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Monday: January 7, 2013

New Lego Mindstorm sets come with iOS and Android support right out of the box.New Lego Mindstorm sets come with iOS and Android support right out of the box.

Its updated Mindstorms EV3 runs on new Linux firmware that's ready for Android and iOS control out of the box, creates an overall more hackable platform and allows further programming on the core Intelligent Brick itself; accordingly, there's an SD card slot for local storage. A built-in infrared sensor expands the possibilities for a more autonomous design, as well -- Lego suggests that EV3 constructs can follow other moving gadgets, or even their creators, around the room.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:46 PM | Tags (7) | lego | mindstorms | mobile | infrared | engadget | ios | android |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: January 2, 2013

New version of iOS starts appearing in developer logs.New version of iOS starts appearing in developer logs.

Developers have started noticing some curious entries in there log files regarding a new version of Apple's iOS operating system. The current version of iOS is six but references to iOS 7 are being found. Along with the new version of iOS a new iPhone hardware identifier has been unearthed as well. Look forward to iPhone 6 sometime in the near future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:17 AM | Tags (6) | iphone | ios | developers | macrumors | hardware | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 10, 2012

Australian police issue warning about using maps on iOS 6 for driving directions.Australian police issue warning about using maps on iOS 6 for driving directions.

Local Police have been called to assist distressed motorists who have become stranded within the Murray-Sunset National Park after following directions on their Apple iPhone. Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura. Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees, making this a potentially life threatening issue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:32 AM | Tags (9) | victoria | police | apple | ios | mapping | stranded | australia | maps | app |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Next version of iOS to bring bluetooth keyboard support to the Apple TV.Next version of iOS to bring bluetooth keyboard support to the Apple TV.

Navigating around on Apple TV isn't exactly all that fun of an experience. Adding the ability for a keyboard (or some other form of navigation device) would definetly be helpful. Interesting to note that 9to5mac also points to rumors of an updated Apple TV coming out sometime this fall.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:46 PM | Tags (10) | 9to5mac | apple | appletv | apps | bluetooth | ios5 | keyboard | support | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

Verizon's HUB product discontinued just six monthes after it was released.Verizon's HUB product discontinued just six monthes after it was released.

Yikes - put this product in the 'never speak of again' file. Why didn't they pair this device with their FiOS offering from the beginning? Seems like common sense. Also, people don't seem to be fond of additional monthly fees.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:42 AM | Tags (7) | hub | verizon | betanews | fail | fios | discontinued | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Blockbuster would really like a bigger piece of the DVD rental kiosk business.Blockbuster would really like a bigger piece of the DVD rental kiosk business.

By mid-2010, there are expected to be 10,000 Blockbuster Express kiosks staking out locations with a big blue box.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:42 AM | Tags (6) | videos | rentals | kiosks | redbox | blockbuster | business |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

A list of the top ten college towns in America.A list of the top ten college towns in America.

It's nice to see my alma mater squeak in at number ten. I'm long overdue for a slice of pizza from Antonio's.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 12:55 PM | Tags (7) | amherst | antonios | college | mass | pizza | towns | umass |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 3, 2009

YouTube would like to jump into the online movie rental business.YouTube would like to jump into the online movie rental business.

One studio executive familiar with the talks downplayed the significance of the talks, saying no deals have been struck and the conversations are at best in the early stages.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:36 AM | Tags (4) | movies | rentals | studios | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

New director at the helm for upcoming Bioshock movie adaptation.New director at the helm for upcoming Bioshock movie adaptation.

Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) is out, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) is in.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 8:10 AM | Tags (4) | bioshock | directors | movies | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Radio Shack starts to rebrand itself as just 'The Shack'.Radio Shack starts to rebrand itself as just 'The Shack'.

Apparently, all of their friends call them The Shack. What, you didn't know?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:23 AM | Tags (5) | design | logo | radioshack | rebrand | shack |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 15, 2009

Sequel to BioShock won't be coming out until sometime in 2010.Sequel to BioShock won't be coming out until sometime in 2010.

Some additional time for programming is neccesary says Take-Two.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:17 AM | Tags (3) | bioshock | delay | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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