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Monday: May 17, 2010

A gallery of the world's worst playgrounds through the playful eye of Photoshop.A gallery of the world's worst playgrounds through the playful eye of Photoshop.

As a kid did anyone ever actually play a game of Tic Tac Toe on one of these things? Who thought this was a good idea? Oh, and be careful going down that twisty slide, you may get wet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:27 AM | Tags (7) | contest | fun | manipulation | photoshop | playground | theme | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 88 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Twenty-one awesome and unique playgrounds for your child-like enjoyment.Twenty-one awesome and unique playgrounds for your child-like enjoyment.

I'm not sure that I'd actually take let my kids run amok on some of these locales but speaking as an adult, I'd be all over these in a heartbeat. Unnecessary slides at ridiculous heights! Whee!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 8:53 PM | Tags (8) | awesome | fun | jungle | kids | mitchhedberg | neat | nowthatsnifty | playgrounds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 72 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Ars Technica reviews Sony's much-anticipated motion control scheme for PlayStation 3.Ars Technica reviews Sony's much-anticipated motion control scheme for PlayStation 3.

It's bad news when you reveal a product this large, with so much riding on it, and within an hour people are putting down the controller and walking away from the demos.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:07 AM | Tags (10) | arstechnica | controls | gaming | motion | move | playstation | ps3 | review | sony | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

Sony finally pulls the curtain back on their new Wii-like motion controllers.Sony finally pulls the curtain back on their new Wii-like motion controllers.

I like how Sony's marketing department is billing this a way to 'graduate' for respective owners of the Nintendo Wii console.  Upgrading your current PS3 setup with these new motion controllers (with video camera) will set you back a hundred bucks or less.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:13 AM | Tags (8) | controllers | graduation | marketing | motion | playstation | ps3 | sony | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 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


Monday: January 25, 2010

The many advantages and methods to using a CSS reset implementation.The many advantages and methods to using a CSS reset implementation.

Everything you ever wanted and/or needed to know about the beauty of CSS reset all on one handy article. Yes, this site employs a CSS reset implementation as I'm sure you were dying to know.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:09 AM | Tags (5) | css | reset | display | design | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 19, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own edible chocolate play doh.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own edible chocolate play doh.

Now you too can have all of the fun of regular play doh with the added bonus of it being edible and delicious. Also, those of you who experimented with the nutritional content of storebought Play Doh in the past will probably appreciate this tutorial.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:24 AM | Tags (9) | chocolate | clay | edible | food | instructables | mold | play | playdoh | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

LEGO announces forray into multiplayer online games in the near future.LEGO announces forray into multiplayer online games in the near future.

'Think World of Warcraft, Second Life and Club Penguin all wrapped into one,' said lead producer Chris Sherland of NetDevil, the Colorado-based game development company behind Lego Universe.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:36 AM | Tags (9) | franchise | gaming | legos | mmo | multiplayer | online | videogames | warcraft | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

A video review of the transparent display of the future.A video review of the transparent display of the future.

Wow, that's pretty cool. The display is forty percent transparent at all times yet has a 100,000 to one contrast ratio. Perhaps we will see that interface from Minority Report come to life after all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:54 AM | Tags (10) | wired | video | review | transparent | display | interface | opacity | contrast | ratio | ces |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Some lessons regarding pinball economics that you may not have previously known about.Some lessons regarding pinball economics that you may not have previously known about.

The early versions of this algorithm were crude, essentially targeting a weighted moving average.  But later implementations were more sophisticated.  The goal was to ensure that a fixed percentage, say the top 5% of all scores would win a free game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:28 AM | Tags (7) | algorithm | average | economics | free | game | pinball | replay |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Full 1080p resolution playback coming to YouTube next week.Full 1080p resolution playback coming to YouTube next week.

Uploaded videos will still be subject to a ten minute maximum, but the maximum file size will almost certainly need to be increased from the current two GB.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:32 AM | Tags (9) | 1080p | files | hd | playback | sizes | tgdaily | uploads | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Twelve of the coolest MP3 players you'll see today.Twelve of the coolest MP3 players you'll see today.

Your PEZ dispenser, while serving as a great vessel for your sugary candies, can also double as a 512 megabyte MP3 player. Want one of your own? Turns out thet PEZ people found out that selling candy was more profitable than candy-dispensing MP3 players. Oh well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 4:33 PM | Tags (8) | mp3 | players | cool | oddee | interesting | neat | devices | gadgets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Five smart playlists to help you manage your iTunes library.Five smart playlists to help you manage your iTunes library.

Some good suggestions from the folks at TUAW for making the most out of of your iTunes library utilizing smart playlists. Here's an additional one from yours truly: One Play Wonders - rating is in the range of 3 stars to 5 stars while the play count is just 1. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:54 PM | Tags (8) | apple | itunes | library | management | playlists | queries | smart | songs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.

The bad news: PS3 owners will need to put a special Blu-ray disc in the game console, which will enable streaming via the Blu-ray's BD Live functionality. That's a departure from all other Netflix-enabled devices, which just have the Netflix option as a built-in feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:42 AM | Tags (10) | bluray | departure | disc | live | netflix | playstation | ps3 | sony | special | streaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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