Everything looks better from space. Even the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
Snow. Ice. Guns. Rocks. The Winter Olympics start this week, and NBC is bringing it all to you, on TV and online.
The speed skaters competing for Team USA in Sochi will be wearing ultra high-tech suits developed by Under Armour and Lockheed Martin for maximum speed.
This super-sized version of a popular 1990s executive toy, puts a giant 3D rendering of your face on the side of a building.
The Olympic flame, on the other hand, remains on the no-fly list.
The meteor event that captured the attention of Russian and the world earlier this year is set to become a bigger part of history thanks to an innovative Olympic medal design.
The International Olympics Committee guards its rights to footage of Olympic events much like a 10-year-old protects his Halloween candy stash, so stations that don't own the rights have to resort to tricky ways to show viewers how the events went down. That hasn't changed for the 2012 Olympics, and it's forcing media outlets to get creative.
There are a fair number of Olympic events that involve throwing dangerous objects as far away from you as possible over and over. In the past, it's been the job of some poor sap to go out there and retrieve said objects, but this year, London will be using little remote controlled Mini Coopers instead.
The Olympic organizers have made it pretty clear that they don't want you sucking up too much 3G bandwidth at the Olympic venues, but don't get the idea that you can sneak onto some stray Wi-Fi hotspot instead.
Ever since the first modern Olympics in 1896, a starting pistol has been used to get all of the competitors moving at the same time. Now however, the pistol has been declared too slow, and in London they are using an electronic beep trigger to start races.