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 "Rumor Roundup," and we do it all for you! This week:
- Microsoft Will Add Motion-Sensing Interface to Cars?
Future Rom-Com Movie Plot Contrivance: Protagonist gets a bee in the car, causing her to flail her arms about wildly, which makes the Kar Kinect(TM) dial an ex boyfriend. Eventually, she crashes the car, and the boyfriend comes to her rescue. END OF ACT I. (You are welcome, Hollywood!) [Automobile Mag]
- New Slimmer, Lighter iPad This Summer?
Caving to societal pressures as we enter "swimsuit season", no doubt! [Cult Of Mac]
- iPhone 5 Will Have a Near Field Communications (NFC) Chip in It?
How can I make a W.C. Field Communication Chip joke without a) it seeming forced or b) sounding like I'm an old, old man? I would rather be living in Cupertino. [Forbes]
- James Cameron Will Shoot Avatar 2, 3, and 4 All At Once?
Not hard to do when your only location is "that green room, over there" and all of your actors live inside a hard drive. [Complex]
- Apple Maps Will Have Yelp Check-ins Built In?
Fwew! Just as long as we can still seamlessly overshare, I don't care WHAT app they use! [Bloomberg]
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