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Thursday: August 11, 2011

Begone memory leaks! Firefox 7 will reportedly use up to fifty percent less memory.Begone memory leaks! Firefox 7 will reportedly use up to fifty percent less memory.

If you leave Firefox running for any length of time its memory footprint seems to keep increasing. This can escalate to the point where it stops responding and there’s nothing to do but restart the browser. Personally, I’ve seen this problem have less of an impact during my daily usage since moving to Firefox 5, but it’s still there. Mozilla knows this problem exists and aims to fix it. By the time we see Firefox 7 available for download it will use as much as 50% less memory than any version that has gone before, as well as having those problematic memory leaks fixed.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:50 PM | Tags (10) | 7 | browser | firefox | footprint | geek.com | leak | less | memory | mozilla | restart |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 1, 2011

The fine print on the debt deal according to The New York Times.The fine print on the debt deal according to The New York Times.

The bill, in short, is not likely to have profound effect on the recovery in the near-term. It should be noted, of course, that the recovery still has plenty of its own problems, and that fiscal policy in 2012 will tend to be contractionary on the whole as the last vestiges of the 2009 stimulus roll off the budget and as the payroll tax cuts agreed to for 2011 expire. But that would be true even if a 'clean' debt ceiling increase had been adopted with no changes to fiscal policy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Politics @ 2:05 PM | Tags (7) | fine | print | debt | deal | nytimes | nyt | politics |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Android manages to outsell the iPhone in smartphone sales for the first time.Android manages to outsell the iPhone in smartphone sales for the first time.

Verizon (30%), T-Mobile (17%) and Sprint (15%) make up the bulk of the rest of the market. The numbers may also reflect the late lifecycle of the iPhone 3GS compared to the newer android devices. Apple is also widely expected to revise the iPhone in the next month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 11:42 AM | Tags (11) | android | iphone | google | apple | smartphone | sales | carriers | verizon | attt | sprint | macrumors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Turns out there are much cheaper ways to fill up your printer.Turns out there are much cheaper ways to fill up your printer.

And it also turns out that it is significantly cheaper to fill said printer up with human blood over ink at today's standard prices. Scroll down and read some of the comments on source article for additional face palming action.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | blood | dumb | expensive | ink | printers | substances |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Dell pulls the curtain back on world's fastest laser printer (so they claim).Dell pulls the curtain back on world's fastest laser printer (so they claim).

Is the option of printing forty-seven pages a minute missing from your life? Forty-six pages just not cutting it? Then look no further. This beast of a printer onwheels will set you back just $1,549.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:52 PM | Tags (6) | dell | fast | forty | ppm | printer | slashgear |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

The top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint.The top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint.

Based on the theory that a black Google could save 750 Megawatt-hours a year, Blackle is just that. It's identical to the real Google with an energy-saving black color scheme.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:51 PM | Tags (9) | developers | environment | carbon | footprint | nettuts | web | programming | servers | blackle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

Apple's tablet device might turn out quite well for the print industry.Apple's tablet device might turn out quite well for the print industry.

The possible distribution model would involve a DRM’ed “one-time-use” book, which could spell out to lots of money for publishers while reducing pricing of e-books for consumers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:37 AM | Tags (9) | apple | tablet | print | industry | wired | gizmodo | drm | publishers | distribution |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Xerox decides to acquire Affiliated Computer for a mere $6.4 billion.Xerox decides to acquire Affiliated Computer for a mere $6.4 billion.

Earlier this month Xerox said it would begin selling digital printers for packaging and labels, aiming to tap a new market. Xerox had $1.22 billion in cash and cash equivalents at the end of last quarter, with about $6.7 billion in long-term debt.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:16 AM | Tags (10) | acquisition | business | copiers | copying | labels | markets | merger | packaging | printers | xerox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Some interesting factoids regarding what would happen if you printed the entire Internet.Some interesting factoids regarding what would happen if you printed the entire Internet.

Yes, you'd be killing quite a few trees in the process.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:43 AM | Tags (5) | facts | internet | interwebs | print | interesting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Sprint decides to up and acquire Virgin Mobile for about $483 million.Sprint decides to up and acquire Virgin Mobile for about $483 million.

Welcome to the Now Network, Virgin Mobile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:15 AM | Tags (7) | acquisitions | buyout | merger | mobile | sprint | stocks | virgin |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Fingerprint technology leaps forward to aid in crime-solving.Fingerprint technology leaps forward to aid in crime-solving.

...also doubles as a plot device to make sense out of non-sensical CSI episodes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 12:56 PM | Tags (6) | boost | bullet | crime | csi | fingprints | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Printed blog publication folds up due to lack of funding.Printed blog publication folds up due to lack of funding.

Sounded like a good idea in theory but then again lots of bad ideas sound good in theory.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 3:42 PM | Tags (6) | blogs | closing | fail | fold | funding | printed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Printable batteries may begin popping up on your t-shirts and credit cards.Printable batteries may begin popping up on your t-shirts and credit cards.

The characteristics of the battery differ significantly from those of conventional batteries. The printable version weighs less than one gram on the scales, is not even one millimeter thick and can therefore be integrated into bank cards, for example.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 12:56 PM | Tags (6) | printable | batteries | cards | jingles | shirts | creditcards |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Your next house could very well come out of a printer.Your next house could very well come out of a printer.

Once printed, it only takes about 24 hours for the material to fully set. The process is also pretty environmentally sound, and if any of the building material remains unused, it can be recycled.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 4:57 PM | Tags (4) | printer | environment | recycled | house |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

Seven amazing types of invisible ink and how you can use them.Seven amazing types of invisible ink and how you can use them.

A very extensive list covering how to utilize some ingredients you may not have previously known about for making of said invisible ink. Thanks go out to Andy for sending this in!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 12:32 PM | Tags (4) | ink | invisible | printers | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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