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Robots had their own skiing competition at the Winter Olympics

The Olympics aren’t just an event for the most talented athletes to strut their stuff on the world’s stage. No, The Games are where robots can find honest work and leisure, too. Some 85 robots (spread across 11 different models, humanoid and o……


Olympics officials confirm cyberattack during opening ceremony

Officials saw suspicious activity on Olympics systems during the 2018 winter games’ opening ceremony, and now it’s confirmed: it was a cyberattack. PyeongChang organizers have revealed that someone compromised services (including internet and……


Recommended Reading: The excess of the Olympics

How the Olympics got Disneyfied
Michael Weinreb,
The Atlantic

No matter which country hosts the Olympics, the Opening Ceremony is always jam-packed with over-the-top futuristic visuals and tons of culture. It’s a display “financial and cult……


How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics

With the opening ceremonies completed and the torch lit, the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are officially underway and will run through February 25th. Viewers have plenty of options to stream events this time around — and w……


Hulu adds 60fps support for select live TV channels

Just a few days after Hulu added a new way for sports fans to customize their Olympic coverage, the company is back with another bit of news for sports fans. Subscribers to Hulu’s live TV service will be able to watch their favorite games at 6……


DJI will create no-fly zones around Olympic venues in South Korea

Days ago, South Korean authorities announced that they’d capture any drone that got too close to Olympics event facilities. If you have a DJI-made craft, you won’t even be able to get close. The UAV maker is releasing a software patch that cre……


DirecTV offers on-demand 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos for Winter Olympics

Comcast and Hulu may have already revealed plans for Winter Olympics coverage, but today, DirecTV is letting us in on what it has in store for the next several days. In addition to the regular prime time coverage anyone with access to NBC’s fa……


Drone catchers and face-detecting planes will guard the Olympics

South Korean authorities are adopting some pretty high-tech security measures for the upcoming Winter Olympics, including the deployment of drone-catching-drones and a tactical plane with facial recognition. The drones they’re using to patrol ……


Hulu Live TV subscribers can customize their Olympic coverage

The 2018 Winter Olympics are just around the corner and while anyone with access to NBC channels will be able to watch the competitions and events, those with Hulu Live TV will get to build a personalized viewing experience tailored to their i……


Xfinity customers will get a ton of Winter Olympics content next month

The Olympics offer a unique technical challenge for TV broadcasters and cable companies every few years. With the 2018 Winter Olympics just a few weeks away, Comcast has announced its plans to offer a pretty huge variety of coverage for its Xf……