the top tweeting trends right now there are six World Cup related hashtags in the top 10: #NelsonMandela, #FIFAWorldCup, #worldcup, #wc2010, #Bafana and #OpeningCeremony. So it's fair to say that it's...

  • Google gets World Cup fever
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    Google gets World Cup fever

    By 9 June 2010

    To be honest, there's not really much to say about this, but Google has added a nice little touch to the bottom of its results when you search for the term "world cup". Er, that's it really, only to say that clearly the search engine is getting as excited...

  • BBC Libero football analysis tool and exactly how it works
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    BBC Libero football analysis tool and exactly how it works

    By 9 June 2010

    Sepp Blatter does not have Pocket-Lint in his RSS feed. As the head of Fifa and the most powerful man in world football, he has long resisted the march of technological progress, steadfastly refusing to embrace systems, such as Hawk-Eye, which could help...

  • David Beckham signs for Yahoo!
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    David Beckham signs for Yahoo!

    By 8 June 2010

    Yahoo has signed David Beckham to be the public face of its World Cup and Premier League 2010/11 coverage - a deal that will see the site populated with exclusive Beckham-related content to go alongside Yahoo's existing football microsites. There'll...

  • Nokia's rundown of World Cup apps available from OVI store
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    Nokia's rundown of World Cup apps available from OVI store

    By 8 June 2010

    With the recent launch of the iPhone 4, and the multitude of apps available for the handset it's easy to forget some of the offerings from rival companies. So we thought we'd fill you in on some of the apps available from the Nokia's OVI store in the...

  • ITV and World Cup matches live on iPhone
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    ITV and World Cup matches live on iPhone

    By 4 June 2010

    As of 11 June, the official start date of the 2010 World Cup, Red Bee Media will provide free live video streaming of ITV 1 and ITV 2 to iPhone users. That means that all matches which ITV has broadcast rights to will be able to watch on the handset for...

  • FIFA sets up The Office in Slough
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    FIFA sets up The Office in Slough

    By 2 June 2010

    Fifa has announced the details for its data farm that will cope with all the extra web traffic during the World Cup. Based in Slough, the data centre will have 75 whopping computers to deal with the estimated 70 million page views an hour that are expected...