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Monday: November 14, 2011

Best Buy has the current generation Apple TV for $89 with free shipping.Best Buy has the current generation Apple TV for $89 with free shipping.

Posting this here because I've grown to love this product in the few short weeks I've had it. It's a great implementation for getting your Internet media as close to your television as you would need it. My kids love watching clips on YouTube and Vimeo so having that readily available in the living room is a big plus. Also, having the entire media contents of your Mac is just great as well. Bonus: using the Apple Remote app for any of the iDevices may make you want to chuck the included remote.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 10:53 AM | Tags (9) | apple | appletv | bestbuy | deals | shipping | media | tv | television | remote |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 25, 2011

Amazon decides to suspend sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld.Amazon decides to suspend sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld.

A heads up to anyone thinking of purchasing a shiny new Nintendo 3DS from Amazon.com, you can't right now. You'll have to go to a local retailer (edit: or a non-Amazon marketplace seller) , at least for now, to get your hands on one. The official word from Amazon is that there may be something wrong with the method in which the handheld is shipped or the way in which shipping is described. Huh?  

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:29 AM | Tags (8) | 3ds | amazon | halt | handheld | nintendo | orders | shipping | suspend |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Verizon would like you to know they are working on a tablet device with Google.Verizon would like you to know they are working on a tablet device with Google.

Few will be surprised at the notion that Google and Verizon are heading down this path: The New York Times reported last month that Google was working on a slate-style Android tablet along the lines of Apple's iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 11:00 AM | Tags (7) | verizon | google | table | carrier | android | partnership | cnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Paramount teams up with Seagate to deliver movies via external hard drives.Paramount teams up with Seagate to deliver movies via external hard drives.

The new FreeAgent Go 500 gigabyte device will have 21 movies preloaded, including a free offer of 'Star Trek.' Users can unlock access to any of the other 20 movies after paying for a passcode for a price of between $9.99 and $14.99.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:26 PM | Tags (9) | drives | external | movies | paramount | partnership | passcode | preloaded | purchase | reuters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 8, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own paper battleship.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own paper battleship.

Go on impress your friends with your papercraft skills. Just as the article states, it may not look like much but your little paper battleship will indeed float and perhaps even be able to take on an entire armada of lesser paper battleships.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:05 AM | Tags (7) | wikihow | tutorial | paper | crafts | ship | battle | floats |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Man finishes LEGO Star Wars space ship from scratch after just two years.Man finishes LEGO Star Wars space ship from scratch after just two years.

This model was completed using approximately 30,000 pieces of LEGO and remarkably without the direct use of a licensed LEGO instruction manual. That's right - this Droid Control Ship was assembled using only schematics from a book of Star Wars space ships. That's some impressive architectural dedication right there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:25 PM | Tags (7) | completion | droids | legos | pieces | ship | space | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 178 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Yes, you too can own a piece of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store's staircase on eBay.Yes, you too can own a piece of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store's staircase on eBay.

This broken glass stair will set you back just $2,500 (if you use the BUY IT NOW option on eBay's website) otherwise you are left to toil with the other bidders - of which there are none at the time of posting this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:07 AM | Tags (6) | gizmodo | ebay | store | silly | ownership | broken |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

An illustrated process on how a web design can go straight to hell.An illustrated process on how a web design can go straight to hell.

I am printing this illustration just as I type this post and will be hanging it on my wall in the next five minutes or so. I'm sure all of my fellow web design nerds will follow suit shortly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 4:17 PM | Tags (9) | client | design | development | hell | illustration | interwebs | relationships | theoatmeal | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 51 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

The world's largest cruise liner has just set sail out of Finland.The world's largest cruise liner has just set sail out of Finland.

The liner has four swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, and a youth zone with theme parks and nurseries for children. There is also an ice rink that seats 780 spectators and a small-scale golf course.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 4:59 PM | Tags (13) | cruise | ship | titanic | golf | course | scary | largest | abcnews | finland | voyage | maiden | sail | liner |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Norwegian student is newly crowned World Monopoly Champion.Norwegian student is newly crowned World Monopoly Champion.

The winning strategy? Consecutive high rents on Pacific and North Carolina Avenues. In other news, there is actually a World Monopoly Championship held in Las Vegas.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 12:58 PM | Tags (8) | champinship | grandprize | lasvegas | monopoly | norway | norwegian | student | winner |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft doesn't want anything to do with Family Guy variety show special.Microsoft doesn't want anything to do with Family Guy variety show special.

The special reportedly contained jokes about deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest. In other words, it was just like a regular 'Family Guy' episode.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:39 AM | Tags (10) | advertising | familyguy | fox | microsoft | sensitive | sethmacfarlane | software | special | sponsorship | variety |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

A visual tour from the recent Pinball World Championship over in Pennsylvania.A visual tour from the recent Pinball World Championship over in Pennsylvania.

For the 2,000 fans and nearly 400 competitors that will stream through the doors over these four August days, this obscure warehouse is the center of a vibrant, competitive pinball subculture that is far from dead. This is the story of just some of those people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 11:22 AM | Tags (5) | championship | crispygamer | pa | pinball | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Apparently cargo ship cruise vacations are all the rage these days.Apparently cargo ship cruise vacations are all the rage these days.

And often with less than 10 passengers, you'll likely get very personal attention including sharing meals with the ship's crew and personal tours of the 'guts' of a working freighter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 5:12 PM | Tags (4) | cargo | cruise | ships | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Dell and Nickelodeon team up for 'slime' line of netbooks.Dell and Nickelodeon team up for 'slime' line of netbooks.

In addition to the slime theme, there will also be a SpongeBob Squarepants one as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:41 AM | Tags (7) | dell | kids | netbook | nick | nickelodeon | partnership | slime |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 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


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