Getting excited about next week’s Apple media event? Apparently, so are the folks over at Ars Technica, who have spotted the fabled iPad 3 (or is it iPad HD?) lurking in their server logs. Meanwhile, the banners are going up at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center, which means the countdown is on. In the meantime, the weekend is here again, so kick back and soak up the day’s news for this fine Friday, March 2, 2012.