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Monday: May 10, 2010

Everything you wanted to know about the Facebook privacy war.Everything you wanted to know about the Facebook privacy war.

Wired goes into detail about all the recent privacy changes that Facebook has recently undergone and what they mean to you and your data. Long story short, make sure your privacy settings are all up to snuff (or cancel your account).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:03 AM | Tags (8) | changes | data | facebook | privacy | settings | war | wired | writeup |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Warner would really like you to upgrade your DVD collection over to Blu-ray.Warner would really like you to upgrade your DVD collection over to Blu-ray.

Do you have a whole bunch of Warner movies still festering on DVD? If those DVDs happen to be in their small list of seventy-five titles - you can upgrade them over to that fancy new Blu-ray format... for a small fee. What, did you think it was free? Silly human.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | bluray | warner | dvd | exchange | program | betanews | fee | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Cablevision decides not cripple their DVR service for their customer base.Cablevision decides not cripple their DVR service for their customer base.

Don't worry, you won't be losing the ability to fast forward through commercials for now. The article has some interesting tidbits about how your DVR habits are tracked and the legal purposes as to why their DVR system functions the way it does.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:37 AM | Tags (10) | cable | dvr | service | privacy | security | fast | forwarding | stats | information | collection |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google just might be your new online travel agent thanks to potential new acquisitions.Google just might be your new online travel agent thanks to potential new acquisitions.

Google also is reportedly in talks to pay $1 billion to acquire ITA Software, which develops fare-shopping software for online travel agencies, airlines and fare-search-only sites, such as Bing Travel and Kayak.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:20 AM | Tags (10) | airlines | fares | google | interesting | kayak | online | shopping | software | travel | usatoday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 20, 2010

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert renew their contracts with Comedy Central.Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert renew their contracts with Comedy Central.

Stewart's contract extension with COMEDY CENTRAL will keep him at the helm of 'The Daily Show' through June 2013. Colbert's extension will keep him and 'The Colbert Report' at the all-comedy channel through the end of 2012.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 1:56 PM | Tags (6) | comedycentral | comingsoon | jonstewart | dailyshow | colbertreport | stephencolbert |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Cablevision, Time Warner and Comcast open up wi-fi to each other's customers.Cablevision, Time Warner and Comcast open up wi-fi to each other's customers.

This is very good news (and quite unexpected also) for customers of any of the aformentioned companies in the above headline. You can now take advantage of any of their wifi whilst traveling just so long as you are paying customer. Not too shabby, guys - not too shabby at all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:34 PM | Tags (7) | cablevision | comcast | hotspots | optimum | sharing | timewarner | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Starbucks giving away free coffee on April 15th, bring your own mug.Starbucks giving away free coffee on April 15th, bring your own mug.

The free coffee giveaway is an effort to raise awareness that we should all be ditching paper cups in favor of switching to a more reusable environmentally-friendly coffee container. This container would probably be a cylinder mug-like type of object - most likely a mug. More info (and a short flick) over here.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 2:34 PM | Tags (12) | awareness | coffee | cups | earth | environment | free | mugs | recycling | reusable | starbucks | trees | tumblers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: April 9, 2010

Multitasking and several other features coming to an iPhone near you.Multitasking and several other features coming to an iPhone near you.

That certainly was a whopper of an Apple presentation yesterday bringing tons of interesting features to iPhones, iPads, and iPods. I'm very curious to see how their iAds platform does once it is fully available. You can watch the entire presentation over on Apple's website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:57 AM | Tags (11) | iphone | software | ipad | version | multitasking | api | sdk | inbox | gaming | network | iads |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 8, 2010

Hubble discovers mysertious giant planet orbiting a tiny nearby star.Hubble discovers mysertious giant planet orbiting a tiny nearby star.

The team reports the '2M044144' brown dwarf  possesses a companion about 5-10 times heavier than Jupiter. The companion orbits some 2.25 billion miles from the small star, and must be less than 1 million years old, roughly the age of the brown dwarf.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:13 AM | Tags (6) | dwarf | hubble | jupiter | space | star | usatoday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Apple sends out invites for iPhone 4.0 preview event.Apple sends out invites for iPhone 4.0 preview event.

The month of Apple continues to roll on as the media will surely continue coverage of the iPad, iPhone, iPod now that this little event has been announced. The new software update is rumored to have some interface refreshes and some possible multi-tasking in there as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:58 AM | Tags (9) | apple | four | invites | iphone | macrumors | press | preview | software | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 5, 2010

Mr. Plinkett's review of Star Wars Episode 2:  Attack of the Clones now online.Mr. Plinkett's review of Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones now online.

It's finally here! If you enjoyed the first seventy minute review of Episode 1 than you'll definetly have many a laugh with the ninety minute review of Episode 2. At least... that's what he said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:44 AM | Tags (8) | aotc | attack | clones | episode2 | movies | reviews | starwars | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 121 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to build your very own R2-D2 lamp for under ten bucks.A handy tutorial on how to build your very own R2-D2 lamp for under ten bucks.

Yes, with a little cutting, pin-striping, and some paneling you too can have a R2-D2 lamp for your home of office. Bonus points if you can have it make his signature chirping noise when you actually turn said lamp on.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:48 AM | Tags (9) | cheap | chirp | ikea | lamp | neat | r2d2 | starwars | ten | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Ten signs that you might just be obsessed with the Star Wars saga.Ten signs that you might just be obsessed with the Star Wars saga.

Yes folks, if have this many toys on display for public view in your home you probably have an unhealthy obsession with that galaxy far, far away. And no, this picture is not of my living room.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 4:37 PM | Tags (8) | actionfigures | fanboy | fandom | hansolo | lukeskywalker | obsessed | starwars | toys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Blockbuster strikes deal with Warner Brothers to rent movies on release day.Blockbuster strikes deal with Warner Brothers to rent movies on release day.

Well, this is certainly a little strange. This deal is not currently available to Netflix and RedBox users - meaning you have to wait quite a bit before seeing new releases from Warner before you can rent them. But for Blockbuster members, you can rent their movie the day it's released on DVD. Okay then.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:03 AM | Tags (10) | blockbuster | rentals | warner | releases | waiting | netflix | redbox | ars | technica | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.

Microsoft has decided to give Windows XP users the finger and not allow them to use their latest and greatest web browser until they upgrade their OS over to Vista or Windows 7.  Yet another reason why I'll be sticking with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or any other superior browser.  Good work, Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 9:28 AM | Tags (11) | browsers | chrome | dumb | firefox | ie9 | internet | interwebs | microsoft | safari | software | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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