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Tuesday: December 15, 2009

Google reveals URL shortening service for some of their products.Google reveals URL shortening service for some of their products.

Google said that it may eventually roll out the service as a standalone site, but that for now it's being built into Google products. Such a feature would likely allow third party sites to build Goo.gl link shortening into their own products.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:48 AM | Tags (7) | cnet | google | products | rollout | service | shortening | url |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

CNET profiles the most annoying things the Interwebs brought us this decade.CNET profiles the most annoying things the Interwebs brought us this decade.

Dancing babies, blinking text, annoying ads, cheesy fan fiction, rickrolling - these are just a few the annoyances covered in this post. Play them off, keyboard cat.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:30 AM | Tags (6) | annoying | cnet | interwebs | keyboardcat | memes | rickroll |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Hubble manages to capture images of some of the oldest galaxies ever seen.Hubble manages to capture images of some of the oldest galaxies ever seen.

NASA said that not only are those the oldest galaxies ever seen, but the data that can be extracted from the image will provide 'insights into how galaxies grew in their formative years early in the universe's history.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:43 AM | Tags (6) | space | photos | hubble | cnet | stars | deep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Always wondered just how heavy the entire Internet would actually be?Always wondered just how heavy the entire Internet would actually be?

The answer? About 498,438,559,990kgs according to CNET's UK site which would be about 1,098,868,920,000 pounds or roughly 549,434,460 short tons. That's heavy stuff, Doc.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | cnet | internet | kilograms | pounds | tons | weight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


AOL trying out new look now that split from Time Warner is official.AOL trying out new look now that split from Time Warner is official.

Say goodbye to the that blue triangle you've grown so familiar with over the years. Say hello to various works of clipart instead... with the letters A O L (and don't forget the period) draped over them.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:15 AM | Tags (6) | aol | branding | cnet | design | timewarner | triangles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Turns out that Verizon's CEO is not a big fan of net neutrality.Turns out that Verizon's CEO is not a big fan of net neutrality.

He argued that imposing stricter regulations would pit network providers against application providers in a way that would ruin the Internet's potential for economic growth and societal change.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:21 PM | Tags (9) | cnet | net | neutrality | verizon | ceo | tech | broadband | internet | caps |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 20, 2009

Twitter would like you to know that over five billion tweets have been served.Twitter would like you to know that over five billion tweets have been served.

It's sort of fitting that Twitter's 5 billionth tweet came not from one of the celebrities or marketers who have flooded the service in recent months, but from one of the quirky Bay Area dot-com nerds who formed its first loyal pack of users.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:00 AM | Tags (6) | twitter | landmark | tweets | billion | five | cnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

New study shows that Windows 7 doesn't boot up faster than Vista.New study shows that Windows 7 doesn't boot up faster than Vista.

...a three-month-old machine can take up to a minute longer to boot, or 2 minutes and 34 seconds. Windows 7 did outperform Vista at the three-month and six-month marks but it generally 'trailed the older version significantly' in its boot-up tests.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:44 AM | Tags (8) | boot | cnet | microsoft | study | times | windows | windows7 | vista |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Five Zune HD features that Apple should appropriate in the near future.Five Zune HD features that Apple should appropriate in the near future.

CNET makes some great observations on a few key features that the new Zune actually does pretty well. It would be nice to have wireless syncing for my beloved Apple-branded devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:52 PM | Tags (8) | cnet | zune | features | iphone | apple | ipod | hd | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

You may notice some additional links on results when searching Google now.You may notice some additional links on results when searching Google now.

A neat little Google addition for Monday morning. So far it seems limited to a couple of subjects (example in this case is a search for nuclear fission). If you're a developer you can add code to identify the sections you want linked up.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:36 AM | Tags (6) | google | links | additional | seealso | anchors | cnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Twitter may not be able to trademark the term 'tweet'.Twitter may not be able to trademark the term 'tweet'.

Turns out that there are already three companies with pending applications for that particular term, all filed before Twitter's formal application. Oh noes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:14 AM | Tags (6) | cnet | internet | interwebs | trademark | tweet | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: August 15, 2009

New study figures out that forty percent of Twitter is 'pointless babble'.New study figures out that forty percent of Twitter is 'pointless babble'.

Quite shocking.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:54 PM | Tags (5) | babble | cnet | pointless | study | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

CNET would like you to know why consumers won't be buying tablet computers.CNET would like you to know why consumers won't be buying tablet computers.

While a tablet may be great for browsing the Web and viewing media, it's too big to replace a phone and too limited to carry around as a work computer. People will need their keyboarded Netbooks and notebooks for real work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | cnet | computers | consumers | laptops | purchasing | tablet | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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