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Monday: November 9, 2009

Six unique ways to charge your batteries that you may not have previously known about.Six unique ways to charge your batteries that you may not have previously known about.

An interesting collection of battery charging options that range from dancing your way to a charge, pedaling your way to a charge and even peeing your way to a charge (which is apparently quite environmentally sound). You could also just ignore all of those options and go wireless (awesome).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:33 AM | Tags (6) | batteries | charge | charging | power | unique | wirelss |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Expect to see some more iPhone applications from Disney.Expect to see some more iPhone applications from Disney.

...it will offer users of the popular Apple Inc devices items like the new 'Click2Life' feature that lets fans take pictures of images from the Disney.com Web site, and eventually in the physical world, and unlock exclusive content.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:48 AM | Tags (8) | apple | click2life | content | devices | disney | exclusive | features | unlockables |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.

Disney's new initiative is called 'Keychest' and you just might be able to have your movies delivered via some nifty cloud-computing concepts. They also hope that the initiative will prolong the relevancy of DVDs and Blu-ray so don't go throwing away all of your discs just yet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:13 AM | Tags (9) | availability | bluray | cloud | computing | devices | disney | dvds | movies | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Windows 7 more popular than Harry Potter in regards to pre-order sales.Windows 7 more popular than Harry Potter in regards to pre-order sales.

The OS immediately put Windows Vista to shame, selling more copies on Amazon in its first eight hours than Vista did in its entire pre-order period. In the last three months, the only currently available products to beat Windows 7 were Dan Brown novels.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | microsoft | windows7 | preorders | harrypotter | danbrown | books | amazon | vista |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Everything you never knew about nuclear batteries.Everything you never knew about nuclear batteries.

Turns out that nuclear batteries hold about a million times of a charge than your standard alkaline batteries. In the future, when/if your battery explodes you'll need to break out the radiation suits to clean up the mess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:38 AM | Tags (6) | batteries | bbc | charge | nuclear | radiation | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

CNN takes a look at who translates better: humans or machines.CNN takes a look at who translates better: humans or machines.

Some interesting tidbits as to how Google and Facebook have differing strategies in regards to proper translations on the web. I give Facebook a lot of nerd cred for still keeping 'pirate' up as an alternative language.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:28 AM | Tags (7) | cnn | facebook | google | humans | machines | technology | translation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Nissan finds that emulating fish helps robotic cars avoid crashes.Nissan finds that emulating fish helps robotic cars avoid crashes.

The automaker studied how large schools of fish can move without colliding. It says Eporo imitates three rules of fish movement: avoiding crashes, traveling side by side, and keeping close to other members of the school.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | nissan | crashes | robots | robotics | fish | study | cars | autos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

Eight digital alternatives to paper business cards.Eight digital alternatives to paper business cards.

Go on, impress the next person who offers you a stodgy paper business card. Paper? That's like a baby's toy!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:42 AM | Tags (8) | iphone | digital | business | cards | executives | cnn | iphone | paper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Ten rock star tech executives you've probably never heard of.Ten rock star tech executives you've probably never heard of.

Behind all of the major names in tech are even smarter people with a lot of talent. And yes, some of them even have time to play cards with their dog.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 10:20 AM | Tags (5) | business | executives | insider | rockstar | tech |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Five things to hate about HDTV according to MSNBC.Five things to hate about HDTV according to MSNBC.

MSNBC doesn't care for black bars. Or television stations that don't broadcast correctly. Or overpriced HDMI cables. Or the messy artform that is color calibration. I don't like them either.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 4:28 PM | Tags (10) | 1080i | 1080p | 720 | calibration | hatred | hdmi | hdtv | hidef | msnbc | overpriced |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Interactive ads coming soon to your television set courtesy of Cablevision.Interactive ads coming soon to your television set courtesy of Cablevision.

ORDER EVERYTHING YOU SEE HERE! CLICK HERE NOW! WHY HAVEN'T YOU CLICKED ALREADY? YOU FOLLOWING ME CAMERA GUY? I SAID CLICK HERE NOW!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:42 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertisements | annoying | cablevision | commercials | interactive |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

NASA figures out a way to levitate mice using superconducting magnets.NASA figures out a way to levitate mice using superconducting magnets.

Scientists have previously managed to levitate frogs and grasshoppers, but mice are more useful test subjects because their physiology is closer to humans.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:10 AM | Tags (5) | levitation | magnets | mice | nasa | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Ten things you should know regarding moving from Windows XP to Windows 7.Ten things you should know regarding moving from Windows XP to Windows 7.

A good guide for those thinking about making the big jump. Backup everything beforehand and then proceed to pray.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 10:59 AM | Tags (7) | windows | xp | win7 | upgrade | guide | techrepublic | backup |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 3, 2009

Everything you wanted to know about the state of wireless electricity.Everything you wanted to know about the state of wireless electricity.

Yes, magnetic fields may soon be delivering our power to us without the need for bulky wires.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:53 AM | Tags (6) | cnn | cordless | electricity | fields | magentic | wireless |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Reject watermelon juice just might a good source for biofuel.Reject watermelon juice just might a good source for biofuel.

As well as using the juice for ethanol production, either directly or as a diluent for other biofuel crops, Fish suggests that it can be a source of lycopene and L-citrulline, two ‘nutraeuticals’ for which enough demand currently exists to make extraction economically worthwhile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:01 PM | Tags (5) | biofuel | environment | ethanol | juice | watermelon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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