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Monday: March 22, 2010

Micro-planets through the micro-planetary eye of Photoshop.Micro-planets through the micro-planetary eye of Photoshop.

Enjoy some eye-bending planetary Photoshop this fine Monday morning. Some of this submissions may play with your head a little bit (drink coffee first).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:32 AM | Tags (9) | micro | photoshop | planets | small | tiny | worth1000 | contest | theme | manipulations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 19, 2010

Netflix decides to do away with that friends feature that nobody used.Netflix decides to do away with that friends feature that nobody used.

Maybe this would have worked better had they tried to incorporate into - I don't know, a popular social network perhaps? Seems like the right place where friends would want to exchange information about the types of movies they happen to be renting at the time. Maybe that's just me.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:12 AM | Tags (7) | discarded | dumb | features | friends | netflix | networking | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Want to keep your batteries working longer? Freeze them.Want to keep your batteries working longer? Freeze them.

This is a handy tip for anyone who happens keeps a cache of batteries around at all times for various toys and gadgets. Another post on Lifehacker lists out all sorts of other battery hacks you may not have previously known about.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:04 AM | Tags (6) | batteries | freeze | frozen | charge | retention | lifehacker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A collection of tutorials on how to make a variety of different money origami.A collection of tutorials on how to make a variety of different money origami.

Yes, you really can make anything from a dollar bill heart to a dollar bill t-shirt. My personal favorite is the dollar bill wallet. The sheer logic of putting money in something that is already made of money makes me dizzy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:58 AM | Tags (9) | crafts | dollars | folding | folds | instructables | money | neat | origami | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Google teaming up with Sony and Intel to infiltrate your television.Google teaming up with Sony and Intel to infiltrate your television.

Google intends to open its TV platform, which is based on its Android operating system for smartphones, to software developers. The company hopes the move will spur the same outpouring of creativity that consumers have seen in applications for cellphones.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:42 AM | Tags (11) | android | applications | developers | google | intel | media | nytimes | platform | sony | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Want a new way to get your coffee fix on? Try inhaling it.Want a new way to get your coffee fix on? Try inhaling it.

First there was the chocolate aerosol that gave chocoholics all the flavour without the calories of their favourite snack. Now the same scientists have come up with the coffee spray that gives you as much caffeine as found in one single espresso.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 2:41 PM | Tags (8) | coffee | breath | whiff | caffeine | lewhif | lungs | dailymail | espresso |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The great big red spot over on Jupiter has brand new glow about it.The great big red spot over on Jupiter has brand new glow about it.

Turns out that great big red spot is not just a plain old oval after all. It seems to act as a mood ring of sorts to indicate weather and circulation patterns for nearby storms systems. You can see this glow for yourself at home, assuming you have your very own infrared telescope facility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 2:09 PM | Tags (9) | jupiter | glowing | spot | sciencedaily | space | storms | weather | patterns | circulation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ars Technica reviews Sony's much-anticipated motion control scheme for PlayStation 3.Ars Technica reviews Sony's much-anticipated motion control scheme for PlayStation 3.

It's bad news when you reveal a product this large, with so much riding on it, and within an hour people are putting down the controller and walking away from the demos.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:07 AM | Tags (10) | arstechnica | controls | gaming | motion | move | playstation | ps3 | review | sony | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Turns out that more and more employers are using tech to track workers.Turns out that more and more employers are using tech to track workers.

This post details just how easy (and cheap) it is in this day and age to monitor exactly what people are doing in the workplace. If you happen to have some sort of job in a tech-related field - it's even easier. If you think Big Brother is watching you - well, he probably is.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:02 AM | Tags (9) | tech | workers | employees | tracking | watch | eye | habits | history | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.

The good news is that there will be better support for web standards and a brand new JavaScript engine that promises to improve overall speed and page loading times. Bad news is that it's still Internet Explorer. You can take an early version of IE9 for a test drive on the other side of the click.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:52 AM | Tags (11) | microsoft | interwebs | version | browser | explorer | html5 | test | drive | sample | platform | preview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

The folks at Digg would like you to know that a redesign is coming in the near future.The folks at Digg would like you to know that a redesign is coming in the near future.

Wow, I haven't used Digg in a long, long time (reddit ftw) but I'm quite curious to see what new 'radical features' they have in store. One of the key changes according to the source article is an unlimited number of topics (aka subreddits). How original.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:48 AM | Tags (8) | digg | news | social | networking | reddit | features | radical | sxsw |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


This time around Apple says if your iPad battery fails, you get a brand new iPad.This time around Apple says if your iPad battery fails, you get a brand new iPad.

Sure, it's a minor inconvenience when the battery in your Apple device won't hold a charge but in this case at least you'll be getting an entirely new device when and if it actually fails. The swap will set you back $99 bucks (plus shipping).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | apple | battery | gadget | ipad | replacement | swap | unremovable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

Sony finally pulls the curtain back on their new Wii-like motion controllers.Sony finally pulls the curtain back on their new Wii-like motion controllers.

I like how Sony's marketing department is billing this a way to 'graduate' for respective owners of the Nintendo Wii console.  Upgrading your current PS3 setup with these new motion controllers (with video camera) will set you back a hundred bucks or less.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:13 AM | Tags (8) | controllers | graduation | marketing | motion | playstation | ps3 | sony | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A list of ten useful website analytics tools for your analytical pleasure.A list of ten useful website analytics tools for your analytical pleasure.

You may not have known but Google isn't the only game in town for getting some decent web statistics. This post covers some of the non-Google tools you can try out to gauge performance of your beloved web site or web apps.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:08 AM | Tags (8) | interwebs | tracking | stats | analytics | google | website | development | internet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New survey shows that 12% of employees knowingly violate IT policies.New survey shows that 12% of employees knowingly violate IT policies.

With 12 percent of those people actively working outside of stated IT policy (and plenty more who do so out of ignorance), IT admins certainly have their work cut out for them if they want to maintain a tight ship.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:03 AM | Tags (7) | it | policy | survey | arstechnica | security | violations | obvious |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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