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Thursday: September 24, 2009

New Google tools allows you to footnote any website.New Google tools allows you to footnote any website.

Sidewiki appears as a field on the left hand side of the browser, where users can post contextual commentary. If it's a site paraphrasing a piece of literature and a user happens to have a link to the full text, it can be added there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:35 AM | Tags (6) | google | comments | footnotes | webistes | sidewiki | betanews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

New study shows that quality of open source code is actually improving.New study shows that quality of open source code is actually improving.

'Defect density' has dropped 16 percent during the past three years among the projects scanned through the site and some 11,200 defects have been eliminated, according to Coverity's latest report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:54 PM | Tags (9) | study | errors | flaws | bugs | mistakes | opensource | coding | programming | itnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten of the world's greatest train journeys for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the world's greatest train journeys for your viewing pleasure.

You'll have to travel abroad to experience any of these wonderful rail adverntures mentioned in the article. I'd like to add  that traveling via Metro North late on a Friday nights also qualifies as an adventure.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 2:45 PM | Tags (5) | train | rail | travel | journey | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.

Try not to breathe as much as you normally do for the entire length of the flight. Oh, and wash your hands repeatedly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:40 PM | Tags (11) | health | tips | abcnews | travel | airplane | plane | flights | germs | sick | virus | flu |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on new method for reading online news.Google pulls the curtain back on new method for reading online news.

From a UI point of view that sure is a lot of visual information to take in at once. Also, it's interesting that the links don't end up back to the source publication but rather a larger screenshot on Google - most of the time without advertising (source article is now two clicks away).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:56 AM | Tags (8) | ads | fastflip | google | interface | news | reading | screenshots | ui |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top five web trends of 2009 according to ReadWriteWeb.The top five web trends of 2009 according to ReadWriteWeb.

It's been a fun year so far hasn't it? Now please go back to enjoying your personalized linked data that may or may not be portable on your mobile web which may or may not be capable of augmenting your reality.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:53 AM | Tags (5) | internet | interwebs | readwriteweb | trends | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft decides to give Bing some visual aids.Microsoft decides to give Bing some visual aids.

In a blog post, the company said a study it conducted found that consumers can process results with images 20% faster than text only results. 'It's like searching through a large online catalogue,' Microsoft said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:47 AM | Tags (13) | bing | searchengine | engine | visuals | aid | microsoft | interwebs | search | rivalry | competition | study | catalogue | bbcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

The AppleTV gets a brand new hundred dollar price drop.The AppleTV gets a brand new hundred dollar price drop.

Your gateway to iTunes on your television site will now set you back just $229 instead of the previous price of $329. Oh, and you can kiss the forty gigabyte model goodbye. C'est la vie!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:42 PM | Tags (11) | apple | appletv | gateway | itunes | media | music | television | tv | video | price | drop |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google shows how Street View works in the cutest way possible.Google shows how Street View works in the cutest way possible.

Awww, it's so cute when they remove potential personal information from captured images!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:55 PM | Tags (6) | cute | google | japan | overload | privacy | streetview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.

The system could allow consumers to buy a package subscription to several publications and then pay for other stories on an a la carte basis.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 4:04 PM | Tags (9) | alacarte | checkout | google | micropayments | news | packages | publications | service | subscriptions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Hobbit movie a go as Tolkien Trust reaches settlement with New Line.Hobbit movie a go as Tolkien Trust reaches settlement with New Line.

Terms of the settlement, announced Tuesday, were confidential. The trust noted that the settlement allows the New Line/MGM films based on Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' to go forward without legal challenge.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 8:17 AM | Tags (6) | hobbit | lotr | movies | newline | settlement | tolkien |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Beatles catalogue coming to iTunes today after all?Beatles catalogue coming to iTunes today after all?

Yoko Ono may have let this one leak out in a recent interview with Sky News. Sky News has since pulled the article with no retraction. Oh, and EMI says this isn't happening and to please ignore the past two sentences.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 8:04 AM | Tags (7) | apple | beatles | catalogue | distribution | itunes | skynews | yokoono |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

A video review of the soon to be released Beatles: Rock Band game.A video review of the soon to be released Beatles: Rock Band game.

I'm itching to try this game out, the visuals look fantastic. Apparently my Guitar Hero World Tour controller will work just fine for this game (which is nice).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:30 AM | Tags (6) | beatles | gametrailers | gaming | review | rockband | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

Some video games you can play that may help you relieve some unwanted stress.Some video games you can play that may help you relieve some unwanted stress.

I am a huge Peggle addict, there I admitted it. The iPhone version is a joy to play.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:06 AM | Tags (6) | bejeweled | gaming | peggle | stress | videogames | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.

It still seems a little inappropriate that Kurt Cobain is included as a playable character. And even more so after watching this YouTube clip. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (7) | ars | cobain | gaming | guitarhero | review | silly | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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