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Tuesday: January 8, 2013

Netflix testing out personalized profiles for their streaming services.Netflix testing out personalized profiles for their streaming services.

The test version showed separate viewing histories and recommendations for each profile. Users are able to fine-tune their profile by telling Netflix about their movie preferences, and profiles for kids under 12 are automatically based on the service’s Just for Kids UI. In addition, parents are able to restrict the type of content displayed on a kids profile based on movie ratings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Television @ 11:51 AM | Tags (7) | gigaom | netflix | personalized | profiles | service | testing | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 9, 2011

Adobe gives up on trying to get Flash to work on mobile devices.Adobe gives up on trying to get Flash to work on mobile devices.

Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:59 AM | Tags (11) | adobe | browser | ceases | development | efforts | exclusive | flash | html5 | mobile | refocuses | zdnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 3, 2011

New study suggests that Earth may have originally had two moons.New study suggests that Earth may have originally had two moons.

A tiny second moon may once have orbited Earth before catastrophically slamming into the other one, a titanic clash that could explain why the two sides of the surviving lunar satellite are so different from each other, a new study suggests. The second moon around Earth would have been about 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) wide and could have formed from the same collision between the planet and a Mars-sized object that scientists suspect helped create the moon we see in the sky today, astronomers said.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:34 PM | Tags (9) | crashed | earth | form | lunar | moon | moons | planet | space | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 28, 2011

Sponsored tweets from companies you follow will be appearing more often in your Twitter timeline.Sponsored tweets from companies you follow will be appearing more often in your Twitter timeline.

If you use a Twitter and you happen to follow of lot of name brand companies you'll be seeing what that particular company has to say front and center. Sponsored tweets from said companies will appear at the top of your timeline and can be easily dismissed with a click. This seems like a good idea in theory, if I'm following a given company on Twitter one would think that what they have to say would be relevant to my interests (in theory of course). In theory you could also follow me on Twitter (@subwarm), and no - there will not be sponsored messages from me or GLM (not intentionally anyway).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 3:05 PM | Tags (8) | blog | companies | fyi | monetize interwebs | sponsored | timely | tweets | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 25, 2011

Netflix may get a small dose of animated movies via new streaming deal with DreamWorks Animation.Netflix may get a small dose of animated movies via new streaming deal with DreamWorks Animation.

According to Bloomberg News, the deal would kick in after the pay TV agreement with HBO expires, but a source tells THR that HBO has offered to end DWA's output deal two years early because HBO recently signed a pact with Summit Entertainment that gives the pay cabler 10-12 live action films a year versus the two animated films a year that DWA offers. Plus, animated fare is more common now that HBO content partners Warner Bros., Fox and Universal are all producing those films.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 12:21 PM | Tags (11) | dreamworks | animation | netflix | streaming | deal | hollywood | reporter | movies | contracts | content | hbo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 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


Google would like you to know that they will easily pass ten million G+ users soon.Google would like you to know that they will easily pass ten million G+ users soon.

My latest estimate tonight shows approximately 9.5 million users. This suggests that 2.2 million people have joined Google+ in the past 32-34 hours. I project that Google will easily pass 10 million users tomorrow and could reach 20 million user by this coming weekend if they keep the Invite Button available. As one G+ user put it, it is easy to underestimate the power of exponential growth.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:27 PM | Tags (8) | google | plus | social | media | product | facebook | rival | networking |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Pandora decides that it is finally time to go the way of HTML5.Pandora decides that it is finally time to go the way of HTML5.

It seems to be a week of redesigns around the Interwebs. The source link will take you on over to TechCrunch which has a brand new look. The actual content of the article will tell you about Pandora's upcoming redesign, which will also has a brand new look. The new site bring everything you love about Pandora minus the use of Flash in favor of HTML5. And according to TechCrunch, it's beautiful.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:37 AM | Tags (6) | pandora | techcrunch | redesign | html5 | internet | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 17, 2010

Google may have been accidentally snooping in on your wi-fi connections.Google may have been accidentally snooping in on your wi-fi connections.

Let this be a lesson to you all to never leave a wi-fi network unsecured. The good news is that Google has agreed to stop collecting this data, at least for now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | google | network | security | security | snooping | streetview | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Scientists have discovered that Jupiter somehow managed to lose a stripe.Scientists have discovered that Jupiter somehow managed to lose a stripe.

The band was present at the end of 2009, right before Jupiter moved too close to the sun in the sky to be observed from Earth. When the planet emerged from the sun's glare again in early April, its south equatorial belt was nowhere to be seen.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:21 PM | Tags (10) | belt | equatorial | glare | jupiter | newscientist | planet | science | space | stripe | sun |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Verizon would like you to know they are working on a tablet device with Google.Verizon would like you to know they are working on a tablet device with Google.

Few will be surprised at the notion that Google and Verizon are heading down this path: The New York Times reported last month that Google was working on a slate-style Android tablet along the lines of Apple's iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 11:00 AM | Tags (7) | verizon | google | table | carrier | android | partnership | cnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

The recently announced Nintendo 3DS will have a 2D switch, just in case.The recently announced Nintendo 3DS will have a 2D switch, just in case.

Details about Nintendo's 3D handheld gaming device have been scarce since it was announced  in late March. But the company's president says it will have a feature that lets gamers turn off 3D functionality and play in standard 2D.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:30 AM | Tags (10) | nintendo | videogames | gaming | console | 3ds | 3d | cnet | switch | mario | luigi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top eleven signs that Facebook has violated your privacy.The top eleven signs that Facebook has violated your privacy.

If any of the aforementioned signs from this link have happened to you it might be a good time close out your Facebook account. If you're still unsure, check rule number one on the list before proceeding.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:27 AM | Tags (7) | facebook | bbspot | privacy | social | networking | violations | markzuckerburg |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 83 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Seven simple and useful command line tips just for you.Seven simple and useful command line tips just for you.

Ever had a hankering to dive into some Terminal-related tasks? This post serves as a good guide (or refresher for some of us) for those looking to get back into some command-line action. Go ahead, have a bash.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 3:36 PM | Tags (9) | cmd | command | dos | nettuts | prompt | terminal | tips | tricks | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 26, 2010

Sony ceases production of floppy disks. In other news, Sony was still making floppy disks.Sony ceases production of floppy disks. In other news, Sony was still making floppy disks.

Most other floppy disk manufacturers had long since pulled out of the market, and Sony itself has already ceased sales to most of its overseas markets. With the release of the iMac in 1998, Apple was the first computer maker to take the plunge and eliminate the floppy completely.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | 1998 | cnet | disks | floppy | manufacturers | markets | media | overseas | sales | sony | storage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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