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Monday: May 17, 2010

A gallery of the world's worst playgrounds through the playful eye of Photoshop.A gallery of the world's worst playgrounds through the playful eye of Photoshop.

As a kid did anyone ever actually play a game of Tic Tac Toe on one of these things? Who thought this was a good idea? Oh, and be careful going down that twisty slide, you may get wet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:27 AM | Tags (7) | contest | fun | manipulation | photoshop | playground | theme | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 88 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

HTC asks for ban on Apple products after filing patent complaint.HTC asks for ban on Apple products after filing patent complaint.

Engadget is taking a deeper look at just what patents are involved here between the two companies and the implications of the federal lawsuit (which HTC has filed along with their patent suit). Should be an interesting battle - or about as interesting as Nokia versus Apple.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:33 PM | Tags (13) | htc | patent | complaint | apple | ban | iphone | ipad | ipod | engadget | nokia | dispute | lawsuit | federal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twenty fresh high-quality free fonts courtesy of the folks from Smashing Magazine.Twenty fresh high-quality free fonts courtesy of the folks from Smashing Magazine.

Every designer knows that it can never hurt to have some quality fonts laying around in your design arsenal for a rainy day. Having too many shitty fonts in your library and using said shitty fonts often, well that's another story.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:29 PM | Tags (9) | arsenal | design | fonts | free | fresh | layout | magazine | quality | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Scientists have discovered that Jupiter somehow managed to lose a stripe.Scientists have discovered that Jupiter somehow managed to lose a stripe.

The band was present at the end of 2009, right before Jupiter moved too close to the sun in the sky to be observed from Earth. When the planet emerged from the sun's glare again in early April, its south equatorial belt was nowhere to be seen.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:21 PM | Tags (10) | belt | equatorial | glare | jupiter | newscientist | planet | science | space | stripe | sun |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple seems to have lost yet another iPhone prototype.Apple seems to have lost yet another iPhone prototype.

Here we go again - not sure how Apple would've been able to make the same mistake twice given the publicity of the last prototype that was lost. A teardown of the device has revealed an Apple branded microchip, just like the iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 11:39 AM | Tags (13) | 4th | another | apple | chip | generation | iphone | iphone | lost | macrumors | new | photos | prototype | teardown |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Marvel and Disney character mashups through the mutated eye of Photoshop.Marvel and Disney character mashups through the mutated eye of Photoshop.

Mike Wazowski is Bruce Banner as The Incredible Myopic Hulk - and there's your plot for The Incredible Hulk 2 (or 3?) and/or Monsters Inc 2.  The scary part is that legally, this can actually be made (Disney owns Marvel) and someone in Hollywood probably thinks its a good idea.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 11:33 AM | Tags (10) | contests | disney | hollywood | hybrids | manipulation | marvel | movies | mutations | photoshop | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 126 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Rogue star mystery finally deciphered thanks to Hubble Space Telescope.Rogue star mystery finally deciphered thanks to Hubble Space Telescope.

The massive, hot star seemed out of place when astronomers first spotted it in 2006, and now thanks to Hubble, we know why. The misfit, 30 Dor #016, appears to have been ejected from a cluster of even heftier stars, pinging off of them and off into space at tremendous speed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 11:25 AM | Tags (10) | hubble | misfit | star | mystery | wired | science | space | ejected | astronomy | telescope |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google will probably have an e-book store of their own in the near future.Google will probably have an e-book store of their own in the near future.

Interesting news when combined with the all-to-recent rumors of an Android tablet coming to Verizon. And apparently Google has already even gotten approvals from roughly 25,000 authors and publishers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 11:21 AM | Tags (11) | google | e-books | store | yahoo | apple | competition | books | reading | tablet | rumors | verizon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Eight websites you need to stop building according to The Oatmeal.Eight websites you need to stop building according to The Oatmeal.

After carefully perusing this comic (and laughing a little bit too loud for office-level volumes) I was a little discomforted by the fact that the Pork'd mock design looks ridiculously similar to the current version of GLM. I guess I was a little generic with this iteration, might be time for a redesign methinks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 11:16 AM | Tags (8) | building | designs | glm | porkd | redesign | stop | theoatmeal | websites |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 91 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A handy tutorial on how to make your very own vinyl record bookends.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own vinyl record bookends.

Another  awesome quick four-step tutorial from the fine folks over at Instructables. Simply boil up some of your old vinyl records and bend them, mold them, shape them into retro bookends. Really, when you were going to listen to those old polka albums anyway?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 11:06 AM | Tags (13) | vinyl | record | bookends | tutorial | instructables | neat | retro | water | boil | bend | shape | mold | polka |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Verizon would like you to know they are working on a tablet device with Google.Verizon would like you to know they are working on a tablet device with Google.

Few will be surprised at the notion that Google and Verizon are heading down this path: The New York Times reported last month that Google was working on a slate-style Android tablet along the lines of Apple's iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 11:00 AM | Tags (7) | verizon | google | table | carrier | android | partnership | cnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

A photo gallery from inside the Pavilions of Expo currently underway in Shanghai, China.A photo gallery from inside the Pavilions of Expo currently underway in Shanghai, China.

Go on in and have a gander at some photography of the event courtesy of Popular Science. You'll see some interesting things such as the world's largest IMAX screen followed by the world's largest baby (relax, it's only a model).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:22 PM | Tags (11) | 2010 | baby | expo | gallery | imax | inside | pavilions | popsci | popular | science | worlds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Scientists discover that colossal squid is actually just a lazy pink blob.Scientists discover that colossal squid is actually just a lazy pink blob.

The researchers found that the colossal squid would have had a slower metabolism and so moved slower than expected, waiting for prey rather than running it down. 'Everyone thought it was an aggressive predator, but the data suggests otherwise,' Rosa told LiveScience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:08 PM | Tags (10) | blob | colossal | discovery | hunter | lazy | msnbc | research | science | scientists | squid |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Have a peek at some near-final screenshots of the Windows Phone 7 interface.Have a peek at some near-final screenshots of the Windows Phone 7 interface.

I find parts of this user interface to be very depressing (granted it's not final but near-final sounds like their pretty close). The data entry screens are bland, colorless, and lifeless. Almost as if you're signing a death warrant on someone when you want to add them as a contact. Not very inviting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:59 PM | Tags (10) | black | dark | depressing | design | interface | microsoft | phone | screenshots | series | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A showcase of blogs with unique post designs for your viewing pleasure.A showcase of blogs with unique post designs for your viewing pleasure.

It seems like these days everyone is using the same old blog template or the same tired Wordpress theme (although I've seen some pretty amazing Tumblr themes). Regardless, I'm a sucker for blogs that don't actually look like your average blog and stray from the formula. The end result is what some are calling a 'blogazine'. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 11:23 AM | Tags (8) | showcase | blogs | unique | post | designs | webdesigner | depot | design |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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