Emerging Tech

Tokyo 2020 is on track to create Olympic medals with recycled electronics

The committee behind the Tokyo 2020 Olympics revealed that it is on target to be able to forge all winning athletes’ gold, silver and bronze medals from recycled electronic waste.

International Olympic Committee will host a forum to discuss adding esports

The International Olympic Committee and the Global Association of International Sports Federations will hold a forum in July to discuss potentially including esports in the Olympics.
Home Theater

DirecTV wants to make 4K HDR sports par for the course. Here’s how it’ll work

Live sports broadcast in 4K HDR represents a landmark achievement for the new standard in television, and DirecTV is not only delivering it to subscribers, but doing its part to help the industry move forward.
Movies & TV

How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics online

The 2018 Winter Olympics are here! We explain myriad ways to watch all the action in PyeongChang, whether you're a cord-cutter or a dedicated cable subscriber.

Chinese tech giant Alibaba joins Coke, Visa as a major Olympic sponsor

At the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Alibaba Group announced the formation of a long-term partnership that will last through 2028

2018 Winter Olympic Games have been hacked, organizers confirm

It has now been confirmed that the 2018 Winter Olympics was the subject of a cyberattack. On Sunday, game organizers verified rumors that the Olympics were hacked during Friday's opening ceremony.
Emerging Tech

Intel’s Olympic drone light show just set a world record and looked awesome

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang opened in seriously impressive fashion, with more than 1,200 Intel Shooting Star drones serving as the stars of the show. The display set a new world record.

What does it take to photograph the Olympics? Grit, not gear

There's a hidden competition at the Olympics -- the photographers vying for that great shot. Here's what it's like to be one of them.

New Apple News section lets you stay updated on all things Olympics

Apple News is looking to up its game, so to speak, when it comes to sports news by partnering with NBC Olympics in order to present a dedicated Winter Olympics section in its news feed.

If skiing doesn’t excite you, check out the Samsung Olympic Showcases instead

Samsung is promising to bring excitement to fans, athletes, and officials alike at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games by way of "interactive experiences" that can be found at a series of Samsung Olympic Showcases.

T-Mobile, AT&T will help customers stay connected throughout the Olympics

Here's some good news if you're a T-Mobile or AT&T customer headed to the Olympics. You can share what's happening by taking advantage of the Un-carrier's free unlimited high-speed data, free unlimited calls to the U.S., and free texting.

How Intel will plunk you into South Korean snow by streaming the Olympics in VR

The Winter Olympics will be streamed live in virtual reality for the first time in history, thanks to Intel's work on revamping the NBC Sports VR app. Digital Trends got a hands-on demo of the new app, and Intel’s plans for the Olympics.
Virtual Reality

Watch 2018 Winter Olympics events in virtual reality thanks to NBC and Intel

Just because you can't make it to South Korea next month doesn't mean you can't make your 2018 Winter Olympics dreams a reality -- that is, a virtual reality. NBC is broadcasting Olympic footage in VR.

Columbia’s Olympic ski team uniforms adeptly combine form and function

Just a few short weeks before the start of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Columbia Sportswear unveiled its designs for the ski teams from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Ukraine, and other countries.
Emerging Tech

Tokyo 2020 Olympics could deploy facial-recognition tech on a huge scale

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers are reported to be considering the use of facial recognition technology in a bid to bolster security. It would mark the biggest ever deployment of facial recognition technology at an Olympics.

Olympics fans headed to PyeongChang will be able to experience LTE-R technology

The latest innovation in preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics comes in the form of the world's very first LTE-Railway service, which has just been deployed on the Wonju-Gangneung high-speed train.
Emerging Tech

Oh, yeah! Robot joins Olympic torch relay, bashes through a wall on the way

Hubo, the winner of a DARPA robotics competition, joined the festivities in Daejon by carrying the Olympic torch for a leg of its journey. South Korea wants the upcoming Games to be a showcase of robotic technology.

Visa wants to give you instant gratification via sensory feedback when you pay

Debuting as part of  the credit card company's global advertising campaign celebrating the Olympic Winter Games, Visa's new sound, animation, and haptic cues will let customers know when they complete a transaction.