Tech Savvy Olympians; US Internet Speeds Up

Posted August 4th, 2016 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:

A swimmer prepares to enter the pool during a training session prior to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A swimmer prepares to enter the pool during a training session prior to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Technology is Transforming How Olympians Train

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.

High-Speed Internet Speeds Growing in US

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.

Tech Helping, Failing Refugees in Greece

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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