Flight of Passage is an incredible immersive ride through the world of Avatar

Theme park attractions don’t normally require real suspension of disbelief. You strap into a vehicle, get swung around a bit, and then you’re off and running to the next line. But when you’re dealing with an entire immersive world, like Disney’s new Pandora: The World of Avatar, that dynamic changes. There has to be a narrative behind the ride, an in-world reason for people to line up when they’ve ostensibly traveled to an alien world known for its lush, exotic landscapes.

Pandora’s flagship attraction, Flight of Passage, might as well be a case study in how to pull off that kind of challenge. It’s a 3D motion simulator ride that lets visitors link to a Na’vi avatar, straight from the core conceit of the film, and take an aerial tour on…

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Lyft and Uber will return to Austin on Monday

Ride-share companies Lyft and Uber plan to resume their operations in Austin, Texas, on Monday, more than a year after both companies pulled out of the state following the rejection of a measure that would have restrictions on the ride-share companies in the city.

The return for both companies follows the passage of HB100 by the Texas legislature, which Governor Greg Abbott is expected to sign on Monday. The bill stipulates that the ability to regulate ride-share companies is controlled by the state, not municipalities. As such, a city such as Austin can’t impose its own local taxes, licensing requirements, rates, or any sort of operational requirement on companies such as Uber or Lyft.

Uber revealed on Friday that it would resume its…

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How An Ambitious Startup Innovated Digital for B2B and B2C Companies

Business is not just a single entity but a combination of things. Every business becomes great because their leaders realize the importance of creation of an efficient network of humans that will support it no matter what. Cisco, known as “The Human Network”, demonstrates the point pretty well. The human network is the main ingredient that gives businesses a perspective for the future. Opporty.com, an innovative startup from NYC, has positioned its business model to make the most out of the “human network” principle. An Ambitious Startup Every year dozens of startups go out of business or die slowly at…

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