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Wednesday: July 6, 2011

A report of a report says that Apple will introduce a thinner iPhone sometime this fall.A report of a report says that Apple will introduce a thinner iPhone sometime this fall.

Who knows what to believe these days. Perhaps Apple will pull the curtain on an iPhone 4S or an iPhone4GS (the 'G' standing for insanely great). Either way your current iPhone 4 will no longer be the coolest iPhone on the block. You should just throw it away right now. Go ahead, stop crying. You knew this day was coming.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:31 PM | Tags (7) | iphone | 9to5mac | wsj | apple | thinner | lighter | faster |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Everything you never knew about ball lightning hallucinations.Everything you never knew about ball lightning hallucinations.

For hundreds of years eyewitnesses have reported brief encounters with the golf ball- to tennis ball-size orbs of electricity. But scientists have been unable to agree on how and why ball lightning forms, since the phenomenon is rare and very short-lived.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 12:28 PM | Tags (8) | ball | lightning | natgeo | phenomena | science | electricity | orbs | forms |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.

Yes folks, you might want to think twice the next time you catch a quick snooze on the back row of a commercial airline flight. You may end up in a part of the airport  that you did not quite expect (or a different destination entirely).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 2:59 PM | Tags (10) | airline | back | canada | commercial | destination | flight | hangar | row | sleep | vancouver |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 8, 2010

A collection of twenty-five outstanding Photoshop lighting effect tutorials just for you.A collection of twenty-five outstanding Photoshop lighting effect tutorials just for you.

Yes, this post is just lighting effects galore. you can learn (or attempt to learn) everything from solar eclipse effects all the way over to retro-style Tron grids. End of line.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:11 AM | Tags (8) | lighting | tutorials | photoshop | effects | vandalay | adobe | tricks | tips |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Disney makes good use of their monorail system for some new ads. Tron-orails!Disney makes good use of their monorail system for some new ads. Tron-orails!

This is some particularly clever advertising from the folks over at Disney for the upcoming reboot of Tron (coming out December 17t h).  Of course the effect may be lost if the monorail happens to be traveling in the opposite direction of the ad but that's a minor detail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:53 PM | Tags (9) | advertisement | cycles | disney | light | monorail | movies | themepark | train | tron |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

World's first jetpack for consumers officially on sale over in New Zealand.World's first jetpack for consumers officially on sale over in New Zealand.

Welcome to the future, here is your jetpack. Oh, we'll need to make sure that your check in the amou nt of $86,000 clears before we can let you just fly away. Buy now and get a free a ballistic parachute with purchase.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:19 PM | Tags (8) | commercial | consumers | flight | future | jetpacks | newzealand | parachute | personal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.

An electrically powered, room-temperature, infrared laser for laptop computers is still years away, however, cautioned Michel. If and when those laptops do arrive, they will be powerful -- more powerful in fact than even today's supercomputers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:28 PM | Tags (9) | interwebs | speed | light | plaid | spaceballs | abcnews | lasers | super | computers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Space shuttle Endeavour lands safely at Kennedy Space Center.Space shuttle Endeavour lands safely at Kennedy Space Center.

Astronauts Bob Behnken and British-born Nicholas Patrick conducted three spacewalks during the mission, racking up a total of 18 hours, 14 minutes outside the orbiting outpost.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:32 AM | Tags (10) | flight | space | iss | landing | mission | node | cupola | shuttle | launch | astronauts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 19, 2010

Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.

No Star Wars collection is truly complete unless you have a carbonite-frozen Han Solo Lego figurine. Side note: this year celebrates the 30th anniversary of when the Empire Strikes Back was released.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:05 AM | Tags (9) | carbonite | fair | fun | hansolo | highlights | international | popsci | starwars | toys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 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


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Five new lightweight planets discovered via Kepler space telescope.Five new lightweight planets discovered via Kepler space telescope.

All five planets in question are really close to nearby stars making them a little too hot for any actual human/alien life. Also, the orbital period is about three to four days but still, your face would melt off.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | planets | discovery | kepler | lightweight | space | melt | stars | face | off |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Paper airplane manages to set brand new flight record over in Japan.Paper airplane manages to set brand new flight record over in Japan.

If you can make a paper airplane capable of staying in flight for more than twenty-six seconds (using just one sheet of paper and nothing else) alert your local news station because you've just broken a record.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:49 AM | Tags (6) | airplane | flight | japan | paper | records | seconds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

Today is the shortest day of the year thanks to Winter Solstice.Today is the shortest day of the year thanks to Winter Solstice.

Everything you never knew (or possibly wanted to know) about the shortest day of the year brought to you by the fine folks of National Geographic. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 9:44 AM | Tags (7) | day | daylight | natgeo | season | shortest | solsitce | winter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

An extensive gallery of the most obnoxious holiday light decorations for you to gawk at.An extensive gallery of the most obnoxious holiday light decorations for you to gawk at.

Looking at these photos may cause an intese desire to go watch Christmas Vacation... multiple times. 'Is your house on fire, Clark?'  'No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 9:09 AM | Tags (6) | holiday | decorations | lights | christmas | obnoxious | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Mysterious light over Norway manages to completely baffle astronomers.Mysterious light over Norway manages to completely baffle astronomers.

A blue light first appeared from behind a mountain, and created a giant spiral in the sky within seconds. Perhaps even more baffling, a green-blue beam of light appeared to shoot from the center.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:30 PM | Tags (9) | norway | astronomers | strange | light | missile | test | scary | popsci | russia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 86 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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