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Thursday: March 4, 2010

Steam gaming platform most likely coming to the Mac platform in the very near future.Steam gaming platform most likely coming to the Mac platform in the very near future.

There are currently over a thousand games on the Steam distribution system that Mac users may get access to sooner than later. Now you just need to find yourself a Mac with a decent enough graphics card to play some of these fine games (sadly, my wimpy MacBook Intel GMA card will most likely not cut it).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:00 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | platform | mac | steam | videogames | apple | laptop | graphics | capability |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.

Twitter is effectively one giant news feed, to the extent that it clearly has influenced some of the changes that Facebook made to its own feed technology. That reaction could be alarmist. And yet prominent figures elsewhere in the social-media world don't seem thrilled.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:28 AM | Tags (8) | facebook | copyright | patent | lawsuits | cnet | social | networking | reform |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Mobile firms get together create viable competitor to Apple's app store.Mobile firms get together create viable competitor to Apple's app store.

Not one, not two, not three, but twenty-four mobile providers will take part in this effort to kill off Apple's dominance in this arena. It kind of reminds of when the Destructicons would band together to form Devastator. The problem here is that the Autobots usually had Omega Supreme waiting in the wings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:55 AM | Tags (7) | apple | apps | competitor | firms | mobile | transformers | unite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to permanently erase data off of a hard drive.A handy tutorial regarding how to permanently erase data off of a hard drive.

Feeling a little insecure about your personal data on that old hard drive? Follow these steps to make sure none of that data can ever be recovered again even after you ditch the hard drive. You must destroy the platters!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:49 AM | Tags (9) | deletion | drive | erase | hard | information | permanently | security | tutorial | wikihow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Ten amazing viewing platforms from all over the world for you to gawk at.Ten amazing viewing platforms from all over the world for you to gawk at.

One of these years I'll get around to doing some form of a vacation/family trip that includes a 'skywalk' of some kind on the itinerary. My choices here seem to be limited to the Grand Canyon, Wisconsin, and Chicago. I'll let you all know how I make out.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 6:40 AM | Tags (8) | crazy | dangerous | gawkworthy | heights | nature | platforms | toxel | viewing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

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


Friday: November 20, 2009

Seventeen creative hot air balloon designs just for you.Seventeen creative hot air balloon designs just for you.

It looks like Unicron and Darth Vader finally have something in common (what with the whole floating heads in space thing). What, you've never seen the original Transformers movie?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:53 PM | Tags (12) | ait | artsy | balloons | creative | darthvader | design | hot | neat | starwars | toxel | transformers | unicron |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

The top ten free Windows tools for IT professionals.The top ten free Windows tools for IT professionals.

A well-rounded list of some free applications for those of you (who may or may not be IT professionals, InfoWorld) who happen to have a predilection for tinkering under the hood with your copy of Windows.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 2:58 PM | Tags (9) | free | information | infoworld | it | microsoft | software | technology | tools | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft spills some details to developers regarding Internet Explorer 9.Microsoft spills some details to developers regarding Internet Explorer 9.

We’re looking at the performance characteristics of all the browser sub-systems as real-world sites use them. Our goal is to deliver better performance across the board for real-world sites, not just benchmarks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:51 AM | Tags (7) | internet | explorer | microsoft | ie9 | developers | details | performance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

A list of eight programs that can make your computer run faster.A list of eight programs that can make your computer run faster.

A comprehensive post that covers some software you should be using for regular computer maintenance. There is also a list of alternatives to popular software to keep your RAM usage low.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:34 AM | Tags (9) | software | computer | pc | faster | performance | makeuseof | firefox | pidgin | vlc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.

Navigator was the first commercial Web browser to be wildly successful, rapidly achieving 90 percent market share before Microsoft entered the fray and took over the market. By 2000, Netscape's market share would fall under 1 percent...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:53 PM | Tags (15) | web | browsers | history | back | safari | netscape | explorer | mosaic | opera | infoworld | interwebs | surfing | information | internet | chrome |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

The top eleven signs that Google knows way too much about you.The top eleven signs that Google knows way too much about you.

3. The feeding tube used while you're connected to the Google Collective has that minty flavor you love so much.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:53 AM | Tags (6) | bbspot | funny | google | information | privacy | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Epic Mickey project confirmed via GameInformer November issue.Epic Mickey project confirmed via GameInformer November issue.

Could this be the Fantasia equivalent of a video game from Disney? GameInformer also has a video interview with designer Warren Spector and they promise more info is yet to come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:50 AM | Tags (7) | disney | epic | fantasia | gameinformer | gaming | mickey | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Seven dogs that accomplished more than we ever will.Seven dogs that accomplished more than we ever will.

Most amazingly, Stubby managed to capture a German spy single-handedly, uncovering the bastard hiding in a bush in no-man's land and making a map of the Allied trenches.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:51 AM | Tags (4) | cracked | informative | dogs | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Want to know why new video games cost sixty bucks these days?Want to know why new video games cost sixty bucks these days?

I remember when that magic price point way back when (classic NES days) was just a mere forty dollars. Sixty is the new forty for this generation, unless your semi-intelligent and buy used (or rent).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:42 PM | Tags (6) | bestbuy | cost | gamespot | gaming | informative | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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