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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


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 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


Wednesday: September 30, 2009

Google Wave application to be handed out to beta testers today.Google Wave application to be handed out to beta testers today.

In Wave, e-mail-like communications can be edited by several users simultaneously. And users can chat about certain sections of Wave documents in real time, where all users see what a person is typing as it is typed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:43 AM | Tags (7) | google | wave | application | email | social | testing | testers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Testing video games can earn you a whopping nine dollars per hour.Testing video games can earn you a whopping nine dollars per hour.

Seems like the hours might be kind of brutal but at least you get overtime pay (if you're lucky).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 10:06 PM | Tags (6) | employment | gaming | money | testing | videogames | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Thirteen ways to browser test and validate your work.Thirteen ways to browser test and validate your work.

A good writeup for those of you who don't regularly practice the art of cross-browser compatibility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:30 PM | Tags (6) | browsers | coding | compatibility | programming | testing | validation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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