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Thursday: December 13, 2012

Phish announces four-night webcast for 2012-2013 New Years run.Phish announces four-night webcast for 2012-2013 New Years run.

Phish has done this webcast for two years in a row and both years I've purchased all four webcasts and enjoyed them immensely. I suspect this year that the tradition of this purchase won't be changing. The quality of the webcast is superb (glorious HD) and features a 10 camera system with the sound piped in right from the soundboard at amazing clarity. So that being said, if you need to reach me around New Years I will officially be on what is known affectionately to Phish fans as 'couch tour'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 1:06 PM | Tags (7) | 2012 | 2013 | livephish | msg | nye | phish | preorder |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 25, 2011

Amazon decides to suspend sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld.Amazon decides to suspend sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld.

A heads up to anyone thinking of purchasing a shiny new Nintendo 3DS from Amazon.com, you can't right now. You'll have to go to a local retailer (edit: or a non-Amazon marketplace seller) , at least for now, to get your hands on one. The official word from Amazon is that there may be something wrong with the method in which the handheld is shipped or the way in which shipping is described. Huh?  

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:29 AM | Tags (8) | 3ds | amazon | halt | handheld | nintendo | orders | shipping | suspend |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Borders joins the e-reader party, taking pre-orders for Kobu device.Borders joins the e-reader party, taking pre-orders for Kobu device.

Let's see - so now we have a Kindle, a Nook, an iPad, and a Kobu. I'll admit that I see many a Kindle on the morning commute into Manhattan and I've spotted the Nook on the subway just once in my travels. I'll also admit that the name Kobu sounds like something you'd eat for dinner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:37 PM | Tags (10) | borders | ereaders | device | gadget | ebooks | reading | books | digital | epaper | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Google's Nexus One phone considered a flop due to lagging sales.Google's Nexus One phone considered a flop due to lagging sales.

Turns out that the Google has only moved about 135,000 of these units. This is staggering when you take into account that Apple had already sold a million iPhones by the same time in that product's life cycle.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:12 AM | Tags (10) | device | flop | google | insider | ipad | mobile | phone | preorders | sold | units |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Apple has gone ahead and ordered parts for their not-so-fabled tablet device.Apple has gone ahead and ordered parts for their not-so-fabled tablet device.

According to DigiTimes, Foxconn's panel-making subsidiary Innolux will serve as the primary supplier of 10-inch panels for the forthcoming multi-touch device while Wintek -- Apple's primary iPhone display panel purveyor -- will be tasked with filling many of the remaining orders.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:02 PM | Tags (9) | tablet | parts | apple | appleinsider | glass | panels | multitouch | device | orders |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.

The company said the judgment marks the second-largest anti-spam award ever. In November 2008, Facebook won an $873 million judgment against Adam Guerbuez and his business, Atlantis Blue Capital, who bombarded users with sexually explicit spam messages.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:06 AM | Tags (9) | award | emails | facebook | judge | judgement | marketing | millions | order | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Windows 7 more popular than Harry Potter in regards to pre-order sales.Windows 7 more popular than Harry Potter in regards to pre-order sales.

The OS immediately put Windows Vista to shame, selling more copies on Amazon in its first eight hours than Vista did in its entire pre-order period. In the last three months, the only currently available products to beat Windows 7 were Dan Brown novels.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | microsoft | windows7 | preorders | harrypotter | danbrown | books | amazon | vista |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Six new personality disorders caused by the Internet.Six new personality disorders caused by the Internet.

You or someone you know may be battling with one or more of these afflictions. Yes, it's true.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 1:17 PM | Tags (5) | cracked | disorders | interwebs | personality | internet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Dunkin' Donuts pulls the curtain back on new online social ordering experience.Dunkin' Donuts pulls the curtain back on new online social ordering experience.

You'll still need somebody to be your coffee mule but now there is less chance of them screwing up your order.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:57 PM | Tags (5) | coffee | donuts | online | ordering | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 16, 2006

Merry Pre-order

The real irony is that Santa actually pulled it off that year in terms of Wii deliverance. And by Santa I mean me. And by me I really mean that I waited outside of Toy's R Us at four in the morning to get the Wii. Bonus: my Mom came with me and we played each other at Tetris on two Nintendo DS's. Bonus bonus: I am thirty years old.

Posted to DotComic filed in Comics @ 1:00 AM | Tags (7) | dotcomic | comic | wii | nintendo | christmas | humor | preorder |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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