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Thursday: December 13, 2012

Google releases standalone maps application for iPhone.Google releases standalone maps application for iPhone.

The long awaited Google Maps application is finally here and it actually looks and functions very well. There have been numerous reports that this app beats out it's Android counterpart in terms of design and overall look and feel. All of the characteristics you expected from a proper maps application are here - turn by turn directions, vector maps, rotational maps and general location information. Some amazing work here from Google.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apps @ 7:25 AM | Tags (7) | available | blog | google | google | maps | official | phone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 10, 2012

Australian police issue warning about using maps on iOS 6 for driving directions.Australian police issue warning about using maps on iOS 6 for driving directions.

Local Police have been called to assist distressed motorists who have become stranded within the Murray-Sunset National Park after following directions on their Apple iPhone. Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura. Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees, making this a potentially life threatening issue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:32 AM | Tags (9) | victoria | police | apple | ios | mapping | stranded | australia | maps | app |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 22, 2010

Turns out that cubes of NYC garbage can make for some interesting art.Turns out that cubes of NYC garbage can make for some interesting art.

But artist Justin Gignac still sees stories even in the ubiquity, and is out to prove that with some clever package design, Manhattan’s refuse can be art. Gignac sells plastic cubes of trash from the Big Apple for $50 a pop.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 6:40 AM | Tags (8) | newyorkcity | manattan | garbage | art | artsy | cube | capsule | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

A collection of some trippy time capsules for your viewing pleasure.A collection of some trippy time capsules for your viewing pleasure.

Where would one go to find the official, GWBR-certified “World’s Largest Time Capsule”? Not in the center of a major metropolis or at a global exhibition attended by millions, but instead at 318 Hillcrest Dr., Seward, Nebraska.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:44 AM | Tags (6) | time | capsules | collection | weburbanist | neat | nebraska |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

Bohemian Rhapsody as performed by The Muppets.Bohemian Rhapsody as performed by The Muppets.

To whoever is running The Muppets these days: more of this please. I guarantee that this video will make you smile - if it doesn't consult your doctor. And wow, look at that - you can even watch this video in glorious 1080p resolution.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 6:41 AM | Tags (10) | 1080p | bohemian | disney | jimhenson | muppets | puppets | queen | rhapsody | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 61 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

The top ten Internet moments of the decade according to the Webby Awards.The top ten Internet moments of the decade according to the Webby Awards.

A collection of Internet events that, if you're anything like me, will make you feel older than usual having actually lived through all ten of the events. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when Napster fell? Do you?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:23 AM | Tags (7) | moments | cnn | webby | internet | interwebs | decade | napster |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 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


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on brand new music search.Google pulls the curtain back on brand new music search.

...this tool introduces millions of music seekers in the U.S. to a new generation of licensed online music services, from MySpace and Lala to Pandora, imeem and Rhapsody.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:00 AM | Tags (8) | google | ilike | imeem | lala | music | purchases | rhapsody | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Turns out that Verizon's CEO is not a big fan of net neutrality.Turns out that Verizon's CEO is not a big fan of net neutrality.

He argued that imposing stricter regulations would pit network providers against application providers in a way that would ruin the Internet's potential for economic growth and societal change.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:21 PM | Tags (9) | cnet | net | neutrality | verizon | ceo | tech | broadband | internet | caps |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Google Street View: now coming to your neighborhood via tricycle.Google Street View: now coming to your neighborhood via tricycle.

Google is currently accepting suggestions for where their little trike cam should go next. Go ahead, suggest your favorite hiking trail - just be sure that it's not too steep.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 5:32 PM | Tags (6) | bicycle | bike | google | maps | streetview | tricycle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on their very own Building Maker.Google pulls the curtain back on their very own Building Maker.

We like to think of Building Maker as a cross between Google Maps and a gigantic bin of building blocks. Basically, you pick a building and construct a model of it using aerial photos and simple 3D shapes – both of which we provide.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:38 PM | Tags (9) | google | maps | earth | blocks | building | generator | models | 3d | maker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Monopoly + Google Maps = Monopoly City StreetsMonopoly + Google Maps = Monopoly City Streets

A live worldwide game of MONOPOLY using Google Maps as the game board. The goal is simple. Play to beat your friends and the world to become the richest property magnate in existence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:24 AM | Tags (8) | boardwalk | games | google | maps | monopoly | parkplace | property | realestate |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Apple updates capacity of their Time Capsule products.Apple updates capacity of their Time Capsule products.

$299 will now get you one terabyte of backup space plus your very own wireless router. Yay.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:18 PM | Tags (6) | timecapsule | capacity | apple | backup | storage | gigabytes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Google Maps now allows you to explore the moon.Google Maps now allows you to explore the moon.

Includes important reference points as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:52 AM | Tags (4) | google | moon | space | maps |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Microsoft not taking Apple's legal threats to pull commercials too seriously.Microsoft not taking Apple's legal threats to pull commercials too seriously.

It does seem a little silly what with all the Vista and general PC bashing that Apple did in those 'Get a Mac' ads.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:50 AM | Tags (8) | apple | aps | commercials | hunters | laptop | mac | microsoft | pricing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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