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Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Square Enix did quite well this year with their multi-million selling titles.Square Enix did quite well this year with their multi-million selling titles.

One of those titles happened to be Final Fantasy XIII, a game that literally makes you literally click one button for ten plus hours and nothing else.  On the flip side, if you manage to stick it out past the twenty hour mark the game begins to get somewhat enjoyable. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:25 PM | Tags (12) | gamasutra | square | enix | record | year | multimillion | titles | finalfantasy | xiii | rpg | gaming | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 17, 2010

YouTube now gets about two billion hits on a daily basis.YouTube now gets about two billion hits on a daily basis.

YouTube has decided to share this information just as they turn a whopping five years old. According to the source article, the first video ever posted to the service can still be found on their site to this day (and you can view it here). Congratulations and a happy birthday, the Interwebs have enjoyed many a rickroll thanks to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:06 AM | Tags (9) | basis | bbc | billion | birthday | daily | hits | interwebs | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


PopCap offers up Mac gaming bundle, get your Peggle and Zuma on.PopCap offers up Mac gaming bundle, get your Peggle and Zuma on.

Got fifty bucks laying around and don't know what to do with it? Why not put it to some mind-numbing addictive casual video game use. As an added bonus some of these games can be quite therapeutic after a long day of work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:56 AM | Tags (11) | bejewled | bundle | games | gaming | mac | peggle | plants | popcap | videogames | zombies | zuma |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten ways to upgrade your morning routine according to Lifehacker.Ten ways to upgrade your morning routine according to Lifehacker.

Covers everything from contemplative morning thinking to ditching the morning java and cranking out some push-ups. Fun fact: for the past five years GLM was exclusively done as a morning blog. Don't look so shocked.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 6:43 AM | Tags (8) | life | lifehacker | mornings | routines | schedule | glm | posting | links |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 91 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google may have been accidentally snooping in on your wi-fi connections.Google may have been accidentally snooping in on your wi-fi connections.

Let this be a lesson to you all to never leave a wi-fi network unsecured. The good news is that Google has agreed to stop collecting this data, at least for now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | google | network | security | security | snooping | streetview | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Venus and our moon align for one brief Kodak moment.Venus and our moon align for one brief Kodak moment.

During spring time, Venus shines brightly, and as these photos show, Venus appears as a bright object before it disappears behind the moon and then reappears on the other side in a game of celestial hide-and-seek.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:33 AM | Tags (7) | alignment | alignment | crescent | dusk | moon | space | venus |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A gallery of the world's worst playgrounds through the playful eye of Photoshop.A gallery of the world's worst playgrounds through the playful eye of Photoshop.

As a kid did anyone ever actually play a game of Tic Tac Toe on one of these things? Who thought this was a good idea? Oh, and be careful going down that twisty slide, you may get wet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:27 AM | Tags (7) | contest | fun | manipulation | photoshop | playground | theme | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 88 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

HTC asks for ban on Apple products after filing patent complaint.HTC asks for ban on Apple products after filing patent complaint.

Engadget is taking a deeper look at just what patents are involved here between the two companies and the implications of the federal lawsuit (which HTC has filed along with their patent suit). Should be an interesting battle - or about as interesting as Nokia versus Apple.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:33 PM | Tags (13) | htc | patent | complaint | apple | ban | iphone | ipad | ipod | engadget | nokia | dispute | lawsuit | federal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twenty fresh high-quality free fonts courtesy of the folks from Smashing Magazine.Twenty fresh high-quality free fonts courtesy of the folks from Smashing Magazine.

Every designer knows that it can never hurt to have some quality fonts laying around in your design arsenal for a rainy day. Having too many shitty fonts in your library and using said shitty fonts often, well that's another story.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:29 PM | Tags (9) | arsenal | design | fonts | free | fresh | layout | magazine | quality | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Scientists have discovered that Jupiter somehow managed to lose a stripe.Scientists have discovered that Jupiter somehow managed to lose a stripe.

The band was present at the end of 2009, right before Jupiter moved too close to the sun in the sky to be observed from Earth. When the planet emerged from the sun's glare again in early April, its south equatorial belt was nowhere to be seen.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:21 PM | Tags (10) | belt | equatorial | glare | jupiter | newscientist | planet | science | space | stripe | sun |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple seems to have lost yet another iPhone prototype.Apple seems to have lost yet another iPhone prototype.

Here we go again - not sure how Apple would've been able to make the same mistake twice given the publicity of the last prototype that was lost. A teardown of the device has revealed an Apple branded microchip, just like the iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 11:39 AM | Tags (13) | 4th | another | apple | chip | generation | iphone | iphone | lost | macrumors | new | photos | prototype | teardown |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Marvel and Disney character mashups through the mutated eye of Photoshop.Marvel and Disney character mashups through the mutated eye of Photoshop.

Mike Wazowski is Bruce Banner as The Incredible Myopic Hulk - and there's your plot for The Incredible Hulk 2 (or 3?) and/or Monsters Inc 2.  The scary part is that legally, this can actually be made (Disney owns Marvel) and someone in Hollywood probably thinks its a good idea.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 11:33 AM | Tags (10) | contests | disney | hollywood | hybrids | manipulation | marvel | movies | mutations | photoshop | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 126 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Google will probably have an e-book store of their own in the near future.Google will probably have an e-book store of their own in the near future.

Interesting news when combined with the all-to-recent rumors of an Android tablet coming to Verizon. And apparently Google has already even gotten approvals from roughly 25,000 authors and publishers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 11:21 AM | Tags (11) | google | e-books | store | yahoo | apple | competition | books | reading | tablet | rumors | verizon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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