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Friday: July 8, 2011

Ten reasons why we hate Facebook as presented by puppet comedy duo Glove and Boots.Ten reasons why we hate Facebook as presented by puppet comedy duo Glove and Boots.

And I now have a new favorite show on YouTube. My favorite part of this video probably has to be the gorilla shouting BLOG to start it all off (the origins of which can be traced back to their video called 'What is Blog?'). To view more of Glove and Boots follow along on their channel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 3:34 PM | Tags (10) | boots | comedy | duo | facebook | funny | glove | reasons | social | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


YouTube experimenting with the new design dubbed Cosmic Panda.YouTube experimenting with the new design dubbed Cosmic Panda.

I had a chance to try this out last night and I liked the experience. The new design seems to take a couple cues from Hulu and other video sites by utilizing a darker background to make the video pop more. The other neat thing is that the comments will scroll while keeping the video locked to the top of screen and in view. That is surely a welcome change for those who enjoy reading inane YouTube comments. You can try it out for yourself over yonder.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:00 PM | Tags (9) | cosmic | darker | engadget | experiment | interface | panda | sizes | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 7, 2011

Enemies from Super Mario Brothers re-imagined with some frightening twists.Enemies from Super Mario Brothers re-imagined with some frightening twists.

Always wondered what the enemies from Super Mario Brothers might look like in real life? Artist Mike Puncekar draws some of these awesome (though sometimes a bit creepy) illustrations for your viewing pleasure. Although the link above will point you over to Geekologie, you should have a look at his other amazing work detailed on his website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 11:33 AM | Tags (11) | artist | artsy | creepy | enemies | frighteningly | geekologie | mario | mikepuncekar | reimagined | super | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Hugh Grant: actor and phone hacker vigilante.Hugh Grant: actor and phone hacker vigilante.

The link above which takes you to the BBC site has the contents of this video in which Hugh Grant discusses how we turned the tables on an unsuspecting phone hacker. Phone hacking seems to be just the tip of the iceberg as Grant goes into detail as to the other kinds of nefarious activities that he uncovers. Give this man a deerstalker and a magnifying glass, well done Sherlock.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:04 AM | Tags (12) | bbc | news | hugh | grant | exposed | hacking | phone | digital | hughgrant | video | vigilante | sherlock |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 6, 2011

Facebook gets a healthy dose of Skype and adds a helping of group chat for good measure.Facebook gets a healthy dose of Skype and adds a helping of group chat for good measure.

Good news to those of you who spend all day on Facebook. You now have even more reason to hang out there thanks to the inclusion of video conference calling and group chats. Facebook bills this new feature as 'bringing conversations to life'. I think they would have better served had they gone with my way of marketing it as 'enhanced procrastination'. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:09 PM | Tags (9) | calls | conference | facebook | friends | media | procrastination | skype | social | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nintendo states no interest in bringing games to iPhone or Android.Nintendo states no interest in bringing games to iPhone or Android.

According to AllThingsD Nintendo's stock took a beating after this announcement. From Nintendo's point of view this an obvious move. They make the hardware, they develop games on their hardware. Would you expect to see Apple putting iOS on an Android phone in the near future? If you said yes, proceed to smack yourself in the face. Now do it again.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:49 PM | Tags (9) | nintendo | gaming | apple | iphone | videogames | games | mobile | android | phones |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Square Enix did quite well this year with their multi-million selling titles.Square Enix did quite well this year with their multi-million selling titles.

One of those titles happened to be Final Fantasy XIII, a game that literally makes you literally click one button for ten plus hours and nothing else.  On the flip side, if you manage to stick it out past the twenty hour mark the game begins to get somewhat enjoyable. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:25 PM | Tags (12) | gamasutra | square | enix | record | year | multimillion | titles | finalfantasy | xiii | rpg | gaming | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 17, 2010

YouTube now gets about two billion hits on a daily basis.YouTube now gets about two billion hits on a daily basis.

YouTube has decided to share this information just as they turn a whopping five years old. According to the source article, the first video ever posted to the service can still be found on their site to this day (and you can view it here). Congratulations and a happy birthday, the Interwebs have enjoyed many a rickroll thanks to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:06 AM | Tags (9) | basis | bbc | billion | birthday | daily | hits | interwebs | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


PopCap offers up Mac gaming bundle, get your Peggle and Zuma on.PopCap offers up Mac gaming bundle, get your Peggle and Zuma on.

Got fifty bucks laying around and don't know what to do with it? Why not put it to some mind-numbing addictive casual video game use. As an added bonus some of these games can be quite therapeutic after a long day of work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:56 AM | Tags (11) | bejewled | bundle | games | gaming | mac | peggle | plants | popcap | videogames | zombies | zuma |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Microsoft would like you know that Natal will launch this October.Microsoft would like you know that Natal will launch this October.

Get your imaginary baseballs and soccer balls (anything imaginary will do really) ready because Project Natal will be available for your beloved Xbox 360 this October. Microsoft hasn't nailed down an exact date that month but they think they'll have that ironed out by the time E3 rolls around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:28 AM | Tags (9) | engadget | gaming | invisible | launch | microsoft | natal | project | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The recently announced Nintendo 3DS will have a 2D switch, just in case.The recently announced Nintendo 3DS will have a 2D switch, just in case.

Details about Nintendo's 3D handheld gaming device have been scarce since it was announced  in late March. But the company's president says it will have a feature that lets gamers turn off 3D functionality and play in standard 2D.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:30 AM | Tags (10) | nintendo | videogames | gaming | console | 3ds | 3d | cnet | switch | mario | luigi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Five awesome indie games for the price of... whatever you want.Five awesome indie games for the price of... whatever you want.

Well, this is pretty neat treat for a Monday; you can net yourself five great indie games at whatever price you want and proceeds go to charity (and the devs). I've been hearing great things about these games so this is pretty much a no-brainer for me. And yes, you should pay more than a penny for these.  Thanks to Ant for the heads up.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:28 PM | Tags (10) | aquaria | charity | gaming | gish | indie | lugara | penumbra | platforms | videogames | worldofgoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Video of Conan O'Brien at Google for those who haven't seen it already.Video of Conan O'Brien at Google for those who haven't seen it already.

...ribbing Google VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra about the company's infamous aloofness: 'You guys are so power mad here at Google, You're such entitled A-holes. Hey, Conan's in the area, make him come by... Do a dance.' 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:33 AM | Tags (7) | google | conanobrien | talk | video | tour | visit | headquarters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Teaser trailer for Space Paranoids Online surfaces on the Interwebs.Teaser trailer for Space Paranoids Online surfaces on the Interwebs.

I'm not sure if this is an actual upcoming game or if this is just a viral marketing advert for Tron Legacy. Either way, the concept is pretty cool and I'd most likely end up giving it a whirl should it see the light of day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:23 PM | Tags (9) | gaming | kevinflynn | legacy | movies | online | paranoids | space | tron | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Twenty of the greatest Monty Python sketches for your silly viewing pleasure.Twenty of the greatest Monty Python sketches for your silly viewing pleasure.

Minister: lt's not particularly silly, is it? I mean, the right leg isn't silly at all and the left leg merely does a forward aerial half turn every alternate step. Mr Pudey: Yes, but I think that with Government backing I could make it very silly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 3:41 PM | Tags (6) | classics | comedy | funny | montypython | sketches | videos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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