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Monday: December 10, 2012

Google Fiber not coming to your neighborhood any time soon.Google Fiber not coming to your neighborhood any time soon.

Turns out that Google would need about $140 billion to roll out their fiber network to the entire continental United States. At present time, they only have about $45 billion in the bank and that doesn't begin to include other associative costs.  Long story short, if you really want to try out Google Fiber you should think about moving to Kansas.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:28 AM | Tags (7) | bgr | broadband | build | fiber | google | load | nation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 11, 2011

National Geographic has some stunning photos of New Zealand for your viewing pleasure.National Geographic has some stunning photos of New Zealand for your viewing pleasure.

Posting this here in case anyone needs some travel inspiration. Now I've never actually been to New Zealand but these pictures sure are pretty. Also, this destination would be a good trip for you die-hard Lord of the Rings fans out there (all of the movies were shot in New Zealand).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:22 PM | Tags (6) | newzealand | natgeo | national | geographic | travel | inspiration |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Over in China beach-goers are enjoying a healthy swim in algae-filled waters.Over in China beach-goers are enjoying a healthy swim in algae-filled waters.

An algae bloom, or 'green tide,' has clogged nearly 7,700 square miles (20,000 square kilometers) of the Yellow Sea, Chinese authorities said Sunday, according to the state-run media outlet Xinhua. The algae blanketing the beaches belongs to a species of marine plankton known as Enteromorpha prolifera, found in waters all around the world. In the right conditions, the algae can explode into so-called macro-algal blooms, Steve Morton, a marine biologist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), told National Geographic News in 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:05 PM | Tags (8) | natgeo | china | algae | beach | species | national | geographic | plankton |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 15, 2011

National Geographic provides a top ten list for pretty much any travel idea.National Geographic provides a top ten list for pretty much any travel idea.

Thinking of a planning a boat trip in Venice? Want to visit some famous boardwalks all across the United States? Whatever it is you happen to be looking for chances are you'll at least find a little travel inspiration with one these lists. Personally, I enjoy looking at some of these exotic beach locales (as evidenced by the chosen thumbnail).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 11:08 AM | Tags (13) | topten | travel | newyork | italy | coneyisland | natgeo | national | geographic | beaches | exotic | getaway | vacation | ideas |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 6, 2011

Facebook gets a healthy dose of Skype and adds a helping of group chat for good measure.Facebook gets a healthy dose of Skype and adds a helping of group chat for good measure.

Good news to those of you who spend all day on Facebook. You now have even more reason to hang out there thanks to the inclusion of video conference calling and group chats. Facebook bills this new feature as 'bringing conversations to life'. I think they would have better served had they gone with my way of marketing it as 'enhanced procrastination'. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:09 PM | Tags (9) | calls | conference | facebook | friends | media | procrastination | skype | social | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

A collection of the world's greatest scenic drives courtesy of National Geographic.A collection of the world's greatest scenic drives courtesy of National Geographic.

National Geographic offers up roughly forty-eight ideas to maximize your next scenic drive experience for those so inclined. Of the forty-eight on this list I am proud to state that I can check off two (maybe three) items off of this list. Alright, maybe I'm not so proud - I need to get out more.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:30 PM | Tags (11) | drives | geographic | lifetime | national | routes | scenic | sights | travel | traveler | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 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


Friday: April 9, 2010

NASA decides to unveil a whole slew of sweeping new programsNASA decides to unveil a whole slew of sweeping new programs

This budget provides an increase to NASA at a time when funding is scarce,' he said. 'It will enable us to accomplish inspiring exploration, science and R and D, the kinds of things the agency has been known for throughout its history.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:48 AM | Tags (11) | deep | destinations | funding | nasa | orbit | planets | programs | robots | shuttles | space | technologies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

JetBlue offering up ten dollar seats in celebration of ten years of flight service.JetBlue offering up ten dollar seats in celebration of ten years of flight service.

Have a need to travel in the immediate future or more importantly, the very immediate near future? Then this deal might have your name all over it. You can grab a ten buck seat to a choice of ten destinations but you'll have to book it for Tuesday or Wednesday (and while seats are still available). Happy jetting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 3:43 PM | Tags (8) | travel | jetblue | deals | steals | discounts | destinations | airplane | jetting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Miss some of the Oscars last night? Here is a complete list of all the nominations and winners.Miss some of the Oscars last night? Here is a complete list of all the nominations and winners.

It was quite nice to see that Cablevision and ABC were able to set aside there differences just twenty minutes after the broadcast started. Especially after Cablevision promised a free day of On Demand programming (which didn't work) and ABC's sponsors threatened to have them mauled by tigers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:31 AM | Tags (7) | oscars | nominations | winners | movies | advertising | abc | cablevision |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Internet manages to overtake print consumptionin the U.S. according to Ars Technica.Internet manages to overtake print consumptionin the U.S. according to Ars Technica.

Only 17 percent said they read the print version of a national newspaper, however, and 50 percent said they read local papers. According to Pew, newspapers were most likely to be read by people who were over 50 or those who don't own cell phones — yikes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:42 AM | Tags (9) | ars | technica | newspapers | online | decline | stats | national | magazines | local |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 19, 2010

Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.

No Star Wars collection is truly complete unless you have a carbonite-frozen Han Solo Lego figurine. Side note: this year celebrates the 30th anniversary of when the Empire Strikes Back was released.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:05 AM | Tags (9) | carbonite | fair | fun | hansolo | highlights | international | popsci | starwars | toys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

Some beautiful Tundra landscape photos for your viewing pleasure.Some beautiful Tundra landscape photos for your viewing pleasure.

This post also serves to let you all know that National Geographic has just recently given their beloved website a bit of facelift.  It's nice to see that their photography now plays a much prominent role on their overall website design.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 3:01 PM | Tags (12) | photos | tundra | landscapes | natgeo | facelift | redesign | colors | cold | winter | national | geographic | design |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 169 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Meet the brand new world chess champion, a nineteen year old from Norway.Meet the brand new world chess champion, a nineteen year old from Norway.

He's already got a clever nickname, 'Mozart of Chess', and he has no interest in becoming the next Bobby Fisher (in the sense that Bobby Fisher went a little crazy and then disappeared).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:59 AM | Tags (9) | bobbyfisher | champion | chess | magnuscarlsen | moves | mozart | nationalpost | nickname | norway |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Marvel stockholders decide to go ahead and approve the Disney merger.Marvel stockholders decide to go ahead and approve the Disney merger.

Disney officially has the rights to over five thousand of your favorite Marvel comic book characters. You can expect to see most of these characters in the next Kingdom Hearts game or at the very least some kind of Disney versus Marvel Street Fighter type game (which actually sounds kind of cool come to think of it).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:42 PM | Tags (10) | approval | branding | brands | buyout | disney | gaming | integration | marvel | pollination | themeparks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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