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Tuesday: April 20, 2010

Everything you need to know about that recently leaked iPhone and the story thus far.Everything you need to know about that recently leaked iPhone and the story thus far.

If you haven't heard by now (which you probably have but we'll continue anyway) Gizmodo mysteriously got their hands on a prototype of the next generation iPhone which was supposedly left in a bar by an Apple employee. This breach of Apple security and the entire story itself is raising all kinds of questions about media ethics.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:45 PM | Tags (12) | apple | bar | cnn | employee | ethics | gizmodo | iphone | lost | media | nextgen | prototype | stolen |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 5, 2010

Yes, the Apple iPad has already been jailbroken - it only took one day.Yes, the Apple iPad has already been jailbroken - it only took one day.

A jailbreak was virtually expected following the iPad's launch, but the rapid discovery has shown that the iPhone 3.2 firmware used on the device hasn't patched all of the security holes that were present in the 3.1.3 code.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:52 AM | Tags (9) | ipad | jailbroken | apple | device | gadget | macnn | crack | holes | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

CNN lists out the top ten geek anthems of all time.CNN lists out the top ten geek anthems of all time.

Slow news week eh, CNN? It's nice to see that they are tailoring articles that happen to be relevant to my specific interests. Coincidence or targeted advertising? All things considered (and to my surprise) this is actually a pretty well rounded selection of songs.  Go ahead, get your geek on.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | anthems | cnn. behavioral | geeky | music | nerdy | targeted | weirdal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 65 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

CNN would like to know just how scientific our superheros actually are.CNN would like to know just how scientific our superheros actually are.

This article seems like one giant lead-in to get you watch this YouTube video from the University of Minnesota regarding actual science of The Watchmen (of which I am not a big fan of) so click above and save yourself some time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 6:43 AM | Tags (7) | cnn | superheroes | science | silly | watchmen | minnesota | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

Google would like you to know that they have a couple tablet ideas as well.Google would like you to know that they have a couple tablet ideas as well.

The video mock-up shows a much larger tablet, with hands resizing and moving windows through the multitouch interface, scrolling through text, and typing a search query.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:39 AM | Tags (7) | chrome | cnn | gadgets | google | ideas | os | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

AT&T decides that pouring another two billion dollars into their mobile network is worth it.AT&T decides that pouring another two billion dollars into their mobile network is worth it.

AT&T plans to spend between $18 billion and $19 billion in 2010 upgrading its wireless and backhaul networks to handle the onslaught of new traffic. This is roughly $2 billion more than the company had invested in the previous year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:32 AM | Tags (9) | att | mobile | network | cnn | investment | cellular | 3g | edge | carriers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Looks like you won't be seeing any further Firefox updates until 2010.Looks like you won't be seeing any further Firefox updates until 2010.

In addition, Firefox 4.0, which had been due in 2010, now is 'aimed at late 2010 or early 2011,' with a beta due in the summer of 2010, according to Mozilla.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:46 AM | Tags (7) | browser | cnn | firefox | interwebs | software | updates | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

The top ten tech trends of 2009 according to CNN.The top ten tech trends of 2009 according to CNN.

app-laden phones helped us manage our on-the-go lifestyles; books fell off the shelves and into e-readers; televisions and video games unchained themselves from home entertainment centers; mobile updates helped organize protests and even threaten governments.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:19 AM | Tags (10) | 2009 | apps | cnn | facebook | games | green | protest | tech | technology | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

Nine of the worst tech movies according to CNN.Nine of the worst tech movies according to CNN.

OK, I can agree with most of the choices on this list but said list could have easily been doubled due to the amount of silly technology that has appeared in movies over the years. Case in point: Independence Day. In which Jeff Goldblum's character manages to hack an alien computer... using Mac OS 9.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 9:10 AM | Tags (8) | bad | cnn | hackers | mac | movies | silly | tech | worst |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 51 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

Apple decides to kick a thousand apps out of the app store for gaming the system.Apple decides to kick a thousand apps out of the app store for gaming the system.

It turns out that all of the thousand applications in question were actually from the same developer. The developer was trading promotional codes in exchange for five star reviews. Apple was none too pleased hence the swifty expulsion from the app store island.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:57 AM | Tags (11) | appstore | expel | cnn | apple | kickout | developers | iphone | suspended | expulsion | promos | reviews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Reuters decides to give their website a complete facelift.Reuters decides to give their website a complete facelift.

Although the source article is about the redesign itself, you can try out the brand new Reuters website design on their brand new website. Very clean and gives emphasis properly to what a news site is supposed to give emphasis to, the news. CNN, please study this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:52 PM | Tags (7) | cnn | design | homepage | news | overhaul | redesign | reuters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Cyber Monday brought in a staggering four million shoppers per minute.Cyber Monday brought in a staggering four million shoppers per minute.

Akamai said that its Net Usage Index -- which monitors North American visitors to sites such as American Eagle Outfitters, Overstock.com, QVC.com and eBags.com -- said traffic was up nearly 39% compared to the same time last year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:33 AM | Tags (6) | shopping | cyber | monday | cnnmoney | millions | minute |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

This year's hottest toy is robotic hamsters according to CNNMoney.This year's hottest toy is robotic hamsters according to CNNMoney.

Move aside Tickle Me Elmo - this year robotic hamsters are all the rage.  The price might be a factor in this as well as these little robots will only set you back about eight or ten bucks. They also leave less of a mess than a real-life hamster, which is nice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | toys | items | musthave | holiday | season | cnnmoney | hamsters | robotic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

CNN would like to let you in on eight weird ways to save the Earth.CNN would like to let you in on eight weird ways to save the Earth.

Covers everything from cloud whitening all the way up to (but not limited to) space-based frisbee deflectors. I guess they weren't kidding when they used the term  'weird' in the headline.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:53 AM | Tags (7) | weird | ways | strange | earth | save | methods | cnn |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

The top ten Internet moments of the decade according to the Webby Awards.The top ten Internet moments of the decade according to the Webby Awards.

A collection of Internet events that, if you're anything like me, will make you feel older than usual having actually lived through all ten of the events. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when Napster fell? Do you?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:23 AM | Tags (7) | moments | cnn | webby | internet | interwebs | decade | napster |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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