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Friday: October 16, 2009

The top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint.The top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint.

Based on the theory that a black Google could save 750 Megawatt-hours a year, Blackle is just that. It's identical to the real Google with an energy-saving black color scheme.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:51 PM | Tags (9) | developers | environment | carbon | footprint | nettuts | web | programming | servers | blackle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Seven horrifying moments from classic kids movies.Seven horrifying moments from classic kids movies.

Yep, there were definitely some strange moments in the world of Pinocchio (as illustrated by the thumbnail). Thank you Cracked for bringing up the painful memories of 'The Brave Little Toaster'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 4:34 PM | Tags (8) | cartoons | children | classics | cracked | funny | kids | movies | scary |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 76 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to properly clean your beloved credit cards.A handy tutorial on how to properly clean your beloved credit cards.

All you need is an eraser and a damp towel. Wipe the card clean with the towel to remove any grimey build up deposited onto your card from your wallets or card reader machines.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | lifehacker | tutorial | creditcards | cleaning | towel | reader | grime | wallet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Ten things that you really need to stop tweeting about.Ten things that you really need to stop tweeting about.

An alternative title for this post would have been 'ten reasons why I'm not on Twitter'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:31 AM | Tags (6) | cartoon | comics | funny | interwebs | theoatmeal | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Six natural disasters caused by human stupidity.Six natural disasters caused by human stupidity.

...it was a bit difficult for Texaco to sidestep the mystery of the suddenly salty lake and giant-ass waterfall that wasn't there before, and were forced to pay out over $40 million dollars, an amount of money that ensured the oil industry would never again cause an environmental disaster.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:43 AM | Tags (6) | cracked | disasters | human | mistake | scary | stupidiy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Nissan finds that emulating fish helps robotic cars avoid crashes.Nissan finds that emulating fish helps robotic cars avoid crashes.

The automaker studied how large schools of fish can move without colliding. It says Eporo imitates three rules of fish movement: avoiding crashes, traveling side by side, and keeping close to other members of the school.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | nissan | crashes | robots | robotics | fish | study | cars | autos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

Eight digital alternatives to paper business cards.Eight digital alternatives to paper business cards.

Go on, impress the next person who offers you a stodgy paper business card. Paper? That's like a baby's toy!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:42 AM | Tags (8) | iphone | digital | business | cards | executives | cnn | iphone | paper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 30, 2009

Zipcar pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone app.Zipcar pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone app.

You can unlock a reserved Zipcar's car doors and even honk the horn remotely - all with your iPhone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 8:04 AM | Tags (7) | app | future | horns | iphone | neat | remotely | zipcar |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 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


Friday: September 18, 2009

Our oceans make a record for themselves in terms of warmest temperatures.Our oceans make a record for themselves in terms of warmest temperatures.

Climate change has been raising the planet's average temperature steadily in recent decades. All of the 10 hottest years on record have occurred since 1997.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:34 AM | Tags (8) | oceans | warmest | temps | science | global | warming | scary | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Title and release date of next Pirates of the Caribbean movie recently announced.Title and release date of next Pirates of the Caribbean movie recently announced.

'Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides' will hit movie theaters summer of 2011. Savvy? Plot of the movie rumored to focus around finding the legendary Fountain of Youth (as we last left off with At World's End).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 10:27 AM | Tags (7) | caribbean | disney | fourquel | pirates | savvy | sequel | sparrow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Ten of the best trampoline fails to end your week with a laugh.Ten of the best trampoline fails to end your week with a laugh.

If you're going to try and replicate any of these fails at home, please wear a helmet. Good night and good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 5:24 PM | Tags (6) | epiccarnival | fail | funny | holes | jumping | trampolines |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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

Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.

The system could allow consumers to buy a package subscription to several publications and then pay for other stories on an a la carte basis.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 4:04 PM | Tags (9) | alacarte | checkout | google | micropayments | news | packages | publications | service | subscriptions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

An informative writeup on what the world was like before Apple introduced the iPhone.An informative writeup on what the world was like before Apple introduced the iPhone.

This list too could go on. But it’s sobering to remember that a single device by a company with zero experience in the industry and against all odds caused such a tidal wave of change.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:23 AM | Tags (9) | iphone | carriers | phones | cell | handsets | apple | sdk | development | appstore |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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