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Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Disney offering refund on Baby Einstein videos that didn't turn children into geniuses.Disney offering refund on Baby Einstein videos that didn't turn children into geniuses.

Turns out that these videos didn't really make a whole lot of difference on a child's intellect by any means. Who would have guessed? Every household is eligible for a $15.99 refund for up to four DVDs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 5:43 PM | Tags (9) | disney | dvds | einstein | genius | intellect | iq | refunds | silly | videos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Expect to see some more iPhone applications from Disney.Expect to see some more iPhone applications from Disney.

...it will offer users of the popular Apple Inc devices items like the new 'Click2Life' feature that lets fans take pictures of images from the Disney.com Web site, and eventually in the physical world, and unlock exclusive content.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:48 AM | Tags (8) | apple | click2life | content | devices | disney | exclusive | features | unlockables |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Johnny Five is alive, Short Circuit remake actually in the works.Johnny Five is alive, Short Circuit remake actually in the works.

Didn't we say everything we needed to say with the last two Short Circuit movies? Must we bring Johnny 5 to this generation? That space has already been occupied by a cuter robot named WALL-E.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:11 PM | Tags (11) | dissassemble | hollywood | johnny5 | movies | nextgen | reboot | remake | robots | scifi | shortcircuit | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

A day at Disney World through the magic art of tilt-shift video.A day at Disney World through the magic art of tilt-shift video.

Neat little video for those who happen to like Disney / artsy effects every now and again. There are some spots in the video where the effect doesn't quite cut it but I'll give them an A for effort this first time around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:18 PM | Tags (7) | artsy | disney | neat | shift | tilt | urlesque | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.

The bad news: PS3 owners will need to put a special Blu-ray disc in the game console, which will enable streaming via the Blu-ray's BD Live functionality. That's a departure from all other Netflix-enabled devices, which just have the Netflix option as a built-in feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:42 AM | Tags (10) | bluray | departure | disc | live | netflix | playstation | ps3 | sony | special | streaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.

Disney's new initiative is called 'Keychest' and you just might be able to have your movies delivered via some nifty cloud-computing concepts. They also hope that the initiative will prolong the relevancy of DVDs and Blu-ray so don't go throwing away all of your discs just yet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:13 AM | Tags (9) | availability | bluray | cloud | computing | devices | disney | dvds | movies | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Magnetic version of electricity, called magnetricity, just recently discovered.Magnetic version of electricity, called magnetricity, just recently discovered.

It is unlikely to become an immediate replacement for electricity because the crystals have to be cooled to below minus 272.15C — just above absolute zero — to be conducting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:25 PM | Tags (8) | discovery | electricity | magnetic | magnetricity | magnets | physics | science | timesonline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Disney pulls the curtain back on DIY roller coaster experience.Disney pulls the curtain back on DIY roller coaster experience.

The new ride over at EPCOT called 'The Sum of all Thrills' lets users create their own roller coaster track digitally. You can then ride on your newly created track virtually. You'll probably want to pick up a fast pass for the line.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 8:00 AM | Tags (12) | attraction | cnn | digital | disney | diy | epcot | fun | neat | ride | rollercoaster | thrills | virtual |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A list of the top seven technology disasters of the decade.A list of the top seven technology disasters of the decade.

In what has been called the largest credit card crime of all time, earlier this year, Heartland Payment Systems announced that hackers had broken into the computers it uses to process about 100 million transactions each month for 175,000 merchants.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | breach | data | disasters | flaws | hacks | security | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

The future of human spaceflight as discussed by a panel of eight experts.The future of human spaceflight as discussed by a panel of eight experts.

It's about preparing way for where people are going to be in future. Science is a tertiary benefit. People weren't excited about landing on the Moon because learned about the early geology of Earth. They were excited because we landed on the damn moon.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:45 PM | Tags (9) | future | human | space | flight | panel | experts | discussion | popularmechanics | committee |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

New trailer for Toy Story 3 surfaces online in glorious Quicktime.New trailer for Toy Story 3 surfaces online in glorious Quicktime.

The art style looks fantastic as usual. I'm really impressed as to how they managed to attain a better sense of realism while sticking to the original Toy Story atmosphere. See you in line for tickets next summer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:29 PM | Tags (7) | 3d | buzz | disney | pixar | sequel | toystory | woody |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.

The retail reboot will make it easier for consumers to book Disney vacations in stores and will also host a familiar Apple shopping experience. Even the Genius Bar is rumored to get the Disney treatment (read last part of article).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:56 AM | Tags (10) | apple | bar | disney | genius | retail | stevejobs | stores | strategy | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Turns out that Saturn has another ring that it neglected to tell anyone about.Turns out that Saturn has another ring that it neglected to tell anyone about.

Its diameter is equivalent to 300 Saturns lined up side to side. And its entire volume can hold one billion Earths, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said late Tuesday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:28 AM | Tags (6) | cnn | discovery | massive | nasa | ring | saturn |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Mini-Stonehenge recently discovered a couple miles away from original Stonehenge.Mini-Stonehenge recently discovered a couple miles away from original Stonehenge.

I love how National Geographic not only references Spinal Tap in the article, but they do so in the very first sentence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:11 PM | Tags (6) | discovery | interesting | mini | natgeo | spinaltap | stonehenge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Epic Mickey project confirmed via GameInformer November issue.Epic Mickey project confirmed via GameInformer November issue.

Could this be the Fantasia equivalent of a video game from Disney? GameInformer also has a video interview with designer Warren Spector and they promise more info is yet to come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:50 AM | Tags (7) | disney | epic | fantasia | gameinformer | gaming | mickey | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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