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Tuesday: January 8, 2013

Engadget goes eyes-on with Samsung's new 85 inch television set.Engadget goes eyes-on with Samsung's new 85 inch television set.

The company calls the stand a 'timeless gallery' frame, and indeed the set would fit right in with some of the more conceptual pieces at the MoMA. Still, that easel-like design could be a bit limiting for some living rooms, so you can remove the S9 and wall-mount it -- though the 2.2 channel audio is built into that frame. Unique design aside, this TV is all about the high-end specs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Television @ 10:25 AM | Tags (5) | eyes-on | samsung | easel | engadget | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 14, 2011

Best Buy has the current generation Apple TV for $89 with free shipping.Best Buy has the current generation Apple TV for $89 with free shipping.

Posting this here because I've grown to love this product in the few short weeks I've had it. It's a great implementation for getting your Internet media as close to your television as you would need it. My kids love watching clips on YouTube and Vimeo so having that readily available in the living room is a big plus. Also, having the entire media contents of your Mac is just great as well. Bonus: using the Apple Remote app for any of the iDevices may make you want to chuck the included remote.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 10:53 AM | Tags (9) | apple | appletv | bestbuy | deals | shipping | media | tv | television | remote |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 1, 2011

Vimeo now available on your Apple TV thanks to latest software update.Vimeo now available on your Apple TV thanks to latest software update.

Vimeo has some great HD content, it's nice to see this appear on the little black TV box from Apple. Besides the welcomed support of Vimeo to this little device, you can also stream your purchased television shows directly from the cloud. This will work for your previously purchased television shows as well which is nice. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:33 PM | Tags (10) | apple | box | software | streaming | television | thenextweb | tnw | tv | update | vimeo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 20, 2011

Some casting news for next season of Game of Thrones for those interested.Some casting news for next season of Game of Thrones for those interested.

After seeing the first season I've been hooked on this show and can't wait for season two (which will most likely surface next year). The books are also a fun read as well and I recommend them to anyone looking to pick up on their summer reading.  If you are more of a summer television watcher then go watch the series, you won't be disappointed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Television @ 9:56 AM | Tags (9) | gameofthrones | casts | camelot | tv | ew | hbo | casting | television | series |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Next version of iOS to bring bluetooth keyboard support to the Apple TV.Next version of iOS to bring bluetooth keyboard support to the Apple TV.

Navigating around on Apple TV isn't exactly all that fun of an experience. Adding the ability for a keyboard (or some other form of navigation device) would definetly be helpful. Interesting to note that 9to5mac also points to rumors of an updated Apple TV coming out sometime this fall.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:46 PM | Tags (10) | 9to5mac | apple | appletv | apps | bluetooth | ios5 | keyboard | support | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 8, 2011

Live coverage of the last NASA Shuttle launch ever.Live coverage of the last NASA Shuttle launch ever.

Some exact details for those interested: launch vehicle: Space shuttle Atlantis, launch pad: 39A, launch window: 11:21 - 11:31 a.m. EDT.   Wow, that launch window seems pretty small, just ten minutes. Targeted launch time is 11:26 a.m. EDT. To infinity and beyond!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 10:28 AM | Tags (7) | last | launch | nasa | shuttle | space | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 7, 2011

James Spader to take over for Steve Carell for next season of The Office.James Spader to take over for Steve Carell for next season of The Office.

It's official: The employees of Dunder Mifflin are getting a new CEO and his name is Robert California. James Spader’s ultra-confident and sexually charged character featured briefly in the NBC hit’s May finale is set to join the cast of the show's upcoming eighth season, NBC confirmed. 'James will reprise his role as Robert California, this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior,' said Paul Lieberstein, one of the series executive producers and a series regular. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 9:05 AM | Tags (9) | dunder | jamesspader | mifflin | nbc | neat | office | stevecarell | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Season finale of House filmed entirely via a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera.Season finale of House filmed entirely via a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera.

This is quite an endorsement for Canon, with a network giant entrusting the finale of one of its most popular shows to the 5D Mark II (which happens to be the first digital camera to take the Presidential portrait as well).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:23 PM | Tags (9) | camera | canon | digital | director | endorsement | hd | house | shows | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Conan O'Brien headed over to TBS for brand new late-night talk show.Conan O'Brien headed over to TBS for brand new late-night talk show.

Said O'Brien: 'In three months I've gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I'm headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly.' O'Brien will host his hour-long, yet-to-be-titled show Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. (ET/PT).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:58 PM | Tags (9) | conanobrien | latenight | talkshow | television | tbs | cable | twitter | theaters | network |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

Some answers to some very common 3D television questions.Some answers to some very common 3D television questions.

Can I use my current TV? Um, no. You'll have to buy a new 3-D television. In fact, if you bought a 3-D-ready TV in recent years, you're not ready. You'll still need a Mitsubishi 3-DC-1000 converter box. The technology has evolved. The converter boxes run about $100.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:00 AM | Tags (8) | usatoday | questions | answers | 3d | tv | television | converter | box |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

More and more people surfing the web whilst surfing channels these days.More and more people surfing the web whilst surfing channels these days.

In December 2009, 59% of Americans used TV and the internet simultaneously, compared to 56.9% in June 2009 and 57.5% in December 2008. On a year-over-year basis, participation in this activity increased 2.7%, accord ing to the report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:09 AM | Tags (9) | computers | increase | percentages | reports | simultaneous | surfing | survey | television | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Google teaming up with Sony and Intel to infiltrate your television.Google teaming up with Sony and Intel to infiltrate your television.

Google intends to open its TV platform, which is based on its Android operating system for smartphones, to software developers. The company hopes the move will spur the same outpouring of creativity that consumers have seen in applications for cellphones.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:42 AM | Tags (11) | android | applications | developers | google | intel | media | nytimes | platform | sony | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Fake Steve Jobs to get his very own half-hour television sitcom.Fake Steve Jobs to get his very own half-hour television sitcom.

What makes this interesting is the addition one of the staff writers from 'Seinfeld' who will be pitching in on development of the series. Bring in the Mossberg puppet as the cranky neighbor and you've got a hit show.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 2:21 PM | Tags (10) | apple | comedy | danlyons | fake | puppet | seinfeld | series | stevejobs | television | waltmossberg |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Sony to start selling 3D-capable televisions starting this June.Sony to start selling 3D-capable televisions starting this June.

Included are two pairs of Sony's 3-D glasses, as well as a camera sensor on each unit that will adjust sound and picture quality based on viewers' positions. A remote control button enables the switch from a regular 2-D image to 3-D.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:07 AM | Tags (7) | sony | gadgets | 3d | televisions | glasses | june | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Disney lets loose that a Tron animated series is currently in the works.Disney lets loose that a Tron animated series is currently in the works.

Disney has announced that a Tron animated series is currently in development and will probably air soon after the release of the Tron: Legacy sequel. Also of note is that the series will be of the micro variety which means you'll be getting five minute episodes at first to see if you really care enough to watch thirty minute episodes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 4:23 PM | Tags (7) | tron | disney | animated | series | micro | television | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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