New Details About Upcoming NBA Experience at Disney Springs

first_imgThe new NBA Experience will open on the West Side in the summer of 2019. Share This!2019 is going to be a big year at Walt Disney World and one of the new additions, (minus that big carrot at the end of the year, known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge), is going to be the NBA Experience, which is slated to open at Disney Springs in the location of the former Disney Quest. This new experience will be a one-of-a-kind destination that will feature hands-on activities all with the design of highlighting the excitement of basketball.“Developed with the NBA, and inspired by the league’s 29 arenas around the country, NBA Experience will highlight the heart-pounding action and excitement of the NBA world,” said Stan Dodd, Executive Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering. “From training simulations and clock-racing competitions to fan-favorite NBA moments – we’re bringing new experiences and thrilling games to life to make fans truly feel like a star player.”The NBA Experience will be an immersive place that will allow Guests to do things like:Experience the NBA Draft with a photo moment that recreates the big momentTrack and improve their jump shots and passing skills in a replicated NBA Combine challenge, complete with a scouting report that highlights their stats at the end of the sessionStep onto the court and participate in a series of timed jump shots and hear the roar of the crowdExecute slam dunks which are captured by camerasTest ball-handling skills with an interactive trainerUse an oversized slingshot to launch basketballs at hoops of varying heights, making as many shots as possible before the clock runsLearn the rich legacy and history of NBA and WNBA championship-winning teamsAccess a team locker room with up-to-date statistics of NBA and WNBA playersEnjoy two 180-degree cinematic presentations showcasing the in-arena experience moments, as well as special stories from the players’ perspectivesTake a seat at an interactive multi-screen module to watch replay clips from NBA games and tools to make the right callsPlay interactive basketball games, from Pop-A-Shot to modern video gamesexplore a retail store featuring exclusive NBA-themed merchandise designed by Disneylast_img read more

Cloud Computing: Microsoft Increases Licensing Costs for non-Azure Cloud Vendors

first_imgMicrosoft has recently announced new licensing changes that target competing cloud vendors that run Microsoft software in the cloud. The Register summarized the license changes, saying that “many software deployments that are currently allowed will no longer be permitted on dedicated cloud services from the listed providers. Microsoft is making it harder or in some cases impossible to bring your own licences, forcing customers either to rent the software via SPLA (Service Provider License Agreement), or to purchase licences with software assurance, an annual service charge. “ Starting October 1st, 2019, the changes will go into effect, making the use of Microsoft software significantly more expensive to run on non-Azure clouds like AWS, Google and Alibaba. Rob Enslin, Google Cloud President, tweeted that “Shelf-ware. Complex pricing. And now vendor lock-in. Microsoft is taking its greatest hits from the ’90s to the cloud.” The reaction was similar from Amazon AWS. Werner Vogels tweeted “It is hard to trust a co. who raises prices, eliminates benefits, + restricts freedom of choice. “last_img read more

Heroku: Ruby Platform Sees 50 Percent Increase in Apps Since November

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Heroku is an example of a service that is making it infinitely easier for developers to develop and manage applications. It’s part of a new breed of platforms emerging that are growing in popularity.We’ll see if Heroku will grow 100 percent over the span of a year. That would mean 80,000 apps. Seems plausible, doesn’t it?center_img Flightcaster uses Heroku to serve the application. But the actual data analysis is done through Amazon S3 where Hadoop manages the data analytics. The data is passed from Heroku to Amazon S3 and then back to Heroku where it is served back to the customer making the request. Related Posts The number of apps hosted on the Ruby platform Heroku has increased 50 percent since November, pointing out how cloud-based platforms are becoming the norm for the capabilities the services provide in terms of testing and reliability.Heroku had more than 40,000 apps on its platform last November. Now more than 60,000 apps are using the Heroku service. Heroku’s success is not alone. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Rackspace are rapidly expanding. AWS announced its expansion to the Asia Pacific region this past week. In its announcement, AWS featured Kim Eng, one of Asia’a largest security brokers. The firm said the availability of the AWS service helped minimize its latency for its KE Trade iPhone application.Rackspace developer Mike Mayo built the company’s latest iPad app for customers to monitor Rackspace cloud networks. He said the cloud provides a way for developers to test with better efficiency. For example, using cloud platforms, apps are continually tested for bugs. Those bugs can be fixed one at a time as they pop up. That’s easier than doing a build and then fixing the 20 bugs that are discovered.HerokuHeroku is a Ruby-on-Rails platform that according to the company web site “eliminates the need to manage servers, slices or clusters.” Developers focus on the code and that’s pretty much it.Heroku hosts the Flightcaster application, an interesting example of a service that uses two cloud providers to serve its app. Flightcaster is a service that checks your flight to see if it is on time. It can predict up to six hours in advance if your flight will be late. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news#Trends last_img read more

Manchester United’s visit to India on track

first_imgThe ambiguity regarding the fate of the proposed friendly match between Manchester United and Juventus on August 1 has been cleared to an extent after the West Bengal government apprised the All India Football Federation (AIFF) about the developments.”This match will be held only after AIFF’s approval. There was a communication gap (with the AIFF). I have spoken to AIFF secretary Kushal Das. Everything is fine now,” West Bengal sports minister Madan Mitra said in Kolkata on Tuesday.Das also confirmed that he had received a verbal request from Mitra and the AIFF would be forwarding the necessary documents to the international body, FIFA.”I received a call from Mr Mitra today and I told him to send the official documents as soon as possible. There isn’t much time left for the match and we won’t be able to do anything unless they send us the request,” Das told Mail Today.Earlier, AIFF vice-president Subrata Dutta had expressed his doubts regarding the marquee match. He had said the organisers needed to take permission from the AIFF and the sports ministry before organising a match of this magnitude.Without the AIFF and sports ministry’s consent, one cannot organise such a match. It is required to take permission at least two-and-a-half months in advance,” Dutta had said. But Mitra said that it was too good an opportunity to be missed.”We now have to get in touch with (sports minister) Ajay Maken. We don’t want to let go of this golden opportunity. I don’t think we will get to see a match of this magnitude in the next 50 years,” Mitra said.advertisementMitra further said he would discuss the scheduling of the match with United’s global sponsorship director Casper Stylsvig and Juventus’ commercial director Francesco Calvo in a few days.The match is being organised by a sports management firm with headquarters in the UK.”We wanted to organise this in Kolkata, the Mecca of football in India. We approached the state government first. It’s going to be a huge thing, so there will always be hurdles. But we will overcome them,” a top official of the firm said. He added they were hopeful of clinching the deal and both the teams would be coming with their first team players.But the availability of Juventus remains doubtful as their pre-season schedule is choc-a-bloc.They are scheduled to play a friendly match against Paris Saint Germain on July 31 while United are yet to announce the final destination of their tour which sees them play in Shanghai on July 25 and a match in Norway on August 5.last_img read more