ey, look! I'm outside. That's something you don't see every day. Well, unless you watch our daily vlogs. But it's nice to get out of the home office and take in otherworldly experiences whenever possible. When it comes to the world-famous San Diego Comic-Con, "otherworldly" is about as literal as you can get without signing on to NASA.
There's something about seeing thousands of geeks taking over a giant chunk of a major American city that makes me smile. Check out this Geek Out field trip and smile with me!
Five Reasons to Use Chrome Browser on Your Android or iOS Device
Ryan Matthew Pierson writes: When Google announced that the Chrome browser was coming to iOS last month, I installed it as quickly as it became available. It's not that I'm a dedicated fan of the Chrome browsing experience or Google as a whole, but a number of features available to users of the mobile Chrome browser pushed it over the top for me and I haven't looked back once. Over all, the Chrome browser available on iOS and Android is very much like the full-featured desktop browser. It handles just about every page I throw at it the same way it would if I had it pulled up on my Mac or PC, and everything stays in sync between the various platforms in much the same way. In short, it's exactly the experience I'd hope to have with a mobile browser.
3D Hasn't Succeeded as of Yet -- Will 4DX Do Any Better?
Ron Schenone writes: With the basic floundering of the 3D concept, it is surprising to me that there is now a South Korean company introducing what it calls 4DX, which is purported to add yet more thrills to our movie experience. This latest experiment in 4DX suggests that a viewer will experience seats that rock back, forth, and side-to-side as the action shifts on screen; vibrations and other physical stimuli during fight scenes; sprays of water or air during extreme weather conditions; odors; and strobe lights flashing during scenes of explosions or wild weather.
How to Turn Your Podcast into a Radio Show
Ryan Matthew Pierson writes: Let's get one thing out of the way first: You do not have to have a big budget or the best audio equipment to produce a great audio podcast. Furthermore, your audio show does not necessarily have to have a giant audience to qualify to be picked up by affiliates. We can also throw out the notion that terrestrial radio is all that really matters. Internet radio has been going full swing for almost two decades now, and their audience numbers are stronger than ever. Talk radio especially has a great following behind it, and that's where your podcast comes in.
Apple, Microsoft, Google: Why So Much Pain? Part Three
Microsoft can gain mobile relevance again (and alleviate pain), but it may have already lost too many people to an iOS device -- the gateway drug to everything Apple. Microsoft can re-establish Windows as a product that's generally not construed as buggy and crappy (due to implementation and configuration, not necessarily innate flaws), but the Surface PC effort may lose out to a $200 Nexus 7 tablet if Google can get it in front of consumers and it sees that it can do pretty much the same thing at a fraction of the cost.