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Monday: November 14, 2011

Five future technologies for passenger air travel presented by National Geographic.Five future technologies for passenger air travel presented by National Geographic.

What does the future hold for passenger air travel? National Geographic takes a look at some future technologies being developed right now. You just might be commuting at twice the speed of sound in a dart-like airplane and then arriving at the airport of the future. Do all airplanes of the future all have free in-flight wi-fi? That would be totally cool.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 1:10 PM | Tags (10) | air | barrelroll | concord | future | natgeo | passenger | pictures | technology | techs | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

New study discovers that frequent password changes are basically useless.New study discovers that frequent password changes are basically useless.

someone who obtains your password will use it immediately, not sit on it for weeks until you have a chance to change it. 'That’s about as likely as a crook lifting a house key and then waiting until the lock is changed before sticking it in the door,' the Globe says.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 3:27 PM | Tags (6) | changes | frequent | passwords | security | security | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Paramount teams up with Seagate to deliver movies via external hard drives.Paramount teams up with Seagate to deliver movies via external hard drives.

The new FreeAgent Go 500 gigabyte device will have 21 movies preloaded, including a free offer of 'Star Trek.' Users can unlock access to any of the other 20 movies after paying for a passcode for a price of between $9.99 and $14.99.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:26 PM | Tags (9) | drives | external | movies | paramount | partnership | passcode | preloaded | purchase | reuters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Security flaws over at the IRS could mean that your personal data might be at risk.Security flaws over at the IRS could mean that your personal data might be at risk.

The Internal Revenue Service's failure to use strong passwords, install patches quickly, and adequately control access to computer systems and information makes the system vulnerable to insider threats and attacks from outside, a new government report concludes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:42 AM | Tags (12) | taxes | security | risk | irs | data | exposed | cnet | passwords | weak | control | systems | vulnerable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Movie ticket sales managed to surpass DVD sales in 2009.Movie ticket sales managed to surpass DVD sales in 2009.

The last time this happened was way back in 2002. Also, it turns out that people really like renting movies these days rather than pay ridiculous prices to actually own said DVDs. Hooray for Hollywood.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:43 AM | Tags (10) | 2002 | 2009 | dvds | hollywood | movies | sales | surpassed | tickets | wallstreetjournal | wsj |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Ten things that Google has taught us.Ten things that Google has taught us.

Without vision, even the most focused passion is a battery without a device. 'Don't be evil' is a vague incantation. But Page and Brin's effort to make 'all the world's information available,'and to first and foremost serve users, is a vision.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:26 AM | Tags (10) | google | teachings | cnn | fortune | passion | drive | team | culture | human | factors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

It might be time to think about changing your Hotmail password.It might be time to think about changing your Hotmail password.

A Microsoft spokeswoman confirmed that the company doesn't store passwords in the clear and said its security team has been investigating the leak since this weekend.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 8:01 AM | Tags (7) | phishing | password | hotmail | windowslive | security | leak | theregister |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Want to know how some travelers are making use of JetBlue's all-you-can-fly pass?Want to know how some travelers are making use of JetBlue's all-you-can-fly pass?

Dever and Dinardo, friends since their freshman year of college at SUNY Buffalo, will be crisscrossing the country, spending only 12 hours in each city before heading back to the airport and jetting to their next destination.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 3:39 PM | Tags (7) | airplane | allyoucanfly | cnn | flying | jetblue | passes | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Five groups that could benefit from the JetBlue all-you-can-fly pass.Five groups that could benefit from the JetBlue all-you-can-fly pass.

It makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 5:20 PM | Tags (4) | flying | jetblue | pass | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Twitter seeks legal advice after being hacked seven ways from Sunday.Twitter seeks legal advice after being hacked seven ways from Sunday.

A number of technology blogs were offered the documents for publication in what is now being dubbed 'Twittergate' in some online forums. TechCrunch, one of the most respected blogs in Silicon Valley, has set off a firestorm of criticism and debate over its decision to post some of the material

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:28 AM | Tags (6) | twitter | security | password | techcrunch | legal | documents |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Five clever ways in which theme parks can bleed you for extra money.Five clever ways in which theme parks can bleed you for extra money.

Had no idea Six Flags and Universal charged for the 'fast pass' concept.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 2:21 PM | Tags (6) | disney | fastpass | themeparks | sixflags | universal | money |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Turns out 'secret' questions used for security could leave your account vulnerable.Turns out 'secret' questions used for security could leave your account vulnerable.

Acquaintances of 32 webmail users – people with whom they would not normally share their login details – were asked to try and guess the answers users assigned to protect their accounts. The volunteers managed to guess correctly nearly a fifth of the time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:02 PM | Tags (5) | passwords | questions | secret | security | vulnerable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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