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Monday: November 14, 2011

Wired would like you to know Amazon's Jeff Bezos owns more of the web than you think.Wired would like you to know Amazon's Jeff Bezos owns more of the web than you think.

An interesting read for those of you who want to have a little more insight as to just what Amazon does these days on the Interwebs besides selling everything under the sun. There's an interesting chart about half-way down he page that discusses how some important companies rely on Amazon's web services to power their products. If AWS shut off today, well - it's best not to think about it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:38 AM | Tags (8) | amazon | aws | jeffbezos | magazine | owns | services | tech | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Microsoft to give Hotmail service a makeover at some point this summer.Microsoft to give Hotmail service a makeover at some point this summer.

...users will encounter a first screen that’s on overview of new messages, sorted into categories, with e-mails from known contacts in the top heap, updates from services like Facebook and Twitter at the bottom, and a bar up top that lets you send a status message.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 12:39 PM | Tags (8) | competition | email | gmail | google | hotmail | microsoft | service | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Rogue star mystery finally deciphered thanks to Hubble Space Telescope.Rogue star mystery finally deciphered thanks to Hubble Space Telescope.

The massive, hot star seemed out of place when astronomers first spotted it in 2006, and now thanks to Hubble, we know why. The misfit, 30 Dor #016, appears to have been ejected from a cluster of even heftier stars, pinging off of them and off into space at tremendous speed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 11:25 AM | Tags (10) | hubble | misfit | star | mystery | wired | science | space | ejected | astronomy | telescope |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Disgruntled employee disables hundreds of cars from the comfort of his PC.Disgruntled employee disables hundreds of cars from the comfort of his PC.

I wouldn't call this so much of a 'hack' (or hacker according to Wired) but rather a disgruntled employee who happened to know his way around a most-likely poorl y designed online security system. If you put functionality like this online without proper security this is just an accident waiting to happen.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 9:37 AM | Tags (8) | auto | bricked | cars | disgruntled | hacker | systems | texas | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 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


Monday: March 8, 2010

A review of Final Fantasy XIII via the folks over at Wired.A review of Final Fantasy XIII via the folks over at Wired.

Long story short: some of the elements you've come to know and love in Final Fantasy are simply gone in favor of a much, much more linear story. That aside, I'll still be buying it when it comes out tomorrow. Chocobos!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | finalfantasy | gaming | linear | ps3 | review | videogames | wired | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

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 18, 2010

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


Wednesday: February 10, 2010

Ten literary classics that should be made into a video game.Ten literary classics that should be made into a video game.

There are some interesting literary choices from Wired in regards to this particular topic. While I don't think a game based on Huck Finn would be all that amazin, Moby Dick sounds like it could be downright epic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:56 AM | Tags (7) | videogames | gaming | classics | wired | literary | conversion | hypothetical |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

Ten things missing from the newly released Apple iPad.Ten things missing from the newly released Apple iPad.

Don't worry, I'm sure all of these issues will be resolved by the next revision of the iPad.  FYI, you may be seeing more iPad stories on GeekLikeMe as I have been out of touch for the past few days and sort of missed iPad mania.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:24 AM | Tags (5) | wired | apple | ipad | device | gadgets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

Wired would like to let you know just what to expect from Apple's tablet unveiling.Wired would like to let you know just what to expect from Apple's tablet unveiling.

At tomorrow's Apple media event you will probably see the unveiling of a tablet-like device of some kind, most likely a tablet. That's just my guess. I'm not an authority on the subject by any means.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:11 AM | Tags (5) | apple | event | predictions | tablet | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

A video review of the transparent display of the future.A video review of the transparent display of the future.

Wow, that's pretty cool. The display is forty percent transparent at all times yet has a 100,000 to one contrast ratio. Perhaps we will see that interface from Minority Report come to life after all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:54 AM | Tags (10) | wired | video | review | transparent | display | interface | opacity | contrast | ratio | ces |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

One hundred quotes that every geek should probably know.One hundred quotes that every geek should probably know.

As a geek these quotes are pretty much the standard beginning set of quotes you need to memorize if you wish to actually be labeled as such.  Also, your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:53 AM | Tags (5) | wired | geeky | quotes | movies | montypython |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 76 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Fifteen of the most influential games of the decard according to Wired.Fifteen of the most influential games of the decard according to Wired.

I'm not sure if I should be overly proud or overly sad that I have actually managed to play most if not all games on this list this past decade. Is there an achievement for that?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:47 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | wired | influential | decade | list | portal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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