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Monday: December 28, 2009

Ford would like to turn your automobile into a wifi hotspot on the highway.Ford would like to turn your automobile into a wifi hotspot on the highway.

Great, so now you wardrive for wifi by actually wardriving for wifi. 'Quick, follow that blue car, they've got a good signal!' Something about this whole thing tells me that all roads will be a little less safer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:32 AM | Tags (9) | technology | ford | sync | wifi | automobile | car | hotspot | internet | mobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 15, 2009

Yes, it's quite possible to ring up $22,000 worth of charges on your cell phone.Yes, it's quite possible to ring up $22,000 worth of charges on your cell phone.

The charges in question were actually caused by the data usage of a thirteen year old boy. The bright side to all of this is that Verizon has stepped in and made a promise to credit the entire amount of astronomical charges.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | phone | mobile | verizon | data | usage | charges | high | kmov |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google phone might break the industry model. Who would've guessed?Google phone might break the industry model. Who would've guessed?

But Google's latest plans appear to be aimed at countering that 'closed loop' business model with a product that can run any application on any network -- a tactic that reminds experts of the battles between Microsoft and Apple over computer operating systems in the 1980s.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | phone | google | industry | model | carrier | mobile | washpost |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

Google acquires AdMob to further dominate advertising on mobile devices.Google acquires AdMob to further dominate advertising on mobile devices.

The purchase of AdMob compliments Google's full-steam-ahead push into mobile phones, namely by growing the number of phones that use its Android open operating system platform.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:29 AM | Tags (7) | acquisition | admob | ads | advertising | google | mobile | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Apple would like you to know there are now over 100,000 apps to choose from.Apple would like you to know there are now over 100,000 apps to choose from.

...choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. App Store users have downloaded well over two billion apps, continuing to make it the world’s most popular applications store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:00 PM | Tags (10) | 100000 | apps | appstore | gaming | industry | iphone | ipodtouch | itunes | macrumors | mobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Your genes may be the reason as to why you're a bad driver.Your genes may be the reason as to why you're a bad driver.

To their surprise, they found that those with the mutant gene did worse, consistently. The gene controls a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which affects memory.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 5:09 PM | Tags (10) | study | dna | sequences | genes | science | abcnews | driving | abilities | automobiles | cars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on GPS system for Android 2.0 devices.Google pulls the curtain back on GPS system for Android 2.0 devices.

This bit of Google software might be just the reason why Apple decided to recently acquire their own little map company. Also, this can't be good news for the folks over at TomTom.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:34 PM | Tags (12) | android | automatic | directions | google | gps | guidance | mobile | navigation | routing | tomtom | turns | voice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Seven weird and wonderful vehicles from this year's Tokyo auto show.Seven weird and wonderful vehicles from this year's Tokyo auto show.

Hey look at that, whitewall tires might be making a comeback. Also, with that bubble top doesn't this look a little bit like the concept car Homer Simpson once tried to build?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:39 AM | Tags (10) | werid | strange | wonderful | vehicles | concepts | tokyo | auto | show | automobile | freep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Amazon pulls the curtain back on mobile payment system.Amazon pulls the curtain back on mobile payment system.

A customer just needs to choose the Pay with Amazon option while making an online transaction through their smartphone and the service will seamlessly connect with the Amazon server to validate and complete the transaction.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:09 AM | Tags (6) | shopping | mobile | amazon | onthego | payment | system |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Full version of Flash coming to all smartphones... except that one.Full version of Flash coming to all smartphones... except that one.

Smartphone users will soon be rid of 'Flash Lite' in favor of a full blown version capable of HD streaming. The article mentions Apple's unavailability twice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:34 AM | Tags (6) | adobe | flash | apple | mobile | iphone | videos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

Palm decides to partner up with Amazon instead of hacking their way into iTunes.Palm decides to partner up with Amazon instead of hacking their way into iTunes.

But what Palm should really do is to make an iTunes rival, a media-playing, content-syncing, Amazon MP3-friendly application. And it should make it work not just with the Pre, but with any device you might own, including the iPhone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:30 AM | Tags (13) | palm | pre | itunes | amazon | partner | team | hacks | usb | apple | music | downloads | gadgets | mobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

Dream vehicles through the wondrous eye of Photoshop.Dream vehicles through the wondrous eye of Photoshop.

This was supposed to be the future. Where is my jetpack? Where is my robotic companion? Where is my dinner in pill form? Where is my nuclear-powered levitating house? And where is my flying car?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:40 AM | Tags (9) | automobiles | cars | creative | flying | futuristic | manipulation | photoshop | vehicles | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: August 15, 2009

In the future, your cell phone also acts as your wallet. George approves.In the future, your cell phone also acts as your wallet. George approves.

Some analysts say that within five years, mobile phones in the United States will be able to make electronic payments, open doors, access subways, clip coupons and possibly act as another form of identification.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:50 PM | Tags (5) | wallet | mobile | cell | phone | transactions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Microsoft and Nokia partner up for strategic mobile alliance.Microsoft and Nokia partner up for strategic mobile alliance.

The Nokia deal is potentially quite good for Microsoft, but for other reasons than Mobile Office. But, for Microsoft, Mobile Office must be the strategic priority, because the company needs to extend Office desktop software's relevance to the handset and the cloud.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 4:14 PM | Tags (6) | microsoft | nokia | partnership | alliance | mobile | office |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Sprint decides to up and acquire Virgin Mobile for about $483 million.Sprint decides to up and acquire Virgin Mobile for about $483 million.

Welcome to the Now Network, Virgin Mobile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:15 AM | Tags (7) | acquisitions | buyout | merger | mobile | sprint | stocks | virgin |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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