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The 404 1,431: Where we hide our philtrum (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- The future of sports photography is drones!

- Moviefone hangs up forever.

- Facial recognition can now diagnose you.

- Seth Rogen to write/direct film about '90s console wars.… Read more

The 404 1,430: Where we flail away with Spotify's Shanon Cook (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Dragnet Seiko wristwatch TV from 1984.

- It doesn't get better: the US has the second slowest 4G on EARTH.

- Google wants to do the end of "The Dark Knight" in real life.

- Follow Spotifier Shanon Cook on Twitter.… Read more

Avoid Olympic spoilers with Liveschedules.net

It is difficult to avoid spoilers when the Olympics take place halfway around the world. I try to stay away from Facebook and Twitter during the day if I know there is a primetime event I'll want to watch. But even when I limit my social media entanglements, I have run into spoilers while innocently visiting the NBC Olympics Web site to check in on the action in Sochi. I've been burned on more than one occasion by a headline on NBC's site that informed me of a skiing result before I was able to watch Bode … Read more

'Star Wars' AT-AT walkers invade Sochi Olympics

Finding the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics rather dull? Add some AT-AT walkers from "Star Wars" shooting lasers at downhill skiers and you have a sport worth watching.

This "Star Wars" - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics mashup video aired on TV2 Denmark's show "Natholdet med Anders Breinholt" (Night Shift with Anders Breinholt), with humorous results. You don't need to speak the language to appreciate AT-AT's attacking unsuspecting Olympic athletes. … Read more

Love me, Tinder: The app that keeps Olympians sane

I had always imagined that when thousands of athletes, brimming with thighs that could pull a train into a station, are gathered in a confined space, striking up a flirtatious conversation wouldn't be difficult.

Perhaps they don't even have to talk. They merely look at each other and all the inner chemicals that bristle within them do the rest.

Sometimes I am horribly mistaken.

It seems as if instant attraction and carnal confluence need an app to oil their joyous path.

My inveterate and active reading of US Weekly tells me that there is one chosen app among the young and the vestless of Sochi: Tinder.… Read more

Snowboarder's iPhone crashes after fans swamp him with nude pics

The lovely thing about snowboarders at the Winter Olympics is that they're devoid of political correctness.

They're just as full of "dude" and "cool" as they would be on a normal, pot-filled day in the mountains.

Some, though, don't always think through the consequences of their free style.

Take Russian slopestyle snowboarder Alexey Sobolev. His iPhone wishes you would. For Sobolev had the, um, cool idea of putting his phone number on his helmet.

Why would he do that? The Daily Mail suggests that he was merely bored. And when a 22-year-old snowboarder … Read more

If there's one Sochi video that deserves to go viral, it's this one

The Russian Olympic charm offensive has, on occasion, tilted toward the offensive rather than the charm.

How beautiful, then, that one moment at the Sochi opening ceremony stands out for its sheer unbridled passion, joy, and camp(fire) togetherness.

In the warm-up to Friday's opening ceremony, the Russian Interior Ministry's Police Choir decided to offer its rendition of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky."

This version is a work of art. The helmeted creators of the original could never have imagined such a thing. It makes theirs seems like a mere ditty from the dungeons of desperate … Read more

Take a 3D satellite flyover of the Sochi Olympics

Having trouble figuring out what's where at the Sochi Winter Olympics? The scale of the games in Russia this year is particularly huge, and with reports that people on the ground in Sochi are even having trouble finding the doorknobs to their hotel rooms, it's easy to get lost while trying to follow along.… Read more

Sochi: A streaming event of Olympic proportions

For the Sochi Olympics, NBC will plow head first into streaming nearly every moment of the games over the Internet, but still stops short of giving everything to everyone.

The broadcast network NBC and its partners -- distributors like cable and satellite providers and tech companies like Adobe and iStreamPlanet -- have embraced the concept of bringing as much as they can online. What we're getting this year: nearly every moment of competition and more curated video on the Web; easier sign-on and more pay-TV providers on board to let their customers watch online; and more supported devices and … Read more

Get in the games with top apps for Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Now that Bruno Bowl 2014 is over, it's time to turn our attention to the Winter Olympics. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics officially kick off this week in Russia, and you can follow the action with these apps. Keep tabs on your favorite athletes and events from anywhere.

NBC Olympics Highlights

Get the latest news, video highlights, previews, and in-depth stories with this app for iOS and Android. You'll find the live-stream schedule, TV listings, and results all in one place, from NBC, the official network for this year's event.

Visa 360 Cam

Ever wonder what the … Read more