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Monday: January 7, 2013

New Lego Mindstorm sets come with iOS and Android support right out of the box.New Lego Mindstorm sets come with iOS and Android support right out of the box.

Its updated Mindstorms EV3 runs on new Linux firmware that's ready for Android and iOS control out of the box, creates an overall more hackable platform and allows further programming on the core Intelligent Brick itself; accordingly, there's an SD card slot for local storage. A built-in infrared sensor expands the possibilities for a more autonomous design, as well -- Lego suggests that EV3 constructs can follow other moving gadgets, or even their creators, around the room.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:46 PM | Tags (7) | lego | mindstorms | mobile | infrared | engadget | ios | android |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 7, 2011

Storm over Saturn makes for some pretty pictures.Storm over Saturn makes for some pretty pictures.

Behold pictures of Saturn's largest and most intense storm to date (larger photos on source site). Aren't they pretty? These images come from NASA's Cassini Spacecraft. The folks over at New Scientist state that the various colors represent different altitudes of clouds, not Saturn's overall mood and/or demeanor. As a sidenote: I made a similar picture the other day by accidentally mixing oil and water on the pavement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 2:25 PM | Tags (9) | cassini | newscientist | photos | pretty | saturn | science | space | spacecraft | storm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

The great big red spot over on Jupiter has brand new glow about it.The great big red spot over on Jupiter has brand new glow about it.

Turns out that great big red spot is not just a plain old oval after all. It seems to act as a mood ring of sorts to indicate weather and circulation patterns for nearby storms systems. You can see this glow for yourself at home, assuming you have your very own infrared telescope facility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 2:09 PM | Tags (9) | jupiter | glowing | spot | sciencedaily | space | storms | weather | patterns | circulation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Thirty-five Mac applications to improve your browsing experience.Thirty-five Mac applications to improve your browsing experience.

A good list of plugins and various programs for your beloved Mac that you may not have previously known about. I'm curious to try some of these out, especially the apps listed under the 'taking a break' section.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:46 AM | Tags (7) | apple | apps | appstorm | browsing | experience | firefox | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Have a peek at some of the potential interface changes coming to Firefox 4.0.Have a peek at some of the potential interface changes coming to Firefox 4.0.

These are just draft ideas for brainstorming but some of these concepts seem to be awfully familiar.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | firefox | mockup | version | brainstorm | concept | draft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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