To achieve this, SailGP's boats are equipped with three cameras and three sets of audio to record the real-time actions of the athletes. For the Sydney racing event, the initial collection point for the video and sound is a shipping container based in Lyne Park, Sydney, which then gets sent to a local staging area before it is moved into Oracle's cloud -- going through various replication points to mitigate against data loss. After this, the data is sent out to consumption points such as the SailGP app, umpires, the sail teams, as well as video broadcasters. … [Read more...] about How SailGP is using IoT and data to improve performance
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At Serenity Bay, I relaxed in a mat on the water, took a nap in a hammock, sipped cocktails in souvenir cups and ate barbecue at Serenity Bay BBQ. While on the island, I met a couple in their 70s who was there for their anniversary, sans kids or grandkids. They told me they’d been coming on Disney cruises for nearly 20 years, and when I asked what kept them coming back, they said it was the customer service. I asked if they were worried about it being super kid-focused, though by this point, I saw that that was a big misconception, and they simply told me no — that Disney cruises are for everyone. … [Read more...] about We Tried It: I Went on a Disney Cruise Without Any Kids — and It Was Magical!
As in 2018, China contributed two movies to the overall Top 10 in Ne Zha ($721M) and The Wandering Earth ($682M, both in the home market only and per comScore estimates). Local pics drove the box office there, with only Endgame and Hobbs & Shaw in the Top 10. Overall takings hit another record at RMB 64.27B ($9.2B). Growth slowed, however, to just 5.4% versus 9% in 2018 on a local currency basis (per ticketing platform Maoyan). Chinese movies took 64.1% of the pie, a slight bump compared to 2018. However, admissions grew by just .5%. Complains a distribution maven, “The government took what was incredible growth in the first six months, but manipulated it in a way that screwed it up” later in the year with date changes, pile-ons and pulling certain films. … [Read more...] about 2019 Worldwide Box Office Hits $42.5B Record; Offshore Too With $31B+: Highlights From The International Profit Center & What’s Ahead For 2020 – Global Studio Chart