Techland Roundup: The Daily Dose

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Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010

Today in Techland: Behold, the Apple tablet is upon us. That’s right. The iPad has landed. Peter brought us all of the details from his seat in Steve Jobs’ audience earlier today including a live-blog of the unveil, a specs sheet, photo gallery and hands-on first look. Check everything out for major water cooler bonus points in the a.m.

And, if you want to be super cool, check out today’s podcast, which is certainly iPad-tastic.

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

DC vs. Marvel. Why on Krypton is DC and Marvel having a ring-off? Both comic publishers have been offering cheap swag per a certain number of purchases in lieu of reassurance that their comics are just darn good.
FIGHT! We could see a reboot of the Mortal Kombat film franchise sometime in the near future via the WB, says MTV. It’s way too soon to speculate about how good it would be because, let’s face it, it’s a bunch of amazing ninjas fighting to the death. It could be awesome. Then again…it could not.

Money matters, folks. Just ask James Cameron. The LA Times reports that director Guy Ritchie will skip his gig directing upcoming film Lobo for Sherlock Holmes 2. The first Holmes installment drug in $389 million dollars, which is why I’m sure is why the studio is salivating for more.

Moving on up. Comcast High-Speed Internet Service will start rolling out IPv6 in 2010, according to the Comcast blog. They go on to say, “The supply of IPv4 addresses is limited and will eventually be exhausted,” citing that they’ve been developing the IPv6 tech for the past 5 years. Cross your fingers for improvement.