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Tuesday: January 5, 2010

The most popular Google searches of 2009 according to well, Google.The most popular Google searches of 2009 according to well, Google.

Years later we all look back at this and realize just how much we adored American Idol, that crazy swine flu, cash for clunkers, and last but not least our kooky paranormal activity. Wait, what?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:45 PM | Tags (8) | popular | 2009 | searches | zeitgeist | quarterly | fastest | rising | drops |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 94 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

The top nine Internet memes of 2009 according to MSNBC.The top nine Internet memes of 2009 according to MSNBC.

Covers everything from Kanye to the Internet's unflinching love of all things bacon. Now if you'll excuse me there is a three wolf moon shirt that needs to be washed before not venturing out on New Year's Eve.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:26 PM | Tags (12) | 2009 | bestof | dumb | fads | interwebs | kanyewest | memes | moon | msnbc | silly | wolf | year |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 65 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

A collection of the top ten space photos of 2009 just for you.A collection of the top ten space photos of 2009 just for you.

Behold the almighty power of a Geminid meteor as it streaks across the Mojave Desert of California.  These meteors are apparently quite easy to see since they move slower and are essentially just comet leftovers. The real lesson here is that leftovers can be a good thing after all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:32 PM | Tags (9) | 2009 | bestof | cosmos | natgeo | photos | planets | shuttle | space | supernova |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Some of the best and worst patent applications of 2009 according to The Register.Some of the best and worst patent applications of 2009 according to The Register.

There are actually some pretty funny patent application entries listed here from some notable companies. I'm curious if IBM will ever make good on their 'check for awkward silence on conference call' patent which would make for potential comedy gold during the most inappropriate of times. Awooga!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:38 AM | Tags (8) | 2009 | awooga | best | collection | list | patents | register | worst |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

The top ten tech trends of 2009 according to CNN.The top ten tech trends of 2009 according to CNN.

app-laden phones helped us manage our on-the-go lifestyles; books fell off the shelves and into e-readers; televisions and video games unchained themselves from home entertainment centers; mobile updates helped organize protests and even threaten governments.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:19 AM | Tags (10) | 2009 | apps | cnn | facebook | games | green | protest | tech | technology | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Wired's annual list of the top vaporware products of 2009.Wired's annual list of the top vaporware products of 2009.

Most surprising to me is that Duke Nukem finally gets axed from the list after a very long reign. OK, well not very surprising but I considered it a tradition after seeing DNF on the list for seemingly several years in row.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:51 AM | Tags (5) | 2009 | duke | gadgets | vaporware | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

A list of the best and worst identities of the 2009 calendar year.A list of the best and worst identities of the 2009 calendar year.

Only five months later Kraft Foods unveiled a revised logo that was supposed to be an improvement. You know the expression “Putting lipstick on a pig”? This is like switching the lipstick from the pig’s mouth to the pig’s you-know-what.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 8:16 AM | Tags (9) | brands | branding | identities | best | worst | 2009 | advertising | image | underconsideration |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

An extensive list of bad decisions made by some notable companies in 2009.An extensive list of bad decisions made by some notable companies in 2009.

InfoWorld takes a detailed look (six pages worth) at the many blunders by some of your favorite brands including Microsoft, Pepsi, and Amazon just to name a few. Here's to hoping they learn from their mistakes next year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 4:06 PM | Tags (5) | 2009 | decisions | infoworld | mistakes | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 148 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top ten Wii games of 2009 according to MSNBC.The top ten Wii games of 2009 according to MSNBC.

My Nintendo Wii has gathered some dust as of late (mostly due to the addition of the Xbox 360 in my household) - perhaps some of these titles can rekindle my interest in the console. Look out 480p, here I come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:42 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | nintendo | wii | games | 2009 | topten |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 340 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A list of Lifehacker's most popular tutorials of 2009.A list of Lifehacker's most popular tutorials of 2009.

An extensive list of tutorials that covers step-by-step guides on everything from installed homebrew on the Wii (without the need of Twilight Princess) all the way over to building your very own computer from scratch. Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:54 AM | Tags (11) | lifehacker | bestof | 2009 | electronics | gadgets | apple | microsoft | windows | leopard | fixes | hacks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Five 2009 predicitions that widely missed the mark.Five 2009 predicitions that widely missed the mark.

A slew of nutty tech predictions that as the headline states, were just way off. Google is still quite strong, 2009 was certainly not the last year of the retail CD (thanks in part to The Beatles remasters), and no - we're not immortal yet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:46 AM | Tags (7) | 2009 | betanews | cds | immortal | media | predictions | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

The most popular word of 2009 is... Twitter.The most popular word of 2009 is... Twitter.

A group over in Texas called 'The Global Language Monitor' has deduced that 'Twitter' is the most-used word of the year according to linguistic trends and extensive analysis. I'll add more to the pile to keep Twitter popular because I'm sure it needs my help. Twitter, twitter, twitter, twister...  sike!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 7:12 AM | Tags (6) | 2009 | asylum | most | twitter | used | word |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Have a look at the top ten Bing searches of 2009.Have a look at the top ten Bing searches of 2009.

Here, I'll spoil it for you: Michael Jackson took the number one position still managing to break all kinds of records even after his untimely demise (insert signature MJ 'hee-hee' sound right here).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | microsoft | bing | search | terms | 2009 | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

The finest pop culture moments of 2009 according to Wired.The finest pop culture moments of 2009 according to Wired.

Not a bad year for pop culture with all things considered. I would just like to add that it was also a glorious year to be a Phish fan (reunion, new album, Halloween festival, stellar shows, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 1:47 PM | Tags (7) | 2009 | culture | moments | phish | pixar | pop | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 101 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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