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Monday: November 14, 2011

Everything you never knew about Google's top secret lab where they pursue future ideas.Everything you never knew about Google's top secret lab where they pursue future ideas.

According to the article, this magical place (dubbed 'Google X') is where Google may or may not be working on the following futuristic concepts:  1) an internet fridge that orders food when it's low, 2) driver-less cars, 3) space elevators, 4) personal assistant robots for your home, 5) networked coffee pots and gardening tools and finally 6) training monkeys to fly airplanes for special covert operations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:27 PM | Tags (9) | airplanes | dreaming | future | google | lab | monkeys | nytimes | secret | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 7, 2011

Installing spy camera software on laptops at the Apple Store may not be the smartest idea.Installing spy camera software on laptops at the Apple Store may not be the smartest idea.

So the story kinda goes like this, an artist wanted to capture various people as they stared blankly into computers, you know for purposes of art (better explanation via source link). The computers happened to be the public ones at a New York City Apple retail store. No big deal, right? The Secret Service apparently felt differently and issued a search warrant for computer fraud. Whoops.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 4:47 PM | Tags (11) | apple | artist | camera | confiscation | exclusive | fraud | secret | service | spy | store | warrant |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Nine little known secrets to living past the ripe old age of ninety.Nine little known secrets to living past the ripe old age of ninety.

You don’t need hours of unbroken sleep as you age, but you do need a solid seven to nine hours of sleep when you get older. So if you do it a little bit at a time, napping in the afternoons, and getting sleep at night (even if it is disjointed) it can help you live longer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 12:51 PM | Tags (10) | life | age | ninety | secrets | bsntomsn | meditation | health | habits | genes | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Turns out that Microsoft has a secret phone waiting for use with Verizon's network.Turns out that Microsoft has a secret phone waiting for use with Verizon's network.

The phone is dubbed as 'Project Pink' (but may just end up being called 'Pink') and runs the brand new Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.  Verizon is most likely the exclusive carrier.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:59 AM | Tags (8) | microsoft | verizon | cnet | secret | device | windows | phone | seven |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Some Kindle tricks and features that you not have previously known about.Some Kindle tricks and features that you not have previously known about.

Yes, it's quite possible to take screenshots and play games with your beloved Kindle. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:52 AM | Tags (9) | amazon | kindle | tricks | tips | secrets | ars | weird | strange | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Some details surface online about Microsoft's upcoming secret tablet device.Some details surface online about Microsoft's upcoming secret tablet device.

The tablet/booklet device is called Courier and it supports multitouch finger gestures as well writing styles for use with a stylus.  It looks like a giant Nintendo DS on steroids. There's also a demo video located on Gizmodo's site.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:47 AM | Tags (6) | booklet | device | gadget | microsoft | secret | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

A list of ten secret menu items at some of your favorite fast food chains.A list of ten secret menu items at some of your favorite fast food chains.

If you’re at Wendy’s and you’re really hungry – like, three-patties-just-won’t-cut-it hungry, go ahead and order the Grand Slam, which is four patties stacked on a bun. It’s also known as the Meat Cube.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:48 AM | Tags (7) | burger | grandslam | items | mentalfloss | menu | secret | wendys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 104 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Eight dirty secrets of the IT security industry.Eight dirty secrets of the IT security industry.

A good read for my fellow not-so-dirty IT folk out there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 5:09 PM | Tags (7) | antivirus | industry | it | protection | secrets | security | vendors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Nintendo Punch-Out secret revealed twenty-two years later.Nintendo Punch-Out secret revealed twenty-two years later.

There is a big boxer called Bald Bull in the NES version as well and a light flashes to the right in the audience when he charges. If you punch when it flashes you will land a body blow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:49 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | nintendo | punchout | secret | baldbull | bull | charge | light |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

The darker side of Disney as explored by the folks at Neatorama.The darker side of Disney as explored by the folks at Neatorama.

Disney isn’t always the Happiest Place on Earth. The parks sometimes harbor deep, dark secrets – and we’re not talking the Haunted Mansion or the Tower of Terror.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 12:07 PM | Tags (4) | dark | disney | neatorama | secrets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Turns out 'secret' questions used for security could leave your account vulnerable.Turns out 'secret' questions used for security could leave your account vulnerable.

Acquaintances of 32 webmail users – people with whom they would not normally share their login details – were asked to try and guess the answers users assigned to protect their accounts. The volunteers managed to guess correctly nearly a fifth of the time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:02 PM | Tags (5) | passwords | questions | secret | security | vulnerable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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