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Friday: December 11, 2009

An extensive list of bad decisions made by some notable companies in 2009.An extensive list of bad decisions made by some notable companies in 2009.

InfoWorld takes a detailed look (six pages worth) at the many blunders by some of your favorite brands including Microsoft, Pepsi, and Amazon just to name a few. Here's to hoping they learn from their mistakes next year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 4:06 PM | Tags (5) | 2009 | decisions | infoworld | mistakes | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 148 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The TechCrunch tablet debacle as explained by the puppet of Walt Mossberg.The TechCrunch tablet debacle as explained by the puppet of Walt Mossberg.

Arrington said this was like Foxconn telling Apple the night before the launch that they'd take care of the iPhone by themselves. This is ingoring the part where Apple actually built the software for the iPhone and TechCrunch is just a blog.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 3:47 PM | Tags (7) | techcruch | puppet | waltmossberg | crunchpad | tablet | debacle | controversy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Everything you always wanted to know about wireless HD video streaming protocols.Everything you always wanted to know about wireless HD video streaming protocols.

If everything goes well, all the bits are reassembled into a glorious, 60Hz 1080p signal at the receiving end. If they're not, the first things to go are subtle details that aren't likely to be noticeable.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:34 AM | Tags (8) | wirelsss | hd | ars | technology | protocols | hdmi | 1080p | hidef |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

FCC quite curious about some of Verizon's questionable fees.FCC quite curious about some of Verizon's questionable fees.

There's much more along these lines. The FCC also wants a detailed accounting of the 'the cost differentials that Verizon pays for advanced devices over what it charges its customers.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:49 AM | Tags (9) | verizon | fees | ars | technica | interesting | termintation | double | fcc | inquiry |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Everything you need to know about HTML 5.0.Everything you need to know about HTML 5.0.

The new news is that XHTML2 is dead. The idealist recommendation for the web didn't make it. Possibly because of the lack of backward compatibility, possibly for lots of reasons – the web was hot with discussion on the loss of the spec; the why, who and 'whoh!'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:21 AM | Tags (7) | programming | xhtml | html5 | techradar | coding | compatibility | specs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Ten front-end techniques you can use to improve your site usability.Ten front-end techniques you can use to improve your site usability.

Usability is a very important part of website building. Sadly, this is often neglected by designers and developers. In this article, you’ll find 10 great techniques that you should definitely implement into your website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:42 AM | Tags (7) | css | jquery | programming | frontend | design | code | techniques |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Five materials that will make the world as we know it obsolete.Five materials that will make the world as we know it obsolete.

Researchers say metamaterials could eventually be used to divert matter the same way the invisibility cloak redirects light waves (feel free to read researcher Shuang Zhang's paper on the matter). At that point pretty much anybody who wears it is a wizard.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:44 PM | Tags (9) | materials | science | cracked | funny | technology. obsolete | world | invisbility | cloaking | healing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nine enormous gadgets for you to gawk at.Nine enormous gadgets for you to gawk at.

Hidden in the green hills of West Virginia, the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (aka the Great Big Telescope) stands 485 feet tall — almost 200 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty and just 70 feet shorter than the Washington monument.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:17 PM | Tags (6) | gadgets | wired | enormous | technology | huge | gargantuan |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Newspaper circulation probably even worse than it actually looks.Newspaper circulation probably even worse than it actually looks.

The decline in newspaper circulation has several causes. Many publications have intentionally reduced the range of their deliveries, cutting out exurbs or distant parts of their states where they sold relatively few copies.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:25 AM | Tags (7) | newspapers | circulation | digital | technology | publications | deliveries | decline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

How to give the Google Chrome OS a whirl on your home computer of choice.How to give the Google Chrome OS a whirl on your home computer of choice.

TechCrunch has a handy step by step guide to installing your very own (torrented) copy of Google's upcoming operating system on your local machine. So grab yourself a copy of VirtualBox and start poking around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | chrome | chromium | google | operating | os | system | techcrunch | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.

The OS takes just seven seconds to boot up (at least this version does anyway). There is also some footage of the user interface as well. Still want more? There is some additional information along with a concept video over on Google's official blog.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:42 PM | Tags (11) | boot | chrome | google | interface | opensource | operating | os | speed | system | techcrunch | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top ten free Windows tools for IT professionals.The top ten free Windows tools for IT professionals.

A well-rounded list of some free applications for those of you (who may or may not be IT professionals, InfoWorld) who happen to have a predilection for tinkering under the hood with your copy of Windows.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 2:58 PM | Tags (9) | free | information | infoworld | it | microsoft | software | technology | tools | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

IBM now offering cloud computing services too.IBM now offering cloud computing services too.

IBM, the world's biggest technology services company, has lagged behind younger companies in rolling out cloud services. But it is still early days for the cloud industry, which Gartner Research estimates will ring up sales of about $3.4 billion this year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:34 PM | Tags (7) | billions | cloud | computing | ibm | industry | sales | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ars Technica reviews the New Super Mario Brothers game for the Nintendo Wii.Ars Technica reviews the New Super Mario Brothers game for the Nintendo Wii.

Their verdict? You should buy this game if you're a fan of the original exploits of Mario and Luigi as they romp through the Mushroom Kingdom. Ars calls it a 'magical experience' and they expect this be on the sales charts for a long time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:36 AM | Tags (9) | ars | bros | gaming | mario | nintendo wii | reviews | super | technica | videogames |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Brand new synthetic DVD capable of lasting roughly a thousand years.Brand new synthetic DVD capable of lasting roughly a thousand years.

...by which time civilization will have long forgotten about this fabled DVD technology that we speak of. BONUS: they'll still be available at most major landfills for future generations to enjoy as well!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | 1000 | dvds | synthetic | tear | technology | wear | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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