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Thursday: January 7, 2010

Project Natal to be available for your Xbox 360 next holiday season.Project Natal to be available for your Xbox 360 next holiday season.

Controller-free gaming will be yours for the taking sometime before the year is out. There is still no word on how much this thing will cost but you can take comfort in knowing that it will work with all current Xbox 360 systems. Joy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:57 AM | Tags (9) | 2010 | 360 | gaming | handsfree | holidays | natal | videogames | wireless | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Park ranger over in New Hampshire finds Big Foot, says he needs permit.Park ranger over in New Hampshire finds Big Foot, says he needs permit.

He was dressed as Bigfoot when a park ranger put a stop to his performance art project. Doyle didn't have a permit. But the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union Foundation argues that Doyle's free speech rights were violated.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:44 AM | Tags (6) | bigfoot | newhampshire | kmov | permit | ranger | freespeech |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Free coffee available to New Jersey Turnpike drivers on New Year's Eve.Free coffee available to New Jersey Turnpike drivers on New Year's Eve.

Not a bad idea at all. Officials hope this will help drivers fight off fatigue and make it home safe and sound. Other locations seem to be following suit, 7-11 (at least in Tuscon) is giving away free cups of joe as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 9:26 AM | Tags (8) | caffeine | coffee | designated | free | newjersey | newyears | safe | turnpike |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Seventeen interesting tricks of the body you may not have previously known about.Seventeen interesting tricks of the body you may not have previously known about.

“Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too,” says Abo. “In compensating, it overheats, causing an ice-cream headache.” The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your headache will subside.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | body | tricks | health | fyi | brain | freeze | tips | ice | cream |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 59 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

Free wifi access is coming to your local McDonald's joint.Free wifi access is coming to your local McDonald's joint.

You formerly had to pony up $2.95 to use wireless access at any of their fast food locations - but Ronald says no more! This latest move is marked effort to try and make each McDonald's location a 'destination' rather than you know, somewhere you go just for fast food.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:03 AM | Tags (8) | access | coffee | destination | free | mcdonalds | starbucks | thestreet | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A collection of the most popular free Mac downloads of 2009.A collection of the most popular free Mac downloads of 2009.

Some interesting bits of free software to try out if you haven't already. I still haven't gotten around to testing out Google Chrome on the beloved Mac. I'll be giving that a whirl today. Also, it's a shame that Magnifique doesn't work with Snow Leopard - would've liked to try that one out as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:38 AM | Tags (10) | apple | applications | downloads | free | gizmodo | itunes | library | mac | macosx | popular |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Apple offers up a free holiday sampler in the iTunes Store just for you.Apple offers up a free holiday sampler in the iTunes Store just for you.

'Sampler' in my opinion, is the wrong word in this case as Apple is essentially giving away TWENTY tracks of free holiday music. Head on over to iTunes and snatch this up while it's still available. You'll get to hear Weezer do a rocking rendition of 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:37 PM | Tags (9) | album | apple | free | holidays | itunes | lp | music | sampler | tracks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Some lessons regarding pinball economics that you may not have previously known about.Some lessons regarding pinball economics that you may not have previously known about.

The early versions of this algorithm were crude, essentially targeting a weighted moving average.  But later implementations were more sophisticated.  The goal was to ensure that a fixed percentage, say the top 5% of all scores would win a free game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:28 AM | Tags (7) | algorithm | average | economics | free | game | pinball | replay |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 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


Monday: November 16, 2009

Twenty brand new high quality free fonts just for you.Twenty brand new high quality free fonts just for you.

Need some new fonts for your design arsenal? Smashing Magazine is here to the recue to perk up your library. They encourage you to read up license agreements before using these fonts - just in case.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:40 AM | Tags (6) | design | fonts | free | high | quality | smashing |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Google offering up free wifi at forty-seven airports for the holidays.Google offering up free wifi at forty-seven airports for the holidays.

Free you say? What's the catch you ask? You'll be prompted to set Google as your homepage and to give their Chrome browser a whirl if you haven't already. Not a bad tradeoff really. Merry holidays from Google to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | airports | chrome | free | google | holidays | homepage | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

A list of ten clever fixes for your potentially broken stuff.A list of ten clever fixes for your potentially broken stuff.

I've heard of great success stories from people who have accidentally drowned their cellular device and then miraculously brought it back to life using the rice bowl drainage trick. Personally, I was not so successful with the frozen hard drive fix. Oh well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 8:09 AM | Tags (7) | gadgets | fixes | tips | lifehacker | rice | freezing | harddrive |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

A collection of the best free fonts of 2009 thus far.A collection of the best free fonts of 2009 thus far.

Need some inspiration by way of lettering? These fonts are a great addition to any designer's arsenal of fonts. The fact that they are free is also good. I like free and I'm gueeing you will too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:59 AM | Tags (9) | 2009 | design | development | fonts | free | graphics | layout | list | webdesignledger |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Telltale giving away free episode of Wallace & Gromit through November 9th.Telltale giving away free episode of Wallace & Gromit through November 9th.

You too can celebrate twenty years of Wallace and Gromit by playing a video game starring Wallace and Gromit. They've also discounted the full season to just twenty bucks. Cracking toast, Gromit!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:50 PM | Tags (8) | adventure | anniversary | free | gaming | gromit | telltale | videogames | wallace |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Seven weird and wonderful vehicles from this year's Tokyo auto show.Seven weird and wonderful vehicles from this year's Tokyo auto show.

Hey look at that, whitewall tires might be making a comeback. Also, with that bubble top doesn't this look a little bit like the concept car Homer Simpson once tried to build?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:39 AM | Tags (10) | werid | strange | wonderful | vehicles | concepts | tokyo | auto | show | automobile | freep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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