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Monday: December 10, 2012

Upcoming Star Wars 1313 video game getting some helping hands from all facets of LucasFilms.Upcoming Star Wars 1313 video game getting some helping hands from all facets of LucasFilms.

Now that Disney has acquired LucasArts some interesting news is starting to trickle out regarding their games division. It seems that all of the different entities under LucasFilms such as Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound, Lucas Animation, and LucasArts are all collobarating on this next generation title. Star Wars 1313 will take place in the seedy underbelly of Corsuscant which alone sounds like an interesting premise. Whatever does come out of this Disney/Lucas effort it will most likely be better than The Force Unleashed 2 by default (zing).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:09 PM | Tags (8) | 1313 | disney | force | gaming | ilm | lucasarts | starwars | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sunday: December 9, 2012

Rumors swirling that Disney's Hollywood Studios will be getting a Radiator Springs makeover.Rumors swirling that Disney's Hollywood Studios will be getting a Radiator Springs makeover.

While this news is by no means official it sounds like a formal announcement may be right around the corner. Full disclosure: I am a gigantic Disney nerd. My kids, by association, are also gigantic Disney nerds. But they also happen to be huge fans of the Cars movies. Ask us to recite any line and you'll hear the whole movie. The recently opened Cars Land in California has been met with postivive reviews from fans and non-fans of the franchise. Being that we reside on the East Coast, a trip to Florida is way more feasible than a trip out to California. Ka-chow!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 10:26 PM | Tags (14) | cars | land | coming | disney | wdwinfo | unofficial | florida | california | hollywood | themepark | vacation | travel | pixar | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Research finds that for every minute there are 48 hours of video footage uploaded to YouTube.Research finds that for every minute there are 48 hours of video footage uploaded to YouTube.

Moore also cites the dramatic increase in content as a major reason for the expanded viewership. Forty-eight hours of footage are uploaded to YouTube every minute, adding up to nearly 8 years of content daily. And YouTube isn’t just for the young crowd. Even though YouTube lists its demographic as 18-54 years old, Pew found that nearly one-third of online Americans age 65 and older uses video sharing sites. Parents are also 20 percentage points more likely to have used a video sharing site than non-parents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:04 PM | Tags (9) | 48hours | ars | arstechnica | footage | minute | research | uploaded | watch | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 15, 2011

Ten neat Star Wars shirts for your viewing pleasure, go forth and wear The Force proudly.Ten neat Star Wars shirts for your viewing pleasure, go forth and wear The Force proudly.

Be the envy of all of your friends as you wear your Wookie of the Year t-shirt with pride and honor knowing that you've served The Republic and rid the galaxy of evil forces who came at you with robotic droids. They may have overrun your planet and caused a Jedi Master to flee into exile but in the end you can always crash with your Ewok friends on Endor and call it a day. Too much?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 11:29 AM | Tags (10) | chewie | clothing | cool | endor | ewoks | starwars | t-shirts | vader | wookie | yoda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

No day is ever complete without a Star Wars a capella light saber battle and accompanying soundtrack.No day is ever complete without a Star Wars a capella light saber battle and accompanying soundtrack.

The fun begins about fifteen seconds in if you can't see the giant visual countdown over the video. In a rare instance I find myself agreeing with some of the YouTube comments. So yes, please make more of these and apply this effect to even better movies. Edit: spoke to soon, there is already a Matrix version out there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 1:34 PM | Tags (9) | starwars | youtube | acapella | sith | jedi | saber | battle | vocals | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 8, 2011

George Lucas pulls the plug on Star Wars movie marathon over in Brooklyn.George Lucas pulls the plug on Star Wars movie marathon over in Brooklyn.

Organizers claim Lucasfilm's legal stormtroopers fired off a cease-and-desist order just two days before the event. Organizers of the 13-hour screening, which had been slated for the Wicked Monk in Bay Ridge on July 3, promptly called it off. The order cited copyright infringements and added that there was a moratorium on public 'Star Wars' screenings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 10:43 AM | Tags (11) | bar | brooklyn | brooklyn | george | lucas | marathon | movies | nyc | scifi | starwars | stops |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 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


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

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


Monday: April 26, 2010

NASA releases brand new Hubble images in honor of the telescope's 20th birthday.NASA releases brand new Hubble images in honor of the telescope's 20th birthday.

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured over 570,000 images of roughly 30,000 objects in our known Universe? What, you didn't know that? Then go ahead and start your day off right with some additional cosmic photography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:40 AM | Tags (8) | celebration | hubble | nasa | photos | space | telescope | twenty | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 5, 2010

Mr. Plinkett's review of Star Wars Episode 2:  Attack of the Clones now online.Mr. Plinkett's review of Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones now online.

It's finally here! If you enjoyed the first seventy minute review of Episode 1 than you'll definetly have many a laugh with the ninety minute review of Episode 2. At least... that's what he said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:44 AM | Tags (8) | aotc | attack | clones | episode2 | movies | reviews | starwars | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 121 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to build your very own R2-D2 lamp for under ten bucks.A handy tutorial on how to build your very own R2-D2 lamp for under ten bucks.

Yes, with a little cutting, pin-striping, and some paneling you too can have a R2-D2 lamp for your home of office. Bonus points if you can have it make his signature chirping noise when you actually turn said lamp on.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:48 AM | Tags (9) | cheap | chirp | ikea | lamp | neat | r2d2 | starwars | ten | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Ten signs that you might just be obsessed with the Star Wars saga.Ten signs that you might just be obsessed with the Star Wars saga.

Yes folks, if have this many toys on display for public view in your home you probably have an unhealthy obsession with that galaxy far, far away. And no, this picture is not of my living room.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 4:37 PM | Tags (8) | actionfigures | fanboy | fandom | hansolo | lukeskywalker | obsessed | starwars | toys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Blockbuster strikes deal with Warner Brothers to rent movies on release day.Blockbuster strikes deal with Warner Brothers to rent movies on release day.

Well, this is certainly a little strange. This deal is not currently available to Netflix and RedBox users - meaning you have to wait quite a bit before seeing new releases from Warner before you can rent them. But for Blockbuster members, you can rent their movie the day it's released on DVD. Okay then.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:03 AM | Tags (10) | blockbuster | rentals | warner | releases | waiting | netflix | redbox | ars | technica | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 19, 2010

External USB storage support might be coming to your local Xbox 360.External USB storage support might be coming to your local Xbox 360.

...with rumors and images of a slimmed down motherboard floating around the Internet, we may soon see a version of the system without slots for memory units at all. Whatever happens in the future, USB storage has become cheap; this news may cause a newfound interest in the Xbox 360 Arcade hardware.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:07 AM | Tags (7) | 360 | arstechnica | console | external | stoage | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A collection of tutorials on how to make a variety of different money origami.A collection of tutorials on how to make a variety of different money origami.

Yes, you really can make anything from a dollar bill heart to a dollar bill t-shirt. My personal favorite is the dollar bill wallet. The sheer logic of putting money in something that is already made of money makes me dizzy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:58 AM | Tags (9) | crafts | dollars | folding | folds | instructables | money | neat | origami | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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