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Thursday: March 18, 2010

Amazon pulls the curtain back on brand new Kindle app for the Mac.Amazon pulls the curtain back on brand new Kindle app for the Mac.

Want to give e-reading a whirl without the aid of a Kindle or other e-book reading gadget? Amazon is here to save the day with a free download to do just that.  The average Kindle book will set you back about ten bucks. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:15 AM | Tags (8) | amazon | app | apple | ebooks | kindle | mac | reading | software |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

The top ten movies that should never, ever be converted to 3D.The top ten movies that should never, ever be converted to 3D.

It wasn’t bad enough that he made Greedo shoot first; now he wants to mess around with the whole look and feel of the movies. If we haven’t made our case yet, we have but three more words for you: 3D Jar Jar.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:11 PM | Tags (8) | movies | wired | alien | 3d | funny | starwars | georgelucas | greedo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Stride Rite offering up new line of Star Wars sneakers next month (younglings only).Stride Rite offering up new line of Star Wars sneakers next month (younglings only).

Sorry to build your hopes up with that headline Star Wars fans, but these kicks are for kids only. However, if the comments on the source site are any indication - an adult line of these sneaks would probably sell too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 4:05 PM | Tags (7) | fashion | shoes | sneakers | starwars | striderite | trooper | vader |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Man finishes LEGO Star Wars space ship from scratch after just two years.Man finishes LEGO Star Wars space ship from scratch after just two years.

This model was completed using approximately 30,000 pieces of LEGO and remarkably without the direct use of a licensed LEGO instruction manual. That's right - this Droid Control Ship was assembled using only schematics from a book of Star Wars space ships. That's some impressive architectural dedication right there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:25 PM | Tags (7) | completion | droids | legos | pieces | ship | space | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 178 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Jon Stewart and the Daily Show take ChatRoulette for a spin.Jon Stewart and the Daily Show take ChatRoulette for a spin.

The Internet is like mexican food, every site has the same ingredients - just in different combinations. But go ahead and investigate, I wonder what your reporters will find on this video-based anonymous stranger-finder.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 3:47 PM | Tags (7) | chat | chatroulette | dailyshow | funny | ingredients | interwebs | jonstewart |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Daily Show and Colbert Report pulled off of Hulu via the suits at Viacom.Daily Show and Colbert Report pulled off of Hulu via the suits at Viacom.

As of March 9, Hulu will lose the rights to the two half-hour shows, but that doesn't mean they're disappearing from the Internet entirely. Full episodes will still be streamed on TheDailyShow.com and ColbertNation.com.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:53 AM | Tags (7) | colbert | colbertreport | dailyshow | hulu | jonstewart | stephencolbert | viacom |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Latest MacHeist bundle brings cheap software and adventure gaming to your Mac.Latest MacHeist bundle brings cheap software and adventure gaming to your Mac.

The fact that the recently released Mac version of Tales of Monkey Island is included in this bundle makes the entire deal worthwhile (assuming the number of purchases surpasses 50,000 - it probably will). The entire bundle will set you back just twenty bucks and you'll end up with some other neat apps as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 6:41 AM | Tags (7) | adventure | gaming | mac | macheist | monkeyisland | software | telltale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Ten creative and geeky hoodie designs for your viewing pleasure.Ten creative and geeky hoodie designs for your viewing pleasure.

I added 'geeky' to the headline mostly because all of these hoodies are of the Star Wars, comic book or video game variety (not that there's anything wrong with that; I just felt it had to be clarified). Source link also contains purchase links for those who are so inclined. By the way, that R2-D2 hoodie will set you back $92 bucks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 11:18 AM | Tags (8) | fashion | fun | hoodies | nerdy | ninjas | r2d2 | starwars | uphaa |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 450 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten of the all-time greatest free downloads and services according to PC World.Ten of the all-time greatest free downloads and services according to PC World.

I find it a little strange that Spybot: Search and Destroy isn't on this list. On almost every PC I've ever had to troubleshoot I usually start by running a scan of Spybot to get a quick glance at what's going on.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:06 AM | Tags (7) | downloads | free | pcworld | services | software | yahoo | spybot |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 54 Clicks | Posted by Vin


PlayStation Network outage causes some annoyance for owners of the PS3 console.PlayStation Network outage causes some annoyance for owners of the PS3 console.

Although Sony says it will have a fix by this morning, it has not yet said what went wrong. Anecdotal evidence points to a combination of DRM and firmware issues rather than a network outage.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:54 AM | Tags (9) | psn | sony | playstation | rrod | wired | downtime | meltdown | outage | firmware |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Students at Mississippi University call upon Admiral Ackbar as mascot replacement.Students at Mississippi University call upon Admiral Ackbar as mascot replacement.

Ackbar, a member of the Mon Calamari species who led the Rebel Alliance ships into the Battle of Endor, appears to be the early favorite. He has more than 14,000 Facebook fans. Websites like notatrap.org -- 'It's a trap!' was his famous line -- are promoting Ackbar's candidacy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 11:39 AM | Tags (9) | starwars | olemiss | students | college | mascot | ackbar | admiral | ajc | itsatrap |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Friday: February 19, 2010

Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.

No Star Wars collection is truly complete unless you have a carbonite-frozen Han Solo Lego figurine. Side note: this year celebrates the 30th anniversary of when the Empire Strikes Back was released.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:05 AM | Tags (9) | carbonite | fair | fun | hansolo | highlights | international | popsci | starwars | toys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 18, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own Snuggie-type garment.A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own Snuggie-type garment.

You can do anything in your new snuggie!  Except maybe jogging.  I don't recommend jogging.  Or swimming.  But you can do any sort of lounging- or seated-type activities, and keep yourself warm at the same time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:43 AM | Tags (7) | instructables | snuggie | blanket | tutorial | warmth | garments | clothing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.

Here are the Cliff's Notes for the lazy folks: touch capability, color, flexibility, better software and more contrast. I'd like to add the word 'iPad' in there as a sixth thing that will be a contributing factor to making these devices better as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:40 AM | Tags (11) | ereaders | books | 2010 | wired | ipad | apple | color | flexibility | software | contrast | gadgets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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