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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


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

The top ten tech trends of 2009 according to CNN.The top ten tech trends of 2009 according to CNN.

app-laden phones helped us manage our on-the-go lifestyles; books fell off the shelves and into e-readers; televisions and video games unchained themselves from home entertainment centers; mobile updates helped organize protests and even threaten governments.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:19 AM | Tags (10) | 2009 | apps | cnn | facebook | games | green | protest | tech | technology | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 14, 2009

Five technologies that will continue to shape the web in 2010.Five technologies that will continue to shape the web in 2010.

The browser wars is in full force, and unlike the preceding browser wars where Internet Explorer dethroned other browsers to take hold of a majority browser share, IE is shaping up to being the 'dethronee' this time around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:29 AM | Tags (7) | web | sixrevisions | design | technology | shape | 2010 | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

An extensive list of bad decisions made by some notable companies in 2009.An extensive list of bad decisions made by some notable companies in 2009.

InfoWorld takes a detailed look (six pages worth) at the many blunders by some of your favorite brands including Microsoft, Pepsi, and Amazon just to name a few. Here's to hoping they learn from their mistakes next year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 4:06 PM | Tags (5) | 2009 | decisions | infoworld | mistakes | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 148 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Everything you always wanted to know about wireless HD video streaming protocols.Everything you always wanted to know about wireless HD video streaming protocols.

If everything goes well, all the bits are reassembled into a glorious, 60Hz 1080p signal at the receiving end. If they're not, the first things to go are subtle details that aren't likely to be noticeable.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:34 AM | Tags (8) | wirelsss | hd | ars | technology | protocols | hdmi | 1080p | hidef |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Five materials that will make the world as we know it obsolete.Five materials that will make the world as we know it obsolete.

Researchers say metamaterials could eventually be used to divert matter the same way the invisibility cloak redirects light waves (feel free to read researcher Shuang Zhang's paper on the matter). At that point pretty much anybody who wears it is a wizard.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:44 PM | Tags (9) | materials | science | cracked | funny | technology. obsolete | world | invisbility | cloaking | healing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nine enormous gadgets for you to gawk at.Nine enormous gadgets for you to gawk at.

Hidden in the green hills of West Virginia, the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (aka the Great Big Telescope) stands 485 feet tall — almost 200 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty and just 70 feet shorter than the Washington monument.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:17 PM | Tags (6) | gadgets | wired | enormous | technology | huge | gargantuan |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Newspaper circulation probably even worse than it actually looks.Newspaper circulation probably even worse than it actually looks.

The decline in newspaper circulation has several causes. Many publications have intentionally reduced the range of their deliveries, cutting out exurbs or distant parts of their states where they sold relatively few copies.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:25 AM | Tags (7) | newspapers | circulation | digital | technology | publications | deliveries | decline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

How to give the Google Chrome OS a whirl on your home computer of choice.How to give the Google Chrome OS a whirl on your home computer of choice.

TechCrunch has a handy step by step guide to installing your very own (torrented) copy of Google's upcoming operating system on your local machine. So grab yourself a copy of VirtualBox and start poking around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | chrome | chromium | google | operating | os | system | techcrunch | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

The top ten free Windows tools for IT professionals.The top ten free Windows tools for IT professionals.

A well-rounded list of some free applications for those of you (who may or may not be IT professionals, InfoWorld) who happen to have a predilection for tinkering under the hood with your copy of Windows.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 2:58 PM | Tags (9) | free | information | infoworld | it | microsoft | software | technology | tools | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

IBM now offering cloud computing services too.IBM now offering cloud computing services too.

IBM, the world's biggest technology services company, has lagged behind younger companies in rolling out cloud services. But it is still early days for the cloud industry, which Gartner Research estimates will ring up sales of about $3.4 billion this year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:34 PM | Tags (7) | billions | cloud | computing | ibm | industry | sales | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Brand new synthetic DVD capable of lasting roughly a thousand years.Brand new synthetic DVD capable of lasting roughly a thousand years.

...by which time civilization will have long forgotten about this fabled DVD technology that we speak of. BONUS: they'll still be available at most major landfills for future generations to enjoy as well!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | 1000 | dvds | synthetic | tear | technology | wear | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Some high-tech gizmos for Halloween from the folks at CNN.Some high-tech gizmos for Halloween from the folks at CNN.

Another flash slideshow showing off some gadgets to make your Halloween costume and decorations look way more spooktacular. Get it? 'Spooktacular' was used because overall the slideshow is spooky. Ha!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:44 AM | Tags (9) | cameras | cnn | costumes | cylon | devices | gadgets | nerdy | pumkins | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.

Disney's new initiative is called 'Keychest' and you just might be able to have your movies delivered via some nifty cloud-computing concepts. They also hope that the initiative will prolong the relevancy of DVDs and Blu-ray so don't go throwing away all of your discs just yet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:13 AM | Tags (9) | availability | bluray | cloud | computing | devices | disney | dvds | movies | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

A list of the top seven technology disasters of the decade.A list of the top seven technology disasters of the decade.

In what has been called the largest credit card crime of all time, earlier this year, Heartland Payment Systems announced that hackers had broken into the computers it uses to process about 100 million transactions each month for 175,000 merchants.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | breach | data | disasters | flaws | hacks | security | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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