Is the Olympics hacker heaven? Tech highs and lows

Our video picks: Olympic Games – tech success or failure?


As the Olympic torch begins its journey to Tokyo 2021’s opening ceremony, we ask, is the Olympic Games a chance for technology to shine or a data breach waiting to happen?

Tech successes and failures at the Olympic Games

In ancient Greece, the Olympics began some 3,000 years ago as a sporting event to honour the god Zeus. As the iconic torch sets off on its journey to the Tokyo 2021 opening ceremony, we ask if the Olympic Games is where new technological standards are set, or a breeding ground for emerging cyber threats.

Tech successes and failures from Olympic history range from robotics to autonomous vehicles, to merciless malware that tried to start a cyberwar.

Highlight: Did this drone display steal the show?

Good Morning America shows us how new drones from Intel will change medal ceremonies forever.

Highlight: Tokyo’s high-tech plan for 2020 Olympics

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games just around the corner, here’s a snapshot of the incredible technology the organizers will use to make the event smoother and more enjoyable for everyone.

Lowlight: One of the most deceptive hacks in cyber history?

If successful, the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics’ cyberattack would have left a geopolitical disaster in its wake. hacker: Hunter Olympic Destroyer is a three-part series exploring the mysterious motives behind the attackers, why it’s one of the most deceptive cyberattacks in history and the ‘extraordinarily brilliant’ response that stopped it in its tracks. Watch the full 2018 Olympic cyberattack series.

The Olympic Games is one of the biggest stages on Earth to champion technology in all forms. But with more than sports at stake if things go wrong – think, mountains of personal data and even competitors’ health – how can businesses and organizations make sure this event and its tech is safe for all to enjoy?

Could this beetle end water scarcity?


This World Water Day, we’re asking, how will we beat the world’s water crisis? Science Insider says one tiny beetle could be the answer.

Nature’s answer to climate change impacts this World Water Day

In fighting climate change, nature could teach us our biggest lessons. Take this machine learning-based ocean microorganism preservation project, for instance. Now, according to Science Insider, one big (or small) source of inspiration could come from the Namib Desert Beetle. Why are scientists rushing to study its exoskeleton as a way to help overcome the water crisis?

Wake up refreshed this World Sleep Day


Today is World Sleep Day, but don’t hit the duvet just yet! Do you have smart tech that helps you achieve a better quality of health? Sleep is vital to help you live a better life. These three videos are sure to help you crack the code to feeling well-rested.

“How can you track your sleep?” – (above)

“What is the accuracy of these apps?”

“Simple tips for better sleep”

Sleep apps are one solution. Besides tech, a big part of better sleep is to relax. Try CyberSpa for novel ways to unwind online, like squeezing a virtual stress ball. Then switch off your devices to let your body and mind decompress before hitting the hay.

If you’re curious about what it means to share health data with apps, then read this story from Kaspersky.

How do you get the best night’s sleep? Share your tips with us on Facebook and Twitter!

Cyborgs: Would you trust this implant?


Cyborg, cyborg, where art thou? Right here. I’m joined by Kaspersky’s Marco Preuß to discuss the future of human augmentation with two people living augmented lives.

What’s the future of human augmentation?

Will the future be focused on human augmentation technologies meant to expand independence for people with disabilities, or as a launchpad to help push biological boundaries? Could it be both? That’s what we’ll be discussing on today’s edition of Tomorrow Unlocked livestream talks, this time in association with Kaspersky NEXT, the event about the latest research and technology realities of tomorrow.

Rainer Bock and Marco Preuß talk to two people living augmented lives that are worlds apart. Tilly Lockey lost her limbs at a young age to an illness no doctor thought she would survive. Now she’s one of the most important bionic influencers, leading a better life through AI-assisted arms. We’re also joined by Wojtek Paprota, founder of Walletmor. This tech startup installs a legitimate payment solution for its users in the form of a bio-implant. Cashless cyborgs built out of sheer curiosity.

What do Tilly and Wojtek have in common, and where do they think the future of human augmentation lies?

Celebrate Pi Day – with real pie


Pi Day is a celebration of the mathematical constant π, or Pi. It is observed today because when the date is written out in month/date format, it shows the first three significant digitals of Pi: 3.14. If you have a sweet-tooth, check out these four videos so that you can celebrate Pi Day with real pie!

“The sweet science of baking pie” – (above)

“Learn Pi’s digits with this irrationally long song”

“Understand Pi with Pie”

“A recipe for pie since isn’t a pi-party without pie”

What is your favorite flavor of pie? Let us know on our Twitter or Facebook!