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Live streams (such as on the BBC Olympic app) can – provided the networks are strong enough to support them – offer a second screen for those watching things such as Mark Cavendish in the road cycling or golf while they’re on the street/course

Plugged in from the heart of the action

Anyone who doubts the important role of the smartphone at modern sporting events would have been instantly put straight during last week's Opening Ceremony at the Olympics, as the finest athletes in the world filed into the stadium while holding their phones aloft, filming and snapping as they waved to the crowd. The crowd itself may have been more nervous about capturing those moments for posterity; the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog) made a stern declaration before the Games that images, video and sound recordings could be used only for "private and domestic purposes", thus clamping down on our natural impulse to share everything across the web with friends, family and complete strangers.

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Six killed in Afghanistan bombings

At least six people were killed in an early morning suicide attack in the Afghan capital, hours after a surprise visit to Afghanistan by President Barack Obama, government officials said.

Forza Motorsport 4 Top Gear car pack drives into May

Available from the 1st May, for 560 Microsoft Points, the Forza 4 May Top Gear Car Pack has something for car fans of every stripe, from emblematic examples of 1970s American style: the MC Pacer X, to one of the coolest off-road vehicles around in the shape of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

Father and son among dead in crash

A boy of 14, his father and an elderly woman died in a head-on car crash which left the teenager's mother and nine-year-old sister seriously injured, police said.

Three killed in horror crash are named

A 14-year-old boy, his father and an elderly woman died in a horrific car crash which left the teenager's mother and nine-year-old sister seriously injured, police said today.

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