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Thursday: April 15, 2010

Fifty incredible works of coffee and latte art for your viewing pleasure.Fifty incredible works of coffee and latte art for your viewing pleasure.

My cup of coffee is looking downright boring after seeing some of the offerings in this collection but caffeine is caffeine and it certainly gets the job done regardless of artistic merit. For those interested in making their very own coffee art a tutorial is just waiting for you around the corner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 2:40 PM | Tags (8) | art | caffeine | coffee | cup | latte | neat | tutorial | weburbanist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 70 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Choose two celebrity Twitterers and see whose fans are dumber with one handy site.Choose two celebrity Twitterers and see whose fans are dumber with one handy site.

Stupid Fight can't go out and administer an intelligence test to each person that's sending messages to a celebrity. So instead, it estimates based on several stupid indicators. Are they using twenty exclamation marks in a row? Do they endlessly use the abbreviation 'OMG'?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 2:30 PM | Tags (13) | celebrities | dumb | dumber | fans | funny | indicators | interwebs | online | site | stupid | stupidfight | tomscott | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Opera Mini for iPhone shoots past one million downloads in the App Store.Opera Mini for iPhone shoots past one million downloads in the App Store.

Turns out that people really do like an alternative to mobile Safari on their beloved iPhones. The application is also currently in the number one position in all twenty-two flavors of the app store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:58 PM | Tags (11) | apple | application | appstore | browser | choice | downloads | iphone | mini | opera | reuters | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

A collection of the world's greatest scenic drives courtesy of National Geographic.A collection of the world's greatest scenic drives courtesy of National Geographic.

National Geographic offers up roughly forty-eight ideas to maximize your next scenic drive experience for those so inclined. Of the forty-eight on this list I am proud to state that I can check off two (maybe three) items off of this list. Alright, maybe I'm not so proud - I need to get out more.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:30 PM | Tags (11) | drives | geographic | lifetime | national | routes | scenic | sights | travel | traveler | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Forty awesome Batman wallpapers to adorn your currently non-batty desktop.Forty awesome Batman wallpapers to adorn your currently non-batty desktop.

Are you a big fan of the Dark Knight ? Know almost every line to every Batman movie both modern and classic? Wait a minute, where are all the retro-style Batman desktops? Oh well, Google image search to the rescue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 3:57 PM | Tags (10) | batman | desktops | comics | superhero | savedelete | wallpapers | design | darkknight | dc | illustrations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple finally pulls the curtain back on Macbook Pro notebook refresh.Apple finally pulls the curtain back on Macbook Pro notebook refresh.

Said notebook refresh brings the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros over to speedier Intel i5 and i7 chips. According to some early benchmarks these machines are about 50% faster than the previous generation. Sadly, the 13-inch model is still stuck in Core 2 Duo land.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:34 PM | Tags (10) | apple | c2d | chips | graphics | intel | macbooks | macrumors | pro | processors | updates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Unlikely underwater sports through the aquatic eye of Photoshop.Unlikely underwater sports through the aquatic eye of Photoshop.

In the future we will all be able to take part in the great spectable that is Dolphin Racing. I wonder if anyone submitted anything of the Blitzball variety - that would have just been nerdtastic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 3:08 PM | Tags (12) | worth1000 | photoshop | manipulation | adobe | contest | theme | aquatic | fish | underwater | oceacs | dolphins | sports |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Google already hard at work on an Apple iPad competitor device.Google already hard at work on an Apple iPad competitor device.

Well surprise, surprise - Google wants in on the tablet market as well. Actually, it's not much of a surprise at all but it'll be interesting to see how this all progresses in terms of the continued rivalry between Apple and Google.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:22 PM | Tags (11) | google | table | htc | slate | device | ipad | apple | competition | ereading | android | mashable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A gallery of the ten worst jobs in science according to Popular Science.A gallery of the ten worst jobs in science according to Popular Science.

If anyone would know which jobs in science are the worst it would have to be Popular Science, right? If you choose to read on you'll learn about all kinds of disparaging work opportunities in the science field from the oceanic snot-diver all the way over to the feces piper. Lovely.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:09 PM | Tags (10) | bad | dung | feces | jobs | obersvations | occupations | popsci | science | snot | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.

Yes folks, you might want to think twice the next time you catch a quick snooze on the back row of a commercial airline flight. You may end up in a part of the airport  that you did not quite expect (or a different destination entirely).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 2:59 PM | Tags (10) | airline | back | canada | commercial | destination | flight | hangar | row | sleep | vancouver |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Conan O'Brien headed over to TBS for brand new late-night talk show.Conan O'Brien headed over to TBS for brand new late-night talk show.

Said O'Brien: 'In three months I've gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I'm headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly.' O'Brien will host his hour-long, yet-to-be-titled show Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. (ET/PT).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:58 PM | Tags (9) | conanobrien | latenight | talkshow | television | tbs | cable | twitter | theaters | network |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Eleven recordings of terrible hold music for your listening pleasure.Eleven recordings of terrible hold music for your listening pleasure.

Ever been stuck on the phone waiting customer service of some kind? Chances are that you've probably heard some of these musical disasters. There are some exceptions to the hold call rule. Some of the trendier companies here in NYC play classic Nintendo (8-bit and all) music whilst holding. Instant win.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 1:42 PM | Tags (6) | examples | hold | music | neatorama | phone | terrible |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.

The four month-old start-up provided visual search results based on artwork photography submitted to their PlinkArt application on your Android handset. The principle is simple: take a shot of a painting, run it through the Plink art database and get the details on the artwork and its author.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:32 PM | Tags (11) | acquisitions | android | app | database | engine | google | plink | register | results | search | visual |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Adobe Creative Suite 5 now available for all you serious design folk out there.Adobe Creative Suite 5 now available for all you serious design folk out there.

The cost for getting yourself the latest and greatest set of Adobe design tools will set you back $1,699. If you happen to be thinking of going full-blown Master edition, you'll be plunking down $2,599. The iPhone Packager Tool may or may not be included with your purchase.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 1:25 PM | Tags (9) | adobe | creative | design | development | editions | iphone | master | pricing | suite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Netflix streaming on your Nintendo Wii now available to those who request a disc.Netflix streaming on your Nintendo Wii now available to those who request a disc.

I'm actually curious about thisin terms of the quality of video for standard definition video offerings from Netflix. Since the Wii is already of a low caliber resolutiuon (480p) maybe it would display standard def videos better than my Xbox 360? I might have my logic on this one backwards.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:10 PM | Tags (6) | consoles | instantwatch | netflix | nintendo | streaming | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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