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Laura Trott and Jason Kenny talk cycle tech, training, 'second skin' Adistar apparel and more

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny talk cycle tech, training, 'second skin' Adistar apparel and more

By 2 April 2013

The last time Pocket-lint saw Team GB's cycling team it was to talk about "hot pants" in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The leg-warming over-trousers - officially known as Adidas Adipower, to give them their full but ultimately less appealing... >>

BT Tower centre of record breaking 320-gigapixel panoramic photo

BT Tower centre of record breaking 320-gigapixel panoramic photo

By 20 February 2013

BT has commissioned a 360-degree panoramic photograph of London and in the process has set a new record, resulting in the largest panoramic photo ever taken. The BT Tower was at the centre of the feat, performed by experts from 360Cities, and the gigantic... >>

Daley Thompson's Decathlon game resurrected for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets

Daley Thompson's Decathlon game resurrected for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets

By 22 October 2012

Daley Thompson’s Decathlon, the classic 8-bit sporting simulator game, has been re-released on the Android and iOS platforms. If you’re of a certain age, chances are you spent many a school holiday, weekend, half hour before dinner, bashing the keys... >>

London Olympics coverage drove BBC iPlayer requests to top 196 million

London Olympics coverage drove BBC iPlayer requests to top 196 million

By 27 September 2012

The BBC iPlayer enjoyed a record month in August, thanks largely to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Over 196 million requests were made during August alone, with the highest number coming in the first week of that month, accumulating 51 million requests... >>

Sky makes 3D channel free to HD subscribers for another week

Sky makes 3D channel free to HD subscribers for another week

By 15 August 2012

Sky HD subscribers can have access to the Sky 3D channel for a further week with no additional subscription charge. The broadcasting giant had already opened up its 3D channel during the London 2012 Olympics, but the additional week will see highlights... >>

Team GB on Twitter: Who to follow and what they're Tweeting about

Team GB on Twitter: Who to follow and what they're Tweeting about

By 13 August 2012

The London 2012 Olympics are in full swing and Team GB is getting stuck in trying to win as many medals as possible. The opening ceremony really pushed the idea that this year was a digital games - an Olympics fuelled by smartphones and the internet -... >>

London 2012 Olympic gold medal pictures and hands-on

London 2012 Olympic gold medal pictures and hands-on

By 13 August 2012

There were just 302 gold medals up for grabs at the London 2012 Olympic Games, each one lovingly machined by the Royal Mint, to a design by decorative artist David Watkins.  With the Games over, athletes who missed out will have to wait a few more years... >>

Blur Hyde Park gig to be released on iTunes today, less than 24 hours after the show

Blur Hyde Park gig to be released on iTunes today, less than 24 hours after the show

By 13 August 2012

While the closing ceremony was under way on the other side of London, Blur played one of their greatest gigs in Hyde Park last night (12 August), as the headline act of the Best of British concert to mark the end of the 2012 Olympic Games. The bill also... >>

London 2012 Olympic Games Google Doodles

London 2012 Olympic Games Google Doodles

By 12 August 2012

To celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games, Google is creating a new Google Doodle for its search home page to highlight a different sport everyday. The doodles started on Friday 27 July across all Google sites to celebrate the opening ceremony and since... >>

Adidas looks to future digital Olympic Games with the Twitter training shoe concept

Adidas looks to future digital Olympic Games with the Twitter training shoe concept

By 10 August 2012

To celebrate its role as official sportswear sponsor of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Adidas has been running its "miadidas Customisers" campaign, commissioning artists to customise training shoes, with one of two made every day being given to an athlete,... >>