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- Who's who on the US Olympic women's gymnastics team
- Olympic host cities as seen from space!
- Watch Daniel Craig get dangerously sexy in a teaser for Skyfall
- Michelle Obama shows her love for Team USA basketball
- Team USA Olympians know how to rock some serious star-spangled style
- Overslept? Look great no matter how little time you have
- What USA's Olympians eat, both on and off the clock
- Eleven vintage sports posters to celebrate the Olympics
- Ten bold yellow bags to carry all Summer
- Modern night-lights to keep the monsters away
- The surprising day jobs of 12 Olympians
- Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's relationship time line
- Video: highlights from the Olympics opening ceremony
NASA might just have the best vantage point of the Olympic Games of anyone on Earth. While all eyes are on London currently as the Olympics get underway, NASA's taking a look back at their satellite's-eye view of the 22 different cities that have played host to the 30 Olympic Games held since 1896.
For scenes as awe-inspiring as the games themselves, take a look at each city's portrait in the gallery.
Our sold out inaugural July POPSUGAR Must Have bag is out and now we're gearing up to ship out all of our August goodies. We'll be revealing what's inside the July bag soon, but before then we wanted to remind you of our awesome referral program. All you have to do to earn free Must Have shipments is get your friends and family to sign up and get in on the fun.
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Ever wanted to have a camera crew follow your every move? The iPhone Swivl from Photojojo does just that. Thanks to a motion-tracking iPhone base and a wearable, three-in-one sensor, you can shoot videos with smooth panning and crystal-clear audio — in other words, none of those jumpy, headache-inducing shots you might see when the phone's in your hand. Here's how it works: the base receives signals from the sensor, which serves as a motion-tracker, a microphone, and a remote. From there, the base can rotate or tilt up and down to follow the sensor.Although the Swivl operates on its own, it also has a free companion app that lets you customize the panning speed. Even cooler? As long as your digital camera or Android phone weighs in at less than six grams and is under 11 millimeters thick, you can use those devices on the Swivl too.
Star Wars isn't just a movie, it's a way of life. If you can quote the film and know what scene it is based on the music, you might be a superfan. Let your home decor reflect this fact with a few choice pieces. No need to go overboard, but let's just say we had to hold back from buying all of these items.
From the latest cameras to the Olympics, this week was filled with tips about London travel, fun ways to add geeky accents to the home, and an upgrade for Mac users. It's time to catch up on the week in Geek!
Adobe and NBC Olympics have released two official NBC Olympics apps — both free and compatible with the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and select Android devices. The apps will provide live broadcast streams of over 3,500 hours of Olympic events. Users can provide the login and password of their pay-TV subscription for full access, and the apps are interconnected for a simple, streamlined coverage approach.The NBC Olympics Live Extra app for iOS and Android devices allows you to watch every moment of the games live. Along with full event replays, you can also watch the Gold Zone Live streaming channel to see all the gold medal events in real time. The corresponding NBC Olympics app provides news articles and video segments, plus photos from every sport and all the Team USA athletes.
Social media plays a major role too: users can follow their favorite sports, teams, and athletes, plus share content with friends via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. One of the most convenient features? You can set reminders for upcoming events and receive push notifications for start times so that you never miss an event.
With the best of the best competing against one another, photo finishes are inevitable in the Olympic Games — which makes high-tech, extremely accurate time measurements crucial. How do those highly precise times come about? Thanks to Science of the Summer Olympics, the 10-part series produced by Science 360 and NBC Learn, we've uncovered some fascinating facts about the technology behind the numbers.
- The high-tech Olympic time-keeping system is built using a variety of cameras, lasers, computers, and extremely accurate clocks.
- All the times are measured down to the millisecond, producing results that are exactly 100 times more accurate than those of a stopwatch.
- For the track and swimming events, there are speakers installed behind the starting blocks to make sure all the athletes are able to hear the starting gun.
- Sensors are placed within the starting block to track the athletes' movement, and an electronic signal indicates a false start.
- During track races, runners move through a laser beam, and a high-tech camera captures over 2,000 digital images per second to ensure the most accurate results.
- For races with several participants — like cycling and marathons — the athletes are equipped with small electronic tags that attach to their bikes or shoes.
For more information about Olympic timing, watch Science of the Summer Olympics: Measuring a Champion below: