No Problems With Nesta – Bolt

first_imgTrack and Field legend Usain Bolt has said that whatever the outcome of a possible appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) by the legal team of Jamaican sprint relay teammate Nesta Carter, the two will always remain friends.Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team of Bolt, Carter, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Dwight Thomas, which won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China had to hand over the gold medals to the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) yesterday.This was after Carter was disqualified by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from the Games, after retroactively testing positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine.NO RECENT CONTACTBolt told The Gleaner that he does not know how the other affected members of the team are feeling as he has not spoken with any of them since Wednesday’s ruling.”I haven’t had a discussion with anybody,” Bolt said. “I haven’t seen anybody in a while, so I guess when we see them, we’ll have a discussion.”It has been public discussion that Bolt and his teammates may now harbour bad feelings towards Carter, especially since being stripped of the medal means he can no longer claim to have won a ‘triple treble’ of Olympic gold medals in the 100m and 200m sprints as well as the 4x100m relays.However, Bolt has dismissed this, saying his friendship with Carter is too strong to be affected by the decision.”I’m not gonna despise anybody for anything,” Bolt said. “Nesta and I are still friends. We came up through the ranks in high school, so we’re still friends, and I really don’t have a problem with Nesta.”Bolt said that all that is on his mind at this moment is continuing to win in 2017, although he has not yet finished planning which meets he will compete in this season.”It’s all about winning, and that’s always my focus. That’s what I want,” Bolt added. “My calendar’s not made up yet, and we’re (he and his management team) just taking our time and working our way from there. I’m not sure which race I’ll be running yet though.”last_img read more

Apple has a secret lab where its developing thinner and brighter iPhone

first_imgAnother of Apple’s Top Secret labs is the Health and Fitness Lab for Apple Watch Development. Image Credit: ABCNews Advertisement APPLE has opened up a new and secretive research lab in Taiwan to help with it’s never-ending quest to create even thinner devices.There, a team of about 50 engineers are working tirelessly to develop new display technologies that would ultimately allow Apple to release products which are lighter, thinner, and more energy-efficient.Located in the Longtan District of Taiwan, the report relays that Apple has already hired former engineers from AU Optronics and Qualcomm to help speed along development. – Advertisement – Of course, the focus of Apple’s latest R & D lab is on iPhones and iPads; if there’s a way to make then even thinner, Apple wants to be on top of it.“Apple began operating the lab this year as it aims to make products thinner, lighter, brighter and more energy-efficient,” Bloomberg writes.“Engineers are developing more-advanced versions of the liquid-crystal displays currently used in iPhones, iPads and Mac personal computers, the people said. Apple also is keen to move to organic light-emitting diodes, which are even thinner and don’t require a backlight, they said.”An interesting wrinkle to Apple’s new research initiative is that it may further lessen Apple’s reliance on Samsung.If Apple becomes more directly involved with the development of display technologies, outsourcing “to smaller manufacturers such as Taiwan’s AU Optronics or Innolux Corp.” may become a possibility.Additionally, Apple-designed iOS displays would help further differentiate the company’s mobile products from rivals.Also worth highlighting is the claim that Apple has an interest in OLED displays, a rumour which we’ve seen sprout up with increasing frequency over the past few weeks.The most recent rumblings from the rumour mill suggest that Apple won’t make the transition to OLED displays until the iPhone 8, with the company already eyeing Samsung, Japan Display (a joint Hitachi, Sony and Toshiba venture), and LG as potential suppliers.[related-posts]In fact, LG last month confirmed that it was investing a minimum of $8.4 billion into a new OLED plant set to begin operations in early 2018, just enough time for it to be ready for mass iPhone 8 production if Apple goes down that route.While there are some drawbacks to OLED displays (they’re more expensive, colour saturation can dull over time), Apple is reportedly talking to suppliers about ways to address those issues.On the plus side, OLED displays are thin and light, incredibly energy-efficient, and provide rich and vibrant colours.Regardless, it seems clear that for as great as the iPhone and iPad displays already are, Apple isn’t resting on its laurels and is working hard to make them even better.[news.com.au]last_img read more