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Tech Talk: What killed the 'Flappy Bird?'

by Doug Delony / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on February 10, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 10 at 1:10 PM

The hugely popular "Flappy Bird" game is no more. Also, check out what the Sochi Olympics look like from above. This and more in today's Tech talk...

== What killed the Flappy Bird? ==
USA Today reports the creator of mobile hit Flappy Bird is keeping his word in removing the popular game from iOS and Android app stores. The game no longer appears in searches on both Google Play and Apple's App Store. When viewing the Top Charts from an iPhone, Flappy Bird is absent from the Free Games chart it had topped for the past week. Also, if you view the developer page for Dong Nguyen, 29, within iTunes, Flappy Bird is no longer featured. The removal of the game followed a tweet by Nguyen on Saturday, saying he planned to yank the popular game from app stores. "I cannot take this anymore," he wrote. Nguyen claimed there were no legal issues that caused him to take down the game, but some speculate the "tubes" used in the game looked a bit too much like the ones from Nintendo's Mario Brothers series.

== Take a 3D satellite flyover of the Sochi Olympics ==
(CNET) -- While the main indoor events are taking place in the town of Sochi itself on the Black Sea, the mountain sports competitions are actually held in the Caucasus Mountains nearby. Setting up all the far-flung facilities for the Olympics cost a whopping $50 billion from sea to ski jump. Watch a cool 3D video flyover & read more, click here.

== Texan gets stuck in Olympic bathroom, goes viral ==
(AP) -- Locked in a bathroom inside the athlete’s village, U.S. Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn (of McKinney, TX) knew only one way to get out. Through the door. Literally. Quinn said on his Twitter account that he was taking a shower and the “door got locked/jammed.” A former NFL player with Green Bay and Buffalo, Quinn did some serious damage while tearing apart the door, which didn’t stand a chance against the brawny, 6-foot-2, 220-pounder.

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