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Turk posted a topic in Jokes & Funny Stuff21 January 2014 Last updated at 14:30 GMT The photo was tweeted on Monday A BBC photo of a men's cubicle with twin toilets at a Sochi Olympics venue has caused a Twitter storm in Russia. The picture from the Biathlon Centre tweeted by Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg was picked up by opposition leader Alexei Navalny among others. Mr Navalny queried how the budget for the games, said to be $50bn (£30bn; 1,700bn roubles), had been spent. Elsewhere, the photo caused disbelief and much hilarity, with some linking it to the recent debate over gay rights. Communal toilets at Kazan Universit
geeteam posted a topic in Mobile NewsSamsung, as you’ll likely be aware, has a colossal advertising budget, regularly throwing tens of millions into new ad campaigns. While some, like the Samsung Style dance, have left us cringing, the company has regularly taken the more traditional approach of involving itself in major sporting events, and having been a major partner in the London 2012 Summer Olympics, the company is also looking to capitalize on Moscow’s 2014 Winter Games. But while its tactic of giving away a free Galaxy Note 3 to every athlete may equate to some decent coverage when the TV feeds are beamed worldwide, there’s
Totally paralysed people will be able to take part, using a brain-computer interface The first Cybathlon, an Olympics for bionic athletes, will take place in Switzerland in October 2016. The event will include a race where competitors control an avatar via a brain interface. There will also be races for competitors wearing prosthetic limbs and exo-skeletons. Hosted by the Swiss National Competence Center of Research, it is hoped the competition will spur interest in human performance-enhancing technology. More people are walking again thanks to exo-skeletons The brain-computer interface