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Wednesday: August 3, 2011

Push Pop Press is the latest acquisition in Facebook's growing design talent roster.Push Pop Press is the latest acquisition in Facebook's growing design talent roster.

Mike Matas, one of the co-founders of Push Pop Press, is one of the designers behind some of the most familiar iPhone and iPad user interfaces that you've come to know and love. This kind of talent acquisition doesn't come along simply to tweak the look of an iPhone app. They must be working on something big. On a sadder note, Push Pop Press has announced that they have abandoned their planned publishing platform. However, their one offering is still available in the App Store - search for Al Gore's 'Our World'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:35 PM | Tags (11) | acquisition | algore | apple | facebook | ipad | mikematas | our world | pushpoppress | roster | social | talent |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Brand new computer algorithm actually capable of detecting sarcasm.Brand new computer algorithm actually capable of detecting sarcasm.

...the team scanned 66,000 Amazon.com product reviews, with three different human annotators tagging sentences for sarcasm. The team then identified certain sarcastic patterns that emerged in the reviews and created a classification algorithm that puts each statement into a sarcastic class.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 12:53 PM | Tags (8) | algorithm | computer | popsci | popular | recognize | sarcasm | science | detection |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 81 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 17, 2010

PopCap offers up Mac gaming bundle, get your Peggle and Zuma on.PopCap offers up Mac gaming bundle, get your Peggle and Zuma on.

Got fifty bucks laying around and don't know what to do with it? Why not put it to some mind-numbing addictive casual video game use. As an added bonus some of these games can be quite therapeutic after a long day of work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:56 AM | Tags (11) | bejewled | bundle | games | gaming | mac | peggle | plants | popcap | videogames | zombies | zuma |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

A photo gallery from inside the Pavilions of Expo currently underway in Shanghai, China.A photo gallery from inside the Pavilions of Expo currently underway in Shanghai, China.

Go on in and have a gander at some photography of the event courtesy of Popular Science. You'll see some interesting things such as the world's largest IMAX screen followed by the world's largest baby (relax, it's only a model).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:22 PM | Tags (11) | 2010 | baby | expo | gallery | imax | inside | pavilions | popsci | popular | science | worlds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

A gallery of the ten worst jobs in science according to Popular Science.A gallery of the ten worst jobs in science according to Popular Science.

If anyone would know which jobs in science are the worst it would have to be Popular Science, right? If you choose to read on you'll learn about all kinds of disparaging work opportunities in the science field from the oceanic snot-diver all the way over to the feces piper. Lovely.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:09 PM | Tags (10) | bad | dung | feces | jobs | obersvations | occupations | popsci | science | snot | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Always wondered what it would be like to make sushi in space?Always wondered what it would be like to make sushi in space?

There is a pretty funny video/interview embedded over on the opposite side of the click. The sushi prep actually starts at about one minute in. Mark this as one small step for man and one giant leap for sushi-kind. Bon appétit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 10:06 AM | Tags (9) | astronaut | chef | first | food | iis | popsci | space | sushi | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Looks like you won't be seeing any brand new Hummers on the road for awhile.Looks like you won't be seeing any brand new Hummers on the road for awhile.

Turns out that the Hummer model/line is an unfortunate victim of a botched deal between General Motors and a Chinese manufacturer. So long, psuedo tanks - you had a good run.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 11:08 AM | Tags (8) | dead | generalmotors | gm | hummer | manufacturer | popsci | tanks | vehicles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 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


Monday: January 11, 2010

New York Times takes a peek at Netflix queues around the country.New York Times takes a peek at Netflix queues around the country.

A great visualization with some interesting data as to the kind of Netflix patterns from different metropolitan areas. Everyone seems to love The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Cadillac Records - not so much.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:51 PM | Tags (9) | metro | movies | netflix | nyt | nytimes | popular | rental | trends | unpopular |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nine of the most terrifying attempts to improve popular foods.Nine of the most terrifying attempts to improve popular foods.

Covers everything from spray-able pancake batter and carbonated yogurt all the way over to colored ketchup and edible plates (Ritz crackers are a quick substitute for this as well - thank you Mitch Hedberg). So, who's hungry?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:52 AM | Tags (7) | cracked | foods | funny | popular | products | strange | terrifying |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

The most popular Google searches of 2009 according to well, Google.The most popular Google searches of 2009 according to well, Google.

Years later we all look back at this and realize just how much we adored American Idol, that crazy swine flu, cash for clunkers, and last but not least our kooky paranormal activity. Wait, what?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:45 PM | Tags (8) | popular | 2009 | searches | zeitgeist | quarterly | fastest | rising | drops |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 94 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

World's tallest building officially open for business.World's tallest building officially open for business.

Dubai is banking on the $1.5 billion tower and a related $20 billion development to help resurrect its status as a commercial megapolis that can host the biggest and best events around, including a huge airshow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 2:20 PM | Tags (7) | dubai | tallest | building | popsci | scary | big | skyscraper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

A collection of the most popular free Mac downloads of 2009.A collection of the most popular free Mac downloads of 2009.

Some interesting bits of free software to try out if you haven't already. I still haven't gotten around to testing out Google Chrome on the beloved Mac. I'll be giving that a whirl today. Also, it's a shame that Magnifique doesn't work with Snow Leopard - would've liked to try that one out as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:38 AM | Tags (10) | apple | applications | downloads | free | gizmodo | itunes | library | mac | macosx | popular |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

A collection of the world's most lavish gaming gifts for you to gawk at.A collection of the world's most lavish gaming gifts for you to gawk at.

Yes, there is actually company that will come build your very own miniature golf course. Doing so will set your wallet back anywhere from $60,000 to $350,000. Your choice of windmill and/or fiery volcano.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 4:12 PM | Tags (7) | crispygamer | expensive | gaming | gifts | lavish | popularmechanics | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 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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