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Friday: July 8, 2011

Space Invaders headed to the big screen because movie-goers seem to like things from the Eighties.Space Invaders headed to the big screen because movie-goers seem to like things from the Eighties.

Given that brand equity and the track record for other films based on ’80s properties, like Transformers, the idea of a Space Invaders movie has been around for a while. Last March, the L.A. Times reported that Warner Bros. was negotiating with Space Invaders owner Taito about a movie. Additionally, di Bonaventura has brought toy properties to the big screen. He is one of the producers of the Transformers films as well as G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 1:06 PM | Tags (9) | eighties | franchise | hollywood | invaders | mashable | movie | reboot | set | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Choose two celebrity Twitterers and see whose fans are dumber with one handy site.Choose two celebrity Twitterers and see whose fans are dumber with one handy site.

Stupid Fight can't go out and administer an intelligence test to each person that's sending messages to a celebrity. So instead, it estimates based on several stupid indicators. Are they using twenty exclamation marks in a row? Do they endlessly use the abbreviation 'OMG'?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 2:30 PM | Tags (13) | celebrities | dumb | dumber | fans | funny | indicators | interwebs | online | site | stupid | stupidfight | tomscott | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

A list of the ten riskiest cities for cyber-crime. Good to know.A list of the ten riskiest cities for cyber-crime. Good to know.

Traveling to Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Raleigh, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, Austin or Portland in the near future? Make sure your computer is up to date with the latest virus protections and all of that - although it may not make much difference.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:38 AM | Tags (12) | cities | crime | cyber | definitions | fyi | goodtoknow | risky | security | spambot | travel | virus | zombies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

Celebrity neanderthals through the palaeolithic era of Photoshop.Celebrity neanderthals through the palaeolithic era of Photoshop.

You may very well be looking at the next line of those Geico ads (quick, hide this post from the suits). And yes, being a celebrity is so easy even a cavemen apparently could do it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:09 AM | Tags (8) | ads | cavemen | celebrities | geico | manipulation | neanderthals | photoshop | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

Cities across America continue to duke it out for Google's attention.Cities across America continue to duke it out for Google's attention.

Duluth, Minnesota's mayor Don Ness jumped into a 35 degree Lake Superior as a dual-purpose media event for Google Fiber and the Special Olympics; and 1,000 Morgantown, West Virginia residents last week held up signs saying 'We Want a Gig' at the WVU-Georgetown basketball game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | google | cities | country | america | fight | fiber | gig | publicity | stunts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Escaped monkey manages to make time for several Facebook appearances.Escaped monkey manages to make time for several Facebook appearances.

Facebook: the only place where you can find photos of an escaped monkey and then read posts by that same monkey as he taunts the authorities. Is there anything social networking can't do?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:31 PM | Tags (7) | authorities | azcentral | escaped | monkey | networking | social | taunts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Ten of the geekiest ties for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the geekiest ties for your viewing pleasure.

Fellow nerds in the workplace: I urge you to get out there and wear your geek pride proudly to work in tie-form. You make us all proud. Bonus points to anyone who rocks the eight-bit tie (a personal favorite of mine).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:38 AM | Tags (5) | oddee | ties | geeky | nerdy | fashion |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 10, 2010

Microsoft decides to finally fix a security hole that plagued them for seventeen years.Microsoft decides to finally fix a security hole that plagued them for seventeen years.

Much as been made of the fact that the hole is 17 years old, but Ormandy said he informed Microsoft about it in June 2009. 'You can criticize them for taking a long time to fix a bug,' but not if they didn't know about it, said Pedram Amini, who runs the Zero Day Initiative.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 9:35 AM | Tags (5) | microsoft | patches | security | vulnerabilities | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

Microsoft to bring classic arcade environment of the eighties into your beloved living room.Microsoft to bring classic arcade environment of the eighties into your beloved living room.

According to a company press release, Game Room will be a “place to relive the glory days of arcade games,” complete with a pay-to-play option that charges 40 MS Points (50 cents) per play of one game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:30 PM | Tags (9) | 360 | arcade | endsights | gameroom | gaming | microsoft | videogames | xbox | eighties |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

A list of the best and worst identities of the 2009 calendar year.A list of the best and worst identities of the 2009 calendar year.

Only five months later Kraft Foods unveiled a revised logo that was supposed to be an improvement. You know the expression “Putting lipstick on a pig”? This is like switching the lipstick from the pig’s mouth to the pig’s you-know-what.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 8:16 AM | Tags (9) | brands | branding | identities | best | worst | 2009 | advertising | image | underconsideration |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

A video game timeline for your viewing pleasure.A video game timeline for your viewing pleasure.

I am looking forward to ene day I will explaining to my children just how we played classic video games in my day. 'You mean you have to use your hands? That's like a baby's toy!'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:43 AM | Tags (10) | eighties | gaming | history | mario | nineties | nintendo | sega | sony | timeline | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.

Yes, that would be Jack Black expressing his extreme excitement regarding the fast-paced action/adventure game that was Pitfall for the Atari. Nice hat, too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:57 AM | Tags (8) | 1980s | apple | billcosby | computers | eighties | eighties | jackblack | pc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 59 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Celebrity time travel through the historical eye of Photoshop.Celebrity time travel through the historical eye of Photoshop.

Always wondered what some celebrities would have been like had they lived in different time periods? The folks at Worth1000 were thinking just the same thing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:49 AM | Tags (7) | celebrities | contest | manipulation | photoshop | time | travel | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

A handy guide to Phish-speak just for you.A handy guide to Phish-speak just for you.

It's good to know the difference bewteen your custies, wookies, and aisle monkeys. Posting this in honor of this weekend's Festival 8 being put on by Phish over in California.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 10:25 AM | Tags (11) | custies | desert | festival8 | hippies | jamband | music | phish | speak | terms | wookies | wooks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Your genes may be the reason as to why you're a bad driver.Your genes may be the reason as to why you're a bad driver.

To their surprise, they found that those with the mutant gene did worse, consistently. The gene controls a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which affects memory.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 5:09 PM | Tags (10) | study | dna | sequences | genes | science | abcnews | driving | abilities | automobiles | cars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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