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Friday: July 15, 2011

Disney testing out new mug technology in an effort out to stop drink refill abuse.Disney testing out new mug technology in an effort out to stop drink refill abuse.

The rampant use of hotel guests taking advantage of their refill privelages have finally put Disney over the edge. DIS Unplugged reports that they are currently testing new mugs that have embedded RFID chips in them. If you've exhausted your free refill privelages for that day, no soda dispensed for you. Take that, thrifty guests!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 11:39 AM | Tags (10) | chips | dis | disney | mug | refills | resort | rfid | technology | testing | unplugged |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Apple seems to have lost yet another iPhone prototype.Apple seems to have lost yet another iPhone prototype.

Here we go again - not sure how Apple would've been able to make the same mistake twice given the publicity of the last prototype that was lost. A teardown of the device has revealed an Apple branded microchip, just like the iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 11:39 AM | Tags (13) | 4th | another | apple | chip | generation | iphone | iphone | lost | macrumors | new | photos | prototype | teardown |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Apple finally pulls the curtain back on Macbook Pro notebook refresh.Apple finally pulls the curtain back on Macbook Pro notebook refresh.

Said notebook refresh brings the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros over to speedier Intel i5 and i7 chips. According to some early benchmarks these machines are about 50% faster than the previous generation. Sadly, the 13-inch model is still stuck in Core 2 Duo land.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:34 PM | Tags (10) | apple | c2d | chips | graphics | intel | macbooks | macrumors | pro | processors | updates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own micro-processor chess set.A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own micro-processor chess set.

Got some old computer parts laying around? If so, crack it open and start getting to work on this tutorial. You'll have on unique looking chess set as a result and a cool desk ornament/decoration as well. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:57 AM | Tags (9) | tutorial | chess | set | processors | chips | computers | instructables | howto | pieces |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.

Smaller means faster in the microelectronic world, but physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli at Boston University in Massachusetts, have slapped a speed limit on computing, no matter how small the components get.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:29 AM | Tags (10) | speed | abcnews | processor | computers | chips | years | science | physics | limit | components |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Have some extra paint chips laying around? Make some pixelated art.Have some extra paint chips laying around? Make some pixelated art.

Yes, pixelated artwork can make a fine addition to any home or office. You'll also need a reasonable amount of patience to pull it off. Good luck!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | art | chips | lifehacker | paint | pixels | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

Have a gander at the first electronic solid-state quantum processor.Have a gander at the first electronic solid-state quantum processor.

...but can it run Crysis?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:18 AM | Tags (3) | chip | processor | quantum |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 6, 2009

Some Intel chips won't be able to support XP-mode in Windows 7.Some Intel chips won't be able to support XP-mode in Windows 7.

XP Mode (XPM) is aimed at businesses that have Windows XP-specific applications that they need to run on Windows 7. XPM allows XP applications to run seamlessly on Windows 7, according to Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:45 AM | Tags (4) | intel | chips | xp | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 520 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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