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Wednesday: June 17, 2009

New study shows that PowerPoint animations are comprehension killers.New study shows that PowerPoint animations are comprehension killers.

Really, who would've guessed?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:39 AM | Tags (4) | animations | comprehension | microsoft | powerpoint |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

Have a peek at the new Dell Latitude Z.Have a peek at the new Dell Latitude Z.

No internal specs to speak of as of yet, but it sure is thin.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:33 AM | Tags (5) | dell | latitude | laptop | ultrathin | peek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

If your computer stops working, you may want to check your copy of Internet Explorer 8.If your computer stops working, you may want to check your copy of Internet Explorer 8.

Many other stories of strange installation woes on source website - but bravo, Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:51 AM | Tags (4) | microsoft | crash | computer | explorer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Weak security makes for easier hacking of credit cards.Weak security makes for easier hacking of credit cards.

Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:32 AM | Tags (3) | security | hacking | hacks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 6, 2009

Eleven gadget  gifts to make her gush this Mother's Day. Good luck.Eleven gadget gifts to make her gush this Mother's Day. Good luck.

Nothing says 'I love you Mom' like the gift of a Zune.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:45 AM | Tags (3) | gadgets | tech | gifts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 82 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Some Intel chips won't be able to support XP-mode in Windows 7.Some Intel chips won't be able to support XP-mode in Windows 7.

XP Mode (XPM) is aimed at businesses that have Windows XP-specific applications that they need to run on Windows 7. XPM allows XP applications to run seamlessly on Windows 7, according to Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:45 AM | Tags (4) | intel | chips | xp | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 520 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thirty-seven data-ish  blogs you should know about.Thirty-seven data-ish blogs you should know about.

Read on, my fellow DBA nerds.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:45 AM | Tags (4) | data | blogs | sql | dba |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 161 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The future of online news may be that of a 'hyperlocal' experience.The future of online news may be that of a 'hyperlocal' experience.

Most of the hyperlocal sites focus exclusively on a community in a tight geographic area. Some are trying to find new ways to fund the news, since nearly all online information is free.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:45 AM | Tags (3) | newspapers | hyperlocal | desperation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 412 Clicks | Posted by Vin


McAfee under scrutiny for having a website full of security holes. D'oh.McAfee under scrutiny for having a website full of security holes. D'oh.

Security vulnerabilities on McAfee sites, including one designed to scan customers' sites for flaws, exposed certain customer accounts and could have been used for phishing attacks in which malware disguised as McAfee software could be distributed, security experts say.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:45 AM | Tags (2) | security | mcafee |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 5, 2009

Seagate to shut down their U.S. plants.Seagate to shut down their U.S. plants.

The target at Seagate is to drive its quarterly operating expenses below $300m, according to Stifel Nikolaus analyst Aaron Rakers. This will be achieved, he thinks, by shutting down one or two US plants, which will achieve a faster operating expense reduction than closing overseas facilities.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:43 AM | Tags (3) | seagate | closures | drives |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 314 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thermal-imaging cameras make for handy way to spot flu fevers too.Thermal-imaging cameras make for handy way to spot flu fevers too.

Sorry, no flu-ridden people allowed on this flight.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:43 AM | Tags (3) | thermal | flu | predator |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 488 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 30, 2009

Turns out that Twitter's retention rate is around forty percent.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:34 AM |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: April 29, 2009

Microsoft manages to nab gamers who were tampering with achievements.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:32 AM |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 129 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft unveils new product for community and emergency preparedness.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:32 AM |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 178 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 27, 2009

Want to know how much it cost to make that Twitter logo?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:31 AM |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 166 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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