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Monday: January 7, 2013

Disney unveils next generation guest experience in the form of digital wristbands.Disney unveils next generation guest experience in the form of digital wristbands.

The new wristbands will work in tandem with a new Disney app that you can use on your smartphone. The wristband (officially called MagicBand) can be used as your rooom key, theme park ticket, photopass, payment information and even access to FastPass for quicker access to rides and attractions. So long Key to the World cards!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 3:04 PM | Tags (6) | disney | wristband | experience | bracelet | themepark | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 10, 2012

Google Fiber not coming to your neighborhood any time soon.Google Fiber not coming to your neighborhood any time soon.

Turns out that Google would need about $140 billion to roll out their fiber network to the entire continental United States. At present time, they only have about $45 billion in the bank and that doesn't begin to include other associative costs.  Long story short, if you really want to try out Google Fiber you should think about moving to Kansas.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:28 AM | Tags (7) | bgr | broadband | build | fiber | google | load | nation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Some photos of an amazing three-dimensional street mural for your dizzying pleasure.Some photos of an amazing three-dimensional street mural for your dizzying pleasure.

The folks over at WebUrbanist have uncovered some awesome photos of a street illusion over in Stockholm. There are some videos over on their site in which the artist gives a behind the scenes look at how the overall effect was achieved. Last interesting note: traditionally sidewalk or street art is done in chalk but this installation was pulled off using massively printed sheets (to achieve the photo-realism element of the project).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 2:13 PM | Tags (9) | step | dizzying | 3d | street | art | mural | weburbanist | photos | artsy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 15, 2011

Fourteen amazing and unexpected urban art installations for you to gawk at.Fourteen amazing and unexpected urban art installations for you to gawk at.

It's not every day that you get to see a phone booth murdered in the name of art. This and other interesting bits of eye candy can be viewed over on the source article by way of the folks over at WebUrbanist. The melted ice cream truck half-way down the page get's the runner up award in my book. My favorite is the 900-pound box man, it reminds of the near-impossible yellow boss you had to beat before Dr. Wiley in Mega Man.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 12:32 PM | Tags (7) | artsy | amazing | unexpected | urban | art | installations | weburbanist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 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


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Fifty incredible works of coffee and latte art for your viewing pleasure.Fifty incredible works of coffee and latte art for your viewing pleasure.

My cup of coffee is looking downright boring after seeing some of the offerings in this collection but caffeine is caffeine and it certainly gets the job done regardless of artistic merit. For those interested in making their very own coffee art a tutorial is just waiting for you around the corner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 2:40 PM | Tags (8) | art | caffeine | coffee | cup | latte | neat | tutorial | weburbanist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 70 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: April 9, 2010

Behold the wondrous evolution that eight of your favorite video games have gone through.Behold the wondrous evolution that eight of your favorite video games have gone through.

While Mario is a good example of how just far some of these games have come the other examples in this post are equally as interesting.  Except for Street Fighter - has that game changed at all since it first came out?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:52 AM | Tags (5) | gaming | videogames | evolution | weburbanist | favorites |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 54 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Blockbuster would like you to know that they may be going bankrupt in the near future.Blockbuster would like you to know that they may be going bankrupt in the near future.

'Our level of indebtedness may make it more difficult for us to pay our debts as they become due and more necessary for us to divert our cash flow from operations to debt service payments,' the company said in its filing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 1:55 PM | Tags (11) | blockbuster | video | bankrupt | debt | sec | filing | cash | flow | payments | rentals | netflix |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

Rock Band 3 to arrive just in time for this year's holiday season.Rock Band 3 to arrive just in time for this year's holiday season.

Details are scarce at this point but a posting on Rock Band's Facebook page promises to 'innovate and revolutionize the music genre once again, just as Harmonix did with the original Rock Band'. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:43 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | genre | innovation | mtv | music | revolution | rockband | simulation | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Daily Grind: Fantastic

Name: Vin (aka hat tipper)
How Vin feels today: Fantastic @ 2:11:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To continue absorption of certain programming material for a certain mobile platform in a certain amount of uncertain time.

Music Stuck in Head: Electrocute / God Street Wine
Mostly in honor of the recent God Street Wine reunion announcement that was just recently posted. Must. Contain. Excitement. Link here for those interested.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue containing excitement
  • Attempt to purchase tickets to said reunion shows first
  • Seems like it's a good week to be a fan of jambands past and present
  • And by 'present' meaning this little Phish link that popped up this week
  • Attend movie in full-on Avatar costume for giggles (since it will most likely be in 3D and all)
  • Ben Stiller FTW - abandon previous to-do item 
  • Get back to iPhone development

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:11 PM | Tags (13) | avatar | benstiller | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | godstreetwine | gsw | iphone | jambands | music | newyorkcity | nyc | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 17, 2010

Ten of the world's most amazing natural arches for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the world's most amazing natural arches for your viewing pleasure.

The Sahara Desert abounds with natural arches and stone bridges. Aloba Arch may be one of the best known but the above bipod arch in Algeria is worth special mention due to its unusual beauty and exquisite fragility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:03 AM | Tags (7) | arches | largest | geological | weburbanist | neat | rainbow | bridge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Want to know just how speedy YouTube is in your area?Want to know just how speedy YouTube is in your area?

An interesting little page that I didn't know existed on YouTube's website. I'm quite surprised to see my ISP performing as well it does compared to the rest of the state of New York (or in some cases the rest of the country).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:56 AM | Tags (6) | youtube | interwebs | speed | broadband | chart | report |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own rubber band bass.A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own rubber band bass.

Yes, it's true - a rubber band bass guitar will make yet another lovely addition to any office desk or cubicle. Also, making rubber band music with your co-workers is a great way to pass the time (play at your own risk).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:44 AM | Tags (7) | bands | bass | guitar | music | rubber | tutorial | wikihow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

A collection of radical subversive urban rooftop dwellings for your viewing pleasure.A collection of radical subversive urban rooftop dwellings for your viewing pleasure.

LoftCube: an all-in-one dwelling designed to be easily dropped into place on a rooftop via a crane. This modern design lets in plenty of natural light and would look perfect atop a tall building.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:10 AM | Tags (10) | weburbanist | radical | subversive | rooftop | homes | dwellings | newyorkcity | london | tokyo | southafrica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

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


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