Articles about Olympics 2012
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Social media prevented broadcasters from getting accurate data about the precise location of Olympic bicycle competitors.
GPS units carried by cyclists in the men's road race on Saturday were reportedly unable to transmit coordinates back to Olympics broadcasters, due to the network strain caused by spectators lining the route
The 2012 Olympics stole away most of the limelight on the weekend, but it's not all that happened. We catch you up on the rest of the news that broke while you were relaxing.
The London 2012 Games puts LED paddles into the hands of the 70,500-strong stadium audience, creating a 360-degree 'landscape video' for the opening ceremony
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High-tech training has obviously been around for years and infiltrated many sports. But the London 2012 Olympics is a showcase for how mobile has also infiltrated modern athletics.
'This is for everyone', Berners-Lee says in a tweet as London 2012 organisers honour the inventor of the web in the Olympic Games opening extravaganza
The opening ceremony of the Games is here, the starting gun for massive amounts of traffic to begin flowing across content and service providers' networks in the UK. What have they done to prepare for the surge?
With the Olympics kicking off today, you're going to be hearing a lot about cyber-security during the games. Don't brush these tips off.
Updated versions of CoPilot Live will help you navigate around the Olympic Route Network and get you to your desired Olympics sport venue.
Jason Perlow wonders if the 2012 Olympics will melt the Internet. It may already be happening.
The Czech Olympic team has set up this double-decker bus from 1957 outside its London HQ. Except now the bus has giant mechanical arms for doing push-ups
People travelling from France to the UK for the Olympics will get to use French operators' services 100 metres under the sea. UK operators will push their services live in the other half of the tunnel after the Games.
...along with the usual suspects, such as firearms and drugs. While kittens should probably stay at home, you had better disable your smartphone's hotspot feature before entering an Olympics venue.
Last night, there was much ado about a big cat, but there was also some open-source news from Dell.
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- 2 Ping-pong detectives: RAE Systems called in to find Olympics 'paddle doping' cheats
- 3 Olympics opener turns people into pixels for multimedia spectacular
- 4 Twitter in review 2012: The good, the bad, and the very ugly
- 5 Enjoy the 2012 Olympics on the go (screenshot gallery)