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Monday: September 28, 2009

Yes, now you too can purchase your very own Jedi bath robes.Yes, now you too can purchase your very own Jedi bath robes.

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than in your own bathroom.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 2:28 PM | Tags (5) | bath | jedi | robe | silly | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Top ten unanswered questions from certain geeky movies.Top ten unanswered questions from certain geeky movies.

This light-speed jump takes a split-second, but now they have to wait minutes so they can clear the planet. Not only that, but the Death Star is capable of blowing up entire planets, not just moons, so why don’t they just blow up the entire planet of Yavin?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:31 PM | Tags (10) | deathstar | geeky | holes | movies | plot | questions | startrek | starwars | starwars | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

Dream vehicles through the wondrous eye of Photoshop.Dream vehicles through the wondrous eye of Photoshop.

This was supposed to be the future. Where is my jetpack? Where is my robotic companion? Where is my dinner in pill form? Where is my nuclear-powered levitating house? And where is my flying car?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:40 AM | Tags (9) | automobiles | cars | creative | flying | futuristic | manipulation | photoshop | vehicles | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Ars Technica takes a look back at twenty years of Apple laptops.Ars Technica takes a look back at twenty years of Apple laptops.

The Portable sold for a whopping $6,500 when it was launched in September 1989, and it's hardly surprising that it was never a top-seller.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (9) | apple | ars | computers | history | ibook | laptops | macbook | powerbook | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

Watch some footage of Disney pulling the curtain back on Star Tours 2.Watch some footage of Disney pulling the curtain back on Star Tours 2.

The newly revamped Star Wars theme ride will be opening back up in 2011 and will make use of 3D projection technology. Here's to hoping those 3D podraces won't make you too sick.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:40 PM | Tags (10) | announcement | darthvader | disney | imagineers | revamp | sequel | startours | starwars | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Turns out that Jupiter had a twelve year love affair with a passing comet.Turns out that Jupiter had a twelve year love affair with a passing comet.

For all those years in question Jupiter had an extra moon. The comet decided to break it off sometime in 1961, Jupiter hasn't been the same since.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 10:20 AM | Tags (5) | comet | jupiter | moon | space | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Recent iPhone security fix reveals Microsoft Exchange security flaw.Recent iPhone security fix reveals Microsoft Exchange security flaw.

Thousands of users have been accessing e-mail, calendars, and contacts over Exchange connections through their iPhones or iPod Touches, not knowing they were compromising their corporate security.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:12 AM | Tags (9) | calendars | contacts | email | exchange | iphone | ipodtouch | it | secure | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

Fifteen awesome Star Wars cakes for you to gawk at.Fifteen awesome Star Wars cakes for you to gawk at.

I'm sure Jabba the Hutt has never tasted quite this good. I call tail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 3:04 PM | Tags (3) | cakes | fun | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


FTC orders Sears and Kmart to stop unathorized spyware activities.FTC orders Sears and Kmart to stop unathorized spyware activities.

...Sears and its data collection partner would have access to the 'contents of shopping carts, online bank statements, drug prescription records, video rental records, library borrowing histories, and the sender, recipient, subject, and size for web-based e-mails,' said the FTC.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | sears | kmart | spyware | security | tracking | research |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


An unauthorized Far Side tribute through the eye of Photoshop.An unauthorized Far Side tribute through the eye of Photoshop.

A Worth1000 contest where Gary Larson's work is made to be real rather than drawn.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:35 AM | Tags (4) | farside | photoshop | worth1000 | manipulation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 54 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Some plot details regarding Cars 2 surface online.Some plot details regarding Cars 2 surface online.

It looks like you'll be seeing different races around the world with a little bit spy thriller mixed in for good measure (wasn't a big fan of the original but my kid is obsessed). The sequel will be in theaters summer of 2011.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 4:21 PM | Tags (8) | cars | cars2 | disney | lightning | mater | movies | pixar | sequel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Live action Star Wars television series might be hitting the air in 2012.Live action Star Wars television series might be hitting the air in 2012.

The show is rumored to be of the hour-long drama variety and may feature very few characters (if any) from the existing Star Wars universe.  Sounds good so far. Note to LucasFilm: please follow The Force Unleashed plotline.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 3:24 PM | Tags (8) | characters | drama | georgelucas | series | starwars | television | tv | universe |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A quick guide for parents regarding content blocking technologies.A quick guide for parents regarding content blocking technologies.

Parents of young kids who like to frequent the Interwebs will want to skip ahead to page two of the article.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 10:30 AM | Tags (7) | parents | content | blocking | arstechnica | ars | guide | kids |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

NASA pulls the curtain back on some more detailed photos of Mars.NASA pulls the curtain back on some more detailed photos of Mars.

The newly-released pictures form part of over 1,500 telescopic images recorded by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera between April and early August.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:39 AM | Tags (5) | nasa | mars | detailed | photos | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.

It still seems a little inappropriate that Kurt Cobain is included as a playable character. And even more so after watching this YouTube clip. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (7) | ars | cobain | gaming | guitarhero | review | silly | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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