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Thursday: August 11, 2011

Before and after renderings of Apple's Fifth Avenue cube redesign.Before and after renderings of Apple's Fifth Avenue cube redesign.

The new Apple cube will sport only fifteen panes of glass as opposed to the previous use of a whopping ninety panes of glass. The cost of upgrading their iconic glass cube on Fifth Avenue? Just a mere $6.6 million bucks, which in reality is actually chump change for Apple. If you're interested in the technology behind how these giant peices of glass are actually made MacRumors points to this article over on ifoAppleStore.com.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:41 PM | Tags (11) | after | apple | before | cube | glass | macrumors | manhattan | newyorkcity | nyc | panes | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 15, 2011

National Geographic provides a top ten list for pretty much any travel idea.National Geographic provides a top ten list for pretty much any travel idea.

Thinking of a planning a boat trip in Venice? Want to visit some famous boardwalks all across the United States? Whatever it is you happen to be looking for chances are you'll at least find a little travel inspiration with one these lists. Personally, I enjoy looking at some of these exotic beach locales (as evidenced by the chosen thumbnail).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 11:08 AM | Tags (13) | topten | travel | newyork | italy | coneyisland | natgeo | national | geographic | beaches | exotic | getaway | vacation | ideas |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 23, 2010

The @ symbol now officially a work of art thanks to NYC's Museum of Modern Art.The @ symbol now officially a work of art thanks to NYC's Museum of Modern Art.

In honor of the little squiggly's potency, the Museum of Modern Art in New York announced on Monday that it had added the @ symbol to its architecture and design collection, citing its 'design power.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 7:02 AM | Tags (11) | abcnews | artsy | at | collection | design | manhattan | modern | museum | newyorkcity | nyc | symbol |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 22, 2010

Turns out that cubes of NYC garbage can make for some interesting art.Turns out that cubes of NYC garbage can make for some interesting art.

But artist Justin Gignac still sees stories even in the ubiquity, and is out to prove that with some clever package design, Manhattan’s refuse can be art. Gignac sells plastic cubes of trash from the Big Apple for $50 a pop.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 6:40 AM | Tags (8) | newyorkcity | manattan | garbage | art | artsy | cube | capsule | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

Have a peek at the world's largest labyrinth recently constructed over in Buffalo, New York.Have a peek at the world's largest labyrinth recently constructed over in Buffalo, New York.

Recently built over in Buffalo for a winter festival, this maze consists of 2,200 blocks of ice which weigh about 300 pounds each. The maze itself m easured in at 12,855 square feet beating the previous record-owner by a whopping 4,575 square feet. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:41 AM | Tags (11) | blocks | buffalo | festival | footage | guiness | ice | labyrinth | largest | newyork | snow | winter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

Five must-see museum exhibits to give you an added dose of culture this Spring.Five must-see museum exhibits to give you an added dose of culture this Spring.

Looking for something different to do on those otherwise boring Spring days? Try stopping by a museum or two this Spring to catch up on some of the finer things (as it relates to art) that you may have been missing. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 2:51 PM | Tags (10) | art | artsy | exhibitions | guide | installations | manhattan | museums | mustsee | newyorkcity | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Daily Grind: Fantastic

Name: Vin (aka hat tipper)
How Vin feels today: Fantastic @ 2:11:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To continue absorption of certain programming material for a certain mobile platform in a certain amount of uncertain time.

Music Stuck in Head: Electrocute / God Street Wine
Mostly in honor of the recent God Street Wine reunion announcement that was just recently posted. Must. Contain. Excitement. Link here for those interested.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue containing excitement
  • Attempt to purchase tickets to said reunion shows first
  • Seems like it's a good week to be a fan of jambands past and present
  • And by 'present' meaning this little Phish link that popped up this week
  • Attend movie in full-on Avatar costume for giggles (since it will most likely be in 3D and all)
  • Ben Stiller FTW - abandon previous to-do item 
  • Get back to iPhone development

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:11 PM | Tags (13) | avatar | benstiller | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | godstreetwine | gsw | iphone | jambands | music | newyorkcity | nyc | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

A collection of radical subversive urban rooftop dwellings for your viewing pleasure.A collection of radical subversive urban rooftop dwellings for your viewing pleasure.

LoftCube: an all-in-one dwelling designed to be easily dropped into place on a rooftop via a crane. This modern design lets in plenty of natural light and would look perfect atop a tall building.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:10 AM | Tags (10) | weburbanist | radical | subversive | rooftop | homes | dwellings | newyorkcity | london | tokyo | southafrica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

Nintendo's Game Boy inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.Nintendo's Game Boy inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.

Along with the Game Boy, the iconic Big Wheel was just recently inducted as well. In other news, there is a Toy Hall of Fame and it resides in Rochester, New York.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:53 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | toys | halloffame | nintendo | gameboy | videogames | bigwheel | rochester | newyork |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Bake sales have been banned in New York City schools.Bake sales have been banned in New York City schools.

The change is part of a new wellness policy that also limits what can be sold in vending machines and student-run stores, which use profits to help finance activities like pep rallies and proms.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:29 AM | Tags (6) | bakesales | manhattan | newyorkcity | nyc | wellness | sugar |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 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


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

How would you like to have an airport smack in the middle of Central Park?How would you like to have an airport smack in the middle of Central Park?

The Manhattan Airport Foundation is a land-use constituency committed to the immediate development of a viable and centrally-located international air transportation hub in New York City for the benefit of all New Yorkers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:06 PM | Tags (4) | airport | centralpark | manhattan | newyorkcity |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

Grandest wifi spot you'll ever see opens up at the New York Public Library.Grandest wifi spot you'll ever see opens up at the New York Public Library.

The Beaux-Arts room in a 1911 building that houses the library's research collection has seating for 128 people at custom-made black walnut tables. Seating is at brown leather chairs to match the maple wood floor, according to the library.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 11:31 AM | Tags (7) | hotspot | library | manhattan | newyork | newyorkcity | public | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

Welcome to New York City, a capital of longevity.Welcome to New York City, a capital of longevity.

An interesting read on some interesting health statistics brought to you by the folks over at New York Magazine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:51 AM | Tags (4) | longevity | manhattan | newyorkcity | nymag |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.

Tagged, which has been around for five years, would then illegally get access to those new users' e-mail address books and send out more messages without those users' knowledge. Tagged will be sued for deceptive e-mail marketing practices and invasion of privacy, the office said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:10 PM | Tags (9) | email | fraud | lawsuit | networking | newyork | privacy | security | social | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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