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Thursday: August 11, 2011

Begone memory leaks! Firefox 7 will reportedly use up to fifty percent less memory.Begone memory leaks! Firefox 7 will reportedly use up to fifty percent less memory.

If you leave Firefox running for any length of time its memory footprint seems to keep increasing. This can escalate to the point where it stops responding and there’s nothing to do but restart the browser. Personally, I’ve seen this problem have less of an impact during my daily usage since moving to Firefox 5, but it’s still there. Mozilla knows this problem exists and aims to fix it. By the time we see Firefox 7 available for download it will use as much as 50% less memory than any version that has gone before, as well as having those problematic memory leaks fixed.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:50 PM | Tags (10) | 7 | browser | firefox | footprint | geek.com | leak | less | memory | mozilla | restart |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

What do you want written on your wireless tombstone? PLACE DEVICE HERE.What do you want written on your wireless tombstone? PLACE DEVICE HERE.

Objecs announced today that it has developed 'enhanced memorial products' that add Near Field Communications tags to cemetery markers, which allow text and photos to be 'embedded' in a headstone and retrieved whenever a cell phone is touched against its surface.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:35 AM | Tags (9) | wireless | tombstones | betanews | communications | grave | morbid | mobile | phones | touch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

Project Natal to be available for your Xbox 360 next holiday season.Project Natal to be available for your Xbox 360 next holiday season.

Controller-free gaming will be yours for the taking sometime before the year is out. There is still no word on how much this thing will cost but you can take comfort in knowing that it will work with all current Xbox 360 systems. Joy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:57 AM | Tags (9) | 2010 | 360 | gaming | handsfree | holidays | natal | videogames | wireless | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Apple to acquire Quattro Wireless Ad Company for a mere $275 million.Apple to acquire Quattro Wireless Ad Company for a mere $275 million.

The news comes after Google announced plans in November to buy AdMob, another mobile ad provider, for $750 million. Both Quattro and AdMob focus on in-application and other types of mobile ads...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:46 AM | Tags (8) | acquisition | admob | ads | apple | company | competition | quattro | wireless |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

A collection of eighty plus geeky t-shirts you can buy online right now.A collection of eighty plus geeky t-shirts you can buy online right now.

There are some gems on here that you don't typically see on ThinkGeek.com (which is an awesome site by the way). If you're in the market for a more artsy look with an implied geekiness there is always threadless to check out as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | tshirts | nerdy | geeky | thinkgeek | purchase | threadless |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 3, 2009

Everything you wanted to know about the state of wireless electricity.Everything you wanted to know about the state of wireless electricity.

Yes, magnetic fields may soon be delivering our power to us without the need for bulky wires.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:53 AM | Tags (6) | cnn | cordless | electricity | fields | magentic | wireless |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

New microneedle patch might take the pain away from your regular needle shots.New microneedle patch might take the pain away from your regular needle shots.

It's our goal to get rid of the need for hypodermic needles in many cases and replace them with a patch that can be painlessly and simply applied by a patient,' says Mark Prausnitz, Ph.D.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:52 PM | Tags (7) | doctors | health | needles | pain | painless | patch | shots |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: August 15, 2009

New study figures out that forty percent of Twitter is 'pointless babble'.New study figures out that forty percent of Twitter is 'pointless babble'.

Quite shocking.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:54 PM | Tags (5) | babble | cnet | pointless | study | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

Seven life lessons for geeks that can be learned from John Hughes movies.Seven life lessons for geeks that can be learned from John Hughes movies.

In Hughes’ comedies, geeks weren’t just the nasally opposite of jocks, but rather, as regular kids who were maybe a little smarter and hornier than everyone else. So in honor of his passing, let’s look at seven pieces of wisdom we geeks can take away from the films of John Hughes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:24 PM | Tags (5) | geeks | johnhughes | lessons | life | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

The top eleven signs your wireless carrier sucks.The top eleven signs your wireless carrier sucks.

8) Sales rep keeps bragging how he hasn't had a phone explode in over a week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:29 AM | Tags (6) | wireless | carrier | bbspot | funny | signs | at&t |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

NYC woman who can't find a job decides to sue college she went to.NYC woman who can't find a job decides to sue college she went to.

Let's see how many people attempt this if it actually works.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:44 AM | Tags (5) | college | lawsuit | jobless | newyorkcity | manhattan |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

Eight tips on how to boost your wirelss router signal.Eight tips on how to boost your wirelss router signal.

Location, location, location. Oh, and try messing with the firmware too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:28 AM | Tags (4) | tips | wireless | boost | router |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

The top ten raw deals and ripoffs for video gamers out there.The top ten raw deals and ripoffs for video gamers out there.

I have to admit that I was not happy about shelling out an extra hundred bucks for something that comes standard on the Wii and PS3 (wifi capability).  That little tidbit somehow didn't make it onto the article.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:22 PM | Tags (8) | gaming | ps3 | ripoffs | wifi | wii | wired | wireless | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

Yes, it is now quite possible to charge your iPhone without wires.Yes, it is now quite possible to charge your iPhone without wires.

The skin unfortunately adds an unsightly hump at the base where the dock connector is, but that may be a small price to pay if you really need your iPhone charged sans wires.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:35 AM | Tags (5) | iphone | wireless | charge | power | induction |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Google Voice may use number portability so you can keep your existing phone numbers.Google Voice may use number portability so you can keep your existing phone numbers.

Google isn't going to be your wireless carrier just yet; you'll still have to have some sort of account with a carrier to deliver your calls, texts, and e-mails.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:42 PM | Tags (6) | google | voice | phone | portability | wireless | carrier |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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