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Thursday: September 24, 2009

Want to know the furthest distance between two McDonald's joints?Want to know the furthest distance between two McDonald's joints?

...McDonald’s cluster at the population centers and hug the highway grid.  East of the Mississippi, there’s wall-to-wall coverage, except for a handful of meager gaps centered on the Adirondacks, inland Maine, the Everglades, and outlying West Virginia.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 3:30 PM | Tags (9) | mcdonalds | fastfood | distance | points | visualization | food | data | highways | coverage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 101 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Internet Explorer runs ten times faster with Google Chrome Frame plugin.Internet Explorer runs ten times faster with Google Chrome Frame plugin.

Something tells me that Microsoft won't be too happy about this little bit of news.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:23 PM | Tags (9) | microsoft | google | plugin | faster | internetexplorer | ie | browser | chrome | frame |  | 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


Monday: August 10, 2009

McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.

A national advertising campaign started in May helped lift McCafe espresso-based drinks to about 5 percent of total sales in the U.S. Low-priced menu items drove sales in the U.K. and France, and longer store hours boosted demand in Australia, McDonald’s said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:36 PM | Tags (7) | food | fast | coffee | mcdonalds | mccafe | espresso | profits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

JetBlue and United to try and sell last minute airline seats via Twitter.JetBlue and United to try and sell last minute airline seats via Twitter.

JetBlue has 'Cheeps', United has 'Twares'. See what they did there?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | airlines | fast | jetblue | seats | twitter | united |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

Have a peek at the world's fastest remote-controlled car.Have a peek at the world's fastest remote-controlled car.

...and building your own will only set you back about four grand.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 3:57 PM | Tags (6) | records | remote | controlled | car | fast | mph |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Soon you'll be able to grab a Big Mac while charging your electric car.Soon you'll be able to grab a Big Mac while charging your electric car.

...a new North Carolina McDonald's will include electric vehicle (EV) recharging stations, part of the ChargePoint network. While you stuff your face, your car could be stuffing its battery.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:15 PM | Tags (6) | mcdonalds | environment | electric | cars | vehicle | fastfood |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Five clever ways in which theme parks can bleed you for extra money.Five clever ways in which theme parks can bleed you for extra money.

Had no idea Six Flags and Universal charged for the 'fast pass' concept.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 2:21 PM | Tags (6) | disney | fastpass | themeparks | sixflags | universal | money |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Firefox 3.5 officially released and available for your upgrading pleasure.Firefox 3.5 officially released and available for your upgrading pleasure.

According to Mozilla, Firefox 3.5 is more than twice as fast as Firefox 3, and ten times as fast as Firefox 2. It would appear that speed is the name of the game with this update. I like speed, speed is good.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:10 PM | Tags (5) | faster | firefox | speed | upgrade | versions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Want to start having a lighter lunch? Try drinking a glass of milk in the morning.Want to start having a lighter lunch? Try drinking a glass of milk in the morning.

Particular substances present in milk such as whey protein and casein have been found to suppress appetite in animal and human studies. Fruit juice is nutritious in its own right and we encourage people to continue having their fruit juice during the day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 3:38 PM | Tags (5) | health | milk | meals | lunch | breakfast |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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