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Monday: December 10, 2012

Australian police issue warning about using maps on iOS 6 for driving directions.Australian police issue warning about using maps on iOS 6 for driving directions.

Local Police have been called to assist distressed motorists who have become stranded within the Murray-Sunset National Park after following directions on their Apple iPhone. Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura. Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees, making this a potentially life threatening issue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:32 AM | Tags (9) | victoria | police | apple | ios | mapping | stranded | australia | maps | app |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sunday: December 9, 2012

Tim Cook appears on NBC's Rock Center for an exclusive interview with Brian Williams.Tim Cook appears on NBC's Rock Center for an exclusive interview with Brian Williams.

If you happen to be an avid fan of all things Apple (such as myself) then this video will most likely appeal to you. Watch as Tim Cook and Brian Williams take a stroll through some of the Manhattan retail stores and discuss everything from recent battles with Samsung to the long rumored Apple television. Oh, and if you didn't already know - Apple will also start making a Mac line here in the States next year too (belated spoiler alert). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:45 PM | Tags (8) | apple | brianwilliams | ceo | nbc | products | rockcenter | rumors | timcook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 14, 2011

Five future technologies for passenger air travel presented by National Geographic.Five future technologies for passenger air travel presented by National Geographic.

What does the future hold for passenger air travel? National Geographic takes a look at some future technologies being developed right now. You just might be commuting at twice the speed of sound in a dart-like airplane and then arriving at the airport of the future. Do all airplanes of the future all have free in-flight wi-fi? That would be totally cool.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 1:10 PM | Tags (10) | air | barrelroll | concord | future | natgeo | passenger | pictures | technology | techs | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 9, 2011

Bret Victor's not-so-brief rant on the future of interaction design.Bret Victor's not-so-brief rant on the future of interaction design.

If you haven't seen Microsoft's video entailing what they think the future of technology holds, you should watch it (readily available on source URL as an embedded clip). So watch that video and then read Victor's thoughts on the matter. That being said, I do have a minor point of contention. I did get some hands-on time with a Kinect-enabled Xbox 360 this past weekend and it was a fun, dare I say, semi-magical experience. I highly reccomend Double Fine's Once Upon a Monster (even the demo is fun). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:39 AM | Tags (10) | apple | design | future | hands | interaction | microsoft | rant | tactile | touch | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 15, 2011

MTA releases renderings of the new Apple Store coming to Grand Central Station.MTA releases renderings of the new Apple Store coming to Grand Central Station.

The title of this article is a little misleading as there is really only one rendering to look at over on The Real Deal's website. AppleInsider has some of the other renderings, albiet in a less vibrant (and boring) form. Aside from the new Apple Store, Grand Central will also be home to a brand new Shake Shack.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:17 PM | Tags (9) | mta | apple | store | location | shake | shack | rendering | pictures | shopping |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 11, 2011

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own toast stencils.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own toast stencils.

Nothing starts the day like a healthy breakfast consisting of one or more the basic food groups. Stencils are not one of those basic food groups unless you consider 'fun' a food group. Still, who wouldn't want to have Pac-man toast for breakfast?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 4:10 PM | Tags (5) | toast | stencils | instructables | tutorials | howto |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 122 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 3, 2011

An interesting video showing off the impressive CGI used in Game of Thrones.An interesting video showing off the impressive CGI used in Game of Thrones.

Andy Gavin has written a post with a behind the scenes video from HBO's Game of Thrones depicting how most of the locations are built using modern CGI and clever scouting.  If you've watched the show (and I highly recommend that you do) some of the per-CGI moments in the video may actually take you by surprise, once you see their post-CGI counterparts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:09 PM | Tags (8) | andygavin | cgi | effects | gameofthrones | hbo | series | special | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 29, 2011

Watch Dan Castellaneta chat about the inspiration behind some of his voices on The Simpsons.Watch Dan Castellaneta chat about the inspiration behind some of his voices on The Simpsons.

This is an interesting / fun video for anybody who happens to be a fan of The Simpsons. Dan Castelleneta does an alarmingly high number of voices on the show (somewhere in the neighborhood of 12-15 characters). Fun fact, you'll usually see a random Simpsons quote (less random now with the new design) in the header of GLM. Guess the episode, win a cookie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Television @ 1:36 PM | Tags (9) | barney | characters | homer | quimby | quote | simpsons | video | voices | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 28, 2011

An awesome tutorial on how to build your very own Legend of Zelda treasure chest.An awesome tutorial on how to build your very own Legend of Zelda treasure chest.

What makes tutorial even more awesome (thus turning the awesome knob up to eleven) is even covers how to rig up that distinct melody made when you actually open up the treasure chest. You'll need some rupees to purchase the obvious supplies needed to get started such as plywood, glue, and furniture nails. You'll also need to stock your own your own boomerangs, silver arrows, and heart containers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 3:54 PM | Tags (10) | awesome | build | chest | instructables | link | sound | treasure | tutorial | wood | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 25, 2011

Netflix may get a small dose of animated movies via new streaming deal with DreamWorks Animation.Netflix may get a small dose of animated movies via new streaming deal with DreamWorks Animation.

According to Bloomberg News, the deal would kick in after the pay TV agreement with HBO expires, but a source tells THR that HBO has offered to end DWA's output deal two years early because HBO recently signed a pact with Summit Entertainment that gives the pay cabler 10-12 live action films a year versus the two animated films a year that DWA offers. Plus, animated fare is more common now that HBO content partners Warner Bros., Fox and Universal are all producing those films.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 12:21 PM | Tags (11) | dreamworks | animation | netflix | streaming | deal | hollywood | reporter | movies | contracts | content | hbo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Guitar Hero franchise not quite dead yet, gets upgraded to mostly dead.Guitar Hero franchise not quite dead yet, gets upgraded to mostly dead.

It turns out there is still money to be made from selling plastic guitars and other assorted musical peripherals for console gaming. Activision Blizzard has stated that the franchise will indeed be making a return and that the experience will be reinvented, rebooted, retooled, whatever you want to call it. Hey Activision, please make sure that whatever you release at least works with my existing dusty plastic peripherals. Thanks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:07 PM | Tags (6) | activision | blizzard | consumerist | gaming | guitarhero | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A good primer on web operations for my fellow web developers out there.A good primer on web operations for my fellow web developers out there.

Every little piece of it can break at any time, can stall at any time. The more pieces you have in your application puzzle, the more breaking points you have. And everything that can break, will break. Usually not all at once, but most certainly when it's the least expected, or just when you really need your application to be available.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:53 AM | Tags (7) | webops | developers | apps | infrastructure | programming | development | servers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 18, 2011

A step by step tutorial regarding how to build your very own 8-bit centerpieces.A step by step tutorial regarding how to build your very own 8-bit centerpieces.

I have decided that I am going to make like twenty of these things and strategically place them all over my property.  Recent studies have shown that Piranha Plants, in addition to making any backyard or home garden more attractive, also make for thicker grass. Recent studies have also shown an alarming increase in the number of fabricated studies.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 3:36 PM | Tags (7) | 8-bit | centerpieces | decorating | flower | instructables | mario | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 15, 2011

Fourteen amazing and unexpected urban art installations for you to gawk at.Fourteen amazing and unexpected urban art installations for you to gawk at.

It's not every day that you get to see a phone booth murdered in the name of art. This and other interesting bits of eye candy can be viewed over on the source article by way of the folks over at WebUrbanist. The melted ice cream truck half-way down the page get's the runner up award in my book. My favorite is the 900-pound box man, it reminds of the near-impossible yellow boss you had to beat before Dr. Wiley in Mega Man.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 12:32 PM | Tags (7) | artsy | amazing | unexpected | urban | art | installations | weburbanist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


In the market for a new MacBook Air? You might want to wait until next week.In the market for a new MacBook Air? You might want to wait until next week.

While most sites pointed to this week as the possible refresh of the line AllThingsD says that all said rumor mills have been off by a week. They predict that the new MacBook Air will contain Intel's Sandy Bridge processors, Thunderbolt ports, flash storage in the realm of 128 gigabytes or 256 gigabytes. Lastly, the backlit keyboard may make a triumphant return.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:49 AM | Tags (8) | airs | allthingsd | apple | configurations | macbook | new | product | rumors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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