Winter Olympics with a Side of Hypothermia?
Temperatures are expected to drop to 5F for the first few days of the Winter Olympics. So cold, the Olympian’s ski equipment is being thrown out. “You can’t do anything about it, but with the cold temperatures, the snow adheres to the ski base and twists it. They are turning their skis to garbage real fast,” said Craig Randell, a ski course technician. To keep Team USA’s Olympians from becoming human popsicles, Ralph Lauren designed a patriotic red, white, and blue parka with heating components inside their jackets. This exclusive heating system is made from carbon and silver ink which is bonded inside the jacket in the shape of the American flag. ‘Merica! This marks the sixth time that Polo Ralph Lauren has designed Team USA‘s uniform for Olympic and Paralympic athletes. (Source: CNN & The Guardian)
Google’s Olympic Extension
Google has released a series of Google search functions to help users find the latest information about the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Now you can use your current location for updates about your country’s rankings, keep up with the top news stories from the Games, medal counts and more. In addition, Google has integrated Olympic content within their Google Earth and Street View, which includes up-to-date location details of the Pyeongchang arena. For the intellectually thirsty, Google has something for you too. Google assistant will answer questions about the Olympics in addition to an Olympic-themed trivia. (Source: Tech Crunch)
Apple Partners with NBC for Olympic Winter News
Apple debuted a new section in Apple news dedicated to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. This partnership with NBC Olympics will feature videos, articles, and infographics, covering the full spectrum of events. Apple now joins Google as different businesses of tech are looking to play a role in Olympic media consumption. This move by Apple may signify a precursor for more Sports related activities down the line. (Source: Tech Crunch)