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Monday: January 7, 2013

Disney unveils next generation guest experience in the form of digital wristbands.Disney unveils next generation guest experience in the form of digital wristbands.

The new wristbands will work in tandem with a new Disney app that you can use on your smartphone. The wristband (officially called MagicBand) can be used as your rooom key, theme park ticket, photopass, payment information and even access to FastPass for quicker access to rides and attractions. So long Key to the World cards!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 3:04 PM | Tags (6) | disney | wristband | experience | bracelet | themepark | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 15, 2011

Fourteen amazing and unexpected urban art installations for you to gawk at.Fourteen amazing and unexpected urban art installations for you to gawk at.

It's not every day that you get to see a phone booth murdered in the name of art. This and other interesting bits of eye candy can be viewed over on the source article by way of the folks over at WebUrbanist. The melted ice cream truck half-way down the page get's the runner up award in my book. My favorite is the 900-pound box man, it reminds of the near-impossible yellow boss you had to beat before Dr. Wiley in Mega Man.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 12:32 PM | Tags (7) | artsy | amazing | unexpected | urban | art | installations | weburbanist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 8, 2011

YouTube experimenting with the new design dubbed Cosmic Panda.YouTube experimenting with the new design dubbed Cosmic Panda.

I had a chance to try this out last night and I liked the experience. The new design seems to take a couple cues from Hulu and other video sites by utilizing a darker background to make the video pop more. The other neat thing is that the comments will scroll while keeping the video locked to the top of screen and in view. That is surely a welcome change for those who enjoy reading inane YouTube comments. You can try it out for yourself over yonder.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:00 PM | Tags (9) | cosmic | darker | engadget | experiment | interface | panda | sizes | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 7, 2011

Hugh Grant: actor and phone hacker vigilante.Hugh Grant: actor and phone hacker vigilante.

The link above which takes you to the BBC site has the contents of this video in which Hugh Grant discusses how we turned the tables on an unsuspecting phone hacker. Phone hacking seems to be just the tip of the iceberg as Grant goes into detail as to the other kinds of nefarious activities that he uncovers. Give this man a deerstalker and a magnifying glass, well done Sherlock.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:04 AM | Tags (12) | bbc | news | hugh | grant | exposed | hacking | phone | digital | hughgrant | video | vigilante | sherlock |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 17, 2010

Apple beats out Whole Foods and Nordstrom for best shopper experience title.Apple beats out Whole Foods and Nordstrom for best shopper experience title.

Factors that contribute to a good shopping experience, according to the survey, include having customer-centric store design, maintaining shopper history data, creating ambiance, and carrying and displaying a well-organized, 'rationalized' product assortment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:00 AM | Tags (14) | ambiance | apple | ars | assortment | design | experience | history | nordstrom | product | shopper | store | survey | technica | wholefoods |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

A photo gallery from inside the Pavilions of Expo currently underway in Shanghai, China.A photo gallery from inside the Pavilions of Expo currently underway in Shanghai, China.

Go on in and have a gander at some photography of the event courtesy of Popular Science. You'll see some interesting things such as the world's largest IMAX screen followed by the world's largest baby (relax, it's only a model).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:22 PM | Tags (11) | 2010 | baby | expo | gallery | imax | inside | pavilions | popsci | popular | science | worlds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 25, 2010

Hacking contest reveals brand new security flaw in your beloved iPhone.Hacking contest reveals brand new security flaw in your beloved iPhone.

The contest in question netted two lucky individuals a cool $15,000 as well as a brand new iPhone for their discovery. The hack in question involved a vulnerability located in the mobile Safari app which opened the door to other mischief.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:51 AM | Tags (10) | apple | contest | exploit | hack | iphone | messages | mobile | safari | sms | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Security flaws over at the IRS could mean that your personal data might be at risk.Security flaws over at the IRS could mean that your personal data might be at risk.

The Internal Revenue Service's failure to use strong passwords, install patches quickly, and adequately control access to computer systems and information makes the system vulnerable to insider threats and attacks from outside, a new government report concludes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:42 AM | Tags (12) | taxes | security | risk | irs | data | exposed | cnet | passwords | weak | control | systems | vulnerable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 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


Monday: March 8, 2010

Eight basics of regular expressions that can make you an expert.Eight basics of regular expressions that can make you an expert.

Scared of the whole regular expression (as it relates to programming, not dialect) concept? This post provides eight quick tips that should help you get a better grasp on the basics to wrap your head around it. Print this out and keep it pinned to your wall (if necessary). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:53 AM | Tags (6) | concepts | expressions | hints | programming | regular | tips |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Funeral for Internet Explorer 6 held yesterday over in Colorado.Funeral for Internet Explorer 6 held yesterday over in Colorado.

Internet Explorer Six, known to friends and family as 'IE6,' is survived by son Internet Explorer Seven, and grand-daughter Internet Explorer Eight. To better accommodate the overwhelming response, we're changing the venue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:47 AM | Tags (6) | colorado | explorer | funeral | funny | internet | microsoft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Eight of the best unexpected and hilarious cameos from comedy movies.Eight of the best unexpected and hilarious cameos from comedy movies.

Of all the cameos on this list the Vonnegut one has to be my favorite. I have trouble reading (correction - starting) any of his novels without first flashing to this scene. '...and another thing, Vonnegut! I'm gonna stop payment on that check! Hey Kurt, can you read lips?'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:00 PM | Tags (6) | cameos | comedy | kurtvonnegut | movies | unexpected | unreality |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

Google decides to start dropping support for Internet Explorer 6.Google decides to start dropping support for Internet Explorer 6.

All it took was a couple of cyber attacks from the aging browser to warrant Google's position to drop support. Seriously, if you still use IE6 (or IE7 for that matter) - upgrade your browser. Your making the Internet cry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:40 AM | Tags (7) | google | support | microsoft | internet | explorer | drop | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

Cyber extortion of the U.S. power grid quite rampant according to McAfee.Cyber extortion of the U.S. power grid quite rampant according to McAfee.

What Americans don’t know, however, is that many of these enterprises are paying extortion fees to hackers who compromise their systems, threaten operational shutdowns, and demand payment to desist.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 6:29 AM | Tags (7) | power | grid | security | mcafee | report | exposed | extortion |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Turns out there are much cheaper ways to fill up your printer.Turns out there are much cheaper ways to fill up your printer.

And it also turns out that it is significantly cheaper to fill said printer up with human blood over ink at today's standard prices. Scroll down and read some of the comments on source article for additional face palming action.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | blood | dumb | expensive | ink | printers | substances |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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