The most amazing photos of the Rio Olympics come from a small army of scuba-diving robots

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 15, 2016 - 4:54pm

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The Olympics, particularly the summer Olympics, are a kind of festival for elite sports photography.

There's no two weeks in the year that produce a heftier haul of world-class images of athletic competition.

All the major agencies covering the games fight for an edge in the photographic shoot-out. And this year, Getty added a new weapon to its arsenal: a small army of underwater robots.

The first American in 16 years to win a weightlifting medal is championing body positivity

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 15, 2016 - 4:34pm


Olympian Sarah Robles just snagged Team USA's first weightlifting medal since 2000, winning bronze in the women's over-75-kilogram weight class for hoisting a total of 630 pounds in two separate lifts. She's also proving that women of all sizes can achieve athletic greatness. 

Complain all you want about the OnePlus 3, at least it's getting updates

Submitted by Android Central on August 15, 2016 - 4:19pm

OnePlus 3 software updates are fixing things and breaking other things. But that's OK.

I've been witness to a maelstrom of frustration and invective over the weekend as OnePlus rolled out yet another fix for its OxygenOS software for the OnePlus 3.

OxygenOS version 3.2.4 began trickling out in small waves over the weekend, with promises to fix a few of the OnePlus 3's nagging issues — many of which were introduced in previous updates. That's a problem, sure: it's never ideal to replace one set of bugs with another. But the reality is that OnePlus, free from the need to submit its software to carriers, can and is doing the right thing by unilaterally releasing regular fixes — even as it continues to roll up Google's own security updates into separate releases.

Warren Buffett loaded up on more Apple shares in the second quarter (BRK.A, BRK.B, AAPL, WMT)

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 15, 2016 - 4:18pm

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought more Apple shares in the second quarter, according to its latest 13-F filing.

The regulatory filing showed that the company bought 5.42 million Apple shares to bring its tally to 15.2 million, valuing its stake in the tech giant at $1.46 billion. 

Berkshire sold 15 million Walmart shares, dropping its stake by 27% to a holding worth $2.94 billion, the 13-F showed. 


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