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Monday: September 21, 2009

World record for longest handshake now stands at twelve hours.World record for longest handshake now stands at twelve hours.

That's a lot of handshaking and somehow Hulk Hogan managed to get involved with this as well. WATCHA GONNA DO WHEN THE HANDSHAKE RUNS WILD ON YOU? Believe it, brother.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:39 AM | Tags (5) | abc | guiness | handshake | hulkhogan | worldrecords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 18, 2009

Fourteen of the best times to make fourteen major purchases.Fourteen of the best times to make fourteen major purchases.

The article gives lots of useful information as to what times of year usually hold the best deals for certain major products. As an alternative, you could also just ignore all the article all together and wait for Black Friday (although that won't help with a car or home purchase).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:50 AM | Tags (6) | purchases | money | major | time | guide | calendar |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Activision thinking of untethering Guitar Hero from the major consoles?Activision thinking of untethering Guitar Hero from the major consoles?

'I think what the untethered Guitar Hero does is it maybe equals the playing field a little bit more and gives you leverage with first parties on downloadable content and the business model,' says Kotick in the IGN piece.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:12 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | activision | usatoday | consoles | guitarhero | untethered |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google pulls the curtain back on new method for reading online news.Google pulls the curtain back on new method for reading online news.

From a UI point of view that sure is a lot of visual information to take in at once. Also, it's interesting that the links don't end up back to the source publication but rather a larger screenshot on Google - most of the time without advertising (source article is now two clicks away).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:56 AM | Tags (8) | ads | fastflip | google | interface | news | reading | screenshots | ui |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Courtney Love suing Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5.Courtney Love suing Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5.

This probably stems from Cobain singing songs by other licensed artists in the Guitar Hero 5 game, something that in no way seems like something he would want to be a part of, if alive today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:20 PM | Tags (8) | activision | courtneylove | gaming | guitarhero | kurtcobain | lawsuit | nirvana | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A quick guide for parents regarding content blocking technologies.A quick guide for parents regarding content blocking technologies.

Parents of young kids who like to frequent the Interwebs will want to skip ahead to page two of the article.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 10:30 AM | Tags (7) | parents | content | blocking | arstechnica | ars | guide | kids |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Ten things you should know regarding moving from Windows XP to Windows 7.Ten things you should know regarding moving from Windows XP to Windows 7.

A good guide for those thinking about making the big jump. Backup everything beforehand and then proceed to pray.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 10:59 AM | Tags (7) | windows | xp | win7 | upgrade | guide | techrepublic | backup |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Makers of Luxo lamp decide to sue Disney and Pixar over mascot usage and name.Makers of Luxo lamp decide to sue Disney and Pixar over mascot usage and name.

The Norwegian company that originally designed the iconic lamp is claiming copyright infringement. It probably doesn't help that Disney is packaging a version of said lamp to sell with the Blu-ray version of 'Up' and that they also have a six-foot animatronic version over at Disney World in Orlando.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:32 AM | Tags (9) | copyright | disney | infringement | lamp | lawsuit | luxo | mascot | pixar | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.

It still seems a little inappropriate that Kurt Cobain is included as a playable character. And even more so after watching this YouTube clip. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (7) | ars | cobain | gaming | guitarhero | review | silly | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

Fifteen of the worst user experience design mistakes ever.Fifteen of the worst user experience design mistakes ever.

Read up and learn my fellow designers, don't be that guy (or girl). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 11:26 AM | Tags (6) | design | experience | interface | mistakes | ui | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 102 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Reject watermelon juice just might a good source for biofuel.Reject watermelon juice just might a good source for biofuel.

As well as using the juice for ethanol production, either directly or as a diluent for other biofuel crops, Fish suggests that it can be a source of lycopene and L-citrulline, two ‘nutraeuticals’ for which enough demand currently exists to make extraction economically worthwhile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:01 PM | Tags (5) | biofuel | environment | ethanol | juice | watermelon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

See how well you fare at a programming IQ test.See how well you fare at a programming IQ test.

Some of these questions are just flat-out evil. Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:28 AM | Tags (5) | infoworld | iq | programming | quiz | test |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Chicago woman decides to sue local zoo over splashing dolphins.Chicago woman decides to sue local zoo over splashing dolphins.

Officials 'recklessly and wilfully trained and encouraged the dolphins to throw water at the spectators in the stands, making the floor wet and slippery', the court documents stated.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 8:14 AM | Tags (6) | dolphin | lawsuit | chicago | zoo | splashing | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Turns out that walking in circles is a natural thing.Turns out that walking in circles is a natural thing.

Researchers tested the popular notion and found that not only do people walk in circles if they have no guidance, but they do not favor left-handed circles, a common myth spurred from the fact that a heart leans to a person's left.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:56 AM | Tags (7) | study | research | science | walking | circles | left | guidance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

A guide to all of the epic flaws that can be found in the Star Wars universe.A guide to all of the epic flaws that can be found in the Star Wars universe.

Yes, we can afford slapstick oil and tasers, but we'll never get a 30-cent voice chip past accounting. That's just madness.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:45 PM | Tags (5) | starwars | flaws | epic | guide | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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