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Thursday: July 7, 2011

You may be charging your next Apple device a little differently according to latest rumors.You may be charging your next Apple device a little differently according to latest rumors.

In yet another report of a report, the Wall Street Journal points to a rumor that Apple may be experimenting with charging via induction for their future iPhones. Makes sense, the new iOS software essentially cuts the cord in terms of syncing (of which I am very excited for) so it would be safe to assume that eventually they would want to cut the power cord as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:13 AM | Tags (7) | apple | batteries | battery | charge | charging | induction | iphone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 19, 2010

Want to keep your batteries working longer? Freeze them.Want to keep your batteries working longer? Freeze them.

This is a handy tip for anyone who happens keeps a cache of batteries around at all times for various toys and gadgets. Another post on Lifehacker lists out all sorts of other battery hacks you may not have previously known about.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:04 AM | Tags (6) | batteries | freeze | frozen | charge | retention | lifehacker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Hacking popular ticket sites may land you with several unfriendly charges.Hacking popular ticket sites may land you with several unfriendly charges.

What kind of charges you ask? Well there is conspiracy, wire fraud and unauthorized computer access for starters. According to the source article that wire fraud charge carries a twenty year prison sentence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:00 AM | Tags (13) | hackers | tickets | ticketmaster | profit | concerts | music | yahoo | hacking | charges | conspiracy | wire | fraud | prison |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 15, 2009

Yes, it's quite possible to ring up $22,000 worth of charges on your cell phone.Yes, it's quite possible to ring up $22,000 worth of charges on your cell phone.

The charges in question were actually caused by the data usage of a thirteen year old boy. The bright side to all of this is that Verizon has stepped in and made a promise to credit the entire amount of astronomical charges.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | phone | mobile | verizon | data | usage | charges | high | kmov |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

Use a Nokia phone? Your charger may have some shocking qualities.Use a Nokia phone? Your charger may have some shocking qualities.

Nokia said the chargers' plastic covers might work loose and expose wiring, which could cause an electric shock if touched if the charger is plugged into a socket. It said it had received no reports of injuries or accidents related to the chargers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:34 PM | Tags (6) | nokia | recall | charger | shock | hazard | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Six unique ways to charge your batteries that you may not have previously known about.Six unique ways to charge your batteries that you may not have previously known about.

An interesting collection of battery charging options that range from dancing your way to a charge, pedaling your way to a charge and even peeing your way to a charge (which is apparently quite environmentally sound). You could also just ignore all of those options and go wireless (awesome).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:33 AM | Tags (6) | batteries | charge | charging | power | unique | wirelss |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 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


Thursday: September 24, 2009

A tutorial on how to build your very own iPhone solar charger for under fifty bucks.A tutorial on how to build your very own iPhone solar charger for under fifty bucks.

Good for anyone who has ever experienced rapid iPhone battery drain syndrome. Also, it's important to note that the charger will work with any device that can take a charge via USB. Awesome!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:33 AM | Tags (6) | tutorial | instructables | iphone | solar | charger | cheap |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Nintendo Punch-Out secret revealed twenty-two years later.Nintendo Punch-Out secret revealed twenty-two years later.

There is a big boxer called Bald Bull in the NES version as well and a light flashes to the right in the audience when he charges. If you punch when it flashes you will land a body blow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:49 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | nintendo | punchout | secret | baldbull | bull | charge | light |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Yes, stealing domain names could land you a felony charge.Yes, stealing domain names could land you a felony charge.

After it had initially dropped the case, the New Jersey District Attorney and State Police Cybercrimes Unit determined the domain's theft was an indictable offense and arrested Gonclaves. In the years between Gonclaves' theft and arrest, the Angels pursued a civil suit in Florida courts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:51 AM | Tags (5) | theft | domains | felony | charge | domain |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 23, 2009

Disney CEO would like you to know Hulu could still charge for content.Disney CEO would like you to know Hulu could still charge for content.

Right, this should go over well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:50 AM | Tags (4) | charges | disney | hulu | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 15, 2009

Programming error causes some Visa customers to receive 17-digit charges.Programming error causes some Visa customers to receive 17-digit charges.

...he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and when he later checked his account online found that he had been charged  the 17-digit number — a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 1:03 PM | Tags (7) | charge | error | oops | programming | quadrillion | visa | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

Yes, it is now quite possible to charge your iPhone without wires.Yes, it is now quite possible to charge your iPhone without wires.

The skin unfortunately adds an unsightly hump at the base where the dock connector is, but that may be a small price to pay if you really need your iPhone charged sans wires.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:35 AM | Tags (5) | iphone | wireless | charge | power | induction |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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