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Tuesday: May 11, 2010

IBM pulls the curtain back on brand new social media analytics tool.IBM pulls the curtain back on brand new social media analytics tool.

This new software will allow companies, marketing groups, and advertisers to track 'consumer sentiment' on various social networks. Just one more thing to be be aware of as you romp through daily social networking sites. It can even analyze product names, industry jargon, slang, even emoticons. :-/

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 11:01 AM | Tags (10) | analytics | debut | ibm | mashable | media | reporting | social | software | tool | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Fifteen things about Star Trek that you may not have previously known about.Fifteen things about Star Trek that you may not have previously known about.

I had no idea that a) the main tag line of Star Trek (to boldy go, yadda yadda) was lifted from a White House pamphlet on space exploration and b) the entire sentence is grammatically incorrect. Lets hear it for split infinitives!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 10:55 AM | Tags (11) | grammar | infinitives | infographic | neat | neatogeek | nerdy | pamphlet | space | split | startrek | whitehouse |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 95 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Experts figure out that eating more nuts is key to lowering your cholesterol.Experts figure out that eating more nuts is key to lowering your cholesterol.

It is not yet clear why nuts have this effect, although one suggestion is that it is down to the plant sterols they contain, which are thought to interfere with cholesterol absorption. Lead researcher Joan Sabate said increasing nut consumption as part of a healthy diet should be recommended.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 9:56 AM | Tags (8) | health | nuts | cholesterol | bbc | absorption | sterols | food | eats |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft would like you know that Natal will launch this October.Microsoft would like you know that Natal will launch this October.

Get your imaginary baseballs and soccer balls (anything imaginary will do really) ready because Project Natal will be available for your beloved Xbox 360 this October. Microsoft hasn't nailed down an exact date that month but they think they'll have that ironed out by the time E3 rolls around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:28 AM | Tags (9) | engadget | gaming | invisible | launch | microsoft | natal | project | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wikipedia may get a facelift in the near future.Wikipedia may get a facelift in the near future.

The new design promises to to make things easier for our users and introduce simpler editings tools - which should make spreading false information about a subject even easier! You can learn more about the changes that are being planned on their FAQ page.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 9:04 AM | Tags (7) | wikipedia | encyclopedia | design | facelift | redesign | interwebs | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Rumors swirling that Apple might make their MobileMe service free for all.Rumors swirling that Apple might make their MobileMe service free for all.

This is an interesting rumor and would certainly make a lot of sense given that most, if not all, of the current functionality of MobileMe can be done elsewhere - for free. If this happened, I'd drop some of current Google services I currently use in less than a minute.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:00 AM | Tags (14) | apple | apps | calendar | competition | contacts | email | linking | mail | mobileme | rumors | service | services | sync | syncing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twitter glitch that allowed anyone to follow anybody quickly resolved. Phew.Twitter glitch that allowed anyone to follow anybody quickly resolved. Phew.

For a brief couple of moments yesterday it was possible to have anyone follow you on the micro-blogging service. That wondrous feeling was countered by Twitter setting all accounts to zero followers - to which a collective gasp across the Interwebs could be heard miles around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | twitter | glitch | follow | bug | interwebs | followers | zero | error |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The recently announced Nintendo 3DS will have a 2D switch, just in case.The recently announced Nintendo 3DS will have a 2D switch, just in case.

Details about Nintendo's 3D handheld gaming device have been scarce since it was announced  in late March. But the company's president says it will have a feature that lets gamers turn off 3D functionality and play in standard 2D.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:30 AM | Tags (10) | nintendo | videogames | gaming | console | 3ds | 3d | cnet | switch | mario | luigi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top eleven signs that Facebook has violated your privacy.The top eleven signs that Facebook has violated your privacy.

If any of the aforementioned signs from this link have happened to you it might be a good time close out your Facebook account. If you're still unsure, check rule number one on the list before proceeding.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:27 AM | Tags (7) | facebook | bbspot | privacy | social | networking | violations | markzuckerburg |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 83 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Instruments + Animals + Photoshop = InstranimalsInstruments + Animals + Photoshop = Instranimals

Start your morning right with a little bit of Photoshop and you'll see what happens when an entirely new species is created. All glory to the hypno-trumpet-toad!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:22 AM | Tags (9) | animals | contest | horns | instruments | manipulation | music | photoshop | violins | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


FYI, Windows 7 'compatibility checker' currently masquerading as trojan horse virus.FYI, Windows 7 'compatibility checker' currently masquerading as trojan horse virus.

Once a victim has installed the software, criminals can pretty much do whatever they want on the PC, Cosoi said. That could mean installing a keylogger to steal banking credentials or even gaining full access to the hacked system.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:19 AM | Tags (9) | trojan | virus | windows7 | security | compatibility | checker | horse | vulnerability | keylogger |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Borders joins the e-reader party, taking pre-orders for Kobu device.Borders joins the e-reader party, taking pre-orders for Kobu device.

Let's see - so now we have a Kindle, a Nook, an iPad, and a Kobu. I'll admit that I see many a Kindle on the morning commute into Manhattan and I've spotted the Nook on the subway just once in my travels. I'll also admit that the name Kobu sounds like something you'd eat for dinner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:37 PM | Tags (10) | borders | ereaders | device | gadget | ebooks | reading | books | digital | epaper | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Seven simple and useful command line tips just for you.Seven simple and useful command line tips just for you.

Ever had a hankering to dive into some Terminal-related tasks? This post serves as a good guide (or refresher for some of us) for those looking to get back into some command-line action. Go ahead, have a bash.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 3:36 PM | Tags (9) | cmd | command | dos | nettuts | prompt | terminal | tips | tricks | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten cool gadgets you can't buy in the United States just yet.Ten cool gadgets you can't buy in the United States just yet.

This particular list is rife with iPad and iPhone alternatives (all of which seem to be running some flavor of Android).  The two lone and notable exceptions in my opinion seem to be this tiny camera, pictured in thumbnail to the left, and the ever peculiar Ant Watch (fifth slide in).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:24 PM | Tags (8) | camera | gadgets | msnbc | pcworld | slideshow | small | unavailable | unitedstates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Five awesome indie games for the price of... whatever you want.Five awesome indie games for the price of... whatever you want.

Well, this is pretty neat treat for a Monday; you can net yourself five great indie games at whatever price you want and proceeds go to charity (and the devs). I've been hearing great things about these games so this is pretty much a no-brainer for me. And yes, you should pay more than a penny for these.  Thanks to Ant for the heads up.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:28 PM | Tags (10) | aquaria | charity | gaming | gish | indie | lugara | penumbra | platforms | videogames | worldofgoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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