Techland Roundup: The Daily Dose

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Wednesday Jan. 20, 2010

Today in Techland: Superman is a dick, Lev seeks out the meaning behind Twilight and Peter brings us the news that PS3′s motion controller won’t be here until the fall. Bummer. The good news? Techland launched its very own YouTube page. You should probably subscribe to it.

Here’s what else going on in nerd news around the Web:

Twilight Gets A Little Graphic. Twilight, The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 will hit stores on March 16, via Yen Press. Entertainment Weekly has a sneak peek and interview with author Stephanie Meyer, who must be reveling in the fact that anything she “Twilights” rakes in millions. (Cue the squealing pre-teens.)

Welcome to Twitter, Bill Gates! Today in Gates’ tweet history: The launch of his new site, Gates Notes. It’s basically his brain, all laid out on the Internet.

Avatar For Haiti. Going to see Avatar again? Maybe instead of giving more money to James Cameron, we should think about giving it to Haiti, or so think the founders of charity site Avatar For Haiti. Donate the worth of a matinee at $10, the IMAX 3D Experience at $17 or IMAX plus snacks at $26. Donations will be given to UNICEF.

Ghostwriter? FX’s “Powers” signs on a new writer. Only problem? They wouldn’t tell use who.

Uh oh, Mr. Cameron. During an Avatar screening in Taiwan, a 42-year-old man suffered a brain hemorrhage and remained unconscious until he died, 11 days later. So sad.

More Super TV. Variety reports that Summit is in the process of developing a TV series based on the sci-fi film Push.

YouTube, the Netflix of Indie Films. That’s right, YouTube is launching its own video streaming rental service for indie flicks, only.

OK Go’s Video Beef. The boys of band OK Go are in a tizzy over the ability to embed their latest music videos. They talk about it with NewTeeVee. Dra-Ma.

Yes, There’s Even An App For That. The White House launched it’s very own app for iPhone and iPod Touch. It’ll even stream live presidential speeches.

Microsoft And Apple? It’s possible according to a new report by Business Week. Apparently Microsoft is in talks with Apple to make Bing available on the iPhone. But so says Peter Ha:  “Bing on the iPhone won’t happen unless MS gives Jobs a huge pile of cash and that isn’t going to happen, so everybody STFU.” There you have it.