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Thursday: April 15, 2010

A collection of the world's strangest buildings for you to gawk at.A collection of the world's strangest buildings for you to gawk at.

Sorry, but you won't find any, as Travel & Leisure puts it, 'goofball novelty' buildings on this list. On the plus side, if you've always wanted to see what a bar-code building looks like then this post has your numeric ID all over it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:14 PM | Tags (9) | architecture | buildings | design | goofball | leisure | novelty | odd | strange | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own multi-touch surface device.A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own multi-touch surface device.

if you've got about $1,500 to kick around (and a spare computer) you too can make a surface that happens to be capable of multi-touch. You could also just buy a device that's already capable of multi-touch out of the box (cough cough, iPhone iPad iPod Touch) - but really, where's the fun in that?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 4:02 PM | Tags (9) | device | gadget | gestures | guide | howto | instructables | multitouch | parts | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.

The four month-old start-up provided visual search results based on artwork photography submitted to their PlinkArt application on your Android handset. The principle is simple: take a shot of a painting, run it through the Plink art database and get the details on the artwork and its author.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:32 PM | Tags (11) | acquisitions | android | app | database | engine | google | plink | register | results | search | visual |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Adobe Creative Suite 5 now available for all you serious design folk out there.Adobe Creative Suite 5 now available for all you serious design folk out there.

The cost for getting yourself the latest and greatest set of Adobe design tools will set you back $1,699. If you happen to be thinking of going full-blown Master edition, you'll be plunking down $2,599. The iPhone Packager Tool may or may not be included with your purchase.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 1:25 PM | Tags (9) | adobe | creative | design | development | editions | iphone | master | pricing | suite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Can you spot all fifty-six arcade titles hidden in this picture?Can you spot all fifty-six arcade titles hidden in this picture?

Need a diversion from your work day? This should keep anyone pretty well occupied for a decent amount of time. I've only spotted twenty-three out of the alleged fifty-six arcade title as of this writing (okay twenty-two).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:12 AM | Tags (6) | fun | videogames | quiz | picture | search | games |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 5, 2010

Google acquires Episodic, will be folded into YouTube in the near future.Google acquires Episodic, will be folded into YouTube in the near future.

Episodic, a San Francisco-based start-up founded by Noam Lovinsky and Matias Cudich, describes itself as a 'comprehensive platform for broadcasting live and on-demand video to the web or any web-enabled device.' Episodic announced the acquisition in a blog post Friday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (10) | pcworld | youtube | google | episodic | videos | acquisitions | business | device | broadcasting | broadcast |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 1, 2010

Nokia's N97 phone interface turns out to be a little different from the promo video.Nokia's N97 phone interface turns out to be a little different from the promo video.

The iPhone really has changed the landscape of smartphones and it's plain to see after you see the video from the source link. You'll see some attractive looking transitions and animations  that somehow skipped the actual device. You'll want to give your trusty iPhone a hug after watching this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:54 AM | Tags (9) | advertising | dumb | interface | nokia | phone | truth | ui | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

New world record for largest group of water skiers claimed over in Australia.New world record for largest group of water skiers claimed over in Australia.

It took a group of 114 water skiers to break the previous record of 100 water skiers all of which were towed by a single boat for the distance of one nautical mile. Apparently the group in question had been trying to break the previous record for quite some time. Congrats.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:04 AM | Tags (7) | water | skiers | boat | abcnews | worldrecords | guinness | towed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple posts several guided tour videos for the soon to be released iPad.Apple posts several guided tour videos for the soon to be released iPad.

Want to know just whats it like to read a e-book on the new iPad? Want to know how you'll be checking your email? Apple now has eleven videos online that demo pretty much everything you need to know and they show off a great deal of the interface and overall aesthetic of the device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 5:57 AM | Tags (7) | guided | tour | apple | ipad | gadget | video | aesthetic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

Have a peek at the world's largest labyrinth recently constructed over in Buffalo, New York.Have a peek at the world's largest labyrinth recently constructed over in Buffalo, New York.

Recently built over in Buffalo for a winter festival, this maze consists of 2,200 blocks of ice which weigh about 300 pounds each. The maze itself m easured in at 12,855 square feet beating the previous record-owner by a whopping 4,575 square feet. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:41 AM | Tags (11) | blocks | buffalo | festival | footage | guiness | ice | labyrinth | largest | newyork | snow | winter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

Five must-see museum exhibits to give you an added dose of culture this Spring.Five must-see museum exhibits to give you an added dose of culture this Spring.

Looking for something different to do on those otherwise boring Spring days? Try stopping by a museum or two this Spring to catch up on some of the finer things (as it relates to art) that you may have been missing. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 2:51 PM | Tags (10) | art | artsy | exhibitions | guide | installations | manhattan | museums | mustsee | newyorkcity | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

New trailer for Iron Man 2 now available online for your viewing pleasure.New trailer for Iron Man 2 now available online for your viewing pleasure.

Well then, this trailer certainly reveals more about the plot than the previous one did. For awhile I thought it was just going to be Tony Stark versus Randy the Ram - guess that's not the case anymore.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 11:02 AM | Tags (6) | hd | ironman | movies | quicktime | sequel | trailers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Think you could still pass your driving test? Find out with this online quiz.Think you could still pass your driving test? Find out with this online quiz.

See well you fare when it comes to right of ways and school zone speed limits. A good refresh course for those of you who may have forgotten some of this information over time. Present company included.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:38 AM | Tags (7) | auto | dmv | driver | online | quiz | test | vehicle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.

Twitter is effectively one giant news feed, to the extent that it clearly has influenced some of the changes that Facebook made to its own feed technology. That reaction could be alarmist. And yet prominent figures elsewhere in the social-media world don't seem thrilled.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:28 AM | Tags (8) | facebook | copyright | patent | lawsuits | cnet | social | networking | reform |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.

The patents themselves are very explicit, and appear to deal with the very specific application of methods and even software, some of it bearing Xerox trademarks. Theoretically, such methods could be used in the dissemination of live repositories of information.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:54 AM | Tags (11) | betanews | borrowed | google | lawsuit | methods | query | repositiories | search | software | trademarks | xerox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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