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Rumor Roundup: Is Your Battery Spying on You? No More Home Buttons?

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When the Internet runs out of news, it starts making things up. We think this is funny, so we round up all the lies and speculation and put them here. We call it the "Rumor Roundup" and we do it all for you! This week:

Cell Phone Battery Spy
iFixit
  • Is That Sticker on Your Smartphone's Battery a Spying Device?
    What's funny, here, is that people actually think the government would need to attach an device to your phone to spy on your data, instead of just intercepting it as it flies through the air! (You know, like they've been doing for the past decade or so and airplane contrails are mind-controlling mists that's why I wear a tinfoil hat.) [The Blaze]

  • Will the Next-Gen iPhone's Screen Be Flexible?
    Not "flexible" as in "bendable," but as in "easy to make plans with." Like, the screens say they're free for dinner on Wednesday or Tuesday, but they could do Friday, if that's better for everyone else. [Apple Insider]

Old Man Logan
Screen Rant
  • Will the Next Wolverine Movie Be Based on the Old Man Logan Story Arc?
    For those who haven't read it, he sits on the porch of the Jean Grey School, all day, yelling at the New Mutants to "get off my lawn, bub!" That is, until a real boyscout type (Scott) arrives and they go on a grand, "Up"-like adventure. The idea of Wolvie in a cardigan is adorbs, BTW. [Slash Film]

  • Will the Next-Gen iPhone Be 0.2mm Thicker Than the Last Model?
    This'll be hard to sell to consumers, because the only things Americans want thicker are our steaks. Well... problem solved: Make the phone out of steak, and it's an easy sell. [Fortune]

Home Button-Less iPhone
Apple Insider
  • Is Apple Hoping to Remove the Home Button From Its Mobile Devices?
    Looks like, for Apple, you can never go home again! (Pretty sure I've used that joke before, proving that you can go home again... except that it's not a good joke, so maybe you can't. I dunno. Go home, don't... look, it's warm where I am and my brain is melting.) [Apple Insider]

  • Will Windows 10 Be Sold on a USB Stick?
    That way, if you hate Windows 10, you can do some mental acrobatics and convince yourself you just overpaid for a USB stick, instead of another terrible Windows OS. [Forbes]


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2 comments
nestormart
I agree with mrbib, I have been running win10 and have had no issues at all with it. I like the new interface and features.
mrbib
Oh knock off the snide Microsoft jabs. They're doing what makes sense for their user base. I understand that some don't like the Windows 8 Metro/Modern UI, but, once work arounds (like classicshell) are installed, it's faster than Win7 all around. Win 7 itself was quite stable. Win 10 looks promising.
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