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Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Verizon would like you to know they are working on a tablet device with Google.Verizon would like you to know they are working on a tablet device with Google.

Few will be surprised at the notion that Google and Verizon are heading down this path: The New York Times reported last month that Google was working on a slate-style Android tablet along the lines of Apple's iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 11:00 AM | Tags (7) | verizon | google | table | carrier | android | partnership | cnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

The recently announced Nintendo 3DS will have a 2D switch, just in case.The recently announced Nintendo 3DS will have a 2D switch, just in case.

Details about Nintendo's 3D handheld gaming device have been scarce since it was announced  in late March. But the company's president says it will have a feature that lets gamers turn off 3D functionality and play in standard 2D.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:30 AM | Tags (10) | nintendo | videogames | gaming | console | 3ds | 3d | cnet | switch | mario | luigi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 26, 2010

Sony ceases production of floppy disks. In other news, Sony was still making floppy disks.Sony ceases production of floppy disks. In other news, Sony was still making floppy disks.

Most other floppy disk manufacturers had long since pulled out of the market, and Sony itself has already ceased sales to most of its overseas markets. With the release of the iMac in 1998, Apple was the first computer maker to take the plunge and eliminate the floppy completely.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | 1998 | cnet | disks | floppy | manufacturers | markets | media | overseas | sales | sony | storage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Turns out that most iPad owners already own an iPhone or another Mac. Who knew?Turns out that most iPad owners already own an iPhone or another Mac. Who knew?

About 66 percent of those surveyed said that they currently own an iPhone. A whopping 99 percent of those iPhone owners say they will use their handset in conjunction with the iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:48 AM | Tags (7) | ipad | iphone | apple | mac | cnet | survey | handset |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 5, 2010

Early review screenings of Toy Story 3 coming back quite positive already.Early review screenings of Toy Story 3 coming back quite positive already.

The folks over at CNET were lucky enough to get an advance screening of the movie and their consensus is that this installment will be a very big winner. Not that it wasn't a hard prediction to make even without seeing a screener but this is a neat read nonetheless for my fellow Pixar fans out there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 7:10 AM | Tags (7) | toystory3 | pixar | sequel | screenings | cnet | advance | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 25, 2010

Xbox Game Room online but having issues due to unforeseen overwhelming interest.Xbox Game Room online but having issues due to unforeseen overwhelming interest.

Due to overwhelming interest from the community, we understand some people have experienced issues accessing 'Game Room' and purchasing 'Game Room' titles,' Microsoft said. 'We're actively working to resolve the issue, and appreciate your patience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:03 AM | Tags (11) | 360 | classic | cnet | dumb | gameroom | gaming | interest | issues | retro | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Security flaws over at the IRS could mean that your personal data might be at risk.Security flaws over at the IRS could mean that your personal data might be at risk.

The Internal Revenue Service's failure to use strong passwords, install patches quickly, and adequately control access to computer systems and information makes the system vulnerable to insider threats and attacks from outside, a new government report concludes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:42 AM | Tags (12) | taxes | security | risk | irs | data | exposed | cnet | passwords | weak | control | systems | vulnerable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Your rechargeable batteries may come with a free Trojan horse virus.Your rechargeable batteries may come with a free Trojan horse virus.

The battery maker said it does not know how the Trojan got into the software. 'Energizer has discontinued sale of this product and has removed the site to download the software,' the statement said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:12 AM | Tags (7) | backdoor | batteries | cnet | energizer | security | trojan | virus |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Turns out that Microsoft has a secret phone waiting for use with Verizon's network.Turns out that Microsoft has a secret phone waiting for use with Verizon's network.

The phone is dubbed as 'Project Pink' (but may just end up being called 'Pink') and runs the brand new Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.  Verizon is most likely the exclusive carrier.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:59 AM | Tags (8) | microsoft | verizon | cnet | secret | device | windows | phone | seven |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.

Twitter is effectively one giant news feed, to the extent that it clearly has influenced some of the changes that Facebook made to its own feed technology. That reaction could be alarmist. And yet prominent figures elsewhere in the social-media world don't seem thrilled.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:28 AM | Tags (8) | facebook | copyright | patent | lawsuits | cnet | social | networking | reform |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Apple holding countdown contest for ten billionth iTunes song download.Apple holding countdown contest for ten billionth iTunes song download.

The winner of the countdown--the person that downloads the 10 billionth song--will win a $10,000 gift card. You can download any song from iTunes and be eligible for the prize, the company said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:41 AM | Tags (6) | apple | billions | cnet | contest | countdown | itunes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

PETA calls for replacement of Punxsutawney Phil in favor of animatronic version.PETA calls for replacement of Punxsutawney Phil in favor of animatronic version.

According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter weather will follow. If he doesn't, expect an early spring. But PETA has had enough of the tradition that dates back to 1886, and believes robotic technology could be the solution.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:01 AM | Tags (10) | peta | animals | groundhog | phil | cnet | crave | robot | technology | animatronic | tradition |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

FAA would like to make sure that next generation 747 is hack-proof.FAA would like to make sure that next generation 747 is hack-proof.

Essentially, the FAA seemed worried that the 747-8 will be vulnerable to outside access and that the 'applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features,' mandating the issuing of the special conditions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:13 AM | Tags (9) | faa | 747 | nextgen | security | hackproof | cnet | boeing | airplane | flight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: January 13, 2010

Facebook to team up with McAfee for beefed up security operations.Facebook to team up with McAfee for beefed up security operations.

Become a fan of McAfee on Facebook and get ten percent off your next anti-virus subscription. To qualify you'll need to purchase McAfee's Internet Security Anti-virus Privacy System Protection Suite. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:45 AM | Tags (5) | cnet | facebook | mcafee | protection | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Verizon would like you to know they think slate computers will be all the rage in 2010.Verizon would like you to know they think slate computers will be all the rage in 2010.

Gee, this wouldn't have anything to do with a certain company coming out with a certain product that may or may not be tablet-related does it? Maybe this is a clue that Verizon will have something to do with the impending iSlate? Maybe it's just wishful thinking.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 9:56 AM | Tags (8) | 2010 | apple | cnet | computing | prediction | slate | tablet | verizon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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