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Olympics offers showcase for new technology

Besides dazzling feats of athleticism, dazzling new technologies will be on display at the Olympics.

About 217 million viewers in the U.S. alone tuned in to the London Olympics four years ago, making it the most watched TV event in history.

The television audience is expected to increase for the Rio Olympics, which formally open Friday.

Electric car charging stations expanded

TORONTO—Ontario is building nearly 500 charging stations across the province in hopes they will encourage more residents to use electric vehicles.

The provincial government said the network of public stations will help address “range anxiety” among electric car drivers who may be concerned about the distance their vehicles can travel compared to traditional ones.