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Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Have a look at the top ten Bing searches of 2009.Have a look at the top ten Bing searches of 2009.

Here, I'll spoil it for you: Michael Jackson took the number one position still managing to break all kinds of records even after his untimely demise (insert signature MJ 'hee-hee' sound right here).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | microsoft | bing | search | terms | 2009 | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.

The FAA is investigating which center experienced the computer problem. Early reports indicate the problem may have involved phone lines that feed into the processing system.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 3:01 PM | Tags (6) | flights | faa | computer | glitch | abcnews | phones |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

The dos and don'ts for buying refurbished electronics.The dos and don'ts for buying refurbished electronics.

Some quick tips on whether or not purchasing a refurbished (in some cases slightly used) product is right for you. I'm also of the theory that sticking with a major brand (ie Best Buy, Apple) is a safe bet to make in this case.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:45 AM | Tags (5) | abcnews | gadgets | guide | helpful | refurbished |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

Use a Nokia phone? Your charger may have some shocking qualities.Use a Nokia phone? Your charger may have some shocking qualities.

Nokia said the chargers' plastic covers might work loose and expose wiring, which could cause an electric shock if touched if the charger is plugged into a socket. It said it had received no reports of injuries or accidents related to the chargers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:34 PM | Tags (6) | nokia | recall | charger | shock | hazard | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Want to translate your baby's cries? There's an app for that.Want to translate your baby's cries? There's an app for that.

Within 10 seconds, the app translates the sound and identifies the emotion, and then gives parents a set of tips to calm the child. The company says its technology is 96 percent accurate and works for any child, regardless of culture or language.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:02 AM | Tags (11) | baby | crying | app | iphone | appstore | abcnews | translate | emotions | tips | identify | language |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 5, 2009

Small town somewhere in England seems to only exist on Google Maps.Small town somewhere in England seems to only exist on Google Maps.

Some claim that this town does in fact exist but traveling to the specific destination will leave you in an empty field. Even stranger, the town's residents seem to only be available via email.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:51 AM | Tags (5) | abcnews | google | maps | phantom | town |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 60 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

New study accidentally finds out that dreaming may increase ability to learn.New study accidentally finds out that dreaming may increase ability to learn.

They found that the more Doom-dreaming a player did, the more likely he or she was to improve on these measures – but only up to a point. Volunteers who dreamed most about Doom didn't see the biggest gains.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | study | science | dreaming | gaming | videogames | learning | abcnews | doom |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

The world's largest cruise liner has just set sail out of Finland.The world's largest cruise liner has just set sail out of Finland.

The liner has four swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, and a youth zone with theme parks and nurseries for children. There is also an ice rink that seats 780 spectators and a small-scale golf course.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 4:59 PM | Tags (13) | cruise | ship | titanic | golf | course | scary | largest | abcnews | finland | voyage | maiden | sail | liner |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Your genes may be the reason as to why you're a bad driver.Your genes may be the reason as to why you're a bad driver.

To their surprise, they found that those with the mutant gene did worse, consistently. The gene controls a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which affects memory.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 5:09 PM | Tags (10) | study | dna | sequences | genes | science | abcnews | driving | abilities | automobiles | cars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Eleven of the spookiest Halloween destinations you can find in America.Eleven of the spookiest Halloween destinations you can find in America.

Each year the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I., transforms is wetlands trail into a Halloween landscape with the glow of 10,000 pumpkins. A team of 30 pumpkin carvers works to create the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 10:08 PM | Tags (7) | halloween | travel | spooky | scary | abcnews | destinations | pumpkins |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.

Smaller means faster in the microelectronic world, but physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli at Boston University in Massachusetts, have slapped a speed limit on computing, no matter how small the components get.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:29 AM | Tags (10) | speed | abcnews | processor | computers | chips | years | science | physics | limit | components |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

Amazon's Kindle device can now be yours for just $259.Amazon's Kindle device can now be yours for just $259.

With Wednesday's $40 reduction on the Kindle, the device now costs $259. It debuted in 2007 at $399 and started this year at $359, before another price cut in July.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | amazon | kindle | price | cut | reduction | competition | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Ten of the world's greatest train journeys for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the world's greatest train journeys for your viewing pleasure.

You'll have to travel abroad to experience any of these wonderful rail adverntures mentioned in the article. I'd like to add  that traveling via Metro North late on a Friday nights also qualifies as an adventure.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 2:45 PM | Tags (5) | train | rail | travel | journey | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.

Try not to breathe as much as you normally do for the entire length of the flight. Oh, and wash your hands repeatedly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:40 PM | Tags (11) | health | tips | abcnews | travel | airplane | plane | flights | germs | sick | virus | flu |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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