Olympics archive

  • Sony Sports Walkman NWZ-W260 goes for gold
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    Sony Sports Walkman NWZ-W260 goes for gold

    By 14 July 2011

    Who said that the Sony Walkman was dead eh? Well, we did actually, but the legendary brand keeps a coming. The Sony Sports Walkman NWZ-W260 has just been announced - a sporty little number designed with fitness fanatics in mind. The W260 is wire free...

  • Panasonic 2012 Olympics cameras and camcorders hands-on
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    Panasonic 2012 Olympics cameras and camcorders hands-on

    By 1 July 2011

    Panasonic has unveiled a range of Olympics-branded products for the 2012 games in London and we were able to get our hands on some of them for a sneak preview. The new product lineup is set to include cameras, camcorders, headphones and SD cards and will...

  • Samsung: Olympic edition smartphone coming in 2012
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    Samsung: Olympic edition smartphone coming in 2012

    By 13 June 2011

    Samsung has outlined its plans as Official Wireless Telecommunications Partner of the London 2012 Olympic Games, and one of the big announcements is that it will be releasing a special edition smartphone in the UK. Speaking at the company's Olympic campaign...

  • David Beckham helps launch Samsung's Olympic Games tech strategy
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    David Beckham helps launch Samsung's Olympic Games tech strategy

    By 13 June 2011

    Samsung has unveiled the many events and schemes it plans to stage and promote on the build up and during the forthcoming London Olympic Games in the summer of 2012. And, to help outline the different themed incentives, it employed the services of its...

  • Over third of Brits will buy 3D TVs in time for 2012 Olympics
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    Over third of Brits will buy 3D TVs in time for 2012 Olympics

    By 19 April 2011

    According to LG, 37 per cent of UK residents claim that they will be encouraged to buy a 3D TV in order to watch the London 2012 Olympics. However, only 25 per cent would buy one to watch the Euro 2012 football tournament, possibly because of England's...

  • London Underground Wi-Fi zone in time for the Olympics
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    London Underground Wi-Fi zone in time for the Olympics

    By 28 March 2011

    TFL, the chaps who run London's Underground service, has announced that it is inviting bidders for a tube-wide Wi-Fi contract, following a successful trial at Charing Cross. BT Openzone ran the trial, and it's thought that Huawei and Thales are the two...

  • London 2012 Olympics tickets - online buying guide
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    London 2012 Olympics tickets - online buying guide

    By 15 March 2011

    The London 2012 Olympics tickets are officially on sale and the overwhelming majority of the business is going to be done online. As such, we’ve put together a brief guide on how to sail through the whole process and make sure you don’t get stiffed...

  • VIDEO: Google Street View commandeers a snowmobile
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    VIDEO: Google Street View commandeers a snowmobile

    By 10 February 2010

    Google has already used a trike to snap hard to reach places for its Street View photography project, but has now obtained a snowmobile to do the same in snowy climes. The Vancouver mountains have been captured with the camera-equipped snowmobile gathering...

  • Freesat viewers to get Winter Olympics in HD
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    Freesat viewers to get Winter Olympics in HD

    By 18 January 2010

    Freesat is highlighting the fact it will be showing the 2010 Winter Olympics in high definition, nudging consumers towards Argos, Currys, Comet, John Lewis and Maplin, where Freesat boxes can be purchased. The coverage is due to kick off with the grand...

  • Acer launches Olympic Aspire special editions
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    Acer launches Olympic Aspire special editions

    By 14 October 2009

    Acer showed off some of their special editions notebooks today, celebrating the company's status as a Worldwide TOP Partner of the Olympic Games. On display were the Aspire 4810T and Aspire 1410T models, which receive Olympic branding on the deck and...

  • 11 Canadian cities get Google Street Viewed
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    11 Canadian cities get Google Street Viewed

    By 8 October 2009

    Google has announced its Street View service on Google Maps now includes imagery from 11 cities across Canada, including Vancouver and Whistler. Nicely timed for the 2010 Winter Games in February, Street View on Google Maps Olympic venues can be virtually...

  • BBC should film 2012 Olympics in 3D
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    BBC should film 2012 Olympics in 3D

    By 10 September 2009

    The BBC "should" film the 2012 Olympics in 3D, as well as "super HD", even if the technology to view such footage will likely not be widely available by then. This suggestion comes from Roger Mosey, the director of the BBC's 2012 Olympics operation, speaking...

  • BBC Olympics coverage gets record audiences
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    BBC Olympics coverage gets record audiences

    By 20 August 2008

    What a patriotic bunch we are - and quite rightly so with how well Team GB is doing over in China. The BBC says it is pulling in record audiences for its online Olympic coverage as office workers tune in whilst at their desks to see GB racking up the...

  • Beijing Olympics clock
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    Beijing Olympics clock

    By 15 August 2008

    To mark the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, designer QianJun Gao has created this red laquered clock, which has what looks like a traditional Chinese talisman at each hour on the face representing one of the 12 major Olympic sports. Fine for during the games,...

  • Computer error message projected during Olympic opening ceremony
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    Computer error message projected during Olympic opening ceremony

    By 11 August 2008

    The fireworks were fizzing, the dancers dancing, and all eyes on Beijing. And it seems some eyes were sharper than others because we certainly didn't spot the dreaded blue screen computer error page that appeared amongst the projections lighting up the...

  • Vodafone customers get Olympic widget
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    Vodafone customers get Olympic widget

    By 11 August 2008

    If you're a Vodafone customer, you can now keep up to date with how Team GB is doing in the Beijing Olympic Games. Vodafone has teamed up with the BBC to launch an Olympic News Service widget. It will give customers access to a free service which will...

  • Olympic highlights going on YouTube
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    Olympic highlights going on YouTube

    By 6 August 2008

    For the first time in the games' history, the Olympics will have global online coverage. Thanks to a deal between the International Olympic Commitee and YouTube, clips and highlights from the events are going to be made available through the Google-owned...

  • Lenovo auctions limited-edition Olympic laptops
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    Lenovo auctions limited-edition Olympic laptops

    By 8 February 2008

    Lenovo, one of the sponsors of the Olympic Games, has launched the first of three online auctions taking place in the UK as part of a global online Olympic charity auction counting down to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The auction features limited-edition,...