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Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Eleven of the world's craziest roads for you to gawk at.Eleven of the world's craziest roads for you to gawk at.

Enjoy this collection of wild and in most cases ridiculously dangerous modes of travel. Maybe it's because I usually have video games on the brain but after seeing these pictures I really want to go play some Mario Kart.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 2:36 PM | Tags (11) | autos | cars | design | leisure | roads | scary | strange | travel | turns | twisty | windy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 178 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Researchers over at MIT have discovered a brand new way to make electricity.Researchers over at MIT have discovered a brand new way to make electricity.

The discovery may one day lead to a myriad of new devices such as sensors the size of dust that can be dispersed in air to monitor the environment or the tech might lead to implantable devices that produce their own power.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:03 PM | Tags (5) | mit | electricity | science | carbon | nanotubes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Miss some of the Oscars last night? Here is a complete list of all the nominations and winners.Miss some of the Oscars last night? Here is a complete list of all the nominations and winners.

It was quite nice to see that Cablevision and ABC were able to set aside there differences just twenty minutes after the broadcast started. Especially after Cablevision promised a free day of On Demand programming (which didn't work) and ABC's sponsors threatened to have them mauled by tigers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:31 AM | Tags (7) | oscars | nominations | winners | movies | advertising | abc | cablevision |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

The top eleven ways in which geeks would lower health care costs.The top eleven ways in which geeks would lower health care costs.

11. Let doctors and scientists do whatever experiments they want with genes, medicines, humans, animals. Either mutants will destroy the world or cancer will be cured.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:03 AM | Tags (6) | bbspot | geeks | health | healthcare | mutants | nerdy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

A gallery of carnivorous plant-life for your carnivorous plant-loving pleasure.A gallery of carnivorous plant-life for your carnivorous plant-loving pleasure.

I am loving some of these National Geographic slideshows (even more so with their new recent web redesign), especially when it's on odd subjects I rarely think about - case in point, carnivorous plant-life. Beware and behold these fearsome plants!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 10:57 AM | Tags (6) | plants | natgeo | photography | photos | carnivores | bugs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 19, 2010

Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.

No Star Wars collection is truly complete unless you have a carbonite-frozen Han Solo Lego figurine. Side note: this year celebrates the 30th anniversary of when the Empire Strikes Back was released.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:05 AM | Tags (9) | carbonite | fair | fun | hansolo | highlights | international | popsci | starwars | toys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 17, 2010

Microsoft decides to go with AT&T for their upcoming Windows 7 phone.Microsoft decides to go with AT&T for their upcoming Windows 7 phone.

Interesting move considering how much AT&T is bashed for their poor and spotty coverage as it relates to all things iPhone. Although, I have to admit I've never had a real issue with AT&T in terms of service here in the NYC suburbs. Maybe I have a magical account.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:33 AM | Tags (10) | 2010 | at&t | carrier | exclusive | holiday | interface | microsoft | phone | service | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Putting landmines in your garden probably not the smartest security measure.Putting landmines in your garden probably not the smartest security measure.

Landmines? Seriously? Why not just build a bigger fence? It also begs the question as to what was in this garden that needed the additional explosive power of landmines as security. Maybe he figured out how to harvest a money tree.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 6:47 AM | Tags (6) | defense | garden | intruders | landmines | scary | strange |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

AT&T decides that pouring another two billion dollars into their mobile network is worth it.AT&T decides that pouring another two billion dollars into their mobile network is worth it.

AT&T plans to spend between $18 billion and $19 billion in 2010 upgrading its wireless and backhaul networks to handle the onslaught of new traffic. This is roughly $2 billion more than the company had invested in the previous year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:32 AM | Tags (9) | att | mobile | network | cnn | investment | cellular | 3g | edge | carriers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

Weird Al to direct his first feature film for Cartoon Network.Weird Al to direct his first feature film for Cartoon Network.

Not many details yet but congrats to Al on this new gig. Fun fact: two members of my immediate family can still recite the lyrics from 'Dare to be Stupid' from memory. Bonus fact: we are both over the age of thirty.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:40 AM | Tags (5) | cartoonnetwork | director | feature | movies | weirdal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 14, 2010

A collection of Earth's most amazing meteor craters for you to gawk at.A collection of Earth's most amazing meteor craters for you to gawk at.

Want to feel a bit more vulnerable today? Then have a gander at some of these photos. You'll start to feel a little bit more insignificant in no time knowing you stand no chance in the path of meteor destruction. Happy Thursday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:14 AM | Tags (7) | craters | earth | giant | large | scary | space | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.

The designer claims his sugar-based bio-battery lasts up to four times longer than a fully charged lithium battery and is much easier to recharge: just pour some more sweet fuel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:08 PM | Tags (10) | bio | battery | lithium | cell | phones | electricity | carbohydrates | enzymes | oxygen | water |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

You'll soon be able to tweet from your automobile thanks to the Ford Sync system.You'll soon be able to tweet from your automobile thanks to the Ford Sync system.

Yet another way that technology is going to make the roads safer. As if cell phones, smart phones, app phones, GPS, XM weren't enough to distract from you from you know, actually driving.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:39 AM | Tags (8) | autos | capability | cars | ford | microsoft | sync | technology | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Meet the brand new world chess champion, a nineteen year old from Norway.Meet the brand new world chess champion, a nineteen year old from Norway.

He's already got a clever nickname, 'Mozart of Chess', and he has no interest in becoming the next Bobby Fisher (in the sense that Bobby Fisher went a little crazy and then disappeared).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:59 AM | Tags (9) | bobbyfisher | champion | chess | magnuscarlsen | moves | mozart | nationalpost | nickname | norway |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Technology not quite as advanced by 2010 as some would have hoped.Technology not quite as advanced by 2010 as some would have hoped.

Nope, turns out we're not living like The Jetsons quite yet; shockingly some people aren't too happy with that. Although we still have another fifty years to go before any real complaining should go on (The Jetsons live in the year 2062 according to Wikipedia).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:45 PM | Tags (12) | 2010 | advanced | cars | flying | hopes | jetpacks | jetsons | lifestyle | reuters | robots | servants | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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