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Wednesday: November 9, 2011

Nintendo hard at work to find way to use more than one tablet for their next console.Nintendo hard at work to find way to use more than one tablet for their next console.

It seems that Nintendo had originally planned to have only one controller / tablet accessible to the Wii U at launch time (the other controller would have been your standard Wii-mote variety). Someone at Nintendo must have realized that this would probably be a bad idea so they have been hard at work at trying to make two tablets work for the console. The console's processor and RAM constraints may have played a part in pairing a singular tablet. However, Nintendo may have solved this so multi-tablet gaming may be coming to a living room near you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:27 AM | Tags (10) | controllers | develop-online | gaming | limitations | multiple | nintendo | tablets | technical | wii | wiiu |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 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


International teaser poster for Muppets movie reboot shows up online.International teaser poster for Muppets movie reboot shows up online.

Word has it that the original title for this movie was to be called 'The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever' but the studios decided to shorten it to just 'The Muppets'. I like the previous title better. Here's to hoping this flick is more enjoyable than the Muppets Christmas Carol. Yech.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:56 PM | Tags (9) | new | disney | muppets | poster | disneyblog | movies | kermit | piggie | fozzie |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Twenty-one awesome and unique playgrounds for your child-like enjoyment.Twenty-one awesome and unique playgrounds for your child-like enjoyment.

I'm not sure that I'd actually take let my kids run amok on some of these locales but speaking as an adult, I'd be all over these in a heartbeat. Unnecessary slides at ridiculous heights! Whee!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 8:53 PM | Tags (8) | awesome | fun | jungle | kids | mitchhedberg | neat | nowthatsnifty | playgrounds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 72 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Researchers over at MIT have discovered a brand new way to make electricity.Researchers over at MIT have discovered a brand new way to make electricity.

The discovery may one day lead to a myriad of new devices such as sensors the size of dust that can be dispersed in air to monitor the environment or the tech might lead to implantable devices that produce their own power.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:03 PM | Tags (5) | mit | electricity | science | carbon | nanotubes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

Park ranger over in New Hampshire finds Big Foot, says he needs permit.Park ranger over in New Hampshire finds Big Foot, says he needs permit.

He was dressed as Bigfoot when a park ranger put a stop to his performance art project. Doyle didn't have a permit. But the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union Foundation argues that Doyle's free speech rights were violated.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:44 AM | Tags (6) | bigfoot | newhampshire | kmov | permit | ranger | freespeech |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Scientists trying to harness the mighty power of the termite to solve energy needs.Scientists trying to harness the mighty power of the termite to solve energy needs.

It should be possible, however, to insert the termite genes into another organism that could serve as an organic factory, producing enzymes on demand. It doesn't have to be anything all that sophisticated.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:38 AM | Tags (6) | science | termites | energe | genes | organism | enzymes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Telltale giving away free episode of Wallace & Gromit through November 9th.Telltale giving away free episode of Wallace & Gromit through November 9th.

You too can celebrate twenty years of Wallace and Gromit by playing a video game starring Wallace and Gromit. They've also discounted the full season to just twenty bucks. Cracking toast, Gromit!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:50 PM | Tags (8) | adventure | anniversary | free | gaming | gromit | telltale | videogames | wallace |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Daily Grind: Hoarse

Name: Vin (aka house of flu)
How Vin feels today: Hoarse @ 7:04:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue loading up on various vitamins and anti-flu type medicines. Remind self to get flu shot prior to flu season actually starting next year.

Music Stuck in Head: Stomp the House / The Fresh Beat Band
Thank you Nick Jr. Who can I flog for putting this show in the face of my three year old?

Stuff to do today:

  • Apologize for limited posting of weekdaily links, influenza has taken hold of my entire family
  • Be better prepared next season, actually get flu shot
  • Launch various work projects from home
  • Check out some of the latest and greatest gadgets whilst I've been sick
  • That new Apple mouse looks even more ergonomically uncomfortable than the previous version
  • On the other hand, that Barnes and Noble e-reader is quite enticing
  • Note that above product actually requires desire to read publications with more than thirty pages
  • Give up, continue flu detox program

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 8:04 PM | Tags (8) | apology | dailygrind | flu | geeklikeme | limited | postings | shots | weekdaily |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.

Smaller means faster in the microelectronic world, but physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli at Boston University in Massachusetts, have slapped a speed limit on computing, no matter how small the components get.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:29 AM | Tags (10) | speed | abcnews | processor | computers | chips | years | science | physics | limit | components |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

The future of human spaceflight as discussed by a panel of eight experts.The future of human spaceflight as discussed by a panel of eight experts.

It's about preparing way for where people are going to be in future. Science is a tertiary benefit. People weren't excited about landing on the Moon because learned about the early geology of Earth. They were excited because we landed on the damn moon.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:45 PM | Tags (9) | future | human | space | flight | panel | experts | discussion | popularmechanics | committee |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

Yes, you too can photograph near-space for just $150 bucks.Yes, you too can photograph near-space for just $150 bucks.

Their low-cost balloon-launch platform reached 17.5 miles high, into near-space. Using the GPS phone to track its location, they found the rig 20 miles away from the launch site 5 hours later.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | balloon | gps | launch | mit | photography | photos | space | students |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

The top five bargain destinations for Fall 2009.The top five bargain destinations for Fall 2009.

Here, I'll spoil it for you: Jamaica, Yosemite and the Eastern Sierras, Ft. Lauderdale, Hawaii, and Prague.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 3:34 PM | Tags (9) | bargains | cheap | destinations | florida | hawaii | jamaica | prague | travel | yosemite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 31, 2009

The top ten things overheard at the White House beer summit.The top ten things overheard at the White House beer summit.

5) I don't want to freak anybody out, but I just saw Nixon walking down the hall.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:32 AM | Tags (6) | beer | funny | letterman | summit | topten | whitehouse |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Hulu gets some content from Disney in limited arrangements.Hulu gets some content from Disney in limited arrangements.

CBS is the last of the big players still not riding the Hulu wave.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:08 PM | Tags (6) | abc | content | disney | hulu | limited | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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