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Friday: October 9, 2009

Everything you never knew about nuclear batteries.Everything you never knew about nuclear batteries.

Turns out that nuclear batteries hold about a million times of a charge than your standard alkaline batteries. In the future, when/if your battery explodes you'll need to break out the radiation suits to clean up the mess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:38 AM | Tags (6) | batteries | bbc | charge | nuclear | radiation | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

CNN takes a look at who translates better: humans or machines.CNN takes a look at who translates better: humans or machines.

Some interesting tidbits as to how Google and Facebook have differing strategies in regards to proper translations on the web. I give Facebook a lot of nerd cred for still keeping 'pirate' up as an alternative language.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:28 AM | Tags (7) | cnn | facebook | google | humans | machines | technology | translation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Ten cool modern gaming tables for your viewing pleasure.Ten cool modern gaming tables for your viewing pleasure.

This futuristic pool table uses sensors and an overhead projector to create images that follow balls as they bang around the table.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 5:42 PM | Tags (6) | videogames | gaming | tables | technology | neat | modern |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

NASA figures out a way to levitate mice using superconducting magnets.NASA figures out a way to levitate mice using superconducting magnets.

Scientists have previously managed to levitate frogs and grasshoppers, but mice are more useful test subjects because their physiology is closer to humans.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:10 AM | Tags (5) | levitation | magnets | mice | nasa | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Bob Dylan might be giving you GPS directions at some point in the near future.Bob Dylan might be giving you GPS directions at some point in the near future.

Motorists who follow Dylan’s directions, however, may take some time to reach their destination. “I think it would be good if you are looking for directions and you heard my voice saying something like, ‘Left at the next street.... No, right... You know what? Just go straight.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:10 AM | Tags (5) | bobdylan | gps | satnav | technology | voiceover |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

New laser mouse from Logitech works on any surface.New laser mouse from Logitech works on any surface.

So long, lolcat mousepad. Who am I kidding, I love this thing. Pew! Pew! Pew!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:40 PM | Tags (6) | darkfield | glass | logitech | mouse | surface | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.

Ok Wired, make up your mind. First you want me to switch over to Windows 7 and now you want me to avoid it? I can't make these kind of difficult decisions on my own.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:09 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | operating | switch | system | technology | windows7 | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

A list of the top ten fastest growing tech companies.A list of the top ten fastest growing tech companies.

Good job, Research in Motion.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | tech | growing | companies | fortune | cnn | technology |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Daily Grind: Failed nerd

Name: Vin (aka non-version checker)
How Vin feels today: Failed nerd @ 1:30:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To read more carefully when trying to hack a USB wifi adapter to work with a Mac OS X. I hate you Linksys.

Music Stuck in Head: Harry Potter Theme
Listen to YEM from night two of The Gorge (Phish related).

Stuff to do today:

  • Learn valuable lesson that version numbers can mean different chipsets in Linksys wifi adapters
  • Break down and buy original Airport card on eBay
  • Grumble grumble grumble
  • Research more about automatic photo manipulation via Photoshop droplets
  • Fine-tune actions to work with said droplets
  • Move on to less nerdier topics
  • Continue to mentally prepare self for Phish show this Friday
  • Revisit previous item about nerdy topics

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:30 PM | Tags (8) | concert | linksys | mac | nerd | phish | potter | technology | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


NASA nudged to start exploring advanced technologies again.NASA nudged to start exploring advanced technologies again.

But a National Research Council (NRC) report out Friday calls for the return of the institute, 'formed for the explicit purpose of being an independent source of revolutionary aeronautical and space concepts,' according to its charter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | advanced | elevator | exploration | nasa | shuttle | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 7, 2009

See how well you fare at InfoWorld's technology news quiz.See how well you fare at InfoWorld's technology news quiz.

Not terribly hard but a good distraction from whatever it is you don't want to be doing right now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:52 AM | Tags (3) | quiz | infoworld | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

Robot band obsessed with online popularity.Robot band obsessed with online popularity.

Wow, just like in real life.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | robot | band | online | popularity | robots | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Low-tech hacks can still defeat very high-tech expensive locks.Low-tech hacks can still defeat very high-tech expensive locks.

...they use standard techniques for opening mechanical locks, similar to bumping — where an attacker places a specially-designed key in the keyway and “bumps” it repeatedly with a device until the lock releases.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 12:38 PM | Tags (6) | hacks | lock | locks | lofi | technology | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 23, 2009

Your contact lens can also double as a handy drug dispenser.Your contact lens can also double as a handy drug dispenser.

In lab experiments, the contact lens released approximately 134 micrograms of drug each day for 30 days, enough to block bacterial growth for the duration of the study.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:34 AM | Tags (6) | contacts | dispenser | drugs | lens | science | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Five Epcot rides that predicted the future and how they hold up today.Five Epcot rides that predicted the future and how they hold up today.

I totally forgot all about Horizons and The World of Motion rides. You can probably revisit most of these rides via YouTube (see page 2 of the article for an example).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 2:17 PM | Tags (7) | attractions | disney | epcot | future | nostalgia | rides | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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