The big game and all its festivities get sweeping protection, from bomb-destroying robots to software that crunches social media looking for threats.
ALE is a Japanese company working on an interesting novelty: man-made, on-demand meteor showers. It might sound like a silly idea, but the company's founder wants to bring her product to the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Ashley and Khail explain how a man-made meteor shower could make a big splash at the 2020 Summer Games, discuss a new full-body VR immersion system and wish they had enough money to afford a huge Lite-Brite for adults. #TD2020
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Technology has changed how gold medalist Lindsey Vonn trains, from tracking sleep to recording workouts to analyzing her skiing technique. But to keep her advantage on the mountain, there's one technology she'd like to keep out of the hands of the competition: virtual reality.
China says blocked US sites will be open to Web users during the Olympics, should Beijing be chosen as the venue for the games. But, it says, who in China wants to use them, anyway?
Competitive gameplay in video games has gone from niche to near-mainstream sport in just a decade.
With several Olympics under its belt, Atos is supporting one of the largest IT infrastructures in sports history. If it succeeds, it's an unheralded hero. If it fails, it gets crucified.
Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign, the "Olympics of robots" is back, once more invading San Mateo, Calif. The event will later be released as a Web series and DVD.
Partner Li-Ning, a sneakers maker that burst onto the international scene at the 2008 Olympics, is back to mainly selling in China. It's hoping that a deal with rising-star Xiaomi will give it another shot.