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Star Trek Online Boldly Pulls Out of Space Dock

The perfect storm of nerdom known as Star Trek Online went live today. It’s a massively multiplayer online game set in the Star Trek universe (the one that existed before last summer’s rebooted film) that hopes to pick up where the last MMOG based on a beloved sci-fi franchise, Star Wars Galaxies, began to tune out its audience a few …

Harry Potter the Super Bowl Commercial?

Universal Studios is taking its Harry Potter theme park campaign to the Super Bowl with this 30-second peek into the park’s wizarding universe – rumored to cost Universal a stiff $310 million to construct.

The Orlando-based park is set to open this spring, though specifics have been pretty hushed, but here’s what we do know for …

The Daily Dose

Monday, Feb. 1, 2010

Today in Techland: Mike talked with 45 creator Andi Ewington, Peter tells us what he really thinks of the Palm Pre Plus and Steve pushed pause on his favorite scene from Avatar. Check it out.

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

Happy Palindrome Day! Yeah, the date is exactly the same read …

New Lego Harry Potter Trailer: Predictably Cute, But…

WB Interactive Entertainment released a few new screenshots and this trailer for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 today. It looks adorable, but after Lego Star Wars: The Video Game, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure

Southwest Airlines Proclaims Wi-Fi Is On the Way, Fleet-wide in 2012

For whatever reason, I’ve been following in-flight Wi-Fi pretty closely the last few years. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I was on the first commercial flight that had Wi-Fi. The AA flight attendant spilled water on my laptop and nobody told me I needed an adapter for my MacBook. It was joyous. But that was Aircell’s …

Amazon Gets Pissy, Pulls Macmillan Titles

The e-Book pricing wars are upon us.

Having a bit of trouble purchasing a Macmillan published title from Amazon? You’re not the only. Macmillan titles can still be purchased from third party vendors, but you won’t find any shipping from the Amazon warehouse.

According to the NYT, a bitter feud between Amazon and publishers over …

Techland Roundup: The Daily Dose

Friday, Jan. 29, 2010

Today in Techland: We welcomed our uber-talented new contributor Douglas Wolk, who will be Techland’s comic genius. His first post focused on real issues and events that get a comic interpretation. Read it here. We also bestow upon you yet another edition of the award-caliber Techland Show, this time with Steve …

Go Figure: Other Ways To Spend EA’s Super Bowl Ad Money

Electronic Arts is spending big bucks on Super Bowl XLIV, reportedly to air a commercial for their new action game Dante’s Inferno. It’s a risky gamble for EA, one that’s probably not going to pay off considering CBS is charging $2.6 million for a 30-second spot. In gamer terms, here’s what else $2.6 million can buy:

- 200,000,000 …

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