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Wednesday: August 3, 2011

A quick tutorial on how to create checklists using Evernote.A quick tutorial on how to create checklists using Evernote.

Until quite recently all of my to-do lists were hand-written in a tattered marble covered notebook. I liked writing things down and enjoying that small feeling of achievement that comes with checking something off. That is, until I got too lazy to write them down. Enter Evernote, a free app for cataloguing whatever it is you want to catalogue. It's searchable, syncs with pretty much any computer or device, and best of all - free. Posting this here because I was not aware that you could search to-do lists via items that have gone unchecked. Awesome feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 2:51 PM | Tags (10) | tutorial | checklist | evernote | free | app | search | todo | unchecked | checked | feature |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Research finds that for every minute there are 48 hours of video footage uploaded to YouTube.Research finds that for every minute there are 48 hours of video footage uploaded to YouTube.

Moore also cites the dramatic increase in content as a major reason for the expanded viewership. Forty-eight hours of footage are uploaded to YouTube every minute, adding up to nearly 8 years of content daily. And YouTube isn’t just for the young crowd. Even though YouTube lists its demographic as 18-54 years old, Pew found that nearly one-third of online Americans age 65 and older uses video sharing sites. Parents are also 20 percentage points more likely to have used a video sharing site than non-parents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:04 PM | Tags (9) | 48hours | ars | arstechnica | footage | minute | research | uploaded | watch | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Scientists discover that colossal squid is actually just a lazy pink blob.Scientists discover that colossal squid is actually just a lazy pink blob.

The researchers found that the colossal squid would have had a slower metabolism and so moved slower than expected, waiting for prey rather than running it down. 'Everyone thought it was an aggressive predator, but the data suggests otherwise,' Rosa told LiveScience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:08 PM | Tags (10) | blob | colossal | discovery | hunter | lazy | msnbc | research | science | scientists | squid |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Entire Twitter archive to be included in Library of Congress digital assets collection.Entire Twitter archive to be included in Library of Congress digital assets collection.

The addition of Twitter into the organization's offerings could foster an enormous amount of academic research. From a new kind of historical record to an unprecedented opportunity for discovering patterns of social interaction, this is big.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:52 PM | Tags (13) | academic | archive | congress | historical | interaction | library | patterns | records | research | social | tweets | twitter | readwriteweb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.

The four month-old start-up provided visual search results based on artwork photography submitted to their PlinkArt application on your Android handset. The principle is simple: take a shot of a painting, run it through the Plink art database and get the details on the artwork and its author.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:32 PM | Tags (11) | acquisitions | android | app | database | engine | google | plink | register | results | search | visual |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 8, 2010

Nintendo and Google team up for brand new Wii game. Really?Nintendo and Google team up for brand new Wii game. Really?

How it works: Players compete by attempting to guess the popular web search terms. The player with the most correct guesses wins. The hook: It uses Google's search engine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:01 AM | Tags (9) | engine | gaming | google | nintendo | pcworld | search | videogames | wii | yahoo |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Can you spot all fifty-six arcade titles hidden in this picture?Can you spot all fifty-six arcade titles hidden in this picture?

Need a diversion from your work day? This should keep anyone pretty well occupied for a decent amount of time. I've only spotted twenty-three out of the alleged fifty-six arcade title as of this writing (okay twenty-two).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:12 AM | Tags (6) | fun | videogames | quiz | picture | search | games |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Google would like you to know that they think PageRank is a tad over-hyped.Google would like you to know that they think PageRank is a tad over-hyped.

PageRank has a catchy name and the name recognition. But we've always looked at all the things that are available when ranking search results. We look at where do things come from, what are the words used, how do they interact with each other, how do people interact with them,' he said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (7) | pagerank | register | overrated | google | search | algorithm | systems |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

New study shows that others just might know you better than you know yourself.New study shows that others just might know you better than you know yourself.

Similarly, if you think that you are warm and friendly, and your friends and family say even if you think along those lines, you don't come across that way, you might pay more attention to your behaviors.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 9:59 AM | Tags (5) | family | friends | research | sciencedaily | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.

The patents themselves are very explicit, and appear to deal with the very specific application of methods and even software, some of it bearing Xerox trademarks. Theoretically, such methods could be used in the dissemination of live repositories of information.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:54 AM | Tags (11) | betanews | borrowed | google | lawsuit | methods | query | repositiories | search | software | trademarks | xerox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 19, 2010

Ten year search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo finalized and approved by regulators.Ten year search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo finalized and approved by regulators.

Microsoft is hoping to give Google some viable competition with this new deal. Also, Yahoo's search will soon be powered by Microsoft perhaps spawning an even sillier name for a search engine like Bahoo or YaBing. One last point, both names are actually sounds (try it, YAHOO... BING!).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:54 AM | Tags (8) | approval | competition | deal | google | microsoft | regulators | search | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 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: December 28, 2009

A faster and more caffeinated Google search is coming your way in the near future.A faster and more caffeinated Google search is coming your way in the near future.

Chances are you probably won't notice anything overtly different since most of the rumored changes are under the hood (algorithms, indexes, what have you). According to TechCrunch, Google will start to weight news and social media sites higher than older indexed pages. Eh, you'll learn to live with it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 4:06 PM | Tags (7) | caffeine | fast | google | index | realtime | results | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

Microsoft gets themselves sued due to previous trademark of the term 'Bing'.Microsoft gets themselves sued due to previous trademark of the term 'Bing'.

Bing! Information Design, based in St Louis, Missouri, launched a legal action last week in a local court - alleging that the multibillion-dollar software corporation 'had knowledge of the mark' and 'intentionally interfered' when it relaunched its search engine with a new name earlier this year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 9:48 AM | Tags (9) | bing | dispute | lawsuit | legal | microsoft | search | software | trademark | trademark |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

You can now use Bing on your beloved iPhone via their brand new app.You can now use Bing on your beloved iPhone via their brand new app.

For some time Microsoft has tried to muscle onto the iPhone. In August Microsoft app developers made it possible for third-party iPhone app developers to integrate Bing into their offerings by providing a software developers kit (SDK).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:20 AM | Tags (10) | iphone | apps | appstore | bing | microsoft | apple | itunes | search | directions | pcworld |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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