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Thursday: February 4, 2010

Fifty brain facts that you may not have previously known about.Fifty brain facts that you may not have previously known about.

One study looked at students in New York and showed that those who ate lunches that did not include artificial flavors, preservatives, and dyes did 14% better on IQ tests than the students who ate lunches with these additives.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:00 AM | Tags (9) | brain | facts | educatotion | additives | food | nutrition | bilingual | development | learning |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 61 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

Nine inventions that prove Leonardo Da Vinci was in fact a super-villain.Nine inventions that prove Leonardo Da Vinci was in fact a super-villain.

Not only could this have been used to create some of the most intricate (and deadly) machines on the planet, but da Vinci would have known exactly what parts of the body he wanted them to attack.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:35 AM | Tags (7) | cracked | davinci | inventions | villian | army | robots |  |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 114 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

State of the Union will not interrupt the premier of LOST after all.State of the Union will not interrupt the premier of LOST after all.

The power of the Interwebs was enough to sway White House officials to have President Obama deliver his speech on a different night. Congratulations Interwebs, you make us all very proud.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:26 AM | Tags (8) | whitehouse | state | union | lost | premier | obama | speech | abc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Palm pulls the curtain back on phones that can create personal wifi hotspots.Palm pulls the curtain back on phones that can create personal wifi hotspots.

Palm says the application will give customers the option of creating a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing Verizon's 3G network with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:44 AM | Tags (10) | 3g | cloud | hotspot | interesting | network | palm | personal | technology | verizon | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Marvel stockholders decide to go ahead and approve the Disney merger.Marvel stockholders decide to go ahead and approve the Disney merger.

Disney officially has the rights to over five thousand of your favorite Marvel comic book characters. You can expect to see most of these characters in the next Kingdom Hearts game or at the very least some kind of Disney versus Marvel Street Fighter type game (which actually sounds kind of cool come to think of it).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:42 PM | Tags (10) | approval | branding | brands | buyout | disney | gaming | integration | marvel | pollination | themeparks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Verizon would like you to know they think slate computers will be all the rage in 2010.Verizon would like you to know they think slate computers will be all the rage in 2010.

Gee, this wouldn't have anything to do with a certain company coming out with a certain product that may or may not be tablet-related does it? Maybe this is a clue that Verizon will have something to do with the impending iSlate? Maybe it's just wishful thinking.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 9:56 AM | Tags (8) | 2010 | apple | cnet | computing | prediction | slate | tablet | verizon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Rare overly blue moon to make appearance on New Year's Eve.Rare overly blue moon to make appearance on New Year's Eve.

This year's blue moon, though, will give New Year's Eve something special — a full moon to which wackier-than-usual-behavior among revelers is often attributed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:42 AM | Tags (7) | blue | cycle | full | mercurynews | moon | rare | thursday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Brand new Microsoft patent encourages your avatar to exercise.Brand new Microsoft patent encourages your avatar to exercise.

According to this new patent it looks like your Xbox 360 avatar will be able to closely resemble your real-life physical appearance. In some cases, you may be locked out of additional levels and other features until your avatar meets certain health demands.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:26 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | xbox | patent | application | exercise | avatars | gamestop |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

Survey finds that television still more popular than the Interwebs for entertainment.Survey finds that television still more popular than the Interwebs for entertainment.

Yes, we all still turn to the television as the ultimate source of diversion. A staggering eighty percent of the survey claim to watch more than ten hours of non-movie television a week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:27 AM | Tags (9) | media | television | usatoday | interwebs | interesting | source | entertainment | survey | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

Turns out that we gobble up about thirty-four gigabytes on a daily basis.Turns out that we gobble up about thirty-four gigabytes on a daily basis.

The first is raw hours of consumption, which counts time spent multitasking—browsing the Web while watching TV, for example—twice. All told, US consumers spend nearly a dozen hours a day immersed in some sort of media.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:52 AM | Tags (5) | consumers | ars | gigabytes | 34 | daily |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

FCC quite curious about some of Verizon's questionable fees.FCC quite curious about some of Verizon's questionable fees.

There's much more along these lines. The FCC also wants a detailed accounting of the 'the cost differentials that Verizon pays for advanced devices over what it charges its customers.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:49 AM | Tags (9) | verizon | fees | ars | technica | interesting | termintation | double | fcc | inquiry |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Seven reasons as to why e-readers make great gifts this year.Seven reasons as to why e-readers make great gifts this year.

There are already a sea of Kindles on my morning commute into the city on a daily basis. Go ahead, be part of the 'in' crowd and buy yourself an ereader. I'll pull out an actual book and remain an outcast. Mwa ha ha!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:29 AM | Tags (10) | ereaders | holiday | shopping | gifts | commute | amazon | barnes | noble | kindle | nook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Some lessons regarding pinball economics that you may not have previously known about.Some lessons regarding pinball economics that you may not have previously known about.

The early versions of this algorithm were crude, essentially targeting a weighted moving average.  But later implementations were more sophisticated.  The goal was to ensure that a fixed percentage, say the top 5% of all scores would win a free game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:28 AM | Tags (7) | algorithm | average | economics | free | game | pinball | replay |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Newspaper circulation probably even worse than it actually looks.Newspaper circulation probably even worse than it actually looks.

The decline in newspaper circulation has several causes. Many publications have intentionally reduced the range of their deliveries, cutting out exurbs or distant parts of their states where they sold relatively few copies.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:25 AM | Tags (7) | newspapers | circulation | digital | technology | publications | deliveries | decline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Sony to unveil a brand new digitial distribution service sometime in 2010.Sony to unveil a brand new digitial distribution service sometime in 2010.

Sony plans to launch a new online service to distribute movies, music, books and other content to network-capable TVs, Blu-ray players, ebooks and others in a bid to add value to its hardware.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:54 AM | Tags (10) | bluray | books | distribution | ebooks | hardware | interesting | movies | music | sony | televisions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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