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Monday: December 28, 2009

Rare overly blue moon to make appearance on New Year's Eve.Rare overly blue moon to make appearance on New Year's Eve.

This year's blue moon, though, will give New Year's Eve something special — a full moon to which wackier-than-usual-behavior among revelers is often attributed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:42 AM | Tags (7) | blue | cycle | full | mercurynews | moon | rare | thursday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Ten things Microsoft managed to do right in 2009.Ten things Microsoft managed to do right in 2009.

Microsoft didn't have all that bad of a year all things considered. But don't get too excited, BetaNews has also compiled a list of everything that Microsoft did wrong in 2009 as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:43 AM | Tags (6) | betanews | events | launch | microsoft | right | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

A seventy minute video review as to why The Phantom Menace was absolutely horrible.A seventy minute video review as to why The Phantom Menace was absolutely horrible.

For those of us who consider the the original trilogy the gospel of movies this review is a great and entertaining watch. It's also funny as hell. Now sit back, grab some blue milk, and enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 10:08 AM | Tags (13) | arc | examples | fanboy | geek | georgelucas | menace | phantom | plot | protagonist | reviews | starwars | story | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, it's quite possible for someone to marry a video game character.Yes, it's quite possible for someone to marry a video game character.

The newlyweds, who went on a honeymoon to Guam, now go on dates around Tokyo, with SAL9000 taking pictures of Nene, installed in his Nintendo DS, in front of famous landmarks and then posting them on social networking sites.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 8:22 AM | Tags (10) | abcnews | character | ds | honeymoon | marriage | nintendo | silly | simulation | strange | videogame |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Some of the world's most extravagant meals that you can enjoy, if you have the cash.Some of the world's most extravagant meals that you can enjoy, if you have the cash.

Dinner In The Sky 'People were getting bored with just going to the same old restaurants,' says David Ghysels, the Belgian entrepreneur who created this movable restaurant suspended by a crane.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 4:19 PM | Tags (6) | food | abcnews | expensive | extravagant | cash | money |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The Big Dipper constellation gets an upgrade via brand new star addition.The Big Dipper constellation gets an upgrade via brand new star addition.

Alcor, the bright star that forms the bend in the dipper's 'handle,' has a dim red dwarf star orbiting it.  They've put out this very pretty image, in which Alcor is renamed Alcor A, and its newly-found satellite star is called Alcor B.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:39 AM | Tags (10) | abcnews | addition | alcor | bigdipper | formation | improvement | satellite | space | star | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

Variety to start charging for their online news in the very near future.Variety to start charging for their online news in the very near future.

I'd like to consider myself a bit of a movie nerd so I'll check out Variety.com from time to time to see what's going on in tinsel town. I don't think I'll be handing over my credit card to them anytime soon to read their news though, sorry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:58 PM | Tags (6) | creditcard | news | online | paywall | variety | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


David Pogue reviews the Barnes and Knoble  Nook e-reader.David Pogue reviews the Barnes and Knoble Nook e-reader.

Unfortunately, we, the salivating public, might be afflicted with a little holiday disease of our own: Sucker Syndrome. Every one of the Nook’s vaunted distinctions comes fraught with buzz kill footnotes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:45 PM | Tags (5) | nook | ereader | review | nyt | davidpogue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 129 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple decides to kick a thousand apps out of the app store for gaming the system.Apple decides to kick a thousand apps out of the app store for gaming the system.

It turns out that all of the thousand applications in question were actually from the same developer. The developer was trading promotional codes in exchange for five star reviews. Apple was none too pleased hence the swifty expulsion from the app store island.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:57 AM | Tags (11) | appstore | expel | cnn | apple | kickout | developers | iphone | suspended | expulsion | promos | reviews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Facebook to start reminding all users about their current privacy settings.Facebook to start reminding all users about their current privacy settings.

As part of this initiative, all Facebook users will be prompted to review and confirm their privacy settings. The page will list the items with privacy that needs to be confirmed and give users the option to retain their existing setting or change it to a setting Facebook recommends.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 4:07 PM | Tags (5) | facebook | security | options | privacy | itnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Reuters decides to give their website a complete facelift.Reuters decides to give their website a complete facelift.

Although the source article is about the redesign itself, you can try out the brand new Reuters website design on their brand new website. Very clean and gives emphasis properly to what a news site is supposed to give emphasis to, the news. CNN, please study this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:52 PM | Tags (7) | cnn | design | homepage | news | overhaul | redesign | reuters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


You can now preview entire albums in the iTunes Store with just one click.You can now preview entire albums in the iTunes Store with just one click.

A neat little feature that will spin through the previews for entire albums rather than having to go through track by track which is certainly a time-saver. Apparently Amazon's MP3 service has had this feature for quite some time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:46 PM | Tags (5) | album | all | itunes | preview | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Five 2009 predicitions that widely missed the mark.Five 2009 predicitions that widely missed the mark.

A slew of nutty tech predictions that as the headline states, were just way off. Google is still quite strong, 2009 was certainly not the last year of the retail CD (thanks in part to The Beatles remasters), and no - we're not immortal yet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:46 AM | Tags (7) | 2009 | betanews | cds | immortal | media | predictions | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top ten gadgets of the decade according to ABC News.The top ten gadgets of the decade according to ABC News.

You will be shocked to know that Apple holds two positiions for two different products on this list. Can you guess which two products those are? If you said Mighty Mouse, please go back to your corner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:31 AM | Tags (9) | abcnews | apple | decade | digicams | gadgets | gps | iphone | ipod | netbooks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Have a look at the top ten Bing searches of 2009.Have a look at the top ten Bing searches of 2009.

Here, I'll spoil it for you: Michael Jackson took the number one position still managing to break all kinds of records even after his untimely demise (insert signature MJ 'hee-hee' sound right here).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | microsoft | bing | search | terms | 2009 | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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