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Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010

Today in Techland: Is Dubai something out of a Star Wars planet? It just might be. Will Street Fighter 4 pack much of a punch on the iPhone? Can Invincible save the world … again? Is the Skype app the best thing to happen to Verizon since “Can you hear me now?” Yep.

Just in case you were too busy begging for beads today, we’ve got everything you should have seen, but didn’t. Bon Mardi Gras, techies.

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

To 3D or not to 3D: Hollywood, you’ve become even more annoying as of late. First, you encourage Megan Fox. Now, you think everything and its mother should be released in 3D. The latest 3D nugget of annoyance comes straight from the House of Mouse. Disney plans to release classic Beauty and the Beast in 3D – as it did with Toy Story and Toy Story 2 – but they have yet to set a release date. They also claim (cough–BS–cough) they have no plans of releasing other classics in 3D … yet.

Aww. How Qt: This development software is becoming the link between so many different programs and the devices they run for. Go ahead, go learn something.

James Patterson, comic scribe? Apparently so. Patterson, (author of Alex Cross and Women’s Murder Club) has signed on to pen comic books and graphic novels for IDW. Set to hit stores in May, Patterson’s work will include adaptations and spin-offs of his novels as well as new material.

Yes, yes, yes! Don’t know why I haven’t seen this earlier: Rocketeer John Coker turned his rockets into crayons.

A beautiful sight.

Vlad to be massacred by chain saw: The Hollywood Reporter says Summit has brought on screenwriter Scott Kosar (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the remake) to work on the studio’s upcoming Vlad the Impaler origins script. I’m sure it’ll be a bloody disaster.

I wonder if it’ll be released on the iPad first? According to the NYT, Apple mastermind Steve Jobs will collaborate on the biography to be written about his life. Walter Isaacson the former managing editor of Time magazine and author of two best selling bios of Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, is the man who will put Jobs into print – a medium, strangely enough, Jobs has helped destroy.

Your Daily Dinosaur:

Rave on.

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