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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: 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


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


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Joystiq gets some hands-on time with Metroid: Other M.Joystiq gets some hands-on time with Metroid: Other M.

Nintendo has announced that the sequel will be available on June 27th and is a direct sequel to Super Metroid from the Super Nintendo days. The action is blend of side-scrolling 2D and some first-person shooter 3D. I'm sold, sign me up. More screenshots available on Joystiq.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:47 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | handson | joystiq | metroid | nintendo | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

A collection of weird places in which some version of Tetris has been placed.A collection of weird places in which some version of Tetris has been placed.

From graphic calculators to PIN terminals, it looks more and more like there really isn't a device that can't play Tetris. Also, that watch pictured in the thumbnail is quite stylish. Just look at that bling!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:45 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | videogames | tetris | weird | betanews | handheld | screens | strange |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

Adobe decides to chime in on the iPad's lack of Flash capability.Adobe decides to chime in on the iPad's lack of Flash capability.

The lack of Flash support for the iPad - and, for that matter, for the iPhone and iPod touch as well - is Apple's doing, not Adobe's. Adobe, for its part, has been eager to get Flash onto Apple's handhelds for quite some time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:51 AM | Tags (10) | adobe | apple | device | flash | gadget | handhelds | ipad | iphone | ipod | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with New Super Mario Brothers Wii.Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with New Super Mario Brothers Wii.

It's simple to pick up and play, meaning this is a game for Mario fans as well as their children. Or their wives and fathers. It's going to be hard to find a demographic that won't fall in love with this game, actually... notwithstanding cynical PC gamers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 5:31 PM | Tags (7) | nintendo | handson | ars | mario | wii | gaming | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

A collection of the world's ugliest buildings for you to gawk at.A collection of the world's ugliest buildings for you to gawk at.

Call me crazy, but I think the hand basket building is actually kind of cool rather than ugly as the article suggests. They make hand baskets after all - so the architecture works on a functional level.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 4:05 PM | Tags (6) | buildings | handbasket | leisure | travel | ugliest | ugly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

The Apple tablet may make use of both of your hands for touch input.The Apple tablet may make use of both of your hands for touch input.

The described system in the patent application would individually detect all ten fingers and separate palms on a person's hand, giving the ability to type, write, draw and interact with a device large enough to support multiple hands.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:48 AM | Tags (9) | apple | hands | input | insider | multiple | multitouch | patent | rumors | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Have a look at our beloved Milky Way courtesy of the Chandra Space Telescope.Have a look at our beloved Milky Way courtesy of the Chandra Space Telescope.

The three turquoise spots represent sources of X-ray radiation. The center spot is the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, and the two flanking spots are stars feeding material into the black hole.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:45 PM | Tags (5) | chandra | nasa | popsci | space | telescope |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

World record for longest handshake now stands at twelve hours.World record for longest handshake now stands at twelve hours.

That's a lot of handshaking and somehow Hulk Hogan managed to get involved with this as well. WATCHA GONNA DO WHEN THE HANDSHAKE RUNS WILD ON YOU? Believe it, brother.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:39 AM | Tags (5) | abc | guiness | handshake | hulkhogan | worldrecords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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