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Wednesday: March 10, 2010

World's first jetpack for consumers officially on sale over in New Zealand.World's first jetpack for consumers officially on sale over in New Zealand.

Welcome to the future, here is your jetpack. Oh, we'll need to make sure that your check in the amou nt of $86,000 clears before we can let you just fly away. Buy now and get a free a ballistic parachute with purchase.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:19 PM | Tags (8) | commercial | consumers | flight | future | jetpacks | newzealand | parachute | personal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Five must-see museum exhibits to give you an added dose of culture this Spring.Five must-see museum exhibits to give you an added dose of culture this Spring.

Looking for something different to do on those otherwise boring Spring days? Try stopping by a museum or two this Spring to catch up on some of the finer things (as it relates to art) that you may have been missing. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 2:51 PM | Tags (10) | art | artsy | exhibitions | guide | installations | manhattan | museums | mustsee | newyorkcity | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.

An electrically powered, room-temperature, infrared laser for laptop computers is still years away, however, cautioned Michel. If and when those laptops do arrive, they will be powerful -- more powerful in fact than even today's supercomputers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:28 PM | Tags (9) | interwebs | speed | light | plaid | spaceballs | abcnews | lasers | super | computers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A review of the Final Fantasy XIII experience, thirty minutes in.A review of the Final Fantasy XIII experience, thirty minutes in.

After reading this quick review I now find myself sitting here staring at my newly purchased copy of of Final Fantasy XIII and asking the box questions I know it can't answer. I'll let you know how this all turns out.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:23 PM | Tags (8) | finalfantasy | gaming | hellforge | linear | minutes | review | rpg | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Daily Grind: Fantastic

Name: Vin (aka hat tipper)
How Vin feels today: Fantastic @ 2:11:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To continue absorption of certain programming material for a certain mobile platform in a certain amount of uncertain time.

Music Stuck in Head: Electrocute / God Street Wine
Mostly in honor of the recent God Street Wine reunion announcement that was just recently posted. Must. Contain. Excitement. Link here for those interested.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue containing excitement
  • Attempt to purchase tickets to said reunion shows first
  • Seems like it's a good week to be a fan of jambands past and present
  • And by 'present' meaning this little Phish link that popped up this week
  • Attend movie in full-on Avatar costume for giggles (since it will most likely be in 3D and all)
  • Ben Stiller FTW - abandon previous to-do item 
  • Get back to iPhone development

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:11 PM | Tags (13) | avatar | benstiller | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | godstreetwine | gsw | iphone | jambands | music | newyorkcity | nyc | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A review of Final Fantasy XIII via the folks over at Wired.A review of Final Fantasy XIII via the folks over at Wired.

Long story short: some of the elements you've come to know and love in Final Fantasy are simply gone in favor of a much, much more linear story. That aside, I'll still be buying it when it comes out tomorrow. Chocobos!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | finalfantasy | gaming | linear | ps3 | review | videogames | wired | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Jon Stewart and the Daily Show take ChatRoulette for a spin.Jon Stewart and the Daily Show take ChatRoulette for a spin.

The Internet is like mexican food, every site has the same ingredients - just in different combinations. But go ahead and investigate, I wonder what your reporters will find on this video-based anonymous stranger-finder.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 3:47 PM | Tags (7) | chat | chatroulette | dailyshow | funny | ingredients | interwebs | jonstewart |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Daily Show and Colbert Report pulled off of Hulu via the suits at Viacom.Daily Show and Colbert Report pulled off of Hulu via the suits at Viacom.

As of March 9, Hulu will lose the rights to the two half-hour shows, but that doesn't mean they're disappearing from the Internet entirely. Full episodes will still be streamed on TheDailyShow.com and ColbertNation.com.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:53 AM | Tags (7) | colbert | colbertreport | dailyshow | hulu | jonstewart | stephencolbert | viacom |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


NASA has discovered an abundant amount of water on the moon.NASA has discovered an abundant amount of water on the moon.

The quantity of water present at the lunar poles is significant,' Spudis writes; 'at the north pole alone, the 600 million metric tons of water there -- turned into rocket fuel -- is enough to launch the equivalent of one Space Shuttle (735 mT of propellant) per day for over 2000 years.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:36 AM | Tags (10) | nasa | water | abcnews | space | moon | planet | orbit | rocket | fuel | tons |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Internet manages to overtake print consumptionin the U.S. according to Ars Technica.Internet manages to overtake print consumptionin the U.S. according to Ars Technica.

Only 17 percent said they read the print version of a national newspaper, however, and 50 percent said they read local papers. According to Pew, newspapers were most likely to be read by people who were over 50 or those who don't own cell phones — yikes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:42 AM | Tags (9) | ars | technica | newspapers | online | decline | stats | national | magazines | local |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Always wanted to know what the ten most addictive sounds in the world are?Always wanted to know what the ten most addictive sounds in the world are?

On the list of overall sounds (both branded and non-branded), the sound of a baby giggling grabbed the number one spot, but chip manufacturer Intel's distinctive chime came in at number two. The sound of a vibrating cell phone ranked third.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 11:04 AM | Tags (9) | sounds | abcnews | addictive | advertising | intel | chimes | giggling | baby | vibrations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.

The patents themselves are very explicit, and appear to deal with the very specific application of methods and even software, some of it bearing Xerox trademarks. Theoretically, such methods could be used in the dissemination of live repositories of information.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:54 AM | Tags (11) | betanews | borrowed | google | lawsuit | methods | query | repositiories | search | software | trademarks | xerox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

What do you want written on your wireless tombstone? PLACE DEVICE HERE.What do you want written on your wireless tombstone? PLACE DEVICE HERE.

Objecs announced today that it has developed 'enhanced memorial products' that add Near Field Communications tags to cemetery markers, which allow text and photos to be 'embedded' in a headstone and retrieved whenever a cell phone is touched against its surface.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:35 AM | Tags (9) | wireless | tombstones | betanews | communications | grave | morbid | mobile | phones | touch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

No, Google does not make you stupid according to recently conducted survey.No, Google does not make you stupid according to recently conducted survey.

The impetus for the survey apparently came from a summer 2009 article in the Atlantic Monthly, in which author Nicholas Carr suggested that the ease of browsing and searching on the Web was steadily degrading people’s ability to concentrate and think.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:47 AM | Tags (9) | browsing | concentration | eweek | google | interwebs | skimming | stupid | survey | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

A collection of weird places in which some version of Tetris has been placed.A collection of weird places in which some version of Tetris has been placed.

From graphic calculators to PIN terminals, it looks more and more like there really isn't a device that can't play Tetris. Also, that watch pictured in the thumbnail is quite stylish. Just look at that bling!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:45 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | videogames | tetris | weird | betanews | handheld | screens | strange |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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