With the U.S. national conventions over, attention turns to the 2016 Summer Olympics, which begin this week. Here’s our daily look at what’s making news in the world of technology.
Top news stories
The 2016 Summer Olympics begin on Wednesday, Aug. 3. from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once again, NBC is the primary network in the United States to offer coverage. Telemundo, NBC Universo, and Bravo are also offering Olympic programming.
You can stream events via the NBC Sports app, which is available on multiple platforms including iOS, Apple TV, Roku, and Android. You can also stream via the NBC website.
With Rio one hour ahead of New York, most of NBC’s coverage this year will air live.
The opening ceremony for Rio 2016 is on Friday, Aug. 4. The Games run through Aug. 21.
Yeah, Apple makes a lot of money
How many products does Apple sell in one second? Now you know thanks to the website Every Second. Think of it as a countdown clock to Apple’s next $1 billion.
What’s old is new again thanks to release of #HarryPotterAndTheCurvedChild.
Also trending on this first day of August:
On this day
Today. Aug. 1 is National Raspberry Cream Pie Day and National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. It’s also the start of Peach Month and Romance Awareness Month.
SpringOne Platform begins in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tomorrow, Aug. 2, Samsung holds a press event.
Rewind: The first U.S. Census is completed. There were 4 million people in the U.S. in 1790.
Looking for more to read? We’ve got you covered:
- Did Apple just grab a slice of Uber?, Computerworld
- Ex-Apple store employees reveal how customers try to fool them, CNET
- More Details Leak for Samsung Galaxy Note 7, New Gear VR Version, PC Magazine
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