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  • YouTube and NBC will live-stream the entire 2012 Summer Olympics

    Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:33 am

    This coming July, you'll be able to watch the entire Olympic Games as they happen for the first time ever. NBC and YouTube are partnering up to live-stream the entire London 2012 Summer Olympics.
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    Friday fun: The Middle Earth Olympics

    Posted February 3, 2012 - 5:23 pm

    Are you on Team Gandalf or Team Saruman?
  • London wires up for 2012 Olympic games

    Posted November 25, 2011 - 10:44 am

    While London's massive Olympic park is still very much a frenetic construction site, IT engineers are fine tuning the equipment that will be used to transmit scores, let athletes send e-mail and transmit high-definition video of the Games.
  • London 2012 Olympic IT testing center opens

    Posted April 13, 2011 - 8:11 am

    Thousands of PCs, servers and network devices will be configured at the venue before being distributed to more than 90 Olympic venues.
  • Meeting an Olympic-size security challenge

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:20 pm

    Events like the Olympics make me truly appreciate those actively involved in security, intelligence and law enforcement.
  • To Build a Better Bobsled

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 4:23 pm

    Learn how supercomputers helped construct a faster bobsled for the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team.
  • Vancouver 2010: An Exclusive Tour of the Technology Operations Center

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 4:34 pm

    More than 100,000 hours of testing has been completed to ensure the technology that makes the Olympics tick will run without a bobble. Here's an inside look at this gold metal setup.
  • Winter Games: Videogame your way through the Olympics

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    With the 2010 Winter Olympics about to begin in Vancouver, the eyes of the world will be on the athletes as they go for the gold. Most of the rest of us will be watching from our living rooms.
  • The technology behind the Vancouver Olympic Games

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 1:05 pm

    Bell Canada is claiming the Vancouver 2010 Olympic network as the first IP-based converged network at any Olympic or Paralympic Games. It will be built to provide seamless telephone, wireless, radio and Internet communications services for fans, media, athletes and officials from around the world.
  • NBC Olympic coverage: Is the Internet the enemy?

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    A year and a half ago I wrote that I expected the Beijing Olympics would be "the last pre-Internet Olympics," but I was wrong. The Vancouver Olympics has established that NBC has no interest in maximizing viewer interest in the games, or in minimizing the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars it says it will suffer from covering the event.
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    iPhone Winter Olympics guides

    Posted February 14, 2010 - 11:27 pm

    Should you find yourself in Vancouver at any point during the next 16 days, an iPhone or iPod touch would be an ideal device to have in your pocket. After all, if you're attending something as massive as the Winter Olympics, you'll need the tools to navigate a strange city, find places to eat, and track down sights worth seeing. More important, you'll also want to get to your ticketed events and maybe even know the results of other events happening throughout the area.
  • NBC Olympics on AT&T for iPhone

    Posted February 14, 2010 - 10:25 pm

    We've already looked at mobile guides to the Winter Olympics aimed at travelers headed to Vancouver for the big event. But what if you're planning on watching the 2010 Winter Olympics from the comfort (and warmth) of your couch, a free app from AT&T has got you covered.
  • Top 5 Olympic Sites for Following the Games

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    Don't let a little thing like being at work get in the way of following your favorite sporting events and athletes at the Winter Olympics. From streaming video to event explanations to ski slope imagery courtesy of Google, these five handy sites will help you follow all the action.
  • Stream the 2010 Vancouver Olympics From Anywhere

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 4:46 pm

    Here's how to keep up with Winter Olympics coverage without chaining yourself to your couch
  • Avaya hopes for gold in running the Olympic network

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    When the winter Olympic Games open this weekend, the events will be tied together by a converged 10G Ethernet network backbone.
  • Six high-tech ways to enjoy the 2010 Olympics

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 3:51 am

    You may not be a figure-skating star, but you can do a lot with your computer -- or handheld -- to play along with the games at home.
  • HDTVs for Super Bowl and Olympics enjoyment

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 10:20 am

    Super Bowl XLIV (that's 44 for those of you who missed Roman numerals class) is right around the corner, set to take place on Feb 7. And there's also this little thing called the 2010 Winter Olympics starting on Feb 12. And what do many people do to prepare before the the Olympics and the big game (other than put their bookies on speed-dial)? They take the opportunity to go shopping for a fancy new TV to make the game--and let's face it, life in general--more enjoyable.
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Gives Props to Google Earth

    Posted August 28, 2008 - 9:17 am

    Google got some serious gold, promotion-wise: Olympic cyclist and Gold Medalist Kristin Armstrong wrote that Google Earth was "invaluable" in helping her find a training route in Boise, Idaho similar to the Olympic course in Beijing.
  • Olympic tech's winners and losers

    Posted August 25, 2008 - 12:26 pm

    The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games has ended, the flame extinguished, and while the medal count is now final, a few awards have yet to be given out: those for the winners and losers when it came to technology at the games.
  • Olympics: China by the numbers

    Posted August 18, 2008 - 10:08 am

    If nothing else, China is a country of superlatives: biggest, largest, oldest, most. As China racks up gold in Beijing with just under a week to go in the Olympics, the medal count isn't the only place where China posts the top numbers:
  • Olympics: so far, so good, so what?

    Posted August 14, 2008 - 4:05 pm

    The Olympics is, after all, about technology, right? IT and all that stuff? Hardware, software? At least I think that's what it's all about. The Beijing Organizing Committee for the XXIX Olympics (BOCOG) said that this was a "High-tech Olympics," so I guess it must be. They also said it was going to be a "Green Olympics," although frankly Beijing always looks kind of gray.
  • Zumobi helps you keep track of the Olympics

    Posted August 12, 2008 - 4:32 pm

    Olympic fever, baby! Stay on top of all things Olympic with Zumobi's new Olympic iPhone app.
  • For first time, Olympics is all high-def

    Posted August 8, 2008 - 10:00 am

    Over the next 17 days the victories and defeats of athletes at the 2008 Olympic Games will decide much of how the event will be remembered. But going into the competition, there is already one notable first: it is the first Olympics that will be produced entirely in high-definition (HD).
  • Chinese Tweeters celebrate Olympics with '#080808'

    Posted August 8, 2008 - 9:42 am

    A new online movement less than 24 hours old seeks to spread the Olympic spirit among users of the Twitter micro-blogging site.
  • Lenovo looks for strong finish at Beijing Olympics

    Posted August 7, 2008 - 11:47 am

    More than any other official sponsor at the Beijing Olympics, Lenovo may have the most to gain -- and the most to lose -- as a Chinese company trying to reach a worldwide market.
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