Olympics

Spotted at Olympics: Mario the plumber made US curling team     – CNET
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It’s-a me! Fortunately, American curler Matt Hamilton has mushroom in his heart for the jokes about his video game doppelganger.

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Headless robot skiers tackle slopes beyond the Olympics     – CNET
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Skiing isn’t just for humans. Eight bizarre-looking robots competed in South Korea with their own version of downhill skiing.

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With 4K HDR, Olympics May Be More Colorful Than Ever
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The parade of Olympic athletes entering Pyeongchang, South Korea, could be quite colorful for a few reasons. Athletes from North and South Korea will enter together for the first time in more than a decade, and viewers at home will be able to see the ceremony — and even some events — like never before. […]

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Apple News wants to curate the Winter Olympics for you     – CNET
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Apple is putting information about the winter sports competition in Pyeongchang in one place, including selected news coverage.

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NBC brings two Winter Olympics preview shows to Netflix
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You won't have to stay glued to NBC to watch all of its Winter Olympics coverage — although it won't necessarily be the coverage you want. The network is offering a two-part PyeongChang preview series, Go For the Gold and Meet Team USA, that will b…

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Google's 2016 was defined by 'Pokémon Go,' Olympics and Trump
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Google's Year in Search summaries have a knack for capturing the cultural zeitgeist, and that's truer than ever in 2016. The company has published its top search trends for the year, and it clearly mirrors a tumultuous 12 months defined by the unexpe…

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Irish Olympics’ officials digital devices seized in Rio
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Phones and laptops taken amid Games’ tickets investigation Laptops and mobile phones of a trio of Ireland’s Olympics’ officials have been taken by Rio police. The Brazilian cops are believed to be investigating the illegal sale of Games tickets.…

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The Rio Olympics Are Where TV Finally Sees the Future
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Time was, watching the Olympics just meant turning on your TV. That’s changed—and there’s no going back. The post The Rio Olympics Are Where TV Finally Sees the Future appeared first on WIRED.

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5 Great Podcasts to Listen to While Watching the Olympics
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Robot sewing machines, rebellious Mennonites, and Werner Herzog on FOMO. The post 5 Great Podcasts to Listen to While Watching the Olympics appeared first on WIRED.

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