The Daily Dose: April Fools’ Day Edition

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Today in Techland: We still can’t get over today’s casting bombshells: Dweeby Micheal Cera as the Riddler? Charlie Sheen as Lex Luthor? Did Christopher Nolan have a stroke? Thank god we’ve got another literary monster mash-up to look forward to: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Manticore. Bring it on. Later on, we were totally thrilled that Google released it’s new animal translating software. Sinister bunny has been pretty distant lately. Hopefully, you didn’t spend all day prepping your living room for the space needed for PlayStation Move’s upcoming Paperboy game, or waiting on your front porch for your expedited iPad, but just in case…

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

Introducing Lil’ Guildies!: The lovely and talented Felicia Day announced a Guild spinoff series today, named Lil’ Guildies, an animated look at the baby versions of our favorite avatars. Give the opening a look:

I guess it can really happen to anyone: We’re all still upset that something like this can happen to good people.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Mark Shelton, a high school teacher from St. Paul, MN who stared blankly at the page in front of him for several minutes before finally holding it up to his ear. “What does it want from us?”

That’s what I’d like to know.

Nerdy Want:

iCade, the iPad Arcade Cabinet, via ThinkGeek

I Topeka’d this: Today, Google announced that in an attempt to honor the city of Topeka for changing its name to Google, it would return the favor. Starting this morning, Google has officially become Topeka, along with all of its other services. I just hope Topeka Wave isn’t all glitchy.

Well, duh: According to this official news study, the last season of LOST is bound to make LOST fans even more annoying than during previous seasons. Watch this newscast for more:

Google takes the next step in global domination against China: Today, TechCrunch is reporting that Google has made it known that it plans to open a nuclear facility for uranium enrichment in a move to win the proverbial staring contest that erupted with China over censorship issues. With nuclear firepower on its side, Google has the upper hand.

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