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Cybathlon 2016: Olympics for bionic athletes

Cybathlon 2016: Olympics for bionic athletes

All eyes are focused on what promises to be the world’s first ‘Championship for Robot-Assisted Parathletes’. Switzerland will play host to Cybathlon, an Olympics for bionic athletes with a tech slant. The event will be held in 2016 and is open to 'racing pilots' with disabilities. Those using assistive devices, including robotics, get a chance to use the latest technology in competitive sporting events.

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Samsung said demanding iPhone logos covered at Olympics opening ceremony

Samsung said demanding iPhone logos covered at Olympics opening ceremony

Olympics sponsor Samsung is reportedly dropping Galaxy Note 3 smartphones in athletes' goodie-bags, though the gift comes with a catch: a supposed ban on any other device branding, iPhone or otherwise, during the opening ceremony. Details of the clamp-down, which is said to require the Apple logo on an iPhone be physically covered so that it's not caught on camera during the televised ceremony in Sochi, were spilled by the Swiss Olympic team.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium one of several retro-fitted arenas

Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium one of several retro-fitted arenas

British firm Zaha Hadid Architects won their bid to create the new Tokyo-based national stadium back in November of 2012 - today they've announced it'll be aimed for use in the 2020 Olympics. This beast of a piece of architecture will be able to seat 80,000 and will first be playing host to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, showcasing a few of its futuristic features in the process. This stadium will be one of three structures revived from their original state, each of them built originally for the 1964 Summer Games.

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2014 Olympic torch to be carried in space

2014 Olympic torch to be carried in space

The Winter Olympics are set to begin in 2014, which means the Olympic torch will once again be carried around the world before it finally lands in the Olympic Stadium in Russia to mark the beginning of the sporting event. However, the torch will take a trip to space where it will be taken on a spacewalk for the first time ever.

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Google Maps gets up close with HQ Olympics tour

Google Maps gets up close with HQ Olympics tour

Those residing on foreign shores hoping to experience a piece of England without buying an expensive plane ticket can do so with new high-resolution images courtesy of Google Maps. Google has added a couple of new features to Maps, including the ability to use Street View on Downing Street. Users can now peruse the outside of number ten, the famous residence of the country’s prime ministers, and Google has also started to roll out new high resolution map images for various countries across the world.

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London 2012 Olympics opening ceremonies highlights videos go live

London 2012 Olympics opening ceremonies highlights videos go live

If you somehow missed the best bits of the 2012 Olympics opening ceremonies in London, NBC and several friends have begun releasing some rather tiny shreds of video for you to watch over and over and over again right here and now. It all starts with one of the strangest shorts you're ever going to see: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second greeting none other than the most recent James Bond: actor Daniel Craig. Then it's immediately back to the business of massive rings of fire, bell players, and Rocket Men - with of course a dash of tradition thrown in here and there as well.

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Summer Olympics 2012 opening ceremonies streaming in London

Summer Olympics 2012 opening ceremonies streaming in London

It's time to check out all the streaming live video streams we can for the kickoff of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. This is the third time that London has hosted the Olympics, with their first being all the way back in 1908 and the next just a few years after the end of World War II in 1948. Here in 2012, it's time for a party - and without a doubt the entirety of England will be in rare form throughout the events which start off tonight with an above-average strange set of characters that'll only be come apparent once the ceremony has begun - Voldemordt and Mary Poppins have been tipped.

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Twitter and NBC tie up for Olympics hub

Twitter and NBC tie up for Olympics hub

Twitter and NBC are working on partnership for the Olympics that will see a dedicated Olympics hub set up on twitter. The Olympics have is a partnership between twitter and NBCUniversal and is expected to be announced officially today. The partnership will serve as one of the first times that twitter has been a narrator of sorts for a live event.

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London Eye to glow with color depending on Twitter user positivity

London Eye to glow with color depending on Twitter user positivity

The London Eye is what many of us here in the US would call a ferris wheel. Legendary British athlete Daley Thompson has cooked up a scheme to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games set to kick off very soon that will see the London Eye light up depending on the positive energy shown by Twitter users. It will be lit up each night of the Olympics in relation to the positive or negative London 2012 comments on Twitter.

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