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Monday: May 10, 2010

Google just might be your new online travel agent thanks to potential new acquisitions.Google just might be your new online travel agent thanks to potential new acquisitions.

Google also is reportedly in talks to pay $1 billion to acquire ITA Software, which develops fare-shopping software for online travel agencies, airlines and fare-search-only sites, such as Bing Travel and Kayak.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:20 AM | Tags (10) | airlines | fares | google | interesting | kayak | online | shopping | software | travel | usatoday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 8, 2010

Hubble discovers mysertious giant planet orbiting a tiny nearby star.Hubble discovers mysertious giant planet orbiting a tiny nearby star.

The team reports the '2M044144' brown dwarf  possesses a companion about 5-10 times heavier than Jupiter. The companion orbits some 2.25 billion miles from the small star, and must be less than 1 million years old, roughly the age of the brown dwarf.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:13 AM | Tags (6) | dwarf | hubble | jupiter | space | star | usatoday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

Some answers to some very common 3D television questions.Some answers to some very common 3D television questions.

Can I use my current TV? Um, no. You'll have to buy a new 3-D television. In fact, if you bought a 3-D-ready TV in recent years, you're not ready. You'll still need a Mitsubishi 3-DC-1000 converter box. The technology has evolved. The converter boxes run about $100.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:00 AM | Tags (8) | usatoday | questions | answers | 3d | tv | television | converter | box |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Forty-nine states were all recipients of some form of snow this year.Forty-nine states were all recipients of some form of snow this year.

...and can you guess of all fifty states which state was the one that managed to not get any snow? I'll give you a hint: their state fish is called 'humuhumunukunukuapua'a'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:00 AM | Tags (6) | fortynine | hawaii | snow | states | usatoday | weather |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Hubble manages to capture an overly blue view of Saturn.Hubble manages to capture an overly blue view of Saturn.

Aurorae result from charged solar wind particles trapped in a planet's magnetic field striking atoms in the upper atmosphere. Just like Northern Lights on Earth, Saturn sees similar polar light shows as a result.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:01 AM | Tags (11) | hubble | space | saturn | blue | usatoday | aurorae | particles | wind | fields | magnetic | atmosphere |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

Survey finds that television still more popular than the Interwebs for entertainment.Survey finds that television still more popular than the Interwebs for entertainment.

Yes, we all still turn to the television as the ultimate source of diversion. A staggering eighty percent of the survey claim to watch more than ten hours of non-movie television a week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:27 AM | Tags (9) | media | television | usatoday | interwebs | interesting | source | entertainment | survey | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Kellogg would like to warn you about a nationwide Eggo shortage.Kellogg would like to warn you about a nationwide Eggo shortage.

It will take until the middle of 2010 before shelves around the country are stocked at pre-shutdown levels, Charles said. Already customers are noticing near-empty Eggo shelves on the freezer aisle at many grocery stores.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 6:33 AM | Tags (5) | kellogg | eggo | shortage | usatoday | food |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

New study shows that we've had more record highs than lows this decade.New study shows that we've had more record highs than lows this decade.

You can thank climate change for the reason as to why you're wearing a t-shirt in the middle of November. Global warming? What global warming?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:27 AM | Tags (6) | weather | record | highs | lows | usatoday | november |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Want to be a professional eater? Try eating thrity-three burritos in ten minutes.Want to be a professional eater? Try eating thrity-three burritos in ten minutes.

Major League Eating's top-ranked eater is Joey Chestnut, and the 42-year-old Shoudt recently defeated the world champion at a chili spaghetti eating contest.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 8:02 AM | Tags (5) | food | eater | professional | burritos | usatoday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Activision thinking of untethering Guitar Hero from the major consoles?Activision thinking of untethering Guitar Hero from the major consoles?

'I think what the untethered Guitar Hero does is it maybe equals the playing field a little bit more and gives you leverage with first parties on downloadable content and the business model,' says Kotick in the IGN piece.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:12 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | activision | usatoday | consoles | guitarhero | untethered |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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