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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


Tuesday: April 20, 2010

A handy Photoshop tutorial regarding how to create your very own realistic paper textures.A handy Photoshop tutorial regarding how to create your very own realistic paper textures.

Not sure just what version of Photoshop you'll need to pull this off but you can probably find multiple methods in earlier versions should you be so inclinded to do so. Quick note, the best use of digital paper design on a blog goes to Panic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 1:31 PM | Tags (9) | tutorial | psdtuts | paper | textures | quick | panic | blog | design | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Forty awesome Batman wallpapers to adorn your currently non-batty desktop.Forty awesome Batman wallpapers to adorn your currently non-batty desktop.

Are you a big fan of the Dark Knight ? Know almost every line to every Batman movie both modern and classic? Wait a minute, where are all the retro-style Batman desktops? Oh well, Google image search to the rescue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 3:57 PM | Tags (10) | batman | desktops | comics | superhero | savedelete | wallpapers | design | darkknight | dc | illustrations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 8, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own paper battleship.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own paper battleship.

Go on impress your friends with your papercraft skills. Just as the article states, it may not look like much but your little paper battleship will indeed float and perhaps even be able to take on an entire armada of lesser paper battleships.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:05 AM | Tags (7) | wikihow | tutorial | paper | crafts | ship | battle | floats |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Physicists find brand new way to achieve Superman-like X-ray vision.Physicists find brand new way to achieve Superman-like X-ray vision.

In addition to allowing us to peer through paper or paint, and into cells, the technique opens up the possibility that opaque materials might be good optical elements in nano-scale devices, at levels where the construction of transparent lenses is particularly challenging.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:26 PM | Tags (11) | materials | objects | opacity | opaque | paint | paper | science | sciencedaily | superman | vision | xray |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Twelve very creative home wallpapers for your viewing pleasure.Twelve very creative home wallpapers for your viewing pleasure.

If pixelated wallpaper isn't your thing there are ton of other interesting designs listed over on the other side of the click. The color palette/wallpaper idea sounds like a fun weekend project as Home Depot sure doesn't seem to mind the taking of those free swatch colors (you may need multiple trips to get away with it though).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:09 AM | Tags (7) | creative | design | gallery | interesting | neat | oddee | wallpaper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 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


Thursday: January 7, 2010

Eleven of the most painfully obvious newspaper articles ever.Eleven of the most painfully obvious newspaper articles ever.

Seriously, you'd think that most of these headlines would have come right out of The Onion - but no, sadly these are all real headlines. My personal favorite: 'Report on reports sees too many reports'. That's some good reporting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 4:15 PM | Tags (6) | 11points | funny | headlines | newspaper | obvious | painful |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Paper airplane manages to set brand new flight record over in Japan.Paper airplane manages to set brand new flight record over in Japan.

If you can make a paper airplane capable of staying in flight for more than twenty-six seconds (using just one sheet of paper and nothing else) alert your local news station because you've just broken a record.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:49 AM | Tags (6) | airplane | flight | japan | paper | records | seconds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

A quick tutorial on how to make your very own papercraft Christmas tree.A quick tutorial on how to make your very own papercraft Christmas tree.

Complete this tutorial to show your co-workers just how 'crafty' you really are. Be sure to laugh maniacally when they ask you this question. It simply adds to the overall effect.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:53 AM | Tags (6) | christmas | holiday | instructables | paper | tree | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Newspaper circulation probably even worse than it actually looks.Newspaper circulation probably even worse than it actually looks.

The decline in newspaper circulation has several causes. Many publications have intentionally reduced the range of their deliveries, cutting out exurbs or distant parts of their states where they sold relatively few copies.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:25 AM | Tags (7) | newspapers | circulation | digital | technology | publications | deliveries | decline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

Twenty-five of your favorite video games recreated as dioramas.Twenty-five of your favorite video games recreated as dioramas.

I would seriously purchase some of these just to have them on my desk at work. There is an untapped gaming diorama business that someone is missing out on right at this very moment. Hey, wait a minute...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:58 AM | Tags (7) | diorama | games | gaming | kidicarus | neat. mario | papercraft | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

An entire website devoted to simple desktop wallpaper just for you.An entire website devoted to simple desktop wallpaper just for you.

I am a neat freak when it comes to my computer desktop icons and wallpapers. This site has some awesome options for those of us who like to keeps things simple and neat. Insta-bookmarked.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 3:09 PM | Tags (7) | artsy | awesome | desktops | downloads | minimalist | simple | wallpapers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 79 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Apple has pitched their fabled tablet device to some Australian newspapers.Apple has pitched their fabled tablet device to some Australian newspapers.

AppleInsider managed to get some details regarding the dimensions of said fabled table device as well. The device was described as a larger iPhone, 'small enough to carry in a handbag but too big to fit in a pocket.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:27 PM | Tags (12) | apple | australia | books | device | dimensions | movies | newspapers | pitch | pocket | rumors | size | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Can you spot an actual newspaper article headline from The Onion.Can you spot an actual newspaper article headline from The Onion.

The folks over at Mental Floss want to see how well you do when purposely trying to identify headlines from some of America's finest news sources. Good luck and good hunting to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 3:14 PM | Tags (8) | fun | funny | headlines | mentalfloss | newspapers | onion | quiz | story |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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