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Wednesday: March 24, 2010

More and more people surfing the web whilst surfing channels these days.More and more people surfing the web whilst surfing channels these days.

In December 2009, 59% of Americans used TV and the internet simultaneously, compared to 56.9% in June 2009 and 57.5% in December 2008. On a year-over-year basis, participation in this activity increased 2.7%, accord ing to the report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:09 AM | Tags (9) | computers | increase | percentages | reports | simultaneous | surfing | survey | television | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten of the most commonly used colors in web design with examples.Ten of the most commonly used colors in web design with examples.

Need some creative inspiration to get started on that next design project? This post  showcases how other designers are using colors to their advantage and even touches on the associated feelings some of these colors convey. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:47 AM | Tags (6) | colors | convey | design | interwebs | web | webdesignbooth |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 22, 2010

Turns out that cubes of NYC garbage can make for some interesting art.Turns out that cubes of NYC garbage can make for some interesting art.

But artist Justin Gignac still sees stories even in the ubiquity, and is out to prove that with some clever package design, Manhattan’s refuse can be art. Gignac sells plastic cubes of trash from the Big Apple for $50 a pop.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 6:40 AM | Tags (8) | newyorkcity | manattan | garbage | art | artsy | cube | capsule | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Palm not doing so well these days thanks to poor sales and lagging stock.Palm not doing so well these days thanks to poor sales and lagging stock.

Analysts and news outlets already seem to running a countdown on just when exactly Palm will go belly up and call it day. I  wonder which major company will rise to the occasion and snatch up Palm for themselves should that event arise.  

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:37 AM | Tags (10) | business | device | handset | mobile | palm | pre | sales | slump | webos | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 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


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.

The good news is that there will be better support for web standards and a brand new JavaScript engine that promises to improve overall speed and page loading times. Bad news is that it's still Internet Explorer. You can take an early version of IE9 for a test drive on the other side of the click.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:52 AM | Tags (11) | microsoft | interwebs | version | browser | explorer | html5 | test | drive | sample | platform | preview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

A list of ten useful website analytics tools for your analytical pleasure.A list of ten useful website analytics tools for your analytical pleasure.

You may not have known but Google isn't the only game in town for getting some decent web statistics. This post covers some of the non-Google tools you can try out to gauge performance of your beloved web site or web apps.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:08 AM | Tags (8) | interwebs | tracking | stats | analytics | google | website | development | internet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Amazon to start working on a better web browsing experience for the Kindle.Amazon to start working on a better web browsing experience for the Kindle.

Engineers are hard at work, or will be hard at work once the position is filled, to bring you a richer web browsing experience on your beloved Kindle device. Maybe you'll even get to see some media (like images) when all is said and done. Images on the web, what a concept!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:16 PM | Tags (8) | amazon | browser | images | kindle | text | text | web | webmonkey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.

An electrically powered, room-temperature, infrared laser for laptop computers is still years away, however, cautioned Michel. If and when those laptops do arrive, they will be powerful -- more powerful in fact than even today's supercomputers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:28 PM | Tags (9) | interwebs | speed | light | plaid | spaceballs | abcnews | lasers | super | computers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Cisco's big Internet-changing announcement? Brand new speedy routers.Cisco's big Internet-changing announcement? Brand new speedy routers.

That's right folks, this new and improved router can handle up to twelve times the speed of your now traditional non-speedy routers. Change has come to your Interwebs, be sure to hold your excitement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:15 PM | Tags (6) | cisco | interwebs | networking | reuters | router | speedy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Announcement from Cisco on Tuesday promises to 'forever change the Internet'.Announcement from Cisco on Tuesday promises to 'forever change the Internet'.

Cisco has clearly stated is designed to bring the company's highly acclaimed enterprise Telepresence video system into consumer living rooms, there may be enough of the sewing done to talk now about exactly how Cisco will deliver new end-to-end Web 2.0 capabilities...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:58 PM | Tags (10) | announcement | change | cisco | consumers | enterprise | forbes | internet | interwebs | livingroom | web20 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ars Technica explains why blocking ads is devastating to the websites you love to visit.Ars Technica explains why blocking ads is devastating to the websites you love to visit.

Imagine running a restaurant where 40% of the people who came and ate didn't pay. In a way, that's what ad blocking is doing to us. Just like a restaurant, we have to pay to staff, we have to pay for resources, and we have to pay when people consume those resources. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | ads | advertising | ars | interwebs | online | technica | websites | writeup |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

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


YouTube now has captioning for millions of videos thanks to new technology.YouTube now has captioning for millions of videos thanks to new technology.

So how did they do it? Each video now uses speech recognition technology to pick up potential spoken words from the audio track. It not may be a perfect solution but it's a great start. The technology only works on videos that contain English audio at present time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:40 AM | Tags (7) | youtube | captions | auto | technology | impaired | videos | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Samsung pulls the curtain back on Internet-capable fridge.Samsung pulls the curtain back on Internet-capable fridge.

A fancy new Internet-enabled refrigerator will set you back about two grand according to this Yahoo article. Your cold cuts can finally have their very own spot on the information superhighway. Welcome to the future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:34 AM | Tags (9) | samsung | yahoo | fridge | internet | gadgets | coldcuts | highway | interwebs | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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