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Monday: July 11, 2011

A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own mixtape flash drive.A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own mixtape flash drive.

Have a couple of old analog cassette tapes in the basement just laying around that you don't know what to do with? Why not bring them into this century's (or last depending on who you ask) technology by adding a hidden flash drive. Think of all the conversation starters this little gem will result in when you bust this out at the local coffee shop.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 11:03 AM | Tags (9) | mixtape | instructables | flash | drive | cassette | retro | tape | analog | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

A collection of the world's greatest scenic drives courtesy of National Geographic.A collection of the world's greatest scenic drives courtesy of National Geographic.

National Geographic offers up roughly forty-eight ideas to maximize your next scenic drive experience for those so inclined. Of the forty-eight on this list I am proud to state that I can check off two (maybe three) items off of this list. Alright, maybe I'm not so proud - I need to get out more.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:30 PM | Tags (11) | drives | geographic | lifetime | national | routes | scenic | sights | travel | traveler | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Paramount teams up with Seagate to deliver movies via external hard drives.Paramount teams up with Seagate to deliver movies via external hard drives.

The new FreeAgent Go 500 gigabyte device will have 21 movies preloaded, including a free offer of 'Star Trek.' Users can unlock access to any of the other 20 movies after paying for a passcode for a price of between $9.99 and $14.99.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:26 PM | Tags (9) | drives | external | movies | paramount | partnership | passcode | preloaded | purchase | reuters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.

The good news is that there will be better support for web standards and a brand new JavaScript engine that promises to improve overall speed and page loading times. Bad news is that it's still Internet Explorer. You can take an early version of IE9 for a test drive on the other side of the click.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:52 AM | Tags (11) | microsoft | interwebs | version | browser | explorer | html5 | test | drive | sample | platform | preview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Think you could still pass your driving test? Find out with this online quiz.Think you could still pass your driving test? Find out with this online quiz.

See well you fare when it comes to right of ways and school zone speed limits. A good refresh course for those of you who may have forgotten some of this information over time. Present company included.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:38 AM | Tags (7) | auto | dmv | driver | online | quiz | test | vehicle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

A writeup on how to defrag your mind in just five easy steps.A writeup on how to defrag your mind in just five easy steps.

This article is appealing to me because I always liken a good clearing of the head to the act of defragmenting a hard drive. The processes are apparently quite similar. With that in mind, good luck and happy defragmenting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 7:09 AM | Tags (7) | brain | defrag | fragment | harddrive | health | mind | steps |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 125 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to permanently erase data off of a hard drive.A handy tutorial regarding how to permanently erase data off of a hard drive.

Feeling a little insecure about your personal data on that old hard drive? Follow these steps to make sure none of that data can ever be recovered again even after you ditch the hard drive. You must destroy the platters!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:49 AM | Tags (9) | deletion | drive | erase | hard | information | permanently | security | tutorial | wikihow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Yes, it's quite possible to run the Google Chrome OS from a USB drive.Yes, it's quite possible to run the Google Chrome OS from a USB drive.

Itching to try out what Google's forray into the world of operating systems is all about? Now you can attempt to do so in a much safer fashion without (accidentally) wiping your machine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:27 AM | Tags (8) | google | chrome | install | windows | usb | drive | thumb | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

A list of ten clever fixes for your potentially broken stuff.A list of ten clever fixes for your potentially broken stuff.

I've heard of great success stories from people who have accidentally drowned their cellular device and then miraculously brought it back to life using the rice bowl drainage trick. Personally, I was not so successful with the frozen hard drive fix. Oh well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 8:09 AM | Tags (7) | gadgets | fixes | tips | lifehacker | rice | freezing | harddrive |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

Steve Jobs is Fortune's CEO of the decade.Steve Jobs is Fortune's CEO of the decade.

Fortune has an entire section dedicated to the almighty Steve which includes quotes from other famous CEOs as well as some rarely seen photos. Congrats Steve. Now, where is my Apple tablet?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:05 AM | Tags (11) | accolades | apple | ceo | compromise | decade | driven | fortune | iphone | ipod | personality | stevejobs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


If at first you don't succeed at your driver's test, try 950 times.If at first you don't succeed at your driver's test, try 950 times.

Good news: after the 950th time, this person was finally able to pass the written exam. Bad news: there is still the little matter of passing the actual driving portion of the exam.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:46 AM | Tags (9) | azcentral | driver | driving | exam | failure | repetitive | silly | southkorea | success |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 5, 2009

Beatles catalogue will soon be available via USB drive.Beatles catalogue will soon be available via USB drive.

Yes, The Beatles have finally come to Apple. And by Apple, I mean an Apple-shaped USB device. And by USB device I really mean, oh wait. The collection includes FLAC files along with high quality MP3s and will set you back $280 bucks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 8:02 AM | Tags (7) | beatles | catalogue | drive | flac | mp3 | music | usb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Rapping your way through a McDonald's drive thru will land you a citation.Rapping your way through a McDonald's drive thru will land you a citation.

The teens said they were imitating a popular video on YouTube. They rapped their order, which begins with, 'I need a double cheeseburger and hold the lettuce ...' once quickly before repeating it more slowly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:01 AM | Tags (8) | rapping | mcdonalds | drivethru | teenagers | utah | dumb | citation | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Ten things that Google has taught us.Ten things that Google has taught us.

Without vision, even the most focused passion is a battery without a device. 'Don't be evil' is a vague incantation. But Page and Brin's effort to make 'all the world's information available,'and to first and foremost serve users, is a vision.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:26 AM | Tags (10) | google | teachings | cnn | fortune | passion | drive | team | culture | human | factors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

The coolest NES controller flash drive you'll see today.The coolest NES controller flash drive you'll see today.

Why is this the coolest flash drive you'll see today you ask? Because it requires the Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start) to unlock it. Yes, I'll take six please.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 8:08 AM | Tags (8) | drive | flash | geek | joystiq | konami | nerdy | nintendo | storage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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