Today I’m interviewing Boston-based videogames audio company Bombadeer Studios. They’ve been on the go for a few years now, and have plenty of experience they’re willing to share. They’ll be talking about everything from the troubles of working in a highly-competitive industry to how Reddit has helped grow their company.
I want to start by thanking Liz (Sound Designer, Musician, VO Director) for taking the time to answer my long list of questions.
Los Angeles seems to be the type of place you either absolutely love or never want to visit again. But I think the people who say they hate it have only seen the tourist traps; not that the touristy places aren’t worth a visit, but there is so much more to L.A. than the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
The city is so diverse in terms of food, landscape, and entertainment, you could easily spend a week or more exploring. But let’s say you only have 24 hours to squeeze in as much as you can. Here’s where to go to get a real taste of everything L.A. has to offer.
As I’ve written before, technology companies are skilled in the art of making decisions without much real logic behind them. Even now, Google’s most recent policy change isn’t as drastic as the examples I listed before, yet it is equally mind boggling. Your name and face photo can and will be used in Google ads from 11th November 2013, unless you opt out.
Google’s stock (GOOG) recently entered the “$1000+ dollar club“, closing at $1,011 and thus pushing their current market value to around $334bn. Now, the question that forces itself is: with all these record profits, why is Google making such a rash decision to start using your face in their online ads, using your Google+ profile as the source of your photos.
The year 2013 is already coming to a close, and it was a decent one for the car industry. But 2014 is just around the corner, and the new models are already hitting the market. If you have been looking to get a new car, but don’t want to break the bank, you can find some great options for under fifteen grand.
Here are the top 5 cars to buy for under $15,000.
Sin City is home to some of the most extraordinary restaurants in the world. Some are managed by celebrities, some have celebrity head-chefs. But everyone knows about those must-try ritzy restaurants (Like celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey’s Pub & Grill).
What about all the off-the-beaten-path places that most visitors are unlikely to pass by? There is some seriously good eats in Vegas, and these are the top ten you should know about:
There is nothing quite like a road trip. Exciting, spontaneous and giving you a deep look at the country you are exploring, there is a reason the best buddy films begin in a car. Of all of these adventures, the Great American Road Trip is probably the best known. Many people have made their way from state to state, seeing the US the way it was always meant to be seen.
If you are reading this, chances are you are planning the same kind of excursion. You also have an iPhone, which is going to become your best tool during your holiday. Here are five of the best iPhone apps for driving across the US.
Cars are remarkably customizable. This is mainly due to the high demand for affordable, functional products to fit different consumer needs. Better media availability, tools to reduce collisions or legal snafus, and more advanced GPS systems so you always know where you are remain popular items. They are even becoming standard with top-of-the-line luxury vehicles.
Not all tech toys are created equal, however. Here are five gadgets to buy for your car that you will be very glad you picked up.
If you’re like me, getting from point A to point B pretty much means hopping on a plane to go from coast to coast or even taking the next train across town. But we miss so much, confined to our isolated means of travel. Sure you can say your plane touched down in San Antonio, but did you actually see San Antonio? Did you try the barbeque, or visit a city landmark, or even see a movie?
There’s so much to learn about the US, and sometimes the best way to simply see it all is to do it the old-fashioned way- a roadtrip! Never underestimate the fun you can have squeezed into a small space with your family or best friends, tunes blasting, and your eyes on the open road. But which cities are the best for car travel? Here are some of our suggestions:
For a lot of people, traveling the world (or even a few states over) is one of the top items on their bucket list. Whether you want to see the wonders of the world, try the unique cuisine of different cultures, or simply see the sights, we all have our reasons for wanting to get up and go. But traveling can be stressful too, depending on where you’re headed.
There are a lot of factors: is this your first time visiting? Are you traveling alone? What’s your budget? Do you speak the language? Thankfully, having smartphones has made our lives infinitely easier, and traveling is absolutely no exception. Your phone already has a ton of features built in that make travel easier (on the iPhone: Maps, Compass, Weather, Passbook), and adding just a few of the apps below will make your trip that much easier, letting you focus on the fun, relaxing, and exciting parts of the adventure.
According to a recent report by MasterCard Advisors (part of MasterCard, provides insights and solutions that drive business impact and ROI.), more and more nations adopt the cashless solution in all of their transactions, all while dropping the use of good old trusted cash.
The report tracked 33 world economies moving fast to become cashless societies. It measured nations’ progress towards more modern, efficient payment processes by looking at the current share of cash versus non-cash payments for consumers, how this share has shifted in the past 5 years, and whether conditions exist for cash payments to move to electronic.