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Monday: May 17, 2010

Apple beats out Whole Foods and Nordstrom for best shopper experience title.Apple beats out Whole Foods and Nordstrom for best shopper experience title.

Factors that contribute to a good shopping experience, according to the survey, include having customer-centric store design, maintaining shopper history data, creating ambiance, and carrying and displaying a well-organized, 'rationalized' product assortment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:00 AM | Tags (14) | ambiance | apple | ars | assortment | design | experience | history | nordstrom | product | shopper | store | survey | technica | wholefoods |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Turns out that more and more employers are using tech to track workers.Turns out that more and more employers are using tech to track workers.

This post details just how easy (and cheap) it is in this day and age to monitor exactly what people are doing in the workplace. If you happen to have some sort of job in a tech-related field - it's even easier. If you think Big Brother is watching you - well, he probably is.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:02 AM | Tags (9) | tech | workers | employees | tracking | watch | eye | habits | history | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

A video game timeline for your viewing pleasure.A video game timeline for your viewing pleasure.

I am looking forward to ene day I will explaining to my children just how we played classic video games in my day. 'You mean you have to use your hands? That's like a baby's toy!'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:43 AM | Tags (10) | eighties | gaming | history | mario | nineties | nintendo | sega | sony | timeline | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

A glimpse into the evolution of web design just for you.A glimpse into the evolution of web design just for you.

The original table markup in HTML was meant for displaying tabular data, but designers quickly realized they could utilize it to give structure to their designs, and create more complicated, multi-column layouts than HTML was originally capable of.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:57 AM | Tags (6) | design | evolution | history | internet | tables | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

The grand history of the Internet, in a nutshell.The grand history of the Internet, in a nutshell.

While the complete history of the Internet could easily fill a few books, this article should familiarize you with key milestones and events related to the growth and evolution of the Internet between 1969 to 2009.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:03 AM | Tags (7) | aol | bbs | history | internet | nutshell | unix | worldwideweb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

Fifteen things worth knowing about your beloved cup of coffee.Fifteen things worth knowing about your beloved cup of coffee.

An awesome (as always) illustrated list from TheOatmeal revealing some coffee factoids that you may not have previously known about. Did you know that coffee is the second most traded commodity on Earth?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | caffeine | coffee | history | illustration | neat. commodity | theoatmeal | traded |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Some scientific theories regarding haunted houses and ghostly phenomena.Some scientific theories regarding haunted houses and ghostly phenomena.

He found that people with less stable temporal lobes, prone to frequent bursts of electrical activity, were more likely to report mystical sensations when he applied complex magnetic fields to their brains.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 5:11 PM | Tags (5) | ghosts | history | newscientist | scary | spooky |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.

Navigator was the first commercial Web browser to be wildly successful, rapidly achieving 90 percent market share before Microsoft entered the fray and took over the market. By 2000, Netscape's market share would fall under 1 percent...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:53 PM | Tags (15) | web | browsers | history | back | safari | netscape | explorer | mosaic | opera | infoworld | interwebs | surfing | information | internet | chrome |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

The seven funniest moments in the history of The People's Court.The seven funniest moments in the history of The People's Court.

'What is the hardest part about being you?'  Plaintiff: 'The mustache.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 2:56 PM | Tags (7) | comedy | court | history | moments | peoplescourt | super | tremendous |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Ars Technica takes a look back at twenty years of Apple laptops.Ars Technica takes a look back at twenty years of Apple laptops.

The Portable sold for a whopping $6,500 when it was launched in September 1989, and it's hardly surprising that it was never a top-seller.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (9) | apple | ars | computers | history | ibook | laptops | macbook | powerbook | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

The evolution of Apple advertising.The evolution of Apple advertising.

Ah, the days of Garamond. Those were good times.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:50 AM | Tags (7) | apple | history | evolution | advertising | ads | garamond | wdd |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Eleven things you probably didn't know about pinball history.Eleven things you probably didn't know about pinball history.

If you watch a movie or TV show that was either produced or takes place during this period, virtually any time pinball makes an appearance, it is for the purpose of portraying to the audience that a particular character is a rebel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:48 AM | Tags (4) | history | neat | pinball | popsci |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Seven random animals that decided the course of history.Seven random animals that decided the course of history.

...if you look at real history you find entire world events turning on the actions of creatures every bit as insignificant as that butterfly. Their stories are presented here in precise order of how ridiculous they are.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 3:54 PM | Tags (6) | animals | course | cracked | funny | history | random |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

The history of the Transformers cartoon series.The history of the Transformers cartoon series.

They had me up until Beast Wars.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:15 AM | Tags (3) | transformers | history | cartoons |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

Seven of the most impressive libraries throughout history.Seven of the most impressive libraries throughout history.

Access to collections such as those housed in Alexander’s Great Library and the lesser Chetham’s Library was a catalyst for change and the technological advance of mankind long before the digital age when knowledge was truly democratised for the masses.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:41 AM | Tags (2) | history | library |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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