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Wednesday: June 24, 2009

Microsoft unveils brand new energy conservation website.Microsoft unveils brand new energy conservation website.

Sounds like a neat concept once it actually comes out of beta land.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:36 PM | Tags (4) | beta | conservation | environment | microsoft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


US Military 'cyber command' will be up and running by 2010.US Military 'cyber command' will be up and running by 2010.

New division will be used to bolster our digital defenses. Oh, and also to wage digital warfare.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:28 AM | Tags (4) | defense | digital | government | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New type of DVD format can hold 2,000 movies on one disc.New type of DVD format can hold 2,000 movies on one disc.

Commercial release still about five years away though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:24 AM | Tags (5) | dvd | bluray | storage | capacity | media |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Intel and Nokia team up to make 'exciting' new mobile computer products.Intel and Nokia team up to make 'exciting' new mobile computer products.

They really do seem to be quite excited about their partnership.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:15 AM | Tags (6) | nokia | intel | mobile | technology | products | industry |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Adobe Flash coming to smartphones this October.Adobe Flash coming to smartphones this October.

Well, mostly all smartphones. Except for you know... that one.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:09 PM | Tags (3) | mobile | flash | phones |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Five reasons why Blu-ray is hurting right now.Five reasons why Blu-ray is hurting right now.

Blu-ray by all accounts was supposed to revolutionize personal video with crisp high-definition picture quality and booming sound. But uptake has been slow. Here are five reasons that Blue-ray isn't making the splash it was expected to.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:07 PM | Tags (4) | bluray | media | dvd | highdef |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Kodak puts iconic Kodachrome film out to pasture.Kodak puts iconic Kodachrome film out to pasture.

Demise courtesy of digital photography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:43 PM | Tags (5) | demise | discontinued | kodachrome | kodak | photography |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Shopping advice and direct purchasing via Twitter may not be all that far off.Shopping advice and direct purchasing via Twitter may not be all that far off.

Now you can let everyone know the intimate gory details of your shopping habits too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 12:10 PM | Tags (2) | shopping | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


FCC decides to look into the whole mobile phone / exclusive carrier business.FCC decides to look into the whole mobile phone / exclusive carrier business.

Paul Roth, AT&T’s president of retail sales, defended the practice to lawmakers, saying that the deals drive innovation by guaranteeing device makers that enough will be purchased to make innovation worthwhile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:54 AM | Tags (5) | carriers | exclusive | fcc | mobile | phones |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Microsoft won't let you change desktop background on Windows 7 Starter Edition for netbooks.Microsoft won't let you change desktop background on Windows 7 Starter Edition for netbooks.

This should go over well with all future netbook owners.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:38 PM | Tags (4) | microsoft | wallpaper | default | netbook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The seven greatest robots of the pre-modern world.The seven greatest robots of the pre-modern world.

Be sure to mentally prepare yourself to witness The Terrifying Talking Head of 1845 or The Digesting Duck of 1739.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:53 AM | Tags (3) | robots | technology | premodern |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft to hand out free anti-virus software.Microsoft to hand out free anti-virus software.

Beta version will be available online starting on June 23rd.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:18 AM | Tags (2) | microsoft | antivirus |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

IBM decides to put $100 million towards cell phone research.IBM decides to put $100 million towards cell phone research.

The company provided few specifics about its research goals but said it broadly hopes to improve mobile payment methods, security, privacy, and user interface and, chiefly, to enhance the ability of corporations to used mobile devices to interact with customers and employees.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:22 PM | Tags (4) | mobile | research | ibm | privacy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft's Bing gains a little bit of search market share.Microsoft's Bing gains a little bit of search market share.

One week after its May 28 debut, Bing's market share rocketed past that of rival Yahoo, both in the U.S. and globally. Bing took second place behind Google, which has 71.47 percent of the U.S. market, and beat Yahoo's 10.22 percent with 16.28 percent, according to StatCounter, a New York daily Internet tracking company.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:18 PM | Tags (6) | bing | google | microsoft | search | share | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Mind-reading technology might be just around the corner.Mind-reading technology might be just around the corner.

The prospect of mind reading brings up privacy issues, raises deep ethical questions, and will doubtless eventually bring complicated legal dilemmas.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 10:04 AM | Tags (5) | ethical | legal | mindreading | privacy | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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