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It looks like your chances of hearing someone say "pew pew" at the 2012 Olympic games just got a whole lot better -- the world governing body for the Pentathlon announced this week that the sport will be switching from air pistols to laser pistols for the next summer games. That follows a successfu...

August 27th 2010 at 9:02am 0 Comments
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No, we're not talking about "the cloud" where data goes to disappear and (hopefully) be retrieved again. We're talking about an actual (well, artificial) cloud that promises to be both a real structure and a massive digital display. That's the bright idea of a team of researchers from MIT, anyway,...

November 12th 2009 at 2:45am 0 Comments
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There's nothing here that wasn't apparent already, but SES ASTRA is just now getting around to boasting about a dozen HD channels that it's hosting to broadcast the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Ready for an exhaustive list? The channels broadcasting the Olympics in HD include for the UK, BBC HD, for Fran...

August 19th 2008 at 9:58am 0 Comments
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One masochist notwithstanding, we're pretty sure you haven't sat down for days straight to watch the Summer Games from Beijing, but we're wondering if the superabundance of high-def Olympics programming has changed your perspective on the entire spectacle. Here at Engadget HQ, we've found ourselves...

August 16th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Just because there are 3,600 hours of Olympics coverage being beamed out in one form or another this year doesn't mean you actually need to watch all 3,600 of them. For one particular pain lover, however, he consumed 24 straight, and thankfully, he had the decency to write about it. Starting at mid...

August 13th 2008 at 10:05am 0 Comments
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Lenovo already rolled out one Olympics-themed flash drive long before the Beijing Games kicked off, but now that the Opening Ceremonies have come and gone, the outfit is showing off a few more for good measure. The Mascot series contains a half dozen colorful 4GB units that'll go for around $30 apie...

August 9th 2008 at 8:39pm 0 Comments
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The 2008 Beijing Olympics -- the first covered entirely in high definition, with super slow-motion cameras and 3,600 hours of coverage, online and on TV -- approach. Think you're ready to get the most out of the Games, and maybe, just maybe catch the event you actually want to watch live as it happe...

August 7th 2008 at 3:24pm 0 Comments
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We heard that Legend Silicon and Intel were teaming up to push HDTV dongles in China, and push they have. aigo has just announced that it has used technology from the former to build USB TV tuners for catching OTA HD signals on laptops, PCs or any other manner of devices capable of watching video. I...

June 9th 2008 at 8:10am 0 Comments
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If it weren't for all the other crazy news coming out of Japan right now, we would be tempted to call this Mario & Sonic week. Every time we turn around, it seems like we're seeing new bits from their upcoming joint Olympics title. Not that we're complaining, though -- not when it means we get...

October 10th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Hey, guess what? I'm going to be in Mario & Sonic at the Olympics! Yes, that's right, my very own Mii will be included in the cast of characters set to strut their stuff in a variety of different events when the game releases next month. In fact, you're just as lucky as me, as your Mii will be i...

October 10th 2007 at 12:45pm 0 Comments