Today’s Tech Sightings:
When the Rio de Janeiro Olympics officially start on Friday, many of the athletes will have spent years training their bodies for their sport, but increasingly technology is playing an important role in how an athlete trains. Technology can help athletes from nearly any sport analyze every move, leading to better performance when competition kicks off.
The U.S. has lagged behind other developed countries in the speed of the Internet, but a new report shows there has been some remarkable improvement. In a report on Internet speed, Speedtest found the national average was over 50 megabits for the first time. That’s a 42 percent jump from last year.
Refugees who have ended up in Greece have been using technology to find housing, food and connections to family and friends. Activists have been using Facebook and other apps to spread news and information. But tech has not been helping them find a permanent solution to their plight.
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