China to face a "tough challenge" at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, says official

Verizon Wireless is making international roaming free for Winter Olympics attendees

NBC's digital coverage marks the first time any Winter Olympics will be available in VR.

Fan Kexin - Chinese short track speedskater and silver medalist in the 1,000 meter at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014.

Lizzy Yarnold succeeded Williams as Olympic skeleton champion at the Sochi 2014 Games in a four-medal haul, which is poised to rise to five.

Figure skating and bobsleigh's exchequer and National Lottery cash was also under threat after they, too, committed only to top-eight and top-five finishes, respectively, ahead of Tuesday's announcement of Team GB's podium prospects.

"I will put all efforts into performing at my Olympics without any regrets", Park said at the Taereung International Skating Rink in Seoul, where she competed in the women's 500 meters during the National Winter Sports Festival. Supported devices included Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Samsung Gear VR, and both Google Cardboard and Google Daydream, with compatible iOS or Android devices.


NBC has partnered with Intel to set up multiple camera pods to create interactive 360-degree VR environments. While the technology isn't mature enough to provide that air of reality, it would be interesting to see how it's received this time around and where the technology will stand in two years in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The White House says Pence will stress USA commitment to stability in the region to leaders of South Korea and Japan.

Verizon launched a special roaming offer for customers who are going to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Generating up to 1TB of data per hour, Intel True VR harnesses the massive, real-time processing power of Intel Core processors. Because of climate change, though, by 2050 many prior Winter Games locations may be too warm to ever host the games again.

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