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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 5, 2010

Google acquires Episodic, will be folded into YouTube in the near future.Google acquires Episodic, will be folded into YouTube in the near future.

Episodic, a San Francisco-based start-up founded by Noam Lovinsky and Matias Cudich, describes itself as a 'comprehensive platform for broadcasting live and on-demand video to the web or any web-enabled device.' Episodic announced the acquisition in a blog post Friday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (10) | pcworld | youtube | google | episodic | videos | acquisitions | business | device | broadcasting | broadcast |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 1, 2010

Nokia's N97 phone interface turns out to be a little different from the promo video.Nokia's N97 phone interface turns out to be a little different from the promo video.

The iPhone really has changed the landscape of smartphones and it's plain to see after you see the video from the source link. You'll see some attractive looking transitions and animations  that somehow skipped the actual device. You'll want to give your trusty iPhone a hug after watching this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:54 AM | Tags (9) | advertising | dumb | interface | nokia | phone | truth | ui | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Cisco's big Internet-changing announcement? Brand new speedy routers.Cisco's big Internet-changing announcement? Brand new speedy routers.

That's right folks, this new and improved router can handle up to twelve times the speed of your now traditional non-speedy routers. Change has come to your Interwebs, be sure to hold your excitement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:15 PM | Tags (6) | cisco | interwebs | networking | reuters | router | speedy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

YouTube now has captioning for millions of videos thanks to new technology.YouTube now has captioning for millions of videos thanks to new technology.

So how did they do it? Each video now uses speech recognition technology to pick up potential spoken words from the audio track. It not may be a perfect solution but it's a great start. The technology only works on videos that contain English audio at present time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:40 AM | Tags (7) | youtube | captions | auto | technology | impaired | videos | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Y2K-like bug responsible for recent PlayStation Network outage.Y2K-like bug responsible for recent PlayStation Network outage.

The company urged customers not to use the older PlayStation 3 systems until the problem is resolved, warning that doing so could cause errors and make it impossible to record gaming achievements and restore some data.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | videogames | sony | outage | playstation | network | y2k | bug |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

PlayStation Network outage causes some annoyance for owners of the PS3 console.PlayStation Network outage causes some annoyance for owners of the PS3 console.

Although Sony says it will have a fix by this morning, it has not yet said what went wrong. Anecdotal evidence points to a combination of DRM and firmware issues rather than a network outage.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:54 AM | Tags (9) | psn | sony | playstation | rrod | wired | downtime | meltdown | outage | firmware |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Show off your geek cred proudly with some merit badges of the nerd variety.Show off your geek cred proudly with some merit badges of the nerd variety.

I can see that I qualify for at least three (maybe four) of these merit badges right off the bat but I guess thats to be expected when one owns and operates a site called 'GeekLikeMe'. Fly the proud dork.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:01 AM | Tags (6) | badges | boyscouts | geek | merit | nerd | sash |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

Three Google executives get convicted of privacy violations over in Italy.Three Google executives get convicted of privacy violations over in Italy.

'The judge has decided I'm primarily responsible for the actions of some teenagers who uploaded a reprehensible video to Google video,' Google's global privacy counsel Peter Fleischer, who was convicted in absentia, said in a statement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (6) | google | italy | privacy | youtube | uploads | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 17, 2010

Microsoft to bring MySpace and Facebook into Outlook.Microsoft to bring MySpace and Facebook into Outlook.

I foresee this particular move as something that will greatly increase the productivity of every corporate employee that happens to use Microsoft Outlook as their primary email program.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:58 AM | Tags (7) | productivity | work | outlook | facebook | myspace | social | networking |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Want to know just how speedy YouTube is in your area?Want to know just how speedy YouTube is in your area?

An interesting little page that I didn't know existed on YouTube's website. I'm quite surprised to see my ISP performing as well it does compared to the rest of the state of New York (or in some cases the rest of the country).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:56 AM | Tags (6) | youtube | interwebs | speed | broadband | chart | report |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Take a video tour of the International Space Station in HD thanks to YouTube.Take a video tour of the International Space Station in HD thanks to YouTube.

Always wanted to know what life would be like aboard a working space station? This seven minute video will give you a good indication of just that. Enjoy, future space travelers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:08 AM | Tags (7) | iss | space | station | tour | hd | highdef | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

A collection of radical subversive urban rooftop dwellings for your viewing pleasure.A collection of radical subversive urban rooftop dwellings for your viewing pleasure.

LoftCube: an all-in-one dwelling designed to be easily dropped into place on a rooftop via a crane. This modern design lets in plenty of natural light and would look perfect atop a tall building.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:10 AM | Tags (10) | weburbanist | radical | subversive | rooftop | homes | dwellings | newyorkcity | london | tokyo | southafrica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 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


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Google files patent to possibly turn YouTube into some sort of video game service.Google files patent to possibly turn YouTube into some sort of video game service.

An interesting concept but I'd have to see it to believe it. From my personal experience watching many a YouTube video; the less interaction the better. Or this all could just be, as the source article states, another way for Google to inject more advertising into video content.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:03 PM | Tags (10) | google | video | youtube | advertising | gaming | patent | gamingnexus | annotations | frames | time |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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