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Wednesday: January 13, 2010

Leaked photo of Apple tablet glass component surfaces on the Interwebs.Leaked photo of Apple tablet glass component surfaces on the Interwebs.

If this leaked photo (not pictured - click over to source link to view) turns out to be the real deal it looks like the fabled Apple table may take the shape of an oversized iPhone after all. I'm a little doubtful on this one.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:55 AM | Tags (7) | apple | big | iphone | leaked | macobsever | photo | table |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 88 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.

The designer claims his sugar-based bio-battery lasts up to four times longer than a fully charged lithium battery and is much easier to recharge: just pour some more sweet fuel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:08 PM | Tags (10) | bio | battery | lithium | cell | phones | electricity | carbohydrates | enzymes | oxygen | water |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Apple's app store crashes through the three billion download mark.Apple's app store crashes through the three billion download mark.

What, no contest for the three billionth download in the app store? What gives? It's not like they've slated out other things to do over there in Cupertino besides contests and giveaways. Wakka wakka wakka.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:28 PM | Tags (11) | apple | appstore | billion | downloads | iphone | ipod | purchases | store | three | touch | tuaw |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Semi-productive

Name: Vin (aka workhorse)
How Vin feels today: Semiproductive @ 2:06:48 PM
What Vin really wants today: To be fully productive as opposed to just semi-productive which in turn would be quite swell but alas, I am only semi-productive today. Meh, I blame the cold medicine.

Music Stuck in Head: Harpua / Phish
Yes, you too can enjoy a little Harpua on YouTube to make the day pass along just a wee bit quicker.

Stuff to do today:

  • Drag big clunky non-flatscreen television to curb this evening
  • Call town to alert them of bulbous trash offering
  • Prep dank basement for inspection
  • Clear cobwebs and various giant insects
  • Move on to topics with less dank, insects and cobwebs
  • Hey look, Google's brand new Nexus One phone has been released today
  • ...eh I'll stick with the iPhone thanks
  • Read up on some more Apple tablet rumors
  • Stop making giddy noises

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:06 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | glm | google | harpua | nexus | phish | phone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Nokia decides to add an additional fourteen patents to case against Apple.Nokia decides to add an additional fourteen patents to case against Apple.

The assertion made in Nokia's latest amended complaint is that Apple based the design of the iPhone around Nokia concepts, implying that Apple may have actively reverse-engineered Nokia's phones to do so -- rather than stumbling upon the same concepts accidentally in its own research.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:39 AM | Tags (6) | patents | nokia | phone | lawsuit | infrigement | betanews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google will most likely pull the curtain back on their very own Android smartphone today.Google will most likely pull the curtain back on their very own Android smartphone today.

Creating its own handset reflects Google’s effort to expand advertising sales on mobile devices, a market that may grow to between $2 billion and $3 billion in the U.S. by 2013, up from less than $1 billion now, according to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:31 AM | Tags (9) | google | phone | smart | nexus | one | android | event | press | businessweek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Ten technologies that will somehow manage to rock 2010.Ten technologies that will somehow manage to rock 2010.

This covers all the bases that you've probably heard about somehow. For example, the soon-to-be-released-not-so-fabled-after-all Apple tablet, the perils of net neutrality, the hazy goodness of cloud computing, and mind altering views that you can see with some augmented reality. Woohoo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:24 AM | Tags (9) | 2010 | apple | cloud | computing | globalthoughtz | netphone | neutrality | tablet | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Engadget pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone app.Engadget pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone app.

I've just downloaded this and it's not too shabby overall. If you're like me and pop over to Engadget at least once a day this should save you some time (or waste time depending on how you look at it). Lastly, I find the iPhone app to be a little easier on the eyes than their current website design (yech).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:21 PM | Tags (5) | apps | appstore | engadget | iphone | website |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Gross

Name: Vin (aka lozenge boy)
How Vin feels today: Gross @ 1:12:09 PM
What Vin really wants today: To go home and not breath on anything that happens to be a living thing. Seriously, enough with this cold/flu crap.

Music Stuck in Head: Panama / Van Halen
I'm confused. Is this tune about a girl or a car? Or both? What does any of that have to do with Panama? Upon closer analysis, the song is actually about a car. Thank you Wikipedia.

Stuff to do today:

  • Take more DayQuil
  • Break down and download Dragon's Lair app for iPhone
  • Downloaded
  • This is really quite a nostalgic journey back to the arcade
  • Here's a video showing off most of Dirk's many demises on YouTube
  • Find a copy of Mad Dog McRee next

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:12 PM | Tags (11) | dailygrind | glm | vanhalen | panama | gaming | videogames | arcade | iphone | dragonslair | dirk | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Google to host their very own Android press gathering on January 5th.Google to host their very own Android press gathering on January 5th.

This just might be (and probably will be) the day that Google unveils their brand new mobile phone that they intend to sell directly via their website. Also, T-Mobile may or may not be the carrier of choice for this device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:44 PM | Tags (11) | 2010 | android | event | google | january | mobile | nexus | one | phone | press | tmobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

You can now use Bing on your beloved iPhone via their brand new app.You can now use Bing on your beloved iPhone via their brand new app.

For some time Microsoft has tried to muscle onto the iPhone. In August Microsoft app developers made it possible for third-party iPhone app developers to integrate Bing into their offerings by providing a software developers kit (SDK).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:20 AM | Tags (10) | iphone | apps | appstore | bing | microsoft | apple | itunes | search | directions | pcworld |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 15, 2009

Yes, it's quite possible to ring up $22,000 worth of charges on your cell phone.Yes, it's quite possible to ring up $22,000 worth of charges on your cell phone.

The charges in question were actually caused by the data usage of a thirteen year old boy. The bright side to all of this is that Verizon has stepped in and made a promise to credit the entire amount of astronomical charges.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | phone | mobile | verizon | data | usage | charges | high | kmov |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google phone might break the industry model. Who would've guessed?Google phone might break the industry model. Who would've guessed?

But Google's latest plans appear to be aimed at countering that 'closed loop' business model with a product that can run any application on any network -- a tactic that reminds experts of the battles between Microsoft and Apple over computer operating systems in the 1980s.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | phone | google | industry | model | carrier | mobile | washpost |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 14, 2009

Google working on a new Android phone to sell directly to consumers.Google working on a new Android phone to sell directly to consumers.

Apparently Google has been prepping a phone of their own for use with their very own network for quite some time. I can't imagine other carriers being too thrilled about these rumors.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:52 AM | Tags (6) | android | carriers | customers | direct | google | phone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

The three best ways in which to build an iPhone app according to The Wall Street Journal.The three best ways in which to build an iPhone app according to The Wall Street Journal.

Here I thought WSJ was providing methods in which to actually build an iPhone apps and not advice on how to BUILD UP an iPhone app. A couple of extra words in the headline may have fixed that mixup for me, WSJ. Cough.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:25 AM | Tags (7) | apple | iphone | app | development | building | wsj | wallstreet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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