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Monday: August 15, 2011

MTA releases renderings of the new Apple Store coming to Grand Central Station.MTA releases renderings of the new Apple Store coming to Grand Central Station.

The title of this article is a little misleading as there is really only one rendering to look at over on The Real Deal's website. AppleInsider has some of the other renderings, albiet in a less vibrant (and boring) form. Aside from the new Apple Store, Grand Central will also be home to a brand new Shake Shack.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:17 PM | Tags (9) | mta | apple | store | location | shake | shack | rendering | pictures | shopping |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 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 17, 2010

Ten ways to upgrade your morning routine according to Lifehacker.Ten ways to upgrade your morning routine according to Lifehacker.

Covers everything from contemplative morning thinking to ditching the morning java and cranking out some push-ups. Fun fact: for the past five years GLM was exclusively done as a morning blog. Don't look so shocked.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 6:43 AM | Tags (8) | life | lifehacker | mornings | routines | schedule | glm | posting | links |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 91 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 5, 2010

Eight rules for creating effective typography that you should probably know about.Eight rules for creating effective typography that you should probably know about.

This is a great read for any designer (be it web or print) who might be looking to beef up their current typography skills a little bit. Some items you'll learn about include kerning,  font communication and what they mean in regards to effective use of typography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:00 AM | Tags (6) | typography | design | type | typefaces | rules | designshack |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 25, 2010

Hacking contest reveals brand new security flaw in your beloved iPhone.Hacking contest reveals brand new security flaw in your beloved iPhone.

The contest in question netted two lucky individuals a cool $15,000 as well as a brand new iPhone for their discovery. The hack in question involved a vulnerability located in the mobile Safari app which opened the door to other mischief.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:51 AM | Tags (10) | apple | contest | exploit | hack | iphone | messages | mobile | safari | sms | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 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


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Disgruntled employee disables hundreds of cars from the comfort of his PC.Disgruntled employee disables hundreds of cars from the comfort of his PC.

I wouldn't call this so much of a 'hack' (or hacker according to Wired) but rather a disgruntled employee who happened to know his way around a most-likely poorl y designed online security system. If you put functionality like this online without proper security this is just an accident waiting to happen.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 9:37 AM | Tags (8) | auto | bricked | cars | disgruntled | hacker | systems | texas | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 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


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to actually cook something in your dishwasher.A handy tutorial on how to actually cook something in your dishwasher.

So what's for dinner tonight you ask? Why dishwasher chicken of course! Tutorial also mentions that this method works great for dishwater hot dogs or dishwater vegetables. It's delicious!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:53 AM | Tags (5) | tutorial | food | lifehacker | dishwasher | soapy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.

Each charge carries a maximum of 20 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. Selling hacked cable modems and advertising them openly may have been a decent business model a decade ago, but it hardly seems worth bothering about today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:02 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | ars | cable | hacking | jail | modems | profit | technica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

FAA would like to make sure that next generation 747 is hack-proof.FAA would like to make sure that next generation 747 is hack-proof.

Essentially, the FAA seemed worried that the 747-8 will be vulnerable to outside access and that the 'applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features,' mandating the issuing of the special conditions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:13 AM | Tags (9) | faa | 747 | nextgen | security | hackproof | cnet | boeing | airplane | flight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

Ten tools for better reading both online and offline.Ten tools for better reading both online and offline.

Lifehacker covers some handy tools covering a variety of topics related to your overall reading ability (speed reading, recommendations, etc). And you're right, no human being would stack books like this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 6:38 AM | Tags (5) | reading | tools | lifehacker | online | offline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

Ten Winter survival tools and tactics you may not have previously known about.Ten Winter survival tools and tactics you may not have previously known about.

Seriously, I had no idea that spraying the old snow shovel with PAM would make it more efficient. I shall try this tactic next time there is an accumulation of snow and report back on my findings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:46 AM | Tags (6) | lifehacker | survival | tactics | tips | tricks | winter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 64 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

A list of the top ten mind hacks for making your resolutions stick.A list of the top ten mind hacks for making your resolutions stick.

Lifehacker covers a variety of methods in which you can attempt to try and keep to your brand new New Year's resolutions via some tips and tricks. Personally, I find that making no new resolutions at all is a great way to keep resolutions. Plus, there is a lot less disappointment that way.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:48 AM | Tags (11) | resolutions | lifehacker | newyear | 2010 | tips | tricks | mind | hacks | tech | reminders | mehtods |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

A handy tutorial regarding how to hack a Magic Eight-Ball.A handy tutorial regarding how to hack a Magic Eight-Ball.

Not much to it really, slice open the ball (be careful of that blue liquid) and manipulate the fortune token inside as you see fit. Now your outlook can always be good.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:52 AM | Tags (7) | ball | eight | guts | hack | innards | magic | make |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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