When the Internet runs out of news, they start making things up. We think this is funny, so we round up all the lies and speculation and put them here. We call it "Rumor Roundup" and we do it all for you! This week:
- Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO Will Become Free to Play?
OH at a BioWare's marketing meeting: You know... we could learn a lot from the drug trade! Let's get 'em hooked with a free taste! [UberGizmo]
- Apple to Separate Podcasts from iTunes?
By breaking it out of the pack, Apple has chosen to highlight the podcast! Finally! Validation of the podcast as a legitimate art form! (Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go listen to two guys talk about the Marvel action figues they collect.) [All Things D]
- Google Will Announce a $199 Tablet During Google I/O?
At that price, they're going to have strip a lot of high-end features out — ya know, like a webcam, HD display, hard drive, processor, RAM, etc. (It'll essentially be a picture frame with a photo of an Android OS in it. But it'll come with an actual ice cream sandwich.) [WebProNews]
- iPhone 5 Will Have a Smaller Dock Connector, Relocated Headphone Port?
Every iPhone case make is hissing, "YESSS!" while pumping their fist in the air. Every iPhone case owner is hissing, "FFFFFFF!" while pumping their head against their wall. [WebProNews]
- The First Round of Windows 8 Tablets Will Be WiFi Only?
"Ah!" says Microsoft, "No one has thought of beating the Apple iPad by underdelivering a tablet's specs!" Pretty crafty, Ballmer! [Apple Insider]
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