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Tuesday: January 8, 2013

Engadget goes eyes-on with Samsung's new 85 inch television set.Engadget goes eyes-on with Samsung's new 85 inch television set.

The company calls the stand a 'timeless gallery' frame, and indeed the set would fit right in with some of the more conceptual pieces at the MoMA. Still, that easel-like design could be a bit limiting for some living rooms, so you can remove the S9 and wall-mount it -- though the 2.2 channel audio is built into that frame. Unique design aside, this TV is all about the high-end specs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Television @ 10:25 AM | Tags (5) | eyes-on | samsung | easel | engadget | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 7, 2013

Apple would like you to know that they've had over 40 billion downloads from their app store.Apple would like you to know that they've had over 40 billion downloads from their app store.

That's a lot of downloads. Apparently half of that number was just in 2012 alone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:42 PM | Tags (6) | apple | press | downloads | appstore | billions | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 18, 2012

TIME pulls the curtain back on short list for 2012 Person of the Year.TIME pulls the curtain back on short list for 2012 Person of the Year.

All eight candidates appeared on TIME’s online reader poll, but none took first place. TIME’s online voters have already revealed their choice for this year’s top newsmaker: Kim Jong Un. More than 5.6 million people voted for the supreme leader of North Korea, although his results and those of other high scorers got a boost from members of Internet forums like 4Chan. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:17 PM | Tags (7) | time | person | year | 2012 | interesting | voters | 4chan |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sunday: December 9, 2012

Telltale's episodic adapation of The Walking Dead wins Game of the Year award.Telltale's episodic adapation of The Walking Dead wins Game of the Year award.

If you haven't played any games from Telltale now would be a good time to start. I've been a big fan of Telltale early on as they managed to take some classic yet seemingly abandoned LucasArts franchises (Sam and Max, Monkey Island) and restore them with new storylines and fun adventures. That being said, I've heard wonderful things about their latest offering with Kirkman's series and how it takes adventure gaming to an entirely different level. Truth be told, I haven't tried out The Walking Dead yet but I plan to in the near future. Congratulations to the entire Telltale Games team!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:54 PM | Tags (11) | adventure | episodic | game | gaming | honor | horror | nytimes | telltale | video | walkingdead | wins |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 14, 2011

Everything you never knew about Google's top secret lab where they pursue future ideas.Everything you never knew about Google's top secret lab where they pursue future ideas.

According to the article, this magical place (dubbed 'Google X') is where Google may or may not be working on the following futuristic concepts:  1) an internet fridge that orders food when it's low, 2) driver-less cars, 3) space elevators, 4) personal assistant robots for your home, 5) networked coffee pots and gardening tools and finally 6) training monkeys to fly airplanes for special covert operations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:27 PM | Tags (9) | airplanes | dreaming | future | google | lab | monkeys | nytimes | secret | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple pulls the curtain back on iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match.Apple pulls the curtain back on iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match.

Unlike competing cloud storage music services from Amazon and Google, iTunes Match saves a lot of bandwidth and time in your initial synchronization, because Apple can identify which songs in your iTunes library are already available in the iTunes Store. If Apple can positively match a song in your library with any of the 20 million tracks for sale in the iTunes Store, it won’t bother uploading that song; only unmatched songs get uploaded to the cloud.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:30 PM | Tags (8) | apple | release | itunes | match | macworld | software | music | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Best Buy has the current generation Apple TV for $89 with free shipping.Best Buy has the current generation Apple TV for $89 with free shipping.

Posting this here because I've grown to love this product in the few short weeks I've had it. It's a great implementation for getting your Internet media as close to your television as you would need it. My kids love watching clips on YouTube and Vimeo so having that readily available in the living room is a big plus. Also, having the entire media contents of your Mac is just great as well. Bonus: using the Apple Remote app for any of the iDevices may make you want to chuck the included remote.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 10:53 AM | Tags (9) | apple | appletv | bestbuy | deals | shipping | media | tv | television | remote |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 9, 2011

Adobe gives up on trying to get Flash to work on mobile devices.Adobe gives up on trying to get Flash to work on mobile devices.

Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:59 AM | Tags (11) | adobe | browser | ceases | development | efforts | exclusive | flash | html5 | mobile | refocuses | zdnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 11, 2011

National Geographic has some stunning photos of New Zealand for your viewing pleasure.National Geographic has some stunning photos of New Zealand for your viewing pleasure.

Posting this here in case anyone needs some travel inspiration. Now I've never actually been to New Zealand but these pictures sure are pretty. Also, this destination would be a good trip for you die-hard Lord of the Rings fans out there (all of the movies were shot in New Zealand).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:22 PM | Tags (6) | newzealand | natgeo | national | geographic | travel | inspiration |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Begone memory leaks! Firefox 7 will reportedly use up to fifty percent less memory.Begone memory leaks! Firefox 7 will reportedly use up to fifty percent less memory.

If you leave Firefox running for any length of time its memory footprint seems to keep increasing. This can escalate to the point where it stops responding and there’s nothing to do but restart the browser. Personally, I’ve seen this problem have less of an impact during my daily usage since moving to Firefox 5, but it’s still there. Mozilla knows this problem exists and aims to fix it. By the time we see Firefox 7 available for download it will use as much as 50% less memory than any version that has gone before, as well as having those problematic memory leaks fixed.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:50 PM | Tags (10) | 7 | browser | firefox | footprint | geek.com | leak | less | memory | mozilla | restart |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 3, 2011

New study suggests that Earth may have originally had two moons.New study suggests that Earth may have originally had two moons.

A tiny second moon may once have orbited Earth before catastrophically slamming into the other one, a titanic clash that could explain why the two sides of the surviving lunar satellite are so different from each other, a new study suggests. The second moon around Earth would have been about 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) wide and could have formed from the same collision between the planet and a Mars-sized object that scientists suspect helped create the moon we see in the sky today, astronomers said.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:34 PM | Tags (9) | crashed | earth | form | lunar | moon | moons | planet | space | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A quick tutorial on how to create checklists using Evernote.A quick tutorial on how to create checklists using Evernote.

Until quite recently all of my to-do lists were hand-written in a tattered marble covered notebook. I liked writing things down and enjoying that small feeling of achievement that comes with checking something off. That is, until I got too lazy to write them down. Enter Evernote, a free app for cataloguing whatever it is you want to catalogue. It's searchable, syncs with pretty much any computer or device, and best of all - free. Posting this here because I was not aware that you could search to-do lists via items that have gone unchecked. Awesome feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 2:51 PM | Tags (10) | tutorial | checklist | evernote | free | app | search | todo | unchecked | checked | feature |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 1, 2011

The fine print on the debt deal according to The New York Times.The fine print on the debt deal according to The New York Times.

The bill, in short, is not likely to have profound effect on the recovery in the near-term. It should be noted, of course, that the recovery still has plenty of its own problems, and that fiscal policy in 2012 will tend to be contractionary on the whole as the last vestiges of the 2009 stimulus roll off the budget and as the payroll tax cuts agreed to for 2011 expire. But that would be true even if a 'clean' debt ceiling increase had been adopted with no changes to fiscal policy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Politics @ 2:05 PM | Tags (7) | fine | print | debt | deal | nytimes | nyt | politics |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Vimeo now available on your Apple TV thanks to latest software update.Vimeo now available on your Apple TV thanks to latest software update.

Vimeo has some great HD content, it's nice to see this appear on the little black TV box from Apple. Besides the welcomed support of Vimeo to this little device, you can also stream your purchased television shows directly from the cloud. This will work for your previously purchased television shows as well which is nice. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:33 PM | Tags (10) | apple | box | software | streaming | television | thenextweb | tnw | tv | update | vimeo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 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


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