The geek news of the Olympic games-2018

Last Friday started the XXIII Olympic Winter games in Pyeongchang. Of course, the main newsmakers are the athletes who fight for gold medals. However, from the point of view of technology, had some interesting events.

The servers of the Winter Olympics 2018 was under attack

During the opening ceremony of the Olympics was the disruption of Internet television access and Wi-Fi. Also not worked the site of the Olympics, which it was impossible to print tickets.

The representative of the organizing Committee of the Winter Olympics 2018 confirmed information about the attack of hackers. Unknown hacked into the servers of about 45 minutes before the opening ceremony of the Olympic games-2018, leading to malfunction of the television in the main press center. Broken was IPTVs – digital interactive television in data networks over IP. Officials shut down the servers to prevent further damage. And this, in turn, led to the closure of the site of the Olympic games-2018.

On recovery took almost 15 hours. However, organizers noted that no critical elements have not been compromised. By the way, this is not the first hacker attack, the current Olympics. For several months before the beginning of the main winter competition this year was discovered a number of attacks, which manifested itself in the form of distribution of malicious messages to officials.

Intel has set a world record for the number of drones that are simultaneously in the air

The opening of the Olympic games-2018 remembered for a spectacular light show from Intel, which used 1218 drones Shooting Star for the image in the air of various shapes.

The device was programmed to the formation of the Olympic rings, snowboarders and birds flapping wings. Intel planned to put on a show right at the opening ceremony, but due to security requirements it was carried out in advance, and was broadcast in the record.

Sewed Ralph Lauren for the U.S. Olympic team special jackets

At the Olympics the 2018 athletes have to contend not only with rivals, but with the weather – the current Games are held in conditions of quite severe frost. Take care of your Olympians decided the famous clothing brand Ralph Lauren, who made for them a special jacket. Within each integrated device for heating and the battery.

Black-and-white flag on the inside of the jacket is made of technical carbon and special conductive silver ink. Heat comes from it. Power comes from a battery placed in the right jacket pocket. It has two buttons – on/off and temperature controller. Inside the jacket hid the wire going from the battery to the flag. Adjust temperature smart jacket and smartphone.

Journalists who managed to test the jacket, I noted that it heats up pretty quickly and walking in it is much nicer than the usual jacket. By the way, it can even be washed with all the integrated technologies.

I note that Ralph Lauren has released 100 of these jackets available for sale at a price of 2495 dollars. And everything is already sold out. The company plans to gather feedback from the athletes and to decide whether to use the technology in future products.

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