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Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Five fun gadget hacks to tackle on a rainy day.Five fun gadget hacks to tackle on a rainy day.

Article covers hacks and mods mostly of the Apple variety (jailbreak your iPhone, put OS X on a netbook, etc, etc). I have to admit that hacking the Mac Mini to be a full fledged entertainment center is very intriguing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 4:27 PM | Tags (7) | boredom | gadgets | hacks | jailbreak | mods | rainy | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

HP decides to make a spill-proof laptop for clumsy people.HP decides to make a spill-proof laptop for clumsy people.

Neat, a laptop with a central drain. Why hasn't anyone thought of this before? This would have certainly come in handy a year or two ago when I spilled a gigantic can of Arizona tea all over my then precious laptop. C'est la vie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:21 PM | Tags (6) | gadgets | clumsy | laptop | spills | hp | popsci |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 518 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

Sony pulls the curtain back on world's lightest laptop.Sony pulls the curtain back on world's lightest laptop.

For $1,299 you can get a Sony laptop that weighs in at a mere 1.6 pounds with an eleven inch screen. Other specs include a 2ghz processor and a battery with 12-14 hour lifespan (debatable given on how you use the laptop).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | affordable | laptop | lightest | netbook | price | sony | vaio | weight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Amazon's Kindle device can now be yours for just $259.Amazon's Kindle device can now be yours for just $259.

With Wednesday's $40 reduction on the Kindle, the device now costs $259. It debuted in 2007 at $399 and started this year at $359, before another price cut in July.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | amazon | kindle | price | cut | reduction | competition | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

Verizon's HUB product discontinued just six monthes after it was released.Verizon's HUB product discontinued just six monthes after it was released.

Yikes - put this product in the 'never speak of again' file. Why didn't they pair this device with their FiOS offering from the beginning? Seems like common sense. Also, people don't seem to be fond of additional monthly fees.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:42 AM | Tags (7) | hub | verizon | betanews | fail | fios | discontinued | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Palm decides to partner up with Amazon instead of hacking their way into iTunes.Palm decides to partner up with Amazon instead of hacking their way into iTunes.

But what Palm should really do is to make an iTunes rival, a media-playing, content-syncing, Amazon MP3-friendly application. And it should make it work not just with the Pre, but with any device you might own, including the iPhone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:30 AM | Tags (13) | palm | pre | itunes | amazon | partner | team | hacks | usb | apple | music | downloads | gadgets | mobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Five Zune HD features that Apple should appropriate in the near future.Five Zune HD features that Apple should appropriate in the near future.

CNET makes some great observations on a few key features that the new Zune actually does pretty well. It would be nice to have wireless syncing for my beloved Apple-branded devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:52 PM | Tags (8) | cnet | zune | features | iphone | apple | ipod | hd | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Dell pulls the curtain back on new slim laptop with wireless charge station.Dell pulls the curtain back on new slim laptop with wireless charge station.

For those wondering, charging via induction takes exactly the same amount of time to charge as with a regular cord. You just get to do it without messy wires.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:36 AM | Tags (8) | charging | cords | dell | gadget | gizmodo | induction | laptop | latitude |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Honda pulls the curtain back on new personal people mover.Honda pulls the curtain back on new personal people mover.

Yes folks, in the future we will all ride unicycles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:39 AM | Tags (5) | conveyance | gadget | honda | mover | people |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Some details surface online about Microsoft's upcoming secret tablet device.Some details surface online about Microsoft's upcoming secret tablet device.

The tablet/booklet device is called Courier and it supports multitouch finger gestures as well writing styles for use with a stylus.  It looks like a giant Nintendo DS on steroids. There's also a demo video located on Gizmodo's site.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:47 AM | Tags (6) | booklet | device | gadget | microsoft | secret | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

IBM decides to patent a television remote that can blog and tweet.IBM decides to patent a television remote that can blog and tweet.

Now everyone can know that you just love to watch re-runs of Dallas... all the time. You have issues.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | blogs | ibm | remote | television | tweet | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Nokia decides that now is the right time to join the netbook party.Nokia decides that now is the right time to join the netbook party.

Nokia's first netbook, the Nokia Booklet 3G, will use Microsoft's Windows software and Intel's Atom processor to offer up to 12 hours of battery life while weighing 1.25 kilograms.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 11:26 AM | Tags (4) | netbook | nokia | booklet | gadgets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ever find yourself without enough USB ports? This post is for you.Ever find yourself without enough USB ports? This post is for you.

The hub allows for a whopping forty-nine USB devices to be plugged in at once. And since it's not really geared for consumers, this little baby will only set you back about $700 bucks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | usb | hub | gadgets | ports | tech | nerdy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

New laser mouse from Logitech works on any surface.New laser mouse from Logitech works on any surface.

So long, lolcat mousepad. Who am I kidding, I love this thing. Pew! Pew! Pew!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:40 PM | Tags (6) | darkfield | glass | logitech | mouse | surface | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Always wanted to own a video watch? This post is for you.Always wanted to own a video watch? This post is for you.

Eight gigabyes of storage on a 128 x 128 pixel screen can be all yours for just $99 bucks. Thank you, ThinkGeek.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 4:08 PM | Tags (4) | gadgets | thinkgeek | video | watch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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