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Thursday: July 7, 2011

Enemies from Super Mario Brothers re-imagined with some frightening twists.Enemies from Super Mario Brothers re-imagined with some frightening twists.

Always wondered what the enemies from Super Mario Brothers might look like in real life? Artist Mike Puncekar draws some of these awesome (though sometimes a bit creepy) illustrations for your viewing pleasure. Although the link above will point you over to Geekologie, you should have a look at his other amazing work detailed on his website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 11:33 AM | Tags (11) | artist | artsy | creepy | enemies | frighteningly | geekologie | mario | mikepuncekar | reimagined | super | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.

Twitter is effectively one giant news feed, to the extent that it clearly has influenced some of the changes that Facebook made to its own feed technology. That reaction could be alarmist. And yet prominent figures elsewhere in the social-media world don't seem thrilled.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:28 AM | Tags (8) | facebook | copyright | patent | lawsuits | cnet | social | networking | reform |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Ten things Microsoft managed to do right in 2009.Ten things Microsoft managed to do right in 2009.

Microsoft didn't have all that bad of a year all things considered. But don't get too excited, BetaNews has also compiled a list of everything that Microsoft did wrong in 2009 as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:43 AM | Tags (6) | betanews | events | launch | microsoft | right | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Makers of Luxo lamp decide to sue Disney and Pixar over mascot usage and name.Makers of Luxo lamp decide to sue Disney and Pixar over mascot usage and name.

The Norwegian company that originally designed the iconic lamp is claiming copyright infringement. It probably doesn't help that Disney is packaging a version of said lamp to sell with the Blu-ray version of 'Up' and that they also have a six-foot animatronic version over at Disney World in Orlando.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:32 AM | Tags (9) | copyright | disney | infringement | lamp | lawsuit | luxo | mascot | pixar | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

Amazon not a big fan of Google's book settlement plans.Amazon not a big fan of Google's book settlement plans.

More worrisome, in Amazon's view, is that the Registry will bring disparate publishers and rightsholders together under a single umbrella, essentially forming a pricing cartel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:02 AM | Tags (7) | amazon | books | deals | google | plan | copyright | publishers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 15, 2009

New study shows that brighter people (nerds) tend to live longer.New study shows that brighter people (nerds) tend to live longer.

It found that variations in IQ explain about 23 per cent of the survival differences between different social groups. Details of the study are published in European Heart Journal.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:23 AM | Tags (7) | bright | geeks | health | iq | longevity | nerds | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Swedish software firm looking to turn Pirate Bay into legal content provider.Swedish software firm looking to turn Pirate Bay into legal content provider.

'We would like to introduce models which entail that content providers and copyright owners get paid for content that is downloaded via the site,' said Global Gaming Chief Executive Hans Pandeya in a statement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:35 AM | Tags (7) | copyright | industry | legit | movies | music | piracy | piratebay |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Some of the more famous copyright infringement stories from the music industry.Some of the more famous copyright infringement stories from the music industry.

Long before sampling was a common thing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 7:10 AM | Tags (4) | copyright | infringment | music | songs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 248 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

Universal Music and Virgin Media team up for download deal.Universal Music and Virgin Media team up for download deal.

Another monthly subscription type of partnership for downloading music. One big difference though: the actual music files will be free of copyright protection.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:11 AM | Tags (6) | music | universal | virgin | copyright | downloads | subscription |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 6, 2009

Recent Google book  settlement has librarians worried.Recent Google book settlement has librarians worried.

But resistance to the deal has been growing, as a variety of parties are realizing that the settlement gives both Google and the Book Rights Registry created by the deal enormous power over the dissemination of the scanned material.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:45 AM | Tags (4) | librarians | rights | power | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 108 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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