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Thursday: November 12, 2009

Developer behind popular iPhone app for Facebook has had it with Apple, calls it quits.Developer behind popular iPhone app for Facebook has had it with Apple, calls it quits.

...I am philosophically opposed to the existence of their review process. I am very concerned that they are setting a horrible precedent for other software platforms, and soon gatekeepers will start infesting the lives of every software developer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:16 AM | Tags (8) | apple | appstore | facebook | developer | approval | process | joehewitt | techcrunch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.

It's amazing how the classic Zelda gameplay mixed with the idea of model trains makes this a game that evokes so many good memories from growing up, as well as a very pleasant mood and feel while you're playing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (11) | ars | ds | gaming | hyrule | link | nintendo | spirit | technica | tracks | videogames | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Some high-tech gizmos for Halloween from the folks at CNN.Some high-tech gizmos for Halloween from the folks at CNN.

Another flash slideshow showing off some gadgets to make your Halloween costume and decorations look way more spooktacular. Get it? 'Spooktacular' was used because overall the slideshow is spooky. Ha!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:44 AM | Tags (9) | cameras | cnn | costumes | cylon | devices | gadgets | nerdy | pumkins | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.

Disney's new initiative is called 'Keychest' and you just might be able to have your movies delivered via some nifty cloud-computing concepts. They also hope that the initiative will prolong the relevancy of DVDs and Blu-ray so don't go throwing away all of your discs just yet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:13 AM | Tags (9) | availability | bluray | cloud | computing | devices | disney | dvds | movies | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Turns out that Verizon's CEO is not a big fan of net neutrality.Turns out that Verizon's CEO is not a big fan of net neutrality.

He argued that imposing stricter regulations would pit network providers against application providers in a way that would ruin the Internet's potential for economic growth and societal change.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:21 PM | Tags (9) | cnet | net | neutrality | verizon | ceo | tech | broadband | internet | caps |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

A list of the top seven technology disasters of the decade.A list of the top seven technology disasters of the decade.

In what has been called the largest credit card crime of all time, earlier this year, Heartland Payment Systems announced that hackers had broken into the computers it uses to process about 100 million transactions each month for 175,000 merchants.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | breach | data | disasters | flaws | hacks | security | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Everything you never knew about nuclear batteries.Everything you never knew about nuclear batteries.

Turns out that nuclear batteries hold about a million times of a charge than your standard alkaline batteries. In the future, when/if your battery explodes you'll need to break out the radiation suits to clean up the mess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:38 AM | Tags (6) | batteries | bbc | charge | nuclear | radiation | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

CNN takes a look at who translates better: humans or machines.CNN takes a look at who translates better: humans or machines.

Some interesting tidbits as to how Google and Facebook have differing strategies in regards to proper translations on the web. I give Facebook a lot of nerd cred for still keeping 'pirate' up as an alternative language.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:28 AM | Tags (7) | cnn | facebook | google | humans | machines | technology | translation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Ten cool modern gaming tables for your viewing pleasure.Ten cool modern gaming tables for your viewing pleasure.

This futuristic pool table uses sensors and an overhead projector to create images that follow balls as they bang around the table.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 5:42 PM | Tags (6) | videogames | gaming | tables | technology | neat | modern |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google doing some experimentation with their beloved homepage.Google doing some experimentation with their beloved homepage.

One experimental version is set up as such that the only thing a user sees is the Google logo and a search box. All of the other extraneous elements like text links (TEXT LINKS mind you) are nowhere to be found.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:01 AM | Tags (6) | fade | google | minimal | search | singular | techcrunch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Ten rock star tech executives you've probably never heard of.Ten rock star tech executives you've probably never heard of.

Behind all of the major names in tech are even smarter people with a lot of talent. And yes, some of them even have time to play cards with their dog.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 10:20 AM | Tags (5) | business | executives | insider | rockstar | tech |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Eight outrageously annoying tech videos for you to gawk at.Eight outrageously annoying tech videos for you to gawk at.

Three out of eight of said terrible tech videos belong to Microsoft. Keep up the good work!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:02 AM | Tags (5) | ads | advertising | microsoft | tech | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

A handy tutorial regarding how to fix a busted Ethernet plug.A handy tutorial regarding how to fix a busted Ethernet plug.

Another common techie problem solved with the aid of Instructables.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | ethernet | fix | instructables | internet | repairs | tech | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

NASA figures out a way to levitate mice using superconducting magnets.NASA figures out a way to levitate mice using superconducting magnets.

Scientists have previously managed to levitate frogs and grasshoppers, but mice are more useful test subjects because their physiology is closer to humans.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:10 AM | Tags (5) | levitation | magnets | mice | nasa | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A quick guide for parents regarding content blocking technologies.A quick guide for parents regarding content blocking technologies.

Parents of young kids who like to frequent the Interwebs will want to skip ahead to page two of the article.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 10:30 AM | Tags (7) | parents | content | blocking | arstechnica | ars | guide | kids |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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