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Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Ten fresh new details regarding Apple's rumored tablet device.Ten fresh new details regarding Apple's rumored tablet device.

It is designed to expand the iPhone and iPod touch media concept to its next potential level: as a slate-like replacement for books and magazines, plus all of the media, gaming, app, and web functionality of the iPhone and iPod touch.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:07 PM | Tags (7) | apple | rumors | tablet | ilounge | details | products | stevejobs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Five highly productive low stress animals that you can raise at home.Five highly productive low stress animals that you can raise at home.

You don't see too many Nigerian Dwarf Goats around the NYC suburbs, I'll tell you that much. Good luck!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 3:24 PM | Tags (5) | animals | raise | productive | lowcost | popularmechanics |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 72 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple would really like you to know just how green they really are.Apple would really like you to know just how green they really are.

Our life cycle analysis accounts for all emissions associated with our products. That includes raw material extraction, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, a three- or four-year period of use, and recycling.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:09 PM | Tags (7) | apple | earth | emissions | environment | green | products | recycling |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Want to know what the best sounds for getting work done are?Want to know what the best sounds for getting work done are?

It depends on whether your office or workspace is noisy enough that a good kind of noise or music is preferable to the natural cacophony. It depends on your personal attention span, and how likely you are to fiddle with controls versus letting a music stream trickle past your ears.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 7:59 AM | Tags (6) | work | music | productive | habits | lifehacker | sounds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 18, 2009

A writeup on how colors may affect your productivity and success.A writeup on how colors may affect your productivity and success.

Certain colors and color relationships can irritate, cause headaches, or make you feel sick. Other colors and color combinations are healing and soothing. Consequently, the appropriate use of color can maximize productivity, minimize visual fatigue, and relax the whole body.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:28 AM | Tags (5) | colors | moods | productive | success | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Thirteen mainstream products originally invented for space travel.Thirteen mainstream products originally invented for space travel.

Software that was created to handle multiple onboard systems -- that is, being able to recognize data coming from different sources and identifying those sources -- is the basis for the strip technology that can be found on most credit and debit cards.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:35 AM | Tags (4) | space | products | travel | future |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

The real story behind Van Halen's 'no brown m&ms in the bowl' legend.The real story behind Van Halen's 'no brown m&ms in the bowl' legend.

The presence of even a single brown M&M in that bowl, rumor had it, was sufficient legal cause for Van Halen to peremptorily cancel a scheduled appearance without advance notice (and usually an excuse for them to go on a destructive rampage as well).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:08 AM | Tags (6) | contracts | legend | m&m | production | snopes | vanhalen |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Reference to unreleased Apple product found in recent iPhone configuration files.Reference to unreleased Apple product found in recent iPhone configuration files.

Is this latest finding more evidence of the fabled tablet device rumored to be coming out later this year?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:58 AM | Tags (6) | apple | config | files | iprod | product | unreleased |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Adobe looking to give ColdFusion a shot in the arm with new release.Adobe looking to give ColdFusion a shot in the arm with new release.

Adobe went for three simple categories of improvement with this release: Increase user productivity, improve integration with popular enterprise software, and simplify the workflow between Adobe products.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:43 PM | Tags (8) | adobe | beta | coldfusion | database | enterprise | integration | productivity | software |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Want to know how much CO2 an online CNN article produces?Want to know how much CO2 an online CNN article produces?

...depending on how quickly you read, around 80, perhaps even 100 milligrams of C02 have been released. And in the several minutes it will take you to get to the end of this story, the number of milligrams of greenhouse gas emitted could be several thousand, if not more.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:43 PM | Tags (6) | co2 | emissions | environment | gas | green | production |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Twenty-five open source Mac apps that will boost your productivity.Twenty-five open source Mac apps that will boost your productivity.

Haven't heard of a few of these. I'll give them a whirl and report on my findings later this week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:10 PM | Tags (6) | productivity | mac | apple | apps | opensource | boost |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

A list of top ten productivity basics and tactics explained.A list of top ten productivity basics and tactics explained.

Good to know, now get yourself back to work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:39 AM | Tags (3) | basics | productivity | tactics |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 24, 2009

Intel and Nokia team up to make 'exciting' new mobile computer products.Intel and Nokia team up to make 'exciting' new mobile computer products.

They really do seem to be quite excited about their partnership.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:15 AM | Tags (6) | nokia | intel | mobile | technology | products | industry |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 29, 2006

11 slightly strange products for geeky parents.

As you might have guessed, I am a geek. As a geek, I enjoy playing with gadgets. For those in the know (or who read my site regularly - all 5 of you), I am also a newly proud parent. As such, I have decided to take a stroll around the Internet looking for what kind of baby gadgets a geeky parent may be inclined to find. In doing so, I have found several items that I would like to share with you. Some are interesting, some are kind of scary, and others are just plain strange.

  1. DNA Portraits glm_dna

    Nothing is more comforting than sprucing up your child's room by converting it into a scene from CSI. However if you happen to be a true fan, this site will allow you to make portraits from either your DNA or your fingerprints. To receive the DNA print you will need to send the company a sample using their handy extraction kit (swab your cheek with a special Q-tip). Your DNA apparently can make some interesting art - or it could potentially incriminate you. That being said, now I'm not so sure that I am quite comfortable sending my DNA through the mail, willingly.

    Website: http://www.dna11.com

  2. The Intellicot glm_intellicot

    Something about this product vaguely reminds me of Michael Jackson's hyperbaric chamber. Basically, this is a crib that can rock your kid to sleep and help him/her develop sleeping patterns, all without the need of a parent. In other words, this is another reason to have kids without actually caring for them - you know, like television. As an added bonus it reduces back strain due to child neglect! Brilliant!

    Website: http://www.intellicot.com

  3. The Daddle glm_daddle

    Growing up I remember playing 'horsy' with my pop as well. However, it never occurred to me adding an actual saddle to the mix would make the experience all that more real. It is impressive to ponder the fact that someone took this act of pretend-time and marketed a product out of it. Nothing screams dignity (or make your little one feel more like a cowboy/cowgirl) like strapping a fake saddle on your back. Giddyup. Who am I kidding, I'd probably buy one.

    Website: http://www.cashelcompany.com/dad.php

  4. Magnetic Paint glm_magneticpaint

    I have to admit that this is one cool product. The ability to turn any wall into a magnetized space sends chills down my geeky spine. Even more so, the thought of being able to bestow this gift upon my offspring at some point. And for extra credit, the ability to say 'you mean, your room didn't have magnetic paint?'. Apparently, this is a hot product because according to the site below the paint is out of stock - must be the attractive appeal.

    Website: http://www.yoyashop.com/ys_product.asp?cat_id=85&prd_id=97

  5. The Rock Star Baby Stroller glm_rockstarstroller

    Let's face it, everybody (geek or non-geek) wants to be a rock star. Now you too can live that dream through your child with your very own 'Rock Star' stroller. And this ain't just any old stroller either. This one is personally endorsed by actual rock stars (say it ain't so Tico!). The stroller has such compelling features such as lightweight aluminum frame, lockable swivel wheels, and pneumatic rear tires - but who cares. Bon Jovi says I should buy this. Also comes with a free copy of 'Slippery When Wet'.

    Website: http://www.strollermama.com/rockstar-baby-stroller.htm

  6. The Empathy Belly glm_empathy

    Now you too can simulate a pregnancy even if you are not equipped with the proper genetics to birth a child. Features include: simulated fetal kicking, thirty pound weight, backaches, frequent urination, and people laughing at you if you happen to be wearing this in public. Added bonus: You no longer have to deal with your wife's 'you try being pregnant for a change' nagging.

    Note: this item also made a cameo in the movie 'Ten Things I Hate About You'. Shut up, you know you saw that movie too.

    Website: http://www.empathybelly.org

  7. The Zaky Infant Pillow glm_zaky

    Teach your child the art of fake affection with these pillow shaped hands. They simulate the warmth and loving care that you could never provide. After all, why hold and cuddle your little one when these hands apparently do a better job than you. Notice how the hands come bundled in pairs of two, just like in real life. Why Mommy, what terribly large hands you have!

    Website: http://www.pregnancystore.com/zaky.htm

  8. iCrib Sound System glm_icrib

    Yes folks, your iPod can truly go anywhere - even to the crib. Perhaps you want to bring the soothing sounds of Jethro Tull's Crest of a Knave or maybe the yodeling stylings of Shakira's Whenever Whatever to your baby's personal domain. I'm sure the melodic verses of 'le ro lo le lo le' (that's an actual lyric - she wrote that) will send your little one to dreamland. Alternatively, this humble iPod accessory could potentially be useful if you happen to load your device with nothing but Baby Mozart CDs - but who in their right mind does that? In any event, your kid will either grow to love your musical tastes (whether they like it or not) or you are branding them an Apple customer for life. It's a win-win for all.

    Website: http://www.munchkin.com/products/detail.html?pID=878

  9. The Baby Keeper glm_babykeeper

    Did you know that your baby can make a handy toilet paper dispenser in a pinch? This product essentially straps a child to any lavatory door, dangling - more appropriately, so you can urinate in peace. Now I'm sure this product can have its obvious benefits at times when you need a free hand to use the bathroom, but something just seems odd and out of place about hanging a child on a door like this. However, nothing says 'here Mommy, wipe your ass' better than your child holding the toilet paper for you. I bet that if you make your kid hold the newspaper for you as well will make this deal even sweeter. Ok, that may be going too far - or is it?

    Website: http://www.mommysentials.com/babykeeper.htm

  10. Toaster Art glm_toast

    Back on track to an item that I am actually excited about discussing - toaster art. Essentially, this will make fun shapes and designs on your morning buttered treat. The designs in question get toasted just a little bit more than the rest of the slice, thus giving a charcoaled etched look to said slice of bread. I don't know about you, but this gives my world new meaning. I can now send hidden messages to other people (mainly over breakfast) in toast form. IN TOAST FORM! My next communique will be on toast - given that the jelly doesn't hide the message.

    Website: http://www.poparttoaster.com/

  11. Playdoh Fragrance glm_playdoh

    As a kid, I fondly remember playing with Playdoh. In fact, I even recall having that little factory edition that could spit out neat little shapes. But you know what I remember most of all about Playdoh? That smell of doom. The memory of recoiling in horror at the scent of my post-fingered Playdoh. Something about the chemical aroma - well - makes you want to yack up a rubber tire. And for some reason that odor would not go away with a simple washing of the hands, no - it had to linger for a good 2-3 additional soaks. Lucky for all of us, someone decided that this lovely bouquet (the essence, if you will) was something that had to be bottled. Put away your Calvin Klein, girl. Just put it away.

    Website: http://www.demeterfragrance.com/product.aspx?id=1025

Any other geeky baby products you feel should have been on this list? Drop us a line or feel free to post a comment.

Posted to Verbose filed in Strange @ 1:02 AM | Tags (4) | parenting | baby | products | kids |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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