Olympic tech: What's powering the Sochi 2014 Games?

Olympic tech: What's powering the Sochi 2014 Games?

Summary: From snow cannons to deep-packet network inspection and aerial drones, here's some of the gadgets and technologies powering the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.


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  • Samsung's WOW app

    Smartphone maker Samsung, not wanting to miss out (or have anyone at home for that matter) on the latest from the games, created an app that allows Galaxy phone owners to keep up-to-date with the latest breaking news and scores. The Korean electronics giant released the app in late January allowing their customers to have a customized view of the games, and get the inside track of what's going on.

    Image: CNET/Samsung

  • Aerial drones

    Along with the heavy surveillance at the Sochi games, don't be too surprised if you see a drone hovering nearby. The Associated Press reported they will be used to film Olympic events rather than being used for surveillance, allowing the media to get very close to the action without distracting the athletes. That's not to say the watchful eye of Big Brother won't be looming over the event...

    Image: Skyvantage/Twitter

Topics: Networking, Mobility, Security

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