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Monday: January 4, 2010

World's tallest building officially open for business.World's tallest building officially open for business.

Dubai is banking on the $1.5 billion tower and a related $20 billion development to help resurrect its status as a commercial megapolis that can host the biggest and best events around, including a huge airshow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 2:20 PM | Tags (7) | dubai | tallest | building | popsci | scary | big | skyscraper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Twelve unusual scarf designs for you to gawk at.Twelve unusual scarf designs for you to gawk at.

Posted mostly because of the biting cold that happened to have a direct effect on my morning New York City commute. While a typography-based scarf sounds cool in theory, in practice it probably wouldn't provide much warmth.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 9:31 AM | Tags (7) | scarves | immersion | unusual | cold | design | scarf | toxel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Ford would like to turn your automobile into a wifi hotspot on the highway.Ford would like to turn your automobile into a wifi hotspot on the highway.

Great, so now you wardrive for wifi by actually wardriving for wifi. 'Quick, follow that blue car, they've got a good signal!' Something about this whole thing tells me that all roads will be a little less safer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:32 AM | Tags (9) | technology | ford | sync | wifi | automobile | car | hotspot | internet | mobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

The top ten Christmas carols of the 2009 holiday season just for you.The top ten Christmas carols of the 2009 holiday season just for you.

A very entertaining collection of carols for the whole family. Be sure to use these when caroling around the neighborhood, you'll be sure to elicit some kind of reaction from families and friends. Merry holidays.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:43 AM | Tags (6) | carols | christmas | funny | holiday | letterman | topten |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top eleven signs that you've received a Christmas card from a geek.The top eleven signs that you've received a Christmas card from a geek.

4.  It contains an in-depth explanation of why the picture of Santa delivering toys on the front represents an impossibility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:10 AM | Tags (7) | bbspot | holidays | geek | list | santa | card | signs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.

He guesses the company will miss shipment on about 2% to 4% of the devices, adding up to $100,000 to $200,000 worth of gift certificates. That’s store credits and not cash, so Barnes & Noble will no doubt recoup some of that investment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:22 AM | Tags (10) | barnes | christmas | consolation | ebooks | ereader | giftcard | holiday | hundred | noble | nook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

If you happen to find a frog in your can of Diet Pepsi, please alert the FDA.If you happen to find a frog in your can of Diet Pepsi, please alert the FDA.

Did you know that there have been thirteen complaints of foreign objects in Pepsi cans since 2007? All of which have happened to come from the same manufacturing plant as well. Don't worry, the FDA is on the case and this should all be resolved shortly. Ribbit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 8:27 AM | Tags (8) | can | complaints | diet | fda | food | frog | pepsi | scary |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 15, 2009

Google phone might break the industry model. Who would've guessed?Google phone might break the industry model. Who would've guessed?

But Google's latest plans appear to be aimed at countering that 'closed loop' business model with a product that can run any application on any network -- a tactic that reminds experts of the battles between Microsoft and Apple over computer operating systems in the 1980s.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | phone | google | industry | model | carrier | mobile | washpost |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 14, 2009

Google working on a new Android phone to sell directly to consumers.Google working on a new Android phone to sell directly to consumers.

Apparently Google has been prepping a phone of their own for use with their very own network for quite some time. I can't imagine other carriers being too thrilled about these rumors.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:52 AM | Tags (6) | android | carriers | customers | direct | google | phone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

Variety to start charging for their online news in the very near future.Variety to start charging for their online news in the very near future.

I'd like to consider myself a bit of a movie nerd so I'll check out Variety.com from time to time to see what's going on in tinsel town. I don't think I'll be handing over my credit card to them anytime soon to read their news though, sorry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:58 PM | Tags (6) | creditcard | news | online | paywall | variety | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Mysterious light over Norway manages to completely baffle astronomers.Mysterious light over Norway manages to completely baffle astronomers.

A blue light first appeared from behind a mountain, and created a giant spiral in the sky within seconds. Perhaps even more baffling, a green-blue beam of light appeared to shoot from the center.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:30 PM | Tags (9) | norway | astronomers | strange | light | missile | test | scary | popsci | russia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 86 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

Ten of the most alien-like insects currently residing on this planet.Ten of the most alien-like insects currently residing on this planet.

Go ahead and enjoy this gallery of alien-like insect photography. For the squemish, it's probably better to view this link post-breakfast. I find assigning each insect a ridiculous cartoon voice makes the whole thing more enjoyable.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 6:47 AM | Tags (6) | insects | aliens | alien-like | smsread | scary | earth |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

A list of a hundred of the all-time best ways to hack your workday.A list of a hundred of the all-time best ways to hack your workday.

Some great suggestions to those of you who may or may not be following one or more of these little gems already. Personally, I am lost with my morning to-do list. Let's see here, post morning links to GLM: check. See?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:00 AM | Tags (7) | best | career | hacks | job | list | suggestions | workday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

The actual faces behind some of your favorite cartoon character voices.The actual faces behind some of your favorite cartoon character voices.

A fun post with some interesting reveals that you may not have known about before (for instance, the voice of Shredder in the TMNT series). For those interested in my thumbnail choice, there is a slew of Dr. Katz videos up on YouTube.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:07 AM | Tags (8) | cartoons | drkatz | faces | fun | neat | shredder | unreality | voices |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 70 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Cartoons reimagined in the real world through the realistic eye of Photoshop.Cartoons reimagined in the real world through the realistic eye of Photoshop.

Because life is in fact like a hurricane in Duckburg, with race cars, lasers, aeroplanes - it's a duck blur. You might solve a mystery or even rewrite history. Duck Tales, oo-oo Tales of derring-do (derring?), bad and good luck tales.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:40 AM | Tags (7) | cartoons | ducktales | effects | manipulation | photoshop | reality | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 145 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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