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Thursday: March 18, 2010

Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.

Microsoft has decided to give Windows XP users the finger and not allow them to use their latest and greatest web browser until they upgrade their OS over to Vista or Windows 7.  Yet another reason why I'll be sticking with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or any other superior browser.  Good work, Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 9:28 AM | Tags (11) | browsers | chrome | dumb | firefox | ie9 | internet | interwebs | microsoft | safari | software | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.

The good news is that there will be better support for web standards and a brand new JavaScript engine that promises to improve overall speed and page loading times. Bad news is that it's still Internet Explorer. You can take an early version of IE9 for a test drive on the other side of the click.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:52 AM | Tags (11) | microsoft | interwebs | version | browser | explorer | html5 | test | drive | sample | platform | preview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

A list of ten useful website analytics tools for your analytical pleasure.A list of ten useful website analytics tools for your analytical pleasure.

You may not have known but Google isn't the only game in town for getting some decent web statistics. This post covers some of the non-Google tools you can try out to gauge performance of your beloved web site or web apps.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:08 AM | Tags (8) | interwebs | tracking | stats | analytics | google | website | development | internet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.

An electrically powered, room-temperature, infrared laser for laptop computers is still years away, however, cautioned Michel. If and when those laptops do arrive, they will be powerful -- more powerful in fact than even today's supercomputers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:28 PM | Tags (9) | interwebs | speed | light | plaid | spaceballs | abcnews | lasers | super | computers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Cisco's big Internet-changing announcement? Brand new speedy routers.Cisco's big Internet-changing announcement? Brand new speedy routers.

That's right folks, this new and improved router can handle up to twelve times the speed of your now traditional non-speedy routers. Change has come to your Interwebs, be sure to hold your excitement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:15 PM | Tags (6) | cisco | interwebs | networking | reuters | router | speedy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 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


Ars Technica explains why blocking ads is devastating to the websites you love to visit.Ars Technica explains why blocking ads is devastating to the websites you love to visit.

Imagine running a restaurant where 40% of the people who came and ate didn't pay. In a way, that's what ad blocking is doing to us. Just like a restaurant, we have to pay to staff, we have to pay for resources, and we have to pay when people consume those resources. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | ads | advertising | ars | interwebs | online | technica | websites | writeup |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Jon Stewart and the Daily Show take ChatRoulette for a spin.Jon Stewart and the Daily Show take ChatRoulette for a spin.

The Internet is like mexican food, every site has the same ingredients - just in different combinations. But go ahead and investigate, I wonder what your reporters will find on this video-based anonymous stranger-finder.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 3:47 PM | Tags (7) | chat | chatroulette | dailyshow | funny | ingredients | interwebs | jonstewart |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


YouTube now has captioning for millions of videos thanks to new technology.YouTube now has captioning for millions of videos thanks to new technology.

So how did they do it? Each video now uses speech recognition technology to pick up potential spoken words from the audio track. It not may be a perfect solution but it's a great start. The technology only works on videos that contain English audio at present time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:40 AM | Tags (7) | youtube | captions | auto | technology | impaired | videos | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

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


Monday: February 22, 2010

No, Google does not make you stupid according to recently conducted survey.No, Google does not make you stupid according to recently conducted survey.

The impetus for the survey apparently came from a summer 2009 article in the Atlantic Monthly, in which author Nicholas Carr suggested that the ease of browsing and searching on the Web was steadily degrading people’s ability to concentrate and think.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:47 AM | Tags (9) | browsing | concentration | eweek | google | interwebs | skimming | stupid | survey | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Want to know just how speedy YouTube is in your area?Want to know just how speedy YouTube is in your area?

An interesting little page that I didn't know existed on YouTube's website. I'm quite surprised to see my ISP performing as well it does compared to the rest of the state of New York (or in some cases the rest of the country).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:56 AM | Tags (6) | youtube | interwebs | speed | broadband | chart | report |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

Do you think that your favorite television characters need Twitter accounts?Do you think that your favorite television characters need Twitter accounts?

My initial response fell into the negative on this subject but then I realized that some of my favorite characters would actually be pretty funny to read in some type of Twitter capacity. For your enjoyment here is a site dedicated solely to Creed quotes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:27 AM | Tags (7) | television | twitter | interwebs | media | characters | creed | theoffice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

The top nine Internet memes of 2009 according to MSNBC.The top nine Internet memes of 2009 according to MSNBC.

Covers everything from Kanye to the Internet's unflinching love of all things bacon. Now if you'll excuse me there is a three wolf moon shirt that needs to be washed before not venturing out on New Year's Eve.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:26 PM | Tags (12) | 2009 | bestof | dumb | fads | interwebs | kanyewest | memes | moon | msnbc | silly | wolf | year |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 65 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Looks like you won't be seeing any further Firefox updates until 2010.Looks like you won't be seeing any further Firefox updates until 2010.

In addition, Firefox 4.0, which had been due in 2010, now is 'aimed at late 2010 or early 2011,' with a beta due in the summer of 2010, according to Mozilla.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:46 AM | Tags (7) | browser | cnn | firefox | interwebs | software | updates | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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