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Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2010

Today in Techland: Techie Doug offers his thoughts on the upcoming Samsung slate, and what they’ll need to do to prevent a flop. Our fearless leader Peter Ha lets you know just how in Wonderland our Monster Madness bracket is going to work and Evan gives us his log of last week’s GDC: good, bad and the NBA?

It’s LOST night, kiddies! Anyone excited? Good, but first…

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

The holiest of all holy days: James Cameron epic Avatar will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 22, signaling the end of the magic that was Cameron’s technology in the theater. I’m wondering if all of the Avatar lovers will be in tears after being released from Cameron’s 3-story 3D magic spell. Cameron noted last week that releasing a 3D DVD at this point would be silly due to the lack of 3D equipped TV screens. Either way, I’m sure it’ll make another bajillion dollars or so.

Bring on the X-ray specs: The NYT is reporting that Apple has hired Richard DeVaul of AWare Technologies, a tech com that creates wearable technology for the sports wear industry. DeVaul will become a senior prototype scientist at Apple, hopefully working to bring us awesome accessories that shoot lasers.

Some LOSTies found: Charlotte Lewis (Rebecca Mader) and  Kendall (Sheila Kelley) will once again grace the island on tonight’s episode of LOST that airs on ABC at 9 p.m. Wonder if Charlotte has time traveled yet again or if she’s off the island this time?

Inside Disney animator Mark McDonnell’s Sketchbook:

You know, now that you mention it: Kick-Ass director Michael Vaughn wants to know why no filmmaker has adapted sci-fi master scribe Neil Gaiman’s Sandman yet? Excellent question. I nominate Vaughn himself for the job. (Think about the awesomeness for a minute.) Any seconds?

It’s only a matter of time, really: It’s hard for me to continue to read about the harsh Web restrictions in China well frankly because we hear so much about them. But this is interesting. China’s populous edges closer to the lush land of Twitter. Co-found Jack Dorsey says the company is still in negotiations with China to break through that ‘Great Firewall of China.’ Hmm. Good luck.

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