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Monday: July 11, 2011

A review of the Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR digital camera.A review of the Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR digital camera.

This is not a product plug (although it will sound like one) but I recently purchased one of these and so far I'm loving it. I've always been a big fan of Fuji's line of cameras, they last a long time and take great pictures. I've tried out some other point and shoot digicams from Canon and just have never been all that impressed. I always end up coming to back Fuji. I'll post a couple examples to the photoblog sometime this week. Two thumbs up from me if you're in the market for a new point and shoot.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 9:25 AM | Tags (8) | fuji | finepix | f550exr | review | digital | camera | resource | overview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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 10, 2010

Borders joins the e-reader party, taking pre-orders for Kobu device.Borders joins the e-reader party, taking pre-orders for Kobu device.

Let's see - so now we have a Kindle, a Nook, an iPad, and a Kobu. I'll admit that I see many a Kindle on the morning commute into Manhattan and I've spotted the Nook on the subway just once in my travels. I'll also admit that the name Kobu sounds like something you'd eat for dinner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:37 PM | Tags (10) | borders | ereaders | device | gadget | ebooks | reading | books | digital | epaper | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Season finale of House filmed entirely via a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera.Season finale of House filmed entirely via a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera.

This is quite an endorsement for Canon, with a network giant entrusting the finale of one of its most popular shows to the 5D Mark II (which happens to be the first digital camera to take the Presidential portrait as well).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:23 PM | Tags (9) | camera | canon | digital | director | endorsement | hd | house | shows | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Sony looking to give Apple some viable competition in the portable arena.Sony looking to give Apple some viable competition in the portable arena.

Sony engineers are toiling away on “a portable device that blurs distinctions among a netbook, an e-reader and a PlayStation Portable.” It will also knit in tightly with Sony’s iTunes-like media store, a marketplace for music, video and games set to debut later this month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 4:16 PM | Tags (11) | apple | competition | digitaltrends | ereader | gadget | gaming | iphone | netbook | portable | psp | sony |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 8, 2010

Google will probably make over a billion via online advertising this year.Google will probably make over a billion via online advertising this year.

In display advertising, Google lags behind Yahoo!, which had revenue of $6.5 billion in 2009 that was generated largely from its display ads. Google has tried to catch up in part through acquisitions. Two of the biggest were aimed at the display ad market.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:48 AM | Tags (10) | ads | advertising | billions | businessweek | digital | google | money | online | revenue | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Newspaper circulation probably even worse than it actually looks.Newspaper circulation probably even worse than it actually looks.

The decline in newspaper circulation has several causes. Many publications have intentionally reduced the range of their deliveries, cutting out exurbs or distant parts of their states where they sold relatively few copies.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:25 AM | Tags (7) | newspapers | circulation | digital | technology | publications | deliveries | decline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Disney pulls the curtain back on DIY roller coaster experience.Disney pulls the curtain back on DIY roller coaster experience.

The new ride over at EPCOT called 'The Sum of all Thrills' lets users create their own roller coaster track digitally. You can then ride on your newly created track virtually. You'll probably want to pick up a fast pass for the line.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 8:00 AM | Tags (12) | attraction | cnn | digital | disney | diy | epcot | fun | neat | ride | rollercoaster | thrills | virtual |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

Eight digital alternatives to paper business cards.Eight digital alternatives to paper business cards.

Go on, impress the next person who offers you a stodgy paper business card. Paper? That's like a baby's toy!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:42 AM | Tags (8) | iphone | digital | business | cards | executives | cnn | iphone | paper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

GameStop gearing up for digital distribution expansion?GameStop gearing up for digital distribution expansion?

This would make lot of sense given Amazon's recent forray into digital distribution of video games for certain major consoles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:58 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | gamestop | videogames | sales | digital | distribution |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Grants handed out to tune of $1.2 billion for digital health record development.Grants handed out to tune of $1.2 billion for digital health record development.

$598 million to set up some 70 health information technology centers to help healthcare institutions acquire electronic health record systems and $564 million to develop a nationwide system of health information networks

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 4:11 PM | Tags (7) | digital | electronic | funding | government | grants | medical | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Rumors swirling yet again about Beatles catalogue finally coming to iTunes.Rumors swirling yet again about Beatles catalogue finally coming to iTunes.

While no further indication from EMI, Apple Corps, or others close to The Beatles or Apple have suggested that an iTunes deal is imminent, the timing of these events has unavoidably resulted in new speculation regarding an agreement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:00 PM | Tags (8) | beatles | digital | downloads | itunes | music | purchase | remastered | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Samsung pulls the curtain back on digicam with front-facing LCD screen.Samsung pulls the curtain back on digicam with front-facing LCD screen.

Taking self-portraits just got a whole lot easier. Whether or not that's a good thing still debatable.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:04 PM | Tags (7) | camera | digicam | digital | myspace | portrait | samsung | self |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

Latest version of Nikon Coolpix camera doubles as digital projector.Latest version of Nikon Coolpix camera doubles as digital projector.

...images were sharp when projected on a blank white surface about a foot away from the camera. The projector still produced visible images when projected onto a wall about 10 feet away, but they were (understandably) much less sharp and bright.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:33 AM | Tags (5) | nikon | camera | projector | digital | coolpix |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 24, 2009

US Military 'cyber command' will be up and running by 2010.US Military 'cyber command' will be up and running by 2010.

New division will be used to bolster our digital defenses. Oh, and also to wage digital warfare.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:28 AM | Tags (4) | defense | digital | government | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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