Olympics
Social Media

Immerse yourself in Facebook Live while the Olympians do their thing in Rio

NBC Olympics, Facebook, and Instagram will provide Facebook Live Content featuring both athletes and NBC commentators to bring fans from around the world together on social media during the Rio Olympics.
Home Theater

Dish to broadcast Olympic coverage in medal-worthy 4K Ultra HD

Dish subscribers with 4K Ultra HD TVs will be able to watch the 2016 Olympics in Rio like never before. New features are being rolled out to enhance NBCUniversal's extensive coverage of the Games.
Photography

Getty Images is bringing nearly a million dollars in cameras, lenses to the Rio Olympics

Getty Images recently shared a pair of images showing off how much gear it plans on taking to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. As you might expect for the largest sporting event in the world, Getty isn’t packing light.
Social Media

Suspected Olympics terror plot foiled with the help of Facebook and Twitter

For you, Twitter and Facebook may be little more than a way to waste some time at work, but for investigators in Rio, the two social media giants were key tools in taking down a suspected terror plot.
Wearables

Limited edition, Olympic Apple Watch bands look awesome, but will prove hard to get

Apple will make special, limited edition straps for the Apple Watch in designs inspired by the national flags of different countries competing in the upcoming Olympic Games. They're just $50 each, but you're going to need to be at the Games…
Mobile

Get free calls, texts, and data from T-Mobile if you're headed to Rio for the Olympics

T-Mobile announced that it would grant customers "free unlimited high-speed data throughout Brazil" starting August 1, so those who are making the trek to Rio will be able to capture and share every moment of their vacation.
Music

Katy Perry's new Olympics-themed power ballad will get you to the gym in no time

Pop superstar Katy Perry has released her first new material in three years, a power-pop single called Rise, which was written with legendary Swedish producer Max Martin for NBC's Olympics coverage.
Wearables

Visa and Swatch bring yet another contact-less payment option to Rio for the Olympics

Swatch has finally introduced its first smartwatch. The Swatch Bellamy is an NFC-powered watch that will be available in Brazil ahead of the Rio Olympics, and it will be Visa's third contact-less payment option.
Health & Fitness

Free condoms at Olympics promote safe sex — and rainforest preservation

To promote rainforest protection and safe sex, the government of Brazil is going to distribute 9 million free condoms during the August Olympics. Natex, the condom company, is located in the rainforest and uses latex derived from local…
Virtual Reality

Watch the Rio Olympic games in stunning VR, but only if you have the right headset

This year, you can experience the Olympics a little differently than you have in the past -- in virtual reality. NBC will be streaming certain events in VR, including track and field, volleyball, and others.
Gaming

Can’t go too fast: Nintendo is giving away ‘Mario & Sonic’ prizes to active fans

Mario & Sonic are competing in this year's Olympic games, and Nintendo is giving you a chance to compete, as well, with a chance to win some sweet prizes. Take a picture of yourself playing an Olympic sport like soccer or beach…
Photography

Nikon, Getty, and support services firm will bring automated cameras to the summer games

As athletes continue to push the boundaries of what's humanly possible, so too do photographers push technical boundaries to take better pictures of them. And the 2016 games will see some of the most advanced robotic camera systems yet.