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Wednesday: January 2, 2013

Avis acquires Zipcar for a mere $500 million.Avis acquires Zipcar for a mere $500 million.

Avis says it expects to generate $50 to $70 million in ‘annual synergies’ as a result of the deal. FYI: The company booked $7.3 billion in revenue for the full year 2012, and employs roughly 29,000 employees today. The transaction is expected to close in the spring of 2013.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:20 AM | Tags (7) | rental | avis | acquisition | car | sharing | zipcar | thenextweb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 13, 2012

The Verge reviews The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and finds some unexpected issues.The Verge reviews The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and finds some unexpected issues.

Rather than the majestic grandeur presented in the first films, the new entry looks more like a Renaissance Faire recreation shot on your brother's mini-DV camera. It's most jarring in the movie's opening, where we briefly visit Frodo and Bilbo in the moments leading up to Fellowship; we know what these characters in that world should look like, and it simply feels wrong.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 8:24 AM | Tags (10) | 48fps | bilbo | frodo | gandalf | hobbit | lotr | movies | review | rings | verge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 15, 2011

MTA releases renderings of the new Apple Store coming to Grand Central Station.MTA releases renderings of the new Apple Store coming to Grand Central Station.

The title of this article is a little misleading as there is really only one rendering to look at over on The Real Deal's website. AppleInsider has some of the other renderings, albiet in a less vibrant (and boring) form. Aside from the new Apple Store, Grand Central will also be home to a brand new Shake Shack.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:17 PM | Tags (9) | mta | apple | store | location | shake | shack | rendering | pictures | shopping |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 11, 2011

Start your week off with a smile and journey over to Isengard with your pal Saruman.Start your week off with a smile and journey over to Isengard with your pal Saruman.

Make sure that you are not drinking any sort of mead or eating Elven bread whilst watching this quick video. It may travel as far Rohan before settlling near the white tree of Gondor before being expunged from your nose. Interesting to note that Saruman can add trolls to the list of creatures once bred at Isengard.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 9:41 AM | Tags (7) | youtube | lotr | gandalf | trolling | video | saruman | rings |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 26, 2010

Thirteen terrific sites for managing and sharing media files.Thirteen terrific sites for managing and sharing media files.

I keep hearing fantastic things about DropBox but I have yet to take advantage of their service. Should you decide to not make the same mistake you'll get two free gigabytes of storage space for signing up. Happy sharing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:06 AM | Tags (10) | audio | dropbox | files | interwebs | managing | media | multimedia | music | sharing | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Cablevision, Time Warner and Comcast open up wi-fi to each other's customers.Cablevision, Time Warner and Comcast open up wi-fi to each other's customers.

This is very good news (and quite unexpected also) for customers of any of the aformentioned companies in the above headline. You can now take advantage of any of their wifi whilst traveling just so long as you are paying customer. Not too shabby, guys - not too shabby at all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:34 PM | Tags (7) | cablevision | comcast | hotspots | optimum | sharing | timewarner | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Microsoft sends out press invitations for mystery event on April 12.Microsoft sends out press invitations for mystery event on April 12.

Microsoft seems to be a little tired of Apple hogging all the spotlight these days. The only information on the invite is something vague about it being 'time to share'. Hold on to your hats and/or excitement - whichever comes first.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:55 AM | Tags (5) | event | microsoft | mystery | sharing | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Gandalf confirms that 'The Hobbit' will indeed start filming this June.Gandalf confirms that 'The Hobbit' will indeed start filming this June.

This news comes straight from Ian McKellen's website who will of course be reprising his role as Gandalf the Grey. Casting is already in progress and it's estimated that filming will take about a year or so over in New Zealand.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:43 PM | Tags (7) | gandalf | hobbit | tolkien | rings | movies | fantasy | fiction |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: January 13, 2010

Netflix streaming coming to the Nintendo Wii sometime this Spring.Netflix streaming coming to the Nintendo Wii sometime this Spring.

The Nintendo version will require a disc, just like the PlayStation 3 system does. Also, you probably shouldn't expect a whole lot of HD functionality (the Wii only supports 480p max resolution at present time).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:38 AM | Tags (7) | netflix | streaming | nintendo | wii | console | spring | 2010 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten cool products inspired by puzzles just for you.Ten cool products inspired by puzzles just for you.

Although it would be cool to look at a puzzle rug on most days something tells me that a puzzle rug would not be able to provide that much warmth. It's a probably a bitch to vacuum said puzzle rug as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:28 AM | Tags (10) | artsy | design | flooring | neat | pieces | products | puzzle | rug | toxel | vacuum |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

Daily Grind: Efficient

Name: Vin (aka jimmy three-teeth)
How Vin feels today: Efficient @ 3:10:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: Give myself a round of applause for writing various scripts that condensed a boatload of work into a smaller buoy-sized amount of work.

Music Stuck in Head: The Entertainer / Billy Joel
Mostly because the synth effect in the intro and outro of the song. Reminds me of Saturday morning cartoons every time.

Stuff to do today:

  • Read up on all the happenings from CES over in Las Vegas
  • Watch the Microsoft Keynote
  • Boy, was that ever boring
  • Find something more entertaining
  • This YouTube video will suffice for now
  • Wow, it's even got Reversi

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:10 PM | Tags (9) | billyjoel | boring | ces | dailygrind | efficient | glm | keynote | music | vegas |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 15, 2009

Lord of the Rings trilogy will be available on Blu-ray next April.Lord of the Rings trilogy will be available on Blu-ray next April.

The April release is just for the standard theatrical cuts and not the extended editions. The extended editions are expected sometime in 2011 closer to the release of The Hobbit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:32 AM | Tags (6) | lordoftherings | lotr | bluray | 2010 | april | denofgeek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 14, 2009

Six Lord of The Ring characters who totally dropped the ball.Six Lord of The Ring characters who totally dropped the ball.

He has his human enemy on the ground at his feet. One enemy, with tens of thousands at his back. He then sloooowly reaches out with his ringed hand, allowing his finger to get chopped off. The ring is detached, he dies, his entire empire collapsing with it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | cracked | funny | lordoftherings | lotr | sauron | tolkien |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Another day brings yet another Apple Tablet release rumor.Another day brings yet another Apple Tablet release rumor.

According to today's batch of recently leaked information the fabled tablet is due to arrive next Spring. It will have a 10.1 inch multi-touch screen thus making it mostly similar to what can only be described as a really big iPhone. Woo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:45 PM | Tags (8) | 2010 | analysts | apple | rumors | spring | tablet | release | iphone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

Peter Jackson would like you to know 'The Hobbit' is still on track for 2011.Peter Jackson would like you to know 'The Hobbit' is still on track for 2011.

Jackson was then asked if he believes The Hobbit will still be in theaters by December of 2011. 'At this stage, that is certainly the plan. Yeah.' You heard it straight from Peter Jackson himself - The Hobbit's release has not been delayed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:42 AM | Tags (6) | 2011 | hobbit | lordoftherings | movies | peterjackson | tolkien |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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