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Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

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

Up Front:

Everyone at HP hated Mark Hurd. [TechCrunch]

Gadgets:

Apple’s Apple TV looks as if it’ll be rebranded as the iTV and will only stream 720p video. We’ll see what happens next month. [AOL]

Apple releases iOS 4.0.2 software update to patch PDF exploit.

Sony Ericsson is supposedly working on a PSP Go-like smartphone powered by Android. [AOL]

Gaming:

QuakeCon 2010 Will Be Televised [Kotaku]

Golden…get your head out of the gutter. Activision’s upcoming Goldeneye rehash for the Wii will come bundled with a Golden Classic Controller Pro. [IGN]

Culture:

Captain Kirk’s Life Flashes Before Dying Trekkie’s Eyes [The Onion]

Digg’s Oregon Trail Themed Error Page [Laughing Squid]

40 Kindest & Cruelest Things Ever Said About M. Night Shyamalan [Blastr]

News:

Netflix is forking over $1 billion to secure the rights to films from Paramount Pictures, Lions Gate and MGM. Sweet. [NYT]

Inmates Escape While Guard Plays Plants Vs. Zombies [Seattle PI]

Fox Buying Chronicle, A Superpowered Script From The Son Of John Landis [Slash Film]

AMC Picks Up Thriller TV Series The Killing [Slash Film]

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