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Monday: February 1, 2010

Google decides to start dropping support for Internet Explorer 6.Google decides to start dropping support for Internet Explorer 6.

All it took was a couple of cyber attacks from the aging browser to warrant Google's position to drop support. Seriously, if you still use IE6 (or IE7 for that matter) - upgrade your browser. Your making the Internet cry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:40 AM | Tags (7) | google | support | microsoft | internet | explorer | drop | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

Cyber extortion of the U.S. power grid quite rampant according to McAfee.Cyber extortion of the U.S. power grid quite rampant according to McAfee.

What Americans don’t know, however, is that many of these enterprises are paying extortion fees to hackers who compromise their systems, threaten operational shutdowns, and demand payment to desist.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 6:29 AM | Tags (7) | power | grid | security | mcafee | report | exposed | extortion |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Six transportation ideas that are actually more baffling than the Segway.Six transportation ideas that are actually more baffling than the Segway.

Crossing any body of water is always a hassle. But, as a cynical, jaded, 21st century consumer, the last thing you want is a boat. What with their ability to float, ease of use and general reliability, boats are just so passe.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:33 AM | Tags (8) | transportation | cracked | baffling | strange | conveyance | aqua | skipping | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Avatar flick still doing pretty well for James Cameron and company.Avatar flick still doing pretty well for James Cameron and company.

The film has raked in a whopping $232 billion thus far. Source website seems to think that Avatar is well on it's way to reaching the likes of Star Wars ($460.9 million) and maybe even Cameron's own Titantic ($1.8 billion). Not sure how you can equate $232 million to $1.8 billion that quickly though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:25 PM | Tags (10) | avatar | billions | boxoffice | comingsoon | jamescameron | movies | records | reports | sales | titanic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Fifteen of the most influential games of the decard according to Wired.Fifteen of the most influential games of the decard according to Wired.

I'm not sure if I should be overly proud or overly sad that I have actually managed to play most if not all games on this list this past decade. Is there an achievement for that?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:47 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | wired | influential | decade | list | portal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Why it's better to pretend you don't know anything about computers.Why it's better to pretend you don't know anything about computers.

Another illustrated guide from the folks at TheOatmeal.com on a subject most geeks know all too well about. Good luck to all of us this holiday season.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:36 AM | Tags (7) | computers | theoatmeal | pretend | pc | tech | support | family |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Google offering up free wifi at forty-seven airports for the holidays.Google offering up free wifi at forty-seven airports for the holidays.

Free you say? What's the catch you ask? You'll be prompted to set Google as your homepage and to give their Chrome browser a whirl if you haven't already. Not a bad tradeoff really. Merry holidays from Google to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | airports | chrome | free | google | holidays | homepage | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

Apple drops support for Atom processors in latest Mac OS X software update.Apple drops support for Atom processors in latest Mac OS X software update.

Thinking of purchasing a Dell Mini laptop with the sole purpose of putting Mac OS X on it? Apple would prefer it if you just bought a laptop from them instead. Now pony up.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:35 AM | Tags (12) | apple | atom | dell | devices | hack | mac | macosx | netbook | processor | support | unsupported | update |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Five travel destinations to rediscover the golden age of piracy.Five travel destinations to rediscover the golden age of piracy.

Avast ye bilge rat! Ye be looking for some new exotic locales to plunder for your next vacation? Yar, then look no further then these fine ports of call.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:25 PM | Tags (11) | aye | caribbean | exotic | locales | pirates | plunder | ports | rediscover | travel | vacation | yar |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Next Apple software update may break a lot of unauthorized installations of Mac OS X.Next Apple software update may break a lot of unauthorized installations of Mac OS X.

If you've recently installed Mac OS X on your beloved Dell Mini 9 you may want to hold off from applying the next software update that Apple puts out. Possibly for a long, long time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:46 AM | Tags (10) | apple | atom | break | hackintosh | intel | leopard | processor | software | support | update |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

A gallery containing eighteen of the world's strangest bridges for your viewing pleasure.A gallery containing eighteen of the world's strangest bridges for your viewing pleasure.

The bridge, which is about 900 feet long, is illuminated by an array of LED lights each night to bolster its snake-like presence in the midst of two national parks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 12:46 PM | Tags (9) | architecture | bridges | neat | panels | strange | structures | support | transportation | unique |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

Google adds suggest functionality to their news portal.Google adds suggest functionality to their news portal.

It functions exactly how would you'd expect it to work. Neato.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:15 AM | Tags (4) | google | news | portal | suggest |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Hand drawn portraits are the latest craze in social networking.Hand drawn portraits are the latest craze in social networking.

Some avid social-network users are commissioning artists to create small digital images to represent themselves in the online world. Other Internet-savvy people use automated computer programs and Web sites to generate posterized likenesses of themselves.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 2:33 PM | Tags (6) | avatars | facebook | networking | portraits | social | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Ever find yourself without enough USB ports? This post is for you.Ever find yourself without enough USB ports? This post is for you.

The hub allows for a whopping forty-nine USB devices to be plugged in at once. And since it's not really geared for consumers, this little baby will only set you back about $700 bucks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | usb | hub | gadgets | ports | tech | nerdy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Fed up with the airlines? Vent your frustration on Twitter with everyone else.Fed up with the airlines? Vent your frustration on Twitter with everyone else.

This probably won't help that recent 'pointless babble' percentage at all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:07 PM | Tags (6) | airport | twitter | venting | gripes | complaints | public |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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