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Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Bob Dylan might be giving you GPS directions at some point in the near future.Bob Dylan might be giving you GPS directions at some point in the near future.

Motorists who follow Dylan’s directions, however, may take some time to reach their destination. “I think it would be good if you are looking for directions and you heard my voice saying something like, ‘Left at the next street.... No, right... You know what? Just go straight.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:10 AM | Tags (5) | bobdylan | gps | satnav | technology | voiceover |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Blu-ray won't replacing the DVD drive in computers anytime soon according to analyst.Blu-ray won't replacing the DVD drive in computers anytime soon according to analyst.

At least not until 2013 anyway.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:00 AM | Tags (5) | bluray | dvd | pcs | computers | betanews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.

Ok Wired, make up your mind. First you want me to switch over to Windows 7 and now you want me to avoid it? I can't make these kind of difficult decisions on my own.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:09 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | operating | switch | system | technology | windows7 | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Grants handed out to tune of $1.2 billion for digital health record development.Grants handed out to tune of $1.2 billion for digital health record development.

$598 million to set up some 70 health information technology centers to help healthcare institutions acquire electronic health record systems and $564 million to develop a nationwide system of health information networks

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 4:11 PM | Tags (7) | digital | electronic | funding | government | grants | medical | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Fed up with the airlines? Vent your frustration on Twitter with everyone else.Fed up with the airlines? Vent your frustration on Twitter with everyone else.

This probably won't help that recent 'pointless babble' percentage at all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:07 PM | Tags (6) | airport | twitter | venting | gripes | complaints | public |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Seven good reasons to switch over to Windows 7.Seven good reasons to switch over to Windows 7.

You complained, you demanded, and in response Microsoft slapped something together to ship October 22. The result? The overall presentation of Windows 7 is familiar enough to welcome XP users, but fundamentally it’s different enough to make you change the way you think of Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:01 AM | Tags (7) | windows7 | microsoft | wired | switch | operating | systems | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A list of the top ten fastest growing tech companies.A list of the top ten fastest growing tech companies.

Good job, Research in Motion.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | tech | growing | companies | fortune | cnn | technology |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Wired takes a first look at Windows 7, ends up very happy with what they see.Wired takes a first look at Windows 7, ends up very happy with what they see.

Yet another positive review for Microsoft's upcoming operating system. Whoever picked the standard selection of wallpapers should be given a medal.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 10:12 AM | Tags (6) | firstlook | microsoft | preview | software | windows | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: August 15, 2009

In the future, your cell phone also acts as your wallet. George approves.In the future, your cell phone also acts as your wallet. George approves.

Some analysts say that within five years, mobile phones in the United States will be able to make electronic payments, open doors, access subways, clip coupons and possibly act as another form of identification.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:50 PM | Tags (5) | wallet | mobile | cell | phone | transactions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Microsoft and Nokia partner up for strategic mobile alliance.Microsoft and Nokia partner up for strategic mobile alliance.

The Nokia deal is potentially quite good for Microsoft, but for other reasons than Mobile Office. But, for Microsoft, Mobile Office must be the strategic priority, because the company needs to extend Office desktop software's relevance to the handset and the cloud.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 4:14 PM | Tags (6) | microsoft | nokia | partnership | alliance | mobile | office |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Dell decides put Mini 12 netbook line out to pasture.Dell decides put Mini 12 netbook line out to pasture.

Apparently ten inches is the 'sweet spot' for netbook computer sales. Good to know.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:21 AM | Tags (5) | dell | discontinued | laptop | mini | netbook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 7, 2009

See how well you fare at InfoWorld's technology news quiz.See how well you fare at InfoWorld's technology news quiz.

Not terribly hard but a good distraction from whatever it is you don't want to be doing right now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:52 AM | Tags (3) | quiz | infoworld | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

CNET would like you to know why consumers won't be buying tablet computers.CNET would like you to know why consumers won't be buying tablet computers.

While a tablet may be great for browsing the Web and viewing media, it's too big to replace a phone and too limited to carry around as a work computer. People will need their keyboarded Netbooks and notebooks for real work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | cnet | computers | consumers | laptops | purchasing | tablet | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

Robot band obsessed with online popularity.Robot band obsessed with online popularity.

Wow, just like in real life.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | robot | band | online | popularity | robots | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

The first ten free applications you should be installing on a brand new PC.The first ten free applications you should be installing on a brand new PC.

I am in agreement with the list of applications from this article. So long, crapware!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | applications | apps | computer | free | install | pc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 65 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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