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Tuesday: January 8, 2013

Engadget goes eyes-on with Samsung's new 85 inch television set.Engadget goes eyes-on with Samsung's new 85 inch television set.

The company calls the stand a 'timeless gallery' frame, and indeed the set would fit right in with some of the more conceptual pieces at the MoMA. Still, that easel-like design could be a bit limiting for some living rooms, so you can remove the S9 and wall-mount it -- though the 2.2 channel audio is built into that frame. Unique design aside, this TV is all about the high-end specs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Television @ 10:25 AM | Tags (5) | eyes-on | samsung | easel | engadget | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 7, 2013

New Lego Mindstorm sets come with iOS and Android support right out of the box.New Lego Mindstorm sets come with iOS and Android support right out of the box.

Its updated Mindstorms EV3 runs on new Linux firmware that's ready for Android and iOS control out of the box, creates an overall more hackable platform and allows further programming on the core Intelligent Brick itself; accordingly, there's an SD card slot for local storage. A built-in infrared sensor expands the possibilities for a more autonomous design, as well -- Lego suggests that EV3 constructs can follow other moving gadgets, or even their creators, around the room.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:46 PM | Tags (7) | lego | mindstorms | mobile | infrared | engadget | ios | android |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple would like you to know that they've had over 40 billion downloads from their app store.Apple would like you to know that they've had over 40 billion downloads from their app store.

That's a lot of downloads. Apparently half of that number was just in 2012 alone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:42 PM | Tags (6) | apple | press | downloads | appstore | billions | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 14, 2012

University of Chicago receives mystery package addressed to one Henry (Indiana) Jones Jr.University of Chicago receives mystery package addressed to one Henry (Indiana) Jones Jr.

An interesting read if only for the care and detail that went into the package itself. The package was received by the admissions department and reportedly almost thrown out until a student worker made the discovery. Could this be some new viral marketing in the making or a student with a really unique application package? Who knows - but either way, this is pretty neat.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:15 AM | Tags (7) | admissions | college | indiana | jones | mystery | package | uchicago |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 11, 2012

New trailer for Disney's The Lone Ranger surfaces online.New trailer for Disney's The Lone Ranger surfaces online.

There is something very wrong with that horse.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:28 PM | Tags (8) | adventure | aintitcool | disney | horse | johnnydepp | loneranger | movies | trailer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 10, 2012

Google Fiber not coming to your neighborhood any time soon.Google Fiber not coming to your neighborhood any time soon.

Turns out that Google would need about $140 billion to roll out their fiber network to the entire continental United States. At present time, they only have about $45 billion in the bank and that doesn't begin to include other associative costs.  Long story short, if you really want to try out Google Fiber you should think about moving to Kansas.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:28 AM | Tags (7) | bgr | broadband | build | fiber | google | load | nation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sunday: December 9, 2012

Telltale's episodic adapation of The Walking Dead wins Game of the Year award.Telltale's episodic adapation of The Walking Dead wins Game of the Year award.

If you haven't played any games from Telltale now would be a good time to start. I've been a big fan of Telltale early on as they managed to take some classic yet seemingly abandoned LucasArts franchises (Sam and Max, Monkey Island) and restore them with new storylines and fun adventures. That being said, I've heard wonderful things about their latest offering with Kirkman's series and how it takes adventure gaming to an entirely different level. Truth be told, I haven't tried out The Walking Dead yet but I plan to in the near future. Congratulations to the entire Telltale Games team!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:54 PM | Tags (11) | adventure | episodic | game | gaming | honor | horror | nytimes | telltale | video | walkingdead | wins |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 1, 2011

Have you ever wanted to see what toys do after they have grown up?Have you ever wanted to see what toys do after they have grown up?

This is a blog documenting new adventures of old childhood toys.  It could be a commentary on how our own lives have changed as adults, plain good fun or both.  You can also submit your own posts if you have a quick story to tell.  Enjoy!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 11:54 AM | Tags (3) | adulthood | life | toys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 72 Clicks | Posted by Anthony


Monday: November 14, 2011

Engadget's thorough review of the brand new Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon.Engadget's thorough review of the brand new Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon.

Engadget covers everything here from the packaging to the performance of Amazon's first real entry into the tablet field. Engadget hails the device as quite an achievement at it's current price point ($200) but they do knock the device some by saying that it can't compete with 'normal' tablets that are currently on the market in some key factors.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 10:32 AM | Tags (10) | amazon | battery | engadget | fire | interface | kindle | packaging | performance | review | thorough |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 9, 2011

Adobe gives up on trying to get Flash to work on mobile devices.Adobe gives up on trying to get Flash to work on mobile devices.

Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:59 AM | Tags (11) | adobe | browser | ceases | development | efforts | exclusive | flash | html5 | mobile | refocuses | zdnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


You won't be seeing Siri on older iDevices anytime in the near future.You won't be seeing Siri on older iDevices anytime in the near future.

That's a shame but it makes sense given Apple's strategy and history of making certain features exclusive to particular iPhone models. Not clear on why devices other than iPhones have to miss out on this. The iPad 2 should have enough horsepower to run Siri without an issue (same for their notebook line as well).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:53 AM | Tags (8) | apple | support | siri | older | devices | macrumors | iphones | ipads |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 11, 2011

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy app coming soon to an iPad near you.Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy app coming soon to an iPad near you.

Canadian indie developer Hothead Games is producing a Hitchhikers Guide app, aiming to replicate the titular guide itself (rather than the novels). When it arrives this fall, we can expect beautifully animated sequences describing the Babel Fish and Vogon Poetry -- but just a single word about planet Earth (the addition of the word 'Mostly' should come in a second, more sinister update). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:29 PM | Tags (7) | hitchhikers | guide | galaxy | app | ipad | engadget | panic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Before and after renderings of Apple's Fifth Avenue cube redesign.Before and after renderings of Apple's Fifth Avenue cube redesign.

The new Apple cube will sport only fifteen panes of glass as opposed to the previous use of a whopping ninety panes of glass. The cost of upgrading their iconic glass cube on Fifth Avenue? Just a mere $6.6 million bucks, which in reality is actually chump change for Apple. If you're interested in the technology behind how these giant peices of glass are actually made MacRumors points to this article over on ifoAppleStore.com.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:41 PM | Tags (11) | after | apple | before | cube | glass | macrumors | manhattan | newyorkcity | nyc | panes | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 3, 2011

Push Pop Press is the latest acquisition in Facebook's growing design talent roster.Push Pop Press is the latest acquisition in Facebook's growing design talent roster.

Mike Matas, one of the co-founders of Push Pop Press, is one of the designers behind some of the most familiar iPhone and iPad user interfaces that you've come to know and love. This kind of talent acquisition doesn't come along simply to tweak the look of an iPhone app. They must be working on something big. On a sadder note, Push Pop Press has announced that they have abandoned their planned publishing platform. However, their one offering is still available in the App Store - search for Al Gore's 'Our World'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:35 PM | Tags (11) | acquisition | algore | apple | facebook | ipad | mikematas | our world | pushpoppress | roster | social | talent |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 29, 2011

Some self-help advice for those of you looking to improve upon your self-improvement needs.Some self-help advice for those of you looking to improve upon your self-improvement needs.

I've been reading a lot of Coding Horror lately. This particular post resonated with me a lot more than I initially thought it would. It might be because there is a lot of noise these days (read Internet noise: twitter, facebook, work emails, etc) to distract me from a given task at hand (either that or my perpetual procrastination). If you happen to be in need of some motivational advice this will prove to be a good read.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 1:53 PM | Tags (7) | codinghorror | help | improvement | motivation | needs | advice | jeffatwood |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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