The FIFA World Cup is here, the most significant competition of what's arguably the most beautiful team sport in the world starts today. With an expected worldwide viewership of over 25 billion, I can imagine many of you will be looking at your TV screens rather than reading these lines, or not necessarily?
Without a doubt it will be hard to miss the action of this year's Cup, with literally dozens of TV networks broadcasting the tournament. The FIFA has also partnered with Yahoo to bring you as much detail as possible through the official web portal. Even Google has paid special attention, a simple "World Cup" search will show the latest scores live on top of the page. You may also remember we reported that BBC News has acquired rights to broadcast most matches on their website (UK visitors only though), they are by far one of the pioneers on broadcasting events and TV shows online. Not to mention many of the cellular providers that will offer live scoring.
Earlier on PC Manufacturer Foxconn also sent a picture of a project they were showing at Computex. The Footy Desktop is a fully functioning PC, cleverly stitched into a size 5 football. The power adapter is stored in one of the football boots and the mouse and keyboard has a football finish to it as well.
While writing this Germany just beat Costa Rica on the first match of the tournament, on an exciting game that ended 4-2 in favor of the hosts. That means we are less than an hour away from the second match where my home country Ecuador will face Poland.