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Tuesday: December 18, 2012

TIME pulls the curtain back on short list for 2012 Person of the Year.TIME pulls the curtain back on short list for 2012 Person of the Year.

All eight candidates appeared on TIME’s online reader poll, but none took first place. TIME’s online voters have already revealed their choice for this year’s top newsmaker: Kim Jong Un. More than 5.6 million people voted for the supreme leader of North Korea, although his results and those of other high scorers got a boost from members of Internet forums like 4Chan. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:17 PM | Tags (7) | time | person | year | 2012 | interesting | voters | 4chan |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 9, 2011

Bret Victor's not-so-brief rant on the future of interaction design.Bret Victor's not-so-brief rant on the future of interaction design.

If you haven't seen Microsoft's video entailing what they think the future of technology holds, you should watch it (readily available on source URL as an embedded clip). So watch that video and then read Victor's thoughts on the matter. That being said, I do have a minor point of contention. I did get some hands-on time with a Kinect-enabled Xbox 360 this past weekend and it was a fun, dare I say, semi-magical experience. I highly reccomend Double Fine's Once Upon a Monster (even the demo is fun). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:39 AM | Tags (10) | apple | design | future | hands | interaction | microsoft | rant | tactile | touch | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 25, 2011

Amazon decides to suspend sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld.Amazon decides to suspend sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld.

A heads up to anyone thinking of purchasing a shiny new Nintendo 3DS from Amazon.com, you can't right now. You'll have to go to a local retailer (edit: or a non-Amazon marketplace seller) , at least for now, to get your hands on one. The official word from Amazon is that there may be something wrong with the method in which the handheld is shipped or the way in which shipping is described. Huh?  

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:29 AM | Tags (8) | 3ds | amazon | halt | handheld | nintendo | orders | shipping | suspend |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.

...we didn’t anticipate offering DVD only plans. Since then we have realized that there is still a very large continuing demand for DVDs both from our existing members as well as non-members. Given the long life we think DVDs by mail will have, treating DVDs as a $2 add on to our unlimited streaming plan neither makes great financial sense nor satisfies people who just want DVDs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:07 PM | Tags (8) | changes | dvds | mail | netflix | plans | separate | streaming | unlimited |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Everything you wanted to know about the Facebook privacy war.Everything you wanted to know about the Facebook privacy war.

Wired goes into detail about all the recent privacy changes that Facebook has recently undergone and what they mean to you and your data. Long story short, make sure your privacy settings are all up to snuff (or cancel your account).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:03 AM | Tags (8) | changes | data | facebook | privacy | settings | war | wired | writeup |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Warner would really like you to upgrade your DVD collection over to Blu-ray.Warner would really like you to upgrade your DVD collection over to Blu-ray.

Do you have a whole bunch of Warner movies still festering on DVD? If those DVDs happen to be in their small list of seventy-five titles - you can upgrade them over to that fancy new Blu-ray format... for a small fee. What, did you think it was free? Silly human.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | bluray | warner | dvd | exchange | program | betanews | fee | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

New study discovers that frequent password changes are basically useless.New study discovers that frequent password changes are basically useless.

someone who obtains your password will use it immediately, not sit on it for weeks until you have a chance to change it. 'That’s about as likely as a crook lifting a house key and then waiting until the lock is changed before sticking it in the door,' the Globe says.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 3:27 PM | Tags (6) | changes | frequent | passwords | security | security | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.

Yes folks, you might want to think twice the next time you catch a quick snooze on the back row of a commercial airline flight. You may end up in a part of the airport  that you did not quite expect (or a different destination entirely).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 2:59 PM | Tags (10) | airline | back | canada | commercial | destination | flight | hangar | row | sleep | vancouver |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Turns out that most iPad owners already own an iPhone or another Mac. Who knew?Turns out that most iPad owners already own an iPhone or another Mac. Who knew?

About 66 percent of those surveyed said that they currently own an iPhone. A whopping 99 percent of those iPhone owners say they will use their handset in conjunction with the iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:48 AM | Tags (7) | ipad | iphone | apple | mac | cnet | survey | handset |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 25, 2010

Looking for a coat hanger that shows off your geek cred? Look no further.Looking for a coat hanger that shows off your geek cred? Look no further.

Yet another lovely albeit slightly nerdy addition to any home or office which also happens to be great blend of form and function all at once. These pixelated hanger will set you back just twenty bucks each.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:36 AM | Tags (10) | 8bit | coat | form | function | hand | hangers | icon | nerdy | point | purchase |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Ten signs that you might just be obsessed with the Star Wars saga.Ten signs that you might just be obsessed with the Star Wars saga.

Yes folks, if have this many toys on display for public view in your home you probably have an unhealthy obsession with that galaxy far, far away. And no, this picture is not of my living room.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 4:37 PM | Tags (8) | actionfigures | fanboy | fandom | hansolo | lukeskywalker | obsessed | starwars | toys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Unique ways in which to hide an elephant through the sneaky eye of Photoshop.Unique ways in which to hide an elephant through the sneaky eye of Photoshop.

Remember that Loony Tunes episode where everyone sees a pink elephant walking around in some form or another? This is kind of like that - well, except the elephant isn't pink.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:39 AM | Tags (8) | elephant | sneaky | photoshop | manipulation | hiding | worth1000 | cartoons | fun |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 23, 2010

Nintendo would like you to know that a 3D-capable handheld system is on the way.Nintendo would like you to know that a 3D-capable handheld system is on the way.

No real details yet but Nintendo says that they will definitely have more information by the time this year's E3 expo comes around (this June - just a couple more months).  Goodie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:57 AM | Tags (9) | 3d | consoles | dsi | e3 | gaming | handheld | nintendo | videogames | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 22, 2010

Palm not doing so well these days thanks to poor sales and lagging stock.Palm not doing so well these days thanks to poor sales and lagging stock.

Analysts and news outlets already seem to running a countdown on just when exactly Palm will go belly up and call it day. I  wonder which major company will rise to the occasion and snatch up Palm for themselves should that event arise.  

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:37 AM | Tags (10) | business | device | handset | mobile | palm | pre | sales | slump | webos | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Announcement from Cisco on Tuesday promises to 'forever change the Internet'.Announcement from Cisco on Tuesday promises to 'forever change the Internet'.

Cisco has clearly stated is designed to bring the company's highly acclaimed enterprise Telepresence video system into consumer living rooms, there may be enough of the sewing done to talk now about exactly how Cisco will deliver new end-to-end Web 2.0 capabilities...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:58 PM | Tags (10) | announcement | change | cisco | consumers | enterprise | forbes | internet | interwebs | livingroom | web20 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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