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Thursday: July 7, 2011

Hugh Grant: actor and phone hacker vigilante.Hugh Grant: actor and phone hacker vigilante.

The link above which takes you to the BBC site has the contents of this video in which Hugh Grant discusses how we turned the tables on an unsuspecting phone hacker. Phone hacking seems to be just the tip of the iceberg as Grant goes into detail as to the other kinds of nefarious activities that he uncovers. Give this man a deerstalker and a magnifying glass, well done Sherlock.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:04 AM | Tags (12) | bbc | news | hugh | grant | exposed | hacking | phone | digital | hughgrant | video | vigilante | sherlock |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 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


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Experts figure out that eating more nuts is key to lowering your cholesterol.Experts figure out that eating more nuts is key to lowering your cholesterol.

It is not yet clear why nuts have this effect, although one suggestion is that it is down to the plant sterols they contain, which are thought to interfere with cholesterol absorption. Lead researcher Joan Sabate said increasing nut consumption as part of a healthy diet should be recommended.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 9:56 AM | Tags (8) | health | nuts | cholesterol | bbc | absorption | sterols | food | eats |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

Large hadron collider smashes protons successfully after some minor power issues.Large hadron collider smashes protons successfully after some minor power issues.

This is thought to have a profound role in the structure of the Universe, and would enable scientists to explain why matter has mass - something which, at a fundamental level, they have difficulty doing at present.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 6:17 AM | Tags (9) | bbc | collider | hadron | issues | large | lhc | power | scary | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

Large Hadron Collider to officially shut down for one year due to safety concerns.Large Hadron Collider to officially shut down for one year due to safety concerns.

Dr Myers said: 'It's something that, with a lot more resources and with a lot more manpower and quality control, possibly could have been avoided but I have difficulty in thinking that this is something that was a design error.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 6:50 AM | Tags (7) | lhc | bbc | hadron | collider | safety | concerns | shutdown |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 18, 2010

New website exposes the dangers of improper social network usage.New website exposes the dangers of improper social network usage.

In a nutshell, a third party service posts your location status via Twitter. Someone managed to aggregate that content into one easy website for the entire world to see.  A happy day for burglars round the world.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:49 AM | Tags (7) | robbery | social | networking | dangers | bbc | pleaserobme | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Will 3D television technology save the industry?Will 3D television technology save the industry?

Many however believe 2010 really is the breakthrough year for the technology, helped in large party by the growing number of 3D movies at the theatre and the success of James Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:37 AM | Tags (8) | 3d | televisions | tv | technology | avatar | movies | theatre | bbc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

Large hadron collider manages to set brand new world energy record.Large hadron collider manages to set brand new world energy record.

The previous record of 0.98 trillion electron volts has been held by the Tevatron accelerator since 2001. The LHC is eventually expected to operate at some seven trillion electron volts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:32 AM | Tags (11) | energy | collider | hadron | world | record | large | bbc | volts | trillion | accelerator | lhc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

These days even a parking ticket can masquerade as a computer virus.These days even a parking ticket can masquerade as a computer virus.

Drivers found the following message on the yellow ticket on their windscreen: 'PARKING VIOLATION This vehicle is in violation of standard parking regulations'. The ticket then instructed drivers to visit a website...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:43 AM | Tags (9) | bbc | fake | parking | security | ticket | trick | trojan | virus | vundo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Everything you never knew about nuclear batteries.Everything you never knew about nuclear batteries.

Turns out that nuclear batteries hold about a million times of a charge than your standard alkaline batteries. In the future, when/if your battery explodes you'll need to break out the radiation suits to clean up the mess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:38 AM | Tags (6) | batteries | bbc | charge | nuclear | radiation | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

Turns out that Twitter is also a great tool for serving court orders.Turns out that Twitter is also a great tool for serving court orders.

The blogger, who is also a lawyer and owns the firm serving the order, said that he thought that it was the first time Twitter had been used to deliver a court order.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:37 AM | Tags (5) | bbc | interwebs | lawsuit | served | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Microsoft decides to give Bing some visual aids.Microsoft decides to give Bing some visual aids.

In a blog post, the company said a study it conducted found that consumers can process results with images 20% faster than text only results. 'It's like searching through a large online catalogue,' Microsoft said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:47 AM | Tags (13) | bing | searchengine | engine | visuals | aid | microsoft | interwebs | search | rivalry | competition | study | catalogue | bbcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 18, 2009

Average age of video gamers older than originally thought.Average age of video gamers older than originally thought.

Thirty-five is the new magic number according to recent study.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:45 AM | Tags (5) | survey | bbc | videogames | gaming | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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