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Monday: July 25, 2011

Apple Store definitely coming to Grand Central Station at some point in the near future.Apple Store definitely coming to Grand Central Station at some point in the near future.

According to The Real Deal, Apple will be shelling out $800,000 per year in rent, which seems a little high given that the previous tenant was paying about half that. As for me, I am both happy and sad for this news all at once. Happy because I will be frequenting this location quite often and sad because of the overall effect it will have on my bank account. The crowding of my overall commute to NYC will most likely be more annoying but I'll learn to live with it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 11:21 AM | Tags (8) | apple | grandcentral | lease | manhattan | nyc | retail | store | therealdeal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 8, 2011

Full-scale replica of Carl's floating house from Pixar's UP for sale over in Utah.Full-scale replica of Carl's floating house from Pixar's UP for sale over in Utah.

This is a clever marketing tactic by some savvy real estate developers (with Pixar's blessing). Had this been in New York I would've headed over to it in a heartbeat to tour it with the kids. On a sadder note, the balloons do not come with the house. Although you could get yourself a Golden Retriever, name it Dug, and call it day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 12:52 PM | Tags (10) | house | sale | up | pixar | carl | ellie | utah | disney | realestate | forsale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to create your very own realistic soda bottle in Photoshop.A handy tutorial on how to create your very own realistic soda bottle in Photoshop.

An interesting tutorial for those interested in dabbling with some photo-realistic effects from scratch. When all is said done you'll be way more familiar with the pen tool as well as the ancient art of dodging and burning. Now if you'll excuse me, I am in dire need of a cool glass of Crystal Pepsi.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 12:34 PM | Tags (7) | create | realistic | soda | bottle | photoshop | psdtuts | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 92 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Eight of the best unexpected and hilarious cameos from comedy movies.Eight of the best unexpected and hilarious cameos from comedy movies.

Of all the cameos on this list the Vonnegut one has to be my favorite. I have trouble reading (correction - starting) any of his novels without first flashing to this scene. '...and another thing, Vonnegut! I'm gonna stop payment on that check! Hey Kurt, can you read lips?'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:00 PM | Tags (6) | cameos | comedy | kurtvonnegut | movies | unexpected | unreality |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

A faster and more caffeinated Google search is coming your way in the near future.A faster and more caffeinated Google search is coming your way in the near future.

Chances are you probably won't notice anything overtly different since most of the rumored changes are under the hood (algorithms, indexes, what have you). According to TechCrunch, Google will start to weight news and social media sites higher than older indexed pages. Eh, you'll learn to live with it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 4:06 PM | Tags (7) | caffeine | fast | google | index | realtime | results | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

Ten ways that space travel is nothing like how it appears in television or movies.Ten ways that space travel is nothing like how it appears in television or movies.

You might get an outburst of energy during an explosion on a spacecraft and maybe even some quick flames burning up leaking oxygen, but it wouldn’t be anything near the spectacle of, say, the Death Star exploding in Star Wars.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 9:13 AM | Tags (7) | space | travel | movies | television | reality | explosions | spacecraft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on brand new real-time content search.Google pulls the curtain back on brand new real-time content search.

Try searching for your favorite TV show, sporting event or the latest development on a recent government bill. Whether it's an eyewitness tweet, a breaking news story or a fresh blog post, you can find it on Google right after it's published on the web.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:31 PM | Tags (5) | content | google | realtime | search | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

The actual faces behind some of your favorite cartoon character voices.The actual faces behind some of your favorite cartoon character voices.

A fun post with some interesting reveals that you may not have known about before (for instance, the voice of Shredder in the TMNT series). For those interested in my thumbnail choice, there is a slew of Dr. Katz videos up on YouTube.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:07 AM | Tags (8) | cartoons | drkatz | faces | fun | neat | shredder | unreality | voices |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 70 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Cartoons reimagined in the real world through the realistic eye of Photoshop.Cartoons reimagined in the real world through the realistic eye of Photoshop.

Because life is in fact like a hurricane in Duckburg, with race cars, lasers, aeroplanes - it's a duck blur. You might solve a mystery or even rewrite history. Duck Tales, oo-oo Tales of derring-do (derring?), bad and good luck tales.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:40 AM | Tags (7) | cartoons | ducktales | effects | manipulation | photoshop | reality | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 145 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

A list of eleven of the worst pop culture cereal tie-ins ever.A list of eleven of the worst pop culture cereal tie-ins ever.

I have vivid memories eating the Nintendo cereal whilst watching the Super Mario Brothers Super Show (as I'm sure you do as well). I shutter to think at what the actual  Nutritional Facts would have read like.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 7:00 AM | Tags (9) | 11points | cereal | mrt | nintendo | nostalgic | nutritional | popculture | sugar | tie-ins |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

Unsuccessful breakfast cereals through the wholesome eye of Photoshop.Unsuccessful breakfast cereals through the wholesome eye of Photoshop.

Yes, Pickle Flakes are part of this breakfast although you might want to check the nutritional facts before pouring yourself a bowl. Yum.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:42 AM | Tags (8) | breakfast | cereals | photoshop | manipulation | worth1000 | unsuccessful | wholesome | nutrition |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Seven questions that keep physicists up at night.Seven questions that keep physicists up at night.

Why this universe? What is everything made of? How does complexity happen? Will string theory ever be proved correct? What is the singularity? What is reality really? Are you still reading this?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:50 AM | Tags (9) | questions | physicist | singularity | complexity | reality | string | universe | science | physicists |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Microsoft and Google now have their very own special ways to search Twitter.Microsoft and Google now have their very own special ways to search Twitter.

You can try Microsoft's implementation here and Google's is somewhere over here. On the Microsoft side, searching for a particular topic brought me to my cousin's Twitter account which was kind of humorous but slightly scary at the same time. Good work, Dan.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 9:13 PM | Tags (10) | bing | google | implementation | integration | microsoft | realtime | search | sponsored | tweets | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Kellogg's planning to laser etch brand name into their corn flakes.Kellogg's planning to laser etch brand name into their corn flakes.

Kellogg's will produce a number of trial batches before considering whether to put some branded flakes into each box to guarantee authenticity.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:56 AM | Tags (7) | authenticity | breakfast | cereal | etching | food | kelloggs | laser |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

A tutorial on how to render your very own cereal box cover in Photoshop.A tutorial on how to render your very own cereal box cover in Photoshop.

I could totally go for some Captain Crunch (with Crunchberries) right now so going through the motions of this tutorial probably wouldn't help. Although, this is yet another quality tutorial as always from the fine folks at PSDTUTS.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 3:43 PM | Tags (4) | photoshop | tutorial | cereal | box |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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