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.
It's an Olympics tradition to have torch runners carry the "motherflame" and light up the Olympic cauldron. In 2008, Beijing's cauldron resembled a scroll. On Friday, London showed off its cauldron; invoking a dandelion-like design with 204 petals, one for each participating nation.
The International Olympic Committee has run into a bit of a spectrum bandwidth problem at the London Olympics. It seems that spectators at some of the Olympic venues are tweeting so much, that it's squeezing out the signals for essential event related communications.
The Olympics are upon us, reminding every just how much we hate exercising (even when we have interesting and slightly insane ways of doing it). Obviously, this doesn't apply to all Americans, but it does to an overwhelming lot. Well, we should be careful, since a new study shows inactivity kills as much as smoking.
If you happen to be in London for the Olympics, here's a handy layout of the many state-of-the-art venues throughout town and all of the nearest Tube routes to get you there fast.
You're looking at the best piece of schwag ever doled out. Canon took the iconic shape of its 70-to-200mm L-series white lens and fabricated that into an insulated coffee cup. Too bad you had to be at the Olympic press...
In what's sure to be a popular idea, Britain's Kent Police Department wants to use unmanned aerial vehicles to keep tabs on the massive crowds during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Now, before you start thinking that Ministries and...