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Wednesday: August 26, 2009

One hundred years of special effects crammed into one five minute YouTube video.One hundred years of special effects crammed into one five minute YouTube video.

Why yes, we've certainly come a long way.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 5:25 PM | Tags (4) | collage | effects | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

JetBlue officially sold out of the 'all-you-can-fly' passes.JetBlue officially sold out of the 'all-you-can-fly' passes.

Maybe this little promotion turned out to be a lot more popular than they originally anticipated.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:06 PM | Tags (6) | jetblue | soldout | allyoucanfly | tickets | travel | flying |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Hatred of brussel sprouts might be due to ancient gene trait.Hatred of brussel sprouts might be due to ancient gene trait.

They (Spanish researchers) have found a gene in modern humans that makes some people dislike a bitter chemical called phenylthiocarbamide, or PTC, was also present in Neanderthals hundreds of thousands of years ago.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:51 AM | Tags (5) | cavemen | genes | hatred | neanderthals | sprouts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Nintendo Punch-Out secret revealed twenty-two years later.Nintendo Punch-Out secret revealed twenty-two years later.

There is a big boxer called Bald Bull in the NES version as well and a light flashes to the right in the audience when he charges. If you punch when it flashes you will land a body blow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:49 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | nintendo | punchout | secret | baldbull | bull | charge | light |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

How to use mouthwash for more than just bad breath.How to use mouthwash for more than just bad breath.

Also makes for a great way to get rid of that pesky dandruff. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:32 AM | Tags (6) | alternatives | breath | dandruff | mouthwash | tutorial | uses |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 31, 2009

Turns out that viral videos are capable of making some money too.Turns out that viral videos are capable of making some money too.

The rights holders for 'Forever' used these tools to claim and monetize the song, as well as to start running Click-to-Buy links over the video, giving viewers the opportunity to purchase the music track on Amazon and iTunes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 7:36 AM | Tags (7) | viral | youtube | video | wedding | dance | advertising | money |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 29, 2009

Thirty-four ways in which to use YouTube for business.Thirty-four ways in which to use YouTube for business.

YouTube’s not just for posting silly videos of sleepwalking dogs and other embarrassing moments — it can also be used as a highly effective business tool. You can use it to show off your expertise, share knowledge, market your products and connect with customers, colleagues and prospects.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:53 AM | Tags (3) | youtube | business | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Sprint decides to up and acquire Virgin Mobile for about $483 million.Sprint decides to up and acquire Virgin Mobile for about $483 million.

Welcome to the Now Network, Virgin Mobile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:15 AM | Tags (7) | acquisitions | buyout | merger | mobile | sprint | stocks | virgin |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Turns out the new Tron trailer syncs up to Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' pretty well.Turns out the new Tron trailer syncs up to Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' pretty well.

Also interesting that the mashup happened by pure chance. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 12:03 PM | Tags (7) | beat | mashup | michaeljackson | trailer | tron | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Microsoft decides to close up shop on their YouTube competitor product.Microsoft decides to close up shop on their YouTube competitor product.

The truth is that Soapbox never stood a chance. YouTube was always the place to go for user-generated videos, and while Soapbox did offer slight improvements in some areas, Google has been making sure to keep improving YouTube as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:38 AM | Tags (5) | beta | microsoft | soapbox | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Five YouTube myths debunked courtesy of Google.Five YouTube myths debunked courtesy of Google.

Even though we're not drafting big rigs, or getting shot by 20,000 paintballs, we like to do a little myth busting as well. Too often, stories dredge up issues about YouTube products, metrics, or the state of our business that we thought were settled a long time ago

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:34 AM | Tags (4) | google | youtube | myths | debunked |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

Eight tips on how to boost your wirelss router signal.Eight tips on how to boost your wirelss router signal.

Location, location, location. Oh, and try messing with the firmware too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:28 AM | Tags (4) | tips | wireless | boost | router |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

YouTube officially ditches Internet Explorer 6 support.YouTube officially ditches Internet Explorer 6 support.

Yes folks, the time has come to upgrade your aging web browser.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 12:35 PM | Tags (4) | browsers | ie6 | support | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

It's quite possible to steal data using only an electrical outlet and some cheap lasers.It's quite possible to steal data using only an electrical outlet and some cheap lasers.

...the attacker grabs the keyboard signals that are generated by hitting keys. Because the data wire within the keyboard cable is unshielded, the signals leak into the ground wire in the cable, and from there into the ground wire of the electrical system feeding the computer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 4:18 PM | Tags (9) | data | electrical | exploit | hacker | hacking | lasers | outlets | theft | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Wii channel music can make for some awesome dance moves.Wii channel music can make for some awesome dance moves.

Wow, quite creative.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 1:43 PM | Tags (6) | nintendo | wii | mii | dance | youtube | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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