The Daily Dose

Monday, May 10, 2010

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

Updating David Lynch’s Dune: Uber-fan Sasha Burrow is working on an updating the FX of 1984 classic Dune, and now, he’s asking for help.

“Although I am currently working on this by Myself, it’s a large undertaking and if there is anyone interested in helping

Skype Considering Ads To Keep Service Free

This could be a huge blow to Skype users if it turns out to be true. Speaking to the UK’s Telegraph, Skype CEO Josh Silverman says the ads would be “done in a tasteful way.”

Can anyone point out a company that has implemented ads in a tasteful way?

You’d think the recently rolled out subscription rates would entice even …

Ice Cream Shop Uses RFID for Real Time Flavor Availability

Izzy’s Ice Cream in St. Paul, Minnesota, has just implemented an RFID system used to update its available ice cream flavors in store and over the internet in real time. So if you’re wondering if Mocha Chunka Munka Bean (that’s a thing, right?) is in the dipping cabinet, you can find out before you leave work in the middle of the …

Little Big Planet 2 Gets Official, Shipping This Year

MediaMolecule’s wildly popular Little Big Planet is coming back for seconds. The sequel will ship this year with a revamped Popit (“you can bring your characters to life, compose your own music, direct cinematic masterpieces, wire controllers directly in to your contraptions, connect easy to use switches, microchips and circuit boards …

iPads, Xboxes Pressure Democracy, Says Obama

In his commencement speech at Hampton University in Virginia, President Barack Obama set his sights on modern media and a handful of vessels that deliver the news.

“You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank

The Daily Dose

Friday, May 7, 2010

Here’s what else is going on in nerd news around the web. (And by “what else” we mean aside from Iron Man 2.)

This is cute: The first Archie comic ever is online. Check out more here. Archie went by Chick?

[via Geek Orthodox]

Men in Black lll: The third film is set to open in theaters on May 25, 2012. Both

Toshiba Working on 13-inch Laptop That Weighs 2.2 Pounds?

Here’s a quick rumor for you to take into the weekend. Looks like Toshiba may be working on the world’s lightest 13-inch laptop. It’s reported to weigh just 2.2 pounds, feature Intel’s new Core i3/5/7 processors, and come with something called a “super charged ion battery” that’s capable of recharging to 90% capacity within …

Entertainment Roundup: Hollywood for Geeks

Yay! Iron Man 2 opens today.


Mission Impossible 4: It’s been confirmed. Brad Bird will direct the fourth film.

[via Slash Film]

Sorry Tropic Thunder fans: But it looks like there are no plans in the works for a sequel. Iron Man says so.

[via MTV]

Will Pac-Man hit the big screen? Possibly. …

The Daily Dose

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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

LOST fans, take note: LOST co-creators Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof will sit in for a live Q&A session just days before the series finale on Thursday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Moderated by New York Times entertainment editor Lorne Manly, the session …

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