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Monday: April 12, 2010

Best Buy now selling that Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader.Best Buy now selling that Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader.

This should certainly ramp up the potential exposure that The Nook receives with these added purchase locations. Although, I'm not sure if it will really help as most Best Buy locations are also selling Apple's iPad. Side by side, The Nook looks a little shabby at it's current price tag.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 12:48 PM | Tags (8) | barnesknoble | bestbuy | device | ereader | gadget | nook | purchase | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 5, 2010

The ten most surprising things about the Apple iPad according to Yahoo.The ten most surprising things about the Apple iPad according to Yahoo.

Today, though, I was finally able to put Skype on the iPad to the test: I loaded it up, logged into my (for-pay) Skype Out account, and dialed 777-FILM. The next thing I heard? 'Hello, welcome to Moviefone!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:17 AM | Tags (7) | gadget | apple | ipad | surprises | yahoo | device | skype |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 65 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, the Apple iPad has already been jailbroken - it only took one day.Yes, the Apple iPad has already been jailbroken - it only took one day.

A jailbreak was virtually expected following the iPad's launch, but the rapid discovery has shown that the iPhone 3.2 firmware used on the device hasn't patched all of the security holes that were present in the 3.1.3 code.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:52 AM | Tags (9) | ipad | jailbroken | apple | device | gadget | macnn | crack | holes | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

Apple posts several guided tour videos for the soon to be released iPad.Apple posts several guided tour videos for the soon to be released iPad.

Want to know just whats it like to read a e-book on the new iPad? Want to know how you'll be checking your email? Apple now has eleven videos online that demo pretty much everything you need to know and they show off a great deal of the interface and overall aesthetic of the device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 5:57 AM | Tags (7) | guided | tour | apple | ipad | gadget | video | aesthetic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

Twenty geeky gadgets for growing plants indoors.Twenty geeky gadgets for growing plants indoors.

Yes, it's quite possible (with a little soldering) to see how your plants are doing by way of their personal Twitter updates. Through those updates you'll know if your beloved plants require water and/or more sunlight all through Twitter. In other news, your plants are on Twitter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:04 AM | Tags (8) | gadgets | geeky | green | growing | interwebs | nerdy | plants | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

A list of bathroom tech advancements that you may not have previously known about.A list of bathroom tech advancements that you may not have previously known about.

MSNBC uncovers sixteen new tidbits of technology and gadgets spe cifically for your beloved throne room (aka the bathroom).  Some are interesting while some are just plain wacky - unless heated toilet seats are of particular interest to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 4:21 PM | Tags (10) | bathroom | gadgets | msnbc | ridiculous | silly | strange | techie | heated | toilet | seat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

This time around Apple says if your iPad battery fails, you get a brand new iPad.This time around Apple says if your iPad battery fails, you get a brand new iPad.

Sure, it's a minor inconvenience when the battery in your Apple device won't hold a charge but in this case at least you'll be getting an entirely new device when and if it actually fails. The swap will set you back $99 bucks (plus shipping).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | apple | battery | gadget | ipad | replacement | swap | unremovable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Sony to start selling 3D-capable televisions starting this June.Sony to start selling 3D-capable televisions starting this June.

Included are two pairs of Sony's 3-D glasses, as well as a camera sensor on each unit that will adjust sound and picture quality based on viewers' positions. A remote control button enables the switch from a regular 2-D image to 3-D.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:07 AM | Tags (7) | sony | gadgets | 3d | televisions | glasses | june | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Apple's iPad will be officially available on April 3rd to those willing to camp out to get it.Apple's iPad will be officially available on April 3rd to those willing to camp out to get it.

Ok, so maybe there won't be as much of a demand as there was for the iPhone to warrant people camping days before the actual release but one can never tell. I'll stop by the great glass cube on Fifth that day and let you know.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:04 PM | Tags (8) | apple | camp | campers | device | gadget | ipad | release | sale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Sony looking to give Apple some viable competition in the portable arena.Sony looking to give Apple some viable competition in the portable arena.

Sony engineers are toiling away on “a portable device that blurs distinctions among a netbook, an e-reader and a PlayStation Portable.” It will also knit in tightly with Sony’s iTunes-like media store, a marketplace for music, video and games set to debut later this month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 4:16 PM | Tags (11) | apple | competition | digitaltrends | ereader | gadget | gaming | iphone | netbook | portable | psp | sony |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Samsung pulls the curtain back on Internet-capable fridge.Samsung pulls the curtain back on Internet-capable fridge.

A fancy new Internet-enabled refrigerator will set you back about two grand according to this Yahoo article. Your cold cuts can finally have their very own spot on the information superhighway. Welcome to the future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:34 AM | Tags (9) | samsung | yahoo | fridge | internet | gadgets | coldcuts | highway | interwebs | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 18, 2010

Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.

Here are the Cliff's Notes for the lazy folks: touch capability, color, flexibility, better software and more contrast. I'd like to add the word 'iPad' in there as a sixth thing that will be a contributing factor to making these devices better as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:40 AM | Tags (11) | ereaders | books | 2010 | wired | ipad | apple | color | flexibility | software | contrast | gadgets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.

Cheer up, once you download one of the books you can always re-key it, re-typeset it and then import back to iPad. See? There's always an easy way to get around digital rights management.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:46 AM | Tags (8) | apple | ebooks | ibooks | store | ereader | device | gadget | ipad |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft pulls the curtain back on their brand new Zune-like Phone.Microsoft pulls the curtain back on their brand new Zune-like Phone.

That's quite an interesting user interface that Microsoft has come up with for this device and I wonder how useful it will actually be in day-to-day use. Also, I appreciate their underlying message/tactic of designing the gadget to be the complete opposite of the iPhone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:42 AM | Tags (8) | microsoft | phone | zune | competition | interface | internet | gadgets | device |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Twelve cool products for your kitchen that you not have previously known about.Twelve cool products for your kitchen that you not have previously known about.

Now you can dispense butter in a way you have always dreamed about - with a single click. Other products on this list may coerce you to pull out the credit card as well. Happy eating.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:47 AM | Tags (5) | gadgets | kitchen | toxel | neat | products |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 78 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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