olympics

How Team USA used 3D printing to build a better luge

The quest for Olympic gold is the search for the slightest leg up — small changes that could ultimately shave fractions of a second off of one’s time. It’s an ideal platform for a technology lik

Google launches Olympics-themed features across search, video, VR and more

Google announced today it’s adding a series of features to Google Search and other products to help users looking for the latest information about the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. As

Snapchat will not let users broadcast Live

Snapchat is finally getting Live video, but you won't be able to broadcast. Today Snapchat announced it will pipe snippits of NBC's Live Olympics coverage directly into its app. But when TechCrunch as

DJI institutes no-fly zones around sports arenas as the Olympics open in South Korea

The 2018 Winter Olympics officially kick off with Friday’s Opening Ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The temptation to fly a shiny new drone over the action will no doubt be great for amateur f

Hulu’s Live TV app now lets you personalize the Olympics to your liking

Teased earlier this month at CES, Hulu today has quietly launched its personalized Olympics experience in its Live TV app. The company hasn’t officially announced the new feature, but the option

NBC will live stream a record 1,800 hours of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

NBC will live stream the 2018 Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, the company announced today. Its coverage will include 1,800 hours of games – a record for a Winter Olympics. I

Japan will recycle old phones to create medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Ahead of 2020’s Summer Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan will be asking members of the public to donate old phones and appliances, as it works to pull together enough material for the 5,000 bronze, silv

Alibaba is now the official cloud services provider of the Olympics

Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Alibaba and the International Olympic Committee announced that Alibaba will become the official “Cloud Services” provider for the Olympics. The

North Korea reportedly won’t let its Olympians have those free Samsung phones

The Olympics are a testament to the human spirit, physical greatness, nation pride and, of course, swag. So, so much swag. Because let’s be real, if you train your entire life for a once-every-four-

Google rolls out Search Trends hub for the Olympics

With the Olympics well underway, Google is rolling out a new Trends hub to give folks a bit more insight into what people are searching during the global athletics event. The Trends hub will let users

DJI puts temporary restrictions on its drones in Brazil during the Olympic Games in Rio

Tomorrow marks the first day of the Olympic Games in Rio. And drone makers DJI have announced the establishment of temporary flight restrictions that will prevent their users from flying into air spac

Latest Olympics media rules nix GIFs, Vines and streaming apps

The Olympics Committee has always been restrictive in who can use what footage and when, but a couple of new rules introduced for the 2016 games take things even further. The official social media gui

Banking Trojan Zeus Panda shambles into Brazil ahead of Olympics

It seems there's no limit to the perils being faced by athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics: not just their competitors, but toxic water, poor accommodations and impressive mobile bills. Add malicious pa

7 Olympic technologies to help the athlete in you go higher, faster, better, stronger

Many American Olympic athletes are using cutting-edge technology like motion tracking systems, wearable jump monitors and Doppler radar to help them jump higher and go farther before hitting Rio this

Facebook rolls out a personalized Olympics section in the News Feed, plus Olympic filters and frames

Not to be outdone by Twitter – who, yesterday introduced followable Moments and other means of tuning into Olympics news via its network – Facebook is rolling out a number of ways for its

Twitter revamps Moments for the Olympics, with weeks-long tracking of sports and events

Twitter this morning announced a change to how its Moments feature will work for those who want to follow the Rio 2016 Olympic Games via its platform. Previously, followable Moments were limited-time

Google is stepping up its game for the Rio Olympics

Hard to believe, but the Olympics are less than a week away, and all of that training you’ve been doing, sitting on the couch watching various sporting events, is finally about to pay off. And Googl

Halo has been testing its brain stimulating wearable with Olympic athletes ahead of Rio

A couple of months after taking to the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in Brooklyn to show off their neuropriming headset,  Halo Neuroscience revealed that a number of Olympic athletes from various coun

Samsung’s Olympics-themed Galaxy S7 Edge goes on sale for $850

Sure, you like the Olympics. But do you, you know, like-like the Olympics? As in, would you pay a $100 premium for a special limited edition version of the Galaxy S7 Edge in order to proudly display y

The US women’s Olympic volleyball team is using a wearable by VERT to monitor jumps

The road to the Rio Olympics for the U.S. women's volleyball team has included grueling six-hour practice sessions, sparking the need for players to train smart — not just hard. After all, one criti
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