Susan Hofacker Leland

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Slushy Sochi: Warm Weather Shows Challenges of Subtropical Snowmaking

Some athletes are voicing concerns about what they say are dangerous conditions.<p>It's slushy in Sochi.<p>Athletes at the Winter Olympics are voicing concerns about safety hazards presented by melting snow, with American snowboarders Shaun White and Hannah Teter citing conditions on the halfpipe.<p>"It is …

How It Really Feels at the Olympics in Sochi

It is at times unfinished, other times exceedingly harsh, and always under watch. But, God, is it beautiful.<p><b>Late yesterday afternoon</b>, I sat atop a high Caucasian peak eating the best beef stroganoff ever and thought, "These Olympics have just been grand." There have been fabulous storylines such as …

Photo Gallery: Day 7

Sandro Viletta wins super-combined

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- For Sandro Viletta, it was a stunning Olympic gold.<p>For Ivica Kostelic, it was the same old Olympic silver. For the …

Winter Olympics medal count: United States atop medal list

After taking home a silver medal on Friday, the United States tied Norway atop the medal list in Sochi with 13 medals overall.<p>Team USA climbed atop the medal count for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games after grabbing another medal on Friday. Noelle Pikus-Pace's silver medal in the skeleton earned the …

Olympic 2014 Results: Tracking Medal Counts for Each Country on Day 7

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, have nurtured a lot of compelling competitions thus far, but there are still plenty of events remaining for what has become a tight medal race between the most decorated nations.<p>Norway leads the overall medal count with 13, while the USA and the …

Why Some Olympians Load Up On Salad Instead Of Pasta

When we imagine Olympic athletes at the table before the most important competition of their lives, we might picture a huge plate of pasta, with Gatorade to wash it down and a well-deserved ice cream sundae for dessert.<p>Turns out, they might be preparing with a salad, a glass of beet juice and some …

Sochi 2014: 10 luminous ski jumpers at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

These colourful images of Olympic ski jumpers were created by photographers who used slow shutter-speeds (around 0.4 seconds) to blur the movement of the competitors. The results are pretty stunning

Sochi's Giant Pinscreen Wall Is Hypnotic in Action

British architect Asif Khan's MegaFace art installation was teased well before the athletes had even arrived in Sochi. But now that the Winter …

No one deserved to win the gold medal in men's figure skating

The constant refrain after Friday night’s men’s figure skating fall-a-thon was that the contenders skated like they didn’t want a medal. To the contrary, the problem was that everyone skated like they wanted a medal far too much.<p>Pressure was the only winner of the men’s free skate at the Iceberg …

USA's Noelle Pikus-Pace captures silver in skeleton

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Noelle Pikus-Pace made her skeleton comeback a family affair.<p>Knowing the competitive embers still burned but also knowing she didn't want to spend winters in Europe on the World Cup circuit away from her husband, Janson, and two kids, Lacee and Traycen, Pikus-Pace came …

Olympian hits wall, falls off skeleton sled, somehow doesn't die

We were just sitting around here at SB Nation World Headquarters discussing the merits of luge vs. skeleton. Or, more specifically, which one of these insane Olympic sports is more dangerous. Seconds later, this happened.<p>He stuck the landing, but I still think skeleton wins.

Pete Seeger and the American Soul

The folk singer, who has died at 94, had one defining feature: selflessness.<p>The singer-songwriter-folk hero Pete Seeger, who died Monday at the age of 94, always reminded me of Henry Fonda playing Tom Joad in John Steinbeck's immortal <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. Not just Fonda's character, although surely …

CES 2014: The $8,000 'snore-stopping' superbed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1042000/1042185_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532515137_c9deeeb49df7247fc7fde201687302ed<p><b>In our hyper-connected world, in which dinners are interrupted by smartphones, and where 75% of us (one study says) check our messages while on</b> …

CES

CES 2014: Popular Mechanics Editors' Choice Awards

The world's biggest consumer electronics extravaganza is in full swing, and we've seen every curved TV, Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush, and robotic gadget in Las Vegas. Here's the best of the show, the items you really want to know about in 2014.<p>The world's biggest consumer electronics extravaganza …

Gear & Gadgets

Click! Pivothead Smart Colfax glasses put a camera on your face (pictures)

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Twitter CEO Says He Has No Idea How Many Users Opt Out Of Ads

Dick Costolo, the CEO of Twitter, says that it’s easy enough for consumers to opt out of tailored ads on Twitter, but he does not know how many actually go through the process of doing so. “You can opt out of tailored ads and content,” he told an audience today. But asked how many percentage-wise …

Full-body virtual reality is here, but try not to puke

The latest version of the Virtuix Omni is sickeningly immersive<p>When a Combine Soldier throws a grenade at you, your instinct is to run. In the Virtuix Omni, you can.<p>At CES 2014, Virtuix showed off the latest version of its virtual reality rig, which features 40 capacitive sensors in its base to …

MakerBot Is Changing The World

It was an inauspicious beginning. At the MakerBot event last night at CES 2014 the intro music tended towards soft hard rock. On the plate was a lilting guitar anthem by the Foo Fighters and then a song by Incubus, <i>Pardon Me</i>.<p><i>So pardon me while I burst into flames.</i><p>Luckily, nothing did.<p>Instead, as I …

Channel Master is developing a whole-home DVR solution for cord cutters

Channel Master, known for its over-the-air TV antennas as well as some early digital video recorders that go along with these antennas, started …

LG Fitness Band blends the best of Nike+ FuelBand and a smartwatch

LG joined the wearable tech market at CES in Las Vegas this week with the launch of the activity-monitoring LG Fitness Band.<p>Like many contemporaries, …

Hands-on With MYO Gesture Control Armband

The last time we caught up with Thalmic Labs, the guys behind the MYO gesture control armband, the team was just beginning to ship Alpha editions of the device late last year. As gesture control continues to gain momentum with the likes of the Leap Motion, we sat down with the MYO’s creators to see …