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Friday: January 8, 2010

Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.

The designer claims his sugar-based bio-battery lasts up to four times longer than a fully charged lithium battery and is much easier to recharge: just pour some more sweet fuel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:08 PM | Tags (10) | bio | battery | lithium | cell | phones | electricity | carbohydrates | enzymes | oxygen | water |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Movie ticket sales managed to surpass DVD sales in 2009.Movie ticket sales managed to surpass DVD sales in 2009.

The last time this happened was way back in 2002. Also, it turns out that people really like renting movies these days rather than pay ridiculous prices to actually own said DVDs. Hooray for Hollywood.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:43 AM | Tags (10) | 2002 | 2009 | dvds | hollywood | movies | sales | surpassed | tickets | wallstreetjournal | wsj |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

A collection of creative elevator advertisements for your viewing pleasure.A collection of creative elevator advertisements for your viewing pleasure.

Turns out that elevators can make for a very interesting canvas when trying to promote a variety of products. It makes for a great use of non-interactive space to suddenly become well, more interactive than it was before.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:30 PM | Tags (7) | ads | advertisements | design | elevators | neat | twice | uphaa |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A collection of some trippy time capsules for your viewing pleasure.A collection of some trippy time capsules for your viewing pleasure.

Where would one go to find the official, GWBR-certified “World’s Largest Time Capsule”? Not in the center of a major metropolis or at a global exhibition attended by millions, but instead at 318 Hillcrest Dr., Seward, Nebraska.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:44 AM | Tags (6) | time | capsules | collection | weburbanist | neat | nebraska |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 24, 2009

A collection of nineteen cool snowmen for your viewing pleasure.A collection of nineteen cool snowmen for your viewing pleasure.

A lot of interesting creations to look at here. Still, nothing screams holiday time like having a life-size snow facsimile of Master Chief adorning your snow covered lawn.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:05 AM | Tags (7) | cool | neat | nifty | photos | sculptures | snow | snowmen |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 75 Clicks | Posted by Vin


NORAD will be tracking Santa's journey once again.NORAD will be tracking Santa's journey once again.

The agency says it uses radar to first track Santa as he lifts off from the North Pole. After liftoff, satellites with infrared sensors that detect heat can pick up the infrared signature given off by Rudolph’s nose.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | santa | norad | tracker | christmas | eve | holidays | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

Today is the shortest day of the year thanks to Winter Solstice.Today is the shortest day of the year thanks to Winter Solstice.

Everything you never knew (or possibly wanted to know) about the shortest day of the year brought to you by the fine folks of National Geographic. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 9:44 AM | Tags (7) | day | daylight | natgeo | season | shortest | solsitce | winter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

Free wifi access is coming to your local McDonald's joint.Free wifi access is coming to your local McDonald's joint.

You formerly had to pony up $2.95 to use wireless access at any of their fast food locations - but Ronald says no more! This latest move is marked effort to try and make each McDonald's location a 'destination' rather than you know, somewhere you go just for fast food.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:03 AM | Tags (8) | access | coffee | destination | free | mcdonalds | starbucks | thestreet | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Twelve awe-inspiring snow sculptures for your viewing pleasure.Twelve awe-inspiring snow sculptures for your viewing pleasure.

I guess this is what it would like if snowmen every organized a rally or decided that it was time to rebel against their makers. Bring on the heat lamps.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:03 AM | Tags (6) | snow | sculptures | weburbanist | neat | photos | winter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 75 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.

Yes, that would be Jack Black expressing his extreme excitement regarding the fast-paced action/adventure game that was Pitfall for the Atari. Nice hat, too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:57 AM | Tags (8) | 1980s | apple | billcosby | computers | eighties | eighties | jackblack | pc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 59 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Seventeen creative hot air balloon designs just for you.Seventeen creative hot air balloon designs just for you.

It looks like Unicron and Darth Vader finally have something in common (what with the whole floating heads in space thing). What, you've never seen the original Transformers movie?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:53 PM | Tags (12) | ait | artsy | balloons | creative | darthvader | design | hot | neat | starwars | toxel | transformers | unicron |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The actual faces behind some of your favorite cartoon character voices.The actual faces behind some of your favorite cartoon character voices.

A fun post with some interesting reveals that you may not have known about before (for instance, the voice of Shredder in the TMNT series). For those interested in my thumbnail choice, there is a slew of Dr. Katz videos up on YouTube.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:07 AM | Tags (8) | cartoons | drkatz | faces | fun | neat | shredder | unreality | voices |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 70 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Nissan would still really like to make the world's cheapest car.Nissan would still really like to make the world's cheapest car.

An 'ultra low cost car' like the ones described in the article would ultimately set you back about two grand or less. Models are currently only available in India, no word on when this may start to ship state side.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 8:07 AM | Tags (5) | cheap | cars | nissan | renault | india |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

Fifteen things worth knowing about your beloved cup of coffee.Fifteen things worth knowing about your beloved cup of coffee.

An awesome (as always) illustrated list from TheOatmeal revealing some coffee factoids that you may not have previously known about. Did you know that coffee is the second most traded commodity on Earth?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | caffeine | coffee | history | illustration | neat. commodity | theoatmeal | traded |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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