Learn English with a news story – World Cup and technology

Are you watching the World Cup? Many people around the world are watching the World Cup, and this year the games are being video taped more than ever! Read this news story about Sony and the use of High Definition in Brazil!

Other Tech – Sony, who is supporting official FIFA broadcaster HBS, has installed more than 224 high-definition (HD) cameras which will capture more than 2,500 hours of sport during the tournament – more than ever before. And this will also be the first time some World Cup matches are captured in the ultra-high-definition (UHD) 4K format, which is roughly four times the resolution of current HD TV. Plus of course a number of mobile apps and customized content delivery from various Social Media networks as they have created official FIFA hubs




install somethingto fix equipment or furniture into position so that it can be usedHe’s getting a phone installed tomorrow.The hotel chain has recently installed a new booking system.





6 [often passive]capture somebody/something on film/tape/canvas, etc.to film/record/paint, etc. somebody/somethingThe attack was captured on film by security cameras.




the power of a computer screen, printer, etc. to give a clear image, depending on the size of the dots that make up the imagehigh-resolution graphics




hub (of something)the central and most important part of a particular place or activitythe commercial hub of the cityThe kitchen was the hub of family life.a hub airport (= a large important one where people often change from one plane to another)

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