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Tuesday: January 8, 2013

Netflix testing out personalized profiles for their streaming services.Netflix testing out personalized profiles for their streaming services.

The test version showed separate viewing histories and recommendations for each profile. Users are able to fine-tune their profile by telling Netflix about their movie preferences, and profiles for kids under 12 are automatically based on the service’s Just for Kids UI. In addition, parents are able to restrict the type of content displayed on a kids profile based on movie ratings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Television @ 11:51 AM | Tags (7) | gigaom | netflix | personalized | profiles | service | testing | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Old Spice commercial guys to do battle via Internet popularity contest.Old Spice commercial guys to do battle via Internet popularity contest.

Dear Old Spice, there is no need for a contest here. Isaiah Mustafa should be your permanent spokesman. If you want more information other than the previous two sentences know that Mustafa's opponent happens to be none other than Fabio. You can watch some of the back and forth videos between Mustafa and Fabio over on Mashable. It's all in the delivery. Night vision top hat!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 1:57 PM | Tags (10) | battle | contest | fabio | interwebs | mashable | mustafa | oldpsice | silly | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 15, 2011

Disney testing out new mug technology in an effort out to stop drink refill abuse.Disney testing out new mug technology in an effort out to stop drink refill abuse.

The rampant use of hotel guests taking advantage of their refill privelages have finally put Disney over the edge. DIS Unplugged reports that they are currently testing new mugs that have embedded RFID chips in them. If you've exhausted your free refill privelages for that day, no soda dispensed for you. Take that, thrifty guests!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 11:39 AM | Tags (10) | chips | dis | disney | mug | refills | resort | rfid | technology | testing | unplugged |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 17, 2010

A gallery of the world's worst playgrounds through the playful eye of Photoshop.A gallery of the world's worst playgrounds through the playful eye of Photoshop.

As a kid did anyone ever actually play a game of Tic Tac Toe on one of these things? Who thought this was a good idea? Oh, and be careful going down that twisty slide, you may get wet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:27 AM | Tags (7) | contest | fun | manipulation | photoshop | playground | theme | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 88 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Marvel and Disney character mashups through the mutated eye of Photoshop.Marvel and Disney character mashups through the mutated eye of Photoshop.

Mike Wazowski is Bruce Banner as The Incredible Myopic Hulk - and there's your plot for The Incredible Hulk 2 (or 3?) and/or Monsters Inc 2.  The scary part is that legally, this can actually be made (Disney owns Marvel) and someone in Hollywood probably thinks its a good idea.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 11:33 AM | Tags (10) | contests | disney | hollywood | hybrids | manipulation | marvel | movies | mutations | photoshop | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 126 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Instruments + Animals + Photoshop = InstranimalsInstruments + Animals + Photoshop = Instranimals

Start your morning right with a little bit of Photoshop and you'll see what happens when an entirely new species is created. All glory to the hypno-trumpet-toad!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:22 AM | Tags (9) | animals | contest | horns | instruments | manipulation | music | photoshop | violins | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.

No matter what kind of development you do, at least three of these sites will be helpful to you in some kind of programming endeavor. I've just recently discovered the browser sandbox over at Spoon.net (though I'm a still little partial to IETester).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:49 PM | Tags (12) | developer | sites | bookmarks | coding | resources | helpful | testing | scripting | catswhocode | compression | css | browsers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Unlikely underwater sports through the aquatic eye of Photoshop.Unlikely underwater sports through the aquatic eye of Photoshop.

In the future we will all be able to take part in the great spectable that is Dolphin Racing. I wonder if anyone submitted anything of the Blitzball variety - that would have just been nerdtastic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 3:08 PM | Tags (12) | worth1000 | photoshop | manipulation | adobe | contest | theme | aquatic | fish | underwater | oceacs | dolphins | sports |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Edible architecture through the delicious eye of Photoshop.Edible architecture through the delicious eye of Photoshop.

Yet another quality Photoshop contest from the folks at Worth1000.com. Be warned, viewing some of the submissions in this post may cause hunger pangs and/or a strange desire to go play Candyland. Now exit my burger hole.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | architecture | contest | edible | food | manipulation | photoshop | theme | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

Alternative Easter bunnies through the fuzzy-tailed eye of Photoshop.Alternative Easter bunnies through the fuzzy-tailed eye of Photoshop.

Looking at some of these entries brings up joyful memories of that Cadbury bunny try-out commercial which you can watch for yourself over on YouTube. Buck-meow, buck-meow, Buck-ROAR!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:31 AM | Tags (10) | alternate | bunnies | cadbury | commercial | contest | easter | manipulation | photoshop | theme | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 25, 2010

Hacking contest reveals brand new security flaw in your beloved iPhone.Hacking contest reveals brand new security flaw in your beloved iPhone.

The contest in question netted two lucky individuals a cool $15,000 as well as a brand new iPhone for their discovery. The hack in question involved a vulnerability located in the mobile Safari app which opened the door to other mischief.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:51 AM | Tags (10) | apple | contest | exploit | hack | iphone | messages | mobile | safari | sms | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 22, 2010

Micro-planets through the micro-planetary eye of Photoshop.Micro-planets through the micro-planetary eye of Photoshop.

Enjoy some eye-bending planetary Photoshop this fine Monday morning. Some of this submissions may play with your head a little bit (drink coffee first).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:32 AM | Tags (9) | micro | photoshop | planets | small | tiny | worth1000 | contest | theme | manipulations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.

The good news is that there will be better support for web standards and a brand new JavaScript engine that promises to improve overall speed and page loading times. Bad news is that it's still Internet Explorer. You can take an early version of IE9 for a test drive on the other side of the click.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:52 AM | Tags (11) | microsoft | interwebs | version | browser | explorer | html5 | test | drive | sample | platform | preview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

Netflix decides to cancel new contest amidst privacy concerns.Netflix decides to cancel new contest amidst privacy concerns.

The retreat announced Friday settles a lawsuit alleging Netflix's plans to release millions of movie-rental records that could have illegally exposed sensitive information about its subscribers' tastes and lifestyles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:53 AM | Tags (11) | contest | dvds | lifestyles | netflix | preferences | privacy | recrods | security | sensitive | tastes | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

Miniature cities, towns and things through the minuscule eye of Photoshop.Miniature cities, towns and things through the minuscule eye of Photoshop.

Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Lisa inadvertently grew a tiny city as a science project? This is kind of like that. Yes, it seems that I can relate any post to some kind of Simpsons episode. Now bring me some shoes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:55 AM | Tags (8) | photoshop | tiny | small | minuscule | miniature | worth1000 | contest | theme |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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