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Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Have a peek at some near-final screenshots of the Windows Phone 7 interface.Have a peek at some near-final screenshots of the Windows Phone 7 interface.

I find parts of this user interface to be very depressing (granted it's not final but near-final sounds like their pretty close). The data entry screens are bland, colorless, and lifeless. Almost as if you're signing a death warrant on someone when you want to add them as a contact. Not very inviting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:59 PM | Tags (10) | black | dark | depressing | design | interface | microsoft | phone | screenshots | series | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.

Yes, that would be Jack Black expressing his extreme excitement regarding the fast-paced action/adventure game that was Pitfall for the Atari. Nice hat, too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:57 AM | Tags (8) | 1980s | apple | billcosby | computers | eighties | eighties | jackblack | pc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 59 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

First official brick and mortar eBay store coming to New York City this holiday season.First official brick and mortar eBay store coming to New York City this holiday season.

To celebrate the opening, eBay is hosting cocktail parties on Nov. 19 and Black Friday (notoriously one of the best days of the year for retailers). To further boost the shopping fervor, limited numbers  of “daily deal” items will be given to the first 100 shoppers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:24 PM | Tags (11) | auctions | auctions | blackfriday | brick | ebay | giveaways | holidays | items | mortar | shopping | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

The top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint.The top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint.

Based on the theory that a black Google could save 750 Megawatt-hours a year, Blackle is just that. It's identical to the real Google with an energy-saving black color scheme.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:51 PM | Tags (9) | developers | environment | carbon | footprint | nettuts | web | programming | servers | blackle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Watch the first five minutes of Tim Schafer's Brutal Legend.Watch the first five minutes of Tim Schafer's Brutal Legend.

Yep, I'll be buying this (as if I had any hesitation before-hand anyway). Also of note for those still on the fence, demo version comes out on Xbox 360 and PS3 tomorrow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:52 PM | Tags (9) | movies | introduction | brutallegend | timschafer | jackblack | gaming | demo | videogames | metal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Brutal Legend demo to hit consoles in September.Brutal Legend demo to hit consoles in September.

The demo opens as Eddie awakes in the age of metal where he must quickly learn how to use the powerful ancient axe, 'The Separator' and electrifying guitar 'Clementine' to unleash combo moves that destroy the demons of darkness.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:09 PM | Tags (9) | gaming | videogames | timschafer | jackblack | brutal | legend | ps3 | xbox | demo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Black spot on Jupiter discovered by backyard astronomer.Black spot on Jupiter discovered by backyard astronomer.

...Nasa confirmed Mr Wesley’s discovery and released their own images. The pictures, taken by the American space agency's infrared telescope in Hawaii, show a scar in the atmosphere near Jupiter's south pole.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | spot | black | jupiter | astronomer | telescope | backyard |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

A new class of black hole may have just been found.A new class of black hole may have just been found.

Scientists are not 100% positive yet about this finding. After all, an extraordinarily bright object in a galaxy 290 million light-years away could be well... anything.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:24 PM | Tags (5) | blackhole | class | discovery | science | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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