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Think 4K is good? Wait until you see the 2016 Olympics in 8K with 22.2 sound and VR

Think 4K is good? Wait until you see the 2016 Olympics in 8K with 22.2 sound and VR

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The 2016 Rio Olympics will not only be a showcase for human physical achievement but for tech too. The Olympic Broadcasting Services has confirmed it will record and air 8K video coverage with 22.2 channel surround sound as well as VR. Over 130 hours... >>

Mobile phone throwing could one day be an Olympic sport

Mobile phone throwing could one day be an Olympic sport

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Okay, we'll admit that the headline here is a bit of a long stretch, but imagine our surprise when we learnt that mobile phone throwing is classified as an official sport in Finland. Not only that but the homeland of Nokia has been hosting a Mobile Phone... >>

Google doodle attacks Russian anti-gay law with Olympics theme

Google doodle attacks Russian anti-gay law with Olympics theme

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The Google doodle, found above the search bar, today depicts a rainbow coloured Olympics theme ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The colours are in opposition to the Russian anti-gay law. Under the search bar it quotes the Olympic Charter - also... >>

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

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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... >>

Best app 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best app 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The humble app has been enriching our smartphone lives for some years now, and 2012 was no different. In a testament to the constant fresh thinking of the app designer, we were never stumped in finding something exciting for App of the Day in 2012. But... >>

London Olympics coverage drove BBC iPlayer requests to top 196 million

London Olympics coverage drove BBC iPlayer requests to top 196 million

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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... >>

Team GB Paralympic athletes turn to BMW and BAE systems to improve wheelchairs

Team GB Paralympic athletes turn to BMW and BAE systems to improve wheelchairs

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ParalympicsGB's wheelchair athletes have turned to technology from BMW and help from BAE systems to help them get ready for the Paralympic Games in London. BMW has collaborated with UK Sport and a range of third parties to produce wheelchairs for members... >>

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

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

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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

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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

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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... >>