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2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics
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Top 2014 Winter Olympics Articles

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  • Looking Out: Coalition launches campaign to promote Maryland's new transgender protections

    Looking Out: Coalition launches campaign to promote Maryland's new transgender protections
    Advocates in Maryland who backed the successful passage of the first statewide legal protections for transgender citizens in housing, employment and public accommodations this legislative session don't consider their work complete. The Maryland Coaltion...
  • Hackers can use Snapchat to disable iPhones, researcher says

    Hackers can use Snapchat to disable iPhones, researcher says
    A cyber security researcher has discovered a vulnerability within the Snapchat mobile app that makes it possible for hackers to launch a denial-of-service attack that temporarily freezes a user's iPhone. Jaime Sanchez, who works as a cyber-security...
  • Amazon Flow makes searching for items a breeze with an iPhone

    Amazon Flow makes searching for items a breeze with an iPhone
    Amazon on Thursday updated its iPhone app with a feature that lets users find items within the online store by simply holding them in front of their iPhone's camera. The feature is called Flow, and it's designed to be a quicker way to search for...
  • How to watch the Sochi Winter Olympics online and on mobile

    How to watch the Sochi Winter Olympics online and on mobile
    The 2014 Winter Olympics have begun, and once again people can watch the action live on the Web and through their mobile devices. NBC, which has the rights to the U.S. broadcast of the Games, is letting people watch the sporting events through...
  • Sochi Opening Ceremony: Art trumps politics

    Sochi Opening Ceremony: Art trumps politics
    Lenin and Stalin didn't make the cut. But Nabokov, Chekhov and Tchaikovsky did. Their names were spoken. The spectacular Opening Ceremony Friday night at the Sochi Olympics presented a Russian history that accentuated the arts and recalled the country's...
  • Olympics: a blockbuster for NBC

    Olympics: a blockbuster for NBC
    UPDATED: The NFL has been the biggest event on television so far this season. But the Winter Olympics are going to be a bonanza for NBC, based on the first two days. The Opening Ceremony at Sochi averaged 31.7 million. On Thursday, the Olympics...
  • Who is Gracie Gold, and why should you care?

    Who is Gracie Gold, and why should you care?
    Looking at the Google trends this morning, and you might have thought Gracie Gold was just another Hollywood star at the Golden Globes on Sunday. Nope, she's a figure skater, and it has been four years, so it must be time to start caring about figure...
  • Social in Sochi: The Internet has fun with the Sochi Olympics

    Social in Sochi: The Internet has fun with the Sochi Olympics
    The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are quickly becoming known for the offbeat moments and social media attention as much as the competitions themselves. From the poor condition of Sochi hotel rooms to U.S. figure skater Ashley Wagner's negative...
  • Russian Olympic torchbearer catches fire

    Russian Olympic torchbearer catches fire
    Former Olympic bobsledder Pyotr Makarchuk caught fire Wednesday while carrying the Olympic torch through a crowd in Abakan, Russia. A clip posted on YouTube by the Russian site Lifenews shows Makarchuk jogging through a crowd when flames suddenly leap...
  • Pavel Datsyuk is ready for his long-awaited moment at Sochi Olympics

    Pavel Datsyuk is ready for his long-awaited moment at Sochi Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia -- Detroit Red Wings and Russia center Pavel Datsyuk, whose participation in his homeland’s Olympics was in doubt because of a lower-body injury that had plagued him since early January, practiced Tuesday and said he plans to play in...
  • After a rocky few days, Sochi lurches toward functionality

    After a rocky few days, Sochi lurches toward functionality
    SOCHI, Russia — It was 2:30 a.m. and the stranger on the other side of the door wanted into my hotel room. "How many cards do you have?" he kept asking in broken English. The lock rattled and eventfully broke. Still hazy from sleep, I did all...